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Welcome to URA Girls Lacrosse

URA is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization.  Since our inception the mission of the URA Girls Lacrosse Program has been to introduce and teach the game of women's lacrosse in a safe and fun environment.  We offer our program to young girls in the Unionville-ChaddsFord School District area from grades one through eight.  We hope that our program will create an excitement and love for lacrosse.

Our recreation program gives everyone the opportunity to play; however, participants in our program do need to attend practices to learn proper skills of the game to ensure they do not hurt themselves or someone else during game play.  We take safety seriously.  If your child is unable to make several practices especially at the beginning of the season, regardless of experience, her game time participation may be cut back significantly or she may not get any game time at all.  If this is an issue, your coach will discuss this with you.

Our program is run completely by volunteer parents.  Every year we look for new volunteers to keep the program strong.  No lacrosse experience is needed because returners are ready to guide and train you as you learn this fun sport.  We do have resources available that can be given out on loan especially if you are interested in being an assistant coach.  A great book of reference can be found at Amazon called "Coaching Girls' Lacrosse: A Baffled Parent's Guide" by Janine Tucker and Maryalice Yakutchik.

 

 

Description of each of our grade based programs:

**All Programs will follow US Lacrosse's LADM (Lacrosse athlete Development Model)**

More info on this model can be found at USLacrosse.org

Grades 1st and 2nd (1/2):
This age group offers fundamental instruction with lots of opportunity to touch the ball and have FUN. Our goal is to introduce proper techniques to cradling, catching, throwing, scooping, shooting, playing defense and having fun. These girls will Have the opportunity to slecet to participate in an early season lacrosse clinic hosted by the 
Unionville High School Lacrosse Team. Games will be 5v5 play taking place at Patton Middle School during practice and also a couple play days with outside competition.  Play days are mini games, played in a round robin format on Saturdays only. Parent volunteers/new coaches are needed here for practices to improve the coach to player ratio and allow the most amount of player interaction possible.


Grades 3rd and 4th (3/4)
This age group offers fundamental instruction with lots of opportunity to touch the ball and have FUN. Our goal is to 
introduce proper techniques to cradling, catching, throwing, scooping, shooting, playing defense and having fun. These girls will Have the opportunity to slecet to participate in an early season lacrosse clinic hosted by the Unionville High School Lacrosse Team. Games will be 5v5 play taking place at Patton Middle School during practice and also a couple play days with outside competition.  Play days are mini games, played in a round robin format on Saturdays only. Parent volunteers/new coaches are needed here for practices to improve the coach to player ratio and allow the most amount of player interaction possible.

 

Grades 5th and 6th (5/6)
This age group also offers fundamental instruction with lots of opportunity to touch the ball and have FUN. Our goal is to introduce proper techniques to cradling, catching, throwing, scooping, shooting, playing defense and having fun to new players and continue to advance the skills of experienced players.  These girls will Have the opportunity to slecet to participate in an early season lacrosse clinic hosted by the Unionville High School Lacrosse Team. Games will be in tradition style (11v11 with a goalie) and will be played at Patton and other PAGLA team sites on Saturdays and possibly a couple Sundays.  No more than 1 hour travel for games. Teams are leveled and will compete at the B level of the PAGLA league.  There is potential for players from all the teams to be asked to form an additional team to participate in some A level games.  

 

Grades 7th and 8th (7/8)

This age group is for experienced players.  Players are usually participating on Patton's Middle School team after school every day so only a few practices are held for this group.  Games are played on Saturdays and some Sundays.  There are a maximum of two teams at this age group and depending on the skill of players there may be an A level team and a B level team.  Each year will require appropriate evaluation of this.


Practice times & locations will be communicated in early March. Your daughter may practice at any one of or all of the U-CF school district facilities, on any day and at any of times mentioned below starting on or about March 13th, 2017.  Primarily all practices and competitions will take place on Patton Middle School fields.

  • Monday – Friday 5:00 PM to Dusk

  • Saturday 9 AM to 4 PM and possibly some Sunday games as well  

Fees cover the following items:

  • URA Branded Game Uniform

  • Referee Fees for PAGLA games and intra-program games

  • Insurance

  • Field rental fees

  • Balls, goalie equipment, practice supplies (cones, pinnies, nets), medical kits, etc.

The URA Season ends at the end of May or first week in June depending on the calendar.