Carmel Lacrosse. Background Information on Proposed Request to Add Lacrosse as a School-sanctioned Sport at Carmel High School November 4, 2016

Save this PDF as:
 WORD  PNG  TXT  JPG

Size: px
Start display at page:

Download "Carmel Lacrosse. Background Information on Proposed Request to Add Lacrosse as a School-sanctioned Sport at Carmel High School November 4, 2016"

Transcription

1 Carmel Lacrosse Background Information on Proposed Request to Add Lacrosse as a School-sanctioned Sport at Carmel High School November 4, 2016

2 History of the Carmel Lacrosse Program

3 Carmel Lacrosse History - Summary Well structured, established and successful programs for both Boys and Girls 7 State Championships 8 State Runners-Up 22 Final Four Appearances 6 High School Teams (3 Boys/3 Girls) with ~130 athletes participating per year Well-established and growing feeder system through Carmel Dads Club from 3rd-8th grade levels Accomplishments 27 players named as All-Americans Over 75 All-State players / 4 Player of the Year recipients 60+ student-athletes that went on to play in college, many of them NCAA scholarship student-athletes

4 Carmel Lacrosse History - Girls In the last 10 years, success in the Girls program has included: 3 State Championships 2 State Runners-Up 7 Final Four Appearances 3 High School Girls Teams (Varsity, JV Blue & JV Gold) with an average of 40+ girls participating per year Since 2002, Carmel Dads Club has provided a strong developmental program and feeder system into the high school The program has players participating from 3 rd -8 th grade levels Accomplishments 10 players named as All-Americans Numerous players have been named to All-State honors Dozens of girls have gone on to play in college on NCAA programs and on clubs as scholar athletes

5 Carmel Lacrosse History - Boys 18 year program with 4 IHSLA State Titles, 6 State Runners-up, and 15 Final Four appearances 3 High School Boys teams (Varsity, JV1, JV2) with an average of 75 players participating per year Since 2002 Carmel Dads Club has provided a strong development and feeder program to the HS level, averaging +/- 400 players participating between 3 rd and 8 th grade Accomplishments both on and off field 17 All-Americans Over 75 All-State players / 4 Player of the Year recipients 40+ student-athletes that went on to play in college, many of them NCAA scholarship student-athletes

6 Additional Information 18 parent Board members - 9 on each Board Effective fundraising structures in place for both programs Capital reserves exist for both programs for continued program investment Scholarship programs exist for both programs with 1 full need-based scholarship awarded in each program last year 14 coaches involved with the six Lacrosse teams 2 coaches are also CHS teachers Boys and Girls Lacrosse Boards have (and are) integrating functions for efficiency and cost effectiveness Pre-season practice facility rental Joint equipment purchases Storage facility rental/utilization Policy coordination Insurance

7 Current State of the Carmel Lacrosse Program

8 Girls Program Updates Three teams-varsity, JV Blue and JV Gold Total of over 50 players currently participating Largest number of participants in program history Currently have players how also participate in the following high school programs: Band Cross Country Choir Basketball Senate & House Ruby Radio Orchestra Best Buddies NHS CHS Outreach Thirst Project FCA Wild Bunch GKOMs Two Coaches on Carmel High School Staff Girls Lacrosse feeder system numbers continue to grow 7 th & 8 th Travel House Leagues 6/7/8 and 3/4/5

9 Boys Program Updates Three teams Varsity, JV1 and JV2 Averaging 26 players per team; total of ~78 players in total 2015 Indiana State Runners-up Recently announced transition from a no-cut to a cut sport due to increasing interest Boys lacrosse feeder system numbers continue to be strong 7 th /8 th Travel Hounds -22 Pups th /6 th Travel Hounds - 22 House league including 7/8, 5/6, and 3/4 Rec plus 1 st /2 nd rd /4 th th /6 th th /8 th

10 Continued Academic Strength of Our Lacrosse Student Athletes Boys Teams 77 Athletes 35 Scholar Athletes (>3.7GPA) 45% of players AVG GPA: 3.55 Senior GPA Average: 3.45 Junior GPA Average: 3.69 Sophomore GPA Average: 3.64 Freshman GPA Average: or greater: 17 athletes Girls Teams 47 Athletes 22 Scholar Athletes (>3.7GPA) 47% of players AVG GPA: 3.59 Senior GPA Average: 3.40 Junior GPA Average: 3.68 Sophomore GPA Average: 3.67 Freshman GPA Average: or greater: 10 athletes Information above is for 1 st Semester, 2015/2016 school year which was last period collected for eligibility purposes.

11 Girls 2017 Schedule (as of Oct. 2016) March 4 Brebeuf (JV/V) March 10 Away vs Castle in Evansville (JV/V) March 11 Away vs Memorial in Evansville (JV/V) March 11 Away vs North in Evansville (JV/V) March 16 Away vs Center Grove (JV Blue/V) March 21 Home vs Westfield (JV Blue/V) March 25 Away vs Ballard in Louisville (JV/V) March 25 Away vs KCD in Louisville (JV/V) March 29 Away vs Guerin (JV/V) April 12 Away vs Brebeuf (JV Blue/V) April 18 Home vs Cathedral (JV Gold/JV Blue/V) April 21 Away vs Zionsville (JV/V) April 25 Home vs Noblesville (JV/V) April 27 Home vs Fishers (JV/V) April 29 Away vs Penn (JV/V) April 29 Away vs Culver (JV Gold/JV Blue/V)

