Ballston Spa Youth Lacrosse Spring 2024 Grade 3-4 Team
Program Goals and Philosophy:
Lacrosse is growing in popularity more and more every year. The 3-4 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, cradling, competitiveness, shooting, and basic offensive and defensive knowledge through drills, small sided games, and 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 and build a love for the game. Our 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 $35 yearly membership. Click here to be directed to U.S. Lacrosse Website
Practices and games will be held Tuesday & Thursday evenings from 6:00-7:30 PM and Saturday mornings beginning in early April. We will also have position specific practices on certain Fridays and Sundays. We will have a schedule of games after our scheduling meeting in early March. Before our fields are clear, we may have the opportunity to conduct an indoor practice as part of the pre-season and Coach Snow will let you know if we are able to provide that opportunity.
Updated Early March
Each player will receive a shooting shirt, game reversible pinney ,game shorts with registration. Each player must be registered as player with U.S. Lacrosse and you will need the U.S. Lacrosse # to register for our Spring Lacrosse Program
Stick, mouth piece, gloves, arm pads, NOCSAE approved shoulder pads, cleats, and a helmet.
*****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.*****