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UNIVERSITY PLACE BOYS LACROSSE SEASON

Lacrosse is a spring sport that begins in February and runs through mid-May.  The Unversity Place Lacrosse Club plays against other clubs in the South Sound Lacrosse League (http://www.southsoundlax.com/)  Key dates are below:

September and October - UPLC fall lacrosse held on Sundays with the goal of introducing lacrosse to new players, building the skills of returning players, and build coaching skills of new and returning coaches.

October - Registration for spring lacrosse opens.

February - Regular season practices begin

March - May - Regular season games, normally played on Saturdays, are concluded with an end of the season league tournament.

June - Selected teams compete in post season tournaments.  UPLC hosts a summer lacrosse clinic, "Sandlot".  The goal of the clinic is to build skills, encourage creativity, and instill a love of the game to all participants thru structured drills and free play.

Please see the Boys Equipment/Season Info tab fo additional information.

 

Competitive and Developmental teams for grades 7/8  

 

  • Competitive level teams are primarily comprised of experienced players who have a solid understanding of the game and who have strong stick skills, which will allow them to develop at their level.
  • Developmental level teams are mainly comprised of recreational and/or beginning players based on their experience, stick skills, and knowledge of the game.  The primary purpose of the developmental teams is to allow players to develop at the appropriate level and to challenge their lacrosse skills.  Developmental level teams will stress equality of playing time and skill development over competitiveness.
  • Players’ evaluations will be based on US Lacrosse guidelines.

https://www.uslacrosse.org/blog/4-must-have-components-of-lacrosse-player-evaluation

http://www.uslacrosse.org/sites/default/files/public/documents/coaches/practice/u13-tryout-guidelines.pdf

http://www.uslacrosse.org/sites/default/files/public/documents/coaches/practice/u15-tryout-guidelines.pdf

  • Players can choose to sign up to be evaluated for concideration for the competitve team.  This sign up will occur prior to the first practice.
  • Player evaluations will be held during the first week of practice.  Evaluations will be conducted by coaches from outside the UPLC program. 
  • Teams will be formed prior to the start of the second week of practice.

It should be noted that kids grow and develop at different ages.  Just because a player isn't on the Competitve team in a given year doesn't mean that he or she won't be a top player in years to come.  Every player can control their attitude and effort.  Every player can make huge strides in their skill with focused effort, consistent practice, and determination.