Category Archives: Middle School Girls

High School Girls Lacrosse: US Lacrosse Announces 2014 Youth Rules Changes Featuring Strict Enforcement Of Illegal Body Contact, Repetitive Fouls And Four Minute Red Card Penalty


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US Lacrosse today announced the final rule revisions for the 2014 girls’ high school and youth lacrosse rules. Both sets of rules are endorsed by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) and written by the US Lacrosse Women’s Game Rules Subcommittee and approved by its Women’s Game Committee. The youth rules are a product of modifications to the high school rules.

The points of emphasis for the 2013-2014 season are strict enforcement of rules governing illegal: body contact, obstruction of free space to goal, repetitive fouls, and stick contact and cross checking. 

Major rule changes for the 2013-2014 season at all levels of play include:

  • decreasing the number of players from each team on the draw circle from five to three;
  • increasing penalty time for a red card from two minutes to four; 
  • disallowing additional facial protection to be worn other than ASTM International-approved goggles and mouth guard. ASTM International Women’s Lacrosse approved goggles have been the standard since the rule was created in 2004.

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For more:  http://www.laxmagazine.com/high_school/girls/2012-13/news/10913_girls_hs_and_youth_rule_changes_announced

Lacrosse Injuries: “Dr. James Andrews Targets Youth Sports Injuries” Article Discusses “Overuse Prevention” And Importance Of Avoiding “Sport Specialization” Until Senior Year In High School


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Inner City Lacrosse: “Brooklyn Lacrosse” Is A Two-Year Old Non-Profit Group Utilizing Top Former College, Professional Players To Coach Over 450 Girls And Boys, Ages 5 To 15, In New York City Area


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Our Mission is to bring the sport of Lacrosse to the youth of Brooklyn, emphasizing Fundamentals, Teamwork, Respect and Brooklyn. The essence of our organization is the belief that Lacrosse should be made accessible to all children, despite the various barriers of entry that exist in urban areas; such as cost, perception, and logistics.
Through community initiatives and outreach we strive to open up endless opportunities for the youth in Brooklyn through the sport of Lacrosse
We are the only Lacrosse Organization in Brooklyn whose coaches were National Champions (Div 1 and 2), Hall of Famers and Professional League Players.
Our program is open to boys and girls from Pre-K through 8th grade.
http://www.brooklynlacrosse.org/

“…(Brooklyn Lacrosse) began with a free summer clinic in Prospect Park in 2012…Joe Nocella, 43, a former architect and lacrosse player at City College who now runs a bike shop in Gowanus, Brooklyn, started with 30 boys and predicts that 450 girls and boys will play this spring, the traditional lacrosse season. The practice sessions at Brooklyn Lacrosse, for ages 5 to 15, cost $99 for the season; they started on Sept. 8 and are to run through November. In the spring, teams will play tournaments…”

By LIZ ROBBINS

By LIZ ROBBINS

But across New York City, the image of lacrosse is shifting. Nonprofit groups have been attracting a racially and economically diverse population to play a sport, created by Native Americans, that has long been associated with elite prep schools and colleges.

Fall is the sport’s traditional off-season, but last Sunday, Joshua and Jordyn, 6, joined 300 other children on a turf field at Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 5, for practice with Brooklyn Lacrosse.

US Lacrosse First Stick GrantThe club is a two-year-old nonprofit group offering instruction at a reduced cost. It broke off from the Brooklyn Crescents, the borough’s longest running club, which has been playing since 2006 at Poly Prep Country Day School, in Bay Ridge. The Crescents, still thriving, enrolled 250 players this fall.

Mat Levine, 61, known as lacrosse’s godfather in New York City, started his club, Doc’s NYC Lacrosse, in 1996, when his children were playing. Since then he has expanded the club from Manhattan to the Bronx and Queens. Mr. Levine, who grew up on Long Island and played lacrosse at Williams College, also founded a nonprofit group, CityLax, eight years ago to introduce the sport to high schools in underserved neighborhoods.

