Tryouts for the Junior Raider U13 and U15 Select lacrosse teams will be held Saturday, August 18 at North Park, field 2, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Please read all of the information below.
The purpose of the Select lacrosse team tryout is to make sure your Junior Raider is placed on a team commensurate with their current skill set. Players that are not chosen for our Select teams will be placed on our recreational teams in the Spring of 2019. Every child who wants to play lacrosse will be given a chance to play and continue to grow their skills and love of the game!
If your Junior Raider secures a place on a Select U13 or Select U15 team, they are expected to make Raider lacrosse a priority and participate in both the Junior Raider Spring 2019 season and Summer 2019 tournament play:
- Select U15 or Senior Select (currently 8th grade): The Senior Select team will play on the Alpharetta High School Junior Varsity summer tournament team next May and June.
- Select U13 or Junior Select (currently 7th and 6th grades): The Junior Select team will play in Junior Raider U13/U14 tournaments in the summer of 2019.
- All Select players: Knowing there are several players committed to football or other Fall sports, we are asking for the Select player to participate in as much of our Fall lacrosse program as possible. We expect that those athletes honor their initial commitment while prioritizing lacrosse whenever possible. PLEASE NOTE: There will be additional time and financial requirements requested from families who are part of our Junior Raider Select program.
The difference in our Recreational and Select lacrosse programs is as follows:
Recreational lacrosse is offered to develop the player regardless of experience or skill level. Creating strong fundamentals and an appreciation of the game is the focus – building technique, game skills and knowledge is core to the program. Recreational lacrosse is offered at all levels for all seasons (U-9 through U-15) dependent on player numbers to fill teams.
Select lacrosse is competitive lacrosse for advanced and skilled players who are in 6th, 7th and 8th grades (as of August 2018). Improving critical skills, game strategy and measuring progress by winning games and tournaments is a priority. Select lacrosse is offered in Spring and Summer seasons for 6th and 7th graders (Junior Select), and 8th graders (Senior Select).
The Junior Raider lacrosse program has embraced TeamSnap as their communication and registration platform. If you haven’t done so already, please download the TeamSnap application as we will be using it for all communications during the season.
We look forward to seeing all of our 6th, 7th and 8th grade players on Saturday, August 18! If you have additional questions, please see our TeamSnap site or contact Karen Lent at (770) 712-2688.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHO WILL BE EVALUATING MY SON FOR THE SELECT TEAM?
A panel of coaches, including our Alpharetta High School coach, Zach Zanone, along with our U13 and U15 Junior Raider coaches will evaluate all players.
WHEN WILL WE KNOW IF OUR SON MADE THE SELECT TEAM?
The U13 or U15 coach will connect with all players no later than three days after tryouts.
WHAT DO I DO IF MY SON CAN’T MAKE THE AUGUST 18 TRYOUT?
If your son is not able to make the August 18 tryout due to another commitment, we ask that you still register for the tryout: On the registration form, under “Additional Participant Info”, “August 18 Tryout” choose “I cannot attend, but am still interested in trying out for the Select team.”
WHO CAN I CONTACT IF I HAVE MORE QUESTIONS?
You can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or you can contact Karen Lent at (770) 712-2688.