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NPL Travel End of Season Party

It was a great 2019 NPL Summer Travel lacrosse season and we would like to see everyone back together again for an end of the season pool party at Papio Pool on Saturday August 3rd from 11am-1pm.  Same format as last year as NPL will provide Hot Dogs, water, juice drink, and a side or 2.  Please feel free to bring along a side dish, desert, chips, etc.  And parents you are even allowed to bring in "adult" beverages.  

You should of received and RSVP invitation for this event today so please respond back to that so we can get some accurate counts ahead of time. 

Look forward to seeing you all there and please have a happy and safe summer!!!

Thanks, Kurt 


 
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Update 7/3/2019

Just wanted to reach out to all of you and say congrats on a pretty successful Mid America Showcase.  Watch a number of games and saw a lot of good things.  Still a lot of things to work on so I hope this is a good learning experience for the boys.  

I will be reaching out here again soon with some more info on items like: 

  • College coaches follow up
  • Refunds for canceled tournament 
  • Video from the Mid America Showcase 
  • End of the year pool party (1st week in August) 
  • and more

Thanks, Kurt 


 
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INDIANA HOTEL INFO:

 

Parents, a few notes regarding the Indiana hotel:

Please do not forget to email a copy of your hotel confirmation number to your team manager! Thank you!


 
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Western Shootout Update (PLEASE READ)

All,

The HS summer travel season is now here, and we are looking forward to a getting our practices started.  Just wanted to give you all an update as there have been some changes that have occurred within the last month with some of the players on the team.  I want to be as candid as possible so here it is:

  • Riley Modlin: Still hurt and will be unable to play summer
  • Caden Twait: Injured and out for the next 4-6 months
  • Jack White: Committed to play & paid but has now decided not to play summer
  • Grant Woosley: Decided not to play this summer
  • Jacob Leu: Decided to no longer play lacrosse so he will not be in this summer

For the Chicago Lax Cup, we are allowed to bring Seniors so I have been filling up some spots with new players, so we are looking fine for this tourney.  For the Grail tourney we will be a little light but still feel we can compete with the numbers that we have and the division we are in. 

The Western Shootout tourney is the one I am concerned about.  And to add to this, we will also be losing 2 additional players as they will be unable to attend this tourney.  This is also our toughest tournament as it is very competitive.  While it pains me to do this, I think the best course of action is to CANCEL this tournament.  It is just not safe for the players to compete with short numbers at this high caliber level of play. 

Please go ahead and cancel your hotels for the Western Shootout (Colorado) tournament.  I will work on getting refunds to you all for the team payments. 

If you do know any other players that would like to join us for our 2 tournaments (Chicago Lax Cup & the Mid America Showcase), please let me know and have them reach out to me. 

Thanks for your understanding and I apologize for any travel inconveniences this may cause.  Please let me know if you have any questions. 

Kurt Carlson


 
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Practice CANCELLED Tonight

Practice is cancelled Tonight.  


 
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NPL Travel Team Update 5/6/2019

Small correction: Practices are on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.  

Summer is just around the corner. Hope your OLC and HS seasons are going well.  I have been checking out a lot of the games and have been impressed with what I am seeing.  Look forward to checking out some great games coming up in the playoffs.

Just wanted to reach out to all of you to provide some updates for this upcoming summer travel season. 

  • Practices will start right after the OLC and HS season end with 1st practice being on May 21st
  • Practices will on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at UNO fields/Chilli greens (6808 Spring St)
  • Practice times will be updated on the NPL site soon
  • Tournament dates have been added NPL website.  Schedules will be posted when they are released.
  • Uniforms have been ordered and will be passed out at some of the first practices
  • You will be seeing more information from team managers in the new few weeks
  • Payment invoices have been sent out so please get these completed as soon as possible

On a final note, there are a few open spots for some last-minute players.  So, if you know of anyone interested please forward them my contact info and have them get a hold of me ASAP. 

Really looking forward to another great year and please keep a lookout for more information to be released over the next few weeks. 

Thanks, Kurt


 
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Lacrosse Families, 

 

If you have not reserved your room for The Grail tournament in Indiana, please do so, as the booking link is only valid through tomorrow, March 8.

 

THE GRAIL HOTEL RESERVATIONS:

HS, U14, U12

 

Good Afternoon Lax Families! I am excited to report that the booking link for The Grail tournament in Indiana is now available. This Stay to Play tournament has been experiencing some growing pains as lacrosse continues to increase in popularity. Therefore, it took a LOT of extra research to find a hotel that would be able to accommodate all NPL teams (about 80 players and coaches). There is a brand new Embassy Suites that opens in April, which has enough room for all of us. This hotel will have free breakfast, a pool, and a complimentary happy hour each day. Please reserve your room by FRIDAY, MARCH 8, as the booking link will close. Once you have reserved your room, please forward a copy of your confirmation number to your team manager.

