Michael Stuckert is coaching the TYLA girls elementary program. He has over 15 years of experience coaching high school lacrosse. He last served as a head coach and an assistant coach for Northwest Guilford H.S. in 2008 and 2009. Before N.W. Guilford, he coached Mt Tabor High School in Winston-Salem (2003-2007), Central Catholic High School in Pittsburgh, PA (1994-2001) and helped various youth programs throughout Pittsburgh, PA (2001-2002). Michael played varsity ice hockey and lacrosse for Central Catholic High School in Pittsburgh, PA. He continued playing for Scott Nelson at Nazareth College on a freshman/feeder team in the 1993-94 season. He continued playing lacrosse for University of Pittsburgh's club lacrosse team and Pittsburgh Lacrosse Club. He has a degree in History from Winston-Salem State University. He is working on his certifications for refereeing girls high school lacrosse. He enjoys coaching and playing ice hockey in Greensboro. Michael is married to Jody and has three children, Millie, Taylor and Zeke.
"I am thrilled to be a part of TYLA's lacrosse program. We will use fun and competitive small games to create a foundation for learning and athletic development. It is extremely exciting to share this new chapter of coaching with my family."
MIDDLE SCHOOL GIRLS
A NOTE FROM COACH MEGHAN
We plan on focusing on stick skills, teamwork, positions, and developing a love of the game. Emphasis will be placed on good passing and catching, ground ball work, strong defensive position, and strong shooting skills. We plan on building on established skills or teaching the basics. Hopefully, the girls will enjoy lacrosse enough to want to play on into high school and beyond.
When I am not coaching lacrosse or teaching middle school, I enjoy spending time with my kids, (my daughter plays lax and my son plays baseball) reading, planning vacations, and chilling out on the couch watching Netflix with my husband.
US Lacrosse Girls Youth Rules should govern all PLCA Girl’s lacrosse games. The US Lacrosse Rule Book can be found at http://www.uslacrosse.org/rules/girls-rules.aspx. PCLA has amended / emphasized the following rules:
Middle School games will be full 12v12 format.
All games will consist of two, 20 halves with a running clock.(The clock will not stop after goals).Teams will switch sides at every half.
There will be no overtime at any age level.Games will end on a tie.
Due to the running clock A GAME / HALF MAY NOT END ON A DEFENSIVE PENALTY. In the event of a defensive penalty within the Critical Scoring Area resulting in an expired clock, play will resume on the officials whistle. Trail Official will count :03 Seconds of play from point of Free Position at the whistle. During the :03 seconds, regular game rules exist, including the potential for another defensive foul, pass, a shot or a goal. All goal calls are final.
At any point during the game when there is a 5 goal lead, the team that is behind will be given the ball at the midfield line in lieu of a draw as long as the 5 goal lead is maintained for all age groups.
Score will be kept at every game.Scores will be recorded at each table and coaches will be asked to verify the score and sign the sheets prior to leaving the field
Quality playing time is in affect for the entire game.
All players are to play at their appropriate age group based on their birthdate.Any PCLA member team that has players they feel should “play up”, must request an exception and present a “just cause” to the PCLA board for approval.