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 2018 Girls Program

Ridgewood Lacrosse Association

 

 *PLEASE NOTE:In an effort to schedule roughly 12 games per team...games WILL take place on April 13th and 14th (second weekend of Spring Break)

 

TRYOUT RESULTS WILL BE EMAILED MONDAY FEBRUARY 5TH

Thank you for everyone who participated in 2018 tryouts.  The girls worked hard!  All participants will receive an email February 5th with a team assignment and team rosters.  Coaches will reach out later in February with details relating to each team.   

 

SAVE THE DATE:  ALL TRAVEL TEAMS 5th-7th WILL PARTICIPATE IN THE WAYNE PRESEASON ICE BREAKER TOURNAMENT 3/23-3/25.

 

UPDATE 1/18/2018

In response to email questions regarding team assignments, please note the following:

**After evaluations, if a player makes one of the two travel teams in the 5th and 6th grade, participation in a few developmental games on Sundays is a mandatory part of the experience. This is not a mandatory component at the 7th and 8th grade level. Additionally, if a player does not make a travel team, they are automatically placed on the mixed grade developmental team.  From recent counts of registered participants for tryouts, there will be girls in 5th-8th grade who will not make a travel team and are placed in the developmental program to focus on basic skills.  

 

  

*At the 8th grade level, we are happy to announce Liz Henky, Ridgewood resident and experienced coach, will be joining us as  coach for the 2018 season. 

*For all other grade levels, parent coaches will be providing coaching, if you are interested in assisting with coaching, please contact Lauren Auerbach to find out about coach training opportunities as there are specific JGLA Level 1 requirements needed in order to become a parent coach.

 

 

2018 PROGRAM OFFERINGS

Kindergarten/1st Grade "Super Scoopers" Clinic 

The Ridgewood Lacrosse Association is excited to announce a new “Super Scoopers” program for current Kindergarten and First Grade Girls and Boys during the Spring 2018 season. “Super Scoopers” is a co-ed clinic intended to introduce kids to the game of lacrosse in a fun and safe environment. No equipment is required for the “Super Scoopers” clinic and each participant will receive a t-shirt and a soft stick/ball.

2nd Grade Lacrosse Clinic

All second grade girls may participate in this program. This program focuses on teaching the basics of the game (e.g. throwing, catching, rules of the game, etc.) in a fun and positive clinic environment.  At this level, all the 2nd grade lacrosse registrants will participate in a one time per week instructional clinic.  The clinic will take place during the weekend in the months of April and May. The specific dates and times will be sent out to all participants before the start of the season.

*Each player must provide her own girls lacrosse stick, mouth guard and protective eyewear (goggles).

3rd Grade House League (Non-Travel)

All girls in the third grade may participate in our "In-Town" House League.  This year, all of the 3rd grade players will be divided amongst four teams.  There will be one practice (weeknight) and one game (Saturday morning) per week. Each team will have approximately 15-18 players.  Instruction at this level continues to emphasize basic lacrosse skills while introducing strategy, structured plays and how to play various positions.  Playing time during practices and games should be equal and all players should be given the opportunity to try any position during the course of the season. Games will be played utilizing an 8 v 8 format on a shortened field.  The 3rd Grade House League will start in early April and conclude in late May.

*Each player must provide her own girls lacrosse stick, mouth guard and protective eyewear (goggles).

4th Grade House League (Non-Travel/possible optional travel)

All girls in the fourth grade may participate in our "In-Town" House League.  This year, all of the 4th grade lacrosse players will be divided amongst four teams.  There will be one practice (typically weeknight) and one game (Saturday morning) per week. Each team will have approximately 15-18 players.  Instruction at this level will continue to emphasize lacrosse skills while introducing strategy, structured plays and how to play various positions.  Playing time during practices and games should be equal and all players should be given the opportunity to try any position during the course of the season. The 4th Grade House League will start in early April and conclude in late May.

*Each player must provide her own girls lacrosse stick, mouth guard and protective eyewear (goggles).

 

5th-8th Developmental Program  - NO TRYOUT REQUIRED (any player interested in learning the sport but not traveling as well as for players who were thought to need additional skill level and did not make a travel team)

All girls in grades 5 through 8 may participate in our Developmental Program. Instruction at this level continues to emphasize basic lacrosse skills while introducing strategy, structured plays and how to play various positions.  Playing time during practices and games should be equal and all players should be given the opportunity to try any position during the course of the season. There will be one practice per week for 6 weeks and 4 in-town games on Sundays during the months of April and May.  Depending on the number of registrants and field availability, games will be played either 8 vs 8 on a shortened field, or 12 vs 12 on a full field.  Players will be provided with team shirts.  Each player must provide her own girls lacrosse stick, mouth guard and protective eyewear (goggles).  The season will take place over 8 weeks during the months of April and May. (Practices typically one evening M-F: 6:00-7:30 or 7:30-9:00)

The developmental program will be coached by a rotation of the 5th-6th grade travel coaches, and the weekend games will also be coached by the 5th-6th grade travel coaches.  5th and 6th grade travel players will also participate in the weekend developmental games to add to the excitement of this program and to foster unity within the lacrosse program.

