Be a FAN!!!
An essential part of any successful Lacrosse program is the Fans. We encourage all parents, guardians, family and friends to come out to each game and cheer on the KANGs!
You, the parent, are equally as important to your child's positive lacrosse experience as the coach of the team. In order for your child to get the most out of playing lacrosse, it is important that you do the following
1) Be supportive of your child by giving encouragement and showing an interest in his team. Positive reinforcement encourages learning and fun.
2) Attend games whenever possible. If you cannot attend, ask about your child’s experience, not whether the team won or lost. Some questions that you might ask before asking about the final score include: "Did you try as hard as you could? Did you have fun? Did you learn anything today that might make you a better player in the future?"
3) Be a positive role model by displaying good sportsmanship at all times to coaches, officials, opponents and your child’s teammates. Help us by honoring the game in your behavior as a spectator.
4) Let your child set his own goals and play the game for himself. Be your child’s "home court advantage" by giving him your unconditional support regardless of how well he performs.
5) Let the coach “coach”. Refrain from giving your child advice when he is playing. Use positive reinforcement with your child’s coach. Let the coach know when he or she is doing a good job.
6) Respect the decisions of the referee or umpire. This is an important part of honoring the game. Your child will pay more attention to how you act than to what you say.
7) Read the rulebook. A full understanding of the rules will help you enjoy the game and educate others.
8) Get to know who is in charge. Meet with the leadership of the program, Team parents and grade band representatives. Attend parent meetings, to discuss topics such as cost, practice and game scheduling, insurance coverage, emergency procedures, etc.
9) Get involved! A great way to support your child's lacrosse experience is by becoming a volunteer for the program.
10) Sit back and enjoy the game. Remember, lacrosse is played for FUN.
These Expectations are Taken from US Lacrosse, the governing body for Hs and Youth Lacrosse.
When the stands are full of excited, encouraging and supportive fans, the athletes feel and feed off of the energy. It enhances their confidence and commitment and they are able to dig a little deeper and give the game their all.
You can also wear your Kang Pride by visiting the Team Store to buy your favorite Kang Gear.