In an email sent to parent reps and coaches in the ULA boys and girls high school leagues, the ULA is requesting that each team bring a parent rep/president and a coach to attend a meeting on Monday, September 16, 2013 at 7:30pm at the ULA offices.
“This is a great opportunity for teams to come and express their concerns,” said ULA Executive Director Lisa Schmidt. “I hope teams will take the opportunity at hand and come and partake in this discussion.”
Ultimately the coaches council will make a decision when it comes to blackout, but an open format meeting to those invited is a special occasion and will be mediated by a neutral party who is unaffiliated in the lacrosse community.
Email from Bryan Frates to Parent Reps and Coaches:
On Monday, September 16, 2013, the Utah Lacrosse Association High School League will be holding an open meeting for all teams (boys and girls) to attend. Each program can bring a coach and a parent representative (president, team rep) to discuss the current blackout policy and potential changes. The Utah High School Activities Association (UHSAA) has released their new blackout policy that is much lighter than their previous policy. Traditionally, the Utah Lacrosse High School League has been operating with blackout seasons that mirror those of sanctioned sports governed by UHSAA.
The meeting discussion will be run by a mediator unaffiliated with the lacrosse community in order to ensure an unbiased take on the discussion. The coaches council will be voting directly following the discussion and we strongly encourage you to attend to voice your opinion. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the high school commissioner, Jon Elmen (email@example.com) or Executive Director, Lisa Schmidt (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Open Blackout Meeting
Date: Monday, September 16, 2013
Location: The ULA Office- 676 Confluence Ave (4260 S), Murray UT
Please RSVP to email@example.com so we can plan for the number of people attending.