Who is Tigard Lacrosse?
Tigard Lacrosse Club (TLC) formed in 2008 and held our inaugural season in the spring of 2009. TLC is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting youth lacrosse in the community of Tigard, Oregon. TLC provides financial and organizational support, and acts as the liaison with the other lacrosse communities at the local, state, and national levels. TLC primarily works with boys and girls ranging from 1st through22th grade within the Tigard School District boundary.
What is lacrosse?
Wikipedia defines modern lacrosse as:
“… a full contact team sport played using a solid rubber ball and long handled racket called a crosse or lacrosse stick. The head of the crosse has a loose net strung into it that allows the player to hold the lacrosse ball. Offensively the object of the game is to use the lacrosse stick to catch, carry, and pass the ball in an effort to score by ultimately hurling the ball into an opponent’s goal. Defensively the object is to keep the opposing team from scoring and to dispossess them of the ball through the use of stick checking and body contact.”
Invented by the Native Americans, lacrosse served several different purposes. The sport was used for conflict resolution, the training of young warriors, and as a religious ritual. Games could be played on a pitch over a mile wide and sometimes lasted for days. Early lacrosse balls were made out of deerskin, clay, stone, and sometimes wood.
Who can play?
All boys and girls in 1st to 12th grade living in the Tigard School District boundaries are eligible to play on teams supported by Tigard Lacrosse Club (TLC). We strongly encourage all children to participate, regardless if they attend public/private schools or are home-schooled. High school teams will have tryouts to place players and cuts may be possible.
How is the game played?
Play starts at the midfield with a “face-off” (boys) or a “draw” (girls). Once a team has possession of the ball it is moved toward the opponent’s goal by running and passing. A point is made when the ball is thrown into the opponent’s goal using the crosse. Lacrosse has many similarities to soccer, hockey, and basketball. There are different field dimensions and number of players for girls and boys lacrosse. It also can vary by age of the players, with the younger players using smaller fields and fewer players.
There are usually 10 players on the field – 3 defenders, 3 midfielders, 3 attackers, and a goalie. The field is 110 yards long and 60 yards wide, roughly the same as a football field, with the goals placed 80 yards apart. Many times the younger ages will have 8 players, using one less defender and attacker, and playing on a slightly shorter field. Play lasts for 45 – 60 minutes, depending upon age. It can be divided into quarters or halves.
There are up to 12 players on the field. The overall field dimensions are flexible. The field is between 110 and 140 yards long and between 60 and 70 yards wide. The goals are placed between 90 and 100 yards apart. Until recently there were no hard boundaries so the natural terrain was used in many cases. Play lasts for 50 minutes divided into halves, with a 10 minute half-time.
When is the lacrosse season and how much time will it take?
For youth, the season starts in early March and runs through May into early June. Practices are an hour and a half long two to three days a week depending on the age and are held at local area grade and middle schools. For 3rd and 4th grade boys, games will typically be held during the week. For 5th-8th grade boys, games will typically be held during the week and on Saturday. For girls, games are typically held on Saturday. The games will be held in various locations throughout the area, including Tigard, Lake Oswego, Sherwood, Oregon City, Tualatin, and Beaverton. For high school, the season starts in February and can run through May. There may also be an optional jamboree or tournament on a Saturday or Sunday.
What will my child need to play?
You will need to provide a medical release form signed by your child’s doctor showing he/she is fit to play lacrosse. The equipment needed depends upon whether your child is a boy or girl. Boy’s lacrosse, unlike Girl’s lacrosse, is a full contact sport so more equipment is needed.
mouth guard, lacrosse stick, cleats, goggles
Equipment is available as a package through many local retailers including Bigfoot Lacrosse and Chopstix Lacrosse. The cost of equipment necessary to play is separate from the registration cost. While it can vary, boy’s starter packages begin at approximately $200. Girl’s equipment is quite a bit less. The lacrosse stick is typically not included in the package. The same equipment can typically be used for 2 or more years, thus minimizing the annual cost.
How much is the registration fee, and what do I get for that?
For youth, the TLC registration fees vary.
