ACALANES LACROSSE - A TRADITION OF EXCELLENCE

The Acalanes Lacrosse Club was founded in 1988 and was comprised of student athletes from Acalanes, Miramonte and Campolindo High Schools. As consistent challengers for the California Division 1 North Championship, Acalanes High School Was one of the most powerful clubs in the west. In the early nineties, there was only a single varsity team, but as the decade wore on, the program grew. A JV team was formed to accommodate the increased participation, followed by an entire Juniors Program. By the early 2000s, the club was running out of field space for the newest wave of young lacrosse players. The only solution lay in becoming a CIF sport.

In the Spring of 2002, the Acalanes Dons took the field for the first time. The Dons exploded into the league, seizing a championship in their very first season. Sixteen years later, they take the field as one of the top teams in Northern California. Over the past 30 years, the Dons Lacrosse program has fostered the development of over eight hundred lacrosse athletes.

EQUIPMENT REQUIRED FOR FULL PARTICIPATION
Helmet, Gloves, Shoulder Pads, Elbow Pads, Athletic Cup, Stick, Mouthpiece, Cleats, Shooting Shirts (Varsity Only).

THE SCHEDULE FOR TRYOUTS
February 5th - Field TBD. Please check back at this site or look for an email from Coach Ringwood.

You will need your athletic clearance completed, submitted to Randy Takahashi (he then returns it to you with a slip confirming that everything is good) and turned in to Coach Ringwood on that first day in order to be able to participate.Whether we are at Stanley or somewhere at Acalanes practices will be directly after school for about a month or until soccer seasons finish. If you are in a Winter sport do not come out to tryouts until your current season is done! 

ATHLETIC CLEARANCES
The athletic clearance is what you receive from Randy Takahashi, the Acalanes Athletic Director, after you have completed all the necessary procedures found here: http://www.acalanes.k12.ca.us/Page/2566

Follow those instructions TO THE T, print out what needs to be printed and hand it in to Randy. He will in turn give you back your Summary Page with a small slip stapled onto it that says you are cleared for a spring sport. You then will give that form to your coach on the first day of tryouts and you are cleared to play. If you do not have said slip stapled to the Summary Page you will not be allowed to play until you do. After you have completed everything online you will print out the summary page, turn it into Randy Takahashi and he will then give you back the slip saying that you are approved. 

GAME SCHEDULE

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What do I need for tryouts?
1. Athletic Clearance

2. Helmet, cleats, stick, shoulder pads, gloves, elbow pads, mouth piece and RUNNING SHOES! Bring all these things EVERY DAY.

What if I already did this for another sport?
Gotta do it all over again for spring sports. You don't need another physical but everything else needs to be done again. 

What if I am still playing a Winter Sport? Do I still come to tryouts?
No. come when that sport is done for the year and you will be able to tryout for any team that you are interested in playing on. You will get a 3 day tryout with that team. 

Is Lacrosse a Cut Sport?
Yes, but only at the Varsity level. Freshman, Sophomores, Juniors will always be able to play on JV. Varsity however has a limited space and seniors who did not make the team are ineligible to play JV. 

COACHING STAFF
Varsity: Brent Ringwood, Alex Richmond, Nate Vance
JV: Peter Harris, Marshall Morse

TEAM PARENTS
JV: Mary Caprio, Jenny Shepherd
Varsity: Jenny Watson

VARSITY JACKETS
Varsity jackets or Boathouse Jackets as they are commonly known, can be purchased after tryouts and you find out what team you are on. 

Thanks everyone for your continued support. We are looking forward to this season and competing for yet another NCS Championship!!!!

 
Sincerely,

Coach Ringwood
Varsity Head Coach 
Acalanes Boys Lacrosse
DonsLax@gmail.com

 

CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE PROGRAM

THE ACALANES BOYS LACROSSE PROGRAM IS SELF-FUNDED; WE RECEIVE NOTHING FROM THE DISTRICT OFFICE. YOUR FULL PARTICIPATION AND CONTRIBUTIONS IS THE ONLY WAY WE KEEP OUR STRONG TRADITION ALIVE. 

In Season: Being that this year we do not have a full understanding of how many players are coming out we have not been able to finalize our budget yet. Usually dues are between $275-$350. The budget will be posted here on Acalanes High School site. Once the budget is finalized, you will go to the Acalanes Web Store (go to sports, then spring) and pay the per player amount. BOOSTERS: Each player is expected to sell $50 in Booster Raffle tickets. This, only with the Booster's party basket we build are a major part of our yearly funding. Please see Paul Wickline if you have not received your Booster Raffle tickets. 

Off-Season: We have three fundraisers for off season: LAX.COM store, Program Ad Sales and the eTeamSponsor event. 

LAX.COM is already underway.

Program Ad Sales: Our game program was created to add spirit and hand out at home games. These programs include pictures, schedules, rosters, player bios, etc. Its like a year book for lacrosse. We sell ads in it and share it with the girls team. If you know of a local advertiser that would be interested in getting in front of this very exclusive and enthusiastic clientele as well as supporting a local high school sport, please forward Doug Watson their contact info and he will do the rest! We have digital copies of past programs that you can show if you need.  Full page ads are $1000, half page are $500, quarter page are $250 and personal business cards are $100.
Douglas C. Watson
doug@rubiconfund.net
 
The eTeamSponsor event will be held on January 24th at 5:30pm in the weight room. All players not participation in a Winter sport are expected to by there. Bring the form Doug Watson sent out, completed, along with your mobile phone. This will take roughly one hour. Then eTeamSponsor does the rest. If parents wish to contribute to the program in leiu or in addition to the eTeamSponsor event, you may write checks to the Lafayette Lacrosse Club ( Tax ID#68-0485044, P.O. Box 854, Lafayette, CA 94549) and give to one of the board members.