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2017  Boys 14U “A” Team Expectations and Tryout Details

Team Expectations

  • Playing at a higher level than past BAC teams, focused on preparing for High School

  • Will have 2 paid coaches along with 1 parent volunteer

  • $90 additional cost to 14U registration to pay for additional skills coaches.

  • Players are expected to commit to 2 hour practices:  4 nights/week (3 nights/week in April)

  • Practices will start week of April 1st

  • Team will determine if they participate in YLM Jamborees in May and may require incremental fees

  • Team will participate in 2 tournaments. Any additional tournaments will be incremental cost.

“A” Tryout Process:

No evaluation process is perfect. The process will err on the side of possible misses in the team selection, while preserving the integrity of the process with negligible opportunity for personal bias in the selection process.  Inquiries should be made to the Association Commissioner.

 

Registration: Must be paid registration for Summer 2017 14U Lacrosse

Try Out Cost: $20 (non-refundable payable at tryouts (cash/check))

Dates:  pick one or both dates: Sat, March 11th: 1PM to 3PM & Monday, March 13th:   5PM to 7PM

Location: Savage Dome (13450 Dakota Ave. Savage, MN)

Details:

  • Jersey will be provided
  • Sign in 15 minutes prior to start of tryouts (pay fee, confirm position and jersey #)
  • Have equipment on and be ready to play at the designated time. Good luck and have fun.
  • Players will be notified of A-team selection by email within 7 days of the tryout.

Feedback: All players will have the option to ask for feedback from evaluation coaches after process

 

Evaluation Details:

  • No parent with a child participating in the tryout will be part of the evaluation team.

  • The evaluations will be conducted by experienced lacrosse individuals.

  • Team will consist of the approximately 16-20 players. (Final numbers and positions will be determined by evaluation team)

  • Evaluation scores will be submitted to BAC Board member(s) that does not have a child participating in the tryout. (This team will aggregate the scores and verify results to meet roster requirements.)  

  • Once communicated, team selection is final.  

Tryout Guidance  

Players will be evaluated on the following and player’s preferred position will be taken into consideration. BAC reinforces Burnsville up-tempo lacrosse style. Our players are expected to be in great shape by the start of the season.

  1. Passing/Catching – strong hand/weak hand

  2. Shooting – strong hand/weak hand; shooting on the run

  3. Vision & actions with the ball

  4. Off-ball positioning

  5. Defensive positioning and footwork; need to “play fast” and have great hands

  6. Athleticism - boys should be in shape and ready to work

  7. Lacrosse IQ

  8. Attitude, leadership, willingness to learn and effort

Goalie – will be evaluated based on shot defense; reaction speed; angles/positioning; defense direction/control; clearing ability; lacrosse IQ; and attitude/effort.