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Wednesday July 8, 2020
12:00 AM - 12:00 PM    5K, 3K, & 1K Trail Runs at Hard'ack - No registration required
WE ARE BACK!!! People have been asking and we figured it was about time to kick off the trail running series for the rest of the summer. This year the series is going to look a little bit different than it has in the past. To avoid gathering crowds we will set up the course and encourage people to get out and run it each week. For people who don't want to run or would like to bring your kids, walking is encouraged as well. Each Friday we will post on our Facebook page asking who ran/ walked and what their time was or for a picture if you chose not to time yourself. Participants will be asked to post a picture of themselves on the trail, before or after. Comment that picture on our Facebook post for your chance to win a local gift card!!!Right now there is only 1 course set up. That course is marked by orange field paint on the ground. There is a start/ finish line in the back fields and there are arrows sending your out and bringing your back. The course with the orange arrows is 1.8 miles (3k). We are working on clearing all the single track area to set up another course. Summary- 1 course set up marked by orange field paint arrows on the ground (1.8 miles)- Course has the same start and finish line. - Orange arrow course is only on the wider cross country trails - Run the course any day that week and post a picture on our Facebook status Friday for your chance to win a local gift card. - If you don't want to run, bring your kids for a nice walk- No registration requiredPhoto Credit: Stina Booth
 
Thursday July 9, 2020
12:00 AM - 12:00 PM    5K, 3K, & 1K Trail Runs at Hard'ack - No registration required
WE ARE BACK!!! People have been asking and we figured it was about time to kick off the trail running series for the rest of the summer. This year the series is going to look a little bit different than it has in the past. To avoid gathering crowds we will set up the course and encourage people to get out and run it each week. For people who don't want to run or would like to bring your kids, walking is encouraged as well. Each Friday we will post on our Facebook page asking who ran/ walked and what their time was or for a picture if you chose not to time yourself. Participants will be asked to post a picture of themselves on the trail, before or after. Comment that picture on our Facebook post for your chance to win a local gift card!!!Right now there is only 1 course set up. That course is marked by orange field paint on the ground. There is a start/ finish line in the back fields and there are arrows sending your out and bringing your back. The course with the orange arrows is 1.8 miles (3k). We are working on clearing all the single track area to set up another course. Summary- 1 course set up marked by orange field paint arrows on the ground (1.8 miles)- Course has the same start and finish line. - Orange arrow course is only on the wider cross country trails - Run the course any day that week and post a picture on our Facebook status Friday for your chance to win a local gift card. - If you don't want to run, bring your kids for a nice walk- No registration requiredPhoto Credit: Stina Booth
 
Friday July 10, 2020
12:00 AM - 12:00 PM    5K, 3K, & 1K Trail Runs at Hard'ack - No registration required
WE ARE BACK!!! People have been asking and we figured it was about time to kick off the trail running series for the rest of the summer. This year the series is going to look a little bit different than it has in the past. To avoid gathering crowds we will set up the course and encourage people to get out and run it each week. For people who don't want to run or would like to bring your kids, walking is encouraged as well. Each Friday we will post on our Facebook page asking who ran/ walked and what their time was or for a picture if you chose not to time yourself. Participants will be asked to post a picture of themselves on the trail, before or after. Comment that picture on our Facebook post for your chance to win a local gift card!!!Right now there is only 1 course set up. That course is marked by orange field paint on the ground. There is a start/ finish line in the back fields and there are arrows sending your out and bringing your back. The course with the orange arrows is 1.8 miles (3k). We are working on clearing all the single track area to set up another course. Summary- 1 course set up marked by orange field paint arrows on the ground (1.8 miles)- Course has the same start and finish line. - Orange arrow course is only on the wider cross country trails - Run the course any day that week and post a picture on our Facebook status Friday for your chance to win a local gift card. - If you don't want to run, bring your kids for a nice walk- No registration requiredPhoto Credit: Stina Booth
 
Saturday July 11, 2020
12:00 AM - 12:00 PM    5K, 3K, & 1K Trail Runs at Hard'ack - No registration required
WE ARE BACK!!! People have been asking and we figured it was about time to kick off the trail running series for the rest of the summer. This year the series is going to look a little bit different than it has in the past. To avoid gathering crowds we will set up the course and encourage people to get out and run it each week. For people who don't want to run or would like to bring your kids, walking is encouraged as well. Each Friday we will post on our Facebook page asking who ran/ walked and what their time was or for a picture if you chose not to time yourself. Participants will be asked to post a picture of themselves on the trail, before or after. Comment that picture on our Facebook post for your chance to win a local gift card!!!Right now there is only 1 course set up. That course is marked by orange field paint on the ground. There is a start/ finish line in the back fields and there are arrows sending your out and bringing your back. The course with the orange arrows is 1.8 miles (3k). We are working on clearing all the single track area to set up another course. Summary- 1 course set up marked by orange field paint arrows on the ground (1.8 miles)- Course has the same start and finish line. - Orange arrow course is only on the wider cross country trails - Run the course any day that week and post a picture on our Facebook status Friday for your chance to win a local gift card. - If you don't want to run, bring your kids for a nice walk- No registration requiredPhoto Credit: Stina Booth
 
Sunday July 12, 2020
12:00 AM - 12:00 PM    5K, 3K, & 1K Trail Runs at Hard'ack - No registration required
WE ARE BACK!!! People have been asking and we figured it was about time to kick off the trail running series for the rest of the summer. This year the series is going to look a little bit different than it has in the past. To avoid gathering crowds we will set up the course and encourage people to get out and run it each week. For people who don't want to run or would like to bring your kids, walking is encouraged as well. Each Friday we will post on our Facebook page asking who ran/ walked and what their time was or for a picture if you chose not to time yourself. Participants will be asked to post a picture of themselves on the trail, before or after. Comment that picture on our Facebook post for your chance to win a local gift card!!!Right now there is only 1 course set up. That course is marked by orange field paint on the ground. There is a start/ finish line in the back fields and there are arrows sending your out and bringing your back. The course with the orange arrows is 1.8 miles (3k). We are working on clearing all the single track area to set up another course. Summary- 1 course set up marked by orange field paint arrows on the ground (1.8 miles)- Course has the same start and finish line. - Orange arrow course is only on the wider cross country trails - Run the course any day that week and post a picture on our Facebook status Friday for your chance to win a local gift card. - If you don't want to run, bring your kids for a nice walk- No registration requiredPhoto Credit: Stina Booth
 
Monday July 13, 2020
12:00 AM - 12:00 PM    5K, 3K, & 1K Trail Runs at Hard'ack - No registration required
WE ARE BACK!!! People have been asking and we figured it was about time to kick off the trail running series for the rest of the summer. This year the series is going to look a little bit different than it has in the past. To avoid gathering crowds we will set up the course and encourage people to get out and run it each week. For people who don't want to run or would like to bring your kids, walking is encouraged as well. Each Friday we will post on our Facebook page asking who ran/ walked and what their time was or for a picture if you chose not to time yourself. Participants will be asked to post a picture of themselves on the trail, before or after. Comment that picture on our Facebook post for your chance to win a local gift card!!!Right now there is only 1 course set up. That course is marked by orange field paint on the ground. There is a start/ finish line in the back fields and there are arrows sending your out and bringing your back. The course with the orange arrows is 1.8 miles (3k). We are working on clearing all the single track area to set up another course. Summary- 1 course set up marked by orange field paint arrows on the ground (1.8 miles)- Course has the same start and finish line. - Orange arrow course is only on the wider cross country trails - Run the course any day that week and post a picture on our Facebook status Friday for your chance to win a local gift card. - If you don't want to run, bring your kids for a nice walk- No registration requiredPhoto Credit: Stina Booth
 
Tuesday July 14, 2020
12:00 AM - 12:00 PM    5K, 3K, & 1K Trail Runs at Hard'ack - No registration required
WE ARE BACK!!! People have been asking and we figured it was about time to kick off the trail running series for the rest of the summer. This year the series is going to look a little bit different than it has in the past. To avoid gathering crowds we will set up the course and encourage people to get out and run it each week. For people who don't want to run or would like to bring your kids, walking is encouraged as well. Each Friday we will post on our Facebook page asking who ran/ walked and what their time was or for a picture if you chose not to time yourself. Participants will be asked to post a picture of themselves on the trail, before or after. Comment that picture on our Facebook post for your chance to win a local gift card!!!Right now there is only 1 course set up. That course is marked by orange field paint on the ground. There is a start/ finish line in the back fields and there are arrows sending your out and bringing your back. The course with the orange arrows is 1.8 miles (3k). We are working on clearing all the single track area to set up another course. Summary- 1 course set up marked by orange field paint arrows on the ground (1.8 miles)- Course has the same start and finish line. - Orange arrow course is only on the wider cross country trails - Run the course any day that week and post a picture on our Facebook status Friday for your chance to win a local gift card. - If you don't want to run, bring your kids for a nice walk- No registration requiredPhoto Credit: Stina Booth
 
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM    Phantoms Lacrosse - Summer Lax Mini Camp
PHANTOMS SUMMER MINI CAMP 2020July 14th - August 6th Tuesdays and Thursdays for a total of 8 sessions. This will be open to both boys and girls ages 9 and up. We will warm up together before splitting into separate groups of boys and girls for specialized skill work.   During this mini camp kids will work on:- Stretching and conditioning (easing back into the action)- Skill based drills (dusting the rust on basic skills. Ground balls, throwing/ catching, cradling and dodging.- Work position based skills (Attack: feeding, fast break and shooting. Midd: grounds balls, passing, running, stick checks. Defense: positioning, long toss, stick checks, break out) - Small sided mini games- Scrimmages (intra-squad, provided there are enough kids for that age/ ability)- Having fun and staying safe. The main goal of this camp is to get kids outside and having fun playing the game they enjoy. Below is a list of the guidelines put in place by the state of Vermont in regards to Covid-19. The Recreation Department will follow all of the guidelines and put kids safety at the top of our priorities. 9.1 Sports/Organized Sports Including Youth Leagues, Adult Leagues, Practices, Games, and Tournaments (Effective 6/15) Sports involving no or low-contact (e.g., tennis) or short-duration, incidental contact (e.g., soccer, softball, baseball, lacrosse, volleyball, hockey) may initiate expanded team practice sessions that include small-sided, intra-squad scrimmages. High contact sports, or those which necessitate significant, longer-duration, close contact (e.g., wrestling, basketball, football) are not currently allowed to engage in intra-squad scrimmages or inter-squad games, but may conduct no and low contact physical conditioning and skill building drills. Keep participants in small groups. Group numbers, including players, coaches and officials, may not exceed current limits on social gatherings - currently 25 or fewer individuals. Wherever possible, the same coach(es) should remain with the same group each practice. The number of spectators should be limited as much as possible and in no case should the number of spectators exceed current limits on social gatherings. Prioritize outdoor, as opposed to indoor, activity (e.g. training sessions and matches) as much as possible. During times when players are not actively participating in practice or competition, attention should be given to maintaining social distancing by increasing space between players on the sidelines, dugouts, or benches. During competition, alter spacing of participants, officials, and coaches to achieve physical distancing to the greatest extent possible (e.g., consider moving baseball/softball umpires behind the pitcher and moving the catcher further behind the plate). All players, coaches, officials, staff, and spectators must have a cloth facial covering in their possession to be used, as necessary, when physical distancing measures are difficult to maintain. Face coverings should be worn as much as possible. Equipment, and other supplies touched by participants, must be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected regularly. Limit sharing equipment as much as possible. No spitting on the field or sideline. No sharing of water bottles. Competition between Vermont clubs (i.e., inter-squad games) is currently anticipated to be able to resume starting July 1. Games must be conducted as individual sporting events; “jamboree” or tournament-style play (one team playing multiple games vs multiple opponents in a single day/weekend) is not currently permitted. Individual players from bordering states who belong to a Vermont-based club, organization or league may participate but must follow Vermont state recreational visitation guidelines. ____________________________________________________________________Our Purpose:The Phantoms Lacrosse Club was started in the 1990's with the goal of introducing the game to the youth of Franklin County.  Since our first season, there has a been a small of group of volunteers steering the club.  The primary purpose is to teach and promote the game of lacrosse in a fun, safe, and respectful environment.  We believe in "Honoring the Game."  This means as a club we strive to instill the values of sportsmanship, respect, teamwork, fair play and the love of the game.  These values are important in developing our youth into contributing members of our community.  As a member of US Lacrosse, we follow the practices outlined by the Positive Coaching Alliance.NEW!!! Sibling Discount. The 1st and 2nd child are regular price, the 3rd child is 50% off and the 4th child is FREE!! All children must be registered at the same time, on the same invoice to receive the discount. Applies to immediate family only.   - All uniforms are provided- Families must provide helmets for the kids in all levels except Pre-k and K. WHY IS THE PRICE $30 MORE THAN LAST YEAR?This year St. Albans Recreation will be submitting the US Lacrosse Memberships for all players, saving families an extra step of signing up and purchasing that membership. All players who play in the NVTYL must have a valid US Lacrosse membership. Membership only required for grades 3-8. If you already have an up to date US Lacrosse membership please call the office and we will take $30 off the registration cost.  Our Programs This is a basic outline of what we offer.  New members are welcome at all ages!   4 and 5 year olds-  Our initiation program is geared towards teaching the basic skills of lacrosse.  The rules of the game and required equipment are very different for boys and girls lacrosse, and we are excited to offer both a co-ed option and a girls option at the PK and K level. This program will teach the skills of lacrosse through fun games and drills designed to get kids excited about the sport. Through working on hand eye coordination and movement we will prepare kids for the next level of the game. Practice will be Thursdayt nights from 5:30-6:30 pm AT THE BARLOW STREET COMMUNITY CENTER FIELDS.Required Equipment for all players grade 1 and up Girls: Cleats, mouth guard and eye protection Boys: Cleats, helmet, shoulder pads, elbow pads, gloves, mouth guard).  Grades 1-2 - Building off from the introduction program for PK and K kids our 1st and 2nd graders will continue to learn the skill and rules of the game. Practices are held once a week on Wednesdays from 5:30-6:30 pm at Hard'ack for both the boys and girls groups. There are no full field games, but rather small sided games that help promote individual skills and concepts. This program is focused on having fun and getting kids excited about lacrosse. Travel is usually limited to Hard'ack or Collins Perley Complex.  Grades 3-4 Girls - Basic skills practice is still an important focus.  Growing the girls game is important.  Much of the time will be spent practicing the basic skills, having fun and introducing some basic team concepts.  Kids will play on a half field with smaller goals to reinforce stick skill and movement. 6 players on the field at once. Practices are held twice a week on Tuesdays and Fridays during the evening at Hard'ack.  Jamborees are held on Saturday or Sunday.  Travel is limited to the Chittenden County area, but may include a jamboree in Middlebury. Grades 3-4 Boys - Basic skills practice is still enforced, but some basic full field concepts will be introduced.  This is a fun introduction to the full field game.  Kids will play on a half field with smaller goals to reinforce stick skill and movement. 6 players on the field at once. Practices will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30-6:30 pm at Hard'ack.  Jamborees are held on Saturday.  Travel is usually limited to the greater Chittenden County area, but may include a jamboree in Middlebury or elsewhere.    Grades 5-6 Boys - Focus is still on basic stick and body skills. Skills are honed throughout the season and are essential to teaching team concepts. Players learn about some basic team concepts.  Kids will play on a half field with smaller goals to reinforce stick skill and movement. 6 players on the field at once. Practices will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30-7 pm at Hard'ack.  Jamborees are held on Saturday.   Travel is usually limited to the greater Chittenden County area, but may include a jamboree in Middlebury and playoffs.Grades 5-6 Girls - Skills learned at the 3-4 level will continue to develop and perfect.  Work on team development and movement on the field.  Kids will play on a full field with regular sized goals to get them prepared for the next level. 6 players on the field at once. Practices are on Tuesdays and Fridays from 5:30-7 pm at Hard'ack.  Jamborees are held on Saturday or Sunday.  Travel is limited to the Chittenden County area, but may include a jamboree in Middlebury.   Grades 7-8 Girls - You are never to old to start!  Skills will be a strong focus, but team concepts are essential as players are becoming more competitive.  Practices are held two or three evenings per week (days TBD) for 1.5 - 2 hours .  We are part of the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League and will take part in Saturday jamborees.  Travel is limited to mainly the Chittenden county area, but may include an end of year jamboree in Middlebury and playoffs. Grades 7-8 Boys -  You are never to old to start!  Skills will be a strong focus, but team concepts are essential as players are becoming more competitive.  Practices are held Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 5:30-7 pm at Hard'ack.  We are part of the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League and will take part in Saturday jamborees.  Travel is limited to mainly the Chittenden county area, but may include an end of year jamboree in Middlebury and playoffs. Phantoms play in the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League (NVTYL). League website can be found here.
 
