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Competitive Play

Competitive (game playing) lacrosse is for children in 1st-8th grades and is primarily played during the spring; however, fall lacrosse leagues are becoming more common in South Jersey.

Voorhees Lacrosse offers boys'  teams in the following age groups:

Division Grade Age Requirement
U7 (Boys)
1st All players must be 6 years old or younger on August 31 preceding competition.
U9 2nd & 3rd
All players must be 8 years old or younger on August 31 preceding competition.
U11 4th & 5th
All players must be 10 years old or younger on August 31 preceding competition.
U13 6th & 7th All players must be 12 years old or younger on August 31 preceding competition.
U15 8th All players must be 14 years old or younger on August 31 preceding competition.

Voorhees Lacrosse offers girls'  teams in the following age groups:

DivisionGradeAge Requirement
8U1st & 2nd
All players must be 8 years old or younger on September 1 preceding competition.
10U3rd & 4th
All players must be 10 years old or younger on September 1 preceding competition.
12U5th & 6thAll players must be 12 years old or younger on September 1 preceding competition.
14U7th & 8thAll players must be 14 years old or younger on September 1 preceding competition.


Players may not be placed on teams younger than their current age; however, players can play up in older age brackets. Voorhees Lacrosse makes every effort to keep children at their proper age level.  Based on the number of registrations and the amount of players required to field teams, players may be occasionally asked to play in an older age bracket.

Evaluations
Voorhees Lacrosse is experiencing growth with more registrations each year. To better manage the number of players and talent, players of certain age groups will be required to participate in evaluations held pre-season. South Jersey Lacrosse does not allow clubs to cut any player (every player makes a team) and our evaluation process allows us create teams based on skill level (if there enough players for more than one team) as well as identify strengths and weaknesses of individual players and potential positions.


Boy's vs Girl's Programs
Unlike soccer, boys' and girls' lacrosse are played very differently, with different equipment, rules, positions, and frequently with different field sizes.

For boys, the cost of lacrosse is not cheap.  Boys play physical games with a lot of contact and are required to wear protective gear.  View list of equipment requirements.

Program Fees
Registration is $210/player and includes a uniform, indoor winter practice, referee fees, US lacrosse registration, and practice pinney.

Anyone who plays competitive lacrosse must be a member of the US Lacrosse. This is a mandatory requirement by the league and your registration fee includes this membership.

Games & Practices
Competitive lacrosse requires time and commitment from parents and players.  Players are encouraged to attend as many practices as possible in order to properly develop the skills, strategy and rule understanding.   All players and parents will be required to sign a Code of Conduct form in order to practice and play games.

• Practices - Most teams practice two times per week, typically for 1 to 1.5 hours.
Games - Teams typically play two games per week.  Depending on the age group, teams may play in round robins one day while other teams may play single games over a period of a couple days.  Boys play most of their games on Saturdays and girls on Sundays. Games are one hour in duration.  Teams may compete against teams up to one hour travel distance.
Tournaments - Teams also play 1-2 tournaments during the spring season within the Delaware Valley Region.


Spring Season
Generally, the South Jersey lacrosse season for girls and boys may start with games in April, and may end around the time that the school year ends.  Generally, outdoor practices start in early spring as the weather permits.   Also, Voorhees Lacrosse may periodically rent indoor space in local area facilities, and begin light, optional indoor practices in the January and February.  The season usually ends the weekend after Memorial Day (first weekend in June) when an end-of-year tournament is held.

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