(ages 5 – 8)
Emily Wilcox – Director
The Girls’ Lacrosse Program is designed exclusively for our littlest athletes. Our 6 or 8 week sessions are offered year ’round, and feature hands-on lacrosse instruction in a small group setting. There is no stress and no pressure — and no pads for the boys.
Lacrosse fundamentals include developing the key skills of the game, including cradling, scooping, shooting and some passing. We focus on overall fitness and an introduction to team sports, with fun developmental team-based games included in every session.
Pockets (4 & 5 year-olds):
This high-energy program introduces the game of lacrosse. Girls will learn how to cradle, scoop, throw, and catch through engaging games and activities.
Tykers (6 & 7-year-olds):
Tykers starts with the fundamentals of lacrosse (cradling, scooping, throwing, and catching) and gradually introduces defensive and offensive concepts. Players work on improving their stick handling and learn teamwork concepts through drills and games.
Lightning (8 & 9 year-olds):
Our Lightning program is for older players who want to learn the basics of lacrosse. We cover throwing, catching, scooping, and cradling and introduce dodging and defensive positioning. Players will get exposure to small-sided games and work on shooting.
Stick Skills (9 and up):
Stick Skills is a program focused on improving older players’ stick handling skills. Players will work in small groups and get one-on-one attention with coaches who have a significant amount of experience in lacrosse. Players will become more comfortable using both hands, pin-point their shooting skills, and improve the accuracy of their passes.
Our 8-week Program:
Week One: Cradling and Scooping
Week Two: Catching and Throwing, Building accuracy both stationary and on the move
Week Three: Dodging and Stick handling
Week Four: Shooting, Playing Defense, Game Play
Week Five: Putting it all together, Scooping, Dodging, Stick handling, Shooting, Defense, Game Play
Week Six: Catching, Throwing and Accuracy, stationary and on the move
Week Seven: 4 v 4 scrimmage Each team has a coach on the field to instruct all players
Week Eight: 4 v 4 scrimmage
Our girls’ lacrosse programs provide all equipment