Tucker Francis Memorial Falcon Cup Lacrosse Tournament tee Shirts, are still available for purchase. ($20.00) Please place your order with Hillary Parker and tee shirts will be delivered to students.

GO FALCONS!!!

Please return uniforms from the spring season to Michael Williams. Any student athlete that has not returned the uniform by Monday, June 4, 2018, will be charged a uniform replacement fee.  Thank you all for a fantastic season!

Athletics Updates

Welcome to Spring Athletics: Lacrosse & Track for Grades 5-8!

Students in fifth through eighth grade will be permitted to play in either an interscholastic lacrosse league consisting of games and practice or an introductory track program. When we return from spring break on March 26, 2018 our spring sports season will be in full swing.

We will offer varsity and junior varsity level lacrosse teams for girls and boys, and I am excited to announce that fourth grade students will be permitted to participate in pre-season practices with our lacrosse program. Megan O’Brien will lead the girls’ lacrosse teams and Putnam Murdock will lead the boys’ teams.

Coaches Charley Pelissier and Peter Zine will lead the track team this season. Please visit the FA School Calendar for more information about practices, meets, and game schedules. As always please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.

As the season approaches, I’d like to discuss an equipment change and encourage conversation regarding girls wearing helmets during lacrosse practice & games. There are valid arguments on both sides of the issue, but I have decided to err on the side of caution and have our female lacrosse players wear helmets. I have included a New York Times Article with an embedded video that will give more information about the statistics that are in the public domain. I have also contacted Cascade Helmets and secured a discounted price per unit, and as a one time courtesy, Friends will pay for twenty percent of the helmet fee. Helmets are not mandatory but they are highly recommended. We are asking that any player that elects not to wear the helmet to please sign a statement of indemnification prior to playing this season.

We are looking forward to a fun & safe spring season! GO Falcons!!!

Sincerely,

Michael Williams
Director of Athletics


Typically practices are held from 3:05 to 4:45.

Share your team spirit!  Do you have some team photos from a recent game or meet? We’d love to see them and share them! Feel free to email them to Kelly Pelissier and we’ll try to share them on our SmugMug page or social media. Don’t forget to tag #friends1810 – Go Falcons!