It is that time of year again--time for the most fun filled day of lacrosse...
7th Annual JR Schoen 3v3 LaxJam
Sunday, May 28th, 2017
In 2008, JR Schoen was a DYLAX player who, at the age of 9, lost his battle with a brain tumor. Family and friends created the JR Schoen Memorial Foundation as a way to honor his memory, provide funding for research, and to support the care and comfort of those children inflicted with life-threatening illnesses among other things. JR would be a senior at DHS graduating with his class this June.
While score is kept in the eight-minute running time games, the ultimate focus is fun, with awards given for best team costumes and best team names. Games are played on 25-yard long, short-sided fields with small goals. Kids are encouraged to be kids.
Some of the tournament’s ground rules include:
In the spirit of fun-loving competition, all good-natured ribbing, heckling and trash talk is strongly encouraged.
Referees and tournament directors have the final say in all matters, including what constitutes truly ugly shorts.
All players without a smile on their face risk suspension for lack of spirit.
So, get your imaginations and creativity going and register to be part of this Annual event.
Fairfield County Sports Photography (FCSP) is pleased to be working with Darien Youth Lacrosse once again this year to provide top-notch individual/team shots, and unparalleled action photos of select DYL games.
DYLA 2017 JR Schoen 3v3 LaxJam is scheduled for this Sunday May 28th!
There will be 8 divisions this year:
3rd & 4th Graders 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
5th & 6th Graders 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
7th & 8th Graders 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
9th & 10th Graders 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Teams will consist of four players, with teams encouraged to have at least one player from each grade. Only a limited number of team slots are available, so get your team together and register now. Details are available on the JR Schoen LaxJam tab on the website, and we will also be posting teams looking for players and players looking for teams there.
Teams will play in two hour windows. We will post the exact schedule as we get closer.
The format will be short games (7-8 minutes) on small fields, 3v3 with one sub, no goalies, and small goals. Each game is an all-out sprint, a frenzied score-fest. It should be a fun, exciting event and parents we promise it will burn off plenty of excess energy. Prizes will be awarded, and proceeds will go toward the JR Schoen Memorial. Registration will only be available through the online registration system on the DYLA website, and one player from each team should register (and pay for) the entire team. Make sure to come up with a good name and team "uniform"--the referees award extra points for style and creativity!
While we encourage players to form their own teams, if players are having difficulty finding a team (or if teams need another player), please e-mail me at email@example.com and we will keep a running list to match players and teams. These will be posted on the website on the JR Schoen LaxJam tab, so check there first if you are looking for a player or a team.
Parents--we also need volunteers to help with the event. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are willing to help during one of the sessions.