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 Westfield Lacrosse 2017 Boys Lacrosse Program

Soft Toss Program
 

  • Grades: Kindergarten through 1st

  • 6 Sessions (starts in April - 1 hour session -weekly). An entry-level instructional lacrosse program. The children use only a lacrosse stick and tennis balls to participate in basic skill practice such as catching, throwing, cradling, and scooping. We do cone drills and simple games to help their coordination and confidence. It is designed to be a lot of fun and good exercise.

2nd & 3rd Grade Lacrosse

  • In-town league (starts in late March and runs through 2nd week in June)
  • 2nd and 3rd graders will practice twice per week (clinic style) and play one game per week.
  • Games are 8 vs 8 on a short field.
  • For players who are interested and prepared, a few games may be organized with neighboring towns.
  • Focus is on teaching fundamentals, everyone plays multiple positions

4th Grade Lacrosse

  • This is an In-town league. (Starts in March and runs through June)
  • Everyone will practice twice per week and play one game per week.
  • Games will be 10 vs 10 on a large field.
  • Focus is on teaching fundamentals, everyone plays multiple positions
  • Midway through the season, a few games will be organized with neighboring towns and possibly entering festival style tournaments. An additional time commitment and additional fee may be required.   Travel games are only recommended for players who are prepared.

5th - 8th Grade Travel Lacrosse (White and Blue Teams)*

  • Players will be placed on teams based on ability and selected through independent evaluation and prior year coach feedback. We plan to have 2 travel teams at each grade level, a “White” team and a “Blue” team.
  • Approximately 8-10 games played on full fields
  • Each team will have 18-22 players.
  • Commitment is expected to prioritize Westfield lacrosse as the primary in-season sport, playing time in games is earned by demonstrating AAA in practices (aptitude, attitude, attendance).
  • The “Blue” and “White” teams will practice 3 days per week and play one travel game per week. The Blue and White teams will participate in two Tournaments.
  • Blue and White players may be invited to participate in In-Town games as space is available.

5th - 8th Grade Intercounty Lacrosse (Black Teams)

  • Open to all players who do not play Travel.  No tryout is required.
  • Players will practice two times per week and play one or two games per week.
  • There will be 5th/6th grade and 7th/8th grade teams.
  • Games will be played against similar programs in neighboring towns.
  • Black team will participate in one Tournament.
  • Games are 10 vs 10 on a full field. Focus is on teaching fundamentals, everyone plays multiple positions

 

Commitment Policy 

 

*Outside Programs: The WLC and our coaching staffs are very aware of the increasing demands from Club lacrosse programs during the Spring Season. We feel that our programs offer a great overall experience as well as preparation for playing at the High School level.  We have proven this year in and year out by feeding the numerous club teams in our area with many of their best players. Because of the commitment the board, coaching staff, your fellow players and parents make to achieve success each season, we expect a prioritization of Westfield Lacrosse over that of your Summer Club teams. In an effort to maintain that prioritization of our program, we are implementing an escalating 3 strike policy. This applies to missed practices and missed games:

Strike 1) Miss 1 WLC event for a club lacrosse event = loss of play for the next WLC game

Strike 2) Miss 2 WLC events for a club lacrosse events = loss of play for the next 2 WLC games.

Strike 3) Miss 3 WLC events = loss of position on our travel roster.
 

Our goal is to have a clearly enforceable policy so please let us know if you have any questions. This policy applies to Club Lacrosse. If you have conflicts with other non-Spring sports, we also expect you to make the WLC your spring season priority.