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Boys Lacrosse Overview 2017 Spring Season

2017 Boys Lacrosse Registration Grades 1-8 

Raptors Lacrosse plays with the Arapahoe Youth League (AYL) and teams are formed by grades.

Practices begin March 6, 2017 (2-3 per week)

Games begin March 18, 2017 and Championships are May 19-21, 2017 (Primarily Saturdays)

*Registration Fee:  $250

Late Fees begin December 12, 2016

All players will need a new uniform. The uniform costs $80 and consists of a reversible jersey, shooters shirt, shorts and socks. Uniforms are ordered at the time of registration. Look for information on sizing events listed on our home page.

Custom Raptors helmets and wraps will be available at a later date.  

Team/Family Gear will be available at a later date

For Players Grades 3-8 Interested in being potentially placed on an Elite Level Team. You MUST register for the Elite level tryouts (click here for more info & to register)

 

Practice Information:

Outdoor practices begin the in early March weather permitting and will be held at field locations in Castle Rock, Castle Pines and Sedalia.
Practice 2-3 times per week
Most team practice twice a week

Spring Season Dates:

  • Practice starts in early March
  • The regular season is April and May 
  • Most Games are on Saturdays (make up games due to weather cancelations will be rescheduled for during the week or on Sundays)
  • Season Championship Tournament 

 

Equipment Needs:
  • Boys Lacrosse Stick
  • Lacrosse Helmet
  • Mouth guard - kids will not be able to play without
  • Lacrosse Shoulder Pads
  • Lacrosse Elbow Pads
  • Lacrosse Gloves
  • Rib Pads (recommended but not required)
  • Athletic Cup
  • Cleats
  • Club Uniform

Field Positions:

Attack:
The attackman's responsibility is to score goals and help his teammates score goals by passing the ball. The attackman generally restricts his play to the offensive end of the field. A good attackman demonstrates excellent stick work with both hands and has quick feet to maneuver around the goal. Each team has three attackmen on the field during play.

Midfield:
The midfielder's responsibility is to cover the entire field, playing both offense and defense. The midfielder is a key to the transition game, and is often called upon to clear the ball from defense to offense. A good midfielder demonstrates good stick work including throwing, catching and scooping. Speed and stamina are essential. Each team has three midfielders on the field.

Defense:
The defenseman's responsibility is to defend the goal. The defenseman generally restricts his play to the defensive end of the field. A good defenseman should be able to react quickly in game situations. Agility and aggressiveness are necessary, but great stick work is more essential to attack. Each team has three defenseman on the field.

Goalie:
The goalie's responsibility is to protect the goal and stop the opposing team from scoring. A good goalie also leads the defense by reading the situation and directing the defenseman to react. A good goalie should have excellent hand/eye coordination and a strong voice. Quickness, agility, confidence and the ability to concentrate are also essential. Each team has one goalie in the goal during play.