KAPRB Blue Demons is a youth sports & recreational program open to students residing in the Kennett Consolidated School District and neighboring townships. Our mission as a non-profit organization is to provide a safe and competitive environment.

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KAPRB Blue Demons Girls Lacrosse 

 

Blue Demons Girls Lacrosse is organized by grade level for girls in 1st through 8th grade.   Our program focuses on having FUN while advancing skill development, understanding of the game and rules, positive sportmanship, and a team first attitude!  The league is open to student athletes residing in the Kennett Consolidated School District.

While this is a township lacrosse program, we and our opponents, fall under and adhere to the directives of PAGLA - Philadelphia Area Girls Lacrosse Association.

 

Games and Practices

Practices begin twice a week starting mid March and the regular game season will end by Memorial Day.  Players in Kindergarten - 2nd grade will play at least 4 regular season games and players in graders 3rd-8th will play approximately 6 regular season games.   Practice schedules, locations, and game schedule will be provided closer to the start of the season.  Depending on scheduling, there may be winter clinic or indoor pre-season clinics available.

 

The PAGLA Tournament is a fun event the first weekend in June for the teams in grades 3 /4, 5/6, and 7/8.  

 

Age Groups

The number of teams offered at each age group is determined based on Coaching availability and will vary year to year.  If you are interested in Coaching, please contact kaprblacrosse@gmail.com

 

The breakout of teams in the girls program is driven based on grade levels and the game format is different at each age group.  We’ve developed the Demons program to layer in a progression of learning and level of play.  All age groups provide both fundamental instruction for the new player and intermediate and advanced skill development for the experienced player.  We feel this progression helps young players understand fundamentals, field positioning, and rules at an age appropriate level:  

 

K/2 - Kindergarten - 2nd Graders

Games are played half-field with 4 v 4 players without restraining line.  All players expereince offensive and defensive positioning.  The purpose of 4 v 4 is to allow for “more touches” on the ball for all players and to help spread out the game for more effective passing and ball movement.  Teams are divided into equally balanced teams based on experience and skill level.

 

 

3/4s - 3rd and 4th Graders

Games are played half field with 7 v 7 players with mid-field restraining line.  Players are placed in offensive, midfield, and defensive positions to understand positions and enhance game understanding and added rules.  This is to help prepare for the next grade level.  Teams are divided into equally balanced teams based on experience and skill level.

 

5/6s - 5th and 6th Graders

Games are played FULL field with 11 v 11 players, with goalie.   All US Lacrosse rules and positions apply at this grade level.   Teams may be created either as equally balanced teams or A and B teams based on experience and skill levels of the players in order to compete in a safe and competive way against other PAGLA South opponents, or a combination of the two.  The structure of the teams may vary season to season depending on a number of factors such as number of Kennett teams, coaches, number of PAGLA South opponents, PAGLA directives, and so on.  Communication will be sent prior to the start of the season of how the teams will be structured.  

 

7/8s - 7th and 8th Graders

Games are played FULL field with 11 v 11 players, with goalie.   All US Lacrosse rules and positions apply at this grade level.  Teams may be created either as equally balanced teams or A and B teams based on experience and skill levels of the players in order to compete in a safe and competive way against other PAGLA South opponents, or a combination of the two.  The structure of the teams may vary season to season depending on a number of factors such as number of Kennett teams, coaches, number of PAGLA South opponents, PAGLA directives, and so on.  Communication will be sent prior to the start of the season of how the teams will be structured.  

 

Equipment

Each player must provide their own equipment including stick, mouth guard and eye gear.   Safety is of utmost importance and players will be asked to sit out if they are missing safety pieces.  Helmets are optional, but not required for girls.  We encourage cleats, however, sneakers are suitable for younger girls.  Prices vary for these items and can be purchased at most sporting good retailers for about $75 - $125. 



Contact us at kaprblacrosse@gmail.com