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Grade 7/8 Evaluations

Dates: Sunday, October 24th & Sunday, October 31st, 2021

Time: 3:00 - 4:30 pm 

Location: TBD

  • If choosing to participate in the evaluation process, one evaluation session is required, both are suggested for best "look"

  • These evaluations are used to place players onto stratified Travel Teams for play in the spring

  • Evaluations are conducted by experienced coaches who do not have daughters playing in the 7/8 program

  • Players will be notified of their placement approximately one month before the spring season begins

What does each 7/8 level look like?

"A" Player: Strong level of competition. Players will have excellent stick and athletic skills along with good game IQ.  Players exhibit off-ball skills and tactics in settled and unsettled play, play well under pressure and thrive in a more competitive level of game. 

 

"B" Player: High level of competition.  Players will have strong stick and athletic skills along with good game IQ.  Players exhibit off-ball skills and tactics in settled and unsettled play, play well under pressure and consistently play at a higher skill level.

 

"C" Player: Good level of competition.  Players with various skill levels from new players to experienced players who love playing lacrosse and are still developing stick and athletic skills along with understanding the rules of the game and the responsibilities of various positions.

*These levels are based on the USA Lacrosse LADM 

How can a player prepare for evaluations?

  • Players should be practicing on their own and with friends.

  • There are many videos available on social media and Youtube that have great practice routines at all ages and skill levels. 

  • Lacrosse is a fast paced sport, especially at the 7th and 8th grade level. Players should be focusing on their fitness and conditioning. Long distance running is good for endurance while short interval runs balancing sprints and jogging is great for game preparation. 

  • WGL offers Fall Ball Sunday Skills Clinic. In addition, Founders offers a Fall Ball - League Play. You can register for both here on our website. Please go to the registration link in the menu for these options.