Grades 1 & 2: $40
Boys Grades 3-8: $80
Girls Grades 3-8: $40
High School Girls: $240
High School Boys: $240
These fees cover the following but is not limited to:
- Uniforms (jersey and shorts)
- Supplies (balls, cones, paint, goal nets)
- Field equipment (first aid kits, horns, goalie gear, etc.)
- Coach development (training course and/or material)
- Field rentals
- For high school, costs include the above in addition to:
What can I do to help?
There are many opportunities to help support lacrosse and your child. TLC is always looking for coaches at all grade levels, team parents, timers, board members, and other volunteers.
Bedford Youth Lacrosse ~ “Each child is good at something that the team needs”Early spring training for some of the youngest members of Bedford Youth Lacrosse
Young BYL laxmen with the BHS varsity squad
Twenty-four years after its establishment, Bedford Youth Lacrosse (BYL) has reached a milestone.
The Bedford High School girls’ varsity battled all the way to the MIAA sectional finals before losing to eventual state champion Dover-Sherborn. That means the team, at its division level, was among the eight best in the state. And several of those student-athletes are alumnae of BYL.
Sarah Kohler, director of BYL girls’ programs, said younger players were inspired. “We had our first and second graders making signs. They look up to these older girls like they’re heroes.” Ryan Fitzgerald, Kohler’s counterpart for boys’ teams, noted that several BYL eighth-graders will be vying for spots on the BHS varsity next spring.
Bedford Youth Lacrosse administers teams for some 160 girls and boys in grades 1-8. The growth among younger players has been explosive in recent years.
“I am particularly proud to see numbers that are pretty equal. That’s the experience kids are having in our town and that’s a tribute to the parent volunteers and the leadership,” Kohler commented. “What we are seeing now are the rewards that come from hard work – the work that was put in starting when those kids were in first grade.”
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Andy Kinch, BYL president for the past three years, has eight years of coaching experience. “The goal is to teach them the great game of lacrosse and the skills they need to develop,” Kinch said. “It’s a fast-paced game and it’s a lot of fun. It’s really rewarding.”
“What we’re seeing in Bedford is not a Bedford phenomenon. The sport has been accelerating in popularity,” Kohler observed. “The piece that is exciting to me is to look at the success of this year’s team and recognize that Bedford is part of this phenomenon.”
“When you look at the number of sports kids have to choose from and how dedicated and focused they have to be to reach this level of success, our kids are right there with other towns.”
Kohler said the high school athletes—girls and boys—are “providing opportunities for younger children to learn from them and be guided by them. That has become a strength of the program overall and that reflects well on the community.”
There’s a learning curve for a sport that is still relatively new on the local agenda. Indeed, one purpose of the BYL, according to its bylaws, is “To develop, promote and provide opportunities for coaches and officials to receive training on the rules and skills of lacrosse… to enable coaches and officials to serve as positive role models for boys and girls participating in the sport…”
Kinch explained that for first- and second-grade players, the goal is to learn basic skills: to scoop, pass, catch, control the ball, shoot on goal. “Little kids don’t think twice — they just ask, ‘What do I do?’” Kohler said.
“You can see steady progression as they get older,” Kinch continued. “By the time they reach middle school, they really become masters to be able to handle the ball, set up offense, and play really great defense.”
Fitzgerald observed, “As families discover the sport in town, kids tell their friends. We hope to bring them in at the youngest age but we are happy to bring in kids at any age.” Kinch noted, “I have had girls who have been with the program since grade one or two. Then others pick it up in a couple of years. With skill development, they catch up. We are trying to welcome as many as possible and encourage them to play and become a part of a team.”
Kohler pointed out that in lacrosse, “different positions pull from different skillsets and strengths of the athletes.” This makes it easier for participants “to find success in a position on the field and fuels their confidence. So much of the game is played by people who don’t have the ball, by moving people out of the zone or defending. So when kids do try it they find that they like it even if they don’t have all of the skillsets. Each child is good at something that the team needs.’
Chris Rucker, BYL director of marketing, stressed the value of a “great team atmosphere. You really have to have camaraderie for your team to be successful, and that’s one thing Bedford Youth Lacrosse has been able to do.”
