Mini-Mites (pre K-2nd Grade)
** On-Line Registration will open in late Winter **
We are excited to continue the Mini-Mites Lacrosse program. Designed for boys and girls in pre-Kindergarten to Second grade, the program will teach the fundamentals of the game, along with improving athletic skills (hand-eye coordination, agility and running) through lacrosse drills and games.
For the 2017 season, we will break the Mini Mites into two groups: Level 1 and Level 2. Groups will be differentiated in order to better meet the needs of all athletes.
Level 1: Open to any male or female athlete Pre-k- K grade. Athletes will be taught the fundamentals of the sport of lacrosse, utilizing a stick and appropriate eye protection, but will not be required to wear full padding (helmet, gloves, shoulder/arm pads).
Level 2: Open to any male or female athlete 1-2nd grade. Athletes will be taught the fundamentals of the sport of lacrosse. This group will be required to utilize all of the protective gear associated with lacrosse. For boys this means: helmet, shoulder pads, arm guards, and gloves. For girls this means: goggles. Limited equipment will be available to borrow, and hockey equipment may be used.
** Girls and boys would be separated in the Level 2 group since both games have different rules.
The program will meet on Sundays from 1 - 2:30pm at the Amherst Regional Middle School lacrosse field. Dates will include 4/30, 5/7,
5/14, 5/21, 6/4 and 6/11. Efforts to reschedule for rainouts may require play on a day other than Sunday. We are looking to expand the program to include some weeknights as well pending field availability.
** There may be opportunities/invitations to play lacrosse with other town programs.
For registration fees please see below. When you are registering your child you may select if you would like to include the cost of a new lacrosse stick designed for young lacrosse players. The boys will receive a stick designed for boys lacrosse and the girls will receive a stick designed for girls lacrosse.
When you are registering you are also required to register for membership with USLacrosse, and your fee includes an Amherst Youth Lacrosse reversible jersey.
MINI-MITES: Boys and Girls (pre K - 2)
Regular Fee (includes a lacrosse stick): $90.00 ($30 US Lacrosse membership + $30 fee + $30 stick fee)
Fee without the stick included: $60.00 ($30 US Lacrosse membership + $30 fee)
Reduced Fee Structure: based on free or reduced lunch
Single player family (including a lacrosse stick): $80.00 ($30 US Lacrosse membership + $30 stick fee + $20 fee)
Fee without the stick included: $50.00 ($30 US Lacrosse membership + $20 fee)
For more information, contact Andrew MacDougall