About Rising Stars
The Rising Stars Program, which is for 1st and 2nd grade girls, incorporates a clinic format with extensive game play to introduce lacrosse to beginners and enhance the established skills of more experienced players.
The focus will be on lacrosse fundamentals and elementary game strategy with an emphasis towards teamwork and sportsmanship.
No players will be allowed to "play up" a division. Players must play in their defined age group.
The season will start at the end of spring break and run for 9 weeks. Practices are on Sunday afternoons from 3:00 - 4:30pm. Two exceptions will be on Easter and Mother's Day.
Typical sessions will be 50-60% instructional and 40-50% game play.
*All players registered in the Rising Stars will be able to join Geronimo pick-up at a reduced rate!
Games will be played on a short field to increase touches and develop stick skills.
** Change to day and/or time
**This nine week schedule is built to accommodate sessions missed due to weather. Scheduling make up sessions will only be considered if we miss more than one of our nine sessions. Time of year, field availability, and coach availability will be factors considered in scheduling any make up sessions.
All Geronimo players will be automatically registered with US Lacrosse and will receive the insurance coverage, a subscription to Lacrosse Magazine, and other benefits.
Geronimo Lacrosse programs will adhere to the water break and severe weather policies that are in place for the Collegiate Summer Quest Sports Program. Features include, but are not limited to: appropriate water breaks for players (based on temperature) and a zero tolerance for lightening/thunder.
Sarah Dunn will serve as the Rising Stars Program leader.
Coaches will include former high school and college players with assistance from current high school players.