Lacrosse Beginners - First Exposure Program - Age 4-8 COEDV3 LAC
by posted 08/09/2018
V3 LACROSSE MONSTERS
::: First Exposure :::
Co-Ed Ages 4 - 8
Lacrosse Monsters is for boys and girls ages 4-8 who are interested in getting their first real lacrosse experience! This is a fun non-contact introduction to the sport to allow your player learn the basics of lacrosse prior to investing in full protective equipment. Players will learn all basic individual skills including:
Once players have developed sufficient skills they will scrimmage in small sided games up to 3 v 3 with soft balls and 3'x3' goals.
Minimal equipment is required: just a stick and a mouth guard.
How is LACROSSE MONSTERS different from a typical "soft stick" program?
We play with real 2/3 size lacrosse sticks, but use soft balls for the safety of players. Sticks are available for purchase.
Our instructors are trained, certified & background-verified Coaches.
We provide a kid-centric training model based onUS Lacrosse Athlete Development Guidelines, designed to provide continued player development, fair competition, and, of coursefun!
Players should wear comfortable clothing (ie, athletic style shorts and a tank top or t-shirt, socks) and sunscreen and bring water to stay hydrated.
The program may be split into separate Boy's and Girl’s sessions depending upon the number of enrolled players, and further divided into 6U and 8U age groups.
Sunday Afternoons - 6 Sessions
September 16th - October 21st Training 12:15 - 1:15 pm (tentative)
Virginia Beach Sportsplex and Other Locations TBA
*If you are interested in becoming a game day Coach or Instructor please send an email to email@example.com along with a brief description of any coaching or teaching background you have. Coaches receive discounted or free player registration. Training and mentoring is provided.
Fall Boys High School Lacrosse Early Registration Open!
by posted 07/02/2018
Southside Lacrosse Boys High School League 2018 Fall Season
11th Season - Open to all experienced lacrosse players, Grades 9 - 12!
The Boys High School League is open to experienced players in grades 9-12. This is a competitive league and recommended for players who have intermediate to advanced experience levels. All players must be current members of US Lacrosse through 11/30/18.
Teams will play at Princess Anne Athletic Complex on Thursday evenings
**All Games on Lighted Synthetic Turf Fields!**
September 6th - October 25th
Games begin at 6:00 pm or 7:30 pm
$175 per Player ($35 late fee after 8/12/18)
Uniforms are not included in player registration. Team uniforms will vary by Coach's preference.
HIGH SCHOOL PLAYERS
High School team zones have been established for the following (16 Teams maximum). 18 players minimum per team, 28 maximum:
Note: Where enrollment is sufficient league placement will follow the same zoning assignments as the Spring VA South Non-VHSL Club High School League (sponsored by www.hrlax.com). "Free Agent" players are welcome and will be assigned to a team with the closest available match to their school zone based on space available. If a team has multiple players but not enough for a stand alone team, all of those players will be kept together to the extent possible.
SOUTHSIDE LACROSSE LEAGUE - END OF SEASON SCHEDULE AND FORMAT
Details for end of season - Memo to Head Coaches:
The ONLY accurate source for game information is the TourneyMachine application linked to the Home Page menu. Some coaches have entered their own schedules that resulted in spurious notifications (including to other linked teams) and created some confusion. That feature of LeagueAthletics has been turned off and all games that were duplicate entered were deleted by the League this week to avoid future confusion.
End of Season Format
1. 12U and 14U Divisions will participate in a “seeded” single-elimination playoff and Championship. The planned “brackets” are shown at the bottom of the respective Division pages (and have been there all season in case that was overlooked ). ALL “available” teams will participate in at least the initial “Play-in”. As is the case in the High School League (and College) the playoffs are “Single Elimination - if you win, you proceed to the next round. Lose and your team is done for the season.
a. The League needs to know by 4/26 COB if your team is unable to participate in the playoffs. We would like to avoid forfeit games that create a situation where a team misses a game due to unexpected absence of another team. If we do not hear from you we expect your team to show at their designated time ready to play.
b. Rosters for the Playoffs and Championship are “Locked”. There are no floats allowed. If you are in a situation where you expect to be short of players, let the League Director know ASAP so that we can make slight adjustments (e.g., two teams in an area that can only field one team for Playoffs). Team “stacking” will not be allowed.
c. The Play-in round will be at Warhill on 5/5. Depending on the number of teams involved in the Play-in and the number of teams in the Division this may entail 1 game or 2 games. Games will start at 8am and will be based upon Brackets so be prepared. We can not make adjustments for geography as we are time limited.
d. The Semi-Finals will be at PAAC on 5/12. The 12U Championships and Boys 14U Championship will follow the Semi-Finals with a break in between. We had originally planned for the Boys 14U Championship to occur on the same day as the High School League Championship, but the High School League did not have sufficient space for this year.
e. The Girls 14U Championship is planned for 5/18 - location TBD and based upon home city of the top seeded team (currently Williamsburg). As soon as specifics are determined this will be announced.
