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2024 SPRING SEASON REGISTRATION

U6 - U8 (Grades DK - 2nd)
Registration closes March 15
T-SHIRT only guaranteed up until March 1 registrations

U10 - U14 (Grades 3rd - 8th)
REGISTRATION CLOSED!


1/2 Grade March "Shake the Rust Off/New Player" Trainings!!!!!!

1/2 Preseason Training - 4 Sessions!!!!

Click here for some early season work. If you're new to the sport, this will be a great way to prepare for our season!!!

MEET OUR COACHES!!!!!

OUR YOUTH STAFF HAS MORE PLAYING AND COACHING EXPERIENCE THAN MOST VARSITY AND TRAVEL TEAM PROGRAMS!


Chris Gervat - Davenport University Head Coach 2012-2015, UMass


Connor Foster - Davenport University


Brice Shotwell - OWU

Matthew Gusky - MSU

Matthew Gusky - Michigan State University


Hi Everyone! Excited to get going with all of our new and returning players. It's going to be a great year ahead.

As we're about 2 months out from the season to officially begin, there is plenty of time to improve.

Below I've listed expectations by age group of what new and returning players should be able to do come mid March.

We want the boys to enjoy themselves! A small amount of work will lead to more fun when the snow melts!!!

Wall ball and cradling relate to dribbling and passing a basketball. If we get better at these fundamentals, we can do drills to prepare for games. 

TIME TO START WALL BALL HOMEWORK - WINTER 2024!!!

3/4th Grade Expectations:

  • Catch and Throw with Strong hand 
    • good gauge is 20 catches in a row on wall ball
  • Strong cradle with strong hand, and the ability to cradle with weak hand
  • Great ground ball form - top hand touching the plastic, bottom hand on bottom of stick

HW: 30-40 minutes/week of wall ball:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7sKKMHAg4zY&t=2s

Try to do all of the reps through 3 minutes into this video!!!!!


5/6th & 7/8th Grade Expectations 

  • Catch and throw strong with both hands
  • Cradle strong with both hands
  • Ability to shoot on the run with both hands
  • Strong on groundballs with strong hand

HW: 40-60 minutes/week of wall ball:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7sKKMHAg4zY&t=2s

Try to do all of them!

More Great Drills:

https://www.rockfordramlax.org/page/show/3779461-more-great-drills

How to Practice:

  • Tennis ball wall ball!
  • Garage wall space works
  • basement wall works!
  • If the basement ceiling is too low, you can sit in a chair!

FUNDAMENTAL WALL BALL SCREENING- MARCH:

Coaches will be running this daily until everyone passes it by age group. If you do not screen out of this, you'll become part of the pre-practice wall ball group!!! 

Details of what drills will be in this screening will be sent out in the next week or two. If you follow the HW below you'll have no problem with the screening! 

This was started by an old varsity coach and we're bringing it back!!! 


The goal of Rockford Lacrosse is to instill a lifelong passion for the game of lacrosse by promoting an environment where young athletes can develop skills in a fun and positive setting.

Through an enthusiastic instructional curriculum that emphasizes sportsmanship, camaraderie, and work ethic, the program focuses on the growth of players as both athletes and members of our Rockford community. 

Thank you for visiting our website. We hope you find the information provided useful. 


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PLAYER PROGRESSION & SEASON READINESS

Please click the Chalk Talk link below to see what we will be focusing on with our student athletes and what is needed as we prepare for our upcoming Spring season.


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