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SCLA Player & Team Development Philosophy

 

Practice Activities:

  • Lacrosse Recess (Free Play)
  • Handball (Free Play)
  • Small-Sided Games
  • Athletic Training
  • Goalie/Face-Off/Shooting
  • Traditional Team Practice
  • Scrimmages

 

General Practice Week:

Day 1 – Lacrosse Recess/Handball, Athletic Training, and Small-Sided Games (mixed by age group)
Day 2 – Lacrosse Recess/Handball, Shooting/Goalie/Face-Off Training, and Small-Sided Games (by Team
Day 3 – Team Practice and Scrimmage

 

  • 1st/2nd Grade will only do Day 1 and Day 3
  • 7th/8th will often have a 4th practice day (2nd Team Practice)
  • Any team may practice an extra day if they don’t have a game that weekend

 

Team Structure:

  • 1st/2nd Grade:
    In-house League - Teams leveled & play small-sided games
  • 3rd/4th Grade:
    In-house League - Teams leveled & play small-sided games
    "play-dates" schedule with surrounding leagues
  • 5th/6th Grade:
    Play in DFWL League
    Teams will be created by player skill level and placed into appropriate DFWL Divisions (DI, DII, DIII)
  • 7th/8th Grade: Play in DFWL League
    Teams will be created by player skill level and placed into appropriate DFWL Divisions (DI, DII, DIII)

 

Games:

We see games as an extension of our development process, therefore we will NOT:

  • Specialize kids into only certain positions
  • Limit the skills we allow players to try in games
    • Determine playing time by ability