Rucker, who comes from a professional lacrosse background, noted that the sport originated with Native Americans. Nationally, Kinch observed, the sport continues to grow and gain visibility. As a kid in Texas, he said, he perceived lacrosse as a mid-Atlantic phenomenon (the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame and Museum is in Maryland). Now it has penetrated not only Texas but also the South and the West Coast. At the high school level, Rucker said, “We live in a traditional lacrosse hotbed.”
All of the Bedford Youth Lacrosse teams play intertown schedules only. When first-graders travel to a nearby town, it “whets their appetite as young athletes,” Kohler said. The teams are affiliated with the Massachusetts Bay Girls Lacrosse League and the Massachusetts Youth Lacrosse League. Beginning with fifth grade, there are select teams that play a higher level of competition.
As the level of play grows, some of the rules diverge between boys’ and girls’ lacrosse. “The boys’ game is a lot more physical,” Rucker explained. Boys’ teams comprise 10 players while girls field 12. Both numbers include the goalie. The field dimensions are slightly smaller for the boys’ game
“Boys wear helmets, shoulder pads, elbow pads, and gloves. The boys’ game is more like hockey and the girls more like soccer in the amount of physicality.” He added, “There are girls that might be interested in doing that.”
Rucker emphasized that BYL “makes a conscious effort to make it as affordable as possible,” and the cost of equipment should not be a deterrent to participating.
This year “is our first foray into a kind of a consistent off-season. So there will be BYL events until the start of the season in March,” Kinch noted. Added Rucker, “Parents are asking what can we do to play the sport year-round.”
Still, Kohler pointed out, “One of the things we recognize at the youth level is how important it is for kids to play multiple sports and not choose too early. So we want kids to experience without having to choose. This allows us to grow the program and keep the interest while still having kids participate in other sports as part of their youth experience.”
This year was the first of what it is hoped will be annual Battles of Bedford. Rucker said the match was between the seventh and eighth-grade boys’ teams of Bedford, MA, and Bedford, NH. Beginning next year, he said, it is hoped that the rivalry will include boys’ and girls’ teams at various age levels, played at alternating sites. “Events like that raise our profile with the town.”
Mike Rosenberg can be reached at [email protected], or 781-983-1763
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- Emerald Park (Emerald Aerial Map PDF) / (Emerald Field Dimensions (PDF)) – The Emerald Park fields are reserved exclusivity for youth activities, however, this does not limit adult pick-up games and general passive recreation within the park. Fields include 3+ multi-use fields (soccer, lacrosse, etc.) and 4 youth baseball fields. Park Amenities: Drinking Fountain, Bathrooms, Playground
- Howelsen Park Complex (Howelsen Aerial Map PDF) – The Howelsen complex fields are suitable for youth and adult programming. Fields include 4 softball fields. Park Amenities: Drinking Fountains, Bathrooms, Playground, Sand Volleyball Courts, Tennis Courts, and more.
- Ski Town Park (Ski Town Aerial Map PDF) / (Ski Town Field Dimensions (PDF)) – The Ski Town fields are suitable for youth and adult programming. Fields 2 full size multi-use fields (soccer, lax, etc.) and 2 youth baseball diamonds. Park Amenities: Drinking Fountains, Port-o-Potties, Shelter
- Whistler Park (Whistler Aerial Map PDF) / (Whistler Field Dimensions (PDF)) – The Whistler Park fields are suitable for youth and adult programming. Fields include 2 full size multi-use fields (soccer, lax, etc.). Park Amenities: Playgrounds, Drinking Fountains, Bathrooms
- Memorial Park (Memorial Aerial Map PDF) / (Memorial Field Dimensions (PDF)) – The Memorial fields are suitable for youth and adult programming. Fields include 2 smaller sized multi-use fields (or one full size) (soccer, lax, etc.). Park Amenities: Port-o-Potties
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Officially, this tournament is more than 40 years old, unofficially – even more. Since 1977, on the initiative of the USSR Hockey Federation and the Czechoslovak Hockey Union, the World Youth Championship has been held by the International Hockey Federation (IIHF). These competitions have existed before, until 1977 there were three tournaments that had the status of unofficial world championships. And all three were won by the Soviet Union team. And since 1977, the World Championship has had the status of an official IIHF tournament.
