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Wilton Girls Lacrosse Evaluations Information for Spring 2020

The following information was emailed to all registered girls as of 2/24/2020

TRYOUT TIMES (PLEASE NOTE CHANGES): TUESDAY  (3/10) – 5th grade (now 5:00 – 6:30) and 6th grade (now 6:30 – 8:00).  THURSDAY (3/12) – 7th grade (now 5:00 – 6:30) and 8th grade (now 6:30 – 8:00).

SATURDAY (3/14) TIMES REMAIN UNCHANGED: 5th grade (2:00 – 3:30), 6th grade (3:30 – 5:00), 7th grade (5:00 – 6:30) and 8thgrade (6:30 – 8:00).


TRYOUTS : We really encourage you to make tryouts. In order for us to do a proper evaluation we need to see the kids competing against their classmates. If you miss tryouts completely you daughter will be assigned to the B team. Your daughter will then be evaluated with the B team for at least a week before deciding which team she will play on this Spring.  The great thing about Youth lacrosse in Wilton is everyone makes a team. We will do our best to make sure each girl is placed on a team that matches their skill level that will best allow them to succeed and have an enjoyable experience this Spring. If your daughter does not want to be considered for the A-team please let me know and I will make a note. We have had many in past years opt to play on the B team for various reasons (commitment, want to be with friends, beginner etc.) so just ping me directly if that is the case for your daughter. Please arrive at least 15 minutes early before tryouts to sign in. You will need to  bring your stick, goggles, mouthpiece, and some water.  Parents are not allowed to watch tryouts and we ask them wait outside in the lobby when dropping off and picking up. Thanks everyone for your understanding.

GOALIE TRYOUTS:  if your daughter is a goalie or wants to be a goalie please let me know. If we have multiple goalies in a grade we will have a separate evaluation for them during the scheduled tryouts. Most goalies have their own gear but we can lend some if you don’t have any and want to be evaluated as a goalie.

Below is our Commitment policy. Please read. Lax will need to be your priority in the Spring.

TRAVEL COMMITMENT:  Wilton Youth Lacrosse teaches our players about the great game of lacrosse in a fun, safe and supportive environment.  We strive to instill in our players the critical values of hard work, dedication, team orientation, unselfishness and sportsmanship

As a program, we believe that travel equals commitment.  Participation on a WLA girls travel team requires enthusiasm, focus and 100% effort, both during practice as well as games.  All travel players are expected to make lacrosse their PRIORITY sport for the spring season; attending all practices and games in their entirety, including rescheduled games and practices.  Players who miss practices or games without good reason (school, religion, family or health) may lose playing time or their position on the team.  Other extracurricular activities will NOT be considered a "good reason" for missing practices or games, as any successful team relies on all its members giving their best at ALL events, and missing practices or games during the spring season does not help the team succeed.

We expect and encourage all of our athletes to play other sports during the rest of the year, as it both increases athletic development and, more importantly, adds to players' enthusiasm for all the sports they play.  It is important to recognize however, that the WLA spring lacrosse season is relatively short at 10-11 weeks.  Outside of the spring travel lacrosse season, we do not as an organization ask or expect travel lacrosse athletes to commit to lacrosse activities at the expense of other in-season sports they participate in.  We respectfully ask for the same consideration during the spring travel lacrosse season, and expect that when there is a conflict, girls will choose lacrosse over the other event.  

Final decisions regarding unexcused absences will be dealt with on a case by case basis, based on the facts and circumstances, including the impact on the affected team and its players.

If you have any questions please contact me directly with questions.


Jim Phelan