We're in the home stretch of the offseason now, with only a month or so until we're slated to go outside. Feels strange to say on the heels of another storm and a yard full of slush and snow, but it'll come. In the interim, below are some updates and information on evals, teams, schedules, and the Dartmouth game.
Evaluation Results & Team Selection
We know everyone is eager to find out what team they made, but several of the age groups just finished evaluations last week, and there are still a few age/gender groups who have some decisions to make. There is a tremendous amount of work that goes into these evaluations, so the board works hard to make sure kids are in the best place for them to grow as players. We can't give you a date for when teams will be announced, but know that we're working as fast as we can to compile the results and choose the teams.
Practice Dates & Times
The second-most-asked question we get is around practice times. First we have evals, then we select teams. At the same time, coaches are selected. Once this is locked in, coaches are polled for their preferred practice days/times, and then our scheduler has to match those requests up against the field availability we have from the town. That's typically not done until late March, and your coach will reach out with the final schedule then.
Calling 1st/2nd grade boys and 5th/6th grade girls!
We are technically done with our travel evaluations, but after careful thought and consideration, we're opening up registration for 1st/2nd grade boys to fill up our Rec program, as well as 5th/6th grade girls to add a second team at that level. No experience is necessary at either level! Visit www.bedfordcannons.org to register ASAP!
March 23rd Dartmouth vs Harvard
We are still taking registrations for Cannons Day at the Dartmouth vs Harvard game up in Hanover. Tickets are free, but we ask that you register so we can tell them how many people are coming. Registration link can be found here: https://bedfordcannonslacrosse.sportngin.com/register/form/946091218?_ga=2.219251033.1549900092.1552360360-1614886687.1548213416
Skills Session Update
Skills sessions have been going great, and it's good to see so many kids getting better each week. Please note that there will be no skills on March 26th or 27th due to a boat and RV show at the Sportsplex. Indoor skills are scheduled to go until 4/9 and 4/10, after which we can hopefully go outdoors.