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The mission of Avon Grove Lacrosse (AGL) is to promote and develop the sport of lacrosse for members of the Avon Grove Community, to develop each lacrosse player to the maximum of his or her ability and goals, and to foster a spirit of sportsmanship and fellowship with players, coaches and parents/guardians. AGL is committed to lacrosse excellence and sportsmanship and strives to be a premier lacrosse club in Eastern Pennsylvania.
This is our first level where players are wearing full pads and helmets and are introduced to half-field play against other teams. The focus is on building the movements ABCs - agility, balance, coordination, and speed - in conjunction with basic lacrosse skills.
This program starts the "golden age" of learning where players begin to rapidly gain physical skills and better understanding of the game. Half-sided field play is continued at this age to maximize play-time to help players continue to build their skills.
At this level the game will begin to resemble the game seen in high school, college, and the pros. Players will now play on full-sized fields and position specialization will begin to occur, specifically for defense and goalies. Full-field team concepts and strategies are introduced while players begin to build their individual skill set.
The final level of our youth program where we prepare players to move on to high school and/or club play. At this point the game has all the speed and physicality of high school lacrosse, competition is high, and focus and dedication to the sport becomes critical to continued success.
Our Senior Division provides an additional opportunity for high school-aged players to take part in tournaments in the summer and fall outside of their regular season to help them stay in shape, keep their skills sharp, and prepare for the upcoming season.