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MBGLL Jamboree — Coaches Notes

June 15-16, 2019

 

Locations Payson Road Recreational Area, 46 Payson Road, Foxboro MA and Foxboro High School, 120 South Street, Foxboro MA

Arrive Early — Please have your team arrive at least 45 minutes before your first game to allow time to park, register, find each other, set up your tents and other equipment, and get to your field.

Registration – Only coaches need to register at the Registration Tent.  Plan to check-in at least 30 minutes prior to your first game in case there are lines.  Please turn in your team roster and participant waivers if you haven’t already done so online. Once you have checked in, you will receive the team give-aways, which the players always look forward to receiving.

Schedule – Please double-check your game schedule when you register your team to confirm your playing times and fields in case there were any last-minute changes. Teams play 3 or 4 games during a session.

Message Board – We will have a message board at the registration tent.  If your team is short players, please put your team name down on the board.  That way, if girls are looking to pick up extra games, they can simply show up at your field and help you out.

Communication — MBGLL will post on MBGLL’s Facebook page if we need to get a message out to everyone during the day.  Please make sure to have your notifications set to receive any Facebook updates.

Team Village — There are designated team/food/retail vendor areas at the Payson Recreational Area facility.  (See the field map.)  A pop-up food vendor will open up at the high school.  Please only set tents up in the appropriately designated areas.  We want to generate a festival atmosphere and the players really enjoy seeing the other teams.  Because of safety concerns, we ask that you not use grills at the facility.  Also, please ensure that any pop-up tents have attached, flame-retardant tags.  It can get windy at this area so please bring heavy-duty stakes to secure your tents. 

Parking — There is plenty of parking and we have the use of overflow lots as needed.  Please look at the site map prior to arriving to see the main parking lots.  Please do not park illegally, as the police will ticket and tow violators.  Handicap parking is available in each main lot.  Please note that we are running shuttle buses between the two sites.  Staff will direct you as to where to park your car once you arrive, as we plan to fill up one lot before moving to the next.  Pro tip: Park where your last game of the day takes place so that it is easy for you to depart after your fun-filled day of lacrosse. 

Shuttle buses — Two shuttle buses will run continuously throughout the day (8a to 2:45p) to assist teams and families in getting from one place to another.  Please check the field map for bus stops.  Please allow teams, coaches, and officials to board the buses first to ensure that they get to their games on time.  There is no need to worry.  Buses run continuously so parents and fans can hop on the next one a few minutes later.

First Aid Personnel — MBGLL will have first aid personnel on-site.  If you have a medical emergency on a field, please go to the nearest Field Monitor Station or the Registration tent.  All field monitors are able to communicate with medical personnel.  Medical personnel are stationed at the registration tents.

Participant/Medical Releases — Coaches, please remember to have your players register on www.MBGLL.org so that they sign the participant release prior to check-in.  If an injury occurs and a player’s parent is not there, and if there isn’t a release in place, the player will most likely be sent to the hospital, via ambulance, to get checked out.  This may happen for minor injuries so please make sure that all releases are signed for each player.

Team Rosters — Coaches must submit their team rosters prior to checking in.  Click the link for MBGLL Jamboree Team Rosters (https://leagueathletics.com/UserForm.asp?RegID=185491&org=WQW.MBGLL.ORG)

Respect our Hosts — We would like to use these facilities again, so please behave in a way that makes it easy for us to do so.  Please stay off of the baseball in-fields to ensure that we don’t damage those fields.  Please do not strike any ball into fences.  Also, please pick up all trash before leaving a field or your tent area. If you see that the trash barrel is full, please pull the bag out, tie it up, and place it beside the can.  There should be an extra bag inside of the can.  Someone will be circling the fields to pick up the bags.  Many hands mean little work for us all.  Thank you.

Field Monitor Positions – Field monitors are strategically posted throughout the site under tents with “Field Monitor” banners.  Field monitors have a game and horn schedule as well as a field map.  Field monitors also are able to communicate with medical and event personnel.  If there is an injury requiring medical attention or a sportsmanship concern on the field, please either go to the closest field monitor station or to the registration tent.  The field monitor will contact medical/event personnel, who will immediately report to your site.  

Sportsmanship – If you are in the middle of the game and are questioning the sportsmanship around you, please send a representative to the nearest field monitor tent to ask for a Sportsmanship Ambassador to come watch the remainder of your game.  

Respect your Opponents — If you see that your team is dominating a game, please demonstrate the sportsmanship that MBGLL represents by not running up the score. Scores should be kept within a 4-point differential.   Some ways to keep the play even are to switch to many passes before shooting or play with non-dominant hands at the top of the sticks.

