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BOYS SPRING PROGRAM (GRADES K THRU 8)

INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAM (K - 2ND GRADE)

RISING STARS - Boys Kindergarten

The Rising Stars program will emphasize safety, fun, and learning the skills and game of lacrosse.   Scrimmages are across the field sideways and we require 2 pass attempts before shooting.  No checking is allowed and we use a 6 v 6 format with no goalies. The season begins inside in late February as Gym space becomes available and moves outside when we can by early April and concludes in early June. We may schedule scrimmages agains other similar Rising Star programs with nearby towns. If players progress enough with their stick skills we may ask them to participate in some of the Lightning games later in the season as stick skills and confidence develop.

 

Grades 1/2

The Boys 1/2 program will also emphasize safety, fun, and learning the skills and game of lacrosse, but we will also play a travel schedule against other towns.  Full equipment is required. (HYLA will provide helmet and stick) Teams will practice once or twice per week and typically play games on Sunday's.  We use a 7 versus 7 player format with smaller lacrosse goals and goalies. Scrimmages are across the field sideways and require 2 pass attempts before shooting.  No downward stick checking or body checks allowed. (Poke and Lift checks are acceptable)  We will have “intra-squad” games as well as playing games in the Mass Bay Youth Lacrosse League (www.mbyll.org) against similar teams from local towns.  MBYLL requires balanced teams and no standings or scores are kept. The season begins indoors in late January as gym space in town becomes available and we move outdoors in early April and concludes in early June.

 

Grades 3/4

The boys 3/4 program provides instruction and competition with teams of the same age group in the West Central section of MassBay Youth Lacrosse League. (www.mbyll.org)   Full equipment is required for all levels. (All players must provide their own equipment) At the 3/4 level there is no body checking allowed and games are played 8 versus 8 on a smaller field. Our season begins in early February with indoor practices as space becomes available and concludes in mid June with the end of season jamboree.

Grades 5/6

The boys 5/6 program provides instruction and competition with teams of the same age group in the West Central section of MassBay Youth Lacrosse League. (www.mbyll.org)   Full equipment is required for all levels. (All players must provide their own equipment) The 5/6 level is more physical, there are "tiger poles" (60" D poles) allowed and games are played 10 versus 10 on a regulation field. Our season begins in early February with indoor practices as space becomes available and concludes in mid June with the end of season jamboree.

Grades 7/8

The boys 7/8 program provides instruction and competition with teams of the same age group in the West Central section of MassBay Youth Lacrosse League. (www.mbyll.org)   Full equipment is required for all levels. (All players must provide their own equipment) The 7/8 level is much more physical, there are 72" D poles allowed and games are played 10 versus 10 on a regulation field. Our season begins in early February with indoor practices as space becomes available and concludes in mid June with the end of season jamboree.

 

GIRLS SPRING PROGRAM (GRADES K THRU 8)

Grades 1/2 

The girls program provides instruction and competition with teams of the same age group in the Founders Girls Lacrosse League (www.fgll.org) where no records or standings are kept.

Games are played with the following modifications:

  • 7 v 7: Seven field players. No goalies are used. Shot blockers are used instead

Full equipment is required, consisting of girls lacrosse stick (provied by HYLA), mouthguard, goggles (provided by HYLA) and appropriate footwear (cleats). The emphasis in all programs is on safety, fun, and learning the skills and game of lacrosse. Our season begins in early February with indoor practices as space becomes available and concludes in early June.

Grades 3/4 

The girls program provides instruction and competition with teams of the same age group in the Founders Girls Lacrosse League (www.fgll.org) where no records or standings are kept.

Games are played with the following modifications:

  • 8 v 8: Seven field players and a goalie
  • 2 players from each team must remain behind the midfield (the restraining line)
  • No more than 6 players on or over the restraining line in their offensive end and no more than 7 players on or over the restraining line in their defensive end.

Full equipment is required, consisting of girls lacrosse stick, mouthguard, goggles and appropriate footwear (cleats). The emphasis in all programs is on safety, fun, and learning the skills and game of lacrosse. Our season begins in early February with indoor practices as space becomes available and concludes in mid June with the end of season jamboree.

Grades 5/6 

Grades 7/8 

The girls program provides instruction and competition with teams of the same age group in the Founders Girls Lacrosse League (www.fgll.org) where no records or standings are kept.

Games are played with no modifications 12 v 12: Eleven field players and a goalie.

Full equipment is required, consisting of girls lacrosse stick, mouthguard, goggles and appropriate footwear (cleats). The emphasis in all programs is on safety, fun, and learning the skills and game of lacrosse. Our season begins in early February with indoor practices as space becomes available and concludes in mid June with the end of season jamboree.

 

SELECT PROGRAM OVERVIEW  (U13/U15)

We would like to offer a select team to both Boys and Girls in grades 5/6 and 7/8. It would require the players full comitment and add an additional practice and game per week. The games would be more competative and scores and records would be kept.

 

At this time I do not anticipate enough interest to field a full Holliston select team at any level. If your son or daughter would be interested in commiting to a select team please reach out to me, Bruce Underwood at . If we are not able to field a complete team there may be openings on surrounding town teams.