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Westport PAL Girls Lacrosse

 

*Due to COVID-19, all Spring 2020 programs have been canceled.

 

 

SPRING 2020 PROGRAM

REGISTRATION OPEN

Quick Hyperlinks to Info:

Developmental Program 

(Grades K-4)

Travel Program 

(Grades 5-8)

General Information

 

Gr. 3-4 Program

Practice & Game Schedule

Uniforms/Pinnies

 

 

Gr 5-8 Travel Program

Practice & Game Schedule

Uniforms/Pinnies

Required Equipment

Key Spring Dates

Refund Policy


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DEVELOPMENTAL PROGRAM (Grades K-4)

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Gr. K-2 CLINICS:  April 18 - June 6 -  REGISTRATION OPEN

Focuses on the basic fundamentals of girls lacrosse leading to in-house scrimmages and an optional end of season Jamboree.

Schedule & Pricing:  

  • $150
  • Saturdays • 9:00am-10:00am • 4/18 - 6/6 (8 sessions)
  • PJ Romano Field (Saugatuck Elementary School)
  • Reversible pinnie included

REGISTRATION OPEN

 

 

 

 

 

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Gr. 3-4 PROGRAM:  March 31 - June 7 -  REGISTRATION OPEN

Our 3-4 program focuses on the fundamentals of lacrosse, being part of a team, positioning, rules, and game situations, preparing girls for our 5-8 travel program.  The practice is 2x a week. In-house games are on Saturday.  Games against other local towns start midway through the season and can be either Saturday or Sunday.  End of season Jamboree tournament. There is no formal evaluation for this program; girls will be placed on balanced teams for games.

Schedule & Pricing:  

  • $400
  • Practice Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:00-7:30pm • 3/31 - 6/7
  • Games Saturdays at 11:00am (primary) or Sundays. There may be 1-2 games at a different time on Saturday or Sunday due to field constraints.
  • Customized, reversible pinnie included.  

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TRAVEL PROGRAM (Grades 5-8)

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GRADE 5-8 TRAVEL PROGRAM:  March 16 - June 7 -  REGISTRATION OPEN

The program consists of teams at the travel level from grades 5-8 as defined by the age-based program outlined below.  

  • Grades 5-6 Teams practice 2x a week.
  • **NEW**Grades 7-8 Teams practice 3x a week, two days exclusively with your team, one day in our new development program on Fridays (5:30p-7:00p, Ginny Parker Field). Coaches for the Development practice will include Staples HS coaches, Amy Alvord and others. 
  • For all Grade 5-8 teams, games are predominantly on the weekend on Saturday and/or Sunday with the possibility of weekday games. All teams are travel teams and all players make a team.  Evaluation Required.

Travel Team Structure: 

  • Grades 5/6 - 3 teams (6A, 5A, 5/6B)
  • Grades 7/8 - 4 teams (8A, 7A, 7/8B Wreckers, 7/8B Pride)

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. Unexcused absences will be dealt with on a case by case basis and may result in loss of starting position or less playing time.

Pricing:

  • Grade 5-6: $475
  • Grade 7-8: $525
  • Weekday practices
  • Games on both Saturday and/or Sunday
  • Customized, reversible pinnie included.

REGISTRATION OPEN

 

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PRACTICE & GAME SCHEDULE:  Time/days subject to field and coach availability and team makeup.  Please refer to your team schedule once teams are made. Travel: March 16-June 7  3-4 Program: March 31-June 7. K-2: April 18-June 6

MON

6-7:30pm

TUES

6-7:30pm

WED

6-7:30pm

THURS

6-7:30pm

FRI

*5:30-7pm

**6-7:30pm

SAT

SUN

8A

(GFA Turf)

 

7/8B Wreckers

(GFA Turf)

 

6A

(Ginny Parker)

 

5A

(Ginny Parker)

 

5/6B

(Wakeman A)

7A

(Wakeman A)

 

7/8B Pride

(Wakeman A)

 

5/6B

(Ginny Parker)

 

3-4 Program

(SHS Softball Grass^)

8A

(SHS Softball Grass^)

 

7/8B Wreckers

(SHS Softball Grass^)

 

7A

(Ginny Parker)

 

7/8B Pride

(Ginny Parker)

3-4 Program

(Ginny Parker)

8A*

(Ginny Parker)

 

7A*

(Ginny Parker)

 

7/8B Wreckers*

(Ginny Parker)

 

7/8B Pride*

(Ginny Parker)

 

6A**

(SHS Softball Grass^)

 

5A**

(SHS Softball Grass^)

K-2 Clinic

(PJ Romano)

9-10am

 

3-4 Games

 

5-8 Travel Games

3-4 Games

 

5-8 Travel Games

^SHS Softball Grass is the grass field adjacent to Ginny Parker.

 

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AGE-BASED PROGRAM:  **NEW UPDATES THIS YEAR** - 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 3/1/2005 through 6/30/2006

14U

7

Born 7/1/2006 through 6/30/2007

13U

Junior

6

Born 7/1/2007 through 6/30/2008

12U

5

Born 7/1/2008 through 6/30/2009

11U

 

Notes:

  • Children YOUNGER than the birth dates with their grade have a choice to play with their grade or play with the younger grade.  The child must elect which team they are trying out for PRIOR to tryouts and stay with that group for the season.

  • Children OLDER than the birth dates for their grade must play in the grade or age group their birthdate is linked to (play up).  

  • Children in grade K-4 play with their grade.

  • OLDER children in 8th grade are given six extra months to play in the program because they cannot play high school.  Children older than the 3/1/2005 cut off and in 8th grade may petition Westport PAL and CONNY if they wish to play.

  • Some areas of the Westport program will continue to have mixed grade level teams.  These teams are required to play teams in their division. For example, a 5-6 grade team can play any team in the Junior Division.  As is always the case, scheduling does consider the age, size and ability of our teams when selecting appropriate games.

  • Westport does not allow players to play in an older birth date range.

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GENERAL INFORMATION

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REQUIRED EQUIPMENT:

  • Properly sized girls lacrosse stick
  • Mouthguard (no strap), can not be clear or white
  • Eyeguard
  • Sneakers/Turf Shoes/Cleats
  • Lacrosse Pinnie (will be provided by the program)
  • Water
  • Balls will be provided

​More Equipment information can be found here.

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UNIFORMS, PINNIES & LOGOWEAR:  

K-2 will receive a complimentary reversible PAL pinnie.  This is your practice and game pinnie.

3-4 Program will receive a complimentary customized pinnie with your number and name. These are ordered by the Board on your behalf. This is your practice and game pinnie.

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 players 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 Travel players will also receive a complimentary customized practice pinnie with your number and name. These are ordered by the Board on your behalf.

 

*All 5th - 8th Grade Travel uniforms should have been ordered already with ASF Sports & Outdoors (1560 Post Rd E, Westport) and will be available for individual pick-up on April 1st.

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KEY SPRING DATES:

 

Date

Description

Week of 3/16

Travel Practice Begins (modified schedule until grass fields open)

3/31

Grades 3-4 Program Starts 

4/18

Grades K-2 Saturday Clinic Begins

6/6-6/7

Final Clinic/Games/Tournaments

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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.

 

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