Pinnacle high school boys lacrosse competes in the Arizona Lacrosse League, drawing from 9th-12th grade student athletes in Paradise Valley Unified School District (PVUSD).

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Weekly Updates 1/19-1/25 - NO Practice Mon 1/20

** Weekly Updates - NO Practice Mon 1/20

** SAT 1/25 - Community Service Event

** Best of the West Tournament

** Game Schedule

 

Great first week of practices. We appreciate all the effort by the players. Times are as follows for Mon 1/20 to Sat 1/25

PLEASE NOTE - All players should have the GroupMe app on their phones. We send updates to them directly along with emails to parents and players. 

 

** PRACTICE TIMES - Pinnacle HS Grass Field

* All players

  • All players need to bring full gear (helmet, shouder pads, elbow pads, gloves, stick, and mouthguard), cleats, water and a Pinnacle pinnie if you have one.
  • Players should be dressed and ready to start practice before coach blows the whistle!!!

Mon 1/20: NO PRACTICE - Coach suggests going for a run

Tues 1/21: 6pm-8pm - CANCELLED due to rain

Wed 1/22: 6pm-8pm

Thurs 1/23: 6pm-8pm

Fri 1/24: 6pm-8pm

Sat 1/25: 8am-10am (arrive 7:45am) - St. Mary's Food Bank (info below)

 

** COMMUNITY SERVICE EVENT Sat 1/25 - St. Mary's Food Bank

MANDATORY for ALL PLAYERS and COACHES - Pinnacle Boys Lacrosse along with the Pinnacle Girls Lacrosse program will be packing emergency food boxes for St. Mary’s Food Bank. Each player under age 18 will need to bring a waiver form. Click here to download Youth Waiver Release Form.  Here are the details from St. Mary's Food Bank... 

When: Saturday, January 25, 2020

Time: 8-10am (Arrive by 7:45am)

Where: Del Webb Warehouse (2831 N 31st Ave., Phx, AZ 85009)

Parking: VOLUNTEER PARKING IS LIMITED...PLEASE CARPOOL AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE!! OVERFLOW PARKING IS AVAILABLE AT 3020 W. Windsor Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85009 (See PARKING MAP)

** Please leave valuables, purses or backpacks in your vehicle for your safety and security. St. Mary's Food Back is not responsible for lost and/or stolen items brought into our facilities

Dress Code: The comfort and safety of our volunteers is important. Due to health codes and safety precautions, a strict dress code is in effect. In order to participate volunteers MUST wear:

** Closed-toe shoes (Sneakers suggested)

** Shirts with sleeves (Short or long sleeve - no tank tops, spaghetti straps, midriff or low-cut tops)

** Pants, jeans or workout attire. Shorts are allowed at a respectable length.

 

** BEST OF THE WEST TOURNAMENT Fri 3/6 - Sun 3/8

Pinnacle Lacrosse will be taking a Varsity team (invite only) to the Best of the West tournament in Henderson, NV Fri 3/6-Sun 3/8. Cost is $400 per player. More information to follow.

 

** GEAR DISTRIBUTION - We are working to get shooter shirts and practice pinnies as soon as possible. Once they arrive we will pass out to the players at practice. Uniforms will be distributed closer to when games begin.

 

** GAME SCHEDULE - Schedule to be posted on the website as soon as available.

If you have any questions, please email at   . See you on the field.

Go Pinnacle!

- Pinnacle Boys Lacrosse Coaching Staff and Parents Board

 

by posted 01/21/2020
Summary - Season Kick-off Meeting

Summary Season Kick-off Meeting

Season Starts on 1/13/2020 - Practice 6-8pm

Thank you to the parents and players for attending the Season Kick-off Meeting last night. It was great to see everyone and we are excited to get the spring season underway! Thank you to the families that participated in the 50/50 raffle and a special thank you to the winning family that donated their winnings back to the program. We raised $600 to use towards scholarships. 

