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Westport PAL Girls Lacrosse

*Program details are tentative and subject to change.*
**All COVID-19 protocols will be followed.**

 

SPRING 2021 PROGRAM

REGISTER NOW - PAY LATER  (once season details finalized)   

Quick Hyperlinks to Info:

Developmental Program 

(Grades K-4)

Travel Program 

(Grades 5-8)

General Information

Parent Meeting

Preseason

Gr. 3-4 Program

Practice & Game Schedule

Uniforms/Pinnies

Parent Meeting

Preseason

Gr 5-8 Travel Program

Practice & Game Schedule
Evaluations

Uniforms/Pinnies

Required Equipment
Uniforms, Pinnies, Logowear

Key Spring Dates

Refund Policy

 

PARENT MEETING:  Details TBD (early March)

  • Mandatory for ALL NEW PARENTS GRADES 3-8.  Strongly recommended for K-2

 


PRESEASON:  TBD

Get a lacrosse stick back in your hands, move your feet and work on skills and drills needed for evaluations and the season.  Sessions will be held outdoors, weather permitting.

Schedule & Pricing: TBD

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DEVELOPMENTAL PROGRAM (Grades K-4)

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Gr. K-2 CLINICS:  TBD (April - June) -  REGISTRATION OPEN

Focuses on the basic fundamentals of girls lacrosse leading to in-house scrimmages and an optional end of season Jamboree.

Schedule & Pricing:  

  • $150
  • Typically Saturdays • 9:00am-10:00am • TBD (8 sessions)
  • PJ Romano Field (Saugatuck Elementary School)
  • Reversible pinnie included

REGISTER HERE

 

 

 

 

 

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Gr. 3-4 PROGRAM:  TBD (April to June) -  REGISTRATION OPEN

Our 3-4 program focuses on the fundamentals of lacrosse, being part of a team, positioning, rules, and game situations, preparing girls for our 5-8 travel program.  The practice is 2x a week. In-house games are on Saturday.  Games against other local towns start midway through the season and can be either Saturday or Sunday.  End of season Jamboree tournament. There is no formal evaluation for this program; girls will be placed on balanced teams for games.

Schedule & Pricing:  

  • $300
  • Typical practices - Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:00-7:30pm • Dates TBD (April to June)
  • Games Saturdays (primary) or Sundays.
  • Customized, reversible pinnie included.  

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TRAVEL PROGRAM (Grades 5-8)

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GRADE 5-8 TRAVEL PROGRAM:  TBD, Tentatively Mid-March to June -  REGISTRATION OPEN

The program consists of teams at the travel level from grades 5-8 as defined by the age-based program outlined below.  

  • Grades 5-6 Teams practice 2x a week.
  • **NEW**Grades 7-8 Teams practice 3x a week, two days exclusively with your team, one day in our new development program on Fridays at Ginny Parker Field. Coaches for the Development practice will include Staples HS coaches, Amy Alvord and others. 
  • For all Grade 5-8 teams, games are predominantly on the weekend on Saturday and/or Sunday with the possibility of weekday games. All teams are travel teams and all players make a team.  Evaluation Required.

Travel Team Structure: *Subject to change, based on numbers at registration.*

  • Grades 5/6 - 3 teams (6A, 5A, 5/6B)
  • Grades 7/8 - 4 teams (8A, 7A, 7/8B Wreckers, 7/8B Pride)

Travel Team Commitment:   Lacrosse is a spring sport and we expect our girls to commit to lacrosse and their team as their primary spring sport.  If unable to make all of your assigned practices, please discuss your situation with your coach. Unexcused absences will be dealt with on a case by case basis and may result in loss of starting position or less playing time.

Pricing:

  • Grade 5-6: $400
  • Grade 7-8: $450
  • Weekday practices
  • Games on both Saturday and/or Sunday
  • Customized, reversible pinnie included.

REGISTER HERE

 

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PRACTICE & GAME SCHEDULE:  A practice day survey will be sent out to registered travel players. Time/days subject to field and coach availability and team makeup.  Sample schedule (planned for last year) below. Please refer to your team schedule once teams are made. Travel: TBD  3-4 Program: TBD. K-2: TBD

MON

6-7:30pm

TUES

6-7:30pm

WED

6-7:30pm

THURS

6-7:30pm

FRI

*5:30-7pm

**6-7:30pm

SAT

SUN

8A

(GFA Turf)

 

7/8B Wreckers

(GFA Turf)

 

6A

(Ginny Parker)

 

5A

(Ginny Parker)

 

5/6B

(Wakeman A)

7A

(Wakeman A)

 

7/8B Pride

(Wakeman A)

 

5/6B

(Ginny Parker)

 

3-4 Program

(SHS Softball Grass^)

8A

(SHS Softball Grass^)

 

7/8B Wreckers

(SHS Softball Grass^)

 

7A

(Ginny Parker)

 

7/8B Pride

(Ginny Parker)

3-4 Program

(Ginny Parker)

8A*

(Ginny Parker)

 

8B*

(Ginny Parker)

 

7A*

(Ginny Parker)

 

7/8B Wreckers*

(Ginny Parker)

 

7/8B Pride*

(Ginny Parker)

 

6A**

(SHS Softball Grass^)

 

5A**

(SHS Softball Grass^)

K-2 Clinic

(PJ Romano)

9-10am

 

3-4 Games

 

5-8 Travel Games

3-4 Games

 

5-8 Travel Games

^SHS Softball Grass is the grass field adjacent to Ginny Parker.

