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Westport PAL Girls Lacrosse

SPRING 2020 PROGRAM

REGISTRATION OPEN

Quick Hyperlinks to Info:

Developmental Program 

(Grades K-4)

Travel Program 

(Grades 5-8)

General Information

Parent Meeting

Preseason

Gr. 3-4 Program

Practice & Game Schedule

Uniforms/Pinnies

Parent Meeting

Preseason

Gr 5-8 Travel Program

Pricing

Practice & Game Schedule

Evaluations

Uniforms/Pinnies

Required Equipment

Key Spring dates

Refund Policy

 

PARENT MEETING:  Tuesday, February 25th, 7:30PM

  • Mandatory for ALL NEW PARENTS GRADES 3-8.  Strongly recommended for K-2.

  • Saugatuck Elementary School Auditorium


PRESEASON:  February 29-March 6, Grades 3rd-8th - REGISTER HERE

Get a lacrosse stick back in your hands, move your feet and work on skills and drills needed for evaluations and the season.  Sessions will be held outdoors, weather permitting.

Schedule & Pricing: 

  • $75*
  • February 29-March 1 
    • Grades 3rd-6th: 10:00am - 11:00am
    • Grades 7th-8th: 11:00am - 12:00pm
  • March 2-6
    • Grades 3rd-6th: 5:00pm - 6:00pm
    • Grades 7th-8th: 4:00pm - 5:00pm

*These sessions are outdoors.  Due to weather uncertainty at this time of year, we keep this program priced low in the expectation that a few clinics may need to be cancelled. 

REGISTER HERE

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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:  April 2 - June 9 -  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.  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 tournaments. There is no formal evaluation for this program; girls will be placed on balanced teams for games.

Schedule & Pricing:  

  • $325
  • Practice Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:00-7:30pm • 3/31 - 6/7
  • Games Saturdays at 11:30am (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 Amy Alvord, Staples HS coaches and others with HS-level coaching experience. 
  • 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, 5/6 Wreckers ("B" team))
  • Grades 7/8 - 4 teams (8A, 8B, 7A, 7B)

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: $375
  • Grade 7-8: $450
  • LATE FEE OF $100. This applies after 1/31, registration for new players only after 2/15
  • Weekday practices
  • Games on both Saturday and/or Sunday
  • Customized, reversible pinnie included.

REGISTRATION OPEN

 

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PRACTICE & GAME SCHEDULE:  

 

TENTATIVE 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

TUES

WED

THURS

FRI

SAT

SUN

5A

 

6A

 

7A

 

8A


 

3-/4 Program

 

5-6 Wreckers

 

7B

 

8B

5A

 

6A

 

7A

 

8A

3-4 Program

 

5-6 Wreckers

 

7A

 

8B

7A

 

8A

 

7B

 

8B

K-2 Clinic

 

3-4 Games

 

5-8 Travel Games

3-4 Games

 

5-8 Travel Games

 

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MANDATORY TRAVEL EVALUATIONS FOR GR. 5-8:  March 7 - March 8

 

Saturday March 7

(SoNo Field House, 365 Dr. Martin Luther King Dr, Norwalk, CT)

Gr. 5-6 Evals 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Gr. 7-8 Evals 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Sunday March 8:

(SoNo Field House, 365 Dr. Martin Luther King Dr, Norwalk, CT)

Gr. 5-6 Evals 10:00am - 12:00pm

Gr. 7-8 Evals 12:00pm - 2:00pm

 

Gr. 3-4 Program:  No Evaluation Needed. Balanced Teams.

Important Information:

  • NO CUTS.  All registered and paid players make a team.
  • Evaluations are held indoors.
  • Evaluations are based on a player's level regarding: athleticism, stickwork, skill, game sense and attitude (effort, hustle, focus and coachability).  Our goal is to place each child on the team that they are best suited to and that best suits the program.
  • Girls must be pre-registered in order to attend tryouts.  NO WALK-INS ALLOWED.
  • Girls should arrive 20 minutes ahead of time to check in. Girls need to bring a stick, goggles, mouthguard, cleats or turf shoes and must wear their numbered/named pinnie that they previously picked up at ASF.  
  • Girls who can not make the evaluation dates will be dealt with on a case by case basis and must alert westportpalgirlslax@gmail.com in advance.
  • The coaching staff reserves the right to move players, once practice begins, if players are deemed a better fit elsewhere.

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AGE-BASED PROGRAM:  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 6/31/2006

14U

7

Born 7/1/2006 through 6/31/2007

13U

Junior

6

Born 7/1/2007 through 6/31/2008

12U

5

Born 7/1/2008 through 6/31/2009

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.

 

February 1-15 - 5th - 8th Grade Travel uniforms available to try on at ASF Sports & Outdoors (1560 Post Rd E, Westport).

February 15 - 5th - 8th Grade Travel uniforms must be ordered.

March 3 - K - 8th Grade logo wear night and 3rd-8th customized pinnie pickup.

March 6 - Last day to pick up customized pinnies - all players trying out for travel must have a named/numbered pinnie for evaluations.

March 13 - Last day to order logowear.

 

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KEY SPRING DATES:

 

Date

Description

2/25

Mandatory Travel Parents Meeting, 7:30pm, Saugatuck Elementary School Auditorium

2/29

Travel Preseason Begins

3/7

Required 5-8 Travel Evaluations

3/8

Required 5-8 Travel Evaluations

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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