Sparta Youth Lacrosse
Registration is open to all boys and girls who are residents of Sparta in grades 1stthrough 8th.
*** LATE FEES APPLY AFTER JANUARY 1, 2018 ***
Important items to understand prior to registration are as follows:
**** All participants MUST be residents of Sparta Township to register ****
In-Town Registration – Boys and Girls 1st and 2nd Grade: The focus here is on FUN! This is an introduction to the fundamentals of lacrosse. Basic catching, throwing, shooting and ground balls are covered in fun drills and games. Game play is introduced through intra-squad scrimmages. This will be an in-town league with the kids practicing together and competing in intra-squad scrimmages during the season. Expect 1-2 practices per week and scrimmages on the weekends. Possibly some scrimmages against other towns later in the season. No uniforms are required. Sticks, helmets and gloves required for boys and sticks and goggles required for girls.
Boys Travel Registration – Boys Grades 3rd-5th: Here the focus is still on the fundamentals along with team defense and offense. As the players progress more advanced techniques are introduced. Game situations are taught and each team has a regular travel schedule. Practices start early March and the season ends by the first week of June. Each boy will play in 12-14 games and two tournaments. ***The cost of the new uniforms is included in the registration for the 3rd Grade Boys travel team. 3rd Grade Boys MUST register prior to 1/1 to ensure your uniform will arrive in time for the Spring season.
Boys Travel Registration – Boys Grades 6th-8th: For 2017, the North Jersey Junior Lacrosse League is implementing a new conference structure for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade, based on size and talent level of each program. Sparta will compete against teams in both the AAA and A Divisions. This will mean that each grade will have 2 separate teams to compete in each division, or the team will be organized in squads in order to bring the right competitive mix to each scheduled game, and to insure maximum playing time for each player. In 8th grade, there will be an end of the year play-off for each level (AAA and A). In each grade the make-up of the squads will be determined by the coaching staff before the start of the regular season. There will be allowance for players moving between squads during the season, at the coaches' discretion.
Girls Travel Registration – Girls Grades 3rd-8th: Girls in grades 3-8 will play at one of 3 levels – 3rd/4th grade, 5th/6th grade and 7th/8th grade. Based on registration there may be more than one team at each level. The girl’s uniforms are not changing, so if you have one from last year it can be used again in 2018. If you need a new uniform or do not have one you must order at the time of registration. ***The cost of the new uniforms is included in the registration for the 3rd Grade Girls travel team. 3rd Grade Girls MUST register prior to 1/1 to ensure your uniform will arrive in time for the Spring season.
Additional things to consider:
Please use your best judgment regarding uniform sizes.
Registration is open until January 1, 2018. Late Registration fees will apply to those received after this date. ****Boys travel Grade 3 and the Girls travel Grade 3 must register and order uniforms prior to 1/1 in order to have uniforms in time for the Spring season.
Families with more than 1 child will receive a $25 discount on their 2ndregistration. In order for the system to recognize this you must register all of your children during the same registration session.
All players at all levels are required to be members of US Lacrosse and this membership must be renewed annually. You need to sign up your child at http://www.uslacrosse.org if you are not currently a member. If you are a member you will need to renew prior to the start of the season. Our league is insured through US Lacrosse and this insurance is not valid if all players are not registered. Any players not registered by the start of the season will not be eligible to play or participate in any SYL event including practices. The cost for player registration is $25 and is paid directly to US Lacrosse.
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