Spring Boys 5th to 8th Lacrosse Programs – Frequently Asked Questions
Have the goals of WLC changed?
No, WLC’s goal of introducing and supporting the game of Lacrosse to Westfield youth players of all ability and teaching sportsmanship to youth athletes remains unchanged. We believe that the Travel and In-Town programs help us better accomplish this mission in response to the rapid growth of the sport and different commitment levels of players.
Do players need to participate in the clinic in order to participate in the Travel Team Evaluations?
Do players need to attend both Travel Team evaluations?
Players may attend one or both sessions. Each session will be similar in structure.
How will Travel Teams be determined?
Based upon evaluations from prior year coaches and travel team evaluations.
Who will conduct Travel Team Evaluations?
Our intention is to use 1) Independent Evaluators, 2) Former WLC coaches with children no longer in the program and 3) WLC Board members to perform the evaluations, subject to availability.
Can defense use short sticks in Travel Team Evaluations?
Players should use whatever stick they feel comfortable with.
What is expected weekly time commitment for Blue Elite and White Travel team players?
Four days a week. Practices and games will be the player’s equal priority. While certain conflicts are unavoidable, missing practices and games will result in less playing time and may be unfair to other participants in the Travel and In Town program.
What is expected weekly time commitment for In Town team players?
Two days a week.
What if my son cannot commitment four days a week to the Travel program?
Please enjoy the In Town program
What is the typical week for an Blue or White team member?
3 practices and 1 travel game
Will players move between teams during the season?
While we would not expect players to move between teams, player availability (due to injuries, poor attendance, attitude etc.) may require roster changes.
Will Blue and White teams be mixed for tournaments?
Will outside coaches be used in 2016?
We expect to hire outside coaches to support the various programs.
How many players will be on each Travel team?
Minimum of 16, target of 20 and maximum of 22
Why a $30 registration fee?
To cover cost of equipment, pinnies, insurance and evaluators. Pinnies will be used in spring season.
Does the WLC offer financial assistance?
Yes, for this program and all programs.
How many Travel games in a season?
8 to 10 games.
What activities will be included in the Travel Team Evaluations?
1) Stick work including, Line Drills, throwing and catching with both hands, Scooping, 2) Position specific drills including shooting, dodging, defense, clearing, goalie work and 3)Field play including fast break and controlled scrimmages
Can the dates be rescheduled for conflicts?
We are constrained by field availability and can only support these activities tryouts on the dates and times available to us.