Here are details from the meeting...

  1. Spring season begins on Monday, January 13, 2020
  • All players will practice together for the first few weeks...a weekly email will be sent with updated practice info. Practices are Monday-Friday.
  • When: Monday 1/13 - Friday1/17
  • Time: 6pm-8pm (arrive at least 15 mins early)
  • Where: Pinnacle High School grass field (next to stadium)
  • Players must have all gear to practice (helmet, shouder pads elbow pads, gloves, stick, mouthguard, and cleats).
  • We are planning for 3 teams - Varsity, JV-A and JV-B
  • Uniforms will be ordered soon - We will try to accomodate jersey number requests...if the number isn't available we will assign an availale number.
  • Team gear bags - an email will be sent soon asking for interest. If you are interested, please reply to the email so we can decide about an order.
  1. League and Season Information
  • The league is run by the Arizona Lacrosse League (ALL). You can find informtaion about the team schedules once they are updated in 2-3 weeks. The website is www.arizonalacrosseleague.com and there is a link on our website.
  • The game season runs Feb. 20th - Apr. 24th followed by the post season. Varsity will compete for the playoffs and the JV teams will have a jamboree. The state championship game is scheduled for May 1st.
  • Varsity will compete in 14 regular season games and the JV teams will have around 10 games each.
  1. Important Dates
  • Save the Date - Sat 1/25 @ St. Mary's Food Bank - Team building and community service event with the Pinnacle Girls Lacrosse program
  • Best of the West Tournament - Sat 3/7 to Sun 3/8 - We will be taking a Varsity team to Las Vegas for this tournament (invite only). Cost is $400/player.
  • Spring Break - NO practices or games Sat 3/14 to Sun 3/22
  • End of season banquet - TBD (most likely Sun 5/3)
  1. Sponsorships and Fundraising
  • ​We are looking to raise additional money for the program through Corporate Sponsorships and Fundraising. We want to have funds available for player scholorships and new team gear to provide the best experience for all players.
  • If you have any interest in sponsoring the program or suggestions for corporate sponsors, please contact our Corporate Sponsorship Coordinator, Pat Kelly. He can be reached at (310) 221-1449 or by email at pat@willis-consulting.com.
  1. Registration Still Open until 1/13/20
  • Please REGISTER HERE ASAP!! You can also click on the "Register Now" button on the right side of the home page. Payment plans available.
  • The Spring Season is January 13, 2020- May 2, 2020 and we will practice in the evenings at Pinnacle High School. The 2020 Spring Registration fees will stay the same as last year...$750 plus uniform costs ($150 to buy and $75 to rent). Registration will include a shooter shirt and practice pinnie for each player. Fees can be paid in 3 installments between now and February 15, 2020. More information can be found during the registration process.

Thank you to the families that have registered and if you have not had a chance, PLEASE registered as soon as possible. We look forward to seeing you on the field on Monday 1/13. If you have any questions, please email us at  .

The Pinnacle Boys Lacrosse Coaching Staff and Parents Board


by posted 01/08/2020
Spring 2020 Registration NOW OPEN

2020 SPRING REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

We are excited to announce that Registration for the 2020 Spring Season is now OPEN. Please REGISTER HERE by 12/28/19!! You can also click on the "Register Now" button on the right side of the home page.

We will be placing the uniform order by the end of December so PLEASE registered as soon as possible. 

The Spring Season is January 13, 2020- May 2, 2020 and we will practice in the evenings at Pinnacle High School. The 2020 Spring Registration fees will stay the same as last year...$750 plus uniform costs ($150 to buy and $75 to rent). Registration will include a shooter shirt and practice pinnie for each player. Fees can be paid in 3 installments between now and February 15, 2020. More information can be found during the registration process.

 

Season Kick-off Meeting - Tuesday January 7, 2020 @ 6:30pm

Save the date for our Parent and Player Season Kick-off Meeting. Come meet Coach Karl Lynch along with the entire coaching staff and get details about the season. 

