Western Loudoun Lacrosse (WLL) is a youth organization comprised of registered members, Board members, coaches and parents. We exist to enable youth to learn, grow, and develop skills via lacrosse competition. The administrators, coaches, parents, and spe
 
 
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How players are evaluated

"A" Player
Someone who has been playing multiple years and demonstrates excellent skills.

A team requires a higher level of commitment than a B or C team. Practices 3x per week with games on the weekend. Players must attend all practices and all games. Lacrosse is their primary sport and/or activity. Most players making an A team have a minimum of 2-3 years experience.

Demonstrates:

Throwing and catching with dominant and off hand 

Consistent scooping and cradling 

Effectively utilizing dodges and understands how to perform various techniques (split dodge, face dodge, roll dodge etc...) 

Strong field sense in live situations 

Transitional tactics for effective ball movement 

Passing and shooting with both hands, cutting and feeding, and excels in unsettled situations 

Working understanding various offensive and defensive schemes 

Demonstrated understanding of rules of the game 

Eager to learn and willingness to try new techniques

 

"UB" Player:

UB practice 2x per week with games usually on Sunday.  Players may have other sports/activities that may occasionally conflict with practices and games. Players should attend all practices and all games. Most players making a UB team have 1-2 years experience.

Demonstrate with proficiency:

Throwing and catching with dominant hand 

Scooping and cradling techniques 

Can perform various dodges  (split dodge, face dodge, roll dodge etc...) 

Field sense in live situations 

Transitional tactics developing

Passing and shooting with dominant  hand, cutting and feeding 

Learning off ball tactics in settled/unsettled situations 

Developing understanding of various offensive and defensive schemes 

Developing complete  understanding of rules of the game 

Eager to learn and willingness to try new techniques

Practices twice a week with most games on Sunday

 

"LB" Player:

LB teams practice 2x per week with games usually on Sunday.  Players may have other sports/activities that may occasionally conflict with practices and games. Players should try to attend all practices and all games. 

Most players making a LB team are new to the game or have played 1 spring or fall season (ex. Player played a spring season in 3/4LB as a 4th grader. The following year as a 5th grader, the player may be placed on a 5/6LB team in order to acquire more knowledge of the game as rules advance).

Players are:

Learning to catch and throw 

Learning scooping and cradling 

Dodging techniques are being learned 

Has an initial understanding of the rules of the game 

Learning how and when to apply various position defense techniques 

Developing an understanding of how to move within an offensive technique.
 

Do only new players make the LB team?

No, returning players may be placed on a LB Team. This is especially true for players who may have only played one spring season and do not play off season lacrosse. LB team placement for a returning player should not be looked at negatively. These players may not have strong enough stick skills, or understanding of the play of game, or understanding the rules of the game to advance to a B team this season. The LB team may be the best fit as these returning players tend to be the strongest players on their LB teams and enjoy the experience where their skills and confidence can grow.

 

 

If you have questions or concerns, please contact Steve Weller at swellerhoo@outlook.com