Essay due date: May 1st – May 7th
Open to: All 5th and 6th Grade Players
After reading the Sprit of the Stick, a story about a young boy who receives a magical lacrosse stick and the adventures that follow, I was compelled to create the Spirit Essay for our advancing youth players.
The Spirit Essay will accomplish two things. First, players will gain an understanding about how to respect the game of lacrosse on and off the field. Second, they will gain experience writing a 5 paragraph essay.
The Sprit Essay Topic: Write a five (5) paragraph essay explaining how you respect and honor the game of lacrosse off of the field.
If you choose to write the Spirit Essay here are the requirements:
- Essay must be 5 paragraphs long. Each paragraph should be a minimum of 4 sentences.
- Here is a website that gives a solid overview of this type of essay.
- Name, Parent’s Names, AYL Spring Team Name, Date
- Title (centered on the page)
- 12 point typed font
- 1 inch margins
- Double Spaced
- Proper grammar and punctuation
To be completely clear on what the essay should look like. Please download this Spirit Essay Example. Your essay should follow the format in the example.
Awards for the Best Essay: The 5/6th Grade player whose essay best reflects how to respect and honor the game off the field will be win the following:
- A Hand-Made Native-American Lacrosse Stick
- Three, 30-minute Private Lessons for FREE
- A copy of Sprit of the Stick
- An end-of-season Spirit Essay award plaque
- Finally, their essay will be featured as a main story on the Atlanta Youth Lacrosse Blog.
I hope this essay competition appeals to our players and I hope that many players will send in essays. You may bring me a typed (No Hand-Written Essays will be accepted) essay during games or send it in using the form below. Please note that by handing in the essay or sending it in using the form you are acknowledging that the essay is entirely in your own words and you have not copied content from any sources. I encourage parents to assist their players but you may not write the essay for them. I expect all of the players writing an essay about honoring the game will honor this requirement.
Finally, the due date for the Spirit Essay is: May 1st, and the winning essay will be announced on the very last day of the Spring Season after the Sportsmanship Game.
If you have any questions about the Spirit Essay feel free to contact me, Gordon Corsetti, at [email protected].
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