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"Monday Fast Break" Newsletter - 7/9/18
posted 07/09/2018


 
Happy Monday, Vipers Nation!
 
A few reminders and updates for you:
 
  • Summer Wall Ball Challenge
    • Our "Summer Wall Ball Challenge" is a free program that rewards Vipers players for hitting the wall and working on their stick skills over the Summer
    • Hit the wall, get better, and win some cool goodies at the same time!
      • Awesome "Hit The Wall" lacrosse shirt
      • Drawing for a $100 & $200 gift certificates to a store of your choice (Dick's, SportStop, etc)
    • Click here for details
 
  • "Super Summer League" (local) - July session starts tonight (Mon, July 9)
    • A fast-paced, "lots of touches" combination of the favorite games and drills of lacrosse players everywhere
    • The 60-minute format each night will consist of stickwork3x lacrossespeed lacrosse, contests for prizes, and more!
      • Full protective gear is required for this program
    • Two sessions are available:
      • June program - June 4, 11, 18, 25 (Mondays) - FULL
      • July program - July 9, 16, 23, 30 (Mondays)
    • Click here for details
 
  • "Intro to Lacrosse" (local) - July session starts tonight (Mon, July 9)
    • Perfect for your friends who want to try lacrosse for the first time - no equipment needed!
    • Two sessions are available:
      • June program - June 4, 11, 18, 25 (Mondays) - FULL
      • July program - July 9, 16, 23, 30 (Mondays)
    • Click here for details
    • Spread the word to your friends!
 
  • NEW! - "Grow The Game" drawing winner for our June programs!
    • Thank you to everyone who referred new players:
      • Joanie Deatrich, Kristin Kelly, Renee Brunsting, Tricia Diehl, Mason Kingery, Allison Schwab, Gil Payne, Kathy Murphy, Parker Pytluk, Kye Mascarenas, Jeff Laugel, and Christine Chase
    • Congratulations to our drawing winner:
      • Joanie Deatrich - $100 in Dick's Sporting Goods certificates
    • Click here for more info on our "Grow The Game" (refer a player!) recognition program
 
  • NEW! - Colorado Mammoth Lacrosse Clinics - July 14/21
    • The Colorado Mammoth are partnering with the Fort Collins Night Owls to host box lacrosse clinics (for beginner to advanced players) at Loveland Sports Park on July 14/21
      • Cost is $25 for one day or $45 for both days (includes instruction from a Mammoth Player, 1 Mammoth T-Shirt and 1 Mammoth Game Ticket)
      • If you have any questions, please contact Brad Self (Brad.Self@ColoradoMammoth.com)
    • Click here to register
 
  • NEW! - Fort Collins Night Owls Box Lacrosse Clinic - August 18
    • The Fort Collins Night Owls and RBLL-Colorado are excited to present a youth box lacrosse clinic at the Budweiser Events Center on Aug 18 from 2-6 pm:
      • Coached by current RBLL semi-pro box lacrosse players and former NLL pro players (participants will be taught proper box lacrosse techniques, skills, and strategy)
      • Youth players will receive admission to both semi-pro games at 11:30 am and 7:30 pm featuring the Fort Collins Night Owls!
      • Open to ages 7-18 (players will be grouped by age accordingly)
      • Cost is $50 per player
      • $10 at the door includes spectator admission for the clinic and both semi-pro games
    • Click here to register (then click on the clinic tab on the homepage)
 
  • Denver Outlaws Ticket Special
    • For July 22 home game
    • Reserved and Premium tickets are available for $15 and $20 through this ticket special
    • Ticketmaster fees are only about 10% with this link (instead of the usual 50%) - huge savings!
 
  • Havoc girls 1st-8th grade summer camp
    • July 23-26, 9-12:30, Rocky Mountain High School, 1st-8th grade, all abilities
    • Cost is $125 per player (bring a buddy and each player receives 25% discount / registration requires buddy's name)
    • Click here for details
 
  • Vipers Calendar
 
If you have any questions/feedback, please send them to us at 
 
Go Vipers!
 
