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IN DIVISION I ATHLETICS

 

Harvard to Host Youth Lacrosse Games and Clinics Saturday

Harvard will host the second annual Mass Bay Girls Lacrosse League Day Saturday, with the involvement of the Positive Coaching Alliance.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Harvard Athletics has teamed up with the Mass Bay Girls Lacrosse League for a second straight year surrounding a Harvard Women's lacrosse game. This year, the Positive Coaching Alliance will be involved to help create a positive, character-building experience for youth lacrosse players. The event will take place Saturday, April 7 prior to the Harvard women’s lacrosse team’s game against Brown at 1 p.m. in Harvard Stadium.

Beginning at 9 a.m., four youth lacrosse games will be played at Harvard Stadium and Soldiers Field Lacrosse Stadium, involving U13 and U15 teams from Billerica, Charlestown, Franklin, Groton-Dunstable, and Medford.  The youth games will be followed by free clinics for both parents and children. Parents will participate in the Second Goal Parent, which offers suggestions as to how to focus on helping children process the life lessons uniquely available through sports. This highly interactive workshop provides specific tips and techniques for parents to use in talking with their children on game day, developing a productive parent – coach relationship, and becoming effective and positive supporters in the stands.

The children will attend Triple Impact Athlete, a highly interactive course which provides specific tips and techniques for mastery and continuous improvement in any sport, seizing opportunities to encourage and support teammates, and competing fiercely to win within an ethical context of honoring the game.

First draw between Harvard and Brown is scheduled for 1 p.m. and admission is free to the public. Following the game, the Crimson will hold an autograph session for all fans in attendance on the field and free team photographs will be provided.