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MYL Girls Program- Spring 2020

 

Information is provided below on the McLean Youth girls lacrosse program, team placement, & registration for the Spring 2020 season.

 

Please contact:

For questions about the Girls Spring Program: Jay Williamson  jay_williamson@hotmail.com 

Age-Group Coordinators:

 

MYL GIRLS AGE GROUP COORDINATORS

1/2 Grade Girls: El Gollob, 

3/4 Grade Girls: Brett Loper, bsloper73@gmail.com 

5/6 Grade Girls: Chris Kuzmuk, Jill Ambrose, ckuzmuk@gmail.com, jillambrose1@aim.com  

7/8 Grade Girls:  Need Someone??

 

See "A" Team & "B" Team Commitment & Club Team Conflicts info at bottom.

 

The MYL Girls Lacrosse Program Overview

 

McLean Youth Lacrosse serves all girls living within the McLean High & Langley High School Districts ages 5-14, mainly zipcodes in 22101, 22102, 22043, 22046, & 22066. You must in Northern Virginia in order to play in the Spring League (NVYLL).

 

Please go to this website: http://boundary.fcps.edu/boundary/

to find out which public High School District you live in. You must enter your public high school where you reside when you register online for the Spring 2020 Season. You don't necessarily have to plan to go to McLean HS or Langley HS, but if you live within these two public high school boundaries then you can play with McLean Youth Lacrosse.

 

In the 2020 Spring Season, we will participate in the Northern Virginia Youth Lacrosse League (NVYLL). We will also send 5/6B & 7/8B grade girls teams to play in the Metro League with Bethesda Lacrosse Club, more details soon.

 

Grade Division Classifications

In 2020, the girls will continue to play in grade based divisions as follows:

Grades 1/2

Grades 3/4

Grades 5/6

Grades 7/8

 

The girls divisions are divided into conferences based upon the skill level of the players. The conferences are A for advanced players, upper B for intermediate players and lower B for novice players.

 

Girls 6U (U7) Program

MYL will once again run the popular 6U (U7) girls program this spring for girls aged 5-6. This is a fun developmental clinic geared to the younger, beginner player that meets for 90 minutes on Saturday mornings or afternoons in March, April and May. The 6U’s do NOT travel and do NOT play in Sunday games like the Grade 1/2 division players.

 

The 6U program fee is $150 (if you don't need equipment) or $229 (if you need goggles and a stick) and it starts up on Saturday, March 28, 2020, at McLean HS Stadium Turf or Bermuda Grass between 10am to 4pm, exact times TBD.

GIRLS 6U (U7) players must provide full set of equipment; goggles, girls stick, mouthguard, and cleats (Lacrosse cleats preferred).

Please contact one of the commissioners if you would like some guidance in placing your child in either the 6U (U7) program or the Grade 1/2 division.

 

Team Placement
MYL is dedicated to fostering the growth of every player and their enjoyment of the sport by providing an environment with teammates and opponents of nearly equal skills.  Therefore, all registered players are strongly encouraged to attend at least one player evaluation session in December for the A Team. We will publish the tryout evaluation schedule on the front page of mylax.net. "A" Team Tryouts and "B" Team Evaluations will take place in December, see schedules posted on left tabs.

See "A" Team & "B" Team Commitment & Club Team Conflicts info at bottom.

Team placement will be based upon (in no particular order):

 

               {C}{C}Age group

               {C}{C}Athletic skills

               {C}{C}Lacrosse knowledge/experience

               {C}{C}Stick work

               {C}{C}Level of commitment

               {C}{C}Maturity of character

 

See "A" Team & "B" Team Commitment & Club Team Conflicts info at bottom.

 

Fees

 

The fee for girls (excluding the U7 program) is $240 per player.

 

Additional fees may be incurred for team training and tournaments, but participation will be at the option of the player.

 

Given the continuing growth of our program we are encouraging all families to register as early as possible to make sure we have the coaches, uniforms and field space needed to run our program.  

 

Practices

 

Practices for all teams will begin in early February/March, except for the 5/6AAA and 7/8AAA teams, that will begin practices in February.

 

Team practices are held 2 days per week for all teams during the spring season.  There will be one weeknight practice and one Saturday practice for all teams.  The weeknight practice schedule is based on coaches' availability and field space.  The schedules should be available by mid to late February.

 

There will be no practices on Easter or Memorial Day weekends.