Honor the Game – Please read this document regarding honoring the game and share it with your parents and players prior to the Jamboree.  As a reminder, spectators are to sit on the opposite side of the field from the teams.  Spectators are asked to only participate in positive cheering from the sidelines.  For more information, Honor the Game is located on https://leagueathletics.com/Page.asp?n=37465&org=WWWQ.MBGLL.ORG

Respect our Hosts  – We would like to use these facilities again, so please behave in a way that makes it easy for us to do so.  Please stay off of the baseball in-fields to ensure that we don’t damage those fields.  Also, please pick up all trash before leaving a field or your tent area and place it in a garbage barrel.  Many hands mean little work for us all.  Thank you.

Language  – This is a rated “G” event.  Please use “G” rated language only, as there are young athletes and families on-site.  

Support our Sponsors and Vendors — Dicks Sporting Goods is our year-long sponsor and will attend our Jamboree.  Our sponsors and vendors have contributed significantly to making MBGLL’s Jamboree a success.  Please support them and visit their booths in the Vendor Village. Vendors include:  Dick’s Sporting Goods, Northwest Designs, JANT girl, Sportobin, MVPwear, Bouch Design (Saturday only), OTC Lacrosse, Chill-life.  We would also like to say a special thank you to Foxboro Youth Lacrosse for helping to coordinate MBGLL’s Jamboree.

T-Shirts - MBGLL again partnered with Northwest Designs to sell event apparel.  Please visit their booth to get yours.  A portion of their sales is invested back into MBGLL.  This is a terrific fundraising effort for our league and hope you will help support it.  

Food -  This year there are several different food trucks attending, as well as Foxboro’s concession stands.  Please support our food vendors!  Vendors include:  Trolley Dogs, Chik Chak Food Truck, The Village Greek, Kona Ice, George’s Ice Cream Truck, New England Lemonade and Frosty Ice Cream.

No-Shows/Forfeits - If you are short players we will have no problem finding girls willing to join your team for a game or two...it's part of the Jamboree spirit! (We have a message board at the registration tent for just this purpose.)  Please contact the site coordinators if you find yourself in this position. We can also post this request on Facebook.  If you "no-show," MBGLL will not invite your team back to a Jamboree for a long, long time...

2019 Jamboree Cancellation Policy - Space is limited at MBGLL’s Jamboree.  Therefore, MBGLL charges a $100 per team cancellation fee to cover administrative costs if a team wishes to withdraw from the Jamboree after having registered.  Please know that MBGLL is willing to work with a team to change a time slot to avoid the necessity of a cancellation.  No refunds are issued within two weeks prior to the jamboree.

 

Threatening Weather — MBGLL’s Jamboree will take place unless the weather is

REALLY bad or playing will damage the fields. Check this website for the latest schedule information in case of bad weather. It will have up-to-the minute information. Please don't call the site managers...with so many teams playing and almost 4,000 girls attending, they are not able to handle the load.

Game Times — Games will start and stop on a central horn, so please arrive at the field ready to play. Not being ready means you play shorter games. Each team will play at least three games...a few will play four games if we have an odd number of teams in an age group.

Game Duration — Teams will play 19-minute halves with a 2-minute halftime. This will leave 5 minutes between games. Only a handful of teams have any back-to-back games...you will have to hurry to get to the different fields!

Team Sizes — U13 and U15 will play 12v12. U9 and U11 teams will play 7 v 7 with an optional goalie.   

Coaching – No coaches are permitted on the field at any league level.  (Coaches are to stay in the coaching area.)  Only one coach is to communicate with the girls on the field.  The girls have had plenty of time to practice over the season.  Now they get to show off their skills.

Officials — You do not need to pay officials.  MBGLL will pay them directly. Please remember to respect your official.  If you have an issue during the game with a referee, please send a representative to the nearest Field Monitor station and request a senior official to come watch the remainder of the game.

Pets – We discourage you from bringing pets to the Jamboree, as they are not permitted on the fields.  If you do bring a pet, please carry plastic bags with you to clean up after them.  We don’t want our players to step in any surprises with their cleats.  All pets must remain on leash at all times while on-site.

Turf – Turf fields are amazing because you can play on them in all kinds of weather.  Please note that only water is permitted on the turf fields – no sports drinks or snacks.

New grass – You will see some newly-planted areas of grass at the high school.  Please stay off of any new grass or hydroseeded area.  Thank you.

Smoking/Alcohol/Weapons – No smoking, alcohol or weapons are permitted on the premises. 

Other Helpful Hints – Sometimes the tent area is quite a distance from the parking area.  If you have a lot of equipment to transport to this area, we suggest that you bring a wagon or wheelbarrow.  MBGLL will not loan out its golf carts to teams to transport equipment.

You will not have access to running water at the sites so please make sure to bring enough liquid for the day.

There is frequently a breeze at both sites’ fields.  Please make sure that your players bring plenty of layered clothing to keep up with the changing climate.

Questions? — If you have a question, please send an e-mail to director@mbgll.org or your division director.  On Saturday/Sunday, Jamboree on-site staff will reside at the Registration tent. Look for them if you have questions or need help.

Have a fantastic Jamboree experience!