Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Lacrosse Registration Next Wednesday

Middletown Youth Lacrosse registration is scheduled for Wednesday, January 23rd from 6:00pm-8:00pm at Spencer Elementary School, Westfield Street.

Coaches and board members will be on site to help register and answer any questions.

“Middletown Youth Lacrosse is in its second year. This is the first year we’re offering girls lacrosse teams; we are very excited about expanding our league to include girls’ teams as well as additional boys teams,” said Heather Iaderosa, President of Middletown Youth Lacrosse.

Middletown Lacrosse is building on a very successful first year last spring. The boys and girls who picked up the sport last year were wildly enthusiastic about playing (at the end-of-year picnic my son refused to stop playing, even for the frosting-laden cupcakes on the picnic table).

Lacrosse is open to boys and girls in grades 1-8. No experience is necessary.

In addition to recruiting players, the league is also looking for interested adults to serve as coaches, particularly for the girls. Training is provided for coaches who have never played the sport.

Lacrosse Unlimited from Madison will be on site to fit players with the required equipment.

The Middletown Youth Lacrosse League is part of the Connecticut Valley Youth Lacrosse organization and will play teams within the league. There are four levels of play.
Lightning is an in-house league consisting of both boys and girls in first and second grade who will play each other in games. As players reach third grade, they are split into a boys league and a girls league: Bantam (3-4 grade); Junior (5-6 grade); and Senior (7-8) grade. Bantam, Junior and Senior teams will play their games against surrounding towns within the Connecticut Valley Youth Lacrosse (CVYL) league.

Lacrosse is one of the fastest growing team sports in the United States. Youth participation in the sport has grown over 138% since 2001 to nearly 300,000. No sport has grown faster at the high school level over the last 10 years and there are now an estimated 228,000 high school players. Lacrosse is also the fastest-growing sport over the last six years at the NCAA level with 557 college teams in 2009, and that's just the tip of the iceberg. There are more than 500 college club programs, including nearly 200 women's teams that compete at the US Lacrosse Intercollegiate Associates level.
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