Grade 5-8 Travel Program - Spring 2017
Registration opens November 16th and closes January 9th
after January 9th a late fee of $150
after January 22nd registration is CLOSED
The WLA seeks to align travel teams with the WHS lacrosse program curriculum, and practices and games will focus on increasing levels of individual skill work and development and more advanced team strategies.
The Travel Program is designed to provide players who want to fully commit to lacrosse in the spring season to further develop their skills and level of play by practicing more and playing a full slate of CONNY sanctioned games.
Teams for each grade will be selected based on 2 evaluations which will be held at Sono Fieldhouse on March 18 & 19. The number of teams and the composition/number of players per team will be subject to final registration, as well as skill level determined during the travel evaluation sessions.
"A" Travel teams will be comprised of girls who exhibit the requisite skill level to thrive and succeed at the "A" level. In a change from past practice, the number of girls per Travel team may not be based simply on splitting half the girls per grade across the respective travel teams. Girls whose individual skill levels require additional development will be selected for a "B" travel team. The sole reason for this is to insure girls are placed in an environment where they can succeed and thrive, and to minimize discouragement, trepidation and frustration that accompanies playing beyond one's individual skill level.
All Travel teams practice 3 times a week, with games scheduled on weekdays and weekends. Practice schedules: SEE YOUR SCHEDULE ON YOUR TEAM PAGES (UNDER THE TEAMS TAB ABOVE) FOR OFFICIAL PRACTICE AND GAME SCHEDULE.
5A: Monday 5:45-7:15pm; Tuesday 6:00-7:00pm; Thursday 5:45-7:15pm
5B: Monday 5:30-7:00pm, Wednesday 5:30-7:00pm, Thursday 5:30-7:00pm
6A: Monday 7:00-8:30pm; Wednesday 7:15-8:30pm; Friday 5:30-7:00pm
6B: Monday 5:30-7:00pm; Tuesday 7:00-8:30pm; Thursday 5:30-7:00pm
7A: Monday 7:00-8:30pm; Wednesday 7:00-8:30pm; Friday 3:30-5:00pm
7/8B: Monday 3:30-5:00pm; Thursday 7:00-8:30pm; Friday 3:30-5:00pm
8A: Monday 5:30-7:00pm; Tuesday 7:00-8:30pm; Thursday 7:00-8:30pm
The WLA expects that if you register for a travel team you are committing to make lacrosse your priority sport this spring, attending all practices and games in their entirety, including rescheduled practices and games. Please be sure you read and are willing to adhere to the WLA 2017 Girls Youth Commitment Policy.
The 2017 travel season will begin the week of March 20th (weather permitting) and run through the CONNY tournament in early/mid June.
There will be no formal programming scheduled during spring break week or Easter weekend.
Direct Link to Girls Spring 2017 Grade 5-8 Travel: http://assn.la/Reg/?r=1:204171
Equipment: Girls are required to provide their own stick, goggles, mouthpiece and cleats
Uniforms (important new process)
This year we are making a change to the girls uniform process. Girls registered for travel lacrosse will receive an online order link and will be required to purchase their own customized uniform (jersey and skirt) which they will buy and keep. Uniform style will be consistent across the travel program, and once purchased girls may use them for more than one season. Sizing charts will accompany the order link, and girls will also have the option try on sample uniforms at the Lax.com retail showroom in South Norwalk before placing their order. The online uniform order link is separate from registration, and will be sent separately towards the end of the registration calendar.