Wednesday July 15, 2020
12:00 AM - 12:00 PM    5K, 3K, & 1K Trail Runs at Hard'ack - No registration required
WE ARE BACK!!! People have been asking and we figured it was about time to kick off the trail running series for the rest of the summer. This year the series is going to look a little bit different than it has in the past. To avoid gathering crowds we will set up the course and encourage people to get out and run it each week. For people who don't want to run or would like to bring your kids, walking is encouraged as well. Each Friday we will post on our Facebook page asking who ran/ walked and what their time was or for a picture if you chose not to time yourself. Participants will be asked to post a picture of themselves on the trail, before or after. Comment that picture on our Facebook post for your chance to win a local gift card!!!Right now there is only 1 course set up. That course is marked by orange field paint on the ground. There is a start/ finish line in the back fields and there are arrows sending your out and bringing your back. The course with the orange arrows is 1.8 miles (3k). We are working on clearing all the single track area to set up another course. Summary- 1 course set up marked by orange field paint arrows on the ground (1.8 miles)- Course has the same start and finish line. - Orange arrow course is only on the wider cross country trails - Run the course any day that week and post a picture on our Facebook status Friday for your chance to win a local gift card. - If you don't want to run, bring your kids for a nice walk- No registration requiredPhoto Credit: Stina Booth
 
Thursday July 16, 2020
12:00 AM - 12:00 PM    5K, 3K, & 1K Trail Runs at Hard'ack - No registration required
WE ARE BACK!!! People have been asking and we figured it was about time to kick off the trail running series for the rest of the summer. This year the series is going to look a little bit different than it has in the past. To avoid gathering crowds we will set up the course and encourage people to get out and run it each week. For people who don't want to run or would like to bring your kids, walking is encouraged as well. Each Friday we will post on our Facebook page asking who ran/ walked and what their time was or for a picture if you chose not to time yourself. Participants will be asked to post a picture of themselves on the trail, before or after. Comment that picture on our Facebook post for your chance to win a local gift card!!!Right now there is only 1 course set up. That course is marked by orange field paint on the ground. There is a start/ finish line in the back fields and there are arrows sending your out and bringing your back. The course with the orange arrows is 1.8 miles (3k). We are working on clearing all the single track area to set up another course. Summary- 1 course set up marked by orange field paint arrows on the ground (1.8 miles)- Course has the same start and finish line. - Orange arrow course is only on the wider cross country trails - Run the course any day that week and post a picture on our Facebook status Friday for your chance to win a local gift card. - If you don't want to run, bring your kids for a nice walk- No registration requiredPhoto Credit: Stina Booth
 
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM    Phantoms Lacrosse - Summer Lax Mini Camp
PHANTOMS SUMMER MINI CAMP 2020July 14th - August 6th Tuesdays and Thursdays for a total of 8 sessions. This will be open to both boys and girls ages 9 and up. We will warm up together before splitting into separate groups of boys and girls for specialized skill work.   During this mini camp kids will work on:- Stretching and conditioning (easing back into the action)- Skill based drills (dusting the rust on basic skills. Ground balls, throwing/ catching, cradling and dodging.- Work position based skills (Attack: feeding, fast break and shooting. Midd: grounds balls, passing, running, stick checks. Defense: positioning, long toss, stick checks, break out) - Small sided mini games- Scrimmages (intra-squad, provided there are enough kids for that age/ ability)- Having fun and staying safe. The main goal of this camp is to get kids outside and having fun playing the game they enjoy. Below is a list of the guidelines put in place by the state of Vermont in regards to Covid-19. The Recreation Department will follow all of the guidelines and put kids safety at the top of our priorities. 9.1 Sports/Organized Sports Including Youth Leagues, Adult Leagues, Practices, Games, and Tournaments (Effective 6/15) Sports involving no or low-contact (e.g., tennis) or short-duration, incidental contact (e.g., soccer, softball, baseball, lacrosse, volleyball, hockey) may initiate expanded team practice sessions that include small-sided, intra-squad scrimmages. High contact sports, or those which necessitate significant, longer-duration, close contact (e.g., wrestling, basketball, football) are not currently allowed to engage in intra-squad scrimmages or inter-squad games, but may conduct no and low contact physical conditioning and skill building drills. Keep participants in small groups. Group numbers, including players, coaches and officials, may not exceed current limits on social gatherings - currently 25 or fewer individuals. Wherever possible, the same coach(es) should remain with the same group each practice. The number of spectators should be limited as much as possible and in no case should the number of spectators exceed current limits on social gatherings. Prioritize outdoor, as opposed to indoor, activity (e.g. training sessions and matches) as much as possible. During times when players are not actively participating in practice or competition, attention should be given to maintaining social distancing by increasing space between players on the sidelines, dugouts, or benches. During competition, alter spacing of participants, officials, and coaches to achieve physical distancing to the greatest extent possible (e.g., consider moving baseball/softball umpires behind the pitcher and moving the catcher further behind the plate). All players, coaches, officials, staff, and spectators must have a cloth facial covering in their possession to be used, as necessary, when physical distancing measures are difficult to maintain. Face coverings should be worn as much as possible. Equipment, and other supplies touched by participants, must be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected regularly. Limit sharing equipment as much as possible. No spitting on the field or sideline. No sharing of water bottles. Competition between Vermont clubs (i.e., inter-squad games) is currently anticipated to be able to resume starting July 1. Games must be conducted as individual sporting events; “jamboree” or tournament-style play (one team playing multiple games vs multiple opponents in a single day/weekend) is not currently permitted. Individual players from bordering states who belong to a Vermont-based club, organization or league may participate but must follow Vermont state recreational visitation guidelines. ____________________________________________________________________Our Purpose:The Phantoms Lacrosse Club was started in the 1990's with the goal of introducing the game to the youth of Franklin County.  Since our first season, there has a been a small of group of volunteers steering the club.  The primary purpose is to teach and promote the game of lacrosse in a fun, safe, and respectful environment.  We believe in "Honoring the Game."  This means as a club we strive to instill the values of sportsmanship, respect, teamwork, fair play and the love of the game.  These values are important in developing our youth into contributing members of our community.  As a member of US Lacrosse, we follow the practices outlined by the Positive Coaching Alliance.NEW!!! Sibling Discount. The 1st and 2nd child are regular price, the 3rd child is 50% off and the 4th child is FREE!! All children must be registered at the same time, on the same invoice to receive the discount. Applies to immediate family only.   - All uniforms are provided- Families must provide helmets for the kids in all levels except Pre-k and K. WHY IS THE PRICE $30 MORE THAN LAST YEAR?This year St. Albans Recreation will be submitting the US Lacrosse Memberships for all players, saving families an extra step of signing up and purchasing that membership. All players who play in the NVTYL must have a valid US Lacrosse membership. Membership only required for grades 3-8. If you already have an up to date US Lacrosse membership please call the office and we will take $30 off the registration cost.  Our Programs This is a basic outline of what we offer.  New members are welcome at all ages!   4 and 5 year olds-  Our initiation program is geared towards teaching the basic skills of lacrosse.  The rules of the game and required equipment are very different for boys and girls lacrosse, and we are excited to offer both a co-ed option and a girls option at the PK and K level. This program will teach the skills of lacrosse through fun games and drills designed to get kids excited about the sport. Through working on hand eye coordination and movement we will prepare kids for the next level of the game. Practice will be Thursdayt nights from 5:30-6:30 pm AT THE BARLOW STREET COMMUNITY CENTER FIELDS.Required Equipment for all players grade 1 and up Girls: Cleats, mouth guard and eye protection Boys: Cleats, helmet, shoulder pads, elbow pads, gloves, mouth guard).  Grades 1-2 - Building off from the introduction program for PK and K kids our 1st and 2nd graders will continue to learn the skill and rules of the game. Practices are held once a week on Wednesdays from 5:30-6:30 pm at Hard'ack for both the boys and girls groups. There are no full field games, but rather small sided games that help promote individual skills and concepts. This program is focused on having fun and getting kids excited about lacrosse. Travel is usually limited to Hard'ack or Collins Perley Complex.  Grades 3-4 Girls - Basic skills practice is still an important focus.  Growing the girls game is important.  Much of the time will be spent practicing the basic skills, having fun and introducing some basic team concepts.  Kids will play on a half field with smaller goals to reinforce stick skill and movement. 6 players on the field at once. Practices are held twice a week on Tuesdays and Fridays during the evening at Hard'ack.  Jamborees are held on Saturday or Sunday.  Travel is limited to the Chittenden County area, but may include a jamboree in Middlebury. Grades 3-4 Boys - Basic skills practice is still enforced, but some basic full field concepts will be introduced.  This is a fun introduction to the full field game.  Kids will play on a half field with smaller goals to reinforce stick skill and movement. 6 players on the field at once. Practices will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30-6:30 pm at Hard'ack.  Jamborees are held on Saturday.  Travel is usually limited to the greater Chittenden County area, but may include a jamboree in Middlebury or elsewhere.    Grades 5-6 Boys - Focus is still on basic stick and body skills. Skills are honed throughout the season and are essential to teaching team concepts. Players learn about some basic team concepts.  Kids will play on a half field with smaller goals to reinforce stick skill and movement. 6 players on the field at once. Practices will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30-7 pm at Hard'ack.  Jamborees are held on Saturday.   Travel is usually limited to the greater Chittenden County area, but may include a jamboree in Middlebury and playoffs.Grades 5-6 Girls - Skills learned at the 3-4 level will continue to develop and perfect.  Work on team development and movement on the field.  Kids will play on a full field with regular sized goals to get them prepared for the next level. 6 players on the field at once. Practices are on Tuesdays and Fridays from 5:30-7 pm at Hard'ack.  Jamborees are held on Saturday or Sunday.  Travel is limited to the Chittenden County area, but may include a jamboree in Middlebury.   Grades 7-8 Girls - You are never to old to start!  Skills will be a strong focus, but team concepts are essential as players are becoming more competitive.  Practices are held two or three evenings per week (days TBD) for 1.5 - 2 hours .  We are part of the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League and will take part in Saturday jamborees.  Travel is limited to mainly the Chittenden county area, but may include an end of year jamboree in Middlebury and playoffs. Grades 7-8 Boys -  You are never to old to start!  Skills will be a strong focus, but team concepts are essential as players are becoming more competitive.  Practices are held Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 5:30-7 pm at Hard'ack.  We are part of the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League and will take part in Saturday jamborees.  Travel is limited to mainly the Chittenden county area, but may include an end of year jamboree in Middlebury and playoffs. Phantoms play in the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League (NVTYL). League website can be found here.
 
