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Avon Grove Wildcats Girls Lacrosse

Objectives

To teach lacrosse fundamentals, instill the value of team athletics, introduce the sport to new players, increase the skills of experienced players. . . And to have fun!

Eligibility

All girls who reside in the Avon Grove School District, attend Avon Grove Charter, Assumption and Sacred Heart Schools; and/or who do not have a league where they reside.

Teams

There are 4 tiers of teams. First and Second Graders (1/2), Third and Fourth Graders (3/4), Fifth and Sixth Graders (5/6), and Seventh and Eighth Graders (7/8). The number of teams per tier is dependent on enrollment.

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The Season

The Spring season begins about mid-March and continues through late May/early June. Depending on the grade level, the season consists of practices, games, and tournaments. 

NOTE: Refunds are not available after registration closes.

 
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Games & Tournaments

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The girls will have approximately 8 games, including 1 to 2 tournaments, during the season. Tournaments and games are held predominantly on Saturdays.  The first game anticipated to be in late March.

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The girls will have approximately 6-8 games during the season. Games are held predominantly on Saturdays.  The first game anticipated to be in early April.

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Practice Times & Locations

Practices will be held on Monday & Wednesday nights.

Note - times may change slightly depending on field availability.

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6:00pm - 7:15pm

Avon Grove Intermediary School (AGIS)

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6:00pm - 7:30pm

Penn London Elementary (PLE)

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7/8

5:45pm - 7:45pm

Avon Grove High School (AGHS) Turf

Games & Tournaments Only

No Practices

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Equipment Requirements

Lacrosse stick, lacrosse eye goggles, mouth guard, cleats and sneakers are required.

 

Players will be issued a returnable jersey and a skirt. In addition, parents will need to supply a white long sleeve shirt and black leggings to wear in colder weather.

Important Notes Regarding Lacrosse Sticks:

  • Your daughter must have a girl’s lacrosse stick (not a boy’s stick).

 

  • If at all possible, please provide her with a stick with at least some leather stringing.  The all nylon strung sticks that are often marketed toward beginners and can be very frustrating for players at any level to catch and throw with.  The nylon strings do not break in easily and do not have the same give nor grip as those with some leather stringing. See photos below for examples.

 

  • Most stores will accept returned sticks in an unused condition.

 

  • Stick length is longer, however not too long, especially for the smaller players.  Have your daughter place her hand on the stick or shaft touching the plastic head of the stick.  Run the stick down her arm so that the bottom of the stick protrudes past her armpit.  There should be about 4-6 inches sticking out beyond her armpit.  Please cut off anything longer than that with a hack saw, lightly sand it, and then cap it with the rubber or plastic butt the stick came with.  If you want to verify length before cutting it, we can mark the shaft with permanent marker where the cut should be made during the first practice.

 

Registration

We attempt to place every girl interested in playing on a team. However, registration is solely limited by the number of coaches we have. Therefore, if you would be willing to volunteer to coach or assistant coach a team, please let us know. We would love to have you! The more coaches we have, the more teams we can have, and ensures that every girl that wants to play lacrosse can!

NOTE: Refunds are not available after registration closes.

AGWL uses Teamsnap for registration and communications. 

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