Be sure to follow the Pittsford Girls Varsity team on Twitter (@PLaxGirls). They are off to a great start on the season (2-0). Unfortunately, due to COVID, we are not having our usual Big Sister/Little Sister program, but we can still stay connected with them.
Also, you will see updates on Pittsford alumnae who are having much success in college. All of these young women started their lacrosse careers in the same program that you are in now. They all worked hard on the field, in school, and in the community. As a result, they have had many fantastic opportunities after high school.
I have been around long enough to have seen the college players when they were in the youth program, and I can say that they were just like the current players. Most of them played multiple sports (soccer, basketball, field hockey, etc.) and participated in multiple activities (Girl Scouts, music, drama, dance, etc.).
So just have fun, play hard, study hard, do good in the community, and I'm confident that plenty of opportunities will be available for you, too.
Length of girls lacrosse sticks
We have noticed at practices that some girls have sticks that are too long and they are difficult to handle. We recommend that sticks be cut so they are easier to handle.
A good starting point up to 2nd-grade is about 37 inches, from the top of the plastic head to the bottom of the shaft. Actual length will depend on the age and size of the player. You still want the stick to be long enough for them to use for at least another year or two. If in doubt, keep it longer as you can always cut it shorter if necessary. Measure twice, cut once. Sticks can be cut with a hacksaw. Just be careful!
Most youth sticks can be cut at the bottom of the shaft. In this case, be sure to keep the rubber butt end and add back to the shortened shaft. Sticks MUST have the rubber butt end for safety.
You can also usually cut the top off of the shaft, but this means removing the head, cutting, replacing the head, and maybe even pre-drilling a new screw hole or using a self-tapping screw.
If you're not sure what to do, chat with one of the coaches first.