Welcome to Council Rock Youth Lacrosse Association (CRLA), serving Council Rock School District, and the communities of Newtown Township, Newtown Borough, Northampton Township, Upper Makefield Township, and Wrightstown Township.
CRLA also serves our neighbors that are without youth lacrosse programs: Centennial School District and New Hope-Solebury School District (Girls). Contact us for more information.
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2018 A1, B1, C1 Tryouts
We are excited to announce the upcoming CRLA Boys A1, B1 and C1 team tryouts for the 2017 Season. We will have two (2) tryout dates to give players the opportunity to attend at least one (1) of the tryouts. We will also hold a tryout in January to accommodate anyone new to the district, unable to make one of these two dates, etc. It is recommended that the players attend both tryouts so the coaches have a chance to fully evaluate all aspects of their game. The first tryout will be held on Sunday, October Oct 22nd and the second tryout will be held on Sunday, Oct 29th. Both tryouts will be held at Newtown Elementary School at the following times.
The A1 team is open to players in 7th and 8th grade; the B1 team is open to players in 5th and 6th grade; the C1 team is open to players in 3rd and 4th grade.
We strongly encourage all boys to try out so that the A1, B1 and C1 teams can start preparing now for the upcoming 2018 season. Boys that do not make the A1, B1 or C1 team will be placed on their respective team after the January tryout.
Players will be evaluated based upon their Stick Skills, Speed & Agility, and Lacrosse IQ.
Some important items to understand before you decide if the A1, B1 or C1 team is the right fit for your son:
- If your son makes the team there will be no promise of equal playing time. This is a competitive division and the coaches will decide who they believe provides the team the best opportunity to win for the most favorable seeding in the divisional standings and a playoff berth.
- Being on the team is a significant time commitment. There will be two-three practices held per week. Games will take place Saturday or Sundays. Our game schedules are determined by our governing body (SEPYLA/PAGLA).
- During the spring season, CRLA lacrosse is expected to be your son or daughter’s priority sport. This means that if there is a conflict with another activity (including club lacrosse) it is expected that your son or daughter will attend the CRLA lacrosse event. Unfortunately, experience dictates that some level of flexibility will be required of players/parents because the weather early in the season often requires rescheduling of practices and games.
The tryout process is expected to be highly competitive. We expect that 16 to 18 players will be selected for the team depending on depth of talent and team needs.
If there is enough interest, we will assign the A2, B2 and/or C2 team now so that those players can begin practicing as a team over the winter as well.
If you have any questions you can contact Mark Brundage or Michael Donahue.
There are a few logistical differences between the boys and girls program, please mark them on your calendar.
The boys will run from 9:30am - 11:00am and the girls will run K - 4th from 11:00am - 12:30pm and 5th to 8th from 12:30pm - 2:00pm.
The boys will be lead by John Fitzpatrick, CR North head coach; and, Michael Murray, CR South head coach. Each coach will be responsible for three sessions. They will be assisted by their current and former players.
The girls will be lead by Jules Keeley, Tri-State Central Program Director and current Stockton State asst coach, as well as coaches and players from CR North and CR South.
If you have any questions on the girls program, please email Will McBride at
and on the boys side, Mark Brundage at
Girls grades K - 8th will participate in independent weekly sessions that focus on skill development and in-house scrimmage play specific to girls game. The program fee will not be pro-rated for partial attendance and no refunds will be issued for any reason.
The sessions will be lead by Jules Keeley, Tri-State Central Director and Stockton Univ Asst Girls's Coach, other Tri-State coaches, as well as players and coaches from CR North and CR South.
Time and Day: Every Saturday starting September 8th running through October 21st (Saturday, October 28th rain date). No session Saturday, September 23rd.
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