 

2018 Developmental Game  Schedule – Sundays @ Field TBD

4/15/18, 4/22/18, 4/29/18, 5/07/18, 5/13/18  (roughly between 3:00-5:00)

 

 


5th Grade Travel Program – TRYOUT REQUIRED (2 teams of roughly 18 players, or developmental team placement)

Participation in our 5th Grade Travel Program will be determined by tryout.  At the 5th grade level, the game becomes more competitive and teams will be split by skill level into two teams.  Instruction continues to reinforce basic lacrosse skills as well as strategy, plays and positions.  Over the course of the season, it is expected that all players will get equal playing time.  No player should ever play an entire game unless insufficient players or injuries prevent substitutions.  All players should get the opportunity to try different positions throughout the course of the year. Each travel player will participate in approximately 12 regular season games prior to the conclusion of the Spring 2018 season. Each player must provide her own lacrosse stick and protective eyewear (goggles).  The practice season will likely start the week of March 12th depending upon field conditions as determined by the Village Parks & Recreation department.  The travel game season will start in mid April and end in early June. Practices will be held two times a week (typically weeknights) and games will be played both during the week and on weekends. If a game is scheduled on a practice night, there will not be practice on that night and a Friday practice time will be offered at parent coaches discretion.  Additionally, at the discretion of the coach, and upon field availabilty additional practices might be added. 
 

* Any player cut from 5th Grade Travel is automatically included in the 5th-8th Grade Developmental Program

*  5th and 6th grade travel players will also participate in the weekend developmental “in town” games as well.

 

6th Grade Travel Program TRYOUT REQUIRED (2 teams of roughly 18 players, or developmental team placement)

Participation in our 6th Grade Travel Program will be determined by tryout.  At the 6th grade level, the game becomes more competitive than 5th grade. At the 6th grade level, new this year, teams are split by skill level into 2 teams. 

At the 6th grade level, instruction continues to reinforce basic lacrosse skills as well as strategy, plays and positions.  Over the course of the season, it is NOT expected that all players will get equal playing time at every game.   The travel game season will start in mid April and end in early June. The practice season will likely start the week of March 12th depending upon field conditions as determined by the Village Parks & Recreation department.  The travel game season will start in mid April and end in early June. Practices will be held two times a week (typically weeknights) and games will be played both during the week and on weekends. If a game is scheduled on a practice night, there will not be practice on that night and a Friday practice time will be offered at coaches discretion.  Additionally, at the discretion of the parent coaches, and upon field availabilty additional practices might be added. 

* Any player cut from 6th Grade Travel is automatically included in the 5th-8th Grade Developmental Program. At this level, teams are smaller than at the 5th grade level (roughly 18 players per team) and participation on a 5th grade travel team does not automatically indicate a player will be placed on a 6th grade travel team.

 * Any player that does not make a travel team is automatically included in the 5-8th Grade Developmental Program

 

 

7th Grade Travel ProgramsTRYOUT REQUIRED (2 teams of roughly 18 players, or developmental team placement)

Participation in our 7th Grade Travel Program will be determined by tryout.  7th grade is a critical developmental year for players to fine-tune their skills and obtain maximum knowledge of the game.  Teams are split by skill level based upon league options for optional playing of opponents.  The travel game season will start in early Apriland end in late May. Practices will be held two times a week (typically weeknights) and games will be played both during the week and on weekends. If a game is scheduled on a practice night, there will not be practice on that night and a Friday practice time will be offered at coaches discretion.  Additionally, at the discretion of the parent coaches, and upon field availabilty additional practices might be added. The 7th grade A team will participate in a one day lacrosse tornament in Moorestown NJ, details to follow after tryouts.

 * Any player that does not make a travel team is automatically included in the 5-8th Grade Developmental Program

 

8th Grade Travel Programs TRYOUT REQUIRED (1 team of roughly 22 players, or developmental team placement)

Participation in our 8th Grade Travel Program will be determined by tryout.  8th grade is the critical year for players to fine-tune their skills and obtain maximum knowledge of the game in order to prepare for competitive high school programs. Teams will be split by skill level.  Over the course of the season, it is not expected that all players will get equal playing time at every game, but coaches will work to ensure that all players receive playing time in each game.  With that said, no player should ever play an entire game unless insufficient players or injuries prevent substitutions. The travel game season will start in mid April and end in early June. Practices will be held two times a week (typically weeknights) and games will be played both during the week and on weekends. If a game is scheduled on a practice night, there will not be practice on that night.  At the discretion of the coach, Liz Henky, and upon field availabilty additional practices might be added. 

