URA Boys’ Lacrosse is an established youth lacrosse program open to student-athletes residing in the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District. Our mission is to provide a safe environment in which participants are instructed in the fundamental skills of lacrosse necessary to compete at the middle and high school level and the qualities of good sportsmanship.
Additionally, we are a member of the Chester County Lacrosse Association (CCLA). CCLA member programs are generally organized by school district boundaries and is a very competitive, inter-recreational, youth lacrosse league. CCLA divisions are Age-Based, by school calendar year. Therefore, CCLA and URA boys’ lacrosse offers the following age groups: Under 8, (U8), U10, U12 and U14.
Players, Coaches and Parents are required to sign and abide by the URA Code of Conduct
Head Coaches, Assistant Coaches and Administrators, including the team parents, must complete and pass the URA Background Check prior to attending any practices. Background Check information and process can be found on the URA website. URA Boys’ Lacrosse is run completely by volunteer parents. Every year we look for new volunteers to keep the program strong. No lacrosse experience is needed because returning coaches are ready to guide and train you as you learn this fun sport. We do have resources available if are interested in being an assistant coach. Extra coaches are especially needed with our U8 and U10 divisions.
Practice times & locations will be communicated in early March. Your son may practice at any one of or all of the U-CF school district facilities and Pocopson Park, on any day and at any of times listed below.
· Monday – Friday 5:00 PM to Dusk
· Saturday 9 AM to 4 PM and possibly some Sunday afternoons
Preseason practice begins in early March and may include late February mini camps both indoor and outdoor, weather permitting. CCLA home games will take place on Patton Middle School fields. The CCLA game schedules are released in early to mid-March.
Fees cover the following items:
· Referee Fees for CCLA games
· Field rental fees
· Balls, mouth guards, goalie equipment, practice supplies (cones, goals, nets), medical kits, etc.
The CCLA/URA regular season ends at the end of May or first week in June depending on the calendar. Playoffs will commence at the end of the season for qualifying teams.
EACH PLAYER WILL NEED THE FOLLOWING PERSONAL EQUIPMENT:
· Lacrosse helmet and stick
· Lacrosse Gloves, Shoulder and Arm pads
· Starter sets can be found at Dicks Sporting Goods with the links below
· Recommended for U8 and U10
· Recommended for U12 & U14
Description AGE based programs
All Programs follow Lacrosse Athlete Development Model, LADM, developed by US Lacrosse
More info on this model can be found at USLacrosse.org
THE SOLE DETERMINANT FOR THE SPRING 2019 AGE DIVISIONS IS THE PLAYER’S AGE AS OF AUGUST 31, 2018.
· If he is 7 or younger on that date, he plays U8
· If he is 8 or 9 on that day, he plays U10
· If he is 10 or 11 on that day, he plays U12
· If he is 12 or 13 on that day, or if he is 14 and in 8th grade, he plays U14
CCLA & URA RULES PROHIBIT PLAYERS PLAYING UP OR DOWN AN AGE DIVISION, NO EXCEPTIONS.