2019 Attackman Jake Taylor (Notre Dame)
2019 Attackman JJ Sillstrop (Denver)
2019 Midfielder Graham Bundy Jr. (Georgetown)
2019 Registration Open Limited Spaces
Enjoy the Ride
One day you’re going to get in the car with your kid’s water bottle that they left at home for the last time, that sour shoulder pads and cleat smell coming from the back seat, and the little chunks of dirt that have been knocked loose from muddy cleats all over the once new floor mats. You’re going to climb the stadium stairs one last time, listen to their name announced, watch them take the field and shoot a glance up your way and a little wave. You’re going to hear the last whistle, watch the last half time talk, the last hand shake, eat your last stadium hot dog, shade out that last bright sun beam blocking your view, and then you are going to get in the car and you won’t ever be back again.
Today may be the first time they sit in your lap as you lace up their cleats and then walk onto that field, and they may be terrible, they may be fantastic, they will likely have moments of both, but when it’s all over they are still that piece of you that you love no matter what.
All I care about now at the end of this journey, is that they had fun, that they have memories that they’ll cherish rather than ones they hope to forget. Their playing time, lack of college offers that they never cared about or wanted anyway, coaches’ philosophies, club teams, stats – none of it mattered. Not one bit. Don’t waste time keeping up with the joneses of sports parents, just love EVERY.SINGLE.SECOND.
When they are small, sports will seem like such a milestone and you will be in a hurry to get them into as much as you can. If they show promise you may start looking ahead, thinking you are depriving them if you don’t get them the training they deserve. Be ready, because the second it starts, the comparison and expectations are instantly out of reach. Don’t miss the fun, don’t miss the laughs, don’t miss the chance to reassure when the tears come, hug them tight, hand them an ice pack when they get hurt and then send them back out there. And when they want a break, when they say they miss their friends, respect that request.
Don’t worry about what the coaches are doing, how the team is playing, who should be playing, if they are learning as fast as other teams, if they are a super star, or if they are winning. Just look at them, are they happy? Are they growing and learning and reaching and stepping outside of their comfort zone? Because at the end of their sports experience that’s all that matters. You won’t care about anything else when it’s over.
There are so many things outside of sports that they love to do, that they are so amazing at. There are so many opportunities that are going to get missed if they are training all the time. But the things they learned playing sports they will use every day when they leave for college.
Don’t let them forget that they have other talents, to explore as much as possible, to focus on the things they love but to also constantly try something different just for the experience. Don’t let their self worth become directly tied to their athletic abilities. Don’t let your relationship become coach and player instead of parent and child.
Soak in every moment of every game, absorb the cheers, the goof ups, the missteps, the sometimes less than perfect effort, the sometimes mind blowing plays, the team events, the mud, the smell, the tears, the joy, because one day it’s going to be over.
You’re going to miss the smell that you think you hate on that drive home from practice, you’re going to miss the constant shuttling to and from practice, volunteer responsibilities and team events, you’re going to miss all the time you spent worrying about team stuff instead of just relaxing and watching them love the game, you’re going to remember those band-aid moments, emergency room visits, got cut from the team and then, years later, the being made captain moments. Hold on tight, and remember why they are playing, never miss an opportunity to experience the complete and total joy you get from just getting to watch them play, because it doesn’t last, and it doesn’t come back.
Quinns (#4) – Stadium
Quinns (#1) – Grass South
Quinns (#3) – Turf
*Below you will find the web link to access the tournament schedule. Please verify the team schedule as we get closer to June 7, as schedules are subject to change.
Players must understand the team is above the individual, we succeed together:
“Talent wins games but teamwork and intelligence wins championships”
· Players & Parents – No talking to officials.
· At each game players must line up bags in an orderly fashion. All belongings must remain in bags unless being used. Players, not Parents, are responsible for carrying their bags and are responsible for ensuring they have all their necessary equipment. Before you leave for games, be sure you have everything. Parents are not responsible for their player’s equipment.
· Be respectful and courteous to others. Those who put on a 212 jersey represent our culture and must uphold a strong code of conduct. All players are to be good sportsmen and understand that it’s a privilege to be in their position.
· Maintain a positive atmosphere in all circumstances. Encourage teammates and other 212 players and coaches. Players will always be positive to each other, congratulate each other when we succeed as a team and never place blame for team losses or mistakes. Be happy for your teammate when they do something well. Tell them they had a great game. NEVER belittle another player on this team or any other team. No matter the outcome, we win with class and lose with class.
· At the end of each game, we will always “get” our goalies, give the opposing team a cheer and look opposing players in the eyes and shake hands respectfully (helmets stay on, gloves off, line up goalie first). Players failure to conduct themselves in a respectful way on or off the field will have consequences.
· Following games, players are to clean up their belongings and any trash that may have accumulated throughout the game.
· During gameplay, every player must be focused and encouraging their teammates. All players must be in a line organized and ready to sub into the game. There is no sitting on the sideline or taking a knee unless injured. Our bench is just at important as our players on the field.
· Do everything 100%. As coaches, we put our teams in the best possible position to have success. We fully expect each individual to submit themselves, regardless of the circumstance, to the best of their abilities.
· Play fast, Have fun, RESPECT THE GAME.
· Be a good teammate – we are here for each other and we expect your full commitment Every day. Thank you.
“It’s important to express my gratitude to the staff, parents and players who have supported 212 over the years. These results wouldn’t be possible without their commitments.”
212 Lacrosse, based out of Park City, participated in the Sandstorm tournament this past weekend under the beautiful setting of Empire Polo Grounds in Palm Springs, California. Sandstorm is the the biggest club tournament in the west, with 400 teams participating this year. 212 fielded teams in the Boys’ 2019, 2024 divisions and the Girls’ 2020 division.
The teams were led by Mike Acee (UNC), Christian Pompoco (Westminster), Carson Dutkanych (Albany), Jon Fox (UNC), John Webster (UNC), Billy Ralph (Maryland), Andy Towers (Brown) and Chip Mayer (UNC).
The 2024 boys’ team finished the weekend with a 3-1-1 record. The team recorded wins over SC Sharks 6-3, All West 7-2 and DOCO Devils 10-1. They tied Maddog 6-6 and lost a tough one to the number one team in the division Sentry 2-6.
The combined 2021/20 Girls’ team finished the weekend undefeated with a perfect 7-0 record and 212’s 28th Title. The girls recorded wins over 3D Virginia 7-0, Pinnacle 15-0, Timberline Idaho 15-0, Tenacity Elite Bay Area Green 11-7, Norcal Rize 17-0, Tenacity Elite Bay Area Blue 3-2 in the semi-final and 6-5 over Team BC from Canada in the championship game.
The 2019 boys’ team finished the weekend in the Elite division with a perfect 7-0 record, culminating the weekend with 212’s 29th tournament championship. The team notched wins over Brady’s Bunch 15-1, Legends 8-6, LA Mavs 10-5, Maddog National Team 7-5, Fog City St. Ignatius 8-4, Santa Monica Dragons 12-1 in the semi-finals and RC Elite Torrey Pines 11-2 in the championship game.
212 teams posted a 17-1-1 record, scoring 198 goals and allowing 59 at Sandstorm 2019.
212 has a cumulative record of 274 wins 67 losses and 29 tournament championships with 52 players committing to play college lacrosse.