We're excited to have everyone on board! We have assembled one of the best coaching staffs we've ever had, and I would argue, one of the best in the state for a non for profit youth lacrosse program. We have two former head varsity coaches, great former players who have played in college and were standouts on their HS programs, as well as a great group of volunteer parent coaches.
Our goal is for players to enjoy their season, become better people, and better lacrosse players. We push for positivity, to build confidence, but also to push the players beyond what they think is their bar. Sports are a great way to build character, and we take this job (volunteer for most of us) very seriously.
Important for your son's enjoyment for the season ahead!
We welcome all new lacrosse players! Excited to see them from all ages. With that being said, players starting especially at the 5/6 and 7/8 grade level, this is similar to playing basketball for the first time. We have to learn how to dribble, how to shoot, how to catch and throw for the first time. This is not natural. You will not get better if you just come to practice and never touch your stick!!! We have players that have been playing for 6-7 years. Time to play some catch up. We ask that parents or siblings please help a little bit here! We have noticed second year players at the 5/6, 7/8 level really have not improved since last season! We want the boys to enjoy their experience.
Here are workouts at each age group for players to do away from practice!
This gives you an idea of reps needed at each age group, how many times per week to do them!
Check this to see where your son is currently at, and where we are looking to go this year! If you're new to the game, please check out the 3/4 skills and focus points to see fundamentals
We will have two teams at the 7/8 level with about 16-18 players per team. Format is 10v10. 3 Attack, 3 Midfielders, 3 Defensmen, and a goalie!
View this as an A team and an A- team. This is the best group of players we've ever had at the 7/8 grade level! We will have many skilled players on both teams. As our program improves this will continue to occur.
We will have 3 teams at the 5/6 level with about 16-18 players per team. Format is 10v10. 3 Attack, 3 Midfielders, 3 Defensmen, and a goalie!
We have over 50 players. We have a mix of players that have been playing for 5-6 years, 2-3 years, and brand new players. We will be splitting players up on their ability and their effort. In order to conduct practices at this age level especially, it's important to cater drills according to ability. At this age group we put in offensive sets, defensive sets, rides, clears, man up, man down, transition sets. Players 1-2 year, we're going to run much more basic versions of these!
We will have 3 teams at the 3/4 level consisting of 13-14 players per team. They will be playing 7v7 lacrosse. 6 field players and a goalie! We will have one team that is more advanced and two even teams.
Your stick should not be sitting on the floor with the mesh hitting the floor. This will limit how your stick will throw, how to cradle. Imagine having a tennis racket with all loose strings. You will have to change how you serve and your form for returning the ball. This is what happens in lacrosse if you don't put it away the right way! Keep your stick standing straight up with the pocket - the mesh "punched" in. This is true for many cheaper sticks.