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Winter 2019 and Spring 2020 LACROSSE PROGRAMS
 
 
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Please register and click the submit button only once. 
  Additional registrations will be deleted and any changes lost.  To make changes/corrections, log onto your existing account. 
 
Instructions to Set up and account 
  1. All registrants, including parents ("Guardians"), will have their own unique passwords to the site.
  2. When registering, be certain to register the Guardian (parent) first before any players!  To enter a second parent, there is a check box on the registration form for the first parent.
  3. Follow the links.  Once the Guardian has been registered, enter the player.  You will be asked to associate the player with a Guardian.
  4. If you need to enter more than one email address, simply separate them by semicolons.
  5. You have the option of paying online with a credit card or using a check.
  6. Membership in US Lacrosse is required to complete the registration.  You will be able to do a search of the US Lacrosse database based upon the child's name and birthdate.  If found, the number will be inputted into the registration form.  If not found, you will be directed to the US Lacrosse site where you can register for a youth membership for your child.  Once the US Lacrosse signup is completed, you should come back to Doc's site to enter their membership number and complete the registration.  
  7. US Lacrosse Membership Link Click HERE
  8. You have the ability to log onto your existing account and update your information whenever you like and as many times as you like.  However, be careful to log onto your account and not to re-register since that can leave two (or more) entries into the system.  Extra entries will be deleted and any information on them lost. 


Parents Please make sure that your 

account's information is current and Up-to-date!

February 23rd Evaluation day

Doc's Parents and Players

Please Register if you plan to attend February 23rd Evaluation day @ CCNY  

 

Girls Grades 3rd - 8th : 200 - 320 PM  

Boys Grades 3rd - 8th 320 - 430 PM 

*** Please arrive 30 Mins before to check in and warm up***

These evaluations will provide information to the Doc's Coaches to properly place your Daughter or Son on a team for the Spring 2020 Lacrosse season. All players in 3-8th grade are required to attend at least 1 evaluation session.  Players in 5-8th grade who aspire to play on our Blue teams (most competitive) should attend at least 2 evaluation sessions.  

All Evaluation dates 

February 23rd @ CCNY 

March 1st @ CCNY

 

CCNY Gymnasium : 

City College of NY's Nat Holman Gymnasium (Enter Marshak Science Center); 

160 Convent Ave/W 138th Street, New York, NY 10031 (one block East of Amsterdam Ave)

 

any questions please email

Scott.Woodworth@citylax.org or Mat.Levine@citylax.org

Opened: 12/26/2019
Closes: 02/24/2020

Open to: Boys & Girls

In Grades: 2 to 8 for 2019-20 School year

March 29th MetLife Stadium 7th & 8th Grade boys Tournament

7th & 8th Grade Doc's Players, 

 Trilogy Lacrosse pre-season jamboree at MetLife Stadium on Sunday March 29, 2020 

Teams play short field 7v7; 3 games; 25 minute running time.

The cost would be about $110 per player, if we had a team of 9-12 players including Goalie.  

NO LONG POLES, Short sticks only.

First come first serve on registration

Any questions email Scott.Woodworth@citylax.org or Mat.Levine@citylax.org

 

Opened: 12/19/2019
Closes: 03/19/2020

Open to: Boys
born on or after: 12/19/2001

In Grade: 8 for 2019-20 School year

March 1st Evaluation

Doc's Parents and Players

Please Register if you plan to attend March 1st 2020 Evaluation day @ CCNY  

Girls Grades 3rd -8th 6:00 - 7:30 PM 

 Boys Grades 3rd - 8th : 7:30 - 9:00 PM  

These evaluations will provide information to the Doc's Coaches to properly place your Daughter or Son on a team for the Spring 2020 Lacrosse season. All players 3-8th grade are required to attend at least 1 evaluation session. Players in 5-8th grade who aspire to play on our Blue teams (most competitive) should attend at least 2 evaluation sessions.

All Evaluation dates 

February 23rd @ CCNY

March 1st @ CCNY

CCNY Gymnasium : 

City College of NY's Nat Holman Gymnasium (Enter Marshak Science Center); 

160 Convent Ave/W 138th Street, New York, NY 10031 (one block East of Amsterdam Ave)

 

any questions please email

Scott.Woodworth@citylax.org or Mat.Levine@citylax.org

Opened: 01/02/2020
Closes: 03/02/2020

Open to: Boys & Girls

In Grades: 3 to 8 for 2019-20 School year

March 29th MetLife Stadium 3rd & 4th Grade boys Tournament

3rd & 4th Grade Doc's Players, 

 Trilogy Lacrosse pre-season jamboree at MetLife Stadium on Sunday March 29, 2020 

Teams play short field 7v7; 3 games; 25 minute running time.

The cost would be about $110 per player, if we had a team of 9-12 players including Goalie.  

NO LONG POLES, Short sticks only.

Must contact Michael.p.Mcbride@gmail.com for Roster position

Any questions email Scott.Woodworth@citylax.org or Mat.Levine@citylax.org

 

Opened: 12/19/2019
Closes: 03/19/2020

Open to: Boys
born on or after: 12/19/2001

In Grades: 3 to 4 for 2019-20 School year

DOC's 2020 Spring Registration Girls K-2

Welcome to Doc’s NYC Lacrosse Spring 2020, our 24th year!
 