 

At this age level and for the 2018 season, and the structure of only one team based upon projected participation for the season, not all team players will travel to every game. While all players will have game opportunity, the coach will determine which 18-20 players will attend each game in an effort to make each game meaningful for the players.  

 * Any player that does not make a travel team is automatically included in the 5-8th Grade Developmental Program

 

 

The RLA is a member of the Jersey Girls Lacrosse Association (JGLA). For more information on the JGLA, please visit their website at www.jerseygirlslacrosse.org.

If you have any questions regarding the above information, please reach out to the RLA Girls Program Director, Lauren Auerbach at or by text at 551-486-0850.

 

Practices officially start Monday March 12, 2018 for the 5th through 8th grade teams. (pending field opening)  

Please keep checking website for updates.

 

 

Finalized Teams Practice and Game Schedule will be posted in March!

 

 

 

RLA GIRLS TENTATIVE PRACTICE SCHEDULE 3rd-8th Grade 2018

(updated 1/30/2018)

 

Day,Time. Location TBD (* tentative)

practices are also scheduled on Fridays if there is a game during practice time during the week.

  Grade Day  Time Field  
  3rd Monday 6:00-7:30 Orchard Field  
  4th Wednesday 6:00-7:30 Orchard Field  
  5th Monday 6:00-7:30 Maple  
    Wednesday 7:30-9:00 Stevens  
  6th Monday 6:00-7:30 Maple  
    Tuesday 7:30-9:00 Stadium  
  7th Tuesday 7:30-9:00 Stevens  
    Thursday 7:30-9:00 Stevens  
  8th Tuesday 6:00-7:30 Maple  
    Thursday 6:00-7:30 Maple  
  k-1 tbd tbd tbd  
  2nd Sunday 2:00-3:00 Stadium  
  Develop. Tuesday 7:30-9:00 Stadium  
 *Locations might change due to games conflicts on the same field as a scheduled practice throughout the season.
 

 

Developmental Program 2018

Practice Shedule: one night per week from 7:30-9:00  (Starting Week of March 26th)

Game Schedule: TBD (Sunday Afternoons 3:00-5:00)
 

 

Spring 2018-RLA 3rd and 4th Grade Girls

Practices Begin March 26th

Games Begin April 14th (schedule below)

*for the 2018 season, the possibility of 3 travel games per team is being explored

Team Assignments are currently being worked on and the website will be updated with that information shortly.  Please keep checking the website and the Team tabs for updates.

4/14/2018

10:00 a.m.

10:00 a.m.

11:00 a.m.

11:00 a.m.

 

(4)Pink vs. Navy

(4)Orange vs. Yellow

(3)Purple vs. Red

(3)Blue vs. Green

4/21/18

10:00 a.m.

10:00 a.m.

11:00 a.m.

11:00 a.m.

 

(4)Pink vs. Orange

(4)Navy vs. Yellow

(3)Purple vs. Blue

(3)Red vs. Green

4/28/18

10:00 a.m.

10:00 a.m.

11:00 a.m.

11:00 a.m.

LAX DAY

(4)Pink vs. Yellow

(4)Orange vs. Navy

(3)Purple vs. Green

(3)Blue vs. Red

5/05/18

10:00 a.m.

10:00 a.m.

11:00 a.m.

11:00 a.m.

 

(4)Pink vs. Navy

(4)Orange vs. Yellow

(3)Purple vs. Red

(3)Blue vs. Green

5/12/18

10:00 a.m.

10:00 a.m.

11:00 a.m.

11:00 a.m.

 

(4)Pink vs. Orange

(4)Navy vs. Yellow

(3)Purple vs. Blue

(3)Red vs. Green

5/19/18

10:00 a.m.

10:00 a.m.

11:00 a.m.

11:00 a.m.

 

(4)Pink vs. Yellow

(4)Orange vs. Navy

(3)Purple vs. Green

(3)Blue vs. Red

6/02/18

10:00 a.m.

10:00 a.m.

11:00 a.m.

11:00 a.m.

 

(4)Pink vs. Navy

(4)Orange vs. Yellow

(3)Purple vs. Red

(3)Blue vs. Green

 

 

2018 2nd Grade Schedule – Sundays @ BF Field

4/15/18

2 p.m.

 

4/22/18

2 p.m.

 

4/29/18

2 p.m.

 

5/07/18

2 p.m.

 

5/13/18

2 p.m.

 

5/20/18

2 p.m.