Absolutely not! It is never too late to start playing lacrosse. Our youth lacrosse program is a developmental league that caters to the various skill levels: beginner to advanced. Most of our players participate in other sports and have picked up the game very quickly.
All of our games are played at either the TWHS or WKHS varsity turf field on Sundays between 9AM - 4PM beginning in late March or early April. Practices are usually held on 1-2 evenings per week days and times are determined by the coaches. An example would be Monday and Wednesday from 6-7:30 PM.
In even years, games are played at TWHS. In odd years, games are played at WKHS.
Teams will be formed after the registration period is finished. Teams and coaches are usually determined during the 1st or 2nd week of March and coaches will notify their teams by the end of that week. Delays can be caused by late registrations and other factors, but this is our goal. Practices will usually begin the second week of March but is 100% dependent on weather and field conditions.
Equipment distribution dates and locations will be determined shortly after the registration period is over. We will usually schedule 2 pickup dates to accommodate busy schedules. If you are unable to make it to one of scheduled pick-up dates, you will need to contact your coach for assistance.
Division 2 and 3 players will need to provided their own gloves and arm pads. Your son will also need a regulation size lacrosse stick. It can be cut down to accommodate the player's height. It is not necessary to spend more than $50 for a decent lacrosse stick. You can purchase new and used lacrosse equipment at Play it Again Sports. Dicks Sporting Goods is also another option for new lacrosse gear.
Many of our participants play multiple sports during the spring and although there can be conflicts at times, it can be done. We highly recommend that players attend at least 1 of the regularly scheduled practices per week in order to be ready for the games.
Lacrosse is not intended to be a violent sport, but because body checking is introduced at the Division 1 level (5th and 6th grade), there are times when players need to be reigned in by the coaches and referees to teach proper checking techniques in order to keep the game safe. We have rules in place to help prevent games from getting out of control. We do not allow checking for 1st through 2nd graders, but will begin to teach the concepts of legal stick checks at the 3rd grade level.
WYB offers "Select Teams" for Divisions 1 & 2. These teams are formed by selecting players from within the league that have shown the ability to play at an advanced level within their age group. The WYB coaches will invite players to be on the select team after evaluating their performance and skill level during the first 1-2 games. These teams will participate in additional practices, games, and tournaments throughout the season, but will not interfere with league games or practices as all players are required to continue to practice and play with their WYB teams. There is an additional fee required to participate on these teams to cover tournament fees, uniforms, etc.