Friday July 17, 2020
12:00 AM - 12:00 PM    5K, 3K, & 1K Trail Runs at Hard'ack - No registration required
WE ARE BACK!!! People have been asking and we figured it was about time to kick off the trail running series for the rest of the summer. This year the series is going to look a little bit different than it has in the past. To avoid gathering crowds we will set up the course and encourage people to get out and run it each week. For people who don't want to run or would like to bring your kids, walking is encouraged as well. Each Friday we will post on our Facebook page asking who ran/ walked and what their time was or for a picture if you chose not to time yourself. Participants will be asked to post a picture of themselves on the trail, before or after. Comment that picture on our Facebook post for your chance to win a local gift card!!!Right now there is only 1 course set up. That course is marked by orange field paint on the ground. There is a start/ finish line in the back fields and there are arrows sending your out and bringing your back. The course with the orange arrows is 1.8 miles (3k). We are working on clearing all the single track area to set up another course. Summary- 1 course set up marked by orange field paint arrows on the ground (1.8 miles)- Course has the same start and finish line. - Orange arrow course is only on the wider cross country trails - Run the course any day that week and post a picture on our Facebook status Friday for your chance to win a local gift card. - If you don't want to run, bring your kids for a nice walk- No registration requiredPhoto Credit: Stina Booth
 
Saturday July 18, 2020
12:00 AM - 12:00 PM    5K, 3K, & 1K Trail Runs at Hard'ack - No registration required
WE ARE BACK!!! People have been asking and we figured it was about time to kick off the trail running series for the rest of the summer. This year the series is going to look a little bit different than it has in the past. To avoid gathering crowds we will set up the course and encourage people to get out and run it each week. For people who don't want to run or would like to bring your kids, walking is encouraged as well. Each Friday we will post on our Facebook page asking who ran/ walked and what their time was or for a picture if you chose not to time yourself. Participants will be asked to post a picture of themselves on the trail, before or after. Comment that picture on our Facebook post for your chance to win a local gift card!!!Right now there is only 1 course set up. That course is marked by orange field paint on the ground. There is a start/ finish line in the back fields and there are arrows sending your out and bringing your back. The course with the orange arrows is 1.8 miles (3k). We are working on clearing all the single track area to set up another course. Summary- 1 course set up marked by orange field paint arrows on the ground (1.8 miles)- Course has the same start and finish line. - Orange arrow course is only on the wider cross country trails - Run the course any day that week and post a picture on our Facebook status Friday for your chance to win a local gift card. - If you don't want to run, bring your kids for a nice walk- No registration requiredPhoto Credit: Stina Booth
 
Sunday July 19, 2020
12:00 AM - 12:00 PM    5K, 3K, & 1K Trail Runs at Hard'ack - No registration required
WE ARE BACK!!! People have been asking and we figured it was about time to kick off the trail running series for the rest of the summer. This year the series is going to look a little bit different than it has in the past. To avoid gathering crowds we will set up the course and encourage people to get out and run it each week. For people who don't want to run or would like to bring your kids, walking is encouraged as well. Each Friday we will post on our Facebook page asking who ran/ walked and what their time was or for a picture if you chose not to time yourself. Participants will be asked to post a picture of themselves on the trail, before or after. Comment that picture on our Facebook post for your chance to win a local gift card!!!Right now there is only 1 course set up. That course is marked by orange field paint on the ground. There is a start/ finish line in the back fields and there are arrows sending your out and bringing your back. The course with the orange arrows is 1.8 miles (3k). We are working on clearing all the single track area to set up another course. Summary- 1 course set up marked by orange field paint arrows on the ground (1.8 miles)- Course has the same start and finish line. - Orange arrow course is only on the wider cross country trails - Run the course any day that week and post a picture on our Facebook status Friday for your chance to win a local gift card. - If you don't want to run, bring your kids for a nice walk- No registration requiredPhoto Credit: Stina Booth
 
Monday July 20, 2020
12:00 AM - 12:00 PM    5K, 3K, & 1K Trail Runs at Hard'ack - No registration required
WE ARE BACK!!! People have been asking and we figured it was about time to kick off the trail running series for the rest of the summer. This year the series is going to look a little bit different than it has in the past. To avoid gathering crowds we will set up the course and encourage people to get out and run it each week. For people who don't want to run or would like to bring your kids, walking is encouraged as well. Each Friday we will post on our Facebook page asking who ran/ walked and what their time was or for a picture if you chose not to time yourself. Participants will be asked to post a picture of themselves on the trail, before or after. Comment that picture on our Facebook post for your chance to win a local gift card!!!Right now there is only 1 course set up. That course is marked by orange field paint on the ground. There is a start/ finish line in the back fields and there are arrows sending your out and bringing your back. The course with the orange arrows is 1.8 miles (3k). We are working on clearing all the single track area to set up another course. Summary- 1 course set up marked by orange field paint arrows on the ground (1.8 miles)- Course has the same start and finish line. - Orange arrow course is only on the wider cross country trails - Run the course any day that week and post a picture on our Facebook status Friday for your chance to win a local gift card. - If you don't want to run, bring your kids for a nice walk- No registration requiredPhoto Credit: Stina Booth
 
Tuesday July 21, 2020
12:00 AM - 12:00 PM    5K, 3K, & 1K Trail Runs at Hard'ack - No registration required
WE ARE BACK!!! People have been asking and we figured it was about time to kick off the trail running series for the rest of the summer. This year the series is going to look a little bit different than it has in the past. To avoid gathering crowds we will set up the course and encourage people to get out and run it each week. For people who don't want to run or would like to bring your kids, walking is encouraged as well. Each Friday we will post on our Facebook page asking who ran/ walked and what their time was or for a picture if you chose not to time yourself. Participants will be asked to post a picture of themselves on the trail, before or after. Comment that picture on our Facebook post for your chance to win a local gift card!!!Right now there is only 1 course set up. That course is marked by orange field paint on the ground. There is a start/ finish line in the back fields and there are arrows sending your out and bringing your back. The course with the orange arrows is 1.8 miles (3k). We are working on clearing all the single track area to set up another course. Summary- 1 course set up marked by orange field paint arrows on the ground (1.8 miles)- Course has the same start and finish line. - Orange arrow course is only on the wider cross country trails - Run the course any day that week and post a picture on our Facebook status Friday for your chance to win a local gift card. - If you don't want to run, bring your kids for a nice walk- No registration requiredPhoto Credit: Stina Booth
 
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM    Phantoms Lacrosse - Summer Lax Mini Camp
PHANTOMS SUMMER MINI CAMP 2020July 14th - August 6th Tuesdays and Thursdays for a total of 8 sessions. This will be open to both boys and girls ages 9 and up. We will warm up together before splitting into separate groups of boys and girls for specialized skill work.   During this mini camp kids will work on:- Stretching and conditioning (easing back into the action)- Skill based drills (dusting the rust on basic skills. Ground balls, throwing/ catching, cradling and dodging.- Work position based skills (Attack: feeding, fast break and shooting. Midd: grounds balls, passing, running, stick checks. Defense: positioning, long toss, stick checks, break out) - Small sided mini games- Scrimmages (intra-squad, provided there are enough kids for that age/ ability)- Having fun and staying safe. The main goal of this camp is to get kids outside and having fun playing the game they enjoy. Below is a list of the guidelines put in place by the state of Vermont in regards to Covid-19. The Recreation Department will follow all of the guidelines and put kids safety at the top of our priorities. 9.1 Sports/Organized Sports Including Youth Leagues, Adult Leagues, Practices, Games, and Tournaments (Effective 6/15) Sports involving no or low-contact (e.g., tennis) or short-duration, incidental contact (e.g., soccer, softball, baseball, lacrosse, volleyball, hockey) may initiate expanded team practice sessions that include small-sided, intra-squad scrimmages. High contact sports, or those which necessitate significant, longer-duration, close contact (e.g., wrestling, basketball, football) are not currently allowed to engage in intra-squad scrimmages or inter-squad games, but may conduct no and low contact physical conditioning and skill building drills. Keep participants in small groups. Group numbers, including players, coaches and officials, may not exceed current limits on social gatherings - currently 25 or fewer individuals. Wherever possible, the same coach(es) should remain with the same group each practice. The number of spectators should be limited as much as possible and in no case should the number of spectators exceed current limits on social gatherings. Prioritize outdoor, as opposed to indoor, activity (e.g. training sessions and matches) as much as possible. During times when players are not actively participating in practice or competition, attention should be given to maintaining social distancing by increasing space between players on the sidelines, dugouts, or benches. During competition, alter spacing of participants, officials, and coaches to achieve physical distancing to the greatest extent possible (e.g., consider moving baseball/softball umpires behind the pitcher and moving the catcher further behind the plate). All players, coaches, officials, staff, and spectators must have a cloth facial covering in their possession to be used, as necessary, when physical distancing measures are difficult to maintain. Face coverings should be worn as much as possible. Equipment, and other supplies touched by participants, must be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected regularly. Limit sharing equipment as much as possible. No spitting on the field or sideline. No sharing of water bottles. Competition between Vermont clubs (i.e., inter-squad games) is currently anticipated to be able to resume starting July 1. Games must be conducted as individual sporting events; “jamboree” or tournament-style play (one team playing multiple games vs multiple opponents in a single day/weekend) is not currently permitted. Individual players from bordering states who belong to a Vermont-based club, organization or league may participate but must follow Vermont state recreational visitation guidelines. ____________________________________________________________________Our Purpose:The Phantoms Lacrosse Club was started in the 1990's with the goal of introducing the game to the youth of Franklin County.  Since our first season, there has a been a small of group of volunteers steering the club.  The primary purpose is to teach and promote the game of lacrosse in a fun, safe, and respectful environment.  We believe in "Honoring the Game."  This means as a club we strive to instill the values of sportsmanship, respect, teamwork, fair play and the love of the game.  These values are important in developing our youth into contributing members of our community.  As a member of US Lacrosse, we follow the practices outlined by the Positive Coaching Alliance.NEW!!! Sibling Discount. The 1st and 2nd child are regular price, the 3rd child is 50% off and the 4th child is FREE!! All children must be registered at the same time, on the same invoice to receive the discount. Applies to immediate family only.   - All uniforms are provided- Families must provide helmets for the kids in all levels except Pre-k and K. WHY IS THE PRICE $30 MORE THAN LAST YEAR?This year St. Albans Recreation will be submitting the US Lacrosse Memberships for all players, saving families an extra step of signing up and purchasing that membership. All players who play in the NVTYL must have a valid US Lacrosse membership. Membership only required for grades 3-8. If you already have an up to date US Lacrosse membership please call the office and we will take $30 off the registration cost.  Our Programs This is a basic outline of what we offer.  New members are welcome at all ages!   4 and 5 year olds-  Our initiation program is geared towards teaching the basic skills of lacrosse.  The rules of the game and required equipment are very different for boys and girls lacrosse, and we are excited to offer both a co-ed option and a girls option at the PK and K level. This program will teach the skills of lacrosse through fun games and drills designed to get kids excited about the sport. Through working on hand eye coordination and movement we will prepare kids for the next level of the game. Practice will be Thursdayt nights from 5:30-6:30 pm AT THE BARLOW STREET COMMUNITY CENTER FIELDS.Required Equipment for all players grade 1 and up Girls: Cleats, mouth guard and eye protection Boys: Cleats, helmet, shoulder pads, elbow pads, gloves, mouth guard).  Grades 1-2 - Building off from the introduction program for PK and K kids our 1st and 2nd graders will continue to learn the skill and rules of the game. Practices are held once a week on Wednesdays from 5:30-6:30 pm at Hard'ack for both the boys and girls groups. There are no full field games, but rather small sided games that help promote individual skills and concepts. This program is focused on having fun and getting kids excited about lacrosse. Travel is usually limited to Hard'ack or Collins Perley Complex.  Grades 3-4 Girls - Basic skills practice is still an important focus.  Growing the girls game is important.  Much of the time will be spent practicing the basic skills, having fun and introducing some basic team concepts.  Kids will play on a half field with smaller goals to reinforce stick skill and movement. 6 players on the field at once. Practices are held twice a week on Tuesdays and Fridays during the evening at Hard'ack.  Jamborees are held on Saturday or Sunday.  Travel is limited to the Chittenden County area, but may include a jamboree in Middlebury. Grades 3-4 Boys - Basic skills practice is still enforced, but some basic full field concepts will be introduced.  This is a fun introduction to the full field game.  Kids will play on a half field with smaller goals to reinforce stick skill and movement. 6 players on the field at once. Practices will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30-6:30 pm at Hard'ack.  Jamborees are held on Saturday.  Travel is usually limited to the greater Chittenden County area, but may include a jamboree in Middlebury or elsewhere.    Grades 5-6 Boys - Focus is still on basic stick and body skills. Skills are honed throughout the season and are essential to teaching team concepts. Players learn about some basic team concepts.  Kids will play on a half field with smaller goals to reinforce stick skill and movement. 6 players on the field at once. Practices will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30-7 pm at Hard'ack.  Jamborees are held on Saturday.   Travel is usually limited to the greater Chittenden County area, but may include a jamboree in Middlebury and playoffs.Grades 5-6 Girls - Skills learned at the 3-4 level will continue to develop and perfect.  Work on team development and movement on the field.  Kids will play on a full field with regular sized goals to get them prepared for the next level. 6 players on the field at once. Practices are on Tuesdays and Fridays from 5:30-7 pm at Hard'ack.  Jamborees are held on Saturday or Sunday.  Travel is limited to the Chittenden County area, but may include a jamboree in Middlebury.   Grades 7-8 Girls - You are never to old to start!  Skills will be a strong focus, but team concepts are essential as players are becoming more competitive.  Practices are held two or three evenings per week (days TBD) for 1.5 - 2 hours .  We are part of the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League and will take part in Saturday jamborees.  Travel is limited to mainly the Chittenden county area, but may include an end of year jamboree in Middlebury and playoffs. Grades 7-8 Boys -  You are never to old to start!  Skills will be a strong focus, but team concepts are essential as players are becoming more competitive.  Practices are held Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 5:30-7 pm at Hard'ack.  We are part of the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League and will take part in Saturday jamborees.  Travel is limited to mainly the Chittenden county area, but may include an end of year jamboree in Middlebury and playoffs. Phantoms play in the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League (NVTYL). League website can be found here.
 
