Washington Schoolgirls Lacrosse Association Youth League (WaGLAXD) is a developmental, athletic organization that aspires to provide a high-quality experience to every athlete. A high-quality experience is one in which every athlete: Has fun playing

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Mission Statement
Washington Schoolgirls Lacrosse Association Youth League(WaGLAX) is a developmental, athletic organization that aspires to provide a high-quality experience to every athlete. A high-quality experience is one in which every athlete
  1. Has fun playing the game
  2. Feels like an important member of the team
  3. Learns "life lessons" that have value beyond the playing field
  4. Learns the skills, tactics and strategies of lacrosse and improves as a player

WaGLAX is committed to creating a positive culture in which coaches, parents, fans, umpires and athletes work together to achieve this mission.

Core Values

1.     Development of Healthy Girls
2.     A Safe, Positive Environment for the Athletes, Coaches, Umpires and Fans
3.     Teamwork and Sportsmanship through Constructive Competition
4.     Improved Lacrosse Skills, Tactics and Strategies
5.     Honoring the Game

Vision Objectives Statement

1.     Grow Women’s Lacrosse in Washington State for Youth Ages 1st grade through 8th grade.
2.     Provide Guidance to clubs and programs for growth of the Women’s Lacrosse among youth in Washington State.
3.     Adopt Rules and Guidelines for Youth Women’s Lacrosse consistent with US Lacrosse, US Lacrosse – Washington Chapter and the Washington Schoolgirls Lacrosse Association High School Division. The Youth Division recognizes that their rules and guidelines may not be the same as these organizations, but will work to make them not inconsistent with the intent of these organizations rules and guidelines.
4.     To the extent possible, advance development of fields wherever potentially available with Women’s lacrosse in mind.
5.     Support Washington Women’s Lacrosse Umpire Association in their efforts to recruit, train and maintain Women’s Lacrosse Umpires.  
6.     Encourage development of Women’s Lacrosse in Organizations, Clubs, and Schools throughout Washington by supporting these organizational structures. 

Strategic Vision of Growth of GIRLS YOUTH LACROSSE as of October 2011

LEVEL 2011 2012 2013 2014 (*Dependent on enough Qualified Umpires) 2015 20 16 2017
By Try Out
-------- --------- --------- -------------------- ------------ ----------- 6 teams
U15 FC
Full Checking
League Approval Required for Entry
------------- ---------- Insufficient Umpires to provide the opportunity *Full Checking
8 teams
~ Umpire Requirements
~ Coaching Requirement
~ Player Requirement
14 Teams
20 Teams
(approved by league)
26 Teams
(approved by league)
U15 A
Program Self Selects
LevelA Rules
13 Teams
16 teams 24 teams 20 teams 20 teams 22 Teams 22 Teams
U 15 B
Program Self Selects
LevelA Rules
13 Teams
13 teams 12 teams 15 Teams 20 Teams 20 Teams 20 Teams
U 13
18 Teams
23 teams 32 teams *Modified Checking
12 teams (League Approval)
Ump, Coach & Player Req
A: 16 teams
A: 20 teams 25 teams
        No Checking     26 teams B: 25 teams B: 29 teams 30 teams
U 11
Teams of 12
29 teams
40 teams 50 teams 58 teams 64 teams 73 teams 80 teams
2nd grade
69 Players 125 Players 160 Players 210 Players 230 Players 250 Players 275 Players
TOTAL PLAYERS 1279 (47%) 1652 (29%)     2742 (12%) 3125 (%) 3528 (%)
U 15 teams of 20, until 2014 then teams of 18
U 13 teams of 20
U 11 teams of 12
U 11 becomes primary entry point for new programs as of 2012.
Club Programs continue to grow horizontally and expand down
Full Checking requires 2 adult locally rated umpires (2 year locals and 13-15 games at JV or above)
Premier Play:  Premier Play will only constitute the top 3% of players.
6 teams are needed to make a viable division
                1 premier team for every 15-20 teams 
                Premier Team will be no more than 18 players