2. The philosophy of 8U and 10U is to provide a safe and fun play environment for newer players to get lots of touches in a rule-limited small-sided game format. These are not “Competitive” divisions like 12U and 14U. Therefore, the concept of a “tournament” or “Jamboree” was never planned as part of the season. However, we are doing our best to take advantage of available (but limited) field space and to provide some additional “fun games” for these age divisions to wind up the season in their localized area- these games are an “add-on”. The regular season ends 28APR as has been announced and published since early in the season. Details:
a. Peninsula 8U and 10U teams (including Suffolk) will play on 5/5 at Warhill. If your team can not participate let the League Director know by COB tomorrow - 4/26.
b. South Division 8U and 10U teams will play on 5/12 at PAAC. If your team can not participate let the League Director know by COB tomorrow - 4/26.
c. The number of games and length will vary depending on how many teams are participating and may be different at each location. You can expect between 1 and 3 games with a shortened time block and single running period - details will be announced shortly after we determine how many teams will be participating. The reason we are allowing this input is because a number of coaches have already informed the League that they will be short players - we want to avoid no-shows and forfeits.
3. These games will not be scored and there is no winner or loser and no Championship at stake. I’m sure many of the kids will keep track but please emphasize that the spirit of the games is to have fun and finish the season with smiles on ALL faces. This will be a point of emphasis for the League Director and Vice Commissioner during the day at each location. Unsportsmanlike conduct will not be tolerated.
4. If any games are rained out they will not be made up due to field limitations.
1. The League will do the best it can to complete all of the remaining regular season games. We appreciate your support and look forward to a strong finish for the Season.
please share this information with your players and families.
Southside Lacrosse - Boys & Girls Middle School Update
by posted 04/02/2018
To all Southside Lacrosse Middle School League Players, Families, Coaches and Coordinators:
Thank you for choosing to be a part of the Southside Lacrosse League Middle School Division!
This is the 5th year of Spring Middle School League operations for the South Division and the first year of the expanded/consolidated League with former HRLAX participants. This is also the first year of support for the Peninsula Division.
As you may know, we have 9 Boys MS teams and 5 Girls MS teams this spring. Where possible based upon overall enrollment, these teams are aligned by High School attendance zone in order to begin establishing a pipeline of players into the high school teams that play within the Hampton Roads HS league structure. In areas where enrollment is not at that level yet, teams are aligned by City but are still treated in all respects as a MS team within the League. It is our expectation and plan that this structure will help the region move to Varsity status within the Virginia High School League in the foreseeable future!
The processes and staffing structure for games on the Southside at PAAC are well established and run smoothly and consistently. We are working hard on bringing up a similar structure and processes on the Peninsula. This is a work in progress and we appreciate the constructive feedback we have received and we realize that this needs to be brought to a higher level of organization. We are committed to bringing the same level of detail to the Peninsula games as we add the necessary infrastructure and work out details with the Peninsula Clubs in Yorktown and Williamsburg. Thank you for understanding that there are many moving parts in this and team count differences create some challenges to work through.
The League is in the process of finalizing games with several area private school teams including Ware Academy, Norfolk Collegiate and Cape Henry. We have had 3 rain-outs thus far and we are also need to reschedule those games. We had one girls team (Norfolk) drop out of the mix due to insufficient players. Finally, once we have all of the above confirmed, the playoff and Championship games (which we are attempting to coordinate with the High School Boys and Girls Championship process) are being updated and finalized.
In order to catch up our schedule, we need to add at least one additional date to the schedule. We have been invited to participate in the Lax for Love event hosted by Norfolk Academy and in its 6th year on Saturday, April 14th! Accordingly, we will schedule as many Boys and Girls MS games as possible at Norfolk Academy on that date in support of this worthy cause. In addition to celebrating lacrosse as part of this event, players are also invited to a free Clinic that will be run by Chazz Woodsen and Blair Weymouth Monaco from 1pm-2pm.
The Southside Lacrosse League will also directly promote Lax for Love during our regularly scheduled Youth League games at the PAAC and at Warhill on that date as well as referencing the sponsoring One Love Foundation in memory of UVA Womens Lacrosse player Yeardley Love.
Our plan is to have all of the above completed by the end of this week and other than any future unplanned rain-out events, final for your to plan around.
Thank you for being patient during this consolidation and growth process! The level of play this season has been impressive thus far and the teams and coaches have been great to work with! All of the staff at Southside Lacrosse are committed to improving continuously and growing the sport across all of the cities we operate in. Thank you again for being part of this!
Southside Lacrosse - Boys & Girls Middle School Championships!
by posted 03/05/2018
BOYS AND GIRLS MIDDLE SCHOOL LEAGUE
Bracketed Playoffs and Championship Format Announced!
Boys and Girls Middle School Divisions (14U) will wind up the Spring Season with a bracketed Championship (all teams, South Division & Peninsula Division!
We are working out details to run the Middle School Championship games in concert with the High School League at a common venue on the 18th of May.
This is a big step forward as we continue the work of the past 4 years in building a High School feeder system to support the continued growth and improvement of lacrosse in the area as we strive toward inclusion for our players in the Virginia High School League.
