MIDDLE SCHOOL GIRLS
2018 GIRLS SCHEDULE HERE
PLEASE NOTE SOME DATES HAVE NOT BEEN COMPLETED AS OF YET
A NOTE FROM COACH MEGHAN
It’s spring time and that means lacrosse time! Last year was my first year coaching TYLA elementary girls lacrosse and it was a blast! I’m so proud of how much the girls improved as individuals and more importantly as a team.
This year I am lucky Crosby is in graduate school because now I get to move up and coach the middle school girls lacrosse team. I will pull on my knowledge of lacrosse last year, advice from the high school coach, books, videos, from my playing days (seems like eons ago), my years of coaching girls soccer, and 17 years of teaching middle school to hopefully make this season one of the best yet!
We plan on focusing on stick skills, teamwork, positions, and developing a love of the game. Emphasis will be placed on good passing and catching, ground ball work, strong defensive position, and strong shooting skills. We plan on building on established skills or teaching the basics. Hopefully, the girls will enjoy lacrosse enough to want to play on into high school and beyond.
When I am not coaching lacrosse or teaching middle school, I enjoy spending time with my kids, (my daughter plays lax and my son plays baseball) reading, planning vacations, and chilling out on the couch watching Netflix with my husband.
MEET COACH TAYLOR!
Taylor Sokolowski, a US Lacrosse All-Academic, is a student at Elon University. She spent seven years playing for Lexington Surge, Seminole Elite and served as Captain of her team at Rockbridge County High School. A finance major, with minors in accounting and sport management, Taylor plans a career in Sports Finance.
US Lacrosse Girls Youth Rules should govern all PLCA Girl’s lacrosse games. The US Lacrosse Rule Book can be found at http://www.uslacrosse.org/rules/girls-rules.aspx. PCLA has amended / emphasized the following rules:
Middle School games will be full 12v12 format.
All games will consist of two, 20 halves with a running clock.(The clock will not stop after goals).Teams will switch sides at every half.
There will be no overtime at any age level.Games will end on a tie.
Due to the running clock A GAME / HALF MAY NOT END ON A DEFENSIVE PENALTY. In the event of a defensive penalty within the Critical Scoring Area resulting in an expired clock, play will resume on the officials whistle. Trail Official will count :03 Seconds of play from point of Free Position at the whistle. During the :03 seconds, regular game rules exist, including the potential for another defensive foul, pass, a shot or a goal. All goal calls are final.
At any point during the game when there is a 5 goal lead, the team that is behind will be given the ball at the midfield line in lieu of a draw as long as the 5 goal lead is maintained for all age groups.
Score will be kept at every game.Scores will be recorded at each table and coaches will be asked to verify the score and sign the sheets prior to leaving the field
Quality playing time is in affect for the entire game.
All players are to play at their appropriate age group based on their birthdate.Any PCLA member team that has players they feel should “play up”, must request an exception and present a “just cause” to the PCLA board for approval.