Participation in lacrosse in city high schools has nearly doubled since 2009, mostly because of girls’ teams, said Eric Goldstein, the chief executive of school support services for the Education Department (who played in the city’s first public program, at Jamaica High School in 1985). In the last school year, 1,169 public school students played varsity or junior varsity lacrosse, up from 679 in 2009. In the same period, girls’ varsity programs grew to 21, from 10; only girls’ wrestling is growing faster.

For more:  http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/29/nyregion/adding-diversity-to-lacrosse-in-new-york-city.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

US Lacrosse Announces “2013 Physical Education And Soft Stick Lacrosse Equipment Grants” To 49 Western Middle Schools And High Schools


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US Lacrosse today announced that 136 schools and civic organizations across 38 states have been selected as 2013 Physical Education and Soft Stick Lacrosse Equipment Grant recipients. Each organization will receive modified “soft” lacrosse sticks and balls, as well as instructional guides and DVDs to help support the introduction of the sport in their curriculums.

In addition, US Lacrosse has awarded eight workshop grants to school districts and community-based organizations in which US Lacrosse trainers provide in-service training. Each of these workshops could have up to 30 schools and organizations in attendance, each of which also receives a full set of soft stick equipment. Workshops were awarded to school districts and organizations in Colorado, Illinois, Maine, Arkansas, Nebraska, Florida, Texas and Oklahoma.

In addition, US Lacrosse has awarded eight workshop grants to school districts and community-based organizations in which US Lacrosse trainers provide in-service training. Each of these workshops could have up to 30 schools and organizations in attendance, each of which also receives a full set of soft stick equipment. Workshops were awarded to school districts and organizations in Colorado, Illinois, Maine, Arkansas, Nebraska, Florida, Texas and Oklahoma.

Central Middle School of Science – Anchorage, Alaska

Ardis Ann Middle School – Bentonville, Ariz.
Rite of Passage-Canyon State Academy – Queen Creek, Ariz.

Grant School – Redding, Calif.
University Preparatory School – Redding, Calif.
College Park High School – Pleasant Hill, Calif.
Sycamore Ridge School – San Diego, Calif.
Stellar K-12 Charter School – Redding, Calif.
Boulder Creek School – Redding, Calif.
Ventura Family YMCA – Ventura, Calif.
Toyon Middle School – Valley Springs, Calif.
Montecito Family YMCA – Santa Barbara, Calif.
Walnut Canyon Elementary School – Moorpark, Calif.
James R. Cowan Fundamental School – Sacramento, Calif.
Lompoc Family YMCA – Lompoc, Calif.
Mountain View Middle School – Redding, Calif.
Redding Recreation – Redding, Calif.
Summit Intermediate School – Etiwanda, Calif.
Calahan Elementary School – North Hollywood, Calif.
Santa Barbara Family YMCA – Santa Barbara, Calif.

Lotus 88/Lightning Stick Society – Westminster, Colo.
Loveland Lacrosse Club – Loveland, Colo.

Emmett School District – Emmett, Idaho

Berwyn Park District – Berwyn Bombers Lacrosse – Berwyn, Ill.
Union Ridge School District 86 – Harwood Heights, Ill.
Holy Trinity Catholic School – Fairview Heights, Ill.
Burr Ridge Middle School – Westmont, Ill.

YMCA of Greater Indianapolis – Fishers, Ind.
Indiana Chapter – Zionsville, Ind.

Prince of Peace Catholic School – Olathe, Kan.
Morris County Schools – Council Grove, Kan.

Mathews-Dickey Boys & Girls Club – St. Louis, Mo.
De La Salle Middle School – St. Louis, Mo.
Siegrist Elementary – Platte City, Mo.

YMCA of Lincoln NE – Lincoln, Neb.
Norris Middle School – Firth, Neb.
Westside Middle School – Omaha, Neb.

Pecos Valley Athletics Assoc. – Roswell, N.M.

