I have a number of updates for everyone. Please remember that our website address is thehillslacrosse.org for a number of the updates below and to register.
#1. Our fall merchandise that was ordered is in and available for pickup and the stuff looks great!. Items can be picked up at Pete Brady's house 10 Sage Dr Warren tomorrow Sunday December 14th from 4pm to 9pm, Monday December 15th from 8pm to 10pm and Tuesday December 16th from 8pm to 10pm. If these times don't work for you please contact Pete at email@example.com or on his cell 973-879-5238.
#2. We have uploaded the Spring 2015 practice schedule for the turf fields onto our website to help everyone with their planning. Please remember that some games will be played on different days than the assigned practices. Also note that although the weekday practice times say 5pm to 8pm we will not be practicing for that long. That is the time we have the fields and the coaches will choose which portion of that period to use. The weekend practice times are correct. We do not anticipate practice days changing after the grass fields open.
#3. Hard to believe but there is only 1 month left until registration closes for the Spring season. Registration is closing on January 15th so please take the time to register soon.There will be a $50 mandatory late fee for any late registrations that are accepted. We would love to have a bunch of new players this season as well so please spread the word to your friends and your children's friends so that we can grow the game.
#4. I have posted the letter from Cascade on our website about what you need to do if your son is playing w a Cascade R helmet in order for it to be allowed for use this spring. Please be aware that we will not allow any boy to play this Spring with a Cascade R helmet that has not been modified and certified safe.
#5. Our 15% discount at Modell's is still ongoing thru the end of the year. below is the link to the coupon. If you are having trouble accessing the pdf, please email Pete Brady at firstname.lastname@example.org or call his cell at 973-879-5238 and he will send it to you directly. Here is the link: https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?ui=2&ik=794338ffd1&view=att&th=14a302a74e4b97e7&attid=0.1&disp=inline&safe=1&zw
As always, if you have any questions or issues please let us know. Feel free to call Pete Brady at 973-879-5238 or email him email@example.com
Cascade has reached a solution for the Cascade R Helmet
Here is the letter from Cascade on what owners of the Cascade R need to do to get the helmet certified as safe:
Cascade Lacrosse has reached an agreement with the National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE) on a solution for the recently decertified Cascade R helmet.
The solution will involve a simple modification to Cascade R helmets currently in the marketplace. NOCSAE has accepted the solution. Cascade's data confirms the helmet, as modified by this solution, meets NOCSAE certification standards. For NOCSAE certification purposes, the modified helmet is treated as a new model, identified as the Cascade R-M, although it will continue to be marketed by Cascade under the Cascade R name. Moving forward all newly manufactured Cascade R-M helmets will be certified as meeting the NOCSAE standards. A tamper-resistant sticker will be placed on all modified helmets as well as on newly manufactured Cascade R-M helmets to differentiate them from non-certified Cascade R models. Model R helmets that have not been ofifcially modified by Cascade do not meet NOCSAE standards and certification will remain void.
Cascade will make the modification to existing helmets at its Liverpool, N.Y. facility beginning December 16, 2014. The modification will be free of charge for consumers and retailers, including shipping.
"We are extremely pleased that Cascade and NOCSAE have reached an agreement to modify existing Cascade R helmets and put helmets back in play for our loyal customers," said Tim Ellsworth, Global Business Director, Cascade Lacrosse. "We have been working closely with NOCSAE and will work diligently to ensure that all Cascade R helmets returned are modified as quickly as possible. We thank everyone for their patience and support."
To fully reinstate the NOCSAE license, which was suspended in conjunction with the R model decertification, Cascade is cooperating with a review by NOCSAE of certification data for all of its models, and is having a third-party audit of Cascade's quality assurance and quality control (QA/QC) processes.
Cascade is currently finalizing its own internal audit and expects the third-party QA/QC audit to be completed by December 18, 2014. NOCSAE will partially reinstate Cascade's license agreement for the production of new Cascade R-M helmets upon demonstratiion of satisfactory audit results fr its QA/QC processes. The license agreement will be fully restored for other Cascade models upon demonstrating that such models certified by Cascade are supported by necessary data.
Cascade is also currently reviewing test results for all of its lacrosse helmets to ensure they meet both Cascade and NOCSAE standards.
We want to make sure all of our members are aware that 2 specific lacrosse helmets are no longer certified as safety compliant and will not be allowed to be used by children in our program:
US Lacrosse, the national governing body for men’s and women’s lacrosse, has been notified by NOCSAE (National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment) that two lacrosse helmet models currently available in the marketplace -- the Cascade Model R and the Warrior Regulator -- do not meet the NOCSAE helmet standard, ND041.
NOCSAE’s public statement, available in its entirety at www.nocsae.org, says that the organization made its determination following an independent investigation and evaluation of the two helmets, including a review of each manufacturer’s internal testing and quality control data. As a result, NOCSAE has voided the manufacturer’s certification of compliance, for all manufacturing dates, for the two helmet models.
Rules written by US Lacrosse, the NCAA and the NFHS (National Federation of State High School Associations) mandate that all helmets must meet NOCSAE standards and be NOCSAE certified. Both models had previously been certified by the manufacturers as being compliant with the NOCSAE standard.
NOCSAE’s statement adds that both Cascade and Warrior have been notified of these conclusions by NOCSAE, and have indicated that they are working to address the issue.
Consumers seeking further information about these two helmet models are advised to contact the manufacturers directly: Cascade (1-800-537-1702); Warrior (1-800-968-7845).
Hills Lacrosse is excited to announce that we have partnered w Modell's to give all of our members 15% off nearly all items at any Modell's in NJ from 11/21st until 1/1/15.
The PDF with the coupon should have been sent to your email and is also available below. Just bring the coupon with you to any Modell's in NJ starting on 11/21st and you will receive 15% off of your entire order. This is not specific to lacrosse items, it is good for all sports and apparel with some exceptions (Under Armour is exempt for example).
If you did not receive the email please contact Pete Brady at firstname.lastname@example.org or 973-879-5238 and he will resend you the PDF.
Hills Lacrosse would like to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving and Holiday Season and we hope that this discount comes in handy.
Hills Lacrosse would like to congratulate Hills Lacrosse Alumni Ryan Cunningham on being named High School All American and Hills Lacrosse Alumni Lindsey Carroll and Kelsey Reed for their participation in the High School Girls Lacrosse National Tournament.
The Hills Lacrosse Club operates on a non-profit basis, and is open for participation to children in the Watchung Hills Regional High School sending district, ages 5 to 14.
We work with young athletes to teach the fundamentals of Lacrosse with a strong emphasis on sportsmanship and personal development. Our goal is to provide participants with an athletic environment that:
Fosters Social Abilities
Develops Important Life Skills
Rewards Persistance & Dedication
The Hills Lacrosse Club
PO Box 4543
Warren, NJ 07059