For the Spring 2017 season, the Boys U9 program will be playing in the Patriot Youth Lacrosse League.
The Patriot League (http://www.patriotyouthlacrosse.com/) is made up of surrounding towns. The boys will play 8 regular season games and a 3 game playoff/jamboree at the end of the season. For the U9 age group, the Patriot League focuses on player development and understanding the basics of lacrosse. Although we will be playing games and keeping score, there will be a coach on the field during games to help the players.
U9 Boys Lacrosse:
The focus of the Westford Youth Lacrosse is to teach the fundamental skill sets involved in lacrosse. It will be conducted in a safe, fun environment where the kids can learn the key skills of lacrosse to prepare them for the next level of competition.
U9 Boys teams have a weekly practice session (1 hr) and potentially have an optional practice to play Chumash (short sided games). The Patriot league games are on Sundays.
Game format: The games will be 7v7, including a goalie, on a small field. It will be 4 quarters with running time.
To be eligible for the Spring season, U9 players must be in 1st or 2nd grade for the current school year.
The players are required to wear full protective equipment. (helmet, shoulder pads, elbow pads, gloves, mouth guard, and stick) The helmet needs to be an official lacrosse helmet. No hockey helmets. Protective cups are encouraged. If your son wants to play goalie, he must wear a protective cup.
The cost to register for the season is $150 per player. In addition, your child must register with the US Lacrosse ($30 membership) and have an active membership for the entire season. Please register with US Lacrosse first at www.uslacrosse.org/membership.aspx. You will need the membership # to register for Westford Lacrosse.
The practices will start indoors in early March and move outdoors in April once the Town opens the grass fields. The league games start in early April and run through mid June. Practices locations are TBD, but will be either Abbot, Nutting, or Stony Brook.
We are always looking for parent volunteers. No prior experience is required.
Questions? Please contact Murph,