Due to the extended winter weather we’re forced to move the first few days of Portsmouth Youth Lacrosse indoors. Grades 5/6 and 7/8 player evaluations will take place at TEAMWORKSin Somerset, MA at 732 Lee’s River Ave. At each grade level, PYL with enter two teams into the RI Youth Lacrosse League. One team will play in the Division 1 league and the other in Division 2. Both teams will practice 2X per week and play a competitive state-wide travel schedule. Division 1 is the more competitive of the two leagues. These evaluation days will help us determine team assignments.
Evaluation dates and times are as follows:
5/6s: Saturday, March 28 th 2:00 pm-3:30 pm & Thursday, April 2nd 5:30 pm-7:30 pm
7/8s: Wednesday, April 1st 5:30 pm-7:00 pm & Friday, April 3rd5:30-7:00 pm
Please have your players there 20 minutes ahead of time so that they may check in, receive their number for the day, and be ready to take the field promptly at the session start time.
DIVISION 2 (last year referred to as 'Recreational'): For these teams we offer our traditional recreational team format. Everyone who comes out is guaranteed a spot on the team. We do our best to give each player equal playing time. The recreational format is a great environment to learn the game of lacrosse if you are new to the game. It is also a high tempo atmosphere for experienced players too. Each year our recreational teams do well within our state-wide league. Your coach will contact you prior to the start of the season in the beginning of April for pre-game practices.
DIVISION 1 (last year referred to as 'Competitive'): Portsmouth Lacrosse is offering a high level of competitive play for boys Grade5/6 and 7/8. Along with the rewarding level of play is an expected higher level of commitment as stated in the policy below. The program will provide the opportunity and venue for those individuals having the experience, skills and desire to play lacrosse at a higher level. Teams will be selected through tryouts with rosters announced as soon as available.
Competitive Commitment Policy:
When a player accepts a position on a competitive level team, he will be making a commitment to the coaches and every other player on that team. The team will be learning and practicing advanced methods of play that will only be meaningful if the entire team is involved in learning these methods.
Each player selected for a team will be expected to commit to the practice and game schedule throughout the Spring season. Portsmouth Lacrosse reserves the right to excuse a player from the team if the commitment requirement is not being met.
If a player demonstrates an inability or unwillingness to live up to the level of commitment required by the team, Portsmouth Lacrosse reserves the right to excuse a player from the team or recommend the player move to a non-competitive (recreational) team within the Portsmouth Youth Lacrosse Association.
Playing time is determined by coaches and is NON-NEGOTIATABLE nor guaranteed. There are NO minimum minutes required in this league. We play to win and honor the game.