All players MUST have an up to date US Lacrosse Membership to play for Doc's NYC Lacrosse!
 
If you do not have a membership, you can purchase one HERE:

 

Program Summary for Girls 6U-8U (K-2)

Please see below for a program description, registration guidelines, important dates, and other key information for families to know in order to have a successful lacrosse experience with us.  We appreciate the opportunity to have your child in our program.  The information below should provide you in detail with what you need to know in order to register.  Please read it carefully. 

 

You can always reach us with your questions at Scott.Woodworth@citylax.org and Mat.Levine@citylax.org.   

 

In the spring we offer our very successful teaching clinics/practices conducted on Sundays in the 9-1PM time block (last year 9-10:30AM--we plan for same in 2020).  Sessions are 75-90 minutes. Players will receive a Doc's NYC Lacrosse uniform.  

 Times/Locations are subject to change slightly based on our final Field Permits.

Format is small groups managed by 1-2 coaches, learning the basics, non-competitive and competitive drills, station work teaching individual skills (rotational among the coaches), and gradually building toward small space game play.   Coaches are guided by our Field Director who conducts each session with a weekly practice plan.  Beginning players will receive individual instruction as well as group instruction.  To conclude the season, we will host or travel and "play" another appropriate program in the Metro area (TBD), at the discretion of the Directors, projected to be on May 17th and/or May31st.  

  • Season starts April 5th and concludes May 31st.  Sites used in the past have been
    • Cardinal Spellman High School in Bronx (site of the 2019 sessions that were held on Sundays)
    • Riverdale Country School (Bronx)
    • Columbus High School (Bronx)
    • Fieldston School (Bronx)

*Note: exact time and location of the field could vary slightly due to school events, but we plan on the 2020 sessions to be on Sundays, in the mornings, at Cardinal Spellman HS, except for the end of season play days, where we may travel.   

Commitment/Expectations - We expect all registered participants to attend at least 75% of the scheduled sessions.  You will get the most out of this program with consistent attendance.  

Parent-Coaches.  Most welcome.  Please reach out to us directly if you are interested in serving as a parent-coach this Spring by emailing Scott.Woodworth@Citylax.org

Important Dates:

November 1st-December 10 Early Bird Registration

November 17th, February 23rd, and March 1st Evaluations

January 14 Refund Deadline

In late January Registration will close (Date TBD); After close date, Waitlist; players will be taken off wait list if open spots are available

April 5 is First Sunday of the Spring season

April 12 Easter Sunday no session

May 10th Mother's Day we will have a session!!!

 May 30th - 31st  Last Weekend of the season 

May 20th Awards Ceremony, 6-8PM, Randall's Island (Rain Date is May 27)

Important information for 6U-8U (formerly K-2nd grade) about Payments, Scholarships, Transportation Assistance, Equipment, Refunds, Changes, Playing Experience, Deadlines, and Program Fees:

Registration.  Players will not be fully registered with Doc's NYC until they have an up to date US Lacrosse membership and a payment for the Spring program fee has been made via credit card or check.  Incomplete registered players may not be allowed to play.  If you have any questions on payment, please contact us immediately.  Registrations with balances due prior to the Spring 2020 program and/or lacking updated US Lacrosse membership are not considered complete.  

Scholarship Assistance.  If needed, please reach out to us directly. We want to ensure every child has the opportunity to play lacrosse! Mat.Levine@citylax.org; Scott.Woodworth@citylax.org.

Transportation to Practices/Games.  As in the past, we ask families with cars to help families and coaches without cars with transportation to the practice and game locations.

Equipment.  All players must use regular lacrosse equipment as described on our website (see Home Page, left column).  Equipment retailers (store and on line) are also listed.  Players supply their own equipment.  If you need assistance, please contact us.    

Refunds.  After January 14th, 2020, we CANNOT offer refunds due to our advanced game scheduling commitments, staffing commitments, field planning, and equipment requirements. Refunds (less an administrative fee) after January 14th will ONLY be given for medical issues documented by a physicians’ note. We cannot offer refunds due to team placement decisions, scheduling conflicts with other sports or activities, or due to change of heart.     

Schedule:   **Please note that ALL dates/times are subject to minor changes at times throughout the season.  We will minimize as best we can.**

Fees.  The program fee below is our early bird Fee and will be good through December 10.  After this date, the fee will go up modestly.  A final cut-off date (usually by the end of January) will be announced to close registration, based on capacity, so registering as soon as possible is highly recommended.  We thank you. 

Spring 2020 6U/ 7U

K - 2 Grades

COST: $610

Early Bird special $585 until 12/10/19

Opened: 11/05/2019
Closes: 04/30/2020

In Grades: K to 2 for 2019-20 School year

DOC's 2020 Girls 3rd-8th Spring Lacrosse

DOC's GIRLS (3-8th Grade) Spring 2020 Lacrosse Program

All players MUST have an up to date US Lacrosse Membership to play for Doc's NYC Lacrosse!
 
