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UPDATED: 15 NOV 2021

The Boys Program.
About each level.

Boys In-House [Scoopers] (K and 1st grade)
Anticipated number of Spring 2022 teams:  4
The Boys In-House program was developed at the request of our parents of the younger players.  Many players wanted to start at age 5 and did so in the scoopers program.  Although scoopers is a great introduction to the program it does not involve wearing equipment, and you do not play games.  Therefore the organization created the