The CLASSIC program is offered to all players in grades 1-8 who live in Newton. This program gives the players an opportunity to learn the game of lacrosse while being placed on evenly balanced teams. At all times, we promote good sportsmanship and mentorship within the different grade levels to provide a healthy environment to learn. We attempt equal playing time and welcome NEW players at any time along the way.
Classic teams are coached by a combination of trained, certified parent volunteers and professional lacrosse coaches.
ALL CLASSIC PLAYERS WILL HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO SIGN UP FOR THE MYL SPRING JAMBOREE IN JUNE!
1/2 Grade (U9): This introductory "learn to play" program is offered for young players who want to develop their fundamental skills while learning the basics of the sport, with a heavy focus on FUN! 1st and 2nd graders will practice twice per week (typically Tuesday & Thursday early evenings) along with 6 scheduled travel games on Sundays. Fundamentals of the game are taught by emphasizing fun and cooperation.
3/4 Grade (U11): This level focuses on skill building with lots of touches, introduction to game play with small fields and fewer players per team, with an emphasis on teamwork and sportsmanship. Practices are twice per week (typically Tuesday & Thursday evenings) with games on Sundays.
5/6 Grade (U13): This level hones in on more advanced technical skills while mastering the basics. More instruction is provided on Game IQ and positional strategy and a full field is used. Long poles at defense are introduced at this level. This level encourages endurance and fitness time as well as introducing concepts such as goal setting and mental prep. Practices are twice per week (typically Monday & Wednesdays evenings) with games on Sundays.
7/8 Grade (U15): By this age group, we are preparing our players to play at the High School level. Mastery of technical skills is emphasized and gaining a higher IQ of game concepts and various positions are taught. Conditioning, foot work and endurance is vital at this stage. Practice is held 2 times per week (TBD) with games on Sundays.
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