Council Rock Youth Lacrosse was established to instruct youth players in the basics of the game of lacrosse, to encourage youth to discover, learn and participate in the lacrosse experience.
 
 
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Council Rock Lacrosse Association is part of the Philadelphia Area Girls Lacrosse Association (PAGLA) East League and, as such, complies with all PAGLA (East) rules and regulations.  A full copy of rules and regulations may be found on the PAGLA website (http://www.pagla.org/). 

CRLA plays against other youth programs within Southeastern Pennsylvania, mainly in Bucks and Montgomery Counties.  In addition, CRLA has a Grades K-2 in-house program for the development of young lacrosse players.  The PAGLA (East) spring season typically begins in late March and ends the weekend before Memorial Day Weekend.

As some of you may have seen, US Lacrosse has moved from a grade based team segmentation to an age based team segmentation. I have attached the US Lacrosse age chart for reference.  As part of this change, you will need to provide age verification through the US Lacrosse website.  This is an easy process and can be completed by clicking on the following link:  http://www.uslacrosse.org/membership/age-verification

Additional information on the change can be found by following these two links:

http://www.uslacrosse.org/players/player-segmentation

http://www.uslacrosse.org/ rules/age-eligibility- guidelines

 

Girls Grades 7-8

At this age group, PAGLA (East) has two levels of competition: A (the top level) and B.  CRLA has fielded teams in each of these levels.

·         "A" teams have players with the highest skill level and are typically 8th graders, but could include highly skilled 7th graders.  CRLA will hold tryouts for the A team typically in October of the preceding year. 

·         "B" teams provide competitive play for players that are still developing their skills and/or new to the sport.  The B team is typically comprised of 7th graders, but may include some 8th graders relatively new to the sport.  CRLA will hold player evaluations for placement on these teams typically in early January. 

·         "A" League players may not have attained the age of 15, before December 31"' of the preceding year, and have been in a grade no higher than 8th in the season in which they are playing.

 

Girls Grades 5-6

At this age group, PAGLA (East) has two levels of competition: A and B.  CRLA has fielded teams in each of these levels.

·         "A" teams have players with the highest skill level and are typically 6th graders, but could include highly skilled 5th graders.  CRLA will hold tryouts for the A team typically in October of the preceding year. 

·         "B" teams provide competitive play for players that are still developing their skills and/or are new to the sport.  The B team is typically comprised of 5th graders, but may include some 6th graders relatively new to the sport.  CRLA will hold player evaluations for placement on these teams typically in early January. 

·         "B" League players must be below the age of 13 before December 31st of the current playing year, and have been in a grade no higher than the 6th grade in the season in which they are playing.

 

Girls Grades 3-4

PAGLA (East) has only one level of competition in recognition of instructional and developmental needs of players in this age group.  Game format is 7 v 7 on a modified field. Games are played round-robin style.  Goalie position is introduced.  CRLA will typically assemble this group of players in mid January.

 

Girls Grades K-2 – In-House Program

Girls in grades K-2 will participate in the in-house program on Saturday afternoons with the objective of introducing lacrosse to girls at the youngest ages.  The focus of this program is to provide an environment for girls to learn the game of lacrosse through drill and game formats.  Each team will consist of approximately 10 to 12 players and games will be played with 7 players on the field to maximize the amount of time and touches for each player.  All weekend games will be played at Newtown Elementary School (our Home Field) to promote a strong lacrosse community.  Practices will be held 1 to 2 times per week based on coach availability.  The possibility also exists for a few scrimmage games against our neighboring lacrosse organizations.