2020 Boys Spring League

The WCLA Boys Spring League is a competitive program at the 10U,12U, and 14U levels.  Teams are formed at the U8 and U7 level with an emphasis on developing core lacrosse fundamentals and having fun.  Spring Boys Futures, an engaging introductory lacrosse program, serves boys ages 3-5.

 

Players in 7U-14U age divisions are required to have a lacrosse stick, helmet, shoulder pads, arm/elbow pads, gloves, and mouthguard are required for practices and games.
 

As a member of the Chester County Lacrosse Association ("CCLA"), WCLA adheres to their guidelines.   ​Please check the age bracket to confirm the division your son will be assigned before registering.  You must reside within the West Chester Area School District to play 10U and up.  Please note, as per WCLA policy, players are not permitted to “play up” (or out of the age group), conversely, no one may "play down" in a division for which they are not age-eligible.

Scroll down to the bottom of the page for 10U, 12U, & 14U evaluation information

Age Divisions

14U

  • Birthdate range is September 1, 2005*- August 31, 2007 (15-year-olds who are in 8th grade are permitted to play)​

  • Preseason begins after evaluations in late February

  • 2-3 practices per week starting in preseason (March), and then 1-2 practices in-season (April-May)

  •  2 games during week/weekends in season (April-May)

  • Playoffs/Championships take place in early June

2020 Early Registration Fee: $260

After 2/1/20 Registration Fee: $285

10U

  • Birthdate range is September 1, 2009 to August 31, 2011

  • Practice begins in early March

  • 2-3 practices per week in preseason (March) and 1-2 practices per week in-season (April-May)

  • Games will be on Wednesdays, Saturdays or Sundays and will consist of round-robin game days with multiple games in a single day.  

2020 Early Registration Fee: $260

After 2/1/2020 Registration Fee:   $285

  • Birthdate range is September 1, 2007 to August 31, 2009 

  • 2-3 practices per week starting in preseason (March), and then 1-2 practices in season (April-May) 

  • Preseason begins after evaluations in late February

  • 2 games each week/weekend in season  (April - May) 

  • Playoffs/Championships take place in early June

2020 Early Registration Fee: $260

After 2/1/20 Registration Fee:   $285

8U

 

  •  Birthdate range is September 1, 2011 - August 31, 2012  

  • Teams will be fielded based upon enrollment and skill level​

  • Teams will play primarily in-house with scheduled playdays

  • Opening Day is Saturday, March 28th at 8:30 AM at Kelly Field ​

 

  • Wednesday evening skill sessions at West Goshen Park from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM beginning April 1st 

  • Saturday scrimmages from 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM at Kelly Field, March 28th- May 16th

 

2020 Early Registration Fee:  $185

After 2/1/20 Registration Fee:   $210

7U

 

  • Birthdate range is September 1, 2012 - August 31, 2013

  • Teams will be fielded based upon enrollment  

  • Teams will play primarily in-house with scheduled playdays

  • Opening Day is Saturday, March 28th at 10:15 AM at Kelly Field 

  • Potential additional Wednesday evening skill sessions 

  • Saturday skills practice and scrimmages from10:15 AM to 11:15 at Kelly Field from March 28th-May 16th 

2020 Early Registration Fee:  $185

After 2/1/20 Registration Fee:  $210

Evaluations

schedule subject to change, please check back the morning of evaluations

 

10 Things you Need to Know About Boys U10, U12 and U14 2020 Evaluations

 

  • Matt Mackrides from Blue Ox Lacrosse will oversee the Evaluation process for U10, U12 and U14 age groups.

 

  • There will be independent Evaluators for each age group.  If Parent Coaches are evaluating, they will not be permitted to evaluate their son’s age group.

 

  • We will not be announcing Head Coaches and Assistant coaches until players are selected for each team.  This is done to avoid any potential conflicts with player placements and coaching assignments.

 

  • We will again have several non-parent, paid coaches working with our teams.  We are still looking for 2 or 3 more coaches. If you know any potential candidates, please contact Mike Dewey at 14mmd4@gmail.com

 

  • Tryout dates and times are as follows at Kelly Field (601 Westtown Road):

 

Saturday, February 22nd

U12:    1 PM - 2:15 PM-  last name A-K

           2:30 PM - 3:45 PM-  last name L-Z

 

U14:    3:45 PM - 5 PM 

 

Sunday, February 23rd

U12:      11 AM- 12:15 PM- last name L-Z

12:15 PM - 1:30 PM- last name A-K

 

U14:      1:45 PM- 3 PM

 

Saturday, February 29th & Sunday March1st

U10:  Times TBD


PLEASE NOTE:  All dates and times may change due to inclement weather. Please check our homepage, www.wclax.net, for updates about tryout times.  If there is inclement weather that will affect tryouts, we will post it to the homepage first and then send out an email via Team Snap.  (The email will go to the email address entered at the time of player registration.)

 

  • Callbacks for U12 & U14 will be held on Wednesday 2/26 AND/OR Thursday 2/27. U10 callbacks will occur the week of March 2nd.  All will be subject to change due to weather and field availability.

 

  • Your son(s) is/are encouraged to attend both evaluation dates.  If they are only able to make one day, please let us know at admin@wclax.net.  If for some reason your son can not make either date, we will make accommodations for them to attend a callback session.   If your son cannot make any of the evaluation days, they will not be eligible to be placed on a AA team. There will be no exceptions to this rule.

 

  • Required equipment: Stick, cleats, gloves, arm pads, shoulder pads, water bottle and mouthpiece.  If your son does not have a mouthpiece they will not be able to participate in the evaluation.   

 

  • Parents who are not volunteering as evaluators or running drills are not permitted on the field at any time during the evaluations. 

 

  •  Final team announcements/placements will be made within 72 hours of the final callback session.


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