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Age Groups

 

RECREATIONAL PROGRAM

U-7

A clinic style, developmental program for players in Pre-K and Kindergarten.  The U7 program will be 4 clinics (no games) on Sunday mornings from 8-9am. At this age, the goal is to have fun, while learning some basic, but fundamental, lacrosse skills. 

 

U-9
An intramural, developmental program for players in 1st and 2nd grades. Games are played 7 v. 7 on a shortened field. The standard field positions for this age are 2 players at deep defense, 2 players at deep attack, and in the midfield a left and right wing, and 1 center.  There is no goalie.  At this level, the emphasis is on learning lacrosse and having fun.  All U-9 teams will meet on Sunday mornings from 9-10:30am; we begin with practice and end with a game (exception: no game the first week).  The games will be officiated by paid MHD High School Lax players. This age group wears t-shirts supplied by the program. Each player must provide her own eye goggles and mouthguard.  

 

OUR TRAVEL PROGRAM PARTICIPATES IN The Mass Bay Girls Lacrosse League (MBGLL) in the Classic League, North Division.

U-11 
Marblehead 3rd and 4th grade teams travel to other towns for the first time and play 7 v 7 plus goalie. This age group plays 8 games (on Sundays) throughout the season, typically 4 home and 4 away.  The 7 v 7 format encourages the mastering of the game’s fundamentals while allowing for an age appropriate transition to the 12 v 12 format. The standard field positions for this age is to position 2 players at deep defense, 2 players at deep attack, and a left and right wing, and 1 center in the midfield. The goalie is optional, but most teams use a goalie. Coaches are permitted on the field but are prohibited from entering the 12 meter fan “area.” This age group wears a jersey supplied by the program (this is part of your registration fee).  Other uniform pieces (skort, socks) must be supplied by the player, in addition to eye goggles and mouthguard. This program starts up the first week of March. The 2020 game dates are: 4/5, 4/19, 4/26, 5/3, 5/10, 5/17, 5/31 and 6/7.

 

U-13 
For 5th and 6th grade girls, this level is played with 12 players per team.  This age group plays 8 games (on Sundays) throughout the season, typically 4 home and 4 away.  The standard field positions include 4 attack players, 4 defensive players and 3 midfield players, plus a goalie. No stick checking is permitted at this level. This age group wears a jersey supplied by the program (this is part of your registration fee).  Other uniform pieces (skort, socks) must be supplied by the player, in addition to eye goggles and mouthguard.  This program starts up the first week of March. The 2020 game dates are: 4/5, 4/19, 4/26, 5/3, 5/10, 5/17, 5/31 and 6/7.

 

U-15 
For 7th and 8th grade girls, this is the final level in our Town program, before moving on to high school. This age group plays 8 games (on Sundays) throughout the season, typically 4 home and 4 away.  The standard field positions include 4 attack players, 4 defensive players and 3 midfield players, plus a goalie. Modified stick checking is permitted. This age group wears a jersey supplied by the program (this is part of your registration fee).  Other uniform pieces (skort, socks) must be supplied by the player, in addition to eye goggles and mouthguard.  This program starts up the first week of March. The 2020 game dates are: 4/5, 4/19, 4/26, 5/3, 5/10, 5/17, 5/31 and 6/7.

 

OUR SELECT PROGRAM ALSO PARTICIPATES IN The Mass Bay Girls Lacrosse League (MBGLL).

We have two Select teams, for U13 (Grades 5 & 6) and U15 (Grades 7 & 8).  The goal of our Select teams is to give players with a current higher skill level and commitment the chance to further improve their game. The Select program builds on what the girls learn in town practice, and instruction goes deeper into various areas of the game. A player’s practice attendance, effort, attitude, and leadership factor into decisions about playing time. This program starts up the first week of March. The Select teams play 6 games, on Friday nights. The 2020 game dates are: 4/17, 5/1, 5/8, 5/15, 5/29 and 6/5.

 

SELECT TRYOUTS

Select tryouts will be held on May 30, 2019 and June 5, 2019.  

All current 4th and 5th graders are eligible to try out for the Spring 2020 U13 lax team, from 4:15-6:00 on those two dates.

All current 6th and 7th graders are eligible to try out for the Spring 2020 U15 lax team, from 6:00-7:45 on those two dates.  

Players MUST register to participate in a tryout in advance of the tryout date (registration will open on May 1st, and will close at midnight on May 26th).  

Attendance is strongly recommended at both tryout dates, but not required. To be fair to all players, we are unable to consider players who do not attend at least one of our tryout sessions.

EVERY PLAYER WHO WISHES TO TRYOUT MUST BE REGISTERED AND PAID BY MIDNIGHT ON MAY 26, 2019 IN ORDER TO ATTEND A TRYOUT.

We will send several reminder emails before tryouts, and add information to our Facebook page. 

Players are notified by July 1, 2019, and must register by July 11, 2019 in order to secure their spot.