Wednesday July 22, 2020
12:00 AM - 12:00 PM    5K, 3K, & 1K Trail Runs at Hard'ack - No registration required
WE ARE BACK!!! People have been asking and we figured it was about time to kick off the trail running series for the rest of the summer. This year the series is going to look a little bit different than it has in the past. To avoid gathering crowds we will set up the course and encourage people to get out and run it each week. For people who don't want to run or would like to bring your kids, walking is encouraged as well. Each Friday we will post on our Facebook page asking who ran/ walked and what their time was or for a picture if you chose not to time yourself. Participants will be asked to post a picture of themselves on the trail, before or after. Comment that picture on our Facebook post for your chance to win a local gift card!!!Right now there is only 1 course set up. That course is marked by orange field paint on the ground. There is a start/ finish line in the back fields and there are arrows sending your out and bringing your back. The course with the orange arrows is 1.8 miles (3k). We are working on clearing all the single track area to set up another course. Summary- 1 course set up marked by orange field paint arrows on the ground (1.8 miles)- Course has the same start and finish line. - Orange arrow course is only on the wider cross country trails - Run the course any day that week and post a picture on our Facebook status Friday for your chance to win a local gift card. - If you don't want to run, bring your kids for a nice walk- No registration requiredPhoto Credit: Stina Booth
 
Thursday July 23, 2020
12:00 AM - 12:00 PM    5K, 3K, & 1K Trail Runs at Hard'ack - No registration required
WE ARE BACK!!! People have been asking and we figured it was about time to kick off the trail running series for the rest of the summer. This year the series is going to look a little bit different than it has in the past. To avoid gathering crowds we will set up the course and encourage people to get out and run it each week. For people who don't want to run or would like to bring your kids, walking is encouraged as well. Each Friday we will post on our Facebook page asking who ran/ walked and what their time was or for a picture if you chose not to time yourself. Participants will be asked to post a picture of themselves on the trail, before or after. Comment that picture on our Facebook post for your chance to win a local gift card!!!Right now there is only 1 course set up. That course is marked by orange field paint on the ground. There is a start/ finish line in the back fields and there are arrows sending your out and bringing your back. The course with the orange arrows is 1.8 miles (3k). We are working on clearing all the single track area to set up another course. Summary- 1 course set up marked by orange field paint arrows on the ground (1.8 miles)- Course has the same start and finish line. - Orange arrow course is only on the wider cross country trails - Run the course any day that week and post a picture on our Facebook status Friday for your chance to win a local gift card. - If you don't want to run, bring your kids for a nice walk- No registration requiredPhoto Credit: Stina Booth
 
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM    Phantoms Lacrosse - Summer Lax Mini Camp
PHANTOMS SUMMER MINI CAMP 2020July 14th - August 6th Tuesdays and Thursdays for a total of 8 sessions. This will be open to both boys and girls ages 9 and up. We will warm up together before splitting into separate groups of boys and girls for specialized skill work.   During this mini camp kids will work on:- Stretching and conditioning (easing back into the action)- Skill based drills (dusting the rust on basic skills. Ground balls, throwing/ catching, cradling and dodging.- Work position based skills (Attack: feeding, fast break and shooting. Midd: grounds balls, passing, running, stick checks. Defense: positioning, long toss, stick checks, break out) - Small sided mini games- Scrimmages (intra-squad, provided there are enough kids for that age/ ability)- Having fun and staying safe. The main goal of this camp is to get kids outside and having fun playing the game they enjoy. Below is a list of the guidelines put in place by the state of Vermont in regards to Covid-19. The Recreation Department will follow all of the guidelines and put kids safety at the top of our priorities. 9.1 Sports/Organized Sports Including Youth Leagues, Adult Leagues, Practices, Games, and Tournaments (Effective 6/15) Sports involving no or low-contact (e.g., tennis) or short-duration, incidental contact (e.g., soccer, softball, baseball, lacrosse, volleyball, hockey) may initiate expanded team practice sessions that include small-sided, intra-squad scrimmages. High contact sports, or those which necessitate significant, longer-duration, close contact (e.g., wrestling, basketball, football) are not currently allowed to engage in intra-squad scrimmages or inter-squad games, but may conduct no and low contact physical conditioning and skill building drills. Keep participants in small groups. Group numbers, including players, coaches and officials, may not exceed current limits on social gatherings - currently 25 or fewer individuals. Wherever possible, the same coach(es) should remain with the same group each practice. The number of spectators should be limited as much as possible and in no case should the number of spectators exceed current limits on social gatherings. Prioritize outdoor, as opposed to indoor, activity (e.g. training sessions and matches) as much as possible. During times when players are not actively participating in practice or competition, attention should be given to maintaining social distancing by increasing space between players on the sidelines, dugouts, or benches. During competition, alter spacing of participants, officials, and coaches to achieve physical distancing to the greatest extent possible (e.g., consider moving baseball/softball umpires behind the pitcher and moving the catcher further behind the plate). All players, coaches, officials, staff, and spectators must have a cloth facial covering in their possession to be used, as necessary, when physical distancing measures are difficult to maintain. Face coverings should be worn as much as possible. Equipment, and other supplies touched by participants, must be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected regularly. Limit sharing equipment as much as possible. No spitting on the field or sideline. No sharing of water bottles. Competition between Vermont clubs (i.e., inter-squad games) is currently anticipated to be able to resume starting July 1. Games must be conducted as individual sporting events; “jamboree” or tournament-style play (one team playing multiple games vs multiple opponents in a single day/weekend) is not currently permitted. Individual players from bordering states who belong to a Vermont-based club, organization or league may participate but must follow Vermont state recreational visitation guidelines. ____________________________________________________________________Our Purpose:The Phantoms Lacrosse Club was started in the 1990's with the goal of introducing the game to the youth of Franklin County.  Since our first season, there has a been a small of group of volunteers steering the club.  The primary purpose is to teach and promote the game of lacrosse in a fun, safe, and respectful environment.  We believe in "Honoring the Game."  This means as a club we strive to instill the values of sportsmanship, respect, teamwork, fair play and the love of the game.  These values are important in developing our youth into contributing members of our community.  As a member of US Lacrosse, we follow the practices outlined by the Positive Coaching Alliance.NEW!!! Sibling Discount. The 1st and 2nd child are regular price, the 3rd child is 50% off and the 4th child is FREE!! All children must be registered at the same time, on the same invoice to receive the discount. Applies to immediate family only.   - All uniforms are provided- Families must provide helmets for the kids in all levels except Pre-k and K. WHY IS THE PRICE $30 MORE THAN LAST YEAR?This year St. Albans Recreation will be submitting the US Lacrosse Memberships for all players, saving families an extra step of signing up and purchasing that membership. All players who play in the NVTYL must have a valid US Lacrosse membership. Membership only required for grades 3-8. If you already have an up to date US Lacrosse membership please call the office and we will take $30 off the registration cost.  Our Programs This is a basic outline of what we offer.  New members are welcome at all ages!   4 and 5 year olds-  Our initiation program is geared towards teaching the basic skills of lacrosse.  The rules of the game and required equipment are very different for boys and girls lacrosse, and we are excited to offer both a co-ed option and a girls option at the PK and K level. This program will teach the skills of lacrosse through fun games and drills designed to get kids excited about the sport. Through working on hand eye coordination and movement we will prepare kids for the next level of the game. Practice will be Thursdayt nights from 5:30-6:30 pm AT THE BARLOW STREET COMMUNITY CENTER FIELDS.Required Equipment for all players grade 1 and up Girls: Cleats, mouth guard and eye protection Boys: Cleats, helmet, shoulder pads, elbow pads, gloves, mouth guard).  Grades 1-2 - Building off from the introduction program for PK and K kids our 1st and 2nd graders will continue to learn the skill and rules of the game. Practices are held once a week on Wednesdays from 5:30-6:30 pm at Hard'ack for both the boys and girls groups. There are no full field games, but rather small sided games that help promote individual skills and concepts. This program is focused on having fun and getting kids excited about lacrosse. Travel is usually limited to Hard'ack or Collins Perley Complex.  Grades 3-4 Girls - Basic skills practice is still an important focus.  Growing the girls game is important.  Much of the time will be spent practicing the basic skills, having fun and introducing some basic team concepts.  Kids will play on a half field with smaller goals to reinforce stick skill and movement. 6 players on the field at once. Practices are held twice a week on Tuesdays and Fridays during the evening at Hard'ack.  Jamborees are held on Saturday or Sunday.  Travel is limited to the Chittenden County area, but may include a jamboree in Middlebury. Grades 3-4 Boys - Basic skills practice is still enforced, but some basic full field concepts will be introduced.  This is a fun introduction to the full field game.  Kids will play on a half field with smaller goals to reinforce stick skill and movement. 6 players on the field at once. Practices will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30-6:30 pm at Hard'ack.  Jamborees are held on Saturday.  Travel is usually limited to the greater Chittenden County area, but may include a jamboree in Middlebury or elsewhere.    Grades 5-6 Boys - Focus is still on basic stick and body skills. Skills are honed throughout the season and are essential to teaching team concepts. Players learn about some basic team concepts.  Kids will play on a half field with smaller goals to reinforce stick skill and movement. 6 players on the field at once. Practices will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30-7 pm at Hard'ack.  Jamborees are held on Saturday.   Travel is usually limited to the greater Chittenden County area, but may include a jamboree in Middlebury and playoffs.Grades 5-6 Girls - Skills learned at the 3-4 level will continue to develop and perfect.  Work on team development and movement on the field.  Kids will play on a full field with regular sized goals to get them prepared for the next level. 6 players on the field at once. Practices are on Tuesdays and Fridays from 5:30-7 pm at Hard'ack.  Jamborees are held on Saturday or Sunday.  Travel is limited to the Chittenden County area, but may include a jamboree in Middlebury.   Grades 7-8 Girls - You are never to old to start!  Skills will be a strong focus, but team concepts are essential as players are becoming more competitive.  Practices are held two or three evenings per week (days TBD) for 1.5 - 2 hours .  We are part of the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League and will take part in Saturday jamborees.  Travel is limited to mainly the Chittenden county area, but may include an end of year jamboree in Middlebury and playoffs. Grades 7-8 Boys -  You are never to old to start!  Skills will be a strong focus, but team concepts are essential as players are becoming more competitive.  Practices are held Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 5:30-7 pm at Hard'ack.  We are part of the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League and will take part in Saturday jamborees.  Travel is limited to mainly the Chittenden county area, but may include an end of year jamboree in Middlebury and playoffs. Phantoms play in the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League (NVTYL). League website can be found here.
 
