Mark your calendars! The JR Schoen 3v3 LaxJam will be Sunday, May 27, 2018!
JR Schoen was a 9 year old DYLA player who lost his battle with a brain tumor in 2008. Family and friends created the JR Schoen Memorial Foundation as a way to honor his memory and provide funding for research as well as other deserving causes. All proceeds of the 3v3 LaxJam go to support this great charity.
Teams compete in 8 divisions--3/4 Girls, 3/4 Boys, 5/6 Girls, 5/6 Boys, 7/8 Girls and 7/8 Boys, 9/10 Girls. 9/10 Boys. Each team will have four players, and teams are encouraged to include a minimum of one player from each grade. All games will be played on the Darien stadium turf field, and each division plays in a two hour window.
The schedule is as follows:
here will be 8 divisions this year:
3rd & 4th Graders Times TBD
5th & 6th Graders
7th & 8th Graders
9th & 10th Graders
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. While we realize this is a holiday, 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 definitely award extra points for style and creativity!
Registration will be available on the Register Online section of the website in April. The cost is $100 per team. This is the 8th year of this great event, which has become an annual tradition here at DYLA. Last year we had 80 teams participate. Schedules and rules will be available on the Documents section of the website when we get closer to the event.
Get your uniforms/costumes ready for this great day!