Lacrosse - Girls Varsity
2013 Girls Varsity Lacrosse
Kinkaid Girls Lacrosse
As a program, our goal is to create an environment where student-athletes are able to grow as leaders, followers, competitors and teammates. Success will be achieved when we take risks, learn from mistakes, and control “the controlables” (effort, attitude, coachability, sportsmanship). It is the coaches’ responsibility that every lacrosse student-athlete graduates with an understanding, respect and appreciation for the sport.
Importance of the Off-Season
Lacrosse is unlike many sports in Texas -- there is currently a huge lack of youth programs, camps, clinics and club teams so it’s important that each player take it upon themselves in the off-season to find ways to improve and play. One of the best ways to improve is to use our brand new Kinkaid Lacrosse Wall Ball, a place where both boys and girls lacrosse players can safely hone their stick skills with minimal space, year-round.
The Kinkaid coaching staff will be dedicated to working with student-athletes and passionate about what they do each and every day during the season. Every coach is responsible for planning practices to include some level of stick work, footwork, rules integration, and strategy. The lacrosse coaching staff will be role models and set the bar for sportsmanship, respect, and teamwork.
The varsity team will focus on team development during the spring season. Daily focus will be paid to positional development skills involving, shooting, footwork, ball movement, and strategy. Team offenses will be include both offensive plays and sets based on player personnel. Team defenses will be more intricate than other levels of the program, involving both man to man concepts, zone defenses, doubling, sliding and communication. Goalie training will remain a pivotal piece and special attention will be focused on goalie development skills each week including clears, communication, angles, 8-meter shots, out of crease play and techniques/footwork. Team chemistry and trust will be important in developing early in the season and carrying throughout the spring. Once every few years the varsity team may travel out of state to play games, practice, and participate in team bonding. Commitment in the off-season to improve individual will be highly recommended to improve individual skills such as camps, clinics, tournaments, use of the wall ball and shooting.