Friday July 24, 2020
12:00 AM - 12:00 PM    5K, 3K, & 1K Trail Runs at Hard'ack - No registration required
WE ARE BACK!!! People have been asking and we figured it was about time to kick off the trail running series for the rest of the summer. This year the series is going to look a little bit different than it has in the past. To avoid gathering crowds we will set up the course and encourage people to get out and run it each week. For people who don't want to run or would like to bring your kids, walking is encouraged as well. Each Friday we will post on our Facebook page asking who ran/ walked and what their time was or for a picture if you chose not to time yourself. Participants will be asked to post a picture of themselves on the trail, before or after. Comment that picture on our Facebook post for your chance to win a local gift card!!!Right now there is only 1 course set up. That course is marked by orange field paint on the ground. There is a start/ finish line in the back fields and there are arrows sending your out and bringing your back. The course with the orange arrows is 1.8 miles (3k). We are working on clearing all the single track area to set up another course. Summary- 1 course set up marked by orange field paint arrows on the ground (1.8 miles)- Course has the same start and finish line. - Orange arrow course is only on the wider cross country trails - Run the course any day that week and post a picture on our Facebook status Friday for your chance to win a local gift card. - If you don't want to run, bring your kids for a nice walk- No registration requiredPhoto Credit: Stina Booth
 
Saturday July 25, 2020
12:00 AM - 12:00 PM    5K, 3K, & 1K Trail Runs at Hard'ack - No registration required
WE ARE BACK!!! People have been asking and we figured it was about time to kick off the trail running series for the rest of the summer. This year the series is going to look a little bit different than it has in the past. To avoid gathering crowds we will set up the course and encourage people to get out and run it each week. For people who don't want to run or would like to bring your kids, walking is encouraged as well. Each Friday we will post on our Facebook page asking who ran/ walked and what their time was or for a picture if you chose not to time yourself. Participants will be asked to post a picture of themselves on the trail, before or after. Comment that picture on our Facebook post for your chance to win a local gift card!!!Right now there is only 1 course set up. That course is marked by orange field paint on the ground. There is a start/ finish line in the back fields and there are arrows sending your out and bringing your back. The course with the orange arrows is 1.8 miles (3k). We are working on clearing all the single track area to set up another course. Summary- 1 course set up marked by orange field paint arrows on the ground (1.8 miles)- Course has the same start and finish line. - Orange arrow course is only on the wider cross country trails - Run the course any day that week and post a picture on our Facebook status Friday for your chance to win a local gift card. - If you don't want to run, bring your kids for a nice walk- No registration requiredPhoto Credit: Stina Booth
 
Sunday July 26, 2020
12:00 AM - 12:00 PM    5K, 3K, & 1K Trail Runs at Hard'ack - No registration required
WE ARE BACK!!! People have been asking and we figured it was about time to kick off the trail running series for the rest of the summer. This year the series is going to look a little bit different than it has in the past. To avoid gathering crowds we will set up the course and encourage people to get out and run it each week. For people who don't want to run or would like to bring your kids, walking is encouraged as well. Each Friday we will post on our Facebook page asking who ran/ walked and what their time was or for a picture if you chose not to time yourself. Participants will be asked to post a picture of themselves on the trail, before or after. Comment that picture on our Facebook post for your chance to win a local gift card!!!Right now there is only 1 course set up. That course is marked by orange field paint on the ground. There is a start/ finish line in the back fields and there are arrows sending your out and bringing your back. The course with the orange arrows is 1.8 miles (3k). We are working on clearing all the single track area to set up another course. Summary- 1 course set up marked by orange field paint arrows on the ground (1.8 miles)- Course has the same start and finish line. - Orange arrow course is only on the wider cross country trails - Run the course any day that week and post a picture on our Facebook status Friday for your chance to win a local gift card. - If you don't want to run, bring your kids for a nice walk- No registration requiredPhoto Credit: Stina Booth
 
Monday July 27, 2020
12:00 AM - 12:00 PM    5K, 3K, & 1K Trail Runs at Hard'ack - No registration required
WE ARE BACK!!! People have been asking and we figured it was about time to kick off the trail running series for the rest of the summer. This year the series is going to look a little bit different than it has in the past. To avoid gathering crowds we will set up the course and encourage people to get out and run it each week. For people who don't want to run or would like to bring your kids, walking is encouraged as well. Each Friday we will post on our Facebook page asking who ran/ walked and what their time was or for a picture if you chose not to time yourself. Participants will be asked to post a picture of themselves on the trail, before or after. Comment that picture on our Facebook post for your chance to win a local gift card!!!Right now there is only 1 course set up. That course is marked by orange field paint on the ground. There is a start/ finish line in the back fields and there are arrows sending your out and bringing your back. The course with the orange arrows is 1.8 miles (3k). We are working on clearing all the single track area to set up another course. Summary- 1 course set up marked by orange field paint arrows on the ground (1.8 miles)- Course has the same start and finish line. - Orange arrow course is only on the wider cross country trails - Run the course any day that week and post a picture on our Facebook status Friday for your chance to win a local gift card. - If you don't want to run, bring your kids for a nice walk- No registration requiredPhoto Credit: Stina Booth
 
Tuesday July 28, 2020
12:00 AM - 12:00 PM    5K, 3K, & 1K Trail Runs at Hard'ack - No registration required
WE ARE BACK!!! People have been asking and we figured it was about time to kick off the trail running series for the rest of the summer. This year the series is going to look a little bit different than it has in the past. To avoid gathering crowds we will set up the course and encourage people to get out and run it each week. For people who don't want to run or would like to bring your kids, walking is encouraged as well. Each Friday we will post on our Facebook page asking who ran/ walked and what their time was or for a picture if you chose not to time yourself. Participants will be asked to post a picture of themselves on the trail, before or after. Comment that picture on our Facebook post for your chance to win a local gift card!!!Right now there is only 1 course set up. That course is marked by orange field paint on the ground. There is a start/ finish line in the back fields and there are arrows sending your out and bringing your back. The course with the orange arrows is 1.8 miles (3k). We are working on clearing all the single track area to set up another course. Summary- 1 course set up marked by orange field paint arrows on the ground (1.8 miles)- Course has the same start and finish line. - Orange arrow course is only on the wider cross country trails - Run the course any day that week and post a picture on our Facebook status Friday for your chance to win a local gift card. - If you don't want to run, bring your kids for a nice walk- No registration requiredPhoto Credit: Stina Booth
 
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM    Phantoms Lacrosse - Summer Lax Mini Camp
PHANTOMS SUMMER MINI CAMP 2020July 14th - August 6th Tuesdays and Thursdays for a total of 8 sessions. This will be open to both boys and girls ages 9 and up. We will warm up together before splitting into separate groups of boys and girls for specialized skill work.   During this mini camp kids will work on:- Stretching and conditioning (easing back into the action)- Skill based drills (dusting the rust on basic skills. Ground balls, throwing/ catching, cradling and dodging.- Work position based skills (Attack: feeding, fast break and shooting. Midd: grounds balls, passing, running, stick checks. Defense: positioning, long toss, stick checks, break out) - Small sided mini games- Scrimmages (intra-squad, provided there are enough kids for that age/ ability)- Having fun and staying safe. The main goal of this camp is to get kids outside and having fun playing the game they enjoy. Below is a list of the guidelines put in place by the state of Vermont in regards to Covid-19. The Recreation Department will follow all of the guidelines and put kids safety at the top of our priorities. 9.1 Sports/Organized Sports Including Youth Leagues, Adult Leagues, Practices, Games, and Tournaments (Effective 6/15) Sports involving no or low-contact (e.g., tennis) or short-duration, incidental contact (e.g., soccer, softball, baseball, lacrosse, volleyball, hockey) may initiate expanded team practice sessions that include small-sided, intra-squad scrimmages. High contact sports, or those which necessitate significant, longer-duration, close contact (e.g., wrestling, basketball, football) are not currently allowed to engage in intra-squad scrimmages or inter-squad games, but may conduct no and low contact physical conditioning and skill building drills. Keep participants in small groups. Group numbers, including players, coaches and officials, may not exceed current limits on social gatherings - currently 25 or fewer individuals. Wherever possible, the same coach(es) should remain with the same group each practice. The number of spectators should be limited as much as possible and in no case should the number of spectators exceed current limits on social gatherings. Prioritize outdoor, as opposed to indoor, activity (e.g. training sessions and matches) as much as possible. During times when players are not actively participating in practice or competition, attention should be given to maintaining social distancing by increasing space between players on the sidelines, dugouts, or benches. During competition, alter spacing of participants, officials, and coaches to achieve physical distancing to the greatest extent possible (e.g., consider moving baseball/softball umpires behind the pitcher and moving the catcher further behind the plate). All players, coaches, officials, staff, and spectators must have a cloth facial covering in their possession to be used, as necessary, when physical distancing measures are difficult to maintain. Face coverings should be worn as much as possible. Equipment, and other supplies touched by participants, must be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected regularly. Limit sharing equipment as much as possible. No spitting on the field or sideline. No sharing of water bottles. Competition between Vermont clubs (i.e., inter-squad games) is currently anticipated to be able to resume starting July 1. Games must be conducted as individual sporting events; “jamboree” or tournament-style play (one team playing multiple games vs multiple opponents in a single day/weekend) is not currently permitted. Individual players from bordering states who belong to a Vermont-based club, organization or league may participate but must follow Vermont state recreational visitation guidelines. ____________________________________________________________________Our Purpose:The Phantoms Lacrosse Club was started in the 1990's with the goal of introducing the game to the youth of Franklin County.  Since our first season, there has a been a small of group of volunteers steering the club.  The primary purpose is to teach and promote the game of lacrosse in a fun, safe, and respectful environment.  We believe in "Honoring the Game."  This means as a club we strive to instill the values of sportsmanship, respect, teamwork, fair play and the love of the game.  These values are important in developing our youth into contributing members of our community.  As a member of US Lacrosse, we follow the practices outlined by the Positive Coaching Alliance.NEW!!! Sibling Discount. The 1st and 2nd child are regular price, the 3rd child is 50% off and the 4th child is FREE!! All children must be registered at the same time, on the same invoice to receive the discount. Applies to immediate family only.   - All uniforms are provided- Families must provide helmets for the kids in all levels except Pre-k and K. WHY IS THE PRICE $30 MORE THAN LAST YEAR?This year St. Albans Recreation will be submitting the US Lacrosse Memberships for all players, saving families an extra step of signing up and purchasing that membership. All players who play in the NVTYL must have a valid US Lacrosse membership. Membership only required for grades 3-8. If you already have an up to date US Lacrosse membership please call the office and we will take $30 off the registration cost.  Our Programs This is a basic outline of what we offer.  New members are welcome at all ages!   4 and 5 year olds-  Our initiation program is geared towards teaching the basic skills of lacrosse.  The rules of the game and required equipment are very different for boys and girls lacrosse, and we are excited to offer both a co-ed option and a girls option at the PK and K level. This program will teach the skills of lacrosse through fun games and drills designed to get kids excited about the sport. Through working on hand eye coordination and movement we will prepare kids for the next level of the game. Practice will be Thursdayt nights from 5:30-6:30 pm AT THE BARLOW STREET COMMUNITY CENTER FIELDS.Required Equipment for all players grade 1 and up Girls: Cleats, mouth guard and eye protection Boys: Cleats, helmet, shoulder pads, elbow pads, gloves, mouth guard).  Grades 1-2 - Building off from the introduction program for PK and K kids our 1st and 2nd graders will continue to learn the skill and rules of the game. Practices are held once a week on Wednesdays from 5:30-6:30 pm at Hard'ack for both the boys and girls groups. There are no full field games, but rather small sided games that help promote individual skills and concepts. This program is focused on having fun and getting kids excited about lacrosse. Travel is usually limited to Hard'ack or Collins Perley Complex.  Grades 3-4 Girls - Basic skills practice is still an important focus.  Growing the girls game is important.  Much of the time will be spent practicing the basic skills, having fun and introducing some basic team concepts.  Kids will play on a half field with smaller goals to reinforce stick skill and movement. 6 players on the field at once. Practices are held twice a week on Tuesdays and Fridays during the evening at Hard'ack.  Jamborees are held on Saturday or Sunday.  Travel is limited to the Chittenden County area, but may include a jamboree in Middlebury. Grades 3-4 Boys - Basic skills practice is still enforced, but some basic full field concepts will be introduced.  This is a fun introduction to the full field game.  Kids will play on a half field with smaller goals to reinforce stick skill and movement. 6 players on the field at once. Practices will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30-6:30 pm at Hard'ack.  Jamborees are held on Saturday.  Travel is usually limited to the greater Chittenden County area, but may include a jamboree in Middlebury or elsewhere.    Grades 5-6 Boys - Focus is still on basic stick and body skills. Skills are honed throughout the season and are essential to teaching team concepts. Players learn about some basic team concepts.  Kids will play on a half field with smaller goals to reinforce stick skill and movement. 6 players on the field at once. Practices will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30-7 pm at Hard'ack.  Jamborees are held on Saturday.   Travel is usually limited to the greater Chittenden County area, but may include a jamboree in Middlebury and playoffs.Grades 5-6 Girls - Skills learned at the 3-4 level will continue to develop and perfect.  Work on team development and movement on the field.  Kids will play on a full field with regular sized goals to get them prepared for the next level. 6 players on the field at once. Practices are on Tuesdays and Fridays from 5:30-7 pm at Hard'ack.  Jamborees are held on Saturday or Sunday.  Travel is limited to the Chittenden County area, but may include a jamboree in Middlebury.   Grades 7-8 Girls - You are never to old to start!  Skills will be a strong focus, but team concepts are essential as players are becoming more competitive.  Practices are held two or three evenings per week (days TBD) for 1.5 - 2 hours .  We are part of the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League and will take part in Saturday jamborees.  Travel is limited to mainly the Chittenden county area, but may include an end of year jamboree in Middlebury and playoffs. Grades 7-8 Boys -  You are never to old to start!  Skills will be a strong focus, but team concepts are essential as players are becoming more competitive.  Practices are held Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 5:30-7 pm at Hard'ack.  We are part of the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League and will take part in Saturday jamborees.  Travel is limited to mainly the Chittenden county area, but may include an end of year jamboree in Middlebury and playoffs. Phantoms play in the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League (NVTYL). League website can be found here.
 
