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Welcome to Granite Bay Youth Lacrosse - Girls’ City League!

 
Granite Bay Youth Lacrosse is pleased to offer a City League program for players in the 8U-10U age group, specifically tailored for those players just starting out.
 
Lacrosse is played on a field with two goals, a stick, and a hard-rubber ball.  The object of the game is to score more goals than your opponent.  Lacrosse a fast-paced, high scoring game, and is the fastest growing sport - particularly in California.   There are many opportunities for kids to play lacrosse at all levels including youth, high school, club and college.
 
Granite Bay’s City League was designed to avoid most scheduling conflicts with other sports and activities.  City League is ideal for players with minimal to no lacrosse experience, and each season a substantial number of players are brand new to lacrosse.
 
Most City League players will have birthdays falling between 8/31/2010 - 9/1/2007 (2nd - 4th grade).  Generally, players with birthdays falling in the U.S. Lacrosse 8U, 9U, or 10U age groupings below will play on a City League team: Players not age eligible for City League (i.e. born before 9/1/2007) will generally play on a 12U team.
 

2017-18 US Lacrosse Player Segments

For play occurring between September 1, 2017 - August 31, 2018

Youth

Date of Birth

Age Group

Grade Affiliation

HS Graduation Year

Born 9/1/2010 through 8/31/2011

7U

1st

N/A

Born 9/1/2009 through 8/31/2010

8U

2nd

N/A

Born 9/1/2008 through 8/31/2009

9U

3rd

N/A

Born 9/1/2007 through 8/31/2008

10U

4th

N/A

 
Season Length, Practices, Games, and Locations.
 
Our City League program runs from late February - mid May.  
 
Practices are held twice weekly in Granite Bay.
 
Games start mid-March and are always held on Friday evenings in Granite Bay, Folsom, Fair Oaks, or El Dorado Hills.  This is by design and avoids most conflicts with other sports and activities.  There are opportunities for optional festivals, and jamborees which may occur on weekends and offer players additional playing time if they desire.
 
Prior to forming teams, we will contact registered players for friend requests and work to get players on teams with friends.  Generally, these are accommodated without difficulty, although in some circumstances in may not be possible for a large group to stay together.  However, we will work to make sure that all girls can play with at least tome their friends.
 
Differences between Boys’ and Girls’ lacrosse.
 
Boys’ lacrosse is a contact sport and players are protected by wearing helmets, shoulder pads, elbow pads, and gloves.  Boys' lacrosse is a physical game and involves stick checking and limited body contact introduced at later levels of play.
 
Girls’ lacrosse has a contact level similar to soccer or basketball.  Body checking is never permitted in girls’ lacrosse and hitting players with the stick is not part of the game.   Girls’ lacrosse players wear protective eye goggles and a mouthguard - both designed to to protect a player from the ball.  Players have a stick and wear cleats (soccer cleats are perfect).  One goalie per team will wear team-supplied helmet and padding - and players usually rotate taking a turn in goal.
 
Lacrosse is a unique sport with a rich Native-American cultural heritage.   The emphasis of our City League program is on fun, skill development, teamwork, and social opportunities to bond with fellow lacrosse players. 
 
Please with any questions you may have about our Girls' City League program- we'd be happy to provide an answer.  
 
Welcome to our program and the fantastic sport of lacrosse!