ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PROGRAM INFORMATION U9 + U11 (Grades 1-2 and 3-4)
Welcome to the Mercer Island Elementary School program for girls in grades K-4 (note: 5th graders play in our Middle School program). Please find information for the 2020 Spring Season programs offered including age/division breakdown, practice schedule, registration and games listed below. Limited financial need scholarships are accepted. Email email@example.com with questions.
Optional Stick Purchase - If you are new to lacrosse and not sure what stick would be best let us get one for you! We highly recommend using the Brine Dynasty Warp Junior given the fixed, built in pocket. This will enable younger players to develop good mechanics and habits when learning to catch, throw, cradle and pick up ground balls. More importantly, it will make catching and throwing a whole lot easier! The club is offering Brine Dynasty Warp Junior Sticks to players in Grade 1-4 for $80 purchase.
U9 Division (1-2nd Grades) - Register Here
The 1-2nd grade program consists of a weekly hour-long practice and a Sunday team scrimmage. These are clinic style practices designed to teach basic skills with a focus on fun. There is a parent commitment required for participation 1-2nd Grade Parent Sign-up.
Season: March 23 - June 1, 2020
Practice Schedule: Mondays, 5pm - 6pm for 60 minutes at Northwood Elementary; 60-minute inter-team scrimmage on Sundays from 3:30-4:30pm at IMS Grass fields (Dates: 3/29, 4/19). No scrimmages will be held on the Sundays around spring break (4/5 and 4/12). The girls will play four fun games with an off Island team on TBD, games start the week of 4/25. The away games could be Saturday or Sunday depending on the other teams scheduling.
Tentative End of Season Jamboree: Saturday, May 30
Fee: $175 Early Bird Discount until February 15, $200 after February 15
U11 Division (3rd/4th Grades) - Register Here
We typically field two leveled teams consisting of 3rd and 4th graders. Practices are held twice a week with games on Saturdays (sometimes Sundays). The U11 division plays a modified game of 7 vs 7 plus a goalie. There is a parent commitment required for participation - 3rd/4th Grade Parent Sign-up.
Regular Season: March 3 - June 2, 2020
Practice Schedule: 4:30-6pm, Tuesdays/Thursdays on the grass field between IMS and the baseball fields.
Games: Saturdays or Sundays, dates will be published closer to the season when the league finalizes the schedule. The girls do travel to away games.
End of Season Jamboree: Saturday, May 30
Fee: $275 Early Bird Discount until January 15, $300 after January 15.