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Girls’ Lacrosse

CHYSC Girls’ Lacrosse registration information SPRING 2020

The Chestnut Hill Youth Sports Club is pleased to announce our 13th season of girls’ lacrosse for the spring of 2020. We will be fielding the following teams: 1st/2nd grade combined, 3rd/4th grade combined, 5th/6th grade combined, and 7th/8th grade combined. All teams are based on school grade levels, not birth dates. No experience is necessary for groups 1-6.

Note that if your daughter played for Chestnut Hill in 2019 at 5th grade or above, she cannot move to another local club in our PAGLA (East) League. Under extraordinary circumstances, players can change clubs with the written approval of both the current and future club directors/commissioners.

We welcome and expect parent volunteers to help coach and manage each age group. Please register as a coach on our SI Play registration page if you’d like to become involved in helping us with this exciting and fast-growing sport.

Registration will begin the week of December 9, and will close on January 31st for all teams except for the 1st/2nd grade, which will remain open through the first week of April. To register, go to www.chysc.org and follow the link for girls’ lacrosse.

1st/2nd grade level will be instructional only, and will meet once a week, for 8 weeks, on Sunday afternoons in April and May. (1st graders must be at least 6 years old on or before August 31, 2020 – no exceptions). There will be two playdays (informal tournaments) with other local lacrosse clubs. Chestnut Hill will host one playday.   Instruction will focus on cradling, catching, throwing, ground balls, and a basic understanding of how the game is played.

3rd/4th grade level will be primarily an instructional league. There will be weekly practices at Carson Valley which will begin in late March, and run through the first weekend in June. The season will include several round-robin games on Saturday afternoons with other local PAGLA (Philadelphia Area Girls’ Lacrosse Association) clubs, home and away, and will include one (possibly two) playday (informal tournament) which will be the first weekend in June. Coaches will be adult Club volunteers. Instruction will focus on lacrosse fundamentals, age appropriate conditioning, and development of team play.

5th/6th grade teams and 7th/8th grade teams will play 8-10 games in the PAGLA East league, comprising clubs in eastern Montgomery and lower Bucks counties, and will participate in one playday.   Indoor winter sessions will take place starting in February.   We will have tryouts in March for A and B teams at 5th/6th and 7th/8th grade, with placement based upon ability. We will field A and/or B teams at each level, depending upon our numbers and the girls’ ability. It is our intent to offer lacrosse to all girls who sign up; however, we may not be able to form a team or offer instruction at a given age group or level if we have insufficient numbers (minimum 16 girls/team). According to PAGLA league rules, 6th graders are not allowed to play on a 7th/8th grade team unless the older age group does not have enough grade-appropriate players. The season runs from mid-March to early June. Practice times will be twice a week during weekday evenings, and once during weekends when there are no games. Practices will be at our Carson Valley fields in Flourtown and at local school fields. Games are once a week on Saturday mornings, with an occasional weeknight or Sunday afternoon game. Coaches will be adult Club volunteers.

Fees are as follows:
1st/2nd grade $ 70
3rd/4th grade $130
5th/6th grade $170
7th/8th grade $170

* There will be an additional cost for new uniforms for Grades 3 and above

NOTE: Girls at the 3rd through 8th grade levels will be required to join US Lacrosse as a junior member at a cost of $30/member in order to play in the playday(s) and tournaments. This fee is not included in the fees above, and shall be assessed at a later date as teams enter PAGLA or PLA tournaments. Supplemental fees may be assessed should teams decide to participate in additional playdays/tournaments.

Girls will be expected to provide their own sticks, eyewear, and mouthguard. Note that girls’ sticks are different from boys’ sticks. All equipment is mandatory at all practices and games. The Club will provide goalie equipment, goals and practice balls. Looking forward to seeing you all in the spring!

The Commissioners