12 Girls 2017 Schedule (as of Oct. 2016) May 4 Home vs Warren Central (JV/V) May 9 Away vs Bishop Chatard (JV/V) May 11 Away vs Park Tudor (JV/V) May 13 Play Day Brebeuf (JV), Cleveland (V) May 14 Play Day Cleveland (V) May 16 Northern Noblesville/HSE May 17 Southern Cathedral/BC May 19 Northern Noblesville/HSE May 20 Southern Cathedral/BC May 23 Quarter North Noblesville/HSE May 24 Quarter South Cathedral/BC June 2 Semi-Finals TBD June 3 Finals TBD

13 Boys 2017 Schedule (as of Oct. 2016) March 10 Fishers (JV1 / V) March 11 Away vs Culver (V) + March 13 Home vs Zionsville (V & JV1) March 18 Home vs Louisville St. X (JV2 / JV1 / V) March 18 Host Culver vs DeSmet March 19 Home vs DeSmet (V) + March 22 Home vs Guerin Catholic (JV1 / V) March 24 Away vs HSE (JV1 / V) March 26 Home vs Forest Hills North (V) March 29 Home vs MICDS MO State Champs (V)+ April 13 Home vs Everest Academy CA (V) April 14 Home vs Kiski Prep PA (V) April 17 Home vs Westfield (JV1 / V) + Midwest Lacrosse Challenge League Games (MLC) Red indicates a Sunday game

14 Boys 2017 Schedule (as of Oct. 2016) April 19 Home vs Fishers (JV1 / V) April 26 Away vs Brebeuf (JV1 / V) April 28 Home vs Birmingham, MI (V) April 29 Home vs Detroit Country Day, MI (V) May 3 Home vs Guerin Catholic (JV1 / V) May 5/6/7 Host Freshman Tournament May 5/6/7 MLC Tournament / location TBD or New Trier, Chicago (V)+ May 13 Home vs Culver Varsity (V) May 19 Home vs Cathedral (JV1 / V) May 20 Away vs St. Joe s (JV2 / JV1 / V) May 22 to 25 IHSLA First Round of Playoffs (V) May 26 to 29 IHSLA Second Round of Playoffs (V) June 2 IHSLA Final Fishers, HS (V) +Midwest Scholastic Challenge League Games (MLC)

15 Benefits to Various Stakeholders of Transitioning to CHS School-Sanctioned Sport - Carmel High School/School System

16 Boys and Girls Lacrosse Programs are Turnkey Ready

17 Lacrosse Adds 130 Opportunities for CHS Students to Play a Recognized Sport - You can make a big school small CHS Statement on Extracurricular Activities (From CHS web site) The Carmel High School family strives to create a positive environment in which all are challenged and inspired to achieve their potentials. Academics and student activities are the backbone of Carmel High School. Activities can benefit students only if they participate in them. Through participation in the activities program, a student will become a part of the rich tradition of our school. Research has shown that participation in extracurricular activities is a better predictor for success in adult life than college entrance examinations or grade point averages. Positive participation in activities also shows students' level of commitment to and involvement in their school. Carmel High School students are fortunate to be at Indiana's largest high school with a wide range of opportunities for participation. The phrase "you can make a big school small, but you can't make a small school big" is heard frequently at Carmel and similar schools. Although we are a large school, the opportunity to participate in activities gives students the chance to "make a big school small" by forming closer relationships with other students. Each activity described in this handbook has something to offer. The opportunities for making friends, achieving personal growth, traveling to new places and developing new skills are limitless. The Carmel High School staff encourages students to get involved in the activities program. For many years we have told our students that, "You can only take with you what you leave behind" and to please choose to "leave something behind" by becoming involved in our activities program.

18 Adds Fastest Growing NCAA Sport to the CHS Sports Program Attracts DI, DII, and DIII schools to CHS to recruit student athletes and ultimately expands the CHS alumni network 42 4-year colleges added programs in year colleges added programs in year colleges added programs in 2017 Sources: NCAA Sports Sponsorship and Participation Rate Report, October 2015 Boston.com, April 2016

19 Maintains Athletic Leadership Among Central Indiana High Schools Programs with Lacrosse as Recognized School Sport

20 Benefits to Various Stakeholders of Transitioning to CHS School-Sanctioned Sport - Carmel Students/Families

21 Enhanced Opportunity for College Recruitment/Scholarships School-sanctioned sport status (vs. club sport) enhances recruiting effort Source: Current in Carmel. Signing Day Picture

22 Distinguished Graduate Program Participation Not Currently Eligible

23 APC Eligibility and Benefits to Lacrosse Athletes/Program

24 Formal Recognition of an Achievement and Memories That Last a Lifetime

25 Additional Benefits Not Currently Available to Lacrosse Club Athletes Scholar-Athlete recognition Display of trophies in school trophy cases Student-Athlete pictures hung in CHS building/athletic wing Official announcements of lacrosse games/activities during daily school announcements Official recognition of Varsity letter achievement Access to weight room facilities for workouts and Blue- Gold testing Official participation in Commitment Day activities as a recognized Varsity sport

26 Proposed Transition Plan to Migrate from Lacrosse Club to School-Sanctioned Sport

27 Transition Plan Recognition of Lacrosse as school-sanctioned sport for 2017 season Carmel Lacrosse clubs continue to run program operations for 2017 season CHS athletic department personnel shadows club personnel to transfer operational knowledge Certain functions like CHS web site space, lettering, signing day, recognition, Distinguished Graduate program eligibility, etc. could be phased in immediately At the conclusion of the 2017 season, Carmel Lacrosse Boards vote to donate uniforms, equipment, etc. to Carmel High School Athletic Department Carmel Lacrosse Boards transition to Booster Club with focus on continued fundraising and support of High School Lacrosse teams/programs Carmel High School Athletic Department assumes responsibility for Lacrosse operations beginning with 2018 season Additional programs, such as APC eligibility, can be phased in with 2017/18 school year

28 Carmel Lacrosse Thank You!