 
Thank you to our fantastic sponsors!
Presenting Sponsors - OtterCares Foundation
Platinum Sponsors - Meyer Natural Foods
OneSeven Advisors | The Stick Rack
[Want to sponsor us? Click here for more info!]
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Summer Wall Ball Challenge
posted 06/22/2018


 
Summer Wall Ball Challenge
 
Our "Summer Wall Ball Challenge" is a free program that rewards Vipers players for hitting the wall and working on their stick skills over the Summer. Hit the wall, get better, and win some cool goodies at the same time!
 
  • Open to:
  • Prizes:
    • Base Level:
      • Awesome "Hit The Wall" lacrosse shirt
    • Intermediate Level:
      • Awesome "Hit The Wall" lacrosse shirt
      • Drawing for a $100 gift certificate to a store of your choice (Dick's, SportStop, etc)
    • Advanced Level:
      • Awesome "Hit The Wall" lacrosse shirt
      • Drawing for a $100 gift certificate to a store of your choice (Dick's, SportStop, etc)
      • Drawing for a $200 gift certificate to a store of your choice (Dick's, SportStop, etc)
  • Deadlines:
    • Player registration deadline - July 6
    • Video submission deadline - August 3
    • Date of drawing - August 10
    • Shirt pickup date (estimated delivery date) - August 24
  • Wall Ball Challenge Details:
    • Description:
      • Stand 5 yards from the wall (no creeping in):
        • Stand sideways to the wall (do not be square to the wall) - video example
        • Helmet and gloves must be worn
        • 1 ball in your stick, 2 extra balls at your feet
      • Count your catches:
        • Count the total # of RIGHT-handed catches in 30 seconds (pass right, catch right):
          • Drops do not count
        • [Rest for 30 seconds]
        • Count the total # of LEFT-handed catches in 30 seconds (pass left, catch left):
          • Drops do not count
        • NOTE: Goalies test with dominant hand for the entire 60 seconds
      • Your wall ball score (aka, "skill level") is the sum of the above two numbers
    • Video Requirements:
      • Challenge must be videotaped from start to end with no breaks in the recording (no editing)
      • Video must be from the side of the player (not from behind the player):
        • Both the wall and the player must be visible in the video
    • Submission of video:
      • Upload your video (youtube, vimeo, box, dropbox, google drive, one drive, etc)
      • Email your link to 
  • Skill Levels:
    • Scroll down to review skill level targets
  • Questions?
    • If you have any questions, please email us at 
  • Registration:
    • Click here to register
 
 
Skill Levels
 
Short Stick
 
Base Level
Intermediate
Advanced
Kindergarten
12
14
16
1st Grade
14
16
18
2nd Grade
16
18
20
3rd Grade
18
20
22
4th Grade
20
23
25
5th Grade
22
25
28
6th Grade
25
28
31
7th Grade
28
31
34
8th Grade
31
35
38
Long Pole
 
Base Level
Intermediate
Advanced
K-4th Grade
NA
NA
NA
5th Grade
18
21
23
6th Grade
20
23
25
7th Grade
22
25
28
8th Grade
25
28
31
Goalie Stick
 
Base Level
Intermediate
Advanced
K-4th Grade
NA
NA
NA
5th Grade
20
23
25
6th Grade
22
25
28
7th Grade
25
28
31
8th Grade
28
32
35
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"Super Summer League" - June & July
posted 04/26/2018


 
Super Summer League
 
- Full protective gear is required for this program -
 
Our Super Summer League features an awesome "lots of touches" combination of the favorite games and drills of lacrosse players everywhere! The fast-paced, 60-minute format each night will consist of:
  • Stickwork (10 minutes)*
  • 3x lacrosse (10 minutes)*
    • Continuous 3v2's on a 3'x3' goal (using tennis balls)
    • Will do wonders for your ball handling skills
    • Click here for testimonials from pro lacrosse players and coaches
  • Speed lacrosse (10 minutes)*
    • Full-field version of 3x lacrosse (on a small field)
    • Click here for a description
  • Cool drill of the day! (10 minutes)#
    • West Genny, tag 4v3's, sideways 3v2, etc
  • Scrimmage (15 minutes)#
    • 4v4, 5v5, etc
  • Contest for prizes! (5 minutes)
 