If you do not have a membership, you can purchase one HERE:
 
ALL Doc's NYC Teams will have new abbreviations from USLacrosse
 9U/10U (formerly 3-4th grade)
 11U/12U (formerly 5-6th grade)
13U/14U (formerly 7-8th grade)
 
Welcome to our Doc's NYC Spring program 2020 (our 24th year!).
 
 Please see below for a program description by age/gender, team placement process,  registration guidelines, important dates, and other key information for families to know in order to have a successful lacrosse experience with us.  We appreciate the opportunity to have your child in our program.  The information below should provide you in detail with what you need to know in order to register.  Please read it carefully.  You can always reach us with your questions at Scott.Woodworth@citylax.org and Mat.Levine@citylax.org
 

Girls 9U-14U (formerly 3-8th grade) Spring 2020 Basic Information for all Teams

(then scroll down for Important Dates and Important Supplemental Information to read before you Register)

 
    • Team Placement Process (Beginners through Advanced).  All players will be placed on a team based on Age (mandated by US Lacrosse and our League affiliations) and then Ability.  Every player, properly registered and evaluated,
    • If a player is participating in another sport/activity during the spring season, we expect lacrosse to be the first priority.
    • will be placed on a team. To do this, players will be evaluated (required) in the preseason for team placement.  A player must attend at least 1 of 3 evaluations. We recommend attending more than one evaluation for a higher team (Blue level) placement.   Team placements will be announced in early March.     
    • November 17th outdoor evaluation session @ Cardinal Spellman High School
      • (time to be announced and posted on our website)
    • February 23rd and March 1st indoor evaluation sessions @ City College of NY Gym
      • (time to be announced and registration link will be posted on our website, 1st week of January).
    • Sunday March 8th. Season starts with Individual team or "combined" (more than one) team practices with your coaches.  Times to be announced.  Cardinal Spellman High School.  90 minutes.  Weather permitting. These are required practices. 
    • Sunday March 15th.    Individual Team or "combined" team practices with your coaches.  Times to be announced.  Cardinal Spellman High School.  90 Minutes.  Players traveling away on Spring Break starting March 16th will be excused upon making the request to the team coaches and/or commissioner.  All others are expected to attend practice.  Cardinal Spellman HS or Randall's Island.  Location/Times to be announced.  
    • Game/Tournament Schedules.  Given out 3rd week of March. 
    • Weeknight Practices (Draft Schedules on Website Home Page, left column).  Begin week of March 30th.  Teams will practice twice per week night (75-90 minutes, as daylight allows) with their coaches and at times in combination with other team of same age group sharing the practice field.  Practice field sites used in the past have been Randall's Island and some Manhattan Park Fields.
    • Parent Coaches with Experience Invited. Besides our regular Doc’s staff of coaches from the young professional ranks who are recent/former college players, we invite parents who have the proper lacrosse playing experience to join and serve as parent coach (either as an assistant or head coach). If you would be interested in serving as a parent-coach (head or assistant), please email Scott.Woodworth@citylax.org as you register your child. 
    • Parents--Team Commissioners Needed.  Please reach out to us directly (as you register) if you are interested in serving as a team commissioner this Spring by emailing Scott.Woodworth@citylax.org  Commissioners play a vital role in assisting our coaches in the management of the team (communication throughout the season, carpool coordination, and as a resource for parents). We will send you more information about this very important position.
    • Player Attendance/Expectations.  100% Attendance at ALL Doc's NYC events (practices, games, etc.) is expected of all players, unless they are sick, injured, have a personal religious obligation, or serious academic reason to miss a team event. Families are expected to report absences to coaches and team commissioner in advance of an event as well as injuries that may cause an absence.  Less than a full commitment is not fair to your coaches/teammates and could result in reduced playing time. Players involved with other sports/activities are expected to give Doc's NYC Lacrosse the first priority over all others.  

 

Individual age/grade program descriptions

Girls  9U/10U (formerly 3/4th Grades)

  • Game/Tournament Schedule.  Start weekend of April 4th -5th and go through either May 17th or May 31st (subject to final scheduling).  Scheduled on Saturdays and/or Sundays (sometimes both) against teams in Metro area, in either the  7v7 (or 8v8)--we split into two teams-- or 10v10 formats (depends on the opponent). 
  • Team Placement. Depending upon enrollment, we plan on having several teams per age grouping based on Age and also some consideration of Skill level.  Teams may be formed as single age (9U and 10U)  or mixed adjacent ages (9U-10U) depending upon enrollment and range of ability within the age bracket. Placements announced in Early March after evaluations are completed.
  • Playing Time. Players on these teams are given balanced playing time over the course of the season (but not each game) based on practice and game attendance, effort, attitude, and team needs as determined by the coaches.   
  • Format.  In our 4th year of following US Lacrosse's Lacrosse Athlete Development Model for 9-10U teams to play the game format of 7v7 (or 8v8), now emphasized for this age group by US Lacrosse and endorsed by our affiliation with the CONNY (CT-NY) and Hudson Valley Leagues. This Short Field fast-paced format fosters more touches on the ball, stickwork/passing/ball-handling, and lacrosse decision-making in tighter spaces.  A team of 20-25 will be split into two teams to play short field games if the opponent plays the same format. However, there will be games against certain opponents where we will play regular full field 10v10, especially with 4th graders.
  • Scroll down past 11U/14 U for Important Dates and Supplemental Information and the registration link or continue to 11U/14U

