Ballston Spa Youth Lacrosse Spring 2023 Grade 1-2 Team
Program Goals and Philosophy:
Lacrosse is growing in popularity more and more every year. The 1/2 lacrosse program is designed to introduce the “fastest game on two feet” to players at the very youngest ages. A major focus will be placed on learning the basic rules and skills of the game including ground balls, passing and catching techniques, shooting, and basic offensive and defensive knowledge through small field games. In addition to learning the skills of the game, a prime focus will be placed on recognizing the importance of physical fitness and of demonstrating good sportsmanship both on and off the field. Above all else, the ultimate goal is for each player to have as much fun as possible! The 1/2 program is designed to be an exciting learning experience for all athletes.
U.S. Lacrosse Membership Required:
Each player must be registered with U.S. Lacrosse as a player to register for our program. The cost to register as a player is $30 yearly membership and $15 for players 6 and under. Click here to be directed to U.S. Lacrosse Website.
Practices will be held Monday & Wednesday evenings and Saturday games or practices. If we have to cancel practice we will try and make up on Friday of the same week. We practice rain or shine, but if the weather is overly threatening, parents will be notified of a cancellation. We will begin practices when the fields are open for use, usually in early April. We may have indoor practices if there is space at the school or other local fields and will send information out to all of our families.
Practices will be located on the High School Varsity Field above the faculty parking lot
Wednesday, April 19th 6:00-7:00 PM
Saturday, April 22nd 10:00-11:00 AM
Monday, April 24th 6:00-7:00 PM
Wednesday, April 26th 6:00-7:00 PM
Tuesday, May 2nd 6:00-7:00 PM (Varsity Senior Night)
Wednesday, May 3rd 6:00-7:00 PM
Monday, May 8th 6:00-7:00 PM
Monday, May 15th 6:00-7:00 PM
Tuesday, May 16th 6:00-7:00 PM (Program Ice Cream Social) Practice will be on back fields behind Middle School
Monday May 22nd 6:00-7:00 PM
Wednesday, May 24th 6:00-7:00 PM
Wednesday, May 31st 6:00-7:00 PM
Monday, June 5th 6:00-7:00 PM
Wednesday, June 7th 6:00-7:00 PM
Saturday, April 29th @ Guilderland Round RobinTimes TBD
Saturday, May 6th @ Niskayuna Round Robin Times TBD
Tuesday, May 9th vs. BHBL 6:00-7:00 PM
Saturday, May 13th TBD
Saturday, May 20th @ Armed Forces Tournament Guilderland
Thursday, May 25th vs. Queensbury 6:00-7:00 PM
Thursday, June 1st @BHBL 6:00-7:00 PM
Saturday, June 3rd TBD (PLL Weekend)
Saturday, June 10th @ BHBL Round Robin Afternoon Times
Stick, mouth piece, gloves, arm pads, NOCSAE approved shoulder pads, and helmet. Cleats are strongly suggested.
*****New for 2022 U.S. Lacrosse and our CDYLL requires all players to wear shoulder pads with a NOCSAE & SEI certified Chest Plate. You can purchase these pads at local lacrosse stores, Dick's Sporting Goods, or large online lacrosse retailers. There are many different options but the logo below to the left is the one that meets the new standards.*****