Wednesday July 29, 2020
12:00 AM - 12:00 PM    5K, 3K, & 1K Trail Runs at Hard'ack - No registration required
WE ARE BACK!!! People have been asking and we figured it was about time to kick off the trail running series for the rest of the summer. This year the series is going to look a little bit different than it has in the past. To avoid gathering crowds we will set up the course and encourage people to get out and run it each week. For people who don't want to run or would like to bring your kids, walking is encouraged as well. Each Friday we will post on our Facebook page asking who ran/ walked and what their time was or for a picture if you chose not to time yourself. Participants will be asked to post a picture of themselves on the trail, before or after. Comment that picture on our Facebook post for your chance to win a local gift card!!!Right now there is only 1 course set up. That course is marked by orange field paint on the ground. There is a start/ finish line in the back fields and there are arrows sending your out and bringing your back. The course with the orange arrows is 1.8 miles (3k). We are working on clearing all the single track area to set up another course. Summary- 1 course set up marked by orange field paint arrows on the ground (1.8 miles)- Course has the same start and finish line. - Orange arrow course is only on the wider cross country trails - Run the course any day that week and post a picture on our Facebook status Friday for your chance to win a local gift card. - If you don't want to run, bring your kids for a nice walk- No registration requiredPhoto Credit: Stina Booth
 
Thursday July 30, 2020
12:00 AM - 12:00 PM    5K, 3K, & 1K Trail Runs at Hard'ack - No registration required
WE ARE BACK!!! People have been asking and we figured it was about time to kick off the trail running series for the rest of the summer. This year the series is going to look a little bit different than it has in the past. To avoid gathering crowds we will set up the course and encourage people to get out and run it each week. For people who don't want to run or would like to bring your kids, walking is encouraged as well. Each Friday we will post on our Facebook page asking who ran/ walked and what their time was or for a picture if you chose not to time yourself. Participants will be asked to post a picture of themselves on the trail, before or after. Comment that picture on our Facebook post for your chance to win a local gift card!!!Right now there is only 1 course set up. That course is marked by orange field paint on the ground. There is a start/ finish line in the back fields and there are arrows sending your out and bringing your back. The course with the orange arrows is 1.8 miles (3k). We are working on clearing all the single track area to set up another course. Summary- 1 course set up marked by orange field paint arrows on the ground (1.8 miles)- Course has the same start and finish line. - Orange arrow course is only on the wider cross country trails - Run the course any day that week and post a picture on our Facebook status Friday for your chance to win a local gift card. - If you don't want to run, bring your kids for a nice walk- No registration requiredPhoto Credit: Stina Booth
 
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM    Phantoms Lacrosse - Summer Lax Mini Camp
PHANTOMS SUMMER MINI CAMP 2020July 14th - August 6th Tuesdays and Thursdays for a total of 8 sessions. This will be open to both boys and girls ages 9 and up. We will warm up together before splitting into separate groups of boys and girls for specialized skill work.   During this mini camp kids will work on:- Stretching and conditioning (easing back into the action)- Skill based drills (dusting the rust on basic skills. Ground balls, throwing/ catching, cradling and dodging.- Work position based skills (Attack: feeding, fast break and shooting. Midd: grounds balls, passing, running, stick checks. Defense: positioning, long toss, stick checks, break out) - Small sided mini games- Scrimmages (intra-squad, provided there are enough kids for that age/ ability)- Having fun and staying safe. The main goal of this camp is to get kids outside and having fun playing the game they enjoy. Below is a list of the guidelines put in place by the state of Vermont in regards to Covid-19. The Recreation Department will follow all of the guidelines and put kids safety at the top of our priorities. 9.1 Sports/Organized Sports Including Youth Leagues, Adult Leagues, Practices, Games, and Tournaments (Effective 6/15) Sports involving no or low-contact (e.g., tennis) or short-duration, incidental contact (e.g., soccer, softball, baseball, lacrosse, volleyball, hockey) may initiate expanded team practice sessions that include small-sided, intra-squad scrimmages. High contact sports, or those which necessitate significant, longer-duration, close contact (e.g., wrestling, basketball, football) are not currently allowed to engage in intra-squad scrimmages or inter-squad games, but may conduct no and low contact physical conditioning and skill building drills. Keep participants in small groups. Group numbers, including players, coaches and officials, may not exceed current limits on social gatherings - currently 25 or fewer individuals. Wherever possible, the same coach(es) should remain with the same group each practice. The number of spectators should be limited as much as possible and in no case should the number of spectators exceed current limits on social gatherings. Prioritize outdoor, as opposed to indoor, activity (e.g. training sessions and matches) as much as possible. During times when players are not actively participating in practice or competition, attention should be given to maintaining social distancing by increasing space between players on the sidelines, dugouts, or benches. During competition, alter spacing of participants, officials, and coaches to achieve physical distancing to the greatest extent possible (e.g., consider moving baseball/softball umpires behind the pitcher and moving the catcher further behind the plate). All players, coaches, officials, staff, and spectators must have a cloth facial covering in their possession to be used, as necessary, when physical distancing measures are difficult to maintain. Face coverings should be worn as much as possible. Equipment, and other supplies touched by participants, must be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected regularly. Limit sharing equipment as much as possible. No spitting on the field or sideline. No sharing of water bottles. Competition between Vermont clubs (i.e., inter-squad games) is currently anticipated to be able to resume starting July 1. Games must be conducted as individual sporting events; “jamboree” or tournament-style play (one team playing multiple games vs multiple opponents in a single day/weekend) is not currently permitted. Individual players from bordering states who belong to a Vermont-based club, organization or league may participate but must follow Vermont state recreational visitation guidelines. ____________________________________________________________________Our Purpose:The Phantoms Lacrosse Club was started in the 1990's with the goal of introducing the game to the youth of Franklin County.  Since our first season, there has a been a small of group of volunteers steering the club.  The primary purpose is to teach and promote the game of lacrosse in a fun, safe, and respectful environment.  We believe in "Honoring the Game."  This means as a club we strive to instill the values of sportsmanship, respect, teamwork, fair play and the love of the game.  These values are important in developing our youth into contributing members of our community.  As a member of US Lacrosse, we follow the practices outlined by the Positive Coaching Alliance.NEW!!! Sibling Discount. The 1st and 2nd child are regular price, the 3rd child is 50% off and the 4th child is FREE!! All children must be registered at the same time, on the same invoice to receive the discount. Applies to immediate family only.   - All uniforms are provided- Families must provide helmets for the kids in all levels except Pre-k and K. WHY IS THE PRICE $30 MORE THAN LAST YEAR?This year St. Albans Recreation will be submitting the US Lacrosse Memberships for all players, saving families an extra step of signing up and purchasing that membership. All players who play in the NVTYL must have a valid US Lacrosse membership. Membership only required for grades 3-8. If you already have an up to date US Lacrosse membership please call the office and we will take $30 off the registration cost.  Our Programs This is a basic outline of what we offer.  New members are welcome at all ages!   4 and 5 year olds-  Our initiation program is geared towards teaching the basic skills of lacrosse.  The rules of the game and required equipment are very different for boys and girls lacrosse, and we are excited to offer both a co-ed option and a girls option at the PK and K level. This program will teach the skills of lacrosse through fun games and drills designed to get kids excited about the sport. Through working on hand eye coordination and movement we will prepare kids for the next level of the game. Practice will be Thursdayt nights from 5:30-6:30 pm AT THE BARLOW STREET COMMUNITY CENTER FIELDS.Required Equipment for all players grade 1 and up Girls: Cleats, mouth guard and eye protection Boys: Cleats, helmet, shoulder pads, elbow pads, gloves, mouth guard).  Grades 1-2 - Building off from the introduction program for PK and K kids our 1st and 2nd graders will continue to learn the skill and rules of the game. Practices are held once a week on Wednesdays from 5:30-6:30 pm at Hard'ack for both the boys and girls groups. There are no full field games, but rather small sided games that help promote individual skills and concepts. This program is focused on having fun and getting kids excited about lacrosse. Travel is usually limited to Hard'ack or Collins Perley Complex.  Grades 3-4 Girls - Basic skills practice is still an important focus.  Growing the girls game is important.  Much of the time will be spent practicing the basic skills, having fun and introducing some basic team concepts.  Kids will play on a half field with smaller goals to reinforce stick skill and movement. 6 players on the field at once. Practices are held twice a week on Tuesdays and Fridays during the evening at Hard'ack.  Jamborees are held on Saturday or Sunday.  Travel is limited to the Chittenden County area, but may include a jamboree in Middlebury. Grades 3-4 Boys - Basic skills practice is still enforced, but some basic full field concepts will be introduced.  This is a fun introduction to the full field game.  Kids will play on a half field with smaller goals to reinforce stick skill and movement. 6 players on the field at once. Practices will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30-6:30 pm at Hard'ack.  Jamborees are held on Saturday.  Travel is usually limited to the greater Chittenden County area, but may include a jamboree in Middlebury or elsewhere.    Grades 5-6 Boys - Focus is still on basic stick and body skills. Skills are honed throughout the season and are essential to teaching team concepts. Players learn about some basic team concepts.  Kids will play on a half field with smaller goals to reinforce stick skill and movement. 6 players on the field at once. Practices will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30-7 pm at Hard'ack.  Jamborees are held on Saturday.   Travel is usually limited to the greater Chittenden County area, but may include a jamboree in Middlebury and playoffs.Grades 5-6 Girls - Skills learned at the 3-4 level will continue to develop and perfect.  Work on team development and movement on the field.  Kids will play on a full field with regular sized goals to get them prepared for the next level. 6 players on the field at once. Practices are on Tuesdays and Fridays from 5:30-7 pm at Hard'ack.  Jamborees are held on Saturday or Sunday.  Travel is limited to the Chittenden County area, but may include a jamboree in Middlebury.   Grades 7-8 Girls - You are never to old to start!  Skills will be a strong focus, but team concepts are essential as players are becoming more competitive.  Practices are held two or three evenings per week (days TBD) for 1.5 - 2 hours .  We are part of the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League and will take part in Saturday jamborees.  Travel is limited to mainly the Chittenden county area, but may include an end of year jamboree in Middlebury and playoffs. Grades 7-8 Boys -  You are never to old to start!  Skills will be a strong focus, but team concepts are essential as players are becoming more competitive.  Practices are held Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 5:30-7 pm at Hard'ack.  We are part of the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League and will take part in Saturday jamborees.  Travel is limited to mainly the Chittenden county area, but may include an end of year jamboree in Middlebury and playoffs. Phantoms play in the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League (NVTYL). League website can be found here.
 
