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Age Groups

 

IN-HOUSE RECREATIONAL PROGRAMS

U7
A clinic style, developmental program for players in Pre-K and Kindergarten, the U7 program consists of six Sunday morning clinics starting in late April. The focus is on fun while learning basic fundamental lacrosse skills. We provide sticks; players must supply their own eye protection goggles and mouthguards. This age group wears t-shirts supplied by the program.

Clinics will start in late April and be weather and field-dependent. We need at least 20 registered players and parent volunteers to run the U7 program. More information to follow. 

U9
The U9 program is an intramural, developmental one for players in 1st and 2nd grades. Games are played 7v7 on a shortened field. Standard field positions are two defense, two attack, and two midfielders plus one center taking the draw; we do not play with goalies. The emphasis is on learning lacrosse fundamentals, basic game rules and having fun.  All U9 teams will have one practice on Wednesdays from 4:15-5:30 PM and meet on Sunday mornings for a short practice followed by a game starting in mid/late April. Games are officiated by paid MHS Girls Varsity/JV Lacrosse players. This age group wears t-shirts supplied by the program. Each player must provide her own stick, eye goggles and mouthguard. 

TRAVEL PROGRAMS 

U11 
Marblehead U11 teams of 3rd and 4th graders compete in Founders Girls Lacrosse League (FGLL) against area towns in a 7v7 game format. Each team plays eight Sunday games, typically four home and four away. The 7v7 format on a shorter field encourages player understanding of space and positioning. U11 plays with goalies. Field players get more 'touches' or opportunities to scoop, catch, pass and shoot the ball. Players work on skills and fundamentals with Monday/Wednesday practices and Sunday games with modified rules which serve to provide an age-appropriate transition to the 12v12 game format. The standard field positions include two defense players, two attack players, three midfielders and a goalie. Players observe a midline restraining line. The uniform includes a reversible numbered top supplied by the program as part of the registration fee; returning players will use their uniform top from the previous year or can swap out for a larger size. Other uniform pieces (black skort) must be supplied by the player, in addition to a lacrosse stick, eye goggles and mouthguard.

This program starts up the first week of March 2021. Game dates: 4/11, 4/18, 4/25, 5/2, 5/9, 5/16, 5/23, 6/6 with a 6/13 FGLL Jamboree.

 

U13 
For 5th and 6th grade girls, U13 teams practice on Tuesdays/Thursdays and play eight officiated Sunday games, typically four home and four away. The age group plays full-field 12v12 games; standard field positions include four attack, four defensive, three midfield players and a goalie. The restraining line is at the 30/35 yard line. Stick checking is not permitted. The uniform includes a numbered jersey supplied by the program as part of the registration fee; returning players will use their uniform top from the previous year or can swap out for a larger size. Other uniform pieces (black skort) will be supplied by the player, in addition to a lacrosse stick, eye goggles and mouthguard.

This program starts up the first week of March 2021. Game dates: 4/11, 4/18, 4/25, 5/2, 5/9, 5/16, 5/23, 6/6 with a 6/13 FGLL Jamboree.

 

U15 
For 7th and 8th grade girls, this is the final age group in our town program before high school. This age group practices on Tuesdays/Thursdays and plays eight officiated Sunday games, typically four home and four away. Standard field positions include four attack, four defense, three midfield players and a goalie. Modified stick checking is permitted. The restraining line is at the 30/35 yard line. The uniform includes a numbered jersey supplied by the program as part of the registration fee; returning players will use their uniform top from the previous year or can swap out for a larger size. Other uniform pieces (black skort) will be supplied by the player, in addition to eye goggles and mouthguard.  

This program starts up the first week of March 2021. Game dates: 4/11, 4/18, 4/25, 5/2, 5/9, 5/16, 5/23, 6/6 with a 6/13 FGLL Jamboree.

 

SELECT PROGRAM

We roster two Select teams each year -- one for U13 (Grades 5/6) and one for U15 (Grades 7/8).  The goal of our Select teams is to give players with a higher skill level and commitment a chance to further improve their game. The Select program builds on what players learn in town practice and instruction goes deeper into various areas of the game. Practice attendance, effort, attitude, and leadership factor into decisions about positioning and playing time. Select team will practice together on Tuesdays and play games on Friday nights -- typically three home and three away.

This program starts up the first week of March. The Select teams play six games on Friday nights with the possibility of championship play at the end of the season. The 2021 game dates are 4/9, 4/16, 4/30, 5/7, 5/14, 5/21, 6/4 playoffs and 6/11 Tournament of Champions.

Tryouts will be held in March 2021. Registration and tryout dates will be emailed and posted.

Select Team Tryouts

  • Marblehead Girls Lacrosse typically holds two tryouts for U13 and U15 Select Team.
  • Evaluators use input fromo town coaches on past performance, effort adn attendance as well as performance at tryouts to select teams
  • All current 5th and 6th graders registered with MGLax and FGLL are eligible to tryout for the 2021 U13 Select team.
  • All current 7th and 8th graders registered with MGLax and FGLL are eligible to tryout for the 2021 U15 Select team.
  • Players will need to register to tryout in advance of a tryout date (by midnight the night before the tryout date). We cannot accept walk-on participants.
  • Attendance is strongly recommended at both dates, but not required. To be fair to all, we are unable to consider those who do not attend at least one tryout.
  • We will send several reminder emails before Select tryouts and disseminate information via Instagram/Facebook. 
  • Players are notified by email and must register by a certain date in order to secure their place on the team.  
  • Select Team player fee is separate from age group player fee.  

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