skip navigation

Recent Youth News

2021 Youth Fall Ball

By Communications 08/29/2021, 4:15pm CDT

Lady Vipers Lacrosse Youth Players & Family,

Welcome back to a new season of girls' lacrosse!  We hope everyone had a great summer and are ready for Fall Ball to begin. First, we'd like to formally introduce a couple of new but familiar faces to the Youth program.  Dr. Rachel Peck, who has coached youth and high school for us, agreed to be our Youth Director, a newly created position which will strive to grow and develop our Youth program with an eye towards successful transition to the High School program.  Her focus will be on coaching staff and player development strategies. 

Doug Burkott, our youth coach for 3rd-4th graders, has taken on the additional role of Youth Coordinator.  He will be your liaison to the Board of Directors and manage ground operation of the Youth program. Please reach out to them for questions about Fall Ball or the youth program in general.

This year, we are offering a free clinic on Monday Sept. 13th so interested players can try out lacrosse prior to committing themselves to Fall Ball Registration.  Fall Ball consists of 5 weekly hour long sessions on Mondays starting on Sept. 20th and ending on Oct. 18th. Details below. Spread the word to your friends!  Registration will open on August 30th and close September 26th.  Stay tuned for Spring Registration information coming in November.

Feel free to forward this to anyone who might be interested in playing Lady Vipers Lacrosse. If you wish to cease communications from us, reply to this email with UNSUBSCRIBE in the Subject line.

Go Vipers!

Lady Vipers Lacrosse Board

2021-2022 LVL Board Members
Board of Directors Committee Chairs
President - Sara Milam
Vice President I -
Allison Tobey
Vice President II -
Emily Bischoff
Treasurer -
Ken Richman
Secretary -
Theresa Spencer
Program Director/Head Coach -
Caitlin Vasile
Youth Coordinator -
Doug Burkott
Webmaster/Registrar - Priscille Richman
Social Media - Cynthia Smith
Game Day Administrator - Greg Lochtefeld
Travel - Brian Stevens
Youth Director - Rachel Peck
Fundraising- ?






Grades K-8

Monroe Stadium, Vandegrift High School

Monday's,   09/20 to 10/18, 6-7pm


Each day will be themed (Neon, Costume, Pink, Western, and Tie Dye) so girls can optionally dress for that day's theme. Bring your own clearly labelled water bottle to practice, along with goggles, mouth guard, stick and cleats. Mouth guards are HIGHLY RECOMMENDED for safety.   A limited number of spare sticks and goggles may be available.

As we all know, Safety and Covid 19 policies have been in a dynamic state of late.  Currently, LISD is recommending mask wearing and social distancing.  See their Health Response Protocols for more information.  In regards to Fall Ball, we are observing the following guidelines:
  1. Stay home if you are feeling sick.

  2. If a player is unvaccinated, wearing a mask is encouraged.

  3. Stay arms length plus a stick apart from each other.

    Wearing face masks is recommended if they are not maintaining at least 6 feet of social distancing. Depending on number of players, coaches may set up stations with girls in small groups which help in maintaining social distancing. For additional information on these guidelines, please visit UIL Covid-19 Risk Mitigation Guidelines.

  4. Players should be aware of their mouth guards. 

    Since we are all sharing the lacrosse balls, mouth guards should be kept in place as much as you can.  Hand sanitizer is at the ball bag for all to use.  If you are needing a new or different mouth guard, there are many options at Academy or Dick's Sporting Goods.  This one is liked by most of the high schoolers and easy to mold: Sisu Mouth Guard on Amazon. If you have questions, ask your coach!

Mon August 30th

Mon Sept. 13th

  • Free Clinic!   6-7:30 pm, Monroe Stadium at Vandegrift HS. Open to anyone interested in signing up for Fall Ball. 

Mondays Sept 20th to October 18th

  • Clinic session: 6-7 pm, Monroe Stadium at Vandegrift HS

Sun Sept. 26th


FUNDRAISING: We are part of Randall’s Good Neighbor Program. Link our account number, 14095, to your Loyalty account and 1% of your purchases is sent to us. Submit this form to the customer service desk of your favorite Randalls store or email a copy to

SPORTSENGINE: Download the SportsEngine Apple/Google App. Visit the Parent Portal for helpful articles on managing your SE account.