Friday July 31, 2020
12:00 AM - 12:00 PM    5K, 3K, & 1K Trail Runs at Hard'ack - No registration required
WE ARE BACK!!! People have been asking and we figured it was about time to kick off the trail running series for the rest of the summer. This year the series is going to look a little bit different than it has in the past. To avoid gathering crowds we will set up the course and encourage people to get out and run it each week. For people who don't want to run or would like to bring your kids, walking is encouraged as well. Each Friday we will post on our Facebook page asking who ran/ walked and what their time was or for a picture if you chose not to time yourself. Participants will be asked to post a picture of themselves on the trail, before or after. Comment that picture on our Facebook post for your chance to win a local gift card!!!Right now there is only 1 course set up. That course is marked by orange field paint on the ground. There is a start/ finish line in the back fields and there are arrows sending your out and bringing your back. The course with the orange arrows is 1.8 miles (3k). We are working on clearing all the single track area to set up another course. Summary- 1 course set up marked by orange field paint arrows on the ground (1.8 miles)- Course has the same start and finish line. - Orange arrow course is only on the wider cross country trails - Run the course any day that week and post a picture on our Facebook status Friday for your chance to win a local gift card. - If you don't want to run, bring your kids for a nice walk- No registration requiredPhoto Credit: Stina Booth
 
Saturday August 1, 2020
12:00 AM - 12:00 PM    5K, 3K, & 1K Trail Runs at Hard'ack - No registration required
WE ARE BACK!!! People have been asking and we figured it was about time to kick off the trail running series for the rest of the summer. This year the series is going to look a little bit different than it has in the past. To avoid gathering crowds we will set up the course and encourage people to get out and run it each week. For people who don't want to run or would like to bring your kids, walking is encouraged as well. Each Friday we will post on our Facebook page asking who ran/ walked and what their time was or for a picture if you chose not to time yourself. Participants will be asked to post a picture of themselves on the trail, before or after. Comment that picture on our Facebook post for your chance to win a local gift card!!!Right now there is only 1 course set up. That course is marked by orange field paint on the ground. There is a start/ finish line in the back fields and there are arrows sending your out and bringing your back. The course with the orange arrows is 1.8 miles (3k). We are working on clearing all the single track area to set up another course. Summary- 1 course set up marked by orange field paint arrows on the ground (1.8 miles)- Course has the same start and finish line. - Orange arrow course is only on the wider cross country trails - Run the course any day that week and post a picture on our Facebook status Friday for your chance to win a local gift card. - If you don't want to run, bring your kids for a nice walk- No registration requiredPhoto Credit: Stina Booth
 
Sunday August 2, 2020
12:00 AM - 12:00 PM    5K, 3K, & 1K Trail Runs at Hard'ack - No registration required
WE ARE BACK!!! People have been asking and we figured it was about time to kick off the trail running series for the rest of the summer. This year the series is going to look a little bit different than it has in the past. To avoid gathering crowds we will set up the course and encourage people to get out and run it each week. For people who don't want to run or would like to bring your kids, walking is encouraged as well. Each Friday we will post on our Facebook page asking who ran/ walked and what their time was or for a picture if you chose not to time yourself. Participants will be asked to post a picture of themselves on the trail, before or after. Comment that picture on our Facebook post for your chance to win a local gift card!!!Right now there is only 1 course set up. That course is marked by orange field paint on the ground. There is a start/ finish line in the back fields and there are arrows sending your out and bringing your back. The course with the orange arrows is 1.8 miles (3k). We are working on clearing all the single track area to set up another course. Summary- 1 course set up marked by orange field paint arrows on the ground (1.8 miles)- Course has the same start and finish line. - Orange arrow course is only on the wider cross country trails - Run the course any day that week and post a picture on our Facebook status Friday for your chance to win a local gift card. - If you don't want to run, bring your kids for a nice walk- No registration requiredPhoto Credit: Stina Booth
 
Monday August 3, 2020
12:00 AM - 12:00 PM    5K, 3K, & 1K Trail Runs at Hard'ack - No registration required
WE ARE BACK!!! People have been asking and we figured it was about time to kick off the trail running series for the rest of the summer. This year the series is going to look a little bit different than it has in the past. To avoid gathering crowds we will set up the course and encourage people to get out and run it each week. For people who don't want to run or would like to bring your kids, walking is encouraged as well. Each Friday we will post on our Facebook page asking who ran/ walked and what their time was or for a picture if you chose not to time yourself. Participants will be asked to post a picture of themselves on the trail, before or after. Comment that picture on our Facebook post for your chance to win a local gift card!!!Right now there is only 1 course set up. That course is marked by orange field paint on the ground. There is a start/ finish line in the back fields and there are arrows sending your out and bringing your back. The course with the orange arrows is 1.8 miles (3k). We are working on clearing all the single track area to set up another course. Summary- 1 course set up marked by orange field paint arrows on the ground (1.8 miles)- Course has the same start and finish line. - Orange arrow course is only on the wider cross country trails - Run the course any day that week and post a picture on our Facebook status Friday for your chance to win a local gift card. - If you don't want to run, bring your kids for a nice walk- No registration requiredPhoto Credit: Stina Booth
 
Tuesday August 4, 2020
12:00 AM - 12:00 PM    5K, 3K, & 1K Trail Runs at Hard'ack - No registration required
WE ARE BACK!!! People have been asking and we figured it was about time to kick off the trail running series for the rest of the summer. This year the series is going to look a little bit different than it has in the past. To avoid gathering crowds we will set up the course and encourage people to get out and run it each week. For people who don't want to run or would like to bring your kids, walking is encouraged as well. Each Friday we will post on our Facebook page asking who ran/ walked and what their time was or for a picture if you chose not to time yourself. Participants will be asked to post a picture of themselves on the trail, before or after. Comment that picture on our Facebook post for your chance to win a local gift card!!!Right now there is only 1 course set up. That course is marked by orange field paint on the ground. There is a start/ finish line in the back fields and there are arrows sending your out and bringing your back. The course with the orange arrows is 1.8 miles (3k). We are working on clearing all the single track area to set up another course. Summary- 1 course set up marked by orange field paint arrows on the ground (1.8 miles)- Course has the same start and finish line. - Orange arrow course is only on the wider cross country trails - Run the course any day that week and post a picture on our Facebook status Friday for your chance to win a local gift card. - If you don't want to run, bring your kids for a nice walk- No registration requiredPhoto Credit: Stina Booth
 
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM    Phantoms Lacrosse - Summer Lax Mini Camp
PHANTOMS SUMMER MINI CAMP 2020July 14th - August 6th Tuesdays and Thursdays for a total of 8 sessions. This will be open to both boys and girls ages 9 and up. We will warm up together before splitting into separate groups of boys and girls for specialized skill work.   During this mini camp kids will work on:- Stretching and conditioning (easing back into the action)- Skill based drills (dusting the rust on basic skills. Ground balls, throwing/ catching, cradling and dodging.- Work position based skills (Attack: feeding, fast break and shooting. Midd: grounds balls, passing, running, stick checks. Defense: positioning, long toss, stick checks, break out) - Small sided mini games- Scrimmages (intra-squad, provided there are enough kids for that age/ ability)- Having fun and staying safe. The main goal of this camp is to get kids outside and having fun playing the game they enjoy. Below is a list of the guidelines put in place by the state of Vermont in regards to Covid-19. The Recreation Department will follow all of the guidelines and put kids safety at the top of our priorities. 9.1 Sports/Organized Sports Including Youth Leagues, Adult Leagues, Practices, Games, and Tournaments (Effective 6/15) Sports involving no or low-contact (e.g., tennis) or short-duration, incidental contact (e.g., soccer, softball, baseball, lacrosse, volleyball, hockey) may initiate expanded team practice sessions that include small-sided, intra-squad scrimmages. High contact sports, or those which necessitate significant, longer-duration, close contact (e.g., wrestling, basketball, football) are not currently allowed to engage in intra-squad scrimmages or inter-squad games, but may conduct no and low contact physical conditioning and skill building drills. Keep participants in small groups. Group numbers, including players, coaches and officials, may not exceed current limits on social gatherings - currently 25 or fewer individuals. Wherever possible, the same coach(es) should remain with the same group each practice. The number of spectators should be limited as much as possible and in no case should the number of spectators exceed current limits on social gatherings. Prioritize outdoor, as opposed to indoor, activity (e.g. training sessions and matches) as much as possible. During times when players are not actively participating in practice or competition, attention should be given to maintaining social distancing by increasing space between players on the sidelines, dugouts, or benches. During competition, alter spacing of participants, officials, and coaches to achieve physical distancing to the greatest extent possible (e.g., consider moving baseball/softball umpires behind the pitcher and moving the catcher further behind the plate). All players, coaches, officials, staff, and spectators must have a cloth facial covering in their possession to be used, as necessary, when physical distancing measures are difficult to maintain. Face coverings should be worn as much as possible. Equipment, and other supplies touched by participants, must be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected regularly. Limit sharing equipment as much as possible. No spitting on the field or sideline. No sharing of water bottles. Competition between Vermont clubs (i.e., inter-squad games) is currently anticipated to be able to resume starting July 1. Games must be conducted as individual sporting events; “jamboree” or tournament-style play (one team playing multiple games vs multiple opponents in a single day/weekend) is not currently permitted. Individual players from bordering states who belong to a Vermont-based club, organization or league may participate but must follow Vermont state recreational visitation guidelines. ____________________________________________________________________Our Purpose:The Phantoms Lacrosse Club was started in the 1990's with the goal of introducing the game to the youth of Franklin County.  Since our first season, there has a been a small of group of volunteers steering the club.  The primary purpose is to teach and promote the game of lacrosse in a fun, safe, and respectful environment.  We believe in "Honoring the Game."  This means as a club we strive to instill the values of sportsmanship, respect, teamwork, fair play and the love of the game.  These values are important in developing our youth into contributing members of our community.  As a member of US Lacrosse, we follow the practices outlined by the Positive Coaching Alliance.NEW!!! Sibling Discount. The 1st and 2nd child are regular price, the 3rd child is 50% off and the 4th child is FREE!! All children must be registered at the same time, on the same invoice to receive the discount. Applies to immediate family only.   - All uniforms are provided- Families must provide helmets for the kids in all levels except Pre-k and K. WHY IS THE PRICE $30 MORE THAN LAST YEAR?This year St. Albans Recreation will be submitting the US Lacrosse Memberships for all players, saving families an extra step of signing up and purchasing that membership. All players who play in the NVTYL must have a valid US Lacrosse membership. Membership only required for grades 3-8. If you already have an up to date US Lacrosse membership please call the office and we will take $30 off the registration cost.  Our Programs This is a basic outline of what we offer.  New members are welcome at all ages!   4 and 5 year olds-  Our initiation program is geared towards teaching the basic skills of lacrosse.  The rules of the game and required equipment are very different for boys and girls lacrosse, and we are excited to offer both a co-ed option and a girls option at the PK and K level. This program will teach the skills of lacrosse through fun games and drills designed to get kids excited about the sport. Through working on hand eye coordination and movement we will prepare kids for the next level of the game. Practice will be Thursdayt nights from 5:30-6:30 pm AT THE BARLOW STREET COMMUNITY CENTER FIELDS.Required Equipment for all players grade 1 and up Girls: Cleats, mouth guard and eye protection Boys: Cleats, helmet, shoulder pads, elbow pads, gloves, mouth guard).  Grades 1-2 - Building off from the introduction program for PK and K kids our 1st and 2nd graders will continue to learn the skill and rules of the game. Practices are held once a week on Wednesdays from 5:30-6:30 pm at Hard'ack for both the boys and girls groups. There are no full field games, but rather small sided games that help promote individual skills and concepts. This program is focused on having fun and getting kids excited about lacrosse. Travel is usually limited to Hard'ack or Collins Perley Complex.  Grades 3-4 Girls - Basic skills practice is still an important focus.  Growing the girls game is important.  Much of the time will be spent practicing the basic skills, having fun and introducing some basic team concepts.  Kids will play on a half field with smaller goals to reinforce stick skill and movement. 6 players on the field at once. Practices are held twice a week on Tuesdays and Fridays during the evening at Hard'ack.  Jamborees are held on Saturday or Sunday.  Travel is limited to the Chittenden County area, but may include a jamboree in Middlebury. Grades 3-4 Boys - Basic skills practice is still enforced, but some basic full field concepts will be introduced.  This is a fun introduction to the full field game.  Kids will play on a half field with smaller goals to reinforce stick skill and movement. 6 players on the field at once. Practices will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30-6:30 pm at Hard'ack.  Jamborees are held on Saturday.  Travel is usually limited to the greater Chittenden County area, but may include a jamboree in Middlebury or elsewhere.    Grades 5-6 Boys - Focus is still on basic stick and body skills. Skills are honed throughout the season and are essential to teaching team concepts. Players learn about some basic team concepts.  Kids will play on a half field with smaller goals to reinforce stick skill and movement. 6 players on the field at once. Practices will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30-7 pm at Hard'ack.  Jamborees are held on Saturday.   Travel is usually limited to the greater Chittenden County area, but may include a jamboree in Middlebury and playoffs.Grades 5-6 Girls - Skills learned at the 3-4 level will continue to develop and perfect.  Work on team development and movement on the field.  Kids will play on a full field with regular sized goals to get them prepared for the next level. 6 players on the field at once. Practices are on Tuesdays and Fridays from 5:30-7 pm at Hard'ack.  Jamborees are held on Saturday or Sunday.  Travel is limited to the Chittenden County area, but may include a jamboree in Middlebury.   Grades 7-8 Girls - You are never to old to start!  Skills will be a strong focus, but team concepts are essential as players are becoming more competitive.  Practices are held two or three evenings per week (days TBD) for 1.5 - 2 hours .  We are part of the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League and will take part in Saturday jamborees.  Travel is limited to mainly the Chittenden county area, but may include an end of year jamboree in Middlebury and playoffs. Grades 7-8 Boys -  You are never to old to start!  Skills will be a strong focus, but team concepts are essential as players are becoming more competitive.  Practices are held Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 5:30-7 pm at Hard'ack.  We are part of the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League and will take part in Saturday jamborees.  Travel is limited to mainly the Chittenden county area, but may include an end of year jamboree in Middlebury and playoffs. Phantoms play in the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League (NVTYL). League website can be found here.
 
