The mission of Wilmington Lacrosse is to provide an opportunity for young athletes to learn and play the game of lacrosse, and to have fun in a safe and positive environment that fosters good sportsmanship and citizenship.

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Our goal is for athletes to have fun while learning the game of lacrosse. Sportsmanship and teamwork are emphasized at ALL levels. Beginners are taught basic skills and a broad sense of positioning. Experienced players are taught advanced skills, tactical play, and specific positioning. Teams are organized for athletes beginning at Kindergarten K-2, 3/4, 5/6, and 7/8 grade levels. We participate in the Philadelphia Area Girls Lacrosse Association (PAGLA) and follow PAGLA rules and directives (http://pagla.org).

EQUIPMENT NEEDED:

  • Protective eyewear (goggles)
  • Mouthguard 
  • Girls lacrosse stick
  • Cleats or sneakers (for indoor use)
  • Helmets are not mandated and are optional 

Kindergarten - 2 PROGRAM

  • Focus is on the FUNDAMENTALS:  Scooping, Catching, Throwing, Shooting, Cradling, and Dodging 
  • Basic transition play, game play, and rules
  • Position basics of offense and defense -1v1, 2v2, 3v3
  • To learn and play all positions
  • Game and equipment safety
  • Have Fun!

Games and Practices:

  • Pre-Season practices start in March
  • April through May: 2 weeknight practice and games will be played on Saturday or Sunday 
  • Games may consist of intrasquad play (Wings vs Wings) and with PAGLA South teams  
  • Games are 4v4, on a shortened field without a goalie 

 

3/4 PROGRAM

  • Focus is on the FUNDAMENTALS:  Scooping, Catching, Throwing, Shooting, Cradling, and Dodging 
  • Basic transition play, game play, and rules
  • Position basics of offense and defense -1v1, 2v2, 3v3
  • To learn and play all positions 
  • Game and equipment safety
  • Have Fun!

Games and Practices:

  • Evaluations February 9th & 23rd to create equally balanced teams
  • Pre-Season Practices start in March
  • April through May: 2 weeknight practices and 1 game either Saturday (may occasionally be on a Sunday) 
  • Games may consist of intrasquad play (Wings vs Wings) and with PAGLA South teams  
  • Games are 7v7, on a shortened field, with or without a goalie (using a shot blocker) 
  • 1 Tournament- PAGLA Playday


5/6 PROGRAM

  • Fine tuning the FUNDAMENTALS: Scooping, Catching, Throwing, ShootingCradling, and Dodging  --- and a combination of these skills.
  • Understanding and development of offensive and defensive team concepts
  • Game and equipment safety
  • Have Fun!

Game and Practices

  • Evaluations February 9th & 23rd to create equally balanced teams
  • Pre-Season Practices start in March
  • April through May: 2 weeknight practices and 1 game either Saturday or Sunday
  • Games are full field, 12v12, and played with a goalie (either a designated team goalie or a rotation of team players in this position) 
  • Players are all given equal playing time 
  • 1 Tournament- PAGLA Playday


7/8 PROGRAM

  • Advancing the FUNDAMENTAL skills:  Scooping, Catching, Throwing, ShootingCradling, and Dodging  --- and a combination of these skills.
  • Understanding and development of offensive and defensive team concepts
  • Game and equipment safety
  • Have fun!

Games and Practices:

  • Evaluations February 9th & 23rd to create equally balanced teams
  • Pre-Season Practices start in March
  • April through May: 2 weeknight practices and 1 game either Saturday or Sunday
  • Games are 12v12 with a goalie (either a designated team goalie or a rotation of team players in this position) 
  • 1 Tournament- PAGLA Playday


Balanced team evaluations are held to determine the best team placement for each athlete. As a recreational organization, we want the players to have fun and learn the fundamentals. Skill, experience, athleticism, and attitude are the essentials to determining team assignments.

 

Girls WLA Club Policy

Our primary objectives are to teach the game of lacrosse, teamwork, good sportsmanship, and to have fun. Understanding the commitment that each individual (players, coaches and parents) makes to the program is crucial to the long-term success of the program.

  • Wilmington Lacrosse is supported by volunteers who give freely of their time, unsparingly.
  • WLA looks to our parents for additional volunteer support, not only with the organization and team help but also with positive reinforcement for their young athlete.
  • Each team’s roster is limited in order to maximize playing time for each child and to create fair and balanced teams.
  • Team assignments are finalized by the WLA Coaching Director and the Program Director. WLA reserves the right to make roster changes once the season commences if players have persistent unexcused absences from games or practices.
  • We will consider team requests during registration; however, it is NOT a guarantee of team placement.