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REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR K-2 AND HOUSE PROGRAM ONLY

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DEVELOPMENTAL PROGRAM

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These programs are designed for younger girls, beginners and/or for girls who would like to improve their skills and better learn the game of lacrosse in a fun and friendly atmosphere.

GRADES K-2 CLINICS:  Clinics will focus on the basic fundamentals of girls lacrosse.  Parent/guardian (adult) must accompany and stay with child during clinic in case of emergency.

Details:  Saturdays • 4/1 - 6/3 • 9 sessions (no clinic 4/15) • 9am-10am • PJ Romano Field (Saugatuck Elementary School) • reversible pinnie included • $150 • Registration opens 12/1.  

NEW!  GRADES 3-4 HOUSE PROGRAM:  This program is designed as a developmental program for travel.  Games will be inter-squad and/or with other house teams in the immediate area.  No evaluations for this program.

Details:  Mondays, 4pm-5:30pm, PJ Romano Field (Saugatuck Elementary School) • Small-sided games mostly Sunday, 11am-12pm, Ginny Parker Field (Staples High School) • 4/3 - 6/11 • 8 weeks (no sessions 4/10-4/16 or 5/29) reversible pinnie included • $225 • Registration opens 12/1, late fee of $50 on 1/31.   

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TRAVEL PROGRAM

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TRAVEL PARENT MEETING: WILL BE HELD AT SAUGATUCK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AUDITORIUM, FEBRUARY 28TH, 7:30PM.

NEW!  PRESEASON:  Get a lacrosse stick back in your hands, move your feet and work on skills and drills needed for evaluations. For girls, grades 3-8, trying out for travel.  We hope to hold up to 7 sessions, weather permitting.

Details:  Weekdays • Ginny Parker Field • dates (weather permitting) 3/8, 3/9, 3/10, 3/13, 3/14, 3/15, 3/16 • 4pm-5:30pm • $40.

GRADE 3-4 TRAVEL PROGRAM:  We encourage all interested girls, grades 3-4, to tryout for our travel program.  We will field one Blue “A” team at this level.  The team will practice 2x/week and Wednesday is an optional technical day open to all players, grades, 3-8.  Games are predominantly on the weekend with the possibility of weekday games.  In accordance with new US Lacrosse and CONNY guidelines, games are expected to be 8v8 including a goalie and be run cross field.  Evaluation Required.  At the 3-4 level, all girls will register for the house team.  Those who are invited to the travel team after evaluations will be billed a supplemental fee of $150.  Girls who do not make the “A” team will automatically be in the house program.

GRADE 5-8 (11U/14U) TRAVEL PROGRAM:  The program consists of 7 teams at the travel level from grades 5-8 as defined by the age-based program outlined below.  Teams practice 3x/week for 7/8 Blue “A”, 7/8 White “B” and 5/6 Blue “A” and 2x/week for all other travel teams in this age group.  In addition, Wednesday is an optional technical day open to all players, grades 3-8.  Games are predominantly on the weekend on either Saturday or Sunday with the possibility of weekday games. All teams are travel teams and all players make a team.  Evaluation Required.

Details:  March 20-June 11 • customized, reversible pinnie included • US Lacrosse membership included • $375 • Registration opens 12/1, late fee of $50 applies on 1/31, new players only after 2/15.

AGE-BASED PROGRAM:  Westport Lacrosse teams are age-based according to the following chart:

CONNY Grade / Birth Date Ranges

CONNY

Division

Grade

Birth Date Range

Age Group

Senior

8

Born 3/1/2002 through 8/31/2003

14U

7

Born 9/1/2003 through 8/31/2004

13U

Junior

6

Born 9/1/2004 through 8/31/ 2005

12U

5

Born 9/1/2005 through 8/31/2006

11U

 

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TEAMS: We anticipate, Westport spring girls lacrosse travel teams to be organized as follows.  This is subject to change based on numbers at registration:

  • Grades 3/4 - 1 team (Blue “A”)

  • Grades 5/6 (11U/12U) - 3 teams (Blue “A”, White “B”, Silver “C”)

