Coming into 2020 our hopes were high. As an organization we made a significant number of changes in the off season, including rolling out a new website, moving to a new team management system, and debuting a whole new social media presence. We had planned on a year where we would showcase our program and our players, and demonstrate how Avon Grove Lacrosse is one of the top recreational youth lacrosse programs in the country. Unfortunately, COVID dashed our hopes and our season, along with the seasons of millions of youth athletes around the world.
AGL, unlike many other youth sports programs, was able to weather the uncertainty of COVID well. Thanks to the longstanding support of our community we were able to offer financial relief to our families by refunding the unused portion of our 2020 fees. We provided virtual challenges at the beginning of quarantine to help keep our players engaged, and we planned as best we could for the chance of having a 2020 season. COVID had other ideas though. As the months wore on, we realized the 2020 season was not going to happen.
During the summer we saw some return to normalcy as club teams started practicing and tournaments across the region started again. We were excited to announce our new senior division over the summer and for the first time we had high school players, many of whom started with our program, play under the AGL banner. More importantly, it gave our departing seniors a final chance to play with their teammates after missing out on their senior season. The summer was bittersweet, but seeing AGL uniforms on the field, regardless of age, was something we all wanted to see.
Looking Forward to 2021
There is still many unknowns going into the end of the year, but one fact is certain. AGL is ready for the 2021 season. The safety our players and coaches is paramount, and we will be following the US Lacrosse Return to Play guidelines as well as following specific rules outlined by the State of Pennsylvania and Chester County. We also have a few surprises in store to make the 2021 season our best yet! We are looking forward to seeing new faces join our ranks and welcoming back those that have been with us for several seasons. While the start of the season seems far away, our first winter session is in less than three months, so get ready!
Registration for the 2021 season begins November 1st. For more information, please be sure to check our registration page.