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Learn to Play Lacrosse

Space Coast Lacrosse offers 3 levels of recreational play:

  • LacrosseKids! - 1 day per week for ages 5 to 7 years: coed classes with games designed to hide the learning so kids can focus on having fun while simultaneously learning how to play the game from experienced coaches.  All the gear is provided so you can just show up and enjoy.  

  • Introductory League - 1 day per week for ages 7 to 13 years: The one hour session consists of a coach led practice and game called “soft lacrosse.”  Soft lacrosse does not require the purchase of equipment since there is no body checking allowed and the ball is a modified soft rubber version of the regulation lacrosse ball; players will be provided all the gear needed.  Coaches will referee and instruct the practices and games utilizing the "Pause, Learn, Play" (PLP) methodology.  This allows coaches to stop the practice or game for no more than 30 seconds to discuss a coaching point with the player and allow the player to restart the game implementing the skill or tactic discussed with the coach thus reinforcing and assuring positive habits, decisions and tactics are being created.  Individual player development is monitored as players are allowed to additionally practice with the recreational teams if approved by the Director of Coaching.

  • Recreational League - for ages U10 and U14 years:  boys and girls teams with practices and games to continue mastering the fundamentals and implementing the basic tactics of the game in order to properly prepare players for competitive teams.  Parents are responsible for obtaining their own lacrosse equipment - stick, gloves, arm pads, shoulder pads, helmet and mouth guard for boys and, for girls, stick, gloves, mouth guard and eye wear (loaner gear is available upon request).  The PLP methodology will continue to be utilized by the coaching staff.  

  • See below for program details, dates, locations and registration.

LacrosseKids!

WINTER SCHEDULE:
Space Coast Sundays 9:00-9:45 - November 21 to February 13 (10 weeks, no sessions on 11/28, 12/26, 1/2) at Viera Regional Park Football Field (map) with Coach Mike Karr

Beachside Saturdays 9:00-9:45 - November 20 to February 12 (10 weeks, no session on 11/27, 12/25, 1/1) at Pelican Field in Satellite Beach (map) with Coach Jacob Batman

Cost:  $99.00/player


Introductory League

WINTER SCHEDULE:
Space Coast Sundays 9:45-10:45 - November 21 to February 13 (no sessions on 11/28, 12/26, 1/2), 10 weeks at Viera Regional Park Football Field (map) with Coach Mike Karr

Beachside Saturdays 9:45-10:45 - November 20 to February 12 (no session on 11/27, 12/25, 1/1), 10 weeks at Pelican Field in Satellite Beach (map) with Coach Jacob Batman

Cost:  $99.00/player


Boys & Girls Winter Recreational Progam

Boys:  One day of practice and one day of games to play box (boys) / speed (girls) lacrosse at the Space Coast Iceplex field in Rockledge  (map) .  

Girls: One day of practice to play speed (girls) lacrosse at the Space Coast Iceplex field in Rockledge  (map) and one day of practice/games at Viera Regional Park Football field.  Coach Carrie Eubanks is a former lacrosse player from Syracuse NY, has been assisting our girls league the last three years and holds her coaching certificate from NFHS and is a long time member of USA Lacrosse. She lives here locally in Viera with her three children.

  • U10 Boys:  Thursdays and Fridays 5:30-6:30 staring Nov 18/19 and ending Jan 26/27
  • U14 Boys:  Thursdays and Fridays 6:30-7:30 starting Nov 18/19 and ending Jan 26/27
  • U12 Girls:  Any girl age 7 to 11 years.  Wednesdays 5:30-6:30 and Sundays 8:30-9:45 starting Nov 12/1 and ending Jan 31
  • No sessions on 11/23, 24, 25, 26 or 12/21, 22, 23, 24, 31

Kids love speed/box lacrosse! Played in a hockey rink where the ball hardly goes out of bounds and games are 5 v 5 which makes the game extremely fast paced giving players many more chances, decisions, defending, ground balls, shots and touches than they would have otherwise.

Cost:  $89.00 / player


Boys Spring Recreational League

About / Coaches
This program is for boys ages U10 and U14 years, will run February through April to include uniform, an evaluation day in order to place players on age / skill appropriate teams, one week day of box lacrosse instructed by SCL recreational Coach Jacob Batman and one weekend day of practice followed by a game to be instructed by the below list of coaches who will rotate the coaching responsibilities on a weekly basis:

  • Bartlett, Bo - Viera High School
  • Cole, Greg - Holy Trinity High School
  • Crawford, Charlie - Rockledge High School
  • Fogle, Steve - Cocoa Beach High School
  • Karr, Shawn - Satellite Beach High School
  • Nunn, Bob - Goalie Coach (Viera High School)
  • Sweet, Brooks - Monte Verde High School (SCL Director of Coaching)
  • Vittorio, AJ - Edgewood Jr/Sr High School 

Assistant Coaches Needed!  Parents and/or high school players - with support, education and direction from our Director of Coaching Brooks Sweet, you can help run the weekend games and assist during practices.  Parents will receive a $50 discount off of registration fees.  Students can earn volunteer hours or get paid.  If interested please contact Mike Karr at (321) 848-2099.

Registration Dates / Costs:
Early Bird Registration: $79.00 - October 18 to December 31
Registration Continued: $99.00 - January 1 to January 15
Registration Deadline: January 15
Late Registrations:  $109.00 - January 16 to March 1

Practices / Games / Fields:

  • Evaluation Day: Sunday February 6th, 8:30 am to 9:45 am (location tbd by January 15)
  • Box Lacrosse: 
    • U10s, 5:30-6:30 Thursdays 
    • U14s 6:30-7:30 Thursdays 
    • at the box lacrosse field located at the Space Coast Iceplex in Rockledge
  • Practice/Game Play Dates:  Sunday's February 13 through April 30, 8:30 am to 9:45 am (location tbd by January 15 and will rotate weekly between Viera Regional Park in Viera, Kelly Park in Merritt Island and Pelican Field in Satellite Beach).  
  • MIni-Games:  Small sided games to be played during the half times at High School Varsity lacrosse games (dates/times tbd by January 15)

Summer Travel / Tournament / Competitive Teams

Our Director of Coaching, Brooks Sweet, and the above coaches have formed a Boy's Competitive Committee to oversee the Spring Recreational Program as well as make the determination if Summer competitive teams can be created from players selected from the Spring Recreational Program.   The competitive team coaches will be selected from this committee.  Players wishing to play on these competitive teams should register for our Spring Recreational League or contact Mike Karr to arrange a tryout. 

Girls Spring Recreational League

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