Our Select Program participates in The Founders Lacrosse League (FLL) in the Select League, North Division.
We have two Select teams, for U13 (Grades 5 & 6) and U15 (Grades 7 & 8). The goal of our Select teams is to give players with a current higher skill level and commitment the chance to further improve their game. The Select program builds on what the girls learn in town practice, and instruction goes deeper into various areas of the game. Select games are played on Friday nights in the Spring. There are typically 6 Select games in a season.
Selection for the U13 and U15 Select Lax teams are based on: performance at the tryout (40%), their town coaches' evaluations (40%), their attendance record at practices and games (10%) and their overall team ranking (10%). We also consider such factors as attitude, teamwork, effort and sportsmanship in our final decision-making process. Tryouts are evaluated by experienced Marblehead Girls Youth Lacrosse coaches. Any coach who has a child trying out for one of the teams will not be eligible to evaluate his or her own child.
SELECT TRYOUT REGISTRATION
All interested players MUST register to participate in a tryout in advance. Registration will open on May 1st, and will close at midnight on May 26th.
We strongly recommend that you attend both tryout dates, if possible.
SELECT TRYOUT DATES
Select tryouts for the 2020 season will be held on May 30, 2019 and June 5, 2019, at the Middle Village School Field.
All current 4th and 5th graders are eligible to try out for the Spring 2020 U13 lax team, from 4:15 - 6:00 on those two dates.
All current 6th and 7th graders are eligible to try out for the Spring 2020 U15 lax team, from 6:00 - 7:45 on those two dates.
Attendance is strongly recommended at both tryout dates, but not required. To be fair to all players, we are unable to consider players who do not attend at least one of our tryout sessions.
We will send several reminder emails before tryouts, and add information to our Facebook page.
SELECT TEAM NOTIFICATION
Players will be notified by July 1, 2019, and must register by July 11, 2019 at midnight in order to secure their spot. We will assign four alternates, and they will also be notified by July 1st. Alternates will be expected to attend all Select practices, and be available for Friday night games, as needed.
If you are offered a spot on the Select team, we ask that you fully understand the time commitment before accepting. If you are on a Select team, you must also play on a town team, and we expect that you will attend ALL practices (2 Town practices per week and 1 Select practice per week), in addition to the games for both of those teams. We understand that players have other commitments, but please strongly consider this offer and understand that it is a privilege to be offered a spot on this team. As this is a Select team, we are fielding the most competitive team possible; therefore, not all players will get equal playing time.
EVERY PLAYER WHO WISHES TO TRYOUT MUST BE REGISTERED BY MIDNIGHT ON MAY 26, 2019 IN ORDER TO ATTEND A TRYOUT.