Ballston Spa Youth Lacrosse Spring 2022 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:

Practices will be held two weeknight 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 earl 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.

Practice Schedule:

  • Monday, April 11th 6:00-7:00 PM 

  • Wednesday, April 13th 6:00-7:00 PM

  • Saturday, April 16th TBD

  • Wednesday, April 20th 6:00-7:00 PM (Spring Break)

  • Monday, April 25th 6:00-7:00 PM

  • Wednesday, April 27th 6:00-7:00 PM

  • Saturday, April 30th TBD

  • Monday, May 2nd 6:00-7:00 PM 

  • Wednesday, May 4th 6:00-7:00 PM

  • Monday, May 9th 6:00-7:00 PM

  • Thursday, May 12th 5:30-6:30 (Pizza after practice & Varsity Senior game at 7:00)

  • Monday, May 16th, 6:00-7:00 PM

  • Wednesday, May 18th 6:00-7:00 PM 

  • Monday, May 21st 6:00-7:00 PM

  • Wednesday, May 23rd 6:00-7:00 PM 

  • Wednesday, June 1st 6:00-7:00 PM

  • Monday, June 6th 6:00-7:00 PM

  • Wednesday, June 8th 6:00-7:00 PM

Game/Tournament Schedule:

Updated 3/28 after Scheduling meeting

 

Cost: $65

**Equipment**: 

Stick, mouth piece, gloves, arm pads, NOCSAE approved shoulder pads, and helmet.  Each player will need a Ballston Spa Lacrosse Jersey ($25) and Shorts ($25).  If you have one from last year that still fits you can wear it.  If you want or need one please indicate that on the registration questions and add to your registration fee.  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.*****

 

 

 

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