The Scituate Youth Lacrosse Girls program is a member of the South Shore Lacrosse League (SSLL). Grades 3-8 will play in the White Bucket against teams from: Norwell, Cohasset, Hingham and Duxbury. The SSLL is a developmental league and teams are not levelled. All players should have fairly equal playing time in games. The season runs from the beginning of April to the beginning of June. A SYL jamboree will be held at the end of the season.
Girls 1st and 2nd Grade Development Program
The 1st & 2nd grade girls program is designed with the goal of teaching the fundamentals of lacrosse while striving to maximize player enthusiasm and a love of the sport. The program will be a skill based development program, emphasizing fun. Practice will be twice per week (1 hour) and there will be 3-4 small ball games held on Sundays. Practices will be structured primarily in a “station format” with all kids receiving equal instruction. Small sided games and scrimmages (usually 6 v. 6 without a goalie) maximize the number of "touches" that each player has with the ball, thereby improving skill development and encouraging participation. Over the course of the season we hope to have two or three scrimmages with neighboring towns and enter the Hingham Jamboree for U9 players at the end of the season.
3rd and 4th Grade Girls Lacrosse
Coaching at this level is designed to improve and expand on basic lacrosse skills: catching, cradling, throwing, ground balls and shooting, while having fun. Basic defense and offense strategies are taught. Practices will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays, with one hour games played on Sundays. The 3rd grade team will play cross field 7 v. 7 without goalies. The 4th grade team will play 9 v 9 on a shortened field with goalies. 3rd and 4th grade teams will have 6 weeks of games and a team will be entered to play in the Hingham Jamboree mid-May.
5th - 8th Grade Girls Lacrosse
Practices will be held 2 times a week on Mondays and Wednesdays. Games will be full field on Sundays and will be 11 v. 11, and 1hour long. Practices will focus primarly on the following:
· Improving Athletic Agility - Speed, agility, and footwork drills
· Stick skills – Cradling, dodging, passing, catching, shooting, scooping
· Field presence/understanding of the game – Offensive and defensive technique and off-ball movement
Friday Night Lights Teams
There are two U based teams that are assembled for more competitive play between the towns. The U13 and U15 “Friday Night Lights” teams are chosen by coach’s invitation only. Games are held predominately on Friday nights throughout the season and do not require extra practice time. Only athletes who can commit to being present for games will be allowed to play on these teams.