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UPDATE - 5/9/2019

Aloha all!

Lacrosse season is winding down with two more weeks of playing left!

5/12 game schedule is on the website

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The 5th Annual Schaefer Cup tournament

will be played on Saturday 5/11 in Kona.

Defending champions Honolulu Sharks,

along with HPA, Konawaena, Punahou and Saint Louis

will play a full day of lacrosse!

FIVE teams, One Cup: May the best team win!

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Happy Mother’s Day

to all our awesome Lacrosse MOMS!

Mahalo for cheering the kids

and supporting AYLA

every year on Mother’s Day!

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Here is what’s ahead:

  1. AYLA merchandise for sale at this Sunday’s game 9am-1pm
  • Cash or credit card payments accepted.
  • You may order online and pay, then pick up on Sunday
  • Great for gifts and souvenirs!
  1. Sideline reminders:
  • Cheer for your child and team positively. Refrain from negative comments, especially about players and coaches (your team or opponent).
  • Let coaches and referees do their jobs. Be kind to the officials.
  • 24-hour “rule” – if you have a concern or complaint, please wait 24 hours before contacting your coach.
  • ENJOY the game, win or lose!
  1. Upcoming Dates
  • RENTAL Gear RETURN -  5/19 at U-Haul truck at Paki Ave lot.
  • Last game of the season -  5/19 End of season potluck organized by teams
  1. Volunteer! “Many Hands Make Light Work”
  • Webmaster – Looking for someone to take over after this season.
  • Sponsorship Assistants(s) – Need help in each area to identify sponsors for uniforms and AYLA program.
  • Marketing Assistant – Need help with PR, community outreach, social media
  • Area Equipment Assistants – we need an assistant each for WW, LW, FI to coordinate with Eric Martin, our lead Equipment manager.

 

Mahalo!

AYLA Board

 


by posted 05/09/2019
East Honolulu Elementary Lacrosse Video

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by posted 04/17/2019
AYLA Update 4-6-2019

Aloha Everyone!

Great turnout at last Sunday’s scrimmage!

AYLA volunteers have been working hard to fine-tune scheduling, field operations and other logistics to make sure things go more smoothly for this Sunday’s first games.

AYLA is 100% volunteer-run with no professional staff,

 so your patience is much appreciated.

If you can help us out, contact us! There’s always room for you!

A few updates:

1. Officiating Team – We have great team this year. Given our small league and teams with players of varying skill levels and mixed ages, our refs will be focusing on safety and fun. Rules will be adapted with coaches’ agreement and may be tweaked as season goes. Mahalo for your understanding!

  • Boys – Pete Morisseau is head of boys refs, along with Ethan “Murph” Murphy, “Puddy” Khemmanivong, and Bill Vanmanen.
  • Girls – Alex Kazlausky and Danya Hakeem are the lead girls refs, along with Sarah Cauthen filling in as needed. Contact, Meg Fosnock if you have any questions or concerns.

2. PHOTO Day is 4/14 Sunday – A schedule will be posted and your team parents will be getting more info soon.

3. Good Friday games 4/19 – New this season, we are having games on Good Friday afternoon. No games on Easter Sunday. Check the schedule at www.alohalax.org or the SI Play app for your game time.

4. Sports Illustrated Play smartphone app – Be sure to download on your phone. Players, Parents and Coaches can communicate quickest this way, and you can also check your game schedule and post pictures to share with your team. https://www.siplay.com/mobile-app

See you all Sunday! GO AYLA!

Mahalo,

AYLA Board

 

 

 


by posted 04/06/2019
AYLA Spring 2019 REGISTRATION Open & other News

Aloha Everyone!

  1. 2019 SPRING Registration is LIVE!  - Early bird discount until 12/31
  • Check FAQ tab under “About AYLA” for more info.
  • Season calendar should be posted soon; Game day times TBD.
  1. Lacrosse Gear
  • Return players are expected to have their own gear next season.
  • Limited supply of rental gear is available on a first-come-first serve basis for new players. Register to rent online.
  • A great offer from Lax.com for AYLA members is back --  Promo code is Aloha20 at www.lax.com valid until 12/31/18. Get 20% off your order.
  • Black Friday deals will be coming up, too, so be on the lookout at all lacrosse retailers.
  • Sports Gear Warehouse in Kaneohe has a very limited supply of protective gear and sticks at 50% off until supplies last. This local store may stock more gear if there is interest locally.
  1. NEW UNIFORM Policy for 2019
  • All players will be asked to wear BLACK athletic shorts. You can wear your own short or buy the new AYLA logo black shorts available at our soon to open AYLA store online.
  • Team Jerseys will still be provided for the season.
  1. NEW Leeward Area in the works! If you or know anyone is interested in youth lacrosse in the Leeward area, please email  . Players, volunteers and coaches needed!                                                                         
  2. 2019 VOLUNTEERS Wanted – AYLA programs are possible only with a community of volunteers. We have many roles available that fit everyone’s commitment level and skill sets. Also new this year are volunteer incentives that can lower your playing expenses. Please indicate your area of interest when registering.

Mahalo,

AYLA Board


by posted 11/12/2018
Passing of AYLA's Founding Father Rudie Schaefer

Aloha Rudie!

Good Morning friends,

It is with deep sadness that I report the passing of Rudie Schaefer last night at 7:44pm EST surrounded by family in Connecticut. The founder of AYLA and a patriarch of Hawaii lacrosse, Rudie left an indelible impact as a men's league player, lacrosse parent, coach, referree, and AYLA president for well over a decade since its founding in 2003. He will be greatly missed.

Please keep his family in your prayers as they go through this difficult time. We will share with you information regarding any future service/event planned in Rudie's honor.

Sincerely,

Grace

Click here to make a donation.  Mahalo Nui Loa


by posted 05/18/2018
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