Select Team FAQs
Q: What are girls lacrosse select teams, and who is eligible?
A: Marblehead Girls Lacrosse fields two Select teams each spring – one for U13 (grades 5 & 6) and one for U15 (grades 7 & 8). The teams provide a more rigorous and challenging lacrosse experience, with a full game schedule. Players are more experienced in the game, and ready for a higher level of competition and commitment. Select teams are generally an excellent experience for those players who are ready and committed, and love the sport. All Marblehead residents in grades 5-8 who are playing Marblehead Girls Lacrosse are eligible to try out for the spring 2018 teams.
Q: How are the teams chosen?
A: Players are chosen based on their town coaches’ evaluations and performance in try outs. Try outs are evaluated by experienced coaches. There will be two try out dates, usually mid to late June. Players must participate in one try out date, and can participate in two if they wish. Skills, athleticism, attitude, field sense, and sportsmanship are factored into selections.
Q: What is the time commitment to play select lacrosse?
A: If your daughter is offered a position on a select team, please make sure your family discusses what accepting the position means in terms of prioritizing. It is simply fair to those players that did not make the team.
Select teams have 1-2 practices per week in the season and pre-season (March – early June). Select teams play a full game schedule of 6-8 games both home and away. Select games are usually on Friday nights in April and May. It is expected that Marblehead select and town teams will be a priority for the player. This commitment is in addition to playing for a town team and attending town team practices, and any additional club lacrosse, other sports, or other commitments they take on.
Q: If my daughter makes a select team, can she opt out of playing for a town team?
A: No. Without our strong Marblehead town program, there would be no Select program. Select players must attend town practices and games in addition to the select team commitment. Any select player that is regularly missing town practices or games will forfeit her position on the select team.
Q: My daughter plays for other teams such as club teams, or school teams. Can she still play select?
A: Yes, provided she is also meeting the required Marblehead attendance for both town and select teams. The time required to play on multiple teams should be taken very seriously before committing to a Marblehead select team, out of courtesy to fellow players who would like to play select.
Q: What if my daughter cannot attend try outs because of illness, injury or family vacation?
A: Email the coordinator directly: firstname.lastname@example.org
Q: When will players be notified if they made a Select team?
A: Notifications will be via email by September 15th.