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  • Travel Tryout Schedule (Boys and Girls Grade 5-8)
  • Travel Tryout Information (Boys and Girls Grade 5-8)
  • Travel Tryout FAQs (Boys and Girls Grade 5-8)
  • Intro to Travel Evaluation Information (Boys Grade 3-4; Girls Grade 4)


2020 Travel Tryouts (Grades 5-8)

Note:  Tentative schedule, location TBD 

 

Tryout #1

Saturday March 7

 

Tryout #2

Sunday March 8

BOYS

  • 1-2pm Grade 5
  • 2-3pm Grade 6
  • 3-4pm Grade 7 
  • 4-5pm Grade 8 

GIRLS

  • 1-2pm Grade 8
  • 2-3pm Grade 7
  • 3-4pm Grade 6
  • 4-5pm Grade 5

 

BOYS

  • 1-2pm Grade 5
  • 2-3pm Grade 6
  • 3-4pm Grade 7
  • 4-5pm Grade 8 

GIRLS

  • 9-10am Grade 8
  • 10-11am Grade 7
  • 11-12pm Grade 6
  • 12-1pm Grade 5

 

 

 

 

 

Tryout #3

Saturday March 14

 

Tryout #4

Sunday March 16

BOYS

  • 1-2pm Grade 5
  • 2-3pm Grade 6
  • 3-4pm Grade 7 
  • 4-5pm Grade 8 

GIRLS

  • 9-10am Grade 8
  • 10-11am Grade 7
  • 11-12pm Grade 6
  • 12-1pm Grade 5

 

BOYS

  • 1-2pm Grade 5
  • 2-3pm Grade 6
  • 3-4pm Grade 7
  • 4-5pm Grade 8 

GIRLS

  • 9-10am Grade 8
  • 10-11am Grade 7
  • 11-12pm Grade 6
  • 12-1pm Grade 5

 


Travel Tryout Information (Boys and Girls Grade 5-8)

  • Boys and Girls will hold four sessions of tryouts.

  • Players must attend tryouts to ensure they get evaluated fairly.

  • There is no minimum requirements for GYL tryouts.  We receive mails about missing tryouts for a variety of reasons and we respect all of them.  We have made it very clear that in order for your boys and girls to get the best possible evaluation, they should attend all 4 tryouts.  We understand there are conflicts.

  • GYL has a minimum of 8-10 selectors that do their best to evaluate each child.

  • The teams are grade specific.  The profile for these teams changes yearly and we discuss this at the conclusion of tryouts.

  • Teams are divided according to ability (Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3) - all teams participate in CONNY and compete in a post season tournament in June.

  • Please note that these team configurations, for all grade levels, can change each year due to the changes in grade enrollment.

  • We do our best to accommodate all participants and have not, to date, had to cut any players from our travel program.

  • Our ultimate goal is to place each child on the team they would benefit most.  The most effective way to do this is to show up for all travel tryouts.

  • We ask that all parents respect the decisions of the selectors and not interfere with the process.  Players, coaches, and parents are asked to sign a committment letter and code of conduct.  It asks you to make lacrosse your priority in the Spring.  It also asks you to be respectful toward one another.

  • Lacrosse should be the number one sport for the Spring season.  If you expect to have reasonable playing time on your assigned team then you are expected to make every practice and game scheduled, except for school and family reasons.

  • If lacrosse is not your number one Spring sport or you do not attend any tryouts, you will be placed on a team as determined by the selectors. 


Travel Tryout FAQs (Boys and Girls Grade 5-8)

  • "Can my child make an A or B team after one session?"  Yes, although it is the rare exception.
  • "What if I can only attend two tryouts?"  This is your decision, not ours.  The more you showcase your skills and athleticism, the better the change to make an appropriate team.
  • "Does GYL respect other committments?"  Absolutely!  It is why we have 4 trouts over two weekends.
  • "Does going to all 4 tryouts ensure better placement?"  Not necessarily.  GYL tryouts are about the quality of your child's performance.  In most cases, we have found that a player gets the most appropriate placement with more "looks".
  • "Do I need to email the coaches if I am going to miss?"  While we appreciate your thoughtfulness, it is not necessary during tryougs.  We take attendance at each session and trust that you have a commitment that precludes you from attending.
  • "My child made the team.  Now what?"  GYL requires you to be committed throughout the entire season once the teams are placed.  We respect all family, school, and religious conflicts.  But, this must be your spring season extra-curricular activity.  There will be loss of play and possible dismissal from the team for unexcused absenses.
  • "How do I plan for tryouts?"  Simple.  For the past 15+ years, tryouts commence on the first Saturday in March.  They are typically held on that first weekend and the following weekend in March.

 


Intro to Travel Evaluation Information (Boys Grade 3-4; Girls Grade 4) 

  • All information will e-mailed to participants after House League begins.