Auburn Saints Family, (Key dates below)
Welcome! As we gear up for an exhilarating 2024 spring lacrosse season, we are thrilled to extend a warm welcome to both new and returning players to the Auburn Youth Lacrosse (AYL) family. Whether you are picking up a lacrosse stick for the first time or returning to the field as a seasoned player, your journey with the Auburn Saints is about to embark on your next exciting chapter.
I’d like to take this opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Rob Poznanski, and I am incredibly excited to step into the role of President for the Auburn Saints LAX Program. Having been a part of this wonderful community as a parent, I have experienced firsthand the positive impact AYL has on my son, Grayson, as he’s been playing in this program for three years and will be joining the 5/6 team this year. When the opportunity to lead this amazing program presented itself, I jumped in without hesitation, eager to contribute to our community's growth and success. Scott and Ann have done an incredible job setting the tone & getting this program to where it’s at today - growing the program, its presence & producing great young men and women in our community. Summer and fall programs in the NW have commented at how great our coaches & kids are and our reputation in the South Sound is a growing. I firmly believe, there is no better lacrosse development program in the NW. “If someone wants to play, we will find a way!”
Our mission at AYL is clear and steadfast: to nurture and grow the game of lacrosse for youth in Auburn, Washington. We are dedicated to serving students from Kindergarten through 8th grade, ensuring that each child has the opportunity to learn, play, and develop in this dynamic sport.
For our newcomers, we can't wait for you to experience the joys and challenges of lacrosse. Our youth beginner clinics are designed to introduce you to the fundamentals of the game in a fun, supportive, and engaging environment. You'll learn not just the skills of the game, but also the values of teamwork, perseverance, and sportsmanship.
To our returning players, well, what can I say…..get ready to take your skills and team spirit to the next level! This is our year! You are the heart of the Auburn Saints, and your dedication, hard work, can do attitude and enthusiasm set an incredible example for our new players. This season promises more growth, more challenges, and more thrilling moments on the field. Are you ready?
Our programs offer a unique opportunity to compete with other youth teams across King County and Pierce County like: Mercer Island, Mount Si, Bellevue, Lake Washington, Issaquah, and other similar teams. This exposure to the highest level of competition in the Northwest is invaluable in developing your abilities and understanding of the game.
At AYL, we are proud to have a team of dedicated volunteer staff and coaches. These individuals are the backbone of our club, committed to teaching not only lacrosse skills but also the importance of physical conditioning, safety, and good sportsmanship. They create an atmosphere where positive self-discipline, commitment to others, and contributing to the success of the team and club are paramount. We are committed to making participation in lacrosse affordable, safe, and positive for players, parents, and coaches alike. Your involvement, whether on the field or cheering from the sidelines, is what makes our club a community.
As we step into this new season, let's remember that every practice, every game, and every interaction is an opportunity to grow not just as players, but as individuals, on and off the field. The lessons learned here, the friendships forged, and the memories created will extend far beyond the lacrosse field.
Some key dates for you to put on your calendars as we get the season started:
Tuesday, 1/9 – Registration closes
*Please, make sure you have signed up and ANYONE interested in playing for AYL has signed up. We need to lock teams on this date. We still have a few spots left at all age levels! Auburn Saints Lacrosse Registration
Wednesday, 1/10 & Thursday, 1/11 – Gear and Jersey fitting @Auburn Riverside High School Library
(**THIS IS MANDATORY FOR ALL NEW & RETURNING AYL PLAYERS**) Please sign up to reserve your spot: Gear & Jersey fitting timeslots
Wednesday, 1/17 – Taking Care of Business Night @Auburn Riverside High School
(**THIS IS MANDATORY FOR ALL NEW & RETURNING AYL PLAYERS**) This is an opportunity to let us welcome you to the 2024 program and give you the opportunity to meet your New coaches and teammates.
We are excited to see what we will achieve together this season. Let's make it our best one yet!
We are the Auburn Saints! WOOF!
Here’s to a great season,
The Auburn Youth Lacrosse Board is made up of volunteers who donate their time to ensure our players and families have the very best lacrosse experience year in and year out. This year we have had a few long-time board members either step away from the board altogether or have changed roles. To our outgoing board members AYL wants to thank you for all the effort and dedication you have shown over the years. The club could not have operated as smoothly as it has without your hard work.
These departures or changes have brought opportunities for other individuals to make an impact to our club by assuming our open board positions. AYL is extremely excited and proud to announce the following changes to our 2023/2024 board:
New President - Rob Poznanski
Existing Vice President - Lois Yue Stolee
Existing Director of Operations - Ann Perry
Existing Director of Coaching - Scott Perry
Existing Treasurer - Nick Wold
Existing Secretary - Sara Wold
Existing Marketing/Social Media Director - Rachel Haynes
New Registrar - Rachael Conrad
New Scheduler - Sarah Stephenson
New Fundraising Chair - Meredith Fife
New Co-Fundraising Chair - Lindsey Morris
Auburn Youth thanks all of our new board members for choosing to be part of the program! We are excited to see where you take the club in the future.
Join us! Learn new skills or get in some practice! No experience or gear needed, just come to the field and our coaches will do the rest. Dates and locations below, all sessions run from 10:45 AM to 12 PM. Register below!
Auburn Riverside High School Turf - 12/3, 12/17
Game Farm Park Turf - 12/10
Cost: $10 per session
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