 

Girls 11U/ 14U (formerly 5-8 Grades) 

  • Game/Tournament Schedules.  Starts weekend of April 4th -5th and goes through either May 17th or May 31st (subject to final scheduling). Doc's Teams play 10-12 game/tournament schedule on Saturdays and/or Sundays (sometimes both) against teams in metro area.  ALL 11U/ 14U (5-8th) grade games are played in a standard 12v12 format.  
  • Team Placement - Based on age/ability, players are placed on Blue (A), Gold (B) or White (developmental) level teams.  Teams may be formed as single age (11U, 12U, 13U, and 14U) or mixed adjacent ages (11U-12U;13U-14U) depending upon enrollment and range of ability within the age bracket.  Placements announced in early March after evaluations completed. 
    • Note:  Players historically on Doc's NYC Blue teams are NOT always guaranteed a Blue team 2020 spot.  Two evaluation sessions are strongly recommended.  A miniumum of 1 is required. Furthermore, Blue team rosters are usually smaller at the discretion of the directors.
  • Playing Time/Commitment.
    • Gold and White teams should be balanced over the course of the season (not each game) but is based on attendance, consistent effort, and attitude. 
    • Blue team playing time is at the discretion of the coaches in order to be competitive and is based on attendance, commitment, attitude, and performance.  Best efforts will be made to balance playing time on Blue teams over the course of the season, but not guaranteed.
    • Blue Team Commitment. (Read Carefully) Players selected for Blue teams, must make Doc's NYC Lacrosse team their primary Spring 2020 sport/activity/lacrosse program (outside of school lacrosse teams) or you will be placed/moved to another Doc's NYC team.  Before the season starts, we ask families to be very honest with the directors about being able to make the commitment if you are given a spot on a Blue team, in fairness to other teammates/families on the team.  

Scroll down for Important Dates and Supplemental Information before Registering

 Important Dates for ALL 9U / 14U (formerly 3rd-8th Grade) Players:

November 1st-December 10 Early Bird Registration

November 17th, February 23rd, and March 1st Evaluations

January 14 Refund Deadline

In late January Registration will close (Date TBD); After close date, Waitlist; players will be taken off the waitlist to fill open team roster spots)

Mid - March Team Placements announced

March 8th and 15th Spring Season opens with required team or combined team practices

Week of March  31st Weeknight Practices begin

April 4th - 5th First weekend of games/tournaments

April 8th Passover and April 11-12th Easter Weekend we have no events

May 10th Mother's Day, Games will be played !!!

May 16th - 17th or May 30th - 31st  Last Weekend of the season (based on individual team schedule)

May 20th Awards Ceremony, 6-8PM, Randall's Island (Rain date May 27)

Important information for 9U/ 14U (formerly 3-8th grade) about Payments, Scholarships, Transportation Assistance, Equipment, Refunds, Changes, Playing Experience, Deadlines, and Program Fees:

Registration.  Players will not be fully registered with Doc's NYC until they have an up to date US Lacrosse membership and a payment for the Spring program fee has been made via credit card or check.  Players with Incomplete registrations may not be allowed to play.  If you have any questions on payment, please contact us immediately.  Registrations with balances due prior to the Spring 2020 program and/or lacking updated US Lacrosse membership are not considered complete.  

Scholarship Assistance.  If needed, please reach out to us directly. We want to ensure every child has the opportunity to play lacrosse! Mat.Levine@citylax.org; Scott.Woodworth@citylax.org.

Transportation to Practices/Games.  As in the past, we ask families with cars to help families and coaches without cars with transportation to the practice and game locations.

Equipment.  All players must use regular lacrosse equipment as described on our website (see Home Page, left column).  Equipment retailers (store and on line) are also listed.  Players supply their own equipment.  If you need assistance, please contact us.    

Refunds.  After January 14th, 2020, we CANNOT offer refunds due to our advanced game scheduling commitments, staffing commitments, field planning, and equipment requirements. Refunds (less an administrative fee) after January 14th will ONLY be given for medical issues documented by a physicians’ note. We cannot offer refunds due to team placement decisions, scheduling conflicts with other sports or activities, or due to change of heart.     

Schedules.  Practice and game schedules depend on team placements, field permits, game scheduling, weather, and other factors. This information will follow your team placement assignment, so in your spring planning, please allow for some cushion/flexibility with practice times, game dates/times, etc.

 **Please note that ALL dates are subject to minor changes at times throughout the season.  We will minimize as best we can.**

Fees.  The program fee below is our early bird Fee and will be good through December 10.  After this date, the fee will go up modestly.  A final cut-off date (usually by the end of January) will be announced to close registration, based on capacity, so registering as soon as possible is highly recommended.  We thank you. 

