Seeding for the teams will be based on assessments carried out during the first 2 weeks of practice. Final assignment will be communicated prior to our first game, which will be played on March 16th. More information will be provided on this topic closer to the first week of practice.
Sat, February 23 at 3:00pm – first practice
Weekday Practices (Wednesday and Friday – Snoqualmie Elementary)
With a lot of new players this year, we will use a buddy/mentor system that will link returning players with new players.
This system will help us transition from drop-off to the start of practice; with players finding their buddies, help their partner(s) get ready and start warming up before practice starts.
Coaches/Team Manager/Practice Assistants (more TBD)
The Lightning Division operates with active parent participation. Parents are encouraged to help coach each Lightning team. No experience with Lacrosse is necessary.This is not a competitive league; with the exception of the traveling team, this is recreational and for developmental play.
The commitment level for Lightning is generally 1-2 events per week and players are encouraged to try multiple sports at this level.
There is also a Lightning Development team that is for advanced players at this level. See below for details.
Each of these divisions can have multiple teams and competition levels.
MSLC Lightning Development Team
What is the Lightning Development Team?
This program is an opportunity for experienced 3rd and 4th graders to play at a higher level of competition than is possible in our traditional Lightning sessions. The team will play full field Lacrosse (on a field that is 110 by 60 yards with 10 players per side) against other competitive programs in our area. There will be eight to ten games.
Q: What is required?
Your player will need to make a greater time commitment than is required with the standard Lightning program. Your player is expected to attend the standard Friday Lightning session in addition to at least one other weekly practice and a game on Saturday. As part of this commitment, we are requesting lacrosse to be your player’s primary athletic activity during the spring season.
Q: Who is eligible?
3rd and 4th graders registered in the IYL Lightning program with at least 1 or more years of experience playing lacrosse.
Q: How will the team be formed?
MSLC will be fielding one Lightning Development Team for the 2011 season. For those players who are ready and can make the time commitment, we want to provide every opportunity to play and we have a maximum roster size of 20 players per team.
Q: How do I register for the team?
The registration period will open beginning December 1, 2010 and run through February 15, 2011. Returning 4th graders (who played MSLC in the spring of 2010) will have preference during this period.
Registration will be accessible via the online MSLC online registration system.
Q: Are there additional registration fees associated with the Development team?
Yes, in addition to the standard Lightning program fee, there will be an additional MSLC registration fee of $75. This fee will go toward incremental field reservation costs, referee fees and additional equipment and uniform costs.
Additionally, for liability purposes, players are required to have an active US Lacrosse player membership which carries an additional $25 annual fee.
You will be prompted to supply a valid US Lacrosse membership # during IYL registration. If your player doesn’t have a current membership, the MSLC registration system will direct you to the appropriate US Lacrosse registration site.
Q: How much playing time will my player get?
Everyone plays in MSLC. We have a dual mission at MSLC that can be best summarized as “Participation and Preparation”. Please visit the MSLC Boys Program FAQ for details.
Q: What about sportsmanship?
These players will be representing the MSLC program and our community and we expect the highest level of sportsmanship and good behavior. This is also the expectation of all parents. Please read A Parents Role in Lacrosse then review the US Lacrosse “Parents Guide” to learn more about how best to support your player’s success in the “fastest game on two feet”!
Q: What is the goal of the team?
Our focus is on building skills throughout the season, working together as a team and having fun while at the same time providing additional full field competition not provided by the Friday Lightning session. We want the kids to finish the season energized and excited to play Lacrosse another season while helping to prepare the advancing 4th graders for the 5/6 Junior program.
Q: Who is coaching this team?
Dennis Simmons will be the head coach assisted by other experienced youth coaches.
Q: My son is interested and committed, what do I do next?
Complete the online registration for the 3/4 Development Team on the MSLC website following the registration instruction provided above. We will send out a communication to registered team members once the registration process is complete.