|U17 Boys Director
Who can register?
Players that will turn 15 in the current year, up to those that will turn 16 by December 31st of the calendar year.
Team Size: 12-18 players + 2 goalies
Typical Playing Days: U17 will play on any night or on weekend.
U17 Vision - Players in U17 will be challenged to play a fast-paced, physical style of lacrosse and have the opportunity to tryout for A teams. The coach's goals should continue to promote enjoyment of the game but also include technical skill development, team systems and some form of dryland strength and endurance training. The time commitment in U17 will continue to be high with up to 2 practices / 2 games per week in some cases. Coaches are encouraged to work with the Posse Coaching curriculum to ensure they are teaching transferable skills and utilizing drills that will serve as a foundation to build from in future years. As in all levels of play, the ultimate measure of a coach is not the win/loss record, but in U17 specifically we take great pride in graduating players to the RMLL Junior men's and ladies divisions. We would love nothing more than to see all of our graduating players continue to play lacrosse in Major lacrosse.
Team costs should be planned for in a team budget and agreed to by the parents. Collecting seed money or fundraising to cover tournament fees etc. is acceptable but funds should be deposited to a bank account opened for the team. Families are not obligated to participate in tournaments or any additional fundraising beyond their registration fee so it is important to present a proposed plan at your parent meeting early in the season to gain support. All parents must sign off on the budget at the outset of the season, with copy sent to division director, and again at the conclusion of the season. Any leftover seed money must be returned to the members by July 30th and a final copy of the budget forwarded to the division director. Any funds remaining after the seed money has been paid back to parents; becomes the property of the Parkland Posse Lacrosse Association and a check clearing your account should be turned over to the Posse Treasurer by July 30th.
Managers should familiarize themselves with all the information on our website.
Although the minimum requirements can be found on the equipment page of our website we strongly recommend that all players at U15 and above have now invested in lacrosse specific padding/equipment which provides superior protection than hockey gear.
As an association, we are hoping to see every one of these players commit to lacrosse as their spring sport.
Any questions about your season should be directed to your Division Director.