Grade 7 and Grade 8
Girls in these grade levels will be placed on evenly balanced teams based on their abilities. New players will be introduced to the sport of lacrosse while returning players will continue to strengthen the basic skills of cradling, groundball pickups, throwing and catching.
At this level emphasis is still placed on fundamental skill development as players gain a more advanced understanding of the game. Offensive and defensive tactics are enhanced as well as a field awareness and situational opportunities. Proper player conduct is stressed as games become competitive, controlled checking is continued and our athletes gain advanced techniques.
Practice for the 7/8 teams will be held two nights a week for 2 hours with games on Saturday mornings or afternoons and possibly Sundays. Games are played in a 12 v 12 format with goalies.
Any female who is currently enrolled in 7th and 8th grade and who resides in the Coatesville Area School District, attends Collegium or Avon Grove Charter, Pope John Paul, Octorara or does not have access to a community lacrosse league may join CYL.
The 2017 Spring Season begins in March and continues through to the end of May.
Practice and Game Schedule
Practices will be held twice a week, beginning in March. Practices are 2 hours in length.
Lacrosse stick, lacrosse eye goggles, mouth guard, cleats and/or sneakers. Players will be issued a uniform shirt. Parents must supply black shorts or a black kilt to be worn on gamedays. A white shirt and/or long sleeved shirt and black leggings are required and must be worn underneath uniforms in cold temperatures. A lacrosse stick bag and gloves are helpful, but not mandatory.