  • Grades 7/8 (13U/14U) - 4 teams (Blue “A”, White “B”, Silver “C”, Black “C”)

TRAVEL PRACTICES:

TEAM

MON

TUES

WED

THURS

FRI

7/8 Blue “A”

GFA, 5:45-7:15pm

WKA, 6-7:30pm

Optl. Tech Clinic

GP, 6-7:30pm

OFF

GP, 6-7:30pm

7/8 White “B”

GFA, 5:45-7:15pm

WKA, 6-7:30pm

Optl. Tech Clinic

GP, 6-7:30pm

OFF

GP, 6-7:30pm

7/8 Silver “C”

OFF

GP, 6-7:30pm

Optl. Tech Clinic

GP, 6-7:30pm

WKA, 6-7:30pm

OFF

7/8 Black “C”

OFF

GP, 6-7:30pm

Optl. Tech Clinic

GP, 6-7:30pm

WKA, 6-7:30pm

OFF

5/6 Blue “A”

GP, 6-7:30pm

LLL, 6-7:30pm

Optl. Tech Clinic

GP, 6-7:30pm

GP, 6-7:30pm

OFF

5/6 White “B”

GP, 6-7:30pm

OFF

Optl. Tech Clinic

GP, 6-7:30pm

GP, 6-7:30pm

OFF

5/6 Silver “C”

WKA, 6-7:30pm

OFF

Optl. Tech Clinic

GP, 6-7:30pm

OFF

GP, 6-7:30pm

3/4 Blue “A”

WKA, 6-7:30pm

OFF

Optl. Tech Clinic

GP, 6-7:30pm

LLL, 6-7:30pm

OFF

GFA = Greens Farms Academy

GP = Ginny Parker Field

WKA = Wakeman A

LLL = Long Lots Lower

Due to our the increased interest in our lacrosse program and the resulting increase in number of teams, we do our best to keep practices consistent as to time and field.  However, other Westport PAL home games, Staples Varsity, JV and Freshman games and other circumstances, will sometimes cause us to change location or time.  Please pay attention to your weekly team parent emails and your website schedule for updates.

WEDNESDAY TECHNICAL  PRACTICE:  All players, grades 3-8, are invited to participate in our Technical Practice• Wednesdays starting 4/5 • 6:00pm-7:30pm • Ginny Parker Field.

TRAVEL TEAM COMMITMENT:   Lacrosse is a spring sport and we expect our girls to commit to lacrosse and their team as their primary spring sport.  If unable to make all of your assigned practices, please discuss your situation with your coach.  There is the opportunity to make-up a practice during the Wednesday Technical Practice.  Unexcused absences will be dealt with on a case by case basis and may result in loss of starting position or less playing time.

REQUIRED EQUIPMENT:

  • Properly sized girls lacrosse stick

  • Mouthguard (no strap), can not be clear or white

  • Eyeguard

  • Sneakers/Turf Shoes/Cleats

  • Water

  • Balls will be provided

UNIFORMS/PINNIES:  All travel players will need to purchase a uniform for games.  Uniforms consist of (1) a white numbered uniform pinnie, (2) a blue numbered uniform pinnie, (3) a navy skort and (4) uniform socks. Uniforms are ordered from ASF Sports & Outdoors (1560 Post Rd E, Westport).  Returning player can use last year's uniform or can purchase a new one from ASF, if needed.  ASF will have sample uniform sizes available for your daughter to try. We strongly suggest you do so as uniforms are custom and CAN NOT be refunded or exchanged.  All House and Travel players will also receive a complementary customized pinnie with your number and name. These are ordered by the Board on your behalf.

February 1-17 - 5th - 8th Grade Travel uniforms available to try on at ASF Sports & Outdoors (1560 Post Rd E, Westport).

February 17 - 5th - 8th Grade Travel uniforms must be ordered.

March 7 - 3rd - 8th Grade House & Travel - logowear night and customized pinnie pickup begins.

