News and Announcements
Congratulations to the JDF MIDGET A TEAM for organizing an amazing FUNdraiser event held on Victoria Day!
VICTORIA DAY LACROSSE SHOWDOWN ~ Stars of the Past vs. Stars of the Future!
We’re all hoping that this will become an ANNUAL event ~ Thank you for bringing MORE EXCITING Lacrosse to Juan de Fuca Lacrosse and the Westshore!
Thank you to ALL involved! It was great to see smiles everywhere you looked!
If you missed out on the fun check out the link to the news article for more details and some great photos!
Local Celebrity Steve Duffy tells the story of how he became the MC:
Steve Duffy’s Sports Comment For Tuesday, May 20th, 2014
May 20, 2014 7:58 AM from Steve Duffy
While my family and I were holidaying in Mexico’s Mayan Riviera, name-dropping here, we received a Facebook message from Victoria. It basically asked if I’d like to MC a special lacrosse game when we got back.
Well, it took me all of about 1.47 seconds to reply that I’d love to. The game in question was a ‘first.’ The Victoria Day Lacrosse Showdown was billed as Stars of the Past versus Stars of the Future. In this case, it was the Juan de Fuca Midget ‘A’ boys taking on the Victoria Shamrocks Alumni.
Let me say something about these Midget A boys, who are mostly 15 and 16 years old. I took in part of their game on Sunday against arch-rival Saanich. And these kids have a ton of talent already. Watching them play, I almost forgot how young they are, they are THAT good!
And they’re very competitive. They were playing against some legends of the game, and were visibly downhearted when they lost 13-5.
I say to these young men, hold your heads up high, you put on a great show against some of the best who ever played the game.
And what a treat to see the likes of Grant Hamilton, Bill Marachek, Rick Brown, Alton Davis, Marty O’Neill and many others. Involved in the coaching were Tyson Leies and Dave Bremner. For me, it was a huge honour to announce this game, which the organizers say they hope is the first of many. So my many thanks, in particular, to Christine Campbell, for asking me.
It also reminds me that the defending Western Lacrosse Association champion Shamrocks open their 2014 season tonight, in Nanaimo. They’ll then play their home opener this Friday, against those same Timbermen, in Colwood.
I know where I’m going to be that night, and you should be there, too. It’s top-notch entertainment, featuring the best in the world.
That’s my Sports Comment. I’m Steve Duffy.
Camp Rocks is Vancouver Island’s premier lacrosse camp since 1997. Run by veteran pros Fred Jenner and Darren Reisig.
This camp is for younger players looking to have FUN with lacrosse!
August 5th – 8th
Eagle Ridge Field Turf
9:00am – 12:00pm
Ages 5 – 16
See attached flyer for more details
GIRLS Camp Contact:
FOR OUR SPECTATORS!
FAIR PLAY: A Spectator’s Role
Everyone involved in sport, from parents and spectators to athletes, officials and coaches, can and should play a part in promoting fair play. And the easiest way to do this is to lead by example; to always respect the written and unwritten rules of the game. It is also essential to learn how to constructively manage stress so that fair play skills and instincts will not be lost in the heat of competition. Here are some examples of how you can incorporate fair play into your sport or recreation activity.
As a spectator, you set the appropriate tone during competition. You can:
· Avoid ridiculing an athlete for making a mistake during competition. Give positive feedback that motivates and encourages continued effort. Remember that children play sport for their own enjoyment, rather than to entertain others.
· Show respect for the coach and the officials, and their decisions.
· Condemn violence and verbal abuse and express your disapproval of such tactics to coaches and league officials.
· Encourage and applaud fair and skillful plays by all participants.
FAIR PLAY CODES FOR SPECTATORS
1. I will remember that children play sport for their enjoyment. They are not playing to entertain me.
2. I will not have unrealistic expectations. I will remember that child athletes are not miniature professionals and cannot be judged by professional standards.
3. I will respect the officials’ decisions and I will encourage participants to do the same.
4. I will never ridicule an athlete for making a mistake during a competition. I will give positive comments that motivate and encourage continued effort.
5. I will condemn the use of violence in any form and will express my disapproval in an appropriate manner to coaches and league officials.
6. I will show respect for my team’s opponents, because without them, there would be no game.
7. I will not use bad language, nor will I harass athletes, coaches, officials or other spectators.
ZERO TOLERANCE for Abuse of our Officials!
Successful GOLD medal winners at the Captain Cook Tournament!
Way to Go TEAM!