Mission: Charlottesville Youth Lacrosse To provide Central Virginia youth the opportunity to develop their knowledge and love of lacrosse in an organized, respectful, and fun environment that honors the game. Goals: To provide the youth of Central
 
 
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U15 Division (12-14 yr olds or U15 born on or after 9/1/1998)
Skill level required: None, all levels welcome. Beginners (never played before), Intermediate (2-4 years of organized lacrosse) Advanced ( 5 years of organized league play or travel lacrosse)
Description: League play, consisting of a 9 game season. Weekly practices.
Philosophy/Goals: Continue to improve fundamental skills and team concepts in a positive manner. Introduce and practice intermediate/advanced skills. Emphasis on respect and cooperation between the players, coaches, and officials to ensure a safe and fun environment for everyone. Implementation of offensive and defensive sets and strategies/plays.
Format: US Lacrosse U15 rules and guidelines based on NFHS rules. Body checking is allowed at this level. Slashing will be called according to NFHS rules.  All players should expect to play at least one quarter of the game as long as they are regularly attending and actively participating in practice and show enthusiasm to play the game. Players may begin to specialize in specific position but are encouraged to continue to play multiple field positions.
Days/Dates: Practice begins the week of February 10, 2014.  Games begin March 2014. Playoffs: May 2014. Practices will be held 1-2 times per week with games on Sundays.
Equipment Needed: Field players are required to wear a helmet, mouthpiece, shoulder pads, arm pads, and gloves.  A protective cup is required, rib pads, and cleats are recommended, but not required.  Goalies are required to wear a helmet, throat protector, mouthpiece, gloves, chest protector, arm pads, and a protective cup. Stick: short sticks lengths are required to be between 40-42”; long stick between 52-72”; Goalie stick 40 – 72”.