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GOALS AND PHILOSOPHY
SBLA will provide a safe, fun and positive environment that fosters good sportsmanship and citizenship while learning the skills necessary to play the great game of lacrosse.

Our coaches will teach fundamental skills and rules appropriate for each age group and insure playing time for ALL athletes in scrimmages, games and/or tournaments.

  • Beginning athletes will be taught field positions, develop fundamental skills and a sense of fair play.
  • Experienced players refine their skills and learn advanced position and team play.
  • Skills are reinforced through playing opportunities for ALL athletes through scrimmages, games and/or tournaments.
  • Equal playing time is emphasized for beginning and intermediate athletes.
  • The advanced athlete is challenged with a competitive team and game experience.
  • The U15 athletes are prepared for the rigors of a high school lacrosse program.

 
AGE ELIGIBILITY
SBLA teams are comprised of boys in four age levels
 

U9      
All players must born from 9/1/2006 through 8/31/2009 prior to the spring season.
U11     All players must born from 9/1/2004 through 8/31/2006 prior to the spring season.
U13     All players must born from 9/1/2002 through 8/31/2004 prior to the sping season.
U15     All players must Born from 9/1/2000 through 8/31/2002 prior to the spring season.


BOYS EQUIPMENT
All boys are required to have the following equipment for all age groups.  Stick, Lacrosse Helmet with NOCSAE approved safety seal, Mouth Guard, Shoulder Pads, Arm Pads, Gloves, Cup and Supporter, and Molded Rubber Cleats/Spikes.

GIRLS EQUIPMENT
All girls are required to have the following equipment for all age groups.  Stick, Lacrosse Safety Goggles, Mouth Guard and Molded Rubber Cleats/Spikes.

REGISTRATION FEE
SBLA charges a $180 registration fee for Boys and Girls.  All boys and girls are required to have a current membership with US Lacrosse.

US LACROSSE MEMBERSHIP
All SBLA athletes must join US Lacrosse. Membership is $25.00 and provides comprehensive insurance for our athletes for one year. In addition, athletes receive a subscription to Lacrosse Magazine.


Family Discounts and Scholarships
Families registering more than one child receive a $10 registration fee discount for each additional child. Scholarship help is available to families needing assistance with registration fees and equipment. E-mail:
for more information.

SEASON
The DYLA (Delmarva Youth Lacrosse Association) runs the Spring Lacrosse season. It will begin for SBLA on March 15th with its first boys practice and conclude on June 9th.  The first girls practice will tentatively begin on March 14th and conclude on June 8th.
 
All league games will be played on Sunday afternoons for the Boys Division. However, some games could be played on Thursday evenings and/or Saturday.  Start times for games usually begin at 1:00 PM, but can vary from weekend to weekend up to 4:00 PM on the weekends.  Weeknight games could start at 6:30 PM.  Game sites to be determined.
 
All of our teams travel to various game locations in Delaware, Maryland Eastern Shore and/or Southeastern Pennsylvania.
 
TOURNAMENTS
DYLA hosts a round robin tournament at the conclusion of our regular season schedule. The tentative date for our tournament will be Sunday, May 22nd.  All boys and girls youth teams throughout Delaware will participate in an exciting fun day event playing teams from Delaware and surrounding out-of-state youth lacrosse programs.
 
PRACTICE SESSIONS
Our first Boys practice will be held on Tuesday March 15th. at 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM.  Practice site and Home games will be held at the New Castle Elementary School at 
903 Delaware Street, New Castle, DE 19720.   Girls Practice sessions TBD.

The following schedule will be followed:

BOYS

First Practice - March 15th. Tuesday 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM. All Boys practice sessions will repeat after the above schedule be Tuesday and Thursday at the same time for the remainder of the season.

All protective equipment will be required to attend practice sessions and league games.

GIRLS

Tentative Date: First Practice March 14th. - Monday  6:00 PM to 7:30PM.  All Girls practice sessions will repeat after the above schedule be Monday and Wednesday at the same time for the remainder of the season.

All protective equipment will be required to attend practice sessions and league games.

PARENT SUPPORT
SBLA depends on the support of parents. We need parents to make sure that their athletes arrive to practice sessions and games on time. Parents are needed to provide refreshments for games such as oranges and be available to carpool for away games. If parents are interested in becoming a Lacrosse coach or referee contact your local team rep for more information.

FOR MORE INFORMATION
Kevin J. Dempsey
Executive Director
Tel: (302) 559-4145
Email:


WEB SITE
www.silverbackslax.org