Saturday, May 6, 2017
Welcome Jamboree Guests!
The Southington Lacrosse Association welcomes you to the 2017 Southington Lacrosse Ken Vilar Memorial Jamboree!
Coaches, Players and Parents:
Our jamboree will be paperless this year so please be sure to share this email with Tourney Machine Information with your team/families ahead of time. Field maps and Schedules will also be posted for all to check.
Please note - Pets are NOT ALLOWED on the school grounds, as well as charcoal or gas grills. Please understand that this is a rule we must enforce for insurance purposes. Please be sure to share this rule with your parents because every year we upset many parents who have driven a long way and now have to keep their dog in the car for the day.
Games are being held in two locations, Southington High School (Fields 1-5) and DePaolo Middle School (Fields 6-9).
Senior and Junior Girls will play at Southington High School.
Bantam Girls will play at DePaolo Middle School.
When you check your schedule, make sure to check the top to see the location where your team will be playing. Your coach can check in at that location and your team will remain there for the day -- you will NOT have games at both locations.
The address for each location is:
Southington High School, 720 Pleasant Street, Southington, CT 06489
DePaolo Middle School – 385 Pleasant Street, Southington, CT 06489
SHS TURF FIELD -- Some games may be played on the high school's turf field. The following rules must be strictly adhered to:
1) Only coaches and players are allowed on the turf. Spectators must stick to the stands.
2) Only water is allowed on the turf - no food, gatorade, or any beverage other than water. Save the snacks and flavored beverages for after the games.
3) No seeds, nuts, gum, metal or glass containers.
4) No Metal Cleats.
All teams (head coaches) should check-in upon arrival at the check-in tent located at the entrance of the jamboree and provide the name and cell phone number of the head coach. Both locations will have a check-in tent. Please check in at the school/location where you will play. Your team will be given a garbage bag at check in. Please urge your team to respect our fields and properly get rid of their trash. *PLEASE NOTE: THE HIGH SCHOOL CHECK IN WILL NOT BE AT THE GATE ON PLEASANT STREET. ATTENDEES SHOULD ENTER THROUGH THE GATES BY THE VO-AG BUILDING/TENNIS COURTS. THERE IS A PARKING LOT THERE FOR HANDICAPPED PARKING AND DROP OFF ONLY.
This year we are using Tourney Machine to provide an electronic version of our scheduling.
The format for the events will be as follows:
- Each team will play 4 games.
- We will start promptly at the scheduled times.
- Each game will start with a single LONG HORN BLAST.
- Each game will end with two HORN BLASTS.
- The games will be 25 minute running time, with NO half time.
- There will be 5 minutes between each game to allow for teams to get on and off the fields
Our jamboree games are all played with NEW USL rules.
Seniors and Juniors will play a modified checking, 12 on 12.
Bantams will play no checking 8 on 8.
While we hope you find the competition challenging, first and foremost we want this event to be fun for all of your players and parents.
Remember we play rain or shine. In the event of lightning we will suspend play and ask that everyone take shelter. Returning to your cars may be the best place to wait. Games will resume 30 minutes after the last lightning is observed. We will resume play with the games that are scheduled at the time the lightning delay ends.
Parking is available in the front parking lot of Southington High School and in the DePaolo Middle School parking lots. Please remind parents to adhere to NO PARKING restrictions as they are strictly enforced.
During the event, we will have medics on-site located at a marked “Medic” tent by the vendor booths.
We will have vendors as well as the fine dining from our Southington High School Lacrosse Booster Club Food Tent. The menu for the day will be located on our website www.southingtonlacrosse.org & on Tourney Machine . Again this year we will have our Hot Shot Booth and a disc jockey providing music!
Also - visit the Fine Designs Apparel Booth where we will have our annual tournament logo which can be put on many different types of apparel. Additional lacrosse items will be available at the check in booth. Credit cards will be accepted at both locations!
ONE LAST REMINDER, AS WE ARE PLAYING ON A TOWN FIELD, PETS AND GRILLS ARE NOT ALLOWED AT THIS EVENT. If someone does bring a pet, we must turn your pet away and we don't want to see your pet have to stay in the car for the day.
Thank you for attending our jamboree - we look forward to seeing all of your teams on Saturday!
Southington Lacrosse Jamboree Committee Members