Wednesday August 5, 2020
12:00 AM - 12:00 PM    5K, 3K, & 1K Trail Runs at Hard'ack - No registration required
WE ARE BACK!!! People have been asking and we figured it was about time to kick off the trail running series for the rest of the summer. This year the series is going to look a little bit different than it has in the past. To avoid gathering crowds we will set up the course and encourage people to get out and run it each week. For people who don't want to run or would like to bring your kids, walking is encouraged as well. Each Friday we will post on our Facebook page asking who ran/ walked and what their time was or for a picture if you chose not to time yourself. Participants will be asked to post a picture of themselves on the trail, before or after. Comment that picture on our Facebook post for your chance to win a local gift card!!!Right now there is only 1 course set up. That course is marked by orange field paint on the ground. There is a start/ finish line in the back fields and there are arrows sending your out and bringing your back. The course with the orange arrows is 1.8 miles (3k). We are working on clearing all the single track area to set up another course. Summary- 1 course set up marked by orange field paint arrows on the ground (1.8 miles)- Course has the same start and finish line. - Orange arrow course is only on the wider cross country trails - Run the course any day that week and post a picture on our Facebook status Friday for your chance to win a local gift card. - If you don't want to run, bring your kids for a nice walk- No registration requiredPhoto Credit: Stina Booth
 
Thursday August 6, 2020
12:00 AM - 12:00 PM    5K, 3K, & 1K Trail Runs at Hard'ack - No registration required
WE ARE BACK!!! People have been asking and we figured it was about time to kick off the trail running series for the rest of the summer. This year the series is going to look a little bit different than it has in the past. To avoid gathering crowds we will set up the course and encourage people to get out and run it each week. For people who don't want to run or would like to bring your kids, walking is encouraged as well. Each Friday we will post on our Facebook page asking who ran/ walked and what their time was or for a picture if you chose not to time yourself. Participants will be asked to post a picture of themselves on the trail, before or after. Comment that picture on our Facebook post for your chance to win a local gift card!!!Right now there is only 1 course set up. That course is marked by orange field paint on the ground. There is a start/ finish line in the back fields and there are arrows sending your out and bringing your back. The course with the orange arrows is 1.8 miles (3k). We are working on clearing all the single track area to set up another course. Summary- 1 course set up marked by orange field paint arrows on the ground (1.8 miles)- Course has the same start and finish line. - Orange arrow course is only on the wider cross country trails - Run the course any day that week and post a picture on our Facebook status Friday for your chance to win a local gift card. - If you don't want to run, bring your kids for a nice walk- No registration requiredPhoto Credit: Stina Booth
 
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM    Phantoms Lacrosse - Summer Lax Mini Camp
PHANTOMS SUMMER MINI CAMP 2020July 14th - August 6th Tuesdays and Thursdays for a total of 8 sessions. This will be open to both boys and girls ages 9 and up. We will warm up together before splitting into separate groups of boys and girls for specialized skill work.   During this mini camp kids will work on:- Stretching and conditioning (easing back into the action)- Skill based drills (dusting the rust on basic skills. Ground balls, throwing/ catching, cradling and dodging.- Work position based skills (Attack: feeding, fast break and shooting. Midd: grounds balls, passing, running, stick checks. Defense: positioning, long toss, stick checks, break out) - Small sided mini games- Scrimmages (intra-squad, provided there are enough kids for that age/ ability)- Having fun and staying safe. The main goal of this camp is to get kids outside and having fun playing the game they enjoy. Below is a list of the guidelines put in place by the state of Vermont in regards to Covid-19. The Recreation Department will follow all of the guidelines and put kids safety at the top of our priorities. 9.1 Sports/Organized Sports Including Youth Leagues, Adult Leagues, Practices, Games, and Tournaments (Effective 6/15) Sports involving no or low-contact (e.g., tennis) or short-duration, incidental contact (e.g., soccer, softball, baseball, lacrosse, volleyball, hockey) may initiate expanded team practice sessions that include small-sided, intra-squad scrimmages. High contact sports, or those which necessitate significant, longer-duration, close contact (e.g., wrestling, basketball, football) are not currently allowed to engage in intra-squad scrimmages or inter-squad games, but may conduct no and low contact physical conditioning and skill building drills. Keep participants in small groups. Group numbers, including players, coaches and officials, may not exceed current limits on social gatherings - currently 25 or fewer individuals. Wherever possible, the same coach(es) should remain with the same group each practice. The number of spectators should be limited as much as possible and in no case should the number of spectators exceed current limits on social gatherings. Prioritize outdoor, as opposed to indoor, activity (e.g. training sessions and matches) as much as possible. During times when players are not actively participating in practice or competition, attention should be given to maintaining social distancing by increasing space between players on the sidelines, dugouts, or benches. During competition, alter spacing of participants, officials, and coaches to achieve physical distancing to the greatest extent possible (e.g., consider moving baseball/softball umpires behind the pitcher and moving the catcher further behind the plate). All players, coaches, officials, staff, and spectators must have a cloth facial covering in their possession to be used, as necessary, when physical distancing measures are difficult to maintain. Face coverings should be worn as much as possible. Equipment, and other supplies touched by participants, must be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected regularly. Limit sharing equipment as much as possible. No spitting on the field or sideline. No sharing of water bottles. Competition between Vermont clubs (i.e., inter-squad games) is currently anticipated to be able to resume starting July 1. Games must be conducted as individual sporting events; “jamboree” or tournament-style play (one team playing multiple games vs multiple opponents in a single day/weekend) is not currently permitted. Individual players from bordering states who belong to a Vermont-based club, organization or league may participate but must follow Vermont state recreational visitation guidelines. ____________________________________________________________________Our Purpose:The Phantoms Lacrosse Club was started in the 1990's with the goal of introducing the game to the youth of Franklin County.  Since our first season, there has a been a small of group of volunteers steering the club.  The primary purpose is to teach and promote the game of lacrosse in a fun, safe, and respectful environment.  We believe in "Honoring the Game."  This means as a club we strive to instill the values of sportsmanship, respect, teamwork, fair play and the love of the game.  These values are important in developing our youth into contributing members of our community.  As a member of US Lacrosse, we follow the practices outlined by the Positive Coaching Alliance.NEW!!! Sibling Discount. The 1st and 2nd child are regular price, the 3rd child is 50% off and the 4th child is FREE!! All children must be registered at the same time, on the same invoice to receive the discount. Applies to immediate family only.   - All uniforms are provided- Families must provide helmets for the kids in all levels except Pre-k and K. WHY IS THE PRICE $30 MORE THAN LAST YEAR?This year St. Albans Recreation will be submitting the US Lacrosse Memberships for all players, saving families an extra step of signing up and purchasing that membership. All players who play in the NVTYL must have a valid US Lacrosse membership. Membership only required for grades 3-8. If you already have an up to date US Lacrosse membership please call the office and we will take $30 off the registration cost.  Our Programs This is a basic outline of what we offer.  New members are welcome at all ages!   4 and 5 year olds-  Our initiation program is geared towards teaching the basic skills of lacrosse.  The rules of the game and required equipment are very different for boys and girls lacrosse, and we are excited to offer both a co-ed option and a girls option at the PK and K level. This program will teach the skills of lacrosse through fun games and drills designed to get kids excited about the sport. Through working on hand eye coordination and movement we will prepare kids for the next level of the game. Practice will be Thursdayt nights from 5:30-6:30 pm AT THE BARLOW STREET COMMUNITY CENTER FIELDS.Required Equipment for all players grade 1 and up Girls: Cleats, mouth guard and eye protection Boys: Cleats, helmet, shoulder pads, elbow pads, gloves, mouth guard).  Grades 1-2 - Building off from the introduction program for PK and K kids our 1st and 2nd graders will continue to learn the skill and rules of the game. Practices are held once a week on Wednesdays from 5:30-6:30 pm at Hard'ack for both the boys and girls groups. There are no full field games, but rather small sided games that help promote individual skills and concepts. This program is focused on having fun and getting kids excited about lacrosse. Travel is usually limited to Hard'ack or Collins Perley Complex.  Grades 3-4 Girls - Basic skills practice is still an important focus.  Growing the girls game is important.  Much of the time will be spent practicing the basic skills, having fun and introducing some basic team concepts.  Kids will play on a half field with smaller goals to reinforce stick skill and movement. 6 players on the field at once. Practices are held twice a week on Tuesdays and Fridays during the evening at Hard'ack.  Jamborees are held on Saturday or Sunday.  Travel is limited to the Chittenden County area, but may include a jamboree in Middlebury. Grades 3-4 Boys - Basic skills practice is still enforced, but some basic full field concepts will be introduced.  This is a fun introduction to the full field game.  Kids will play on a half field with smaller goals to reinforce stick skill and movement. 6 players on the field at once. Practices will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30-6:30 pm at Hard'ack.  Jamborees are held on Saturday.  Travel is usually limited to the greater Chittenden County area, but may include a jamboree in Middlebury or elsewhere.    Grades 5-6 Boys - Focus is still on basic stick and body skills. Skills are honed throughout the season and are essential to teaching team concepts. Players learn about some basic team concepts.  Kids will play on a half field with smaller goals to reinforce stick skill and movement. 6 players on the field at once. Practices will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30-7 pm at Hard'ack.  Jamborees are held on Saturday.   Travel is usually limited to the greater Chittenden County area, but may include a jamboree in Middlebury and playoffs.Grades 5-6 Girls - Skills learned at the 3-4 level will continue to develop and perfect.  Work on team development and movement on the field.  Kids will play on a full field with regular sized goals to get them prepared for the next level. 6 players on the field at once. Practices are on Tuesdays and Fridays from 5:30-7 pm at Hard'ack.  Jamborees are held on Saturday or Sunday.  Travel is limited to the Chittenden County area, but may include a jamboree in Middlebury.   Grades 7-8 Girls - You are never to old to start!  Skills will be a strong focus, but team concepts are essential as players are becoming more competitive.  Practices are held two or three evenings per week (days TBD) for 1.5 - 2 hours .  We are part of the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League and will take part in Saturday jamborees.  Travel is limited to mainly the Chittenden county area, but may include an end of year jamboree in Middlebury and playoffs. Grades 7-8 Boys -  You are never to old to start!  Skills will be a strong focus, but team concepts are essential as players are becoming more competitive.  Practices are held Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 5:30-7 pm at Hard'ack.  We are part of the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League and will take part in Saturday jamborees.  Travel is limited to mainly the Chittenden county area, but may include an end of year jamboree in Middlebury and playoffs. Phantoms play in the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League (NVTYL). League website can be found here.
 
Friday August 7, 2020
12:00 AM - 12:00 PM    5K, 3K, & 1K Trail Runs at Hard'ack - No registration required
WE ARE BACK!!! People have been asking and we figured it was about time to kick off the trail running series for the rest of the summer. This year the series is going to look a little bit different than it has in the past. To avoid gathering crowds we will set up the course and encourage people to get out and run it each week. For people who don't want to run or would like to bring your kids, walking is encouraged as well. Each Friday we will post on our Facebook page asking who ran/ walked and what their time was or for a picture if you chose not to time yourself. Participants will be asked to post a picture of themselves on the trail, before or after. Comment that picture on our Facebook post for your chance to win a local gift card!!!Right now there is only 1 course set up. That course is marked by orange field paint on the ground. There is a start/ finish line in the back fields and there are arrows sending your out and bringing your back. The course with the orange arrows is 1.8 miles (3k). We are working on clearing all the single track area to set up another course. Summary- 1 course set up marked by orange field paint arrows on the ground (1.8 miles)- Course has the same start and finish line. - Orange arrow course is only on the wider cross country trails - Run the course any day that week and post a picture on our Facebook status Friday for your chance to win a local gift card. - If you don't want to run, bring your kids for a nice walk- No registration requiredPhoto Credit: Stina Booth
 
Saturday August 8, 2020
12:00 AM - 12:00 PM    5K, 3K, & 1K Trail Runs at Hard'ack - No registration required
WE ARE BACK!!! People have been asking and we figured it was about time to kick off the trail running series for the rest of the summer. This year the series is going to look a little bit different than it has in the past. To avoid gathering crowds we will set up the course and encourage people to get out and run it each week. For people who don't want to run or would like to bring your kids, walking is encouraged as well. Each Friday we will post on our Facebook page asking who ran/ walked and what their time was or for a picture if you chose not to time yourself. Participants will be asked to post a picture of themselves on the trail, before or after. Comment that picture on our Facebook post for your chance to win a local gift card!!!Right now there is only 1 course set up. That course is marked by orange field paint on the ground. There is a start/ finish line in the back fields and there are arrows sending your out and bringing your back. The course with the orange arrows is 1.8 miles (3k). We are working on clearing all the single track area to set up another course. Summary- 1 course set up marked by orange field paint arrows on the ground (1.8 miles)- Course has the same start and finish line. - Orange arrow course is only on the wider cross country trails - Run the course any day that week and post a picture on our Facebook status Friday for your chance to win a local gift card. - If you don't want to run, bring your kids for a nice walk- No registration requiredPhoto Credit: Stina Booth