COST for Girls 9U/ 14U

Spring Program:

$795

Early Bird special $760 until 12/10/19

 

Opened: 11/02/2019
Closes: 04/30/2020

Open to: Girls
born between: 08/31/2005 and 08/31/2011

In Grades: 3 to 8 for 2019-20 School year

DOC's 2020 Spring Registration - Boys K-1

Welcome to Doc’s NYC Lacrosse Spring 2020, our 24th year!
 
All players MUST have an up to date US Lacrosse Membership to play for Doc's NYC Lacrosse!
 
If you do not have a membership, you can purchase one HERE:

Program Summary for Boys 6U-7U (K-1st Grade)

Please see below for a program description, registration guidelines, important dates, and other key information for families to know in order to have a successful lacrosse experience with us.  We appreciate the opportunity to have your child in our program.  The information below should provide you in detail with what you need to know in order to register.  Please read it carefully. 
 
You can always reach us with your questions at Scott.Woodworth@citylax.org and Mat.Levine@citylax.org.   
 

In the spring we offer our very successful teaching clinics/practices conducted on Sundays in the 9-1PM time block (last year 9-10:30AM--we plan for same in 2020).  Sessions are 75-90 minutes. Players will receive a Doc's NYC Lacrosse uniform.  

 Times/Locations are subject to change slightly based on our final Field Permits.

Format is small groups managed by 1-2 coaches, learning the basics, non-competitive and competitive drills, station work teaching individual skills (rotational among the coaches), and gradually building toward small space game play.   Coaches are guided by our Field Director who conducts each session with a weekly practice plan.  Beginning players will receive individual instruction as well as group instruction.  To conclude the season, we will host or travel and "play" another appropriate program in the Metro area (TBD), at the discretion of the Directors, projected to be on May 17th and/or May31st.  

  • Season starts April 5th and concludes May 31st.  Sites used in the past have been
    • Cardinal Spellman High School in Bronx (site of the 2019 sessions that were held on Sundays)
    • Riverdale Country School (Bronx)
    • Columbus High School (Bronx)
    • Fieldston School (Bronx)

*Note: exact time and location of the field could vary slightly due to school events, but we plan on the 2020 sessions to be on Sundays, in the mornings, at Cardinal Spellman HS, except for the end of season play days, where we may travel.   

Commitment/Expectations - We expect all registered participants to attend at least 75% of the scheduled sessions.  You will get the most out of this program with consistent attendance.  

Parent-Coaches.  Most welcome.  Please reach out to us directly if you are interested in serving as a parent-coach this Spring by emailing Scott.Woodworth@Citylax.org

Important Dates:

November 1st-December 10 Early Bird Registration

November 17th, February 23rd, and March 1st Evaluations

January 14 Refund Deadline

In late January Registration will close (Date TBD); After close date, Waitlist; players will be taken off wait list if open spots are available

April 5 is First Sunday of the Spring season

April 12 Easter Sunday no session

May 10th Mother's Day we will have a session!!!

 May 30th - 31st  Last Weekend of the season 

May 20th Awards Ceremony, 6-8PM, Randall's Island (Rain Date is May 27)

Important information for 6U-7U (formerly K-1st grade) about Payments, Scholarships, Transportation Assistance, Equipment, Refunds, Changes, Playing Experience, Deadlines, and Program Fees:

Registration.  Players will not be fully registered with Doc's NYC until they have an up to date US Lacrosse membership and a payment for the Spring program fee has been made via credit card or check.  Incomplete registered players may not be allowed to play.  If you have any questions on payment, please contact us immediately.  Registrations with balances due prior to the Spring 2020 program and/or lacking updated US Lacrosse membership are not considered complete.  

Scholarship Assistance.  If needed, please reach out to us directly. We want to ensure every child has the opportunity to play lacrosse! Mat.Levine@citylax.org; Scott.Woodworth@citylax.org.

Transportation to Practices/Games.  As in the past, we ask families with cars to help families and coaches without cars with transportation to the practice and game locations.

Equipment.  All players must use regular lacrosse equipment as described on our website (see Home Page, left column).  Equipment retailers (store and on line) are also listed.  Players supply their own equipment.  If you need assistance, please contact us.    

Refunds.  After January 14th, 2020, we CANNOT offer refunds due to our advanced game scheduling commitments, staffing commitments, field planning, and equipment requirements. Refunds (less an administrative fee) after January 14th will ONLY be given for medical issues documented by a physicians’ note. We cannot offer refunds due to team placement decisions, scheduling conflicts with other sports or activities, or due to change of heart.     

Schedule:   **Please note that ALL dates/times are subject to minor changes at times throughout the season.  We will minimize as best we can.**

Fees.  The program fee below is our early bird Fee and will be good through December 10.  After this date, the fee will go up modestly.  A final cut-off date (usually by the end of January) will be announced to close registration, based on capacity, so registering as soon as possible is highly recommended.  We thank you. 

Spring 2020 6U/ 7U

K - 1 Grades

COST: $610

Early Bird special $585 until 12/10/19

Opened: 11/05/2019
Closes: 04/30/2020

In Grades: K to 1 for 2019-20 School year

DOC's 2020 Spring Registration - Boys 2

Welcome to Doc’s NYC Lacrosse Spring 2020, our 24th year!
 
