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2018/19 Longmeadow Girls Lacrosse

Spring Lacrosse Registration is now OPEN!!

Registration: opens 1/2/19 & closes 2/14/19

 **Late fee 2/15/19 - $25.00**

Uniform Pick-Up, Tuesday, 2/26/19 at Greenwood Dining Room, 6:00 - 7:30PM

Group Clinic #1 Sunday, 3/24/19 at Sports World, East Windsor, CT.  Times as follows:

Seniors(7/8) Noon-2PM, Juniors (5/6) 2:15-4:15PM, Bantams (3/4) 4:30-5:45PM

Goup Clinc #2 and Mandatory Evaluations(Grades 5-8), Sunday, 3/31/19.  Times as follows:

Seniors(7/8) Noon-2PM, Juniors (5/6) 2:15-4:15PM, Bantams (3/4) 4:30-5:45PM

Season ends: June 2nd

Expect 3 -4 lacrosse event (practices/games) per week starting early April

 Program Overview

The Longmeadow Girls Lacrosse Association philosophy is to establish evenly balanced youth team rosters from Grades 3-8.   We don't tier teams, create A/B teams, travel teams, or any of the other popular terms common to the youth sports landscape. 

Grades 3-4 are evenly divided by grade.

Grades 5-8, have evenly balanced teams which are established through objective outside evaluations and a draft system.  While some teams may wind up a bit stronger than others through the normal course of player improvement and youth development, the process works.  Kids develop at their own pace and it is the endorsed model of major sport organizations to establish a positive youth sports culture.  Establishing evenly balanced teams is also the official policy of the Western Mass Girls Lacrosse League, of which Longmeadow is a founding member.  We don't keep stats or standings and everyone plays.  The emphasis is on FUN, LEARNING, RESPECTING THE GAME and SKILL DEVELOPMENT.  

New for 2019

First, our game schedule will start in early April, sooner than in past years.  

Second. LHS Coach Steve Dudeck and LHS Girls Varsity Players will run short sided "Play Days" during the month of May.  No need to sign up and no extra charge.  Details TBA as we get closer.  

Third, this year we will include a registration question for optional participation on LGLA tournament teams.   We don't need a definite commitment, but we do need a commitment of interest.  There may be some travel involved but tourney details and dates will not be available at the time of registration.  Some tournaments will be competitive and others will be a jamboree format.  Each will provide opportunities to play new faces, new towns and to improve as lacrosse players and people.  We will establish rosters appropriate for each tournament. 

 

Longmeadow Girls' Lacrosse - What to expect

Participate in one of Longmeadow’s most popular youth athletic programs for players of all skill levels in 3rd grade thru 8th grade.

Longmeadow Girls' Lacrosse Association (LGLA) provides an athletic program that promotes a positive well balanced coaching philosophy, emphasizing sportsmanship and fair play while teaching valuable life skills in a fun, safe, supportive, instructional environment. It doesn’t matter if you have never played, the objective of LGLA is for participants to learn the exciting game of lacrosse with emphasis on having fun, personal development, and respect for themselves, their teammates, opponents, refs, and their coaches.

The season starts in early March with a few indoor events and ends no later than June 3. Our home fields are Wolf Swamp fields or and Glenbrook Middle School, and in surrounding communities. 

For more information please contact:

Tim Kingston at tkingston39@comcast.net, 413-847-0654

Thank you!

 

Bantam Division (3rd & 4th Grade)

  • The Bantam players will be placed on teams with an even mix of 3rd and 4th graders.  
  • The Bantam program will have a strong focus on instructional lacrosse and drills that emphasize skill development.
  • We do not keep score and there are no standings.
  • A typical week will include 3-4 lacrosse events. 
  • An event is either a game or practice. 
  • Specific practice and game times have not yet been established and will vary.
  • There will be both in-town games and games against other area towns.

Juniors (5th & 6th Grade) and Seniors (7th & 8th Grade)

  • Junior and Senior teams are established through a draft. 
  • Teams are all mixed grade and evenly balanced as mandated by our league and LGLA. 
  • Strong focus on skills and fun.  All participants welcome. 
  • We do not keep score and there are no standings.
  • Typical week will include 3-4 lacrosse events.  An event is eithere a practice or a game.
  • Specific practice and game times are not established and will vary based on the avialability of our volunteer coaches.
  • There will be in-town and games against other area towns.

 

Volunteer coaches

We are lucky to have a great volunteer coaching staff and your daughters will learn a lot about the game. We encourage parents to volunteer as assistant coaches to learn the game along with your daughters.  Experienced coaches will help you learn all you need to know about the game and this will hopefully lead to many taking on lead coaching roles in the future.  Starting at the Bantam level is ideal as this is when everyone is developing their lacrosse knowledge and no one is expected to be a lacrosse expert.  Everyone is learning together.  

 

WEBSITE or TECHNICAL SUPPORT:
Contact League Athletics at 877-932-6747
Phone hours:
8:30 - 18:00 ET, M-F
9:00 - 12:00 ET, Sat

LGLA MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of the Longmeadow Girls Lacrosse Association is to provide an organized and structured athletic program that promotes a positive, well-balanced coaching philosophy, emphasizing sportsmanship and fair play while building self-esteem and teaching valuable life skills in a safe, supportive, instructional environment. The objective of the Longmeadow Girls Lacrosse Association is for all participants to learn to play lacrosse with emphasis on fun and personal development through self-discipline, physical fitness and respect for themselves, teammates, opponents, referees, and their coaches.
 

 


posted 01/03/2016
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