Welcome to 5th/6th Grade Girls Lacrosse!
What to Expect:
Girls in grades 5 and 6 continue to master the core fundamentals and foundations while learning more advanced skills that increase their "Lacrosse IQ". At this level, players will reinforce techincal skills while learning and practicing tactical application in a progressive system. Getting as many touches with the ball as possible is what we are trying to achieve. It is important to realize that even if your daughter has not played lacrosse before, this is still a great time to start.
USLacrosse Athlete Develoment Model:
WYB Girls Lacrosse follows the guidelines set forth under the USLacrosse Athete Development Model. This is a researched based framework to help coaches and parents provide what kids need developmetaly in order to grow as both athletes and people through their lacrosse experience and ideally participate in the sport for life. It is about focusing on the athlete first and providing the right lacrosse at the right time.
WYB Girls Lacrosse Goals:
1. All players have a positive experience playing lacrosse and will want to continue to play lacrosse at the next level
2. All players improve their lacrosse skills and become well-rounded lacrosse players
3. All players improve their "Lacrosse IQ" and develop a better overall understanding of the game
4. All coaches and assistants have a rewarding experience and will want to continue to volunteer in future seasons
WYB Lacrosse League Emphasis:
2. Skill Development
Registration Fee: $115.00
Equipment: Players must provide their own women’s regulation size lacrosse stick, approved goggles, cleats (no metal spikes), and a mouth guard.
Uniforms: Players will wear a reversible jersey for all games. Players will keep their jersey at the end of the season.
Team Rosters: Every attempt will be made to keep players from the same elementary school on the same team, but we will also make every attempt to make the teams as equal as possible in terms of player size and skill level. The number of teams in the will depend on enrollment.
Practices: Practices begin in mid-March and the season runs through the end of May. Practices days and times will be determined prior to the start of the season and usually include two weekday practices for 1.5 hours and one weekend game.
Games: Games will be played on Sunday afternoons or weekdays during the evenings at Worthington school fields. Schedules will be made available at the start of the season. Girls in grades 5 and 6 will play under the guidance of the Central Ohio Girls Youth Lacrosse Association and follow USLacrosse 12U rules.
If you have questions, please email Allyson McCarthy-Minister (Director) at WYBGirlsLax
5th / 6th Grade Lacrosse Academy
Due to the growing popularity of girls' lacrosse in Worthington and Central Ohio, we are offering an additional component to advance the skills of players that are ready to take the next step in their development. An Academy team will be formed using an evaluation system at the beginning of the spring season. An additional registration fee will be required if a player is selected to be on this team. More information on the 5th/6th Grade Lacrosse Academy will provided prior to tryouts.