Age Divisions

Pre-K / K

1st / 2nd Grade

3rd / 4th Grade

5th / 6th Grade

7th / 8th Grade

Senior Division

Pre-K / K

This level introduces our youngest players to lacrosse and builds a foundation of skills in a fun, lesson-based environment.

  • Focus on basic skills - catching, throwing, and cradling.
  • Use of experiential learning to help players discover how to play.
  • Variety of games introduce players to competition, rules, and listening to coaches.
  • No pads, checking, or body contact.

Eligibility 

In Pre-K or Kindergarten during the season

Practice and Game Schedule

Practices are held during 6 Saturday mornings starting in April.  Practices run for 1-hour and include a mix of skills training and games.

Uniforms

All players will receive an AGL shirt and pinnie as part of their registration fees and should wear both during each practice.

Required Equipment

All players will receive a stick as part of the registration fee and will be given out on the first day of practice and should be brought to each practice after.  No additional equipment is required.

Registration Fee

$75

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1st / 2nd Grade

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.

  • Continue to focus on building basic skills - catching, throwing, and cradling.
  • Introduction of more advanced individual skills such as dodging, shooting, and defense.
  • Exposure to basic strategic concepts such as team offense and defense.

Eligibility

In 1st or 2nd grade during the season

Practice and Game Schedule

Practices are 2-3 days per week with Saturday "game days" where multiple teams will play one another at the same location.

Uniforms

Players are required to wear an AGL jersey and shorts at all games.  A reversible pinnie or game jersey is required for practices.  Uniforms can be ordered as part of registration.

Required Equipment

Players are required to have the following equipment at all times during practice and games:

    • Lacrosse stick
    • Helmet
    • Shoulder pads
    • Arm/Elbow pads
    • Gloves
    • Mouth guard
    • Protective athletic cup
    • Cleats
    • Optional: Rib Pads

Registration Fee

$140

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3rd / 4th Grade

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.

  • Foundational skills will be expanded with introduction of advanced individual techniques
  • Skill level differences are common due to the influx of new players and differences in physical maturity
  • Players will be evaluated for the first time so teams with players of similar skill levels can be created

Eligibility

In 3rd or 4th grade during the season

Practice and Game Schedule

Teams will practice 3-4 per week starting in March, including weekends, and will then practice 1-2 times per week in April and May once games begin.  Games will be on Saturdays or Sundays, and will consist of "game days" that are played in a round-robin format with multiple games in a single day.  All games are sanctioned as part of the Chester County Lacrosse Association (CCLA), and teams will travel throughout the county to complete with other CCLA teams.

Uniforms

Players are required to wear an AGL jersey and shorts at all games.  A reversible pinnie or game jersey is required for practices.  Uniforms can be ordered as part of registration.

Required Equipment

Players are required to have the following equipment at all times during practice and games:

    • Lacrosse stick
    • Helmet
    • Shoulder pads
    • Arm/Elbow pads
    • Gloves
    • Mouth guard
    • Protective athletic cup
    • Cleats
    • Optional: Rib Pads

Registration Fee

$200

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5th / 6th Grade

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.

  • Focus will be teaching players how to apply strategies and tactics from practice in games
  • Non-sport concepts such as mental preparation, goal setting, and coping with winning and losing are introduced
  • Team dynamics become much more important with players learning to understand team improvement
  • Crucial time for players as good experiences will encourage them to continue playing

Eligibility

In 5th or 6th grade during the season

Practice and Game Schedule

Teams will practice 3-4 per week starting in March, including weekends, and will then practice 1-2 times per week in April and May once games begin.  Games will be both on weekdays and weekend depending on the schedule with 1-2 scheduled games per week in April and May.  Games can extend into June if teams make the league playoffs.

All games are sanctioned as part of the Chester County Lacrosse Association (CCLA), and teams will travel throughout the county to complete with other CCLA teams.

Uniforms

Players are required to wear an AGL jersey and shorts at all games.  A reversible pinnie or game jersey is required for practices.  Uniforms can be ordered as part of registration.

Required Equipment

Players are required to have the following equipment at all times during practice and games:

    • Lacrosse stick
    • Helmet
    • Shoulder pads
    • Arm/Elbow pads
    • Gloves
    • Mouth guard
    • Protective athletic cup
    • Cleats
    • Optional: Rib Pads

Registration Fee

$200

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7th / 8th Grade

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.

  • While the goal continues to be fun and improvement, players are expected to be mature, work hard during practices, and be focused during games
  • Play time is directly correlated with how hard players work during practice and demonstrate their commitment to success

Eligibility

In 7th or 8th grade during the season

Practice and Game Schedule

Teams will practice 3-4 per week starting in March, including weekends, and will then practice 1-2 times per week in April and May once games begin.  Games will be both on weekdays and weekend depending on the schedule with 1-2 scheduled games per week in April and May.  Games can extend into June if teams make the league playoffs.

All games are sanctioned as part of the Chester County Lacrosse Association (CCLA), and teams will travel throughout the county to complete with other CCLA teams.

Uniforms

Players are required to wear an AGL jersey and shorts at all games.  A reversible pinnie or game jersey is required for practices.  Uniforms can be ordered as part of registration.

Required Equipment

Players are required to have the following equipment at all times during practice and games:

    • Lacrosse stick
    • Helmet
    • Shoulder pads
    • Arm/Elbow pads
    • Gloves
    • Mouth guard
    • Protective athletic cup
    • Cleats
    • Optional: Rib Pads

Registration Fee

$200

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Senior

Our Senior Division provides high school-aged players the opportunity to stay in shape and keep their skills sharp by participating in tournaments in the summer and fall.

Eligibility

Players must plan to be an Avon Grove High School student during the fall.  Graduated seniors may be eligible for summer tournament depending on tournament rules.

Practice and Game Schedule

Teams will attend various tournaments during the summer and fall.  The tournament schedule will vary each year.

Uniforms

Players are required to wear an AGL jersey and black shorts at all games.

Required Equipment

Players are required to have the following equipment at all times during practice and games:

    • Lacrosse stick
    • Helmet
    • Shoulder pads
    • Arm/Elbow pads
    • Gloves
    • Mouth guard
    • Protective athletic cup
    • Cleats
    • Optional: Rib Pads

Registration Fee

No team fees, but separate fees will be required to participate in each tournament

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