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Boys Lacrosse Intramurals



BOYS LACROSSE - INTRAMURAL PROGRAM
(Open to boys in First, Second, Third and Fourth Grades)

The goals of the Intramural Program are to introduce the basic skills and concepts of lacrosse, develop sportsmanship and teamwork and have fun!  We achieve this by continuing to develop basic skills and concepts while in a full pads environment that is structured, safe and appropriately competitive.  

Each player must supply their own helmet, shoulder pads, arm pads, gloves, stick and mouth guard. Goalie equipment will be provided. In the event that providing equipment is a hardship, please contact any of the SAA Boys Lacrosse Directors. 

The Intramural Program will meet once weekly on Saturday or Sunday afternoons, starting in late March and ending in early June.  The first half of the practice will be instructional; the second half of the practice will be games (8 v 8, short field format).  No travel is required. Boys in 3rd and 4th grade who are participating in the Travel Program are strongly encouraged to attend Intramurals.

Program Details:

 

  • The goal of this program is to teach the game of lacrosse to the boys in a fun, low-pressure environment.
  • We realize that the sport of Lacrosse will be new to many of the kids (and parents) and we want to introduce them to this action packed sport.
  • This league will take place once a week starting in late March through early June (4:00-6:00 p.m. on Saturdays)
  • The kids will be broken into teams (depending on enrollment).  1/2 graders play together and 3/4 graders play together.
  • Each week the coaches will take the kids through a series of fast paced skill development drills - cradling, shooting, passing, dodging, ground balls, switching hands etc.
  • Our goal is to get each player 150+ touches during each practice and in turn they will know how to work on these skills on their own during the week.
  • We will spend ~75 minutes each week on drills to help the kids learn basic lacrosse skills and better understand how the game is played.
  • Following the clinic the boys will join their assigned team and play a 45 minute game versus one of the other teams.  The kids will get to play all positions during the game - attack, middie and defense. 
  • Teams will be coached by the various SEPYLA and U9 Travel coaches and parent volunteers.
  • Games will be played in a 7 vs 7 or 8 vs 8 format.
  • All players will be required to have full equipment: helmet, mouth piece, shoulder and elbow pads, gloves and stick. If providing equipment is a hardship, please inquire.

Helpful Advice:

  • Avoid "fiddle sticks" or any sticks that are not full regulation size and scale. These are for fun not for skill drills and competition.
  • Beginners faced with choosing from multiple styles and designs should try to begin with a "Universal" head type. 
  • Recommend that parents of 1/2 graders cut their stick shafts to around 38" total length (including the stick head).  In general, the shorter the stick shaft, the easier it is for them to learn to throw, catch and cradle. A shortened shaft can ultimately inhibit growth and play and so be sure to transition your child to a full size shaft as they become proficient and begin to advance in competitive play.

Volunteers:
We do need parent volunteers to help coach.  We recognize that Lacrosse will be new to many of the parents but if you like coaching we can put you with an experienced coach so you can learn with your son.  From our own experience, there is nothing better than learning and growing in a sport with your son!

Please email [email protected].

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