We believe in our teams and support each other as family.
JEFF TAMBRONI, PENN STATE
On recruiting multi-sport athletes
“I really believe multi-sport participation increases the athletic I.Q. of players. Players can work individually on developing skills, but being a member of different teams provides opportunities to develop game instincts that produce more athletic players. There are parallels between certain sports, and we’ll look at a player’s athleticism in another sport and project his potential as a lacrosse player.”
Sportsmanship & Your Experience
It is the goal of all coaches and staff in the Perry Hall Rec that you and your child have a great experience. We want to instruct on how to properly play the sport of lacrosse but we also want to instill teamwork, camaraderie, hard work, and most of all fun. We ask all parents and players to be respectful to each other and to opposing teams at all times.
Many of us grew up playing sports when those sports had defined seasons. Lacrosse and Baseball were in the Spring, Soccer and Football were in the Fall, and Basketball and Wrestling were in the winter. Nowadays things have changed, nearly every youth sport offers opportunities to play year round, the size and influence of private clubs have increased exponentially, and many of us are feeling pressure to have our child move to a club and specialize early to because we don't want our kid to be left behind or to miss out on a future opportunity to play at the college level. We have gathered some info on this page to help parents understand the risks of specialization too early and club sports impact on youth sports overall.
5 General Guidance Rules
1) Specialization before age 14 is not recommended.
2) Specialization and overtraining lead to injuries and burnout.
3) The focus of youth sports should be to have fun, develop fundamental skills, relationships, and memories.
4) Being dominant at a young age is not a good predictor of performance in High School or College.
5) It's OK to play in the offseason but kids should have breaks and play other sports too.
Great lacrosse players are built in backyards. Coaches have the kids a few hours a week for a few months of the year. Playing at home is the best way to get better fast and to develop the skills and confidence that will lead to success on the field. A great way for a player to train at home is to use a rebounder or a wall. Catching and throwing are the most fundamental skills in lacrosse. Using the SNYPR app to track reps, create workouts, and compete against teammates keeps it fun and competitive.
“You can never spend too much time on the wall...NEVER”