All players MUST have an up to date US Lacrosse Membership to play for Doc's NYC Lacrosse!
 
If you do not have a membership, you can purchase one HERE:
 

Program Summary for Boys 8U - 2nd grade 

Please see below for a program description, registration guidelines, important dates, and other key information for families to know in order to have a successful lacrosse experience with us.  We appreciate the opportunity to have your child in our program.  The information below should provide you in detail with what you need to know in order to register.  Please read it carefully. 

 

You can always reach us with your questions at Scott.Woodworth@citylax.org and Mat.Levine@citylax.org.   

In the spring we offer our very successful teaching clinics/practices conducted on Sundays in the 9-1PM time block (last year 9-10:30AM--we plan for same in 2020).  Sessions are 75-90 minutes. Players will receive a Doc's NYC Lacrosse uniform.  

 Times/Locations are subject to change slightly based on our final Field Permits.

Format is small groups managed by 1-2 coaches, learning the basics, non-competitive and competitive drills, station work teaching individual skills (rotational among the coaches), and gradually building toward small space game play.   Coaches are guided by our Field Director who conducts each session with a weekly practice plan.  Beginning players will receive individual instruction as well as group instruction.  To conclude the season, we will host or travel and "play" another appropriate program in the Metro area (TBD), at the discretion of the Directors, projected to be on May 17th and/or May31st.  

  • Season starts April 5th and concludes May 31st.  Sites used in the past have been
    • Cardinal Spellman High School in Bronx (site of the 2019 sessions that were held on Sundays)
    • Riverdale Country School (Bronx)
    • Columbus High School (Bronx)
    • Fieldston School (Bronx)

*Note: exact time and location of the field could vary slightly due to school events, but we plan on the 2020 sessions to be on Sundays, in the mornings, at Cardinal Spellman HS, except for the end of season play days, where we may travel.   

Commitment/Expectations - We expect all registered participants to attend at least 75% of the scheduled sessions.  You will get the most out of this program with consistent attendance.  

Parent-Coaches.  Most welcome.  Please reach out to us directly if you are interested in serving as a parent-coach this Spring by emailing Scott.Woodworth@Citylax.org

Important Dates:

November 1st-December 10 Early Bird Registration

November 17th, February 23rd, and March 1st Evaluations

January 14 Refund Deadline

In late January Registration will close (Date TBD); After close date, Waitlist; players will be taken off wait list if open spots are available

April 5 is First Sunday of the Spring season

April 12 Easter Sunday no session

May 10th Mother's Day we will have a session!!!

 May 30th - 31st  Last Weekend of the season 

May 20th Awards Ceremony, 6-8PM, Randall's Island (Rain Date is May 27)

Important information for 6U-7U (formerly K-1st grade) about Payments, Scholarships, Transportation Assistance, Equipment, Refunds, Changes, Playing Experience, Deadlines, and Program Fees:

Registration.  Players will not be fully registered with Doc's NYC until they have an up to date US Lacrosse membership and a payment for the Spring program fee has been made via credit card or check.  Incomplete registered players may not be allowed to play.  If you have any questions on payment, please contact us immediately.  Registrations with balances due prior to the Spring 2020 program and/or lacking updated US Lacrosse membership are not considered complete.  

Scholarship Assistance.  If needed, please reach out to us directly. We want to ensure every child has the opportunity to play lacrosse! Mat.Levine@citylax.org; Scott.Woodworth@citylax.org.

Transportation to Practices/Games.  As in the past, we ask families with cars to help families and coaches without cars with transportation to the practice and game locations.

Equipment.  All players must use regular lacrosse equipment as described on our website (see Home Page, left column).  Equipment retailers (store and on line) are also listed.  Players supply their own equipment.  If you need assistance, please contact us.    

Refunds.  After January 14th, 2020, we CANNOT offer refunds due to our advanced game scheduling commitments, staffing commitments, field planning, and equipment requirements. Refunds (less an administrative fee) after January 14th will ONLY be given for medical issues documented by a physicians’ note. We cannot offer refunds due to team placement decisions, scheduling conflicts with other sports or activities, or due to change of heart.     

Schedule:   **Please note that ALL dates/times are subject to minor changes at times throughout the season.  We will minimize as best we can.**

Fees.  The program fee below is our early bird Fee and will be good through December 10.  After this date, the fee will go up modestly.  A final cut-off date (usually by the end of January) will be announced to close registration, based on capacity, so registering as soon as possible is highly recommended.  We thank you. 

Spring 2020 8U 

2nd Grades

COST: $625

Early Bird special $595 until 12/10/19

 

 

 

Opened: 11/05/2019
Closes: 04/30/2020

In Grade: 2 for 2019-20 School year

DOC's 2020 Boys 3rd-8th Spring Lacrosse

DOC's BOYS (9U-14U) Spring 2020 Lacrosse Program 
 
All players MUST have an up to date US Lacrosse Membership to play for Doc's NYC Lacrosse!
 
If you do not have a membership, you can purchase one HERE:
 
ALL Doc's NYC Teams will have new abbreviations from USLacrosse
 9U/10U (formerly 3-4th grade)
 11U/12U (formerly 5-6th grade)
13U/14U (formerly 7-8th grade)
 
Welcome to our Doc's NYC Spring program 2020 (our 24th year!).
 
