The purpose of the South Windsor Boys Youth Lacrosse program is to provide opportunities for youth to demonstrate a progression in physical skills and knowledge of lacrosse in a fun and challenging setting. Furthermore, to promote excellence in the sport
What is the commitment for lacrosse?
There are usually 2-3 practices a week in the preseason. During the season there is usually 1-2 practices and 1-2 games per week.
Where are the practices and games held?
Practices and home games are generally held at Rye St. Park
Are there tryouts?
We hold a “evaluation” at the Senior (7th and 8th grade) level and at the Junior (5th and 6th grade), by which players are placed on an A or B team according to experience and ability. It is important to note that under no circumstances will any players be "cut" from the program and that the evaluation is completely optional. Any player who chooses not to be evaluated will be placed on a B team.
Why is the US Lacrosse membership mandatory?
The US Lacrosse membership,which is included in your registration fee (as long as you register on time), is our comprehensive lacrosse insurance. A membership includes a subscription to Lacrosse Magazine, membership into the CT Lacrosse Foundation, discounted US Lacrosse merchandise, free admission to the Lacrosse Museum and National Hall of Fame and much more. Log on to US Lacrosse.org for more information.
What equipment is needed to play?
Mandatory equipment includes a stick, helmet (hockey helmets are not permitted), shoulder pads, elbow pads, gloves, cup and mouthguard. Also recommended but not mandatory are rib pads and cleats.
Why is there a $75 volunteer fee?
SW Lacrosse hosts two tournaments during the season, The Bobcat Blast and the CVYL Championships. Both of these generate much needed revenue to sustain the program and keep costs down. In order for these events to be a success we rely on parent volunteers to help, mainly at the concession stand. This is a one time commitment of 2 hours per player family. In the past we’ve unfortunately only had a small number of individuals assist. Also, some families have indicated they would prefer to pay a fee instead of volunteering. Therefore, we will be asking for a $75 check at the first team meeting. Your son will get his uniform once the check has been collected by the coach or parent liaison. This check will be held and NOT cashed. If you volunteer for one of the tournaments, then the check will be returned to you at the end of the season. If you choose not to volunteer then your check will be cashed after the CVYL Championship.