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8U, 10U, 12U, 14U Information

Practice/Games

Indoor Preseason: Fulcrum Sportsplex and Marlton Field House

Details to follow

 

In season Practices

Twice a week (either M/W or T/Th).

6:00 pm

Cherokee High School

PRACTICE START WEEK OF March 4th for grades 3-8

*March Indoor practices may fluctuate based on space availability*

Indoor Facilities: Marlton Field House, Fulcrum Sportsplex, and Jaggard 

 

Weekly Round Robin Games: 2 games/week.

8U: Saturday (April/May): 9:00am- 12:00pm

  • 8U starts Saturday, April 13 - 6 weeks of games on Saturdays.

10U: Sunday (April/May): 3:00pm - 6:00pm

  • Games start March 24th - 8 weeks of games on Sundays. No games on EASTER

12U & 14U: Sunday (April/May): 12:00pm - 3:00pm

  • Games start on March 24th. 8 weeks of games on Sundays. No games on EASTER.

**Example: If you are the HOME team,  you will have a 1-hour break at the middle game time. 10 am for U8, at 4 pm for U10, at 1 pm for U12&14. 

If you are AWAY team, you will not have a game either the first or last game time slot and WILL have back to back games.

Tournament:

SJYLL End of Season Tournament and Festival: Sunday, June 2, 2019

 
  • 8U (1/2 grade) – Our U8 teams provide children their first opportunity to play organized games against teams from other towns.  The teams at this level are “balanced” (e.g. players are assigned to teams to make all teams similar in terms of skill and competitiveness).  Instruction at this level continues to emphasize basic lacrosse skills while introducing the strategy, structured plays and how to play various positions.  Playtime during practices and games should be equal and all players should be given the opportunity to try any position during the course of the season.
  • 10U and 12U (3/4 & 5/6 grade)– At this level, the game becomes more competitive and teams are divided by skill level.  Instruction continues to reinforce basic lacrosse skills as well as strategy, plays, and positions.  Over the course of the season, it is expected that all players will get equal playing time but this does not mean all players will get equal playing time at every game.  No player should ever play an entire game unless insufficient players or injuries prevent substitutions.  All players should get the opportunity to try different positions throughout the course of the year.
  • 14U (7/8 grade)– These are critical years for players to fine-tune their skills and obtain maximum knowledge of the game in order to prepare for competitive high school programs.  By this level, is expected players will be committed to the lacrosse season.  Teams will be split by skill level and playing time at this level is a function of attendance at practice, ability, and effort.  While coaches are encouraged to involve all players throughout the season, players participating on the most competitive teams should not expect equal playing time.