* = helmet/gloves required
# = full protective gear required
 
Players of similar skill level/age/size will be grouped together each night. New groups will be formed each week, so it's no problem if you need to miss a night due to a schedule conflict. Come when you can and have a great time with us this summer!
 
Please note that this program is for experienced players (suggested for those who have played at least 1 year and/or have proficient passing/catching skills).
 
  • Dates:
    • June program - June 4, 11, 18, 25 (Mondays)
    • July program - July 9, 16, 23, 30 (Mondays)
  • Time:
    • 6:30-7:30 pm
  • Location:
    • NEW LOCATION - Preston Middle School (4901 Corbett Dr, FoCo) (Fossil Ridge High School (5400 Ziegler Rd, Fort Collins, CO)
    • On the fenced-in grass field north of the school
  • Open to:
  • "Grow The Game - Refer A Player!"
    • Refer a new player to our program and you'll be entered in our drawing for a $100 StringKing Complete lacrosse stick or $100 in Dick's Sporting Goods certificates (click here for details)
    • Thank you for growing the game!
  • Required equipment:
    • Stick, helmet, gloves, shoulder pads, elbow pads, cup, mouth guard, and water bottle
    • Where to get lacrosse gear - see our Equipment Guide
  • Cost:
    • June program:
      • $45 if registered by May 30 ($55 after)
    • July program:
      • $45 if registered by July 4 ($55 after)
  • Refunds:
    • $25 cancellation fee before first session
    • No refunds after first session
  • Questions?
    • If you have any questions, please email us at 
  • Registration:
    • June program - click here to register - FULL
    • July program - click here to register
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"Intro to Lacrosse" - June & July
posted 04/26/2018


 
"Intro to Lacrosse"
 
- For K-8th graders new to lacrosse -
 
Lacrosse is the fastest-growing sport in America because it's such a blast to play, and our "Intro to Lacrosse" program is a great way to experience what all the fun and excitement is about.
 
You'll learn the essential skills of lacrosse – cradling, passing, catching, shooting, groundballs, and dodging – along with the key concepts of offense and defense, all in a fun and encouraging environment. We use a no-contact form of lacrosse (using tennis balls), so no protective gear is necessary (mouth guards are suggested).
 
Come join us at one of our upcoming "Intro to Lacrosse" programs and discover what you've been missing out on!
 
  • Dates:
    • June program - June 4, 11, 18, 25 (Mondays)
    • July program - July 9, 16, 23, 30 (Mondays)
  • Time:
    • 5:30-6:25 pm
  • Where:
    • NEW LOCATION - Preston Middle School (4901 Corbett Dr, FoCo) (Fossil Ridge High School (5400 Ziegler Rd, Fort Collins, CO)
    • On the fenced-in grass field north of the school
  • Open to:
    • K-8th graders
  • "Grow The Game - Refer A Player!"
    • Refer a new player to our program and you'll be entered in our drawing for a $100 StringKing Complete lacrosse stick or $100 in Dick's Sporting Goods certificates (click here for details)
    • Thank you for growing the game!
  • Equipment:
    • This is a non-contact program, so no protective gear is needed
    • Mouth guards are suggested!
    • Lacrosse sticks will be provided
  • Cost:
    • June program:
      • $35 if registered by May 30 ($45 after)
    • July program:
      • $35 if registered by July 4 ($45 after)
  • Refunds:
    • $25 cancellation fee before first session
    • No refunds after first session
  • Questions?
    • If you have any questions, please email us at 
  • Registration:
    • June program - click here to register - FULL
    • July program - click here to register
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