 

High School: Kimberly Kuszak:   

U14: Sarah Lewis and Jen Gibbons  

U12: Stefanie Mull:   

 

The Grail Booking Link:

https://secure3.hilton.com/en_US/es/reservation/book.htm?execution=e2s1

 

3 letter group code is NPL.

Thank you!


 
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Lacrosse Families, 

 

If you have not reserved your room for The Grail tournament in Indiana, please do so, as the booking link is only valid through tomorrow, March 8.

 

THE GRAIL HOTEL RESERVATIONS:

HS, U14, U12

 

Good Afternoon Lax Families! I am excited to report that the booking link for The Grail tournament in Indiana is now available. This Stay to Play tournament has been experiencing some growing pains as lacrosse continues to increase in popularity. Therefore, it took a LOT of extra research to find a hotel that would be able to accommodate all NPL teams (about 80 players and coaches). There is a brand new Embassy Suites that opens in April, which has enough room for all of us. This hotel will have free breakfast, a pool, and a complimentary happy hour each day. Please reserve your room by FRIDAY, MARCH 8, as the booking link will close. Once you have reserved your room, please forward a copy of your confirmation number to your team manager.

 

High School: Kimberly Kuszak:   

U14: Sarah Lewis and Jen Gibbons  

U12: Stefanie Mull:   

 

The Grail Booking Link:

https://secure3.hilton.com/en_US/es/reservation/book.htm?execution=e2s1

 

3 letter group code is NPL.

Thank you!


 
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Hi Nebraska Premier,

I am truly excited to announce our renewal partnership with Next College Student Athlete (NCSA) - the largest, most reputable recruiting network in the world.  We realize that college lacrosse is a goal for most of you and this partnership represents another resource to ensure you maximize this once in a lifetime process.

For more information on NCSA, check out their website: 

 https://www.ncsasports.org/recruiting-tools/mens-high-school-lacrosse

What does this partnership mean?

  • All of you will receive a free profile listed in the largest database of college coaches
  • Every family should schedule a Recruiting Assessment to learn more from the NCSA Team
  • If you’d like to invest in a premium NCSA membership which will provide you additional resources and access, Nebraska Premier families will receive a 10% discount.

What’s next?

  1. Start your profile- Team members should at a minimum build their profiles up for college coaches to view
    1. Here is an example of a NCSA profile:  Jacob Leu
  2. Talk to the NCSA Team and schedule your Recruiting Assessment regardless if you just want the free profile or more access

The NCSA Team will be reaching out in the coming days so stay tuned.

If you’d like to get ahead and start the process, email Dan Cornely form NCSA at   and he will fast track your family!

We encourage all families to take advantage of this opportunity to learn more and advance your recruiting journey.”

Thanks, Kurt 


 
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Travel Team

I wanted to reach out to all the NPL Travel Team players and parents to thank all of you for the time and dedication you put into the Winter practices.  We have some great families involved in the program and I can't wait til this summer to play some great lacrosse.  

Players will soon be participating in their High School and OLC seasons.  I wish all of you the best of luck.  Both myself and some of the coaches will be at a lot of the games cheer on our players as well as keeping eye on their progress.  The work but in during the spring season on and off the field will be huge in the preparation for this summer.  Please remember you not only represent your spring team, you are also representing NPL as some of the elite players in the state so please be proud of that and play the game with respect.  

A few things to keep in mind and an eye on over the next few months: 

  • Will be sharing player evaluations soon
  • Will be posting testing results soon
  • Working on final decision if a U10 team will be an option this year
  • Please be sure to like nepremierlax on FaceBook, Twitter and Instagram to get all the latest news   
  • Team managers have issued information on tourneys and hotels so be sure to get those booked
  • 3rd payment will be sent out soon
  • Finalizing uniform numbers now so I may be reaching out to you to confirm if needed
  • Orders for NPL bags close this FRIDAY... use link here
  • There will be another apparel store opening soon
  • U12 and U14 teams will be doing some practices during OLC... schedule TBD
  • Keep an eye out for additional players that should be on the as there are a few spots available (but limited)

If you have any questions at all or need anything from me, please don't hesitate to ask. 

Thanks, Kurt 


 
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THE GRAIL HOTEL RESERVATIONS:

HS, U14, U12

 

Good Afternoon Lax Families! I am excited to report that the booking link for The Grail tournament in Indiana is now available. This Stay to Play tournament has been experiencing some growing pains as lacrosse continues to increase in popularity. Therefore, it took a LOT of extra research to find a hotel that would be able to accommodate all NPL teams (about 80 players and coaches). There is a brand new Embassy Suites that opens in April, which has enough room for all of us. This hotel will have free breakfast, a pool, and a complimentary happy hour each day. Please reserve your room by FRIDAY, MARCH 8, as the booking link will close. Once you have reserved your room, please forward a copy of your confirmation number to your team manager.

 

High School: Kimberly Kuszak:  

U14: Sarah Lewis and Jen Gibbons

U12: Stefanie Mull:  

 

NPL Booking Link for The Grail

3 letter group code is NPL.

Thank you!