You Can Still Sign Up - Plenty of Time to Play Lacrosse!
Registration will remain open as long as there is remaining space available on boys and girls teams. There is lots of time to catch up since the games continue into early May. More Out Of League opportunities will be slated for the April time frame after Easter break
If your player is contemplating playing for their boys or girls High School team, this is a great way to get into the pipeline.
The Middle School league is established as part of a larger plan to develop lacrosse players in a fun and safe environment while facilitating alignment with the spring High School structure
The key goals are to:
Increase participation in Coastal Virginia.
Develop a robust pipeline of players feeding into the high school teams.
Encourage player affinity and awareness of their prospective high school team and future Coaches
Afford a structure for high school coaches to assist in recruiting and player development in their zones.
Play competitive lacrosse in a competitive format.
10 game season
Seeded playoffs and Championship
No play Public School Spring Break week or Easter Weekend
Practices and Team Management
Practices at coaches discretion in local area (coaches responsible for procuring space) approximately 2-3 times per week depending on age
Uniform is NOT included in above fee
Zoning will follow the area Spring High School League zoning rules as player registration supports
All players and coaches must be current members of US Lacrosse.
All coaches shall be US Lacrosse Level 1 certified at a minimum.
All sideline participants must have a current background screen in place and have valid US Lacrosse Membership.
League provides game balls
Onsite Trainer or Paramedic
Most League games on Synthetic Turf with Electronic Scoreboards!
*League structure is subject to change based upon final player registration. Emphasis will be placed on aligning teams with their zoned high school club wherever practicable.
Note: Where enrollment is sufficient league placement will follow the same zoning assignments as the Spring VA South Non-VHSL Club High School League (sponsored bywww.hrlax.com). "Free Agent" players are welcome and will be assigned to a team with the closest available match to their school zone based on space available. If a team has multiple players but not enough for a stand-alone team, all of those players will be kept together to the extent possible.
HRLAX and Southside Lacrosse League Joint Announcement
by posted 10/08/2017
Hampton Roads Lacrosse League (HRLax) and Coastal Sports Management/Southside Lacrosse League (SSLL) Joint Announcement
Southside Lacrosse Families,
As you know, Hampton Roads Lacrosse (HRLax) published an RFP in August requesting proposals from responsible parties to assume all or part of league management of HRLax Boys and Girls Youth and High School Programs. With the current and prospective growth of lacrosse in Hampton Roads, the HRLax Board of Directors recognized the need for a professional organization to ensure quality in player development, coach training, and scheduling.
HRLax received proposals and heard presentations from several local and well known national organizations and had the opportunity to ask detailed questions during an extensive review of proposals. The League held several meetings and discussions to review the merits and fit of each proposal in order to select the most qualified party.
We are pleased to announce that the HRLax Board of Directors voted to accept the proposal submitted by Coastal Sports Management / Southside Lacrosse League (SSLL) to assume the operation and management of the boys and girls youth leagues, effective immediately. HRLax will continue to operate and manage the spring boys and girls High School Leagues.
Jess Stevenson, President of HRLax said, "After many years of successful league operations and countless hours of volunteering by our staff and the many selfless lacrosse enthusiasts before us, we are excited to partner with a professional organization to deliver a better and more focused youth lacrosse experience. We expect both leagues, Southside Lacrosse League Youth and HRLax High School, to place a premium on "local" play on Southside and Peninsula, to accelerate the growth of the game and better support our efforts towards VHSL status in all cities in Hampton Roads."
HRLax boys and girls youth lacrosse players in 8th grade and below and qualified coaches on both the Southside and the Peninsula will be integrated into the SSLL structure. HRLax will discontinue all youth programs in the Hampton Roads region in order to focus solely on the boys and girls spring high school leagues.
SSLL will continue to align youth teams into current high school team zones in order to establish more high school team affinity. This approach is intended to facilitate the development of a “feeder” system for experienced lacrosse players into each high school team while engaging the respective Boosters Clubs and high school coaches in the process. The current HRLax Boys and Girls Youth League Commissioners, Melissa Strickland and Catherine Hardy, will continue in those roles with SSLL.
Frank Logan, Founder of Coastal Sports Management and SSLL, said, “Over the last 12 years I have enjoyed working with the numerous dedicated people who maintain a shared passion for the game of lacrosse and have worked tirelessly to enable more players and families to participate in the sport. This new structure is another positive step in making the sport more accessible and inclusive. I’m looking forward to continuing the effort to grow the game within the US Lacrosse “Athlete Development Model“ (LADM) framework.
One of the mutual goals of HRLax and SSLL is to gain Varsity High School League (VHSL) status for lacrosse in our public schools. Both organizations believe that this new approach will be a strong positive step in that direction. SSLL and HRLax plan to collaborate in an effort to gain VHSL status and grow lacrosse in Hampton Roads.
Both organizations look forward to a smooth transition for Spring 2018 teams and games and will be providing detailed information in the weeks ahead.