 

Game Schedule

 

Girls' games are mostly held on Sundays.  No games or practices will be played on Easter or Memorial Day weekends.  The following table contains the NYVLL Spring 2019 game dates.

 

Game 1                                                       March 22

Game 2                                                       March 29

Game 3                                                       April 5

Game 4                                                       April 19

Game 5                                                       April 26

Game 6                                                                    May 3

Game 7                                                       May 10

Game 8                                                       May 17

No Game                                                     May 24

PLAYOFFS                                                       May 31-June 7

 

*The 1/2  grade division teams will end their season with a fun lacrosse festival in June.

Please contact: 
 Jay Williamson at: 
jay_williamson@hotmail.com with any questions.

 

“A” Team Commitment -
Players who want to be considered for an MYL “A" level team are required to attend at least one tryout in December.  

MYL “A” Teams are for the more serious, experienced player, that wants to compete at a high level against similar competition.  Historically, MYL “A” Teams have competed for the league championship at every level and we expect our MYL “A” teams to do so again this spring.  While continued development of players is a top priority, we also expect to compete with the best teams.

Our team success will be in large part directly related to how much we can play together as a team.  It is important that your daughters make lacrosse a priority and attend as many practices before the season, and then throughout, as possible.  We encourage and support them playing other sports and activities, but we do expect a high level of commitment to this team.  If lacrosse is going to always be secondary to soccer or another activity, that's absolutely fine, but the top “B” team may be a better fit (it's less of a commitment).  We also expect the girls to show up to practice and games ready to play, listen, and try their hardest!  Fun will be a top priority and we will have plenty of it, but at the “A” team division, we are stepping up our lacrosse to another level and want the girls prepared to work hard accordingly.

Team practices for MYL “A” Teams will begin sometime in February, with a more permanent schedule beginning in March.  MYL “A” teams will likely practice 1-2 times per week, with a game on the weekends.  The weeknight practice schedule is based on coaches' availability and field space.  
 
“B” Team Commitment -
Any MYL player that is not placed on an MYL “A” team will be placed on an MYL “B” team.  Depending on number of girls registered, we may have multiple MYL “B” teams in which case they will be divided based on skill and ability (i.e. Upper B, Lower B, etc) and they will play in divisions with teams of comparable levels.  Please note, we can ONLY provide teams if we have coaches!  While we want MYL as many girls to participate as possible, in order to make that happen, we need to parents to volunteer to coach.  If we do not have parents volunteer, it may result in larger rosters which means less playing time and less development.  This is not ideal.  We are taking steps to help assist those "novice" coaches in learning and growing the game, so you won't be on your own!  If interested, please let us know, so we can ensure we have enough coaches for the number of teams needed!

MYL “B” are typically highly competitive teams based on the growth of MYL and the depth of our player pool.  MYL “B” teams are regularly some of the top in the league and we expect nothing less this season.  MYL “B” teams are a great opportunity for far greater playing time and touches throughout the season, which will give all of the girls a better opportunity to grow and mature their games and put them in the best position to take the next step in lacrosse!  

If necessary, MYL may hold a separate or additional “B” Team-only assessment following tryouts in December, to best divide and place players on teams.  

Team practices for MYL “B” Teams will begin in March (February if weather and fields accommodate) and are typically held twice a week, one weeknight practice and one on Saturdays throughout the season.  Games will be on Sundays.  The weeknight practice schedule is based on coaches' availability and field space.  The practice schedules should be available by Mid-February.  
 

Club Team Conflicts (Potential) - 

We recognize that many MYL players now play travel club lacrosse, in addition to rec league.  This is great and we are proud of the pool of lacrosse players we have worked so hard to develop!  That being said, some club players may have significant commitments throughout the rec season and at the end, during playoffs.  We are aware of these circumstances and while we are hopeful and expect to be able to manage most of these conflicts throughout the season, there may be times where conflicts are unavoidable.  For our MYL teams, we do not anticipate the NVYLL adjusting its post-season playoff schedule.  As such, we expect to have an unavoidable conflict with those teams that make the NVYLL Championship weekend (as we did this past year).  Unfortunately, given club team commitments, that could result in MYL teams having to forfeit the final championship round.  We have worked hard to find to a solution, but sadly, the potential for this outcome is real.  We want all families to be aware of this, in advance, so they can decide what is best for their family from the onset.