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Happy Thanksgiving (update)
11/21/2017
Dear KLA Families -  Happy Thanksgiving to all of our families...
Spring 2018 Registration! Space is limited!
11/21/2017
High School Play Day
11/09/2017
Mike will be at the practice fields on Saturdays to collect payments.
Happy Fall! (Update)
10/27/2017
Happy Fall! I know it’s been a few weeks so I wanted to...
Congratulations High School Fall Tournament Team!
10/15/2017
The High School Boys Fall Tournament Team placed 2nd in the Turlaxin...
Welcome to Keller Lacrosse
07/15/2017
QUESTIONS?  Check out our FAQs tab on the left. Welcome to...
McCleery Receives Appointment to West Point
07/15/2017
Congratulations to Lucas McCleery, playing D1 Football for the Black Knights!...
 
Happy Thanksgiving (update)

Dear KLA Families - 

Happy Thanksgiving to all of our families - travel safe, enjoy the great meals, great company, give and pray for those less fortunate.  Get ready afterwards because the Spring Lacrosse season is right around the corner!

It’s time for another update from your KLA Board.  Please make it through this email, apologies for the length, and become a frequent visitor to our website…  We are trying to keep up with posting updates, minutes of our meeting and other KLA information and calendar events.

The Fall Season is officially a wrap.  I would like to thank everyone for their participation on and off the field to make this one of our largest fall seasons.  Combining Youth and HighSchool, we had over 100 KLA athletes participate, play in tournaments and welcome new players!  Players - Stay sharp, keep practicing on your own so that you can contribute at a higher level in six weeks!

Spring Season is around the corner with official practices beginning in about six weeks.  Registration is going strong, even with the last minute sign ups.  If you haven’t registered yet, please do as soon as possible.  Accurate registration numbers helps us plan better for games, field usage, coaches, KLA play dates etc.  Registration is the first step to a great season!  

High School players and parents, mark these dates on your calendars…  30 November and 3 December.  In an effort to launch our 2018 Season we thought it would be a great ideal to offer some time between you our general membership and our coaching staff.  So, on the evening of 30 November, we will be having a Parents Meeting.  The venue will be a Vision for our program this year from our coaches.  A discussion about expectations and the upcoming season.  There will also be a general Q&A session where you can ask anything that we have missed.  Remember, 30 November from 7:00 - 8:00.  The location will be sent out as soon as we have it confirmed.
    3 December is also important.  On 3 December KLA will be holding high school tryouts.  At ISMS our high school players will gather to show their skill levels.  All of our high school coaches will be there so, you should too.  The coaches would like to have firm team rosters out to the players and families during that same week.  Real preparation for our 2018 season will begin almost immediately.  This is an exciting time to shine and meet new teammates!

Fund Raising efforts are about to launch as well.  Corporate Sponsor packages are almost ready to roll out.  I am very excited to see our logo and presence reflected in the support of some of our local businesses!

Have you seen KLA around town lately?  You should have.  We have been very visible at several elementary school events with our tents, players and volunteers!  If you haven’t seen us out yet, please stop by our tent at the upcoming Keller Holly Days.  KLA will be there.  Wear anything KLA and help support our efforts for recruitment, visibility and recognition.  Word of mouth is our strongest tool still so, bring a friend!

We have a problem… Inventory.  Through the years KLA has accumulated a lot (A LOT) of “stuff.”  We have thousands of dollars in inventory that continues to weigh on our books.  With this in mind we will be have a KLA SALE!  Starting at our Parents Meeting and Keller Holly Days, we will be offering KLA swag at reduced prices - priced to move.  We will continue to offer these at KLA gatherings until we are sold out or, we decide to donate the rest.  For example, everyone has seen our blankets.  Did you know we still have a huge inventory of blankets?  Huge!.  We will be offering these at a drastically reduced price to move them out of our inventory.  It’s getting cold and these blanket are great for personal use or as gifts!

Social Media is a great way for us to share as a club and get some additional visibility.  If you have any thoughts, quotes, pictures or announcements appropriate for our social media (Twitter, Facebook) please share them with Michaelle Murray.

There is a lot more going on around our Positive Coaching initiative, the Youth Program and  that I will have to share in a separate note as I have promised to shorten my updates.  

Because this is Thanksgiving and we as a KLA family are moving forward with such speed and enthusiasm, I wanted to take a minute and thank every one of our KLA families.  We are all in lacrosse at some level to support our boys and young men.  It’s with humble gratitude that we as a Board, coaching staff and volunteers thank you for the trust and support you show by including your families and sons in KLA.  It is for this reason we strive to build a better program for the future.  Between our staff and your continued faith and participation in KLA that we have even more to be thankful for this season.  Thank You.

Be safe and have a great Thanksgiving.

Cheers.

Mike Biedermann
President
Keller Lacrosse Association


P.S.  As always, if you have any questions, please feel comfortable reaching out.


by posted 11/21/2017
Spring 2018 Registration! Space is limited!


by posted 11/21/2017
High School Play Day

Mike will be at the practice fields on Saturdays to collect payments.


by posted 11/09/2017
Happy Fall! (Update)

Happy Fall!

