U17



 

U17 (YOUTH) PHILOSOPHY AND FORMAT

For Players Ages: Born in 2006 & 2007 for the 2021 season.

The U17 Division has been established to promote a fun and positive experience with the sport of lacrosse. Youth age athletes use the following format:

We play all players as equally as possible with the goal of teaching the sport and providing a fun experience for all involved.

All activities are structured using Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) principles. We emphasize fun, positive sportsmanship, and an active environment.

A skill assessment session will be held in April. A player draft will be conducted and parents contacted about team placement before the season begins.

Practices are coordinated by each team coach and occur one evening per week. Practices are focused on skill development.

The season runs through the months of May and June. We want to build a love and respect for the sport of lacrosse.

Game Format

U17 games are played using a “limited contact, within 9 feet of the ball” version of field lacrosse.

  1. The U17 age division plays the regulation 10’s game
  2. 10 Players  - two attack, two midfielders, two defensemen, and one goaltender are on the field at one time.
  3. Most athletes involved at this age level have specialized in a position (attack, midfield, defense, and a goaltender) and tend to stay in that area of play.
  4. Game is played on the full-sized Men’s lacrosse field, a 60 X 110-yard area.
  5. The object of the game is to score more goals than the opposing team through strategy, ball control, and team play.
  6. The offensive skills required to perform this task involve passing, catching, carrying the ball under control (cradling), and shooting. Defensive skills involve basic positioning, footwork and stick checking (poke checking).
Registration
Required Equipment

For this age division: Hockey equipment is acceptable for the requirements identified below:

  1. Lacrosse Stick
  2. Practice/Game Jersey - Provided by the SFLA and must be returned on the last game of the season. 
  3. Black SFLA shorts- can be purchased when registering. 
  4. Helmet with a face mask
  5. Mouthguard (mandatory)
  6. Shoulder pads
  7. Elbow pads
  8. Protective Gloves
  9. Can or Jill Cup
  10. Cleats - Rubber cleats only
  11. Shorts and socks
Notes:
  1. Jerseys for the player skill evaluation day are the player’s responsibility.
  2. All goaltender equipment is provided by the league. However, players are encouraged to bring their own shin pads and hockey pants to play goaltender as we have a limited size selection.
Parent Responsibilities
Please see parent responsibilities for the 15U Division listed below:
  1. Review the "Role of parents" section of this website.
  2. Cheer and provide positive support.
  3. Volunteer to:
    • Be a team manager/bench coordinator
    • Time and score keep during games.

Upcoming Events


Mar. 04, 2024

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Regular season starts weather permitting May 1st of each year

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Mar. 11, 2024

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Mar. 18, 2024

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