As a result of the cancelation of the remaining spring season, the Girls Lacrosse Club of Frisco (GLCOF) Board met virtually to discuss the annual budget for 2020. While Frisco Fury athletes did not play through the season, many of the organization’s expenses must be paid continuously throughout the year. After considering all expenses paid to date, remaining liabilities and the funds remaining, GLCOF is unable to offer refunds for the spring season.
As discussed at past parent meetings, most of the fall and spring registration fees go to covering the stipends of our coaches. The board is committed to paying our coaches! Since GLCOF operates as a cash-in/cash-out program, fundraising is an important component of the budget. The COVID-19 pandemic also deprived us of the opportunity to hold our annual spring fundraiser, the largest each year.
We strive to keep our registration fees lower than most programs in the state. With that in mind, the GLCOF Board will freeze registration prices for fall 2020. That means pricing for our next fall season will remain at the same price you paid for fall 2019.
Continue to watch for opportunities for our teams to stay engaged virtually through Zoom team calls, wall ball, stick trick and other fitness challenges. Plus, GLCOF will continue to participate in community-related activities like celebrating our local health care workers and first responders.
Once our players can get back on the field, pending social distancing and state/city regulations, GLCOF plans to offer at least one complimentary summer clinic for those players who were registered this past spring.
The board could not prouder of how our Fury players remain focused on lacrosse, support our community and keep up the bonds of team/friendship despite the challenges and disruptions caused by COVID-19. We look forward to seeing everyone in the summer as we prepare for the fall season and ultimately get ready for a winning spring season in 2021.
As a reminder, GLCOF is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization and is focused on teaching individual skills, the essentials of team play, proper physical condition, and most importantly good sportsmanship. Our Frisco Fury program is extremely fortunate to have such a dedicated coaching and a volunteer base to help us continue to grow the game of girl’s lacrosse here in North Texas.
Thank you for your continued support and understanding at this unprecedented time.
Keep those sticks and spirits up!
-GLCOF Board of Directors
It’s with sincere disappointment the GLCOF Board is letting you know the spring 2020 lacrosse season is officially cancelled by both the high school and youth leagues. The leagues each released a statement today, April 20, 2020, which you can read at the end of this message.
There are so many emotions we know our Frisco Fury players, coaches and parents are feeling with this news. Our dedicated players of all ages prepared over the fall season, throughout the winter and during our time of “staying-at-home” in hopes of still having a spring season. Let’s not forget how our Frisco Fury teams started the spring on fire! The youth had big wins at the Hockaday Play Day, and we watched powerful wins at the high school level. For this, the board cannot be more proud.
Our players’ wellbeing is important to us always, but especially during this unprecedented time of social distancing. Youth Program Director, Beth King, and High School Director, Kailah Kempney, will continue to engage with our players in the coming weeks so they can feel connected to their coaches and teammates.
We will truly miss our graduating seniors! While the annual celebratory events cannot take place, GLCOF is also working on a virtual way to honor our 10 seniors who missed out on their last high school lacrosse season. We know that the irreplaceable bonds that all of you created with your Fury family will remain for years to come. We expect to hear amazing things about all of our seniors during this next phase of life.
Personally, I’d like you to tell you as your board president and a fellow lacrosse parent that while the COVID-19 pandemic has stripped us of a season, it has not stripped us of remaining Fury Strong through it all!
Looking ahead, the board remains fervently dedicated to planning for potential summer clinics and an astounding fall season. Thank you for being such an awesome group of student athletes and amazing parents.
I’d also like to give one more big shout out to our volunteers and express our gratitude to our Gold Sponsor, Hard Rock Land Design. None of what we do is possible without your support!
May we all stay well and always #FuryFierce!
Statement from Texas Girls Youth Lacrosse League (TGYLL)
In following with the directives from the Governor last week that school will be cancelled thru the end of the Spring and will not reopen until the fall, both the TGHSLL and the TGYLL feel the time has come to cancel the spring season. This was not an easy decision. Based on our youth survey done 2 weeks ago, several programs had already been cancelled and many others could not play due to fields or coaches past the first week in June. Given all of this, the sad reality is that the Spring Season is officially over.
Statement from Texas Girls High School Lacrosse League (TGHSLL)
We regret to inform you the 2020 TGHSLL spring season is cancelled.
Aligning with the different leagues/schools we represent, our goal was to remain cautiously optimistic we could salvage a shortened season. With the recent decision to not reopen schools until the fall and the cancellation of all spring sports by UIL, SPC and TAPPS, it has eliminated any possibility of a spring season.
Our Girls Lacrosse Club of Frisco follows the following weather policy:
If the weather dips into the 30's or is over 103, there is a high probability of cancellation. We follow the weather closely and will assess all other weather conditions to determine if practice is beneficial. The safety, health & moral of our players and coaches will all be taken into consideration.
In the event of rain or wet fields, the City of Frisco makes this call if the fields are open or not. The call from the City is made about 3 pm and we will turn around the notification as quickly as possible on social media and via email.
We will not be on the field at all if there is lightening in the area. All Frisco fields are equipped with lightening detectors that also have an all clear signal (20 minutes after the last detection).
On occassion we make the wrong call - we are human. The coaches try to practice if we can - sometimes that means a storm could roll in during a practice - if the weather is questionable we do appreicate parents sticking around and being available in the parking lot should we need to clear the fields quickly. This also means on occassion we will have an alternate practice plan that could include a team social / dinner, game /film watching, etc.
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