When: Tuesday, January 7, 2020 (first week back to school after break)

Time: 6:30pm

Where: Pinnacle High School Cafeteria

PLEASE registered as soon as possible. We look forward to seeing you on the field this spring. If you have any questions, please email us at  .

 

The Pinnacle Boys Lacrosse Coaching Staff and Parents Board


by posted 12/08/2019
New Varsity Head Coach Announcement

New Varsity Head Coach Announcement - Karl Lynch

 

The Pinnacle High School Boys Lacrosse program is pleased to announce the hiring of Karl Lynch as its new Varsity Head Coach.

“I am thankful for the opportunity,” said Coach Lynch. “The coaches and I see the potential to build a consistent championship level program in North Phoenix. Our young men seem ready for the challenge.”

Coach Lynch was previously the Head Coach at Southern Methodist University (SMU) where his teams won a pair of Lone Star Alliance championships in his 8 years with the team. His Mustangs teams were regularly ranked in the MCLA top #25. Along the way, his players consistently earned All-American Awards and MCLA Scholar Awards. Prior to SMU, he was the Head Coach at the University of North Texas, Trinity University, and Co-Head Coach at Arizona State University. He was twice voted Coach of the Year.

He was also the Director of the High School Program for Chaos Lacrosse, a summer travel program in Frisco, Texas. 

Karl is married to Catherine Lynch, an associate professor at Texas Woman’s University.  They have a daughter, Mia and a son, Aidan.

Please help us in welcoming Coach Lynch into the Pinnacle Boys Lacrosse family. We are extremely excited to have him leading our program. 

- Pinnacle Lacrosse Parents Board


by posted 11/18/2019
Wall Ball Program

 

Pinnacle Wall Ball Progam

Guidelines

1) Gloves are optional for the first 2 weeks. You should be comfortable in your game gloves by the  start of fall ball performing all skills. 

2) Close D and LSMs should complete the routine with a short stick. Advanced players may use a  long pole. All skills tests will require a short stick (BTB, split dodges, etc.) 

3) Dial in your pocket. Find someone to re‐string if you have an off‐the‐shelf pocket, order one  online, text coach for help.  a. This is not optional. The cost v. benefit here is massive. Fix your crap pocket NOW. 

4) There are thousands of available resources to make you a better lacrosse player. Seek them out.   

5) If you have a question, ask.   

Procedures 

Any player seeking to be considered for varsity playing time should perform the routine 3‐4 times per  week. If you want to be good, perform it daily. There are few guarantees in the world, but daily wall ball will make you better (I guarantee it). 

Throw for 25‐30 minutes. It is possible to get 1000 touches in 30 minutes.   

1) Stand roughly 10‐15 feet from the wall 

2) Aim for a spot about 10 feet off the ground 

3) Throw hard 

4) Listen to music, Visualize game situations, or just zone out and count 

Basic Skills 

10x Right hand 

10x Left hand 

10x Quick stick right (7‐10 feet away) 

10x Quick stick left 

10x One hand right (hold stick slightly above halfway) 

10x One hand left 

20x Right>Catch& Split>Left>Catch & Split (1 Throw & Catch with each side=1 rep) 

20x Right>split>catch Left>split> right (split in the air, 1 Throw & Catch with each side=1 rep)   

Advanced Skills 

10x Canadian Left (cross‐handed right) 

10x Canadian right (cross‐handed left) 

5x BTB right 

5x BTB left 

Division 1 NCAA players are expected to complete this routine in 2m30s   

Tips 

1) Point the butt end of your stick at the target.   

2) SOFT HANDS. Pretend the ball is an egg. 

3) Snap your wrists forward upon release   

Winter Conditioning Test: 1 mile field run (5 laps+endline <8m), 40yd dash (5.5s), Agililty T (10s) 


by posted 10/04/2018
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