Peterborough Recreation Department will be offering youth clinics outside in small-sided groups on the fields at Adams. Participants will be working on skills through a variety of drills to improve their game. On Thursdays, the evening will be dedicated towards a specific skill each week along with general lacrosse fundamentals. On Sundays, there will be a warm-up and then we will run small-sided, fast paced games (typically 3v3 or 4v4). The clinics provide an opportunity where kids can practice, socialize in a safe environment and have fun in the process. This is a program that should work well for both new players as well as experience players needing to hone their fundamentals and prepare for middle school or high school lacrosse.
This program is being offered for 3rd through 8th graders. Registration is open to both boys and girls. The format we are utilizing works very well for co-ed play but if we have a sufficient number of girls, they may end up as a separate group.
The necessary equipment would be a lacrosse stick, mouth guard, water bottle and breathable facemask or gaiter
Schedule: 2 times/week. Thursday evenings and Sunday afternoons, one hour clinics per session, starting the week of April 25th - June 12th
(No practice the week prior/and including Memorial Day, 5/27 and 5/31)
Thursday evenings at 6:00pm and Sunday afternoons at 2pm
Location: Russell and adjoining softball field at Adams Playground
Skill development coaches will be eligible for a discount
Participants: Min: 10 Max: 30 (subject to change)
Registration Deadline: April 23rd, 4:30pm
Please see guidelines below
We are looking for parent volunteers to help with:
1) Coaching of the Skills and Drills.
2) Screening participants by asking the screening questions and taking temperatures.
The more volunteers we have the more athletes we can have join us.
Guidelines & things to know
Clean Masks will be required to be worn by everyone during the duration of all clinics by athletes and volunteers. Temperatures will be taken and recorded and screening questions will be asked upon arrival.
All clinic participants will need to bring their own equipment, including a stick, mouth guard and cloth mask. The rest of the usual personal equipment is not necessary for this program. Athletes should also bring their own full water bottle & hand sanitizer in a personal equipment bag to each clinic. We will be supplying pinnies for scrimmages.
Equipment bags and backpacks should be placed 6 feet apart. Please stay out of the enclosed spaces such as the dugouts.
During Clinics, parents/guardians and other spectators are encouraged to remain in their cars.
Covid-19 Screening questions:
i. Do you have any of the following symptoms of COVID-19:
1. Fever (a documented temperature of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher) or
are feeling feverish;
2. Respiratory symptoms such as a runny nose, nasal congestion, sore throat,
cough, or shortness of breath;
3. General body symptoms such as muscle aches, chills, and severe fatigue;
4. Gastrointestinal symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea; or
5. Changes in your sense of taste or smell?
ii. Have you been in close contact with someone who is suspected or confirmed
to have had COVID-19 in the past 10 days? (Note: healthcare workers caring for
COVID-19 patients while wearing appropriate personal protective equipment are
not considered to have a close contact exposure and should answer “No” to this
iii. Have you traveled on non-essential travel in the past 10 days outside of New
Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut, or Rhode Island (this
includes any international travel or travel by cruise ship and any domestic travel,
within the US, outside of NH, VT, RI, CT, MA or ME, regardless of the mode of
NOTE: You do NOT need to quarantine for 10 days or get tested for COVID-19 if either of the following apply.
You are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and more than 14 days have passed since you received the second dose of your COVID-19 vaccine.
You have previously tested positive for active COVID-19 infection (by PCR or antigen testing) in the last 90 days (if you had a previous infection that was more than 90 days ago, you must still follow all quarantine requirements).