April 12: With Yuba City boys varsity team well in the lead at 3:45 to go in the fourth quarter the Redding coach requested a time out. He then explained that they have a special needs player that they wanted to finish the game with. The Yuba City coach advised his team to not make contact with this player. Yuba City had the ball with 30 seconds to go and called a time out. Both coaches agreed to set up a play to allow the special needs player to take the final shot of the game which he did and he made it. All players - coaches - and fans are to be congratulated for honoring the game and providing a career highlight for a truly special player.
March 16: Ross Valley was down a handful of players due to other sport conflicts. Instead of playing up players, Diablo graciously played down to even numbers with our team. We did not want to forfeit the game and Diablo gave us a way to teach our girls good life lessons of fair play and compromise.
March 1:We (Sacramento Stingers) do not have anyone that has played goalie, so we are rotating players into the position. During the game I noticed Granite Bay's #10 giving our goalie tips on how to adjust to the ball movement around the field. I was very impressed with her sportsmanship.
NOCSAE Ball Regulation
Beginning in 2014, all lacrosse balls used at NCJLA games must meet NOCSAE standards and include the words "Meets NOCSAE Standard". For more information, visit uslacrosse.org/2014BallStandard