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SLA Boys Recreational Lacrosse Program for Fall 2019

 

SLA has adopted the Lacrosse Athlete Development Model (LADM) from US Lacrosse, the national governing body for the sport.  The LADM emphasizes small sided instruction and games, resulting in more touches per player and greater opportunity to grow with the sport.  You can read more about LADM here.

Our fall recreation lacrosse program continues SLA's commitment to the principles of LADM and is designed to allow interested players to practice and increase their fundamental skills and knowledge of the game.  Players will be able to practice their skills through drills and small-sided games and use the fall program to prepare for participation in various spring lacrosse programs.  Our one-day-per-week fall program is also intended to avoid schedule conflicts with many other sports, particularly traditional in-season fall sports such as football.   

If you have questions, please reach out to the SLA Boys Commissioner at   

 

Please see the below age groups effective for boys lacrosse programs during the 2019-2020 seasons (September 1, 2019 - 31 August 2020).  To select the proper age group (and registration program) for your son, simply find the birthdate range in which your son's birthdate falls and proceed to that registration program.  Each registration program also lists the same age ranges as below as a final check to ensure proper placement.

SLA 2019-2020 Boys Age Groups

Age Group

Oldest Birth Date

Youngest Birth Date

8U

9/1/2011

8/31/2013

10U

9/1/2009

8/31/2011

12U

9/1/2007

8/31/2009

14U

9/1/2005

8/31/2007

HS*

(Fall only)

11th grade in 2019-20 or

9/1/2002

9th grade in 2019-20 or

8/31/2005

 

Note: All players must participate in the appropriate age bracket based on their birth month and year. No waiver requests to ‘play up’ in an older age group will be granted on skill or ability; in unique cases of age/grade combination a waiver to ‘play up’ in an older age group may be considered.  No player will be allowed to play down an age group.

* Our HS age group is available to those players that are currently in high school in 2019-20, but have NOT previously played lacrosse in a HS-based program/team.  The eligible group includes prospective players that have never played lacrosse before as well as any player that is moving up to the high school ranks (freshmen, sophmores, and juniors), is not on any travel/club teams and is looking for an opportunity to learn, practice and develop their skills with an eye toward trying out for their HS team in February during the VHSL spring sports window.  If you need clarification on this age group, please reach out to SLA at the above email address prior to registering.    

 

INFORMATION SECTIONS BELOW:

  1. Fall Clinic-based Recreation Program
  2. Cost and Schedule
  3. Uniforms
  4. Equipment

 


CLINIC-BASED RECREATION PROGRAM

8U Age Group: will use soft lacrosse balls, and full protective equipment; fall program will focus on passing, catching cradling, shooting, ground balls and introduction of offensive and defensive team concepts

10U Age Group: will use regulation NOCSAE balls and full protective equipment; fall program will focus on improving basic fundamentals (passing, catching, GBs, etc.) with greater emphasis on dodging, shooting and offensive and defensive team concepts

12U Age Group: will use regulation NOCSAE balls and full protective equipment; fall program will focus on improving basic fundamentals (passing, catching, GBs, etc.) with greater emphasis on dodging, shooting and offensive and defensive team concepts (including rides/clears)

14U Age Group: will use regulation NOCSAE balls and full protective equipment; fall program will focus on improving basic fundamentals (passing, catching, GBs, etc.) with greater emphasis on dodging and shooting as well as footwork and positioning/spacing with offensive & defensive alignments (including rides/clears)

HS Age Group:  will use regulation NOCSAE balls and full protective equipment; fall program will focus on teaching and developing basic fundamentals (passing, catching, GBs, etc.) with greater emphasis on dodging and shooting as well as footwork and positioning/spacing with offensive & defensive alignments

 


COST and SCHEDULE
 
Cost:
2019 Fall Registration Fees: $50                                                                     

 

Planned Fall Program Dates: Embrey Mill Park, Field #7 (times TBD & posted soon!)

 

Sunday, September 22: 

 

Sunday, September 29:

 

Sunday, October 6:  

 

Sunday, October13:

 

Sunday, October 20:

 

Sunday, October 27:


UNIFORMS

Players that already have a Stafford jersey/uniform are encouraged to wear it to fall workouts.  Players new to Stafford should wear any reversible lacrosse pinnie they may have with a light/dark side.  Should there be a need for complete uniformity, the Boys Program Commissioner will make the necessarry arrangements. 

Game uniforms will not be ordered for the fall program.  Our next new uniform order will begin when registration opens for our spring 2020 programs.


EQUIPMENT All equipment is required for the fall rec program 

**Being new to lacrosse and trying to find the right equipment for an acceptable price can be challenging.  If you have questions, or need some pointers on what gear to get, where to get it and how to maximze your approach, please do not hesitate to ask the SLA Boys Commissioner at  .  Many of us have been doing this for a while and are happy to help point you in the right direction.

EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS (Items are mandatory to practice or play):
    1.    Lacrosse Helmet - No hockey helmets
    2.    Lacrosse Shoulder Pads
    3.    Lacrosse Arm Pads - SLA recommends arm pads that cover the whole arm, not just the elbow
    4.    Lacrosse Gloves
    5.    Protective Cup
    6.    Mouthguard - Cannot be clear or white in color
    7.    Cleats - Plastic or rubber sole with cleats 1/2" or less in length. Recommend lacrosse, football, or soccer cleats. No baseball cleats.
    8.    Lacrosse Stick

  
Goalie Equipment - players must possess all the equipment listed above plus:
    1.    Throat Protecter is required (SLA can loan)
    2.    Goalie Chest Pad (SLA can loan)
    3.    Goalie Stick (SLA can loan)
    4.    Shin Pads - Optional (soccer type only)