 Please see below for a program description by age/gender, team placement process,  registration guidelines, important dates, and other key information for families to know in order to have a successful lacrosse experience with us.  We appreciate the opportunity to have your child in our program.  The information below should provide you in detail with what you need to know in order to register.  Please read it carefully.  You can always reach us with your questions at Scott.Woodworth@citylax.org and Mat.Levine@citylax.org
 

Boys 9U-14U (formerly 3-8th grade) Spring 2020 Basic Information for all Teams

(then scroll down for Important Dates and Important Supplemental Information to read before you Register)

 
    • Team Placement Process (Beginners through Advanced).  All players will be placed on a team based on Age (mandated by US Lacrosse and our League affiliations) and then Ability.  Every player, properly registered and evaluated,
    • If a player is participating in another sport/activity during the spring season, we expect lacrosse to be the first priority.
    • will be placed on a team. To do this, players will be evaluated (required) in the preseason for team placement.  A player must attend at least 1 of 3 evaluations. We recommend attending more than one evaluation for a higher team (Blue level) placement.   Team placements will be announced in early March.     
    • November 17th outdoor evaluation session @ Cardinal Spellman High School
      • (time to be announced and posted on our website)
    • February 23rd and March 1st indoor evaluation sessions @ City College of NY Gym
      • (time to be announced and registration link will be posted on our website, 1st week of January).
    • Sunday March 8th. Season starts with Individual team or "combined" (more than one) team practices with your coaches.  Times to be announced.  Cardinal Spellman High School.  90 minutes.  Weather permitting. These are required practices. 
    • Sunday March 15th.    Individual Team or "combined" team practices with your coaches.  Times to be announced.  Cardinal Spellman High School.  90 Minutes.  Players traveling away on Spring Break starting March 16th will be excused upon making the request to the team coaches and/or commissioner.  All others are expected to attend practice.  Cardinal Spellman HS or Randall's Island.  Location/Times to be announced.  
    • Game/Tournament Schedules.  Given out 3rd week of March. 
    • Weeknight Practices (Draft Schedules on Website Home Page, left column).  Begin week of March 30th.  Teams will practice twice per week night (75-90 minutes, as daylight allows) with their coaches and at times in combination with other team of same age group sharing the practice field.  Practice field sites used in the past have been Randall's Island and some Manhattan Park Fields.
    • Parent Coaches with Experience Invited. Besides our regular Doc’s staff of coaches from the young professional ranks who are recent/former college players, we invite parents who have the proper lacrosse playing experience to join and serve as parent coach (either as an assistant or head coach). If you would be interested in serving as a parent-coach (head or assistant), please email Scott.Woodworth@citylax.org as you register your child. 
    • Parents--Team Commissioners Needed.  Please reach out to us directly (as you register) if you are interested in serving as a team commissioner this Spring by emailing Scott.Woodworth@citylax.org  Commissioners play a vital role in assisting our coaches in the management of the team (communication throughout the season, carpool coordination, and as a resource for parents). We will send you more information about this very important position.
    • Player Attendance/Expectations.  100% Attendance at ALL Doc's NYC events (practices, games, etc.) is expected of all players, unless they are sick, injured, have a personal religious obligation, or serious academic reason to miss a team event. Families are expected to report absences to coaches and team commissioner in advance of an event as well as injuries that may cause an absence.  Less than a full commitment is not fair to your coaches/teammates and could result in reduced playing time. Players involved with other sports/activities are expected to give Doc's NYC Lacrosse the first priority over all others.  

 

Individual age/grade program descriptions

Boys 9U/10U (formerly 3/4th Grades)

  • Game/Tournament Schedule.  Start weekend of April 4th -5th and go through either May 17th or May 31st (subject to final scheduling).  Scheduled on Saturdays and/or Sundays (sometimes both) against teams in Metro area, in either the  7v7 (or 8v8)--we split into two teams-- or 10v10 formats (depends on the opponent). 
  • Team Placement. Depending upon enrollment, we plan on having several teams per age grouping based on Age and also some consideration of Skill level.  Teams may be formed as single age (9U and 10U)  or mixed adjacent ages (9U-10U) depending upon enrollment and range of ability within the age bracket. Placements announced in Early March after evaluations are completed.
  • Playing Time. Players on these teams are given balanced playing time over the course of the season (but not each game) based on practice and game attendance, effort, attitude, and team needs as determined by the coaches.   
  • Format.  In our 4th year of following US Lacrosse's Lacrosse Athlete Development Model for 9-10U teams to play the game format of 7v7 (or 8v8), now emphasized for this age group by US Lacrosse and endorsed by our affiliation with the CONNY (CT-NY) and Hudson Valley Leagues. This Short Field fast-paced format fosters more touches on the ball, stickwork/passing/ball-handling, and lacrosse decision-making in tighter spaces.  A team of 20-25 will be split into two teams to play short field games if the opponent plays the same format. However, there will be games against certain opponents where we will play regular full field 10v10, especially with 4th graders.
  • Scroll down past 11U/14 U for Important Dates and Supplemental Information and the registration link or continue to 11U/14U

