Greylock Lacrosse offers three teams for elementary and middle school boys. The season runs from March through June. Teams practice at least two times a week during the season, play a dozen or so games, and also participate in local tournaments.
3rd/4th Grade Team
The 3rd/4th grade team focuses on movement, building technical skills (i.e. throwing and catching), teamwork, and having fun! Participation is open to all, including players with no previous experience. We playing surrounding towns on a smaller field in a 7 v 7 format.
5th/6th Grade Team
The 5th/6th grade team continues to develop agility, quickness, technical skills, movement, and spatial awareness. We move to the larger field and the 10 v 10 format, which necessitates teamwork. On defense we work on positioning and hustle while on offense we emphasize ball and player movement. Participation is open to all, including players with no previous experience (in past years, new players have made remarkable progress and contributions).
7th/8th Grade Team
The 7th/8th grade team is an important transition from developing basic skills at the youth level to preparing for the more competitive high school experience. We hone our technical skills and emphasize a tactical understanding of the game (including teamwork, positioning, passing, and movement). We recognize that players have a wide range of experience levels and we encourage players to find different ways to contribute to a successful team. As always, we emphasize playing hard but also sportsmanship and integrity.