The 2014 spring season was a great success for all of our boys teams, including our U13A boys team which won the regular season Northern California title.
In light of that success and with the growing number of players in our program, Granite Bay Youth Lacrosse plans to field both "A" and "B" boys teams at all three NCJLA age levels (U11, U13 & U15) in the 2015 season (does not apply to U9 City League).
This is an approach taken by most of the successful Bay Area youth clubs. It will enable us to field teams with better internal balance, and it will also create a better environment for player development:
Coaches can better tailor their practice plans to the needs of their players when there is a more narrow range of skill & ability levels on the team.
Players develop faster in practices and games when they are challenged by teammates and opponents, but not overwhelmed by them.
All teams will have similar training, and schedules, and club support.
We encourage all players to "keep a stick in their hands" during the off season. Doing so will allow them to have more fun with this great sport next season. Off-season opportunities for improvement include: