Ballston Spa Youth Lacrosse Spring 2019 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.  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.

 

Practices:

Practices will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00-7:30 on the Middle School front fields.  We practice rain or shine, but if the weather is overly threatening, parents will be notified of a cancellation by Coach McNulty.  Before we can get on the fields in front of the HS, we will hold indoor practices when space is available and families will be notified by Coach McNulty.

Game/Tournament Schedule:

Weekday games will be added during practice times by Coach McNulty

Saturday, April 27th vs. Niskayuna (Morning)

Saturday, May 4th Round Robin at Shen 9:00-12:00 PM

Saturday, May 11th @ Niskayuna (Morning)

Saturday, June 1st Round Robin at Burnt Hills 9:00-12:00 PM

Saturday, June 8th Round Robin on Front Fields 9:00-12:00 PM

Saturday, June 15th Intersquad game and Pizza Party on front field (Morning)

 

Cost: $100 

Each player will receive a full sublimated uniform and shooting shirt with registration

Equipment: 

Stick, mouth piece, gloves, arm pads, shoulder pads, and helmet.  Cleats are strongly suggested. 

 

Rules: 

  • 40 minute games (two 20 minute halves)

  • 5 v 5 with no goalies - some will use Hectors in a 6x6 cage, some will use 4x4 cages, some an open net turned up on end so they are scoring in the V.

  • Fields from sideline to sideline within the restraining box, or a field of similar size

  • Face offs after each goal

  • Stick Checking allowed with man to man guarding encouraged

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