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GIRLS TEAM SPECIFICS

Contact-  Jen Schultz, VP-Girls- jenschultz3@yahoo.com

The Simsbury Youth Lacrosse program focuses on skill development while having fun with age-appropriate levels of competition.  Girls are divided into 4 divisions- U8, U10, U12, & U14.  Girls are encouraged to join the program at any age.  We welcome beginners though the U14 level.

The season typically runs from late March (weather dependent) through mid-June each year.
Each team will participate in two jamboree/tournaments throughout the year.  The U10, U12, & U14 teams will participate in the Simsbury Stickfest.
Simsbury Youth Lacrosse encourages children to play multiple sports.  We understand that children have many interests and feel that they should have the opportunity to play other sports.  If possible, our coaches will work with coaches of other sports to avoid conflicts.  Please realize that this is not always possible.  As described below, with respect to our most competitive teams in the U12 & U14 divisions, Simsbury Youth Lacrosse does ask for a serious commitment.

U14

The U14 division does have tryouts for the Select team.  All teams are travel & will play competitive schedules. 

The Division will include one Select team that will compete in the Connecticut Valley Girls Youth Lacrosse League .  This team will generally travel  within Connecticut & Western Massachusetts & may travel more than the other teams.  We ask that participants on this team to commit to lacrosse as their primary spring sport.  This does not mean that a participant cannot play another team sport.

The division will also have multiple B teams.  These teams will be balanced equally.  These teams will play in Connecticut Valley Girls Youth Lacrosse League.

Tryouts for the U14 Select  team is mandatory.  Information about tryouts are posted on the SYL website under tryouts.

U12

The U12 division does have evaluations.  All teams are travel teams and will play competitive schedules.

The division will typically include two equal teams that will compete in the Connecticut Valley Girls Youth Lacrosse League.  These teams will generally travel within Connecticut & Western Massachusetts.

The U12 division will have a Select Team that is formed later in the season & will participate in additional tournaments at the end of the year.  There is an additional cost for the Select Team for tournament fees.

U10 

The U10 division does not have tryouts & is mostly instructional.  All teams are travel teams &  will compete in the Connecticut Valley Girls Youth Lacrosse League.  The division typically has either two or three teams, that are divided equally.

U8

The U8 division does not have tryouts & is instructional.  The U8 division will focus on basic skills & progress toward smaller field scrimmages.  Practices will be held two times per week & games will typically be held on weekends with the possibility of a mid-week game as well.  Depending on size, the U8 division may be divided into two or three equal teams for games but will practice together.