We will again be participating in the Somers Lacrosse League have received plenty of response from Sr team and have enough players for that division. Jr response has not been as exciting. At the moment only 7 Jr players have showed interest. Practice will begin Sept 3rd and be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays going forward. We may move to once a week practice down the road too. nd be twice week….Days TBD at the moment. If there is no Jr team a select few who have played for 3 or more years will be able to play up in minimal capacity at the Sr level. I need to know team information/numbers by Aug 15 and submit payment by 24th.
Somers will be hosting our Fall Ball Lacrosse League this Fall season with one game each weekend on Saturdays. The League is for Girls and Boys Junior level teams (grade 5/6) and Senior level teams (grades 7/8). The season starts the second weekend of September and runs through first weekend of November (Sept 8-Nov 4), ending with a fun Halloween round robin jamboree. All games will be played in Somers at the Somers School Complex. Below are more details. Hope you can play with us!
Fee covers officials, fields and lining, and participation in the end-of-season Halloween jamboree. League Fee: $600 per team . All total it’s looking like about $50 per player for Vernon and will be paid this year though the VLA website and registration process. You must also be a validate US Lacrosse Member.
Games will be played for 55 minutes (50 min playing time, 5 min halftime) in 10v10 format. If teams are short, coaches can make adjustments and play smaller formats such as 9v9 or 7v7.
Juniors and Senior teams will follow modified checking and US Lacrosse Rules; we’ll follow grade based rather than U-based for Fall. Players can play up, but not down.
Fields are grass and located at Somers Middle School (back field) at 1 Vision Blvd and behind Somers Firehouse (back field) on Ninth District Rd.
NOCSAE balls will be provided the first day but it will be helpful if coaches have a couple extras on hand during the season just in case.
This league is not an elite, high level competition league. It is an opportunity for kids to play lacrosse once a week and is designed to help players of all skill levels keep a stick in hand and improve game skills. It is also a light schedule (once game per week) to reduce interference with other Fall sports.
Base Cost: $50.00
Open to: Girls
In Grades: 6 to 8 for 2019-20 School year