*We are not running a MINIS Program in Spring 2021–sorry. If you have a 1st or 2nd grader who wants to play with us, please sign him up for the Evals for Spring 2021 Teams. 1st and 2nd graders will be placed on the Junior team along with the 3rd and 4th graders.
FCA MINIS is for players in Kindergarten (K), First (1st), and Second (2nd) grades. The Mini season runs from April 6 to May 30. We practice outside twice a week at Wheaton Academy and have five weekend play-dates. I will also take players to 2 one-day, local tournaments, which are a ton of fun!
Practices are held at Wheaton Academy on the turf, from 6 to 7.30p on Mondays and Wednesdays, starting April 6. We have 24 hours total of practice. Players can attend practices as they are able. See the tentative schedule below.
Right now, we have set aside slots for five play-dates. Those at HOME will be at WA on the turf on Saturday mornings (typically around 8a-9a-ish). I will try to keep our AWAY play-dates on Sat morning — possibly with Fox Valley in Naperville, Glen Ellyn PD, and possibly Elmhurst PD. Players can attend play-dates as they are able. I will ask families each week if they are planning to attend the play-date. We’re totally off for Mother’s Day weekend. See the tentative schedule below.
Tournaments are recommended. We will need 10-14 players to field a tournament team. Your player may choose to play in 0, 1, or 2 one-day tournaments. See the tentative schedule below.
Uniform tops are only needed for tournaments and will be provided by FCA — I will hand them out for each game/playdate and collect them after. If your son has an FCA uniform from a previous year, he is welcome to wear it. Any black athletic shorts are fine.
Pinnies will be used for our practices. Any pinnie will do, as long it has a white side and a dark side. We will have pinnies to sell at cost ($10), if your child would like an FCA pinnie.
Equipment — Yes, players need full equipment and a stick. We have handed out most of our loaner equipment sets, but there are affordable options to rent at Tama Lacrosse in Naperville. They also have very nice ‘starter/complete’ sticks for sale. If you want to buy equipment, you can get 20% off at Dick’s on March 14-15 in the Lombard store. Please try on all equipment to make sure it fits comfortably. And, please purchase a stick that has a soft mesh and deep pocket. If you would like recommendations, let Beth know.
Head Coach: Beth Weisenborn (email@example.com)
Assistant Coaches: Steve Meeters
Helpers: Donavan Meeters, Emery Weisenborn, Aiden Weisenborn
Our schedule will be posted in our Team TeamSnap site.
Our TeamSnap page (our current practice/event/play-date schedule will be housed here, as well as our team roster with parent contacts).