 

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AGE-BASED PROGRAM:  Westport Lacrosse teams are age-based according to the following chart:

CONNY Grade / Birth Date Ranges

CONNY

Division

Grade

Birth Date Range

Age Group

Senior

8

Born 3/1/2006 through 6/30/2007

14U

7

Born 7/1/2007 through 6/30/2008

13U

Junior

6

Born 7/1/2008 through 6/30/2009

12U

5

Born 7/1/2009 through 6/30/2010

11U

 

Notes:

  • Children YOUNGER than the birth dates with their grade have a choice to play with their grade or play with the younger grade.  The child must elect which team they are trying out for PRIOR to tryouts and stay with that group for the season.

  • Children OLDER than the birth dates for their grade must play in the grade or age group their birthdate is linked to (play up).  

  • Children in grade K-4 play with their grade.

  • OLDER children in 8th grade are given six extra months to play in the program because they cannot play high school.  Children older than the 3/1/2006 cut off and in 8th grade may petition Westport PAL and CONNY if they wish to play.

  • Some areas of the Westport program will continue to have mixed grade level teams.  These teams are required to play teams in their division. For example, a 5-6 grade team can play any team in the Junior Division.  As is always the case, scheduling does consider the age, size and ability of our teams when selecting appropriate games.

  • Westport does not allow players to play in an older birth date range.

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MANDATORY TRAVEL EVALUATIONS FOR GR. 5-8:  Tentatively March 13 - March 14

 

Saturday March 13 @ TBD:

Gr. 5-6 Evals TBD 

Gr. 7-8 Evals TBD 

Sunday March 14 @ TBD:

Gr. 5-6 Evals TBD 

Gr. 7-8 Evals TBD 

 

Gr. 3-4 Program:  No Evaluation Needed. Balanced Teams.

Important Information:

  • NO CUTS.  All registered and paid players make a team.
  • Evaluations will likely be held outdoors this year.
  • Evaluations are based on a player's level regarding: athleticism, stickwork, skill, game sense and attitude (effort, hustle, focus and coachability).  Our goal is to place each child on the team that they are best suited to and that best suits the program.
  • Girls must be pre-registered in order to attend tryouts.  NO WALK-INS ALLOWED.
  • Girls should arrive 20 minutes ahead of time to check in. Girls need to bring a stick, goggles, mouthguard, cleats or turf shoes, clothing layers and gloves. Players MUST wear their numbered/named pinnie that they previously picked up at ASF.
  • Girls who can not make the evaluation dates will be dealt with on a case by case basis and must alert in advance.
  • The coaching staff reserves the right to move players, once practice begins, if players are deemed a better fit elsewhere.

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GENERAL INFORMATION

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REQUIRED EQUIPMENT:

  • Properly sized girls lacrosse stick
  • Mouthguard (no strap), can not be clear or white
  • Eyeguard
  • Sneakers/Turf Shoes/Cleats
  • Lacrosse Pinnie (will be provided by the program)
  • Water
  • Face Mask
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Balls will be provided

​More Equipment information can be found here.

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UNIFORMS, PINNIES & LOGOWEAR:  

K-2 will receive a complimentary reversible PAL pinnie.  This is your practice and game pinnie.

3-4 Program will receive a complimentary customized pinnie with your number and name. These are ordered by the Board on your behalf. This is your practice and game pinnie.

All travel players will need to purchase a uniform for games.  Uniforms consist of (1) a white numbered uniform pinnie, (2) a blue numbered uniform pinnie, (3) a navy skort and (4) uniform socks. Uniforms are ordered from ASF Sports & Outdoors (1560 Post Rd E, Westport).  Returning players can use last year's uniform or can purchase a new one from ASF, if needed. ASF will have sample uniform sizes available for your daughter to try. We strongly suggest you do so as uniforms are custom and CAN NOT be refunded or exchanged.  All Travel players will also receive a complimentary customized practice pinnie with your number and name. These are ordered by the Board on your behalf.

 

TBD - 5th - 8th Grade Travel uniforms available to try on at ASF Sports & Outdoors (1560 Post Rd E, Westport).

TBD - 5th - 8th Grade Travel uniforms must be ordered.

TBD - K - 8th Grade logo wear night and 3rd-8th customized pinnie pickup.

TBD - Last day to pick up customized pinnies - all players trying out for travel must have a named/numbered pinnie for evaluations.

TBD - Last day to order logowear.

 

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KEY SPRING DATES:

 

Date

Description

TBD

Mandatory Travel Parents Meeting

TBD

Travel Preseason Begins

Tentatively 3/13

Required 5-8 Travel Evaluations

Tentatively 3/14

Required 5-8 Travel Evaluations

TBD

Travel Practice Begins (modified schedule until grass fields open)

TBD

Grades 3-4 Program Starts 

TBD

Grades K-2 Saturday Clinic Begins

TBD

Final Clinic/Games/Tournaments

 

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WESTPORT GLAX REFUND POLICY:  Refunds will not be given once the first practice and/or evaluation has taken place.  Any refunds processed prior to the start of the season will be a full refund less a $75 processing fee.  

Please understand that Westport PAL Girls Lacrosse is a non-profit organization.  We base our budget, hire coaches and purchase equipment based on our registration numbers.  It is therefore a burden on the program to issue refunds once the season has started.

 

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