The first professional ice hockey team was created in 1904 in Canada, at the same time hockey players switched to the “six on six” game system. The standard size of the site was set – 56 × 26 m, which has changed little since then.
2013 – Ufa (Russia)
The Ice Hockey World Championship among youth teams started in Ufa on December 26, 2012 and lasted 11 days. The matches were held at two ice arenas – Ufa-Arena and the Sports Palace. The first was built specifically for the MFM.The complex consists of two ice rinks: the main one for 8,070 spectators and the small one for 640 spectators. On the ground floor there are recreation rooms for athletes and coaches, a box for the judges’ corps, a sauna, a massage room, a skate sharpening room, a garage for two ice-filling machines, a medical examination and doping control room. The arena consists of four tiers. Between the second and fourth are VIP boxes, wheelchair spaces, commentary booths, press boxes and a restaurant.Ufa-Arena is not only a high-quality sports venue, but also a concert venue; Russian and foreign stars perform here.
Since 1994, Rene Fasel has been the President of the IIHF. He recently announced that he plans to leave his post in 2020, at the end of his term of office, and will not go to the election of the head of the organization.
K MFM The Palace of Sports in Ufa, built in 1967, has experienced a rebirth. A new roof was installed here, technologies and materials were applied to achieve the “warm in the stands – cool on the ice” format.By the way, the same standard was laid down during the construction of the Ufa Arena, which was recognized as one of the best in the country. The renovation has also affected the rooms under the stands. Changing rooms, showers, commentary booths, judges and other rooms were all equipped to the IIHF standards. The appearance of the palace has also radically changed. The usual front side made of multi-colored glass has been replaced by a modern facade with the use of the latest finishing materials.
2014 – Malmö (Sweden)
The main arena of the 38th World Youth Hockey Championship, held from December 26, 2013 to January 5, 2014, was Malmö Arena.It was opened on November 6, 2008. The total area of the arena is 51 thousand square meters. There are 20 fast food shops on the territory, there is a restaurant area for 3,250 seats, the width of the inner corridors of the arena is 22.5 m. The capacity of the stands at sporting events is about 13 thousand spectators. During concerts and other events – up to 15.5 thousand people. The arena contains 72 boxes.
Malmö Arena hosts the home games of the Malmö Redhawks, replacing their former home stadium, Malmö Isstadion.Stars such as Britney Spears, Bob Dylan, Ulf Lundell, Cliff Richard, Rammstein, Lady Gaga, Judas Priest perform here, and the semifinals of the Swedish national song contest Melodifestivalen have been held for 4 years in a row. Eurovision 2013 was held on the arena. The stadium shares its name with a large local economic association that owns the Internet domain of the same name.
Anniversary championships were held: 5 – in Germany, in the city of Augsburg, 10 – in Canada, 15 – in Canada, 20 – in the USA, 25 – in Russia, 30 – in Canada, 35 – in the USA, 40 – in Finland.
2015 – Toronto and Montreal (Canada)
This 39th IIHF World Youth Championship was held from December 26, 2014 to January 5, 2015. It is noteworthy that the tournament was timed to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the Ice Hockey Federation of Canada.
Bell Center and Air Canada Center (today it is Scotiabank Arena) are the arenas of the tournament. The multifunctional Scotiabank Arena opened in 1996 and is considered one of the busiest in the world today. She is located in Toronto. Its area is 62 thousand sq.m². The owner is Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Ltd. It is the home arena for the Toronto Maple Leafs (National Hockey League), Toronto Raptors (National Basketball Association) and Toronto Rock (National Lacrosse League). In 2000, the arena hosted the NHL All-Star Game, and in 2016 the NBA All-Star Game. The arena also hosted the World Cup of Hockey in 2004 and 2016, the matches of the World Ice Hockey Championship among youth teams in 2015 and 2017. In addition, various grandiose show programs are regularly held here.From 1999 to 2018, the arena was called Air Canada Center, and from July 1, 2018 it changed its name to Scotiabank Arena.
“Bell Center” (fr. Le Center Bell ) is a sports complex in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It is the home arena for the Montreal Canadiens team of the National Hockey League. Since its inception, the Bell Center has been one of the busiest arenas in the world. So, in 2007 it was the busiest in Canada, the second in North America and the fifth in the world. It is also the largest in the NHL and the loudest.
