BOYS 2012-2013 WINTER HOUSE LEAGUE
In preparation for the upcoming boys winter house lacrosse session, we wanted to provide some basic information as well as a brief summary of what we have planned for the various age groups. Hopefully, the following will answer most of the questions that you have regarding what will take place at your son's grade level. Of course, if you have more questions, please feel free to ask us using the "feedback" tab to the left and we'll do our best to get you a quick response.
We are in the process of setting up the registration system and it should be up and running by October 1st. This year, to participate in the winter session, all boys will have to register on-line using this website.
The following equipment is needed to participate in the winter session:
Lacrosse Arm Pads
Lacrosse Shoulder Pads
Athletic Supporter & Cup
Rib Pads are Optional
***Port Jeff Sports - we have an arrangement with this store so that you will get a discount if you explain that you are with the Three Village Lacrosse program. They also offer competitive prices on starter packages that may be attractive to those new to the game.
All of the boys participating in the winter house league will wear the two-color reversible pinneys that were used last year. If you are new to the program or, already have a pinny from last year but want a new one, you will have the option to order a pinny when you register your son on-line.
Kindergarten – 1st Grade:
The K – 1st grade program will focus on foundational skill development and learning the basics of the game. As in the past, this will be accomplished primarily by rotating the boys through a series of stations, each of which will teach a different skill set (e.g., passing, catching, defense).
Our focus for this group will also be on developing the basic skills of the game, including passing, catching, dodging and defense. If possible, we may try to have the boys participate in some min-games towards the end of the winter session.
This year, if at all possible, we plan to split the 3rdand 4thgrades to play separately and have the boys compete against boys their own age level. This will keep the competition level more evenly balanced for both grades, but whether or not we can do this format will depend on the number of boys who sign up. If we have enough boys for at least 4 even teams per grade, then we’ll move forward with this format. If not, we’ll combine the grades and split the teams evenly. Either way, we will continue with a skill development practice for the first 25 min and a game for the balance of the hour.
We plan to divide the boys into 2 in house programs. The more skilled boys will compete on evenly balanced competitive teams in an advanced box in-house program. The boys who are new to lacrosse or need more focus on basic skill development will take part in a clinic style in-house program. The Advanced box in-house program will be a 6 V 6 format with a goalie. The goals will be smaller 4 x 4 and the boys will all play with short sticks and play both sides of the field. The pace of this game will be faster and will focus on more advanced stick handling.
The Clinic-style in-house program will focus more on the developing the basic skills of catching, throwing, shooting, and scooping ground balls for the first 25 minutes with a pick-up style game where they can put into practice what they just learned. The game will be played as a traditional 7 v 7 format.
Selections for the advanced in-house program vs. the clinic in-house program will be largely based on their lacrosse skills and general athleticism. Boys that are new to the game or who really need to sharpen their stick skills will develop faster and build more confidence by working on their basic lacrosse skills in the clinic style in-house program.
If a boy progresses during the clinics they will be asked to participate in the more advances Box lacrosse league.
For these grades the boys will be split into teams and play Box lacrosse in a 6 vs 6 format with smaller 4 x 4 goals. All attempts will be made to divide the teams equally based on the boys’ experience and skill level.