Concord-Carlisle Youth Lacrosse offers an instructional lacrosse program for which no prior experience is necessary. We concentrate on the development of individual skills and fundamental game concepts.

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Concord Carlisle Girls Lacrosse – Spring 2016


PROGRAM INFORMATION

The CCYL Girls Program offers lacrosse to girls in grades 1 through 8, in an instructional, non-competitive league which focuses on player development.  The players are separated into four different age groups - Grades 1/2 (Little Laxers), Grades 3/4, Grades 5/6 and Grades 7/8.  CCYL creates EQUAL and BALANCED teams in each age group - mixing ages and abilities.  No experience is necessary.  New lacrosse players are always welcome.

The Spring 2015 season starts in early April and runs through mid June, ending with an enormously fun Jamboree.  Practices are held two times per week with one game per week (except Little Laxers 1/2 grades are Sundays only).  Practices generally speaking are scheduled for Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 - 7:00 pm for 3/4 grade, and from 5:30 - 7:00 pm for 5/6 grade and 7/8 grade.  Games are held on Sunday afternoons between 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm.  There will be some pre-season indoor sessions held in March/April for each of the age groups.  Contact the CCYL Girls Director Nikki Morrissey at nikkimorrissey@gmail.com to volunteer or with questions and concerns.


LITTLE LAXERS FOR 1/2 Grade (New Format)

This clinic/team format has changed this year.  The first four weeks are practice based clinics and the last 4 weeks will be travel scrimmage games where the girls get to play as a team(s).  Teams will be made based on number for girls signed up and the number of coach volunteeers.  This program will only work if parents are willing to coach, no experience is neccesary and it is tons of fun!  Parents need to be there anyways for practices and games so please join the team!

We will introduce 1st & 2nd grade girls to many of the basic skills required to play girls lacrosse.  Through games and simple drills, we will teach proper cradling techniques, ground ball recovery, tracking/catching, field orientation, and simple defensive strategies (1v1 defense).  The girls will be developing agility and coordination through crazy relays, chasing games and obstacle courses. We will focus on critical "non passing" skills, as our goal is to create an exciting and fun atmosphere for these young athletes to make new friends and try lacrosse.  The second half of the season will introduce the girls to games with other towns in a game format.  We will play 7x7 no goalies and Pugg nets.  Girls do not need uniforms but rather the pinnies given during Fall Ball Clinic.  Pinnies will be availabe at Brines in March.

 

EQUIPMENT

Full equipment is required in order to participate in each session.  For girls, necessary equipment includes: regulation girls crosse/lacrosse stick, mouth guard, protective eyewear/goggles.  For games, each player should wear the CCYL uniform (available for purchase in the registration process) and black spandex shorts available at Brines.  Gloves are optional (gloves are more commonly used in grade 7/8 program and for especially cold days; boys lacrosse gloves are not acceptable).  All players grade 3-8 must have a uniform & no jewelry is permitted at practices or games.



VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

CCYL depends upon dedicated volunteers to be successful.  We need volunteer coaches, assistant coaches, team managers, team statisticians and others to help us manage our growing program.  You need not have lacrosse experience to volunteer.  Please let us know if you are able to assist - you will be given this option in the registration process.  Otherwise, please feel free to contact the CCYL Girls Director Nikki Morrissey at nikkimorrissey@gmail.com to volunteer.