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1st-2nd Grade Spring Lacrosse Program [April - May]

Bantam, Youth, Middle School Spring Lacrosse Teams [Feb - May]

First Lax Intro to Lacrosse Fall Program [Sept - Oct]

 

 

1st-2nd Grade Spring Lacrosse Program [April - May]
The 1st-2nd Grade Spring Lacrosse Program is intended to introduce lacrosse to the youngest members of our community.  This non-competitive non-contact developmental program is coed for any athletic level.  Certified experienced coaches with youth and developmental mindset teach the basic individual footwork and stick skills using short non-repetitive drill and activity format.  Each session ends with group goal activity (mini games).  Real games are intramural (meaning we will divide the class and play) with a ref.

Format

  • Coed, any athletic level, no contact
  • 10 weekly sessions at local fields (indoor, outdoor) starting in March/April
  • Practice/Clinic style with drills and activities
  • 4 sessions will be intramural games with uniforms and ref

Objectives

  • "Lacrosse is fun, fast, fulfilling, & fun"
  • Dispel challenges - you can do this, it’s not as hard as it looks. Get better at home
  • Individual skills, basic teamwork, rudimentary game strategy
  • Indoctrinate families in lacrosse culture, terminology, rules

Member Requirements

  • Registration and waivers
  • Volunteer commitment optional
  • Relaxed community requirement (Highland, Brunswick, etc welcome)
  • No uniform purchase
  • Mouthguard and goggle eye protection (no helmets)
  • Stick provided by MYLA


Bantam, Youth, Middle School Spring Lacrosse Teams [Feb - May]
The 3rd-8th Grade Spring Lacrosse Program provides a structured league for beginner through elite players.  This is a competitive program wherein Medina will play against other community teams.  The intent of this program is to engage players for the long term whether in preparation for high school lacrosse and beyond or seeking meaningful and fun team activity.  This program emphasizes effort, resilience, and honorable play.  Off-field skills - respect for others, overcoming mistakes - through positive coaching techniques.  Players should look forward to next practice, game, season and return year after year.  Players gain experience and find success through meaningful minutes playing time policy.  All skill levels are provided with growth opportunities in various positions and game scenarios.

Boys and girls teams are formed separately.  Teams are grouped by school grade - Bantam (3rd/4th), Youth (5th/6th) , Middle School (7th/8th).  Teams may be segmented into squads to match skill levels between players and with other programs.  Expectations, emphasis, opportunities, and playing time policies are not affected by squad.

Coaches are member volunteers.  All coaches receive certified training and mentoring.  Appropriate squad registration for all tournament events is expected (no sandbagging).  Festivals include entire team using above mentioned policies.  Coaches may truncate roster and suspend Meaningful Minutes policy for bracketed tournaments.

Parents can expect a “community club” experience. “Club” means a higher level of involvement than recreational programs.  However there is more flexibility than for-profit programs.  There will be some local travel to away games.  There will be festivals and tournaments (all day events).  “Community” means there are support and volunteer requirements. The programs coaches, team parents, help with special events comes from members.


Format [Boys]

  • Any athletic level, squads for matching skill levels
  • Appropriate contact USL Rules section 13&14
  • Bantam (3rd/4th)   7v7 half field with goalies
  • Youth (5th/6th) 10v10 full field with goalies
  • MS (7th/8th) 10v10 full field with goalies

Format [Girls]

  • Any athletic level, squads for matching skill levels
  • Stick checking rules at various age levels, no body contact
  • Bantam (3rd/4th)
  • Youth (5th/6th)
  • MS (7th/8th)
  • Pre-season indoor practices
  • Club team outdoor practice and game schedule

Objectives

  • “Honor the game”
  • Effort brings pride, performance is result of effort and circumstance
  • Wiping off mistakes, ready to play the next 5 minutes
  • Become experienced by investing yourself

Member Requirements

  • Registration and waivers
  • Volunteer commitment mandatory
  • Community requirement - Medina City Schools, others considered on case by case basis
  • Uniform purchase
  • Boys equipment - helmet (first helmet program available), pads, stick, cleats, mouthguard
  • Girls equipment - Goggles (first goggles program available), stick, cleats, mouthguard


First Lax Intro to Lacrosse Fall Program [Sept - Oct]
The First Lax Intro to Lacrosse Fall Program is intended to introduce lacrosse to 3rd-8th Grade members of our community.  This low cost, low risk, non-competitive developmental program provides families a “test drive” with lacrosse before committing to the full spring season. It is available for boys and girls 3rd - 8th grade any athletic level.  Certified experienced coaches with teach individual footwork, stick skills, and team concepts to give players a sense of the game.  Players receive a stick and gloves or goggles to keep.  Helmet provided for boys.  We anticipate this will really encourage players to work at home and show up in the spring.

Format

  • Boys
  • Girls
  • 4 weekly sessions at local fields (indoor, outdoor) starting in September
  • Camp/Clinic style with drills and activities

Objectives

  • “Fastest game on two feet”
  • Low cost, low risk
  • Individual skills, teamwork, game strategy
  • Indoctrinate families in lacrosse culture, terminology, rules
  • Prepare and encourage for spring season

Member Requirements

  • Registration and waivers
  • No volunteer commitment
  • No community restriction (Highland, Brunswick, etc welcome)
  • No uniform purchase
  • All provided.  Helmet, goggles, stick, gloves provided