Hello Cheshire Lacrosse family!
I just wanted to reach out and welcome you and your son to the Cheshire Youth Lacrosse Junior Red Team! My name is Shaun DeRosa and I will be your player’s head coach this year. I know for many of you this will not be the first year you have had me as your coach and hopefully you are as excited as I am to get going again. For players who I have not yet had the opportunity to coach, I wanted to take a minute to share my “philosophy” about the game and our team.
First and most important, this is a game that is meant to be fun and challenging. I will ask your players many times over the course of this year if they are having fun. That will be my primary measure of success for this season, the wins and losses are not an indicator that we’ll be focusing on…yet, they will come later. Our focus will be on the process and one of my favorite mantras has always been “enjoy the process”. That process encompasses everything from improving skills to working hard, and learning to enjoy that process will hopefully be something they can take with them far beyond this spring season.
I am committed to helping your players get better, have fun and grow their love of this sport. I believe in equal playing time for all players, regardless of the score. I’m going to ask them to come ready to focus and work/play hard, I’m going to challenge them to get out of their lacrosse comfort zone a little bit, and I’m going to try to recognize and celebrate every success AND failure. It is all part of the process. In short, we’re going to have fun.
If you have any questions or concerns, now or during the season, please feel free to reach out to me any time. Be on the lookout for another email with practice schedules coming soon.