SE Account & Profile Q & A

By Webmaster 09/22/2020, 4:45pm CDT

SportsEngine explains your account's profile vs. guardians and athletes

2/21/2019  Jim Dahline

Over the past year or so, we’ve released quite a few features in the mobile app which has greatly improved how teams communicate and interact. This has driven millions (yes millions) of new users to the app and raised questions about how to properly set up accounts to be able to use these features. I’m going to outline common use cases and how to solve them in the SportsEngine account set up.

First, you need to understand that relationship between accounts and profiles. If you’re a Netflix user, you’ll probably recognize the set up.

Accounts: An account is generally created by a parent. You use an email address to create the account and it’s how you log in to SportsEngine both on the web and in the mobile app. You manage your profiles (more on that in a minute), preference settings, access your calendars, and everything else you do with SportsEngine.

Profiles: Think of these as “people”. Each account has its own profile (you’ll sometimes see it referred to as a “self profile”) which has your information for when you are signing yourself up for something (as a coach, volunteer, manager, or as an athlete yourself). Accounts also create and manage profiles for each athlete/child. These profiles are used when you register a kid for your local club season or program and also are tied to teams when you get placed on a team.

Guardians: For each profile in your account, you’re considered a “Guardian”. This relationship gives you the ability to create and receive messages for that athlete’s team, respond to RSVPs, participate in chat and anything else connected to your athlete’s team. As the Guardian, you can also connect other accounts to be guardians to your athletes. This allows multiple parents to receive messages, respond to RSVPS, and participate in chat.

Now that we have all of that established. Here are common questions that come up and what you need to do to solve your challenges.

  1. How do I add guardians to an athlete profile?

You can add these in the mobile app, or on the web. You’ll just need an email address for the person you’re adding as a guardian. If they don’t have a SportsEngine account set up yet, they will be prompted to do so.



  1. My son/daughter is older and I want them to get messages from coach. How do I do that?

You’ll need to go add their email address and phone number in their profile. Don’t forget though, that you may need to opt them in via your account settings to receive text notifications of new messages.



  1. I’d like my son/daughter to respond to their own RSVPs, how do I give them that ability?

In order to do this, they will need to be set up as a guardian on their own profile. You’ll add it the same way you would a spouse or other guardian.

  1. I need a second parent, other family member or nanny to get messages about schedule changes or game times.

    Add a second email address to forward all communications.

    Article:  Forwarding Athlete Messages

  2. As a coach, I need to help my parents get set up as a guardian. Can I do that? How can I tell who are guardians for each kid?

Yep, as a coach you can do that for any athlete on your roster.  


A trick to seeing all your guardians is to print out the contact list in your TeamCenter. Use the SE “My Organizations” switcher to go to your team’s TeamCenter, click on the Roster tab, and click to “Print Contact List”. It shows all guardians for your athletes. (Note, if you just need to see guardians for a single athlete, you can do that in the mobile app via your roster)


  1. I am not receiving messages as texts, how do I do that?

You’ll need to make sure you’ve opted in to receive texts. That goes beyond just adding your cell phone number (although you need to do that to).



  1. I am still receiving messages for a team I am no longer a part of, how do I make it stop?

In a similar fashion to opting in to text messages, you can opt out.



  1. I have multiple profiles for the same kid, can I combine them?

This is something that does come up for parents. They can merge profiles, under their account, that have been created over the years.



  1. On the “Teams” list in the mobile app, I see “My Team”, “Admin” and “Fan” what’s the difference between those?

My Team: Generally speaking, you’ll see this if you are the guardian of an athlete who is rostered on the team.

Admin: If you are a coach or team manager who has been assigned the admin permissions.

Fan: You simply favorited or followed the team but are not officially connected (through SportsEngine) to any athlete on the roster.


  1. I’m listed as a “Fan” in the mobile app but am a parent…. Shouldn’t it say “My Team”?

If you’re the parent/guardian of an athlete on the roster, but see the team has a “Fan” tag next to it, it probably means you aren’t set up as a guardian of the athlete on the roster. There’s a number of ways this can happen, but almost always is due to the fact that a parent may have multiple profiles for the athlete and guardians weren’t set up correctly.

To solve, talk to the parent who registered the athlete for the program to add the fan parent as a guardian, or, as a coach, help them set it up via the roster. See above for links.


  1. How do I get support for the mobile app?