BLC is a not for profit, targeted community development organization. Our mission is to produce College and Career ready Student-Athletes! Founded in the memory of Donna "Mama" Rose.
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The Trending Data upon this writing is in an upward direction that we did not anticipate and one we could not ignore or wish away. We continue to be committed to the safety of our children and community in this time of Covid-19 Pandemic. After a meeting with Park management, we agreed to suspend until the curve can be flattened. The health data, no matter from what point you view it, is not at a point that we had hoped for and now we are faced going BACK to school. We are all tired of this feeling of Covid-19 isolation and paralysis and we get it. We are also aware that our broader youth sports community members have ignored the guidelines and returned to full field/court team practices. Unfortunately traveling to tournaments, conducting close contact large group activities at local parks and even dealing with Health Department fines, we now have a Covid-19 family member death after an out of state tournament. We will proceed only as safe.
The State of Florida is at Stage 2, Small Groups Only. BLC Lacrosse is guided by US Lacrosse Guidelines, City Municipal Parks and Commissions Regulations and the Public Education System. We recognize the confusion in the politicization of the Pandemic and how young people feel invincible in general. We as educators will proceed in accordance with the science of prevention as the virus does not recognize county boundaries, political beliefs or neighborhoods.
As Policy, if through social media or otherwise, individual members are identified as participating in behavior raising risk not only to themselves but more importantly spreading it to teammates, these members will be prohibited from practice when we return.
We look forward to returning to the field when the Data and Governance allows safe operation and we ask that parents keep their children from participating in activities that will bring them in contact with Positive Cases, known and unknown in social events.
We will continue to communicate through Sports Engine registered members. We are pursuing the organization of small group practices as the school year begins.
View the August Newsletter for more information...
"Once again, we are saddened and angered by the stark and tragic reminders of racial inequity that persist in our society. Lacrosse has been associated with this cultural divide throughout its modern history, from the systematic exclusion of Native American players in the late 19th century to the lingering perceptions and supporting examples that our sport remains exclusive to a community of privilege today. US Lacrosse stands together in solidarity with those members of our community who routinely feel the weight of oppression, systemic racism, hate and a failing system of justice. We will continue to work to make the lacrosse community an agent of change for all who play and support the Creator’s game. Throughout its history, our sport has brought so many people together, and it’s our hope that we will emerge from this challenge a stronger community, a stronger sport and a stronger nation." (USL , 1 June 2020)
- As a US Lacrosse Affiliate Program we share this sentiment and core values. See our June Newsletter for more info.