Mahopac Boys Lacrosse
2019 Spring Travel Season
Boys U9/3rd Grade to U14/8th Grade
January‚ 2, 2019 to March, 10, 2019
(Late fees apply thereafter)
Mahopac Lacrosse is one of the most decorated programs in school history, 5-time NY State Semi-finalist and 1996 New York State Class A Champion
Join MSA Boys Lax and participate in the fastest sport on grass and the fastest growing sport in America!
US Lacrosse and Hudson Valley moved to the U Team system. Pre k thru 2nd is grade based.
U9 3rd grade (registration in 3rd grade travel also includes Sunday morning In-house program)
U10 4th grade (registration in 4th grade travel also includes Sunday morning In-house program)
U11 5th grade
U12 6th grade
U13 7th grade
U14 8th grade
Mahopac Boys Lacrosse 2019 Spring Travel Registration January 2, 2019 thru March 10, 2019 for 5th thru 8th grades. MSA Boys Travel Lacrosse utilizes both an age based system and "U" system in accordance with league and US Lacrosse policies.
Player Evaluations for team placement: MSA Lacrosse will run indoor training and player evaluations at the Carmel Indoor Sports Center (and Lakeview Elementary School if necessary) beginning January 2019 and will run thru March 2019. It is recommended players participate in the winter training and evaluation sessions. Team assignments will occur after the March 2019 indoor training and evaluations are complete.
To register for 2019 Spring Lacrosse and/or 2019 Winter Indoor Clinics: www.msasports.org / Boys Lax. (Go to MSASports.org: Sports Programs in left column, click on Boys Lax then click on Registration in right column).
Boys: U9/3rd Grade & U10/4th Grade Program: $225 Registration Fee plus $25 US Lacrosse Fee
Boys: U11, U12, U13 and U14 Program: $275 Registration Fee Plus $25 US Lacrosse Fee
Season to begin April (weather permitting) and run through early June. Schedule with specific times and dates will be provided once established
*Note to MSA U14 travel team participants: There will be a significant commitment required of those participants playing at this level. Teams can expect to train and play at the highest level for the purpose of preparing players as they move into the Mahopac High School Lacrosse Program. Those 8th grade players who expect to try out for Mahopac Freshman or JV School Lacrosse, we recommend registering (payment in full is required) and going through the MSA winter training and evaluation. Those 8th graders who do not make the school team will be placed on an MSA team once the registration payment is completed with 3 days of the completion of school tryouts.
All programs are subject to change; Additional Information available on the MSA website/Lacrosse. A $75 Late Registration Fee for U9-U13 applies during late registration period.
Family Multiple Player discount: There is a $50 discount for each additional child. Please e-mail
with your child’s names so we can make the appropriate adjustment.
MSA Boys Lacrosse will offer equipment at a discounted price: Mahopac Team Helmets for U9 to U14 and starter kits (gloves, elbow and shoulder guards) for U9 U10 players. We will also make available discounted protective equipment for those 1st and 2nd graders who choose to purchase their own gear. Loaner equipment will be provided (with a deposit) to 1st and 2nd grade participants at no charge so purchasing equipment is not required for these grade levels. We will size equipment and take order requests at an in-person registration for those looking to purchase.
Lacrosse Equipment Donations
We will be accepting used lacrosse gear at all three in-person registrations
Building on its storied lacrosse tradition, the Mahopac High School Varsity lacrosse program has experienced much success since 2007‚ During the past few years, more than 20 former Mahopac graduates have gone on to play college lacrosse. Former Mahopac grads have played for top tier Division 1 lacrosse programs, including Army, Cornell, North Carolina and Drexel, to name a few.
The MSA Boys Lacrosse program is dedicated to providing a positive lacrosse experience for our youth and encouraging teamwork, positive self-esteem, sportsmanship, respect for others, personal responsibility, and perseverance, while also ensuring the correct balance of competitive play. In order to accomplish these goals and best prepare our youth for ongoing opportunities at the high school and collegiate level, MSA lacrosse, starting with the 3rd grade travel team(s), will begin ensuring that players are placed in the appropriate playing environment based upon their current skill set and physical abilities.
Evaluation Process: U9-U14 players will have evaluations to ensure that the players are placed in the correct environment for developmental purposes. Each player should expect to participate in winter training and evaluation sessions at the Carmel Sports Center as this will be part of the evaluation process.
Skills/Experience: The evaluator will evaluate players utilizing the following (but not limited to) categories; Passing, catching, ground balls, cradling, and shooting. Field Vision/Game sense and positioning will also be looked at.
Evaluations will be based on the following categories: a) skill & experience; b) athleticism/physical ability and c) attitude/commitment/coachability. Each player will be evaluated by independent experienced lacrosse players (current or past coaches who have played at a high level). They will observe and rate players using the following criteria:
Athleticism/Physical Ability: Speed, agility, conditioning and coordination.
Attitude/Commitment/Coachability: Attitude, general and technical aspects of the game, effort, commitment and ability follow directions.
We recognize that the evaluation process can be a challenging one for players, parents and coaches alike. It is not an exact science, but we are committed to doing our best to make the appropriate, objective selections. We must emphasize to our young players and parents that team placement is not a permanent decision and players will have plenty of opportunities to move up levels as they progress. Similarly, if children are not progressing or there are behavioral issues, they may be moved down as well. It is important to note that there are numerous Varsity standouts (even several who played at the collegiate level) who were not elite players at a younger age. Kids must start somewhere, learn the game, and then gain additional skills and experience so that they can improve their game and compete at higher levels.
All registrants will be notified of their team placement described below. We reserve the right to call-back players for an additional observation when the evaluators believe it’s warranted. This will further ensure everyone has a fair and equal chance to demonstrate their abilities.
Travel Team Program
Once Evaluations are completed, U11- U14 players will be assigned to the appropriate level team.
It is expected that Spring Lacrosse be the priority for players selected for the highest level teams as one is making a commitment to play at the highest level of competition. Added travel may be involved for the top tiered teams.
For those participants who are not chosen for top tiered teams, the teams will be more instructional based which should help progress them towards a higher level of play. They will practice 1 to 3 time per week, play 8-10 games or scrimmages and participate in (1) Jamboree. Note: The number of games may be dependent upon availability of other programs with the same level of players. Coaches may opt to add additional games but the expense will be passed on to the team.
There will be a season end closing ceremony or individual team picnic/or party and an alumni game (date pending).
Thank You, MSA Boys Lacrosse