March 10 - Last day to pick up pinnies - all players trying out for travel must have a named/numbered pinnie.

March 15 - Last day to order logowear.

March 13-March 15 NOW March 20-March 22 - 3/4 Travel team uniforms must be ordered.

 

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TRAVEL EVALUATIONS

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Grades 3/4 HOUSE:  No Evaluation Needed.  

Grades 3/4 TRAVEL:  3/11 & 3/12 • 11:30am-1:00pm • Ginny Parker Field POSTPONED NEW DATE

  • ON! Tryout 3/25, Saturday 11:30am-1:30pm Ginny Parker Field.  

At the 3-4 level, all girls will register for the house team.  Girls who would like to try out for travel should come to evaluations.  If your child makes the team, you will be billed for a $150 supplemental travel fee.  Girls who do not make the travel team will automatically be in the house program.

Grades 5/6 (11U-12U):  3/11 & 3/12 • 1:15pm-3:15pm • Ginny Parker Field POSTPONED NEW DATE

  • ON! Tryout Day 1 • 3/19, Sunday • 12:00pm-3:15pm by last name as emailed • Long Lots Elementary School Gym.
  • ON! Tryout Day 2 3/23, Thursday 5:45pm-dark Ginny Parker Field.
  • ON! Tryout Day 3 3/25, Saturday • 4:00ppm-6:00pm • Ginny Parker Field, by invite only.

Grades 7/8 (13U-14U):  3/11 & 3/12 • 3:30pm-5:30pm • Ginny Parker Field POSTPONED NEW DATE

  • ON! Tryout Day 1 • 3/18, Saturday • 9:30am-2:30pm by last name as emailed • Saugatuck Elementary School Gym.
  • ON! Tryout Day 2 3/21, Tuesday 5:45pm-dark • Ginny Parker Field.
  • ON! Tryout Day 3 3/24, Friday 5:45pm-dark Ginny Parker Field, by invite only.

Important Information:

  • Evaluations are based on a player's level regarding: athleticism, stickwork, skill, game sense and attitude (effort, hustle, focus and coachability).  Our goal is to place each child on the team that they are best suited to and that best suits the program.

  • Girls must be pre-registered in order to attend tryouts.  NO WALK-INS ALLOWED.

  • Girls should arrive 20 minutes ahead of time to check in. Girls need to bring a stick, goggles, mouthguard, cleats or turf shoes.

  • Gr 3-4 girls will receive a numbered pinnie at checkin to wear at evaluations.

  • Gr 5-8 girls must wear their numbered/named pinnie that they previously picked up at ASF.  

  • All girls should be dressed appropriately for the weather (hat, gloves, leggings).

  • Girls who can not make the evaluation dates will be dealt with on a case by case basis and must alert in advance.

  • The coaching staff reserves the right to move players, once practice begins, if players are deemed a better fit elsewhere.

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IMPORTANT SPRING DATES

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Date

Description

2/1-2/17 Uniform try on/ordering for grade 5-8 Travel
2/17 All grade 5-8 Uniforms must be ordered
3/7 Logowear Night, Grade 3-8 customized pinnie pick up and Grade 5-8 uniform pick up at ASF Sports & Outdoors

3/8

Travel Preseason begins

3/11 NOW 3/19-3/25

Required 3-8 Travel Evaluations

4/1

Grades K-2 Saturday Clinic Begins

Week of 4/3

Grades 3-4 House Program Starts

5/20 7-8 Rooster Rumble Tournament

6/3

3-4 New Canaan Jamboree

5-6 CONNY Tournament

6/10

Final 3-4 Game

5-6 New Canaan Jamboree

7-8 CONNY Tournament

 

WESTPORT GLAX REFUND POLICY:  Refunds will not be given once the first practice and/or evaluation has taken place.  Any refunds processed prior to the start of the season will be a full refund less a $75 processing fee.  

Please understand that Westport PAL Girls Lacrosse is a non-profit organization.  We base our budget, hire coaches and purchase equipment based on our registration numbers.  It is therefore a burden on the program to issue refunds once the season has started.