Scituate Youth Lacrosse is dedicated to promoting the sport of lacrosse for boys and girls in Scituate. We aspire to be an organization providing a high quality experience for every child by striving to build a culture with the highest personal integrity

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Boys 1st and 2nd grade development program

The 1st & 2nd grade boys program is designed with the goal of teaching the fundamental skills of the sport while striving to maximize player enthusiasm and fun. Practice will be once per week (1 hour) with  "Small Ball" games on Sundays. The benefit of the small sided games is that it will maximize the number of times each player touches the ball, thereby improving development and encouraging participation for players of all skill levels.   

3rd and 4th Grade Boys Lacrosse: 

The 3rd and 4th grade boys program is designed with the goal of continuing development of fundamentals, while adding in some of the basic concepts of team offense and defense. This group will play against local towns who are also in the Town Pride League (TPL).  Practices will be held 2 times a week (1hr).  Games will be Jamboree format, 2 or 3, 20 minute games on Sundays.  All games will be small ball (6v6). 


5th - 8th Grade Boys Lacrosse:

The 5th-8th grade boys program wil be a grade based program competing in the Town Pride League (TPL). This league includes towns on both the north shore and south shore of MA. Practices will be held 2 times a week.   Games will be full field 10v10 and 1 hour long.  When possible we will field 2 teams per grade. One team at the “A” level and one team at the “B” level.  Throughout the progression at this level, practices will focus more on team concepts. PLayers are expected to work on their personal stick skills (scooping, passing with both hands, etc...) outside of practice time

  • In 5th and 6th grades, all field players will use a “Short Stick” – No “Long Poles”. 7th & 8th grade defenders will use long  poles.
  • At each grade level we may also select a small group of players who we will use to fill absences at both levels.  
  • To maintain player safety, we will not substitute players that we feel are not ready for competition at a higher level.

Evaluations for the A/B will be conducted by multiple evaluators who will look for the following:

  • Athletic ability - Speed, agility, footwork
  • Stick skills – Cradling, dodging, passing, shooting, scooping
  • Field presence/understanding of the game – Offensive and defensive technique, off-ball movement
  • Coachability – Correcting technique based on feedback, effort, attention