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Fostering a Positive Coaching Environment

Women's lacrosse is one of the fastest-growing sports in the country. With this growth, the need for options for young players has skyrocketed. Flare Lacrosse is committed to providing play opportunities for young women of all skill levels through positive coaching methods and supportive environments.

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Getting your child to sports practice shouldn't be a struggle. 


It shouldn't be one more thing that they "have to" do, like finishing homework or eating vegetables.


Our philosophy is that the game needs to remain fun, FOR ALL PLAYERS OF ALL AGES AND LEVELS, and these experiences need to be rewarding, both on and off the field.

We support ALL girls as they take their play to the next level by growing their love of the game and celebrating both their individual and our team successes.

 

Our coaching model allows players to increase their individual skill level while growing as athletes and teammates. We develop young leaders on and off the field while supporting the
WHOLE GIRL.


ABOUT

An ongoing series of informational entries

MEET OUR OWNER, KERRI KELLEHER

February 14, 2018

Kerri has been coaching youth sports for ten years and has instructed hundreds of players. She's been a mom and on the sidelines of youth sports for even longer.  Kerri has seen the needs of young women athletes develop and change in recent years, and has seen the impact that friendships, school work, home struggles, and preteen/teen development have on young women.


She realized that to be successful on the field, girls need to be supported in EVERYTHING they have going on in their daily lives. That is why Kerri is committed to making youth sports an outlet and a safe place for athletes to discover new things and develop their skills, while working their way to becoming their best selves.


Athletes are taught to focus on improving their individual skills while supporting their teammates as they explore their own journey.  We practice with the promise to each other that we will BUILD EACH OTHER UP every day.

Kerri is the Women's Varsity Head Coach at Rocky Hill Country Day School, and the Director of the Battle of The Bay Lacrosse Tournament. In addition to her time on the lacrosse field, Kerri has coached high school varsity volleyball, middle school soccer and basketball, and is the mom to three amazing lax players who love the game equally, despite varied levels of play. She is a certified US Lacrosse Coach and is both an Accredited and Certified Interscholastic Coach with the National Federation of High Schools. She holds the following NFHS Certifications:

  • Fundamentals of Coaching
  • RI State Coaching Component
  • NCAA Eligibility
  • Coaching Lacrosse
  • Coaching Volleyball
  • Middle School Sports
  • Coaching Unified Sports
  • First Aid
  • Concussions in Sports
  • Sudden Cardiac Arrest
  • Sports Nutrition
  • Health and Safety
  • Sports Nutrition
  • Heat Illness Prevention
  • ACL Injury Prevention
  • Strength and Conditioning
  • Engaging Effectively With Parents
  • Teaching and Modeling Behavior
  • Sportsmanship
  • Social Media
  • Bullying
  • Hazing and Inappropriate Behaviors
  • Hazing Prevention for Students
  • Protecting Students From Abuse
  • Understanding Vaping and E-Cigarettes
  • Appearance and Performance Enhancing Drugs
  • Student Mental Health and Suicide Prevention
  • Mental Training for Performance
  • Supervising After School Activities
  • After School Security

Our Blog

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CAN I STILL BE A PART OF MY TOWN OR SCHOOL TEAM?

March 15, 2018

This is an easy yes. We want to support and enrich town and school programs as well as continue to develop girl athletes. On this note, we will never create a conflict during regular or playoff season play.

WHAT DO I NEED?

March 15, 2018

You don't need to spend a lot of money to get started. Players only need a stick, mouth guard, and goggles. High School players need gloves. Indoor play requires sneakers while outdoor play requires cleats. 

IS FLARE RIGHT FOR MY PLAYER?

March 15, 2018

Flare Lacrosse offers something for all players, regardless of their ability level. We are specifically focused and committed to the development of new and intermediate players.

WHAT MAKES FLARE DIFFERENT?

March 15, 2018

Flare Lacrosse is committed to the development of strong women athletes. We understand that what happens off the field is just as important as what happens on the field. Our program model focuses on friendship, kindness, and supporting each other to build a stronger young woman, both inside and out.

CONTACT INFORMATION

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