NOTE: Do you have questions, suggestions, or other feedback? Please send an email to the Boy's Youth Coordinator.
When does the youth season begin and how long does it last?
We begin indoors at the beginning of March and our season will end before June 1st. We will have a kindergarten only program each year that will begin around May 1st. The Kindergarteners will also be wearing full equipment when they play.
What about practices and games?
Mondays and Fridays at Calkins Road Middle School, games on Saturdays.
Practice times during the week are usually 1-1.5 hours in length and will be scheduled anywhere between 5:00 to 7:30 pm on the athletic fields. Saturday game times may vary at the different age levels. You should plan on arriving ready to play. Because the fields are wide open, the wind is often blowing and it can be cold. Plan accordingly and bring an extra layer of warmth.
What equipment do I need?
A water bottle, full size boy's lacrosse stick, elbow pads, shoulder pads, rib pads (optional), helmet, gloves and mouth guard. Helmet color ideally should be navy blue or white.
What is the 1/2 grade league like?
The 1/2 grade league is for students in first and second grade. Games are held on a smaller than regulation field 40 x 60 with seven regulation players in the game. Emphasis is on skills development and fun. Our players will play all positions & will learn a lot by the end of the season.
What is the 3/4 grade league like?
The 3/4 grade league is for students in third or fourth grade. Games are held either on full size fields (10v10) or on a smaller than regulation field (7v7). Emphasis is on skills development and fun. There are two practices each week and then games begin on a weekly basis. Our players will play all positions & will learn a lot by the end of the season. Contact for boys is minimal, body checking is not allowed.
What is the 5/6 grade league like?
The 5/6 grade league is for students in the fifth or sixth grade. Games are held on a regulation field with a regulation number of players in the game. Emphasis is on skills development and fun. There are two practices each week, and then games begin on a weekly basis. The Players will play different positions, but will begin to focus on and learn the finer points of a specific position in preparation for the modified level. Body checking is not allowed.
What happens if I can't make it to practice?
It's understandable that you may miss a practice or two due to school commitments or family emergencies. Our coaches plan "progressive" lessons and it's important that you keep up with your teammates by attending the practices. Our season is very short and every practice matters.
What if I have a question or a concern?
You should contact your coach for answers to your questions or concerns but we ask that you are sensitive to the coach's schedule. Because many of our coaches will be arriving to practice just in time to set-up, they may not have the time for a discussion prior to practice. During the practice, the coach will be focused on the players and should not be interrupted unless you have an emergency. The same holds true on game days. The best time to speak to your coach may be immediately following practice. If you have a question requiring more than a quick response, ask your coach for the best time to contact him or her. At no time is it appropriate to discuss concerns relative to another player, coach, official or parent in front of anyone else! We are striving to create a positive environment and expect your help.
When will I get my Pittsford Lacrosse uniform? Uniforms are issued each spring season for grades K-6. The cost is included in the spring registration. They will be used for a full year, including the following fall. We do not issue uniforms in the fall, winter or summer seasons. If you are a new player that starts in the fall for the first time you will be loaned a jersey for that season.