U13 & U15 Boys Select Team Tryouts for 2015 Season
The GDYLL board has scheduled the Boys’ Select team tryouts for the upcoming 2015 spring lacrosse season. This will provide you with a local Select option well in advance of next season. It will also allow head coaches to consider some fall and or winter options for the teams.
Boys Select Teams are open to boys in grades 5-8. For those boys who are ready to increase their commitment to the sport of lacrosse and gain exposure to a higher level of competition, we are offering a try-out based program at the Boys U13 and U15 level. These teams will practice 2-3 times per week, and play games on Sundays throughout the spring. These teams will play in the “A division” of the Patriot Youth Lacrosse League (PYLL), and will participate in a couple of tournaments in addition to the regular mid- and end-of-season tournaments put on by the PYLL.
Playing time will be based on performance and ability. Our past experience has been that there can be a range of abilities among the Select team players, and thus differentiated playing time may be warranted. Even so, every player will receive meaningful playing time. Players selected will play on the Select team exclusively; all others will be assigned to the town travel team (“Town team”) which will compete in the “B division” of the PYLL.
Based on our experience fielding Select teams for the past several years, and observing the composition of teams from other towns, it is likely that the upper grades within each age bracket (i.e., 6th grade for U13 and 8th grade for U15) will constitute a large percentage of the team. This stems in large part due to the differences in physical maturation and skill level we commonly observe between the upper and lower grades in each age bracket.
For those players who either don’t make the Select team or elect not to try out, the GDYLL board would like to emphasize that we remain steadfastly committed to offering a high-quality, competitive Town travel team option for these players. These teams will have 2 mid-week practices and a Sunday game each week, as well as a mid-season and year end tournament. As has been the case in prior seasons, the Town teams will continue to emphasize individual skill advancement, team dynamics, and a passion for the sport of lacrosse.
The tryouts for boys U13 & U15 select teams for the 2015 season will be held on the following dates at Cutler Field in West Groton (directions below).
Friday, 9/26: U13 boys, grades 5 & 6, will be held from 4:45-6:30pm. Arrival time is 4:30pm
Friday, 10/3: U15 boys, grades 7 & 8, will be held from 4:45-6:30pm. Arrival time is 4:30pm
At time of registration, each player will be asked to choose a specific position they wish to try out for, and if selected they will play those positions. The choices are Attack, Midfield, Defense, and Goalie. We may mix the attack and the mid-fielders up during the tryout and it is possible that a boy who tries or for attack may make the team as a mid-fielder or vice versa.
The players need to be ready to walk on the field at the start time. Tardiness will be penalized. Full equipment is required (helmet, mouth piece, shoulder pads, arm pads, gloves, cup and stick).
Please note that we will not accept walk-ons. Players must be registered by Midnight prior to the tryout or they will not be permitted to try out.
The tryout fee is $50. In addition, $25 of this fee will be applied to registration fees for the 2015 season.
TO REGISTER, CLICK ON REGISTER ONLINE BUTTON IN LEFT WINDOW OF THIS PAGE, AND CHOOSE THE APPROPRIATE TEAM.
Directions to Cutler Field:
From Rte 119 take Rte 225 West. Stay on 225 until you come to the West Groton intersection (near Rivercourt Residences). Go through intersection, pass corner store on the right, bear right onto Townsend Rd. Follow Townsend road for approximately one mile. Cutler field is set back from the road on the left. Cutler 1 is closest to the parking lot,
If a family registers 4 or more children with GDYLL in the MBGLL, PYLL and/or the MYSLL programs, the registration fees for the 4th and all subsequent children will be waived. This will not include Stick League, Tournament teams or any uniform and equipment fees. Given that the registration fees vary for these programs, the fee waived will be the more expensive of the four registrations. For example, if three children are registered in the MBGYLL or PYLL programs and the fourth child makes a MYSLL team, the family will not be charged for the MYSLL program fee (the more expensive fee).
This will involve a refund process as we won’t know what program your children will be participating in until after the try-outs for the MYSLL teams.
GDYLL has implemented the following refund policy. If you are going to request a refund, please read the information below.
Refund requests prior to the start of our season, which commences with indoor training in late February (2/24/2013), will be subject to a $30 processing fee. Any refund request received after the start of indoor training will NOT be honored.
Refunds will only be processed at the end of each month up until 2/24/13.