Lower Bucks Lacrosse
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Boys Program

The Lower Bucks Lacrosse Boys Program is for boys in Pre-K through 8th grade and is designed to develop our young athletes to become complete lacrosse players with a strong foundation in the fundamentals of the game. We do this by stressing individual skills within the team play concept. We follow the US Lacrosse Lacrosse Athlete Development Model (LADM) to guide our training and philosophy. Our goal is to foster a love and respect for the game of lacrosse and to provide our boys with the skills necessary for successful interscholastic high school and hopefully college careers. We compete against other teams in the Southeastern Pennsylvania Lacrosse Association (SEPYLA).

No previoius experience is required for any of the age groups. We encourage new players to join at any level. It is never too late to start playing lacrosse.

Divisions

Boys teams are broken down by age and ability level. Player evaluations are held in January to help the coaches assess the skill level of each player and place each boy on the appropriate team. Teams are entered into the SEPYLA division where we believe they will have the greatest chance at success. All players in these divisions are required to have full equipment. If your son is looking for a basic introduction to lacrosse, check out our TryLax Program.

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Boys 1st/2nd Grade - "D" Division

The “D” Division is for boys in 1st & 2nd grade who want more time on the field than in the TryLax Program. We teach fundamental skills in an engaging and fast-paced practice format to maximize repetitions and opportunities for improvement while keeping your son moving and involved. We introduce team concepts but individual skills are the real focus -- throwing, catching, cradling, dodging and shooting. We also emphasize sportsmanship, fair play, and the traditions of lacrosse. The season begins in early March and runs until the weekend before Memorial Day. Games will be played in a 7 vs. 7 format on half size fields with 4’ x 4’ goals. The season concludes with the Bobblehead Classic, a tournament hosted by LBL. No body checking is allowed.

Time commitment: 2 practices during the week and a practice or game on Saturday or Sunday

Cost: $150 per player plus $60 for a uniform

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BOYS 3rd/4th GRade - “C” DivisioN

The C” Division is for boys in 3rd & 4th grade and is open to players of all levels of lacrosse experience including boys who are new to lacrosse. The season will start with a four week in-house program focused on fundamental skill development and team play. We will then compete against other local clubs in round-robin tournament style games. Games will be played in a 7 vs. 7 format on half size fields with 4’ x 4’ goals. The season concludes with the Bobblehead Classic, a tournament hosted by LBL. Limited checking.

Time commitment: 2 practices during the week and a practice or game on Saturday or Sunday

Cost: $200 per player plus $60 for a uniform

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BOYS 5th/6th GRADE - “B” DIVISION

The “B” Division is for boys in 5th & 6th grade and is open to players of all levels of lacrosse experience including boys who are new to lacrosse. Players are divided into teams based on experience and ability. Teams participate in SEPYLA against other programs in the league. Games will be played in a 10 vs. 10 format on full fields. Full checking is permitted.

Time commitment: 2 practices during the week and a practice or game on Saturday or Sunday

Cost: $280 per player plus $60 for a uniform

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BOYS 7th/8th GRADE - “A” DIVISION

The “A” Divisionis for boys in 7th & 8th grade and is open to players of all levels of lacrosse experience including boys who are new to lacrosse. Players are divided into teams based on experience and ability. Teams participate in SEPYLA against other programs in the league. Games will be played in a 10 vs. 10 format on full fields. Full checking is permitted.

Time commitment: 2 practices during the week and a practice or game on Saturday or Sunday

Cost: $280 per player plus $60 for a uniform

 

Boys Equipment

Full pads are required for all boys who participate on our A, B, C and D Division teams:

- Helmet
- Shoulder Pads
- Arm Pads
- Gloves
- Stick
- Mouth Piece
- Protective Cup
- Rib Pads (optional)

The cost of equipment can vary dramatically depending on your purchase.  New players should budget $200 to $250 dollars for equipment.  Starter kits are also offered by many manufacturers including STX, Brine, Warrior, Maverick and Nike.

Helmets
The right helmet is a critically important for player safety.  LBL requires players to invest in a NOCSAE approved lacrosse helmet.  Cascade Lacrosse provides a full spectrum of choices for the beginner to the advanced player.  We recommend purchasing a WHITE color helmet to complete the uniformity of the team look. LBL helmet decals will be provided for all players as part of your registration. More info from US Lacrosse… US Lacrosse Statement on Helmets

Protective Equipment
This category includes shoulder pads, arm guards and gloves.  Product offerings fall into the “Good , Better , Best" models with entry level products being appropriate and safe for all players. Pricing varies along this spectrum as well. Be sure to try on all equipment before you purchase to make sure it is comfortable for the player.

Sticks
Sticks are composed of shafts and heads.  Complete sticks can be purchased at a reasonable cost.  In general these sticks will come with an alloy shaft that is fine for new players, and a head that is designed for new players.  

LBL has partnered with Dick's Clothing and Sporting Goods who offers a wide range of equipment for players of all levels.

Uniforms
Uniforms are the same from year to year. Once you purchase a uniform you can use it for as long as it fits.

 

Club / Elite Programs

 

The following programs offer opportunities for players to continue their development outside of the spring season.  Visit the corresponding website for each program to better understand their cost and level of commitment.