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Boys Junior and Senior Tryouts - Hockey Parent Information
 
We are aware that Avon Youth Hockey (ACFYHA) is holding next season's tryouts for A/A1, 3/14 to 3/17 and B/C, 3/21 to 3/23.   Our lacrosse tryout dates are unchanged.  The hockey program has graciously agreed that if you are affected by a hockey conflict on 3/21, 3/22, or 3/23 that your son should attend our lacrosse tryout on your respective date; and that attending the lacrosse tryout will have no bearing on your son's hockey placement.  
 
Please e-mail the hockey tryout coordinator, Russ Barrett at , if your son is unable to attend their B/C hockey tryout in lieu of lacrosse, so he can make necessary provisions.  
 

2016 Boys General Tryout Information

Reason for Boys' tryouts

  • Our goal is to assign your son to the team that optimizes their continued development (e.g., Spanish I or Spanish II based on current, not eventual fluency
  • Consistent with our League, we are required to field at least one A and one B team in our Boys Jr and Sr Divisions
  • In some years, we have enough players to field two B teams in a Division

 

Evaluation criteria

  • A or B team current fluency is based on two primary criteria

     1.       Previous season evaluation 

     2.       Indoor tryout evaluation

 

  • Per US Lacrosse, 'Areas of Evaluation' are:

     1.      Technical:  passing, catching, dodging, shooting, ground balls, off-hand, etc.

      2.      Tactical:  how a player performs in game or scrimmage situations, moving the ball, moving off ball, team defense, team   offense, transition

     3.      Approach:  effort, hustle, attitude, etc.

     4.      Physical:  speed, quickness, agility, size

     5.      School Grade:  higher grade within Division is a consideration for players of equal ability

     6.      Positional:  players are evaluated at their chosen position relative to their peers; balancing the number of position players per team is also a consideration

     7.      Commitment to Lacrosse:  At AYL we believe in the evidence that suggest that the best athletes play multiple sports and do not specialize in one sport over all others at a young age.    While recognizing and supporting that philosopy whole-heartedly, if all things are equal we recognize commitment to lacrosse.  For instance, did the player play fall ball or winter lacrosse, or attend lacrosse camps?

 

Preparing your son

  • Parents play a huge role in this process 
  • There are three overarching themes we would urge you to consider reinforcing with your child as the tryouts approach:
  1. Try your best and give 100% effort throughout
  2. I'm proud of you for working so hard at this; and 
  3. No matter what the outcome is, you know I love you 

 

2016 AYL Tryouts Times & Locations

Boys Jr and Sr Teams

Jr's

5:30-7:00pm

*Due to facility constraints, parents are asked to drop their kids off at 5:00 pm and return at the end of tryouts at 7:00 pm to pick up their kids

3/18 and 3/22

Courtside Sports Center in Harwinton located at  517 Burlington Rd, Harwinton, CT 06791

 

Sr's

5:30-7:00pm

*Due to facility constraints, parents are asked to drop their kids off at 5:00 pm and return at the end of tryouts at 7:00 pm to pick up their kids

3/21 and 3/23

Courtside Sports Center in Harwinton located at  517 Burlington Rd, Harwinton, CT 06791

 

IF YOUR SON IS UNABLE TO ATTEND ANY OF THE ABOVE DATES, PLEASE COPY AND PASTE THE FORM BELOW INTO AN EMAIL, FILL OUT THE PLAYER INFORMATION, AND SEND TO GREG BROWN (TRYOUT COORDINATOR)
gregbrowngreg@gmail.com

Avon Youth Lacrosse

Notification of Tryout Absence

 

 

Player name: _________________________________________________

 

Parent or guardian contact:

         

          Name: __________________________________________________

          Phone: __________________________________________________

          Email: ___________________________________________________

 

Tryout date(s) the player will miss: ___________________________

 

Junior Tryouts are Fri 3/18 & Tues 3/22

 

Senior Tryouts are Mon 3/21 & Wed 3/23

 

Reason for absence: __________________________________________

 

Est. date of return (if injured): ________________________________

 

 

If you have any questions, please contact our Tryout Coordinator, Greg Brown at gregbrowngreg@gmail.com.  We will contact you with appropriate next steps.