Mission: Charlottesville Youth Lacrosse To provide Central Virginia youth the opportunity to develop their knowledge and love of lacrosse in an organized, respectful, and fun environment that honors the game. Goals: To provide the youth of Central

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Seminole Boys Lacrosse League (SBLL) is a league-play program appropriate for beginner to experienced level players. The SBLL strives to help children grow as both athletes and people through their participation in lacrosse. We provide youth the opportunity to develop their lacrosse skills in a fun, safe environment, placing a high value on sportsmanship.

Through positive and effective coaching, we aim to provide every player the opportunity to discover, learn, participate, and develop a passion and love for the game of lacrosse! During the season players will practice 2-3 times per week with a 7-week game schedule.

 

  • Teams are formed by grade (3/4 grade, 5/6 grade, 7/8 grade)
  • Games are played according to US Lacrosse Rules (view them here) with US Lacrosse Certified Officials

 

‚Äč   WHEN:    Weekly practices begin the week of February 17, 2020

 WHERE:    Games held at Albemarle High School on Sunday afternoons

     COST:    $175 plus a US Lacrosse Membership required ($30)

 

Financial & Equipment assistance is available –

Registration typically begins in Mid-December

 

3/4 Grade Division

Skill level required: None, all levels welcome. 2nd Graders with experience are welcome to participate (experience = prior Seminole team participation - Hooville Travel or Seminole Summer Program).

Description: 

Days/Dates: Practice begins the week of February 17th, 2020.  Games begin March 22 and the season concludes on May 17, 2020.  Practices will be held 1-2 times per week with games on Sundays.

Team make up: No set teams. Teams will be selected each week on Sundays prior to game time.

Practices: Weekly Practices.  Option 1 – AHS, Option 2 – WAHS, Option 3 – MHS.  Go to the location which works best for you – attend all 3 options if you wish but must attend minimum of 1 per week.

Format: 4v4 or 6v6 – smaller field and small goals w/ no goalie

Philosophy/Goals: To teach fundamental skills and team concepts in a positive manner. Emphasis on respect and cooperation between the players, coaches, and officials to ensure a safe and fun environment for everyone.

Format:  US Lacrosse U10 rules and guidelines. Absolutely no body checking or one handed stick checking allowed at this level.  All players will play equal amounts of time and have the opportunity to rotate through all field positions.

Equipment Needed:  Field players are required to wear a helmet, mouthpiece, shoulder pads, arm pads, and gloves.  A protective cup is required, rib pads, and cleats are recommended, but not required.  Stick: sticks lengths are required to be between 37-42

 

 

5/6 Grade Division

Skill level required: None, all levels welcome. Beginners (never played before), Intermediate (1-3 years of organized lacrosse) Advanced ( 3 years of organized league play and/or travel lacrosse)

Description: League play, consisting of 8 game season.

Days/Dates: Practice begins the week of February 17th, 2020.  Games begin March 22 and the season concludes on May 17, 2020.

Team make up:  Players are assigned to teams to create balanced levels of play.  Efforts will be made to assign teams in close proximity to homes and group players together as possible for car pooling.

Practices:  Team practice two times per week.  Practice locations TBD.

Format:  7v7 – smaller field with regulation goals and goalies.

Philosophy/Goals: To teach fundamental skills and team concepts in a positive manner. Emphasis on respect and cooperation between the players, coaches, and officials to ensure a safe and fun environment for everyone.

Format:  US Lacrosse U12 rules and guidelines. Absolutely no body checking or one handed stick checking allowed at this level.  All players will play equal amounts of time and have the opportunity to rotate through all field positions.

Equipment Needed:  Field players are required to wear a helmet, mouthpiece, shoulder pads, arm pads, and gloves.  A protective cup is required, rib pads, and cleats are recommended, but not required.  Goalies are required to wear a helmet, throat protector, mouthpiece, gloves, chest protector, arm pads, and a protective cup. Stick: short sticks lengths are required to be between 40-42”; long stick between 52-72”; Goalie stick 40 – 72”. Playing with short sticks is recommended.

 

7/8 Grade Division

Skill level required: None, all levels welcome. Beginners (never played before), Intermediate (1-3 years of organized lacrosse) Advanced ( 4 years of organized league play and/or travel lacrosse).  8th Graders playing on JV Teams are encouraged to participate in the Rec League.

Description: League play, consisting of 8 game season.

Days/Dates: Practice begins the week of February 17th, 2020.  Games begin March 22 and the season concludes on May 17, 2020.

Team make up:  Teams are based on High School Feeders (i.e. players from Henley play for Warriors, Jack Jouett/Sutherland player for Patriots, etc.)

Practices: Weekly team practice at High School (WAHS, AHS, MHS).

Format: 10v10 or 7v7 – regulation or modified field with regulation goals and goalies.

 

Philosophy/Goals: Continue to teach fundamental skills and team concepts in a positive manner. Introduce intermediate skills. Emphasis on respect and cooperation between the players, coaches, and officials to ensure a safe and fun environment for everyone. Introduce offensive and defensive sets and strategies/plays. Learning and understanding the rules and rule administration/enforcement.

Format: US Lacrosse U14 rules and guidelines. Body checking will be introduced at this level. One handed stick checking will not be allowed.  All players will play roughly equal amounts of time as other players at their position, as long as they are regularly attending and actively participating in practices and show enthusiasm to play the game. Players may begin to specialize in specific position but are encouraged to continue to play multiple field positions.

Equipment Needed:  Field players are required to wear a helmet, mouthpiece, shoulder pads, arm pads, and gloves.  A protective cup is required, rib pads, and cleats are recommended, but not required.  Goalies are required to wear a helmet, throat protector, mouthpiece, gloves, chest protector, arm pads, and a protective cup. Stick: short sticks lengths are required to be between 40-42”; long stick between 52-72”; Goalie stick 40 – 72”.