 

 
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GroupMe Texts

Parents, 

I just wanted all of you to be aware that I will be creating GroupMe text groups for each of the travel teams (not sure on U12 yet).  These will just be for the players and coaches ONLY.  This is to help the players stay in touch with each other and share ideas and thoughts.  I will also be posting key videos or links lacrosse related articles or training materials.  

I just wanted to make sure all parents were aware of this before I set it up.  If you have any concerns or questions about this please let me know.  

Thanks, Kurt 


 
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Helmets and Bags

We are looking at placing orders for 2 items (see attached for pictures): 

  • Cascade S Helmet (Youth $220, Adult $250)
  • Maverick Monster Team Bag ($50)

Again, these items are totally optional but we do get better pricing than if you would buy it separately (save about $100 per helmet).  But there is a minimum order number that needs to be met.  We will need to get 12 helmets and 13 bags to get this pricing.  

So I am collecting the FINAL list to see if we can met these numbers.  If you are interested in ordering either or both of these items, please reply to this email.  I am looking for responses by Next Wednesday Feb 30th


 
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Parents,

 

Although the current weather is cold and dreary,  NPL summer travel lacrosse is just around the corner. It is now time to start reserving your hotel rooms for the summer. Please follow the following links to reserve your rooms. ALL ROOMS NEED TO BE RESERVED BEFORE JANUARY 28, AS THE BOOKING LINKS WILL CLOSE. ONCE YOU HAVE RESERVED YOUR ROOM, YOU WILL RECEIVE A CONFIRMATION EMAIL. PLEASE FORWARD YOUR CONFIRMATION EMAIL OR CONFIRMATION NUMBER TO THE TEAM MANAGER. Without this, we have no idea who has/has not reserved a room until 2 weeks prior to the tournament.

 

  • High School Team Manager: Kimberly Kuszak

 

  • U14 Team Managers: Sarah Lewis and Jen Gibbons

 

  • U12 Team Manager: Stefanie Mull

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***Bait Bucket (Minnesota) June 7-9

U12 and U14 ONLY

 

https://embassysuites.hilton.com/en/es/groups/personalized/M/MSPWEES-OLC-20190607/index.jhtml

Or

Call 952-884-4811 or 1-800-Embassy. Ask for Group: Premier Lacrosse or Group Code: OLC

 

***Chicago Lacrosse Cup (Illinois) June 17-19

HS ONLY (Updated on 01/23/2019)

You will need to call the hotel to Book: 

Holiday Inn Express - - Rate $125.00 plus tax (includes breakfast)
2600 Lake Cook Rd, Riverwoods, IL 60015
Call: 1-847-374-0260

Group Name: NPL Team Room Block

 

***The Grail (youth)/ Mid America Showcase(HS) (Westfield, Indiana) June 29-30

U12, U14, HS

Booking link is pending, a separate email will be sent once it becomes active

 

***Pipe City (Vernon Hills, Illinois) July 13-14

U12, U14

 

https://www.travelfirstagency.com/site/lodging/?lodgeaffiliationid=64&lodgeprogramid=2558&lodgeaccesscode=19-nebraskaprime

Access Code: 19-nebraskaprime

 

 

***Western Shootout (Colorado Springs, Colorado) July 13-14

HS ONLY (Updated on 01/23/2019)

Room Rate should be:  $145.00 plus tax.  This includes breakfast
 

 
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Meeting Minutes

Below is the link to the meeting minutes from October's Parents meeting.  Please take a look through and let me know if you have any questions.  

https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.leagueathletics.com/Text/Documents/15760/92543.pdf

I would also like to announce the team managers for this upcoming season, their contact information is in the meeting minute notes and will be accessible through the website on the individual team pages.  You will be seeing more communication from them going forward.    

  • U12: Stephanie Mull
  • U14: Sarah Lewis
  • U14: Jenny Gibbons
  • HS: Kimberly Kuszak 

Look forward to seeing you all at practice this week.  

Thanks, Kurt 


 
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SmugMug - Photos & Videos

NPL has purchased and created a SmugMug account for the organization.  The intent of this is to be able to have an effective place to share large quantities for photos for ALL NPL events.  Below is the link to the main homepage for this NPL account: 

https://nepremierlax.smugmug.com/

With the link above, you will ONLY see the general NPL events that we share with the public.  I have purposefully locked down the NPL travel team photos and restricted them to only those who have the proper link.  The link to view all the 2018 Travel Team photos is shown below.  Please note that you will need to save this link as you will not be able to access if from the main homepage:  

https://nepremierlax.smugmug.com/NPL-Travel-Teams/n-CgTt7C

I know many of you parents take photos at the tournaments so I would love to get some of your photos so that it can be shared by all players/parents.  So I plan to use this SmugMug account as the place to do this.  But in order to upload photos, you will need a special link for each folder that is created on the site.  If you have photos that you would like to share, please reply back to this email and I will send you the instructions and links. 

Would greatly appreciate you sharing your photos. 

Thanks, Kurt   


 
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