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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Seminole Select Travel (SST)
2015 - 2016 Travel Season General Information

 

The Mission is to create U9, U11, U13, U15, and High School (U17/U19) teams for local boys and girls to experience and participate in a competitive lacrosse environment as preparation for participation in future competitive lacrosse programs such as advanced travel programs, high school programs, college programs, and post-collegiate programs.


Our Philosophy is to make this a fun/family/teammate oriented experience. Tournaments will be selected based on proximity to Charlottesville, USL rules/guideline adherence, and comparable skill level of other clubs. We will work to keep the cost reasonable, by selecting tournaments within close proximity (3 hours or less) to Charlottesville, early-bird discount tournament registration, and advance discounted bulk rate hotel rooms.


Format: 

Fall Season: There will be practices in September, October, & November (Times and locations TBD), with tournaments on weekends in October & November. Each tournament will consist of 3-6 games.

Winter Season: Weekly indoor skill work and scrimmages. Potential for 1-2 indoor tournaments for U15, U17, U19

Spring Season: 3-5 weekend tournaments and related practices, May - early July.

We will adhere to all US Lacrosse rules and guidelines for games and practices. All efforts will be made to play in
USL governed tournaments. At this time leagues, programs, tournaments are working toward unifying under USL rules and guidelines. We may find that all tournaments we want to participate in have not adopted the full USL rules this coming season. For those tournaments, we will strive to influence tournaments we like, to adopt the USL rules by age group.


Summary:

All participants are REQUIRED TO REGISTER ON THE WEBSITE.

Tryouts/Assessments:
 
Fall Times & Dates TBD
 
Tryout/Assessment Process: Tryouts/Assessments will be organized and structured based on regional and national travel team tryout processes and drills. Players will be evaluated by the SST Evaluation Committee (consisting of coaches, SLAC members, SLL Board members, and qualified volunteers, TBD). This committee will ATTEND ALL tryouts/assessment sessions, evaluate, and select all players on all teams. This will provide a fair and consistent process for evaluation and assessing all players during these sessions. Detailed information is available on the Tryout/Assessment page http://seminolelax.org/Page.asp?n=74947&org=seminolelax.org

Players should focus on the following skills in preparation for the tryouts/assessments:

Running - footwork, quickness, agility, speed
Stick Skills - Throwing, Throwing offhand, catching, catching offhand, dodging, cradling, ground balls
Offense - game sense, cutting, feeding, shooting, moving w/o ball
Defense - game sense, body position, sliding, checking
Attitude - coachability, work ethic, hustle, intangible

At the conclusion of tryouts/assessments, evaluations will be tabulated and the Evaluation Committee will determine the final rosters and/or number of teams. All players will be notified by the SST Board of the final rosters for each team. All players accepting invitations to participate on a Seminole Select team are required to sign a SST code of conduct form.


Cost: The cost of the season will vary by team and will be based on the amount of tournaments or "seasons" that you sign up to attend.

Full Payment is due prior to participation each season
Players will not receive any gear or be allowed to play in the tournaments until full payment is received
Pricing will be posted on the SST webpage once the budgets have been completed
Once the budgets are established, they will be posted on the SST webpage for full disclosure
Refunds will be on a case-by-case basis by SST Board approval


Team Structure: The maximum roster size will be 25 players. Typical roster size will be 18-21 players. Each team will have 2-3 experienced coaches, a team manager, and guest coaches at practices.

U9 All players will be rotated through all field positions and begin to learn specific positions. The coaches will commit to manage playing time so that all players receive as equal amounts of playing time as possible in tournaments. The focus here is to introduce the players to a more competitive level of play while continuing to develop fundamental skills in a fun, team oriented environment. Playing time in games will also be based on attendance of practices and games, if needed.

U11 Players will play multiple field positions and start to understand and develop specialized positions and learn basic formation and plays (Man Up and Man Down penalty serving situations are now part of the game). The coaches will commit to manage playing time so that all players receive as equal amounts of playing time as possible in tournaments. However, it is at the coaches discretion to base playing time on attendance of practices, games, and enthusiasm to play. The focus for this group is to continue the development of fundamental skills while introducing more advanced skills and team play concepts in a fun, team oriented environment.

U13 Players will begin to focus on specialization of field positions and implementation of additional rules and concepts (Man Up and Man Down penalty serving situations and Body checking is now incorporated into the game.). All players will play in the tournaments as long as they regularly attend practices and show enthusiasm to play the game. Playing time maybe limited based on experience. The focus for this group will be to continue the development of fundamental skills while introducing advanced skills; specialization at field positions; rule changes; and more advanced offensive and defensive strategies in a fun, team oriented environment.

U15 Players will continue to focus on specialization of field positions and implementation of full NFHS rules and advanced offensive and defensive concepts. All players will play in the tournaments as long as they regularly attend practices and show enthusiasm to play the game. Playing time maybe limited based on experience. The focus for this group will be to continue the development of fundamental skills while introducing advanced skills; advanced offensive and defensive team strategies and other concepts that will help the players transition to High School level competition in a fun, team oriented environment.

U17-U19/High School Players will compete under full NFHS rules and work to enhance their fundamental skills and advanced team skills with other top local U17/U19 players. All players will play in the tournaments they sign up to attend as long as they attend related practices and show enthusiasm to play the game. The focus for this group is to improve their skills and knowledge of the game while playing with other top local players in a fun, competitive, and team oriented environment in order to improve their game and advance to the next level.

Scholarships: Scholarships are available. Please complete a scholarship application or contact


Board: The SST Board consists of Seminole Board members and at-large members. All members of the SST Board have extensive lacrosse playing and coaching experience as well as varied business backgrounds to lead and guide the SST programs. The SST Board consist of Nancy Webber, deK Bowen, Hugh Ewing, Phil Garland, Doug Hogg, Rich Price, Al Sadtler, and Sean Stalfort.