Corvallis Lacrosse – Corvallis, Ore.
Wilson Youth Girls Lacrosse, Inc. – Portland, Ore.

Hill Country Lacrosse – Boerne, Texas
Regents School of Austin – Austin, Texas
Uplift Williams Preparatory – Dallas, Texas
Faith West Academy – Katy, Texas
Wellington Elementary School – Flower Mound, Texas
Mountainview Elementary School – Waco, Texas
Tennyson Middle School – Waco, Texas
Frisco Lacrosse Association – Frisco, Texas

Queen Anne Quick Styx – Seattle, Wash.

http://www.uslacrosse.org/TopNav/NewsandMedia/PressReleases/SoftStickLacrosseGrantsAwarded.aspx

Inner City Lacrosse: “Harlem Lacrosse & Leadership” Launches Girls Program; Over $5.2 Million In Academic Scholarships For Boys Program Student-Athletes In Last 3 Years (Video)


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Support HLL’s girls program at Truth through our Indiegogo Campaign! Beginning September 16th, our latest crowdfunding venture will feature fun perks and regular updates on the progress of the girls in their first season — email info@harlemlacrosse.org to get involved!

Club Lacrosse: “3d Lacrosse” Continues Growth In California With Hiring Of Tom DeMaio As Director And Mike Hutnick As Manager In Orange County


3d Lacrosse3d Lacrosse continues to make waves in California.  After their entrance into San Diego and Northern California, they are bringing their unique training to Orange County with the hiring of Tom DeMaio as Orange County Director of Lacrosse & Mike Hutnick as Orange County Area Manager.

3d Lacrosse will establish Orange County club teams as well as implement training programs and clinics for the players who are looking for a unique brand of training.  3D is committed to delivering a superior club team experience for players and families with its combination of exceptional coaches who are carefully trained in the “Box / Field Hybrid™ Development System”.  Superior training followed by consistent instruction and thoughtfully planned tournament competition make the 3d Lacrosse unique and unlike anything most players have ever experienced.

Coach DeMaio has over 20 years coaching experience as a head coach at both the Collegiate and High School levels in Massachusetts. In addition to the hiring of DeMaio, 3D has also hired San Clemente Head Coach Mike Hutnick to assist DeMaio in developing players locally. Coach Hutnick in his first year with the Tritons led the San Clemente program to a 14-6 record this spring.

3D CEO Jamie Munro could not be more excited to have operations in Orange County.  “Bringing Tom DeMaio on board in the OC is a coup for 3d Lacrosse.  We pride ourselves on our position in the industry training coaches and players.  We need coaches like Tom DeMaio who has real coaching experience, tremendous passion for working with kids and a national network of contacts.  In addition, Mike Hutnick brings coaching experience, commitment to our core values, and a true entrepreneurial spirit.  Tom and Mike are tremendous additions to 3d.”

“2013 US Lacrosse Soft Lacrosse Equipment Grant Program” Designed To Initiate And Enhance Participation At Schools, Community Organizations; September 1 Deadline To Submit Applications


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Soft Lacrosse Equipment Grant Program  The 2013 US Lacrosse Soft Lacrosse Equipment Grant provides soft lacrosse equipment. The in-service workshop training explained above is not included in this option. This grant is designed to initiate and enhance participation in the sport by providing soft lacrosse equipment to schools and community-based organizations. A set of soft lacrosse equipment includes: 30 soft lacrosse sticks, 30 soft lacrosse balls, one (1) copy of the US Lacrosse PE Curriculum Guide and Reproducible packet.

Soft Lacrosse Equipment Grant Program
The 2013 US Lacrosse Soft Lacrosse Equipment Grant provides soft lacrosse equipment. The in-service workshop training explained above is not included in this option. This grant is designed to initiate and enhance participation in the sport by providing soft lacrosse equipment to schools and community-based organizations. A set of soft lacrosse equipment includes: 30 soft lacrosse sticks, 30 soft lacrosse balls, one (1) copy of the US Lacrosse PE Curriculum Guide and Reproducible packet.

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