League Information

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Our teams play in the South Jersey Youth Lacrosse League.  This league has 22+ local programs participating from across South Jersey.

 

In order to meet the requirements of South Jersey Youth Lacrosse League, all players are required to be current members of US Lacrosse, the national governing body of lacrosse. The US Lacrosse membership fee is included in registration costs, and the club will submit all players for membership. Parents do not need to individually register or renew their player’s US Lacrosse membership.


Age Guidelines

 

RV Youth Lacrosse (Girl's Program) and the South Jersey Youth Lacrosse League follow the US Lacrosse Age Guidelines that can be viewed here

  1. For play occurring between September 1, 2017 - August 31, 2018
  2. For paired segments, the even year age group is the maximum: 7U/8U, 9U/10U, 11U/12U, 13U/14U.
  3. Age Group reflects the maximum age of a player during the playing year. (7U means that players are 7 years and under)

8U

This division is for players ages 7 to 8. This age group is designed to introduce the basics of our game and build a foundation for future years.  In this program the girls will learn the rules of our game as well as how to scoop, cradle, throw, catch and shoot. For many players this is the first time they have played organized games against teams from other towns. At the U8 level, SJYLAX does not flight teams based on ability. Players continue to work on fundamental lacrosse skills while learning more about on field positioning and movement.  Playing time should be equal for all players and players try all the different positions during the course of the season.

 

10U

This division is for players ages 9 and 10. This division is flighted as per SJYLAX rules. Basic lacrosse skills are still being reinforced at this level along with game strategy, and basic plays may be introduced.  Playing time should be equal for all players and players are given an opportunity to play all the different positions during the course of the season.

 

12U

Ages 11 and 12.  At this level the game will become more competitive and teams will be formed by skill level.  Coaching reinforces foundational skills and strategy, and introduces structured plays and set positions.  Playing time and positions will be influenced by attendance, ability of the player and player effort. No matter the skill level of players, coaches involve all players throughout the season, provide opportunities to play all the different positions, but there is no guarantee on equal playing time. However, no player should ever play an entire game unless the team doesn’t have substitutes.

 

14U

Ages 13 – 15, up to 8th grade.  These ages are important years for players to fine-tune their skills and understand the intricacies of the game in order to prepare for high school competition.   Players are expected to be committed to attending practices and games.  Teams will be formed by ability and positions and playing time will be determined by attendance at practice, ability and effort.  Coaches will involve all players throughout the season, however there is no guarantee on equal playing time on the most competitive teams.

Coaching Requirements 

All coaches are required to complete the following:

    • US Lacrosse Level 1 Fundamentals of Coaching Online Course
    • US Lacrosse Level 1 Instructional Clinic (Developing the Individual Athlete) (Required for 14U Head coach only)
    • PCA "Double Goal Coach 1: Coaching for Winning and Life Lessons"
    • CDC Heads Up Concussion Training
    • US Lacrosse Membership
    • Current "Green Light" NCSI background check
    • SJYLL Rules Interpretation Aware

View more information on the US Lacrosse requirements here


 

RV Youth Lacrosse Girl's Coaches


  14U(A)  Coach Holly McMullen

US Lacrosse Level 2 Certified in the Girl's game

 

This is Coach Holly's 4th season coaching with the RV girl’s youth lacrosse program. Holly has also coached the youth program for several seasons in Wilton, Connecticut. Holly was a competitive two sport athlete at Rancocas Valley Regional High School and then onto Sacred Heart University, (Fairfield, CT) playing field hockey and lacrosse. Holly's goal in coaching is to provide the children with all the tools they need to master the fundamentals of the game. In short, her coaching philosophy can be summarized by the Arthur Ashe quote, "One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation."       


 

 14U(A) Coach Dave Demarco

US Lacrosse Level 1 Certified in the Girl's game

F License in soccer

Certification in CPR and first aide through the American Heart Association

 

 

This is Coach Dave DeMarco’s 7th season coaching RV girls youth LAX.  He started at U10 through U14 and will again coach at the U14 age group. Coach Dave has also coached girls soccer for Medford Rec and the Lumberton Dynamite. 


 14U(B) Coach Dave Myers

 US Lacrosse Level 1 Certified in the Girl's game


 12U(AB) Coach Gregg Gravenstine

US Lacrosse Level 2 Certified in the Girl's game

Certified in First Aid and CPR by the American Heart Association

 

2018 is Coach Gregg’s 3rd season as a coach in our Girl’s Lacrosse program, having served as both head coach and assistant coach. Prior to that, Gregg was involved as a coach in the boys’ RV Youth Lacrosse program, beginning at its inception in 2004. With three multi-sport children, Gregg has been involved as a coach, volunteer and parent in a variety of sport organizations, including lacrosse, ice hockey, field hockey, baseball and gymnastics. Coach Gregg brings his background and experience from a chemical engineering education and 30+ years in the financial services industry to the lacrosse program. His coaching philosophy stresses team-building, detail, focus and effort. 


  12U(AB) Coach Paul Hascek

US Lacrosse Level 2 Certified in the Girl's game

Certified in First Aid and CPR by the American Heart Association 

 

2018 is Coach Paul’s 3rd season leading our Girl’s Lacrosse program and his 8th year coaching boy’s and girl’s teams for RV Youth Lacrosse.  Paul has corporate experience that includes team-building, mentoring, and motivation.  This translates seamlessly into his coaching style to make practices “Fun with a purpose”. 


  10U Coach Kristen Thompsen


  8U - We are looking for a coach for our U8 team. If you're interested please let us know.  


 

  

 RV Youth Lacrosse contracts with coaching staff and trainers with high school and collegiate experience to work with our teams periodically throughout the season to strengthen skills and specific areas of the game, such as draws, defense and shooting.