Members of the IIHF are national hockey organizations from 76 countries. 53 national federations take part in the competitions of men’s teams, 39 participate in women’s competitions.
2016 –Helsinki (Finland)
The 40th World Ice Hockey Championship among youth teams was held in the capital of Finland, Helsinki. Dates: from December 26, 2015 to January 5, 2016.
The Hartwall Arena and the Helsinki Ice Palace became the arenas of the tournament.The Finnish press calls the Hartwall Arena the Helsinki Arena. It is a large multi-purpose indoor arena located in Helsinki. The construction of the stadium was timed to coincide with the 1997 Ice Hockey World Championship. The arena’s capacity during hockey competitions is 13,506 people. The building is elliptical, 153 m long and 123 m wide. Belongs to Russian businessmen Gennady Timchenko and the Rotenberg brothers.
Hartwall is the home ground for the Jokerit team. In 1997, 2003 and 2012, the stadium hosted the Ice Hockey World Championship.It is also the permanent venue for the Finnish Championships as well as many other major events. In addition, Hartwall is a permanent concert venue. The stars of Finnish and foreign pop and rock music perform here. In 2007, the stadium hosted Eurovision.
Ice Palace “Helsinki” was opened on October 1, 1966. This indoor arena, together with the Olympic Stadium, Sonera Stadium and several football pitches, forms an integral sports complex practically in the center of the Finnish capital.The palace accommodates 8.2 thousand spectators. The arena is used as a home arena, primarily for ice hockey games by the HIFK team, playing in the SM League – the top division of the Finnish ice hockey championship. Until the opening of the arena, Hartwall was the main ice stadium for all kinds of sports competitions, and was also used as a concert venue. Today it also hosts various concerts, conferences, exhibitions and sporting events.
In the USSR, the World Youth Championship was held three times.Leningrad became the venue twice: in 1974 – the first unofficial championship – and in 1983, and once in Moscow (1988). Russia hosted the championship – 2 times (2001 – Moscow, Podolsk, 2013 – Ufa).
2017 – Montreal and Toronto (Canada)
The 2017 World Youth Championship was hosted by the Canadian cities of Montreal and Toronto. The arenas for the tournament were the Bell Center and Air Canada Center palaces, where the National Hockey League clubs Montreal Canadiens and Toronto Maple Leafs play.In the preliminary stage, Group A matches were held at Bell Center, while Group B matches were held at Air Canada Center. The quarterfinals were held in both arenas. Semifinals and games for medals were accepted only by Montreal.
2018 – Buffalo (USA)
The 2018 World Youth Ice Hockey Championship was held in Buffalo. The arenas for the youth ice hockey world championship are the Kibank Center and Harbor Center palaces. Moreover, they did not have to be built specifically for the championship. Kibank Center is a multifunctional indoor arena, opened on September 21, 1996.The arena is home to the NHL’s Buffalo Sabers. Its capacity is 18 690 people. The arena is located in downtown – the business center of the city, quite small in size. The building rises above the banks of the Buffalo River.
Harbor Center is a mixed use project developed by Pegula Sports and Entertainment. The building occupies a full 1.7-acre city block, formerly known as Webster’s Block, directly opposite and connected to KeyBank and Canalside Center. The building is also located near the southern terminus of the Erie Canal metro station (Metro Rail).The building has retail and restaurant facilities, a 205-room Buffalo Marriott HarborCenter boutique hotel, and two ice hockey rinks.
The preliminary round match between the national teams of the USA and Canada took place on the open ice rink of the New Era Field football stadium. This stadium was opened in August 1973. Initially, it accommodated more than 80 thousand spectators, but after a number of renovations the capacity dropped to 71,870 people.
At the championship, our team won first place 13 times, became a silver medalist 12 times, and won a bronze medal 10 times.In total, our team has 35 awards. For the entire period of the championship, only 7 times did not enter the championship prize-winners.
In 2019, the 43rd World Youth Hockey Championship will be held in the Canadian cities of Vancouver and Victoria from December 26, 2018 to January 5, 2019. This tournament will be the second in the history of Vancouver and the first in the history of Victoria.