 

Boys 11U/ 14U (formerly 5-8 Grades) 

  • Game/Tournament Schedules.  Starts weekend of April 4th -5th and goes through either May 17th or May 31st (subject to final scheduling). Doc's Teams play 10-12 game/tournament schedule on Saturdays and/or Sundays (sometimes both) against teams in metro area.  ALL 11U/ 14U (5-8th) grade games are played in a standard 12v12 format.  
  • Team Placement - Based on age/ability, players are placed on Blue (A), Gold (B) or White (developmental) level teams.  Teams may be formed as single age (11U, 12U, 13U, and 14U) or mixed adjacent ages (11U-12U;13U-14U) depending upon enrollment and range of ability within the age bracket.  Placements announced in early March after evaluations completed. 
    • Note:  Players historically on Doc's NYC Blue teams are NOT always guaranteed a Blue team 2020 spot.  Two evaluation sessions are strongly recommended.  A miniumum of 1 is required. Furthermore, Blue team rosters are usually smaller at the discretion of the directors.
  • Playing Time/Commitment.
    • Gold and White teams should be balanced over the course of the season (not each game) but is based on attendance, consistent effort, and attitude. 
    • Blue team playing time is at the discretion of the coaches in order to be competitive and is based on attendance, commitment, attitude, and performance.  Best efforts will be made to balance playing time on Blue teams over the course of the season, but not guaranteed.
    • Blue Team Commitment. (Read Carefully) Players selected for Blue teams, must make Doc's NYC Lacrosse team their primary Spring 2020 sport/activity/lacrosse program (outside of school lacrosse teams) or you will be placed/moved to another Doc's NYC team.  Before the season starts, we ask families to be very honest with the directors about being able to make the commitment if you are given a spot on a Blue team, in fairness to other teammates/families on the team.  

Scroll down for Important Dates and Supplemental Information before Registering

 Important Dates for ALL 9U / 14U (formerly 3rd-8th Grade) Players:

November 1st-December 10 Early Bird Registration

November 17th, February 23rd, and March 1st Evaluations

January 14 Refund Deadline

In late January Registration will close (Date TBD); After close date, Waitlist; players will be taken off the waitlist to fill open team roster spots)

Mid - March Team Placements announced

March 8th and 15th Spring Season opens with required team or combined team practices

Week of March  31st Weeknight Practices begin

April 4th - 5th First weekend of games/tournaments

April 8th Passover and April 11-12th Easter Weekend we have no events

May 10th Mother's Day, Games will be played !!!

May 16th - 17th or May 30th - 31st  Last Weekend of the season (based on individual team schedule)

May 20th Awards Ceremony, 6-8PM, Randall's Island (Rain date May 27)

Important information for 9U/ 14U (formerly 3-8th grade) about Payments, Scholarships, Transportation Assistance, Equipment, Refunds, Changes, Playing Experience, Deadlines, and Program Fees:

Registration.  Players will not be fully registered with Doc's NYC until they have an up to date US Lacrosse membership and a payment for the Spring program fee has been made via credit card or check.  Players with Incomplete registrations may not be allowed to play.  If you have any questions on payment, please contact us immediately.  Registrations with balances due prior to the Spring 2020 program and/or lacking updated US Lacrosse membership are not considered complete.  

Scholarship Assistance.  If needed, please reach out to us directly. We want to ensure every child has the opportunity to play lacrosse! Mat.Levine@citylax.org; Scott.Woodworth@citylax.org.

Transportation to Practices/Games.  As in the past, we ask families with cars to help families and coaches without cars with transportation to the practice and game locations.

Equipment.  All players must use regular lacrosse equipment as described on our website (see Home Page, left column).  Equipment retailers (store and on line) are also listed.  Players supply their own equipment.  If you need assistance, please contact us.    

Refunds.  After January 14th, 2020, we CANNOT offer refunds due to our advanced game scheduling commitments, staffing commitments, field planning, and equipment requirements. Refunds (less an administrative fee) after January 14th will ONLY be given for medical issues documented by a physicians’ note. We cannot offer refunds due to team placement decisions, scheduling conflicts with other sports or activities, or due to change of heart.     

Schedules.  Practice and game schedules depend on team placements, field permits, game scheduling, weather, and other factors. This information will follow your team placement assignment, so in your spring planning, please allow for some cushion/flexibility with practice times, game dates/times, etc.

 **Please note that ALL dates are subject to minor changes at times throughout the season.  We will minimize as best we can.**

Fees.  The program fee below is our early bird Fee and will be good through December 10.  After this date, the fee will go up modestly.  A final cut-off date (usually by the end of January) will be announced to close registration, based on capacity, so registering as soon as possible is highly recommended.  We thank you. 

 

COST for Boys 9U/ 14U (3-8th grade)

Spring Program:

$795

Early Bird special $760 until 12/10/19

Opened: 11/05/2019
Closes: 04/30/2020

Open to: Boys
born between: 03/01/2004 and 08/31/2012

In Grades: 3 to 8 for 2019-20 School year