I know it’s been a few weeks so I wanted to give several exciting updates.  This is a little long but, you’ll be learning a lot about our fields, a sponsor, new coaches, open registration and more...

To clear up an oversight of mine, I thanked several exiting KLA Board members in my last update.  I neglected to mention the others that also spent an amazing amount of personal time, effort and energy helping Keller Lacrosse Association run as smoothly as possible.  Each of us has felt their contributions directly.  So, I wanted to say THANK YOU to Trish Sinel for keeping our registrations and website running smoothly as well as taking on the bylaws.  I wanted to thank David Ballew for his tireless work as Director of the High School program with schedules, fields and the navigation of our initial year of D1 and D2 teams.  A huge Thank You to Todd Thompson as well for his leadership, field time and boundless energy in the continued growth of the Youth Program.  Lastly, I want to Thank Kara Pavelka for her time as Secretary for the Board, keeping records, countless volunteer hours and key insights when we needed them.  All of our past Board members have left the program stronger and we should all appreciate those many hours donated to accomplish that.  Again THANK YOU!

ISMS Fields have had the irrigation and meter installed!  There is a delay in connecting the two but we are definitely making progress!

The fall program has been a huge success.  Attendance, skill development and various tournament placements has made this fall season very productive in both player development and North Texas visibility.  Many thanks to all of you who volunteered, attended, drove and cheered on the KLA teams!

The KLA Website will be adding a new page with KLA player highlights.  Stay tuned for it’s rollout!

Dick’s Sporting Goods has agreed once again to help sponsor Keller Lacrosse.  They will be giving a financial donation, Coaching Kits (including balls) for every KLA Spring team and a 20% discount on 9 December for all KLA families.  We thank them for their continued support of KLA.  You will see a printable coupon for the 9th of December shortly.  This is a great opportunity to shop for those lacrosse gifts before Christmas!

After a national search for both D1 and D2 varsity coaches, the Selection Committee and the KLA Board of Directors have finally selected our 2018 coaches.  We interviewed candidates from the East Coast, from several universities and locally to find the best fit for who we are as a club, what our boys need and the willingness to work together in the community.  It was a very thorough search.  So, without further delay…
   

Please help us welcome back Coach Mike Smith as our D2 Varsity Coach!  Coach Smith has a very long coaching resume that includes Keller and TCU.  He was very successful last season in building his D2 boys into a team, keeping them both motivated and focused through a difficult inaugural D2 year.  I know the boys who played for Coach Smith last year will be excited to have him back!


 I also want us all to offer a warm welcome to our new D1 High School Coach Andy Garrigan.  Coach Garrigan comes to us with an extensive lacrosse resume as well.  He has coached successful and competitive teams from the University of Texas to Highland Park and Flower Mound.  He is adept at building lacrosse knowledge, position skill and constant movement.  His teams always run with motivation and teamwork.  Welcome Coach Garrigan!

With our coaches in place it now time to open registration for Keller Lacrosse.  As you read this, our Spring 2018 registration is now open.  Along with registration you will notice that our Keller Lacrosse Store is open and waiting for you.  If you need a new uniform, sweat shirt or other gear, now is the time.

We have several key lacrosse meetings coming up as well.  The Texas High School Lacrosse League for North Texas and the DFW Lacrosse (Youth) will both be meeting in the coming weeks.  We will make sure to summarize pertinent outcomes of both as they wrap up.

I know I speak for the Board and many of you when I say how excited I am for our organization, the 2018 season and our future!  We have many more exciting things in process including a focused recruitment plan coming together, several fund raising ideas being finalized and limited run KLA swag items to top off our current efforts.  Stay tuned!  The momentum is exciting and almost tangible!  

Thank you for getting through this long update!  As always, if there are any questions, please feel comfortable contacting me.

Cheers,

Mike

Mike Biedermann
President
Keller Lacrosse Association


by Mike Biedermann posted 10/27/2017
Congratulations High School Fall Tournament Team!

The High School Boys Fall Tournament Team placed 2nd in the Turlaxin Tournament this weekend!  They won 10-9 in sudden death to take 2nd place!  Way to go Keller HS Boys!


by posted 10/15/2017
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QUESTIONS?  Check out our FAQs tab on the left.

Welcome to the Home of Keller Lacrosse!

2014 DII HS Boys State Champions!

Keller Lacrosse is home to High School Men's and Youth Boy's Lacrosse. 

We are a non-profit 501(C)(3) youth sports association whose mission is to promote the growth of lacrosse in the Keller ISD attendance area while maintaining a positive, community spirit for our players and families. 

Keller Lacrosse offers high school teams for grades 9th-12th, as well as youth teams, grades 1st - 8th.

For questions on eligibility for the KLA high school teams, please contact Mike Biedermann at biedermann.mg@gmail.com 

For questions regarding the KLA 1/2, 3/4, 5/6,  or 7/8 grade teams, please contact our youth lacrosse director, Kiki Walker at Walker.kiki@me.com

 

For Keller Girls Lacrosse information: http://kellergirlslacrosse.com

 

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posted 07/15/2017
McCleery Receives Appointment to West Point

Congratulations to Lucas McCleery, playing D1 Football for the Black Knights!  


by posted 07/15/2017

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