Youth teams are admitted to the championship: the age of hockey players must not exceed 20 years.
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The Russian youth team for the 6th time in 29 years failed to win the World Championship medals. 4th place is the result that secures the status of one of the worst in domestic hockey for Igor Larionov’s team. Instead of being sad about it, Sport24 talks about the best hockey players on the Russian national team in Edmonton.
At the MFM: 7 matches, 2 (1 + 1) pointsGetty Images
This season was the best in his career for a pupil of Tver hockey.Even during the reign of the coronavirus in SKA, when the leadership was forced to flirt with the main team of young people, Kirsanov really amazed. The way this defender jumped from the MHL to the KHL impressed everyone. Kirill immediately became one of the main defenders of the team and played an average of twenty minutes per match. In his third match in the KHL against Novosibirsk “Siberia”, he generally spent 24 (!) Minutes on the ice and, by a margin, became the most playing hockey player of that meeting. Imagination is striking not so much how the young guy’s body coped with such a load at the KHL level, but how exactly Kirsanov acted in these matches.Confidently, without rude blunders and excitement.
At the Youth World Cup, Kirill, despite the fact that he is inferior to most players in age, became one of the best defenders of our team, striking with prudence and calmness. Kirsanov works well under pressure, without panic and making the right decisions. Just look at how playfully our defender, due to footwork and competent body movement, left the Swedish forwards.
Yes, sometimes the SKA defender flirts and loses his position in the defense zone, but this is more the exception than the rule.The culture of the pass, the vision of the court and the understanding of the game – all this is also in Kirill’s arsenal.
In texture, manner of playing and skating, Kirsanov resembles the early Ivan Provorov. And his goal to the same Swedes was as important as it was beautiful.
At the MFM: 7 matches, 3 (0 + 3) pointsGetty Images
An important assessment of the Avangard defenders’ performance at the tournament is his recognition as the best defender of our team. Chistyakov was still one of the leading defenders of the Russian team in juniors, but now he has raised the bar of his game even higher.As in the case of Kirsanov, Chistyakov’s progress is directly related to his game in the KHL. From the very beginning of the championship, Bob Hartley regularly trusted the young player, and he repaid the head coach in full for his trust.
At the MFM Chistyakov was the most solid defender of our team. The first pass, the majority, great skating, getting out of the pressure, the speed of decision-making – everything is at the highest level. And even Fetisov noted his pass to Ponomarev in the quarterfinals against the German national team.
Chistyakov finished second in the team in terms of playing time on the court, playing on average 21 minutes per match, and also became one of the few defenders of our national team who finished the tournament with a positive indicator of utility.
At the MFM: 7 matches, 3 (3 + 0) pointsGetty Images
Ponomarev, like Kirsanov, was one year younger than his rivals and teammates. But the age difference did not prevent the Chauvinigan striker from becoming the best sniper of our national team and one of its few bright spots.
While Podkolzin and Amirov were spending their ammunition in the match with the Austrians, Ponomarev scored extremely important goals for the team: Vasily scored a double in the starting meeting with the Americans and an elegantly executed impromptu bullet in the quarterfinals.In such a situation, one does not even want to think what would have happened if Larionov had not taken a promising center to the tournament.
Despite the functions of the center of the fourth link in this tournament and innate versatility, we can confidently state that for the next youth World Cup the Russian national team has a good center for the top 6. Yes, Ponomarev has enough flaws. In particular, at the last tournament, he clearly lacked physics, which sometimes had a critical impact on the dynamics of the entire trio. However, the pupil of the Zelenograd “Orbit” showed himself well on the spot (52% of the won face-offs) and was a versatile striker, capable of both closing the minority and playing smartly in the game.
At the MFM: 7 matches, 2 (1 + 1) pointsGetty Images
Unlike the aforementioned players who have played for national teams more than once in their age, Bardakov’s game became a real revelation for many … Zakhar became a kind of engine of the national team and was one of the few who fought in every shift. At some point, even the impression was created that Bardakov deliberately moved away from Larionov’s tactics: the Vityaz forward climbed the goal, played without rent, occupied someone else’s penny and was unstoppable in the fight in the corners of the court.