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(a) To promote the development and growth of the sport of lacrosse through the formation of youth lacrosse teams in Oro Valley, Arizona and the affiliation of such youth lacrosse team with U.S. Lacrosse, Inc. and the associated state lacrosse league organization;
(b) To promote and develop through the operation of a youth lacrosse team knowledge of the rules and skills of lacrosse;
(c) To promote and develop through boys and girls participating in youth lacrosse the qualities of sportsmanship, teamwork and respect for coaches, officials, and players; and
(d) To develop, promote and provide opportunities for coaches and officials to receive training on the rules and skills of lacrosse and the skills necessary to enable coaches and officials to serve as positive role models for boys and girls participating in the sport of lacrosse, with an emphasis on the positive qualities of sportsmanship, teamwork and the building of character
Youth Development Team - COED 8U (Grades K-3)
The primary objective of the Youth 8U program is to introduce boys and girls to the sport of Lacrosse. Focus is put on the basic skills used in the game. We have three goals at this early age, to have fun, learn a ton and be safe doing so. Kids will practice/scrimmage 2 times a week. Scrimmages will be local and we'll always look for other local clubs to play, if not ourselves. Kids will learn skills, teamwork, basic rules and field spacing. Games are played with 6 player on the field at a time with no goalies. There are 2 attackers, two middies and two defensive players. We play on a smaller field and have 4 (10 min. quarters). Everyone plays every position to help provide more involvement and touches.
10U Team - Boys (Grades 3-4)
Players on the 10U teams will play games in the Arizona Youth Lacrosse League (AYLL). Games will be in the Phoenix & northern Tucson area and closely coordinated with the 12U/14U Boys. Teams will practice 2-3 times a week. This is the first time the boys will be in full gear. 6 players are still on the field, but a goalie is introduced. Offsides is introduced and team "plays" become the focus.
12U Boys & 11U Girls Teams (Grades 5-6)
Players on the 12U teams will play games in the Tucson Youth Lacrosse League (TYLL) & intra-league with the Arizona Youth Lacrosse League (AYLL). Games in the Tucson area as well as the Phoenix metro area. Games out of city will be closely coordinated with the 14U teams. Games will be refereed by certified referees. Teams will practice 3-4 times a week prior to the league play starting. When league play starts there will be 3 practices per week.
14U Teams - Boys & Girls (Grades 7-8)
Players on the 14U teams will play games in the Tucson Youth Lacrosse League (TYLL) & intra-league with the Arizona Youth Lacrosse League (AYLL). Games in the Tucson area as well as the Phoenix metro area. Games out of city will be closely coordinated with the 12U teams. Games will be refereed by certified referees. Teams will be practicing 3-4 days a week prior to the season starting. Qualifying teams will compete for the Cactus Cup, the state championship, at the end of the season (roughly the beginning of April).
Oro Valley High School (JV/Varsity)
High level competition meets high level performance. The OV boys will again form a team this year and we hope continue to success we had last year. The OV boys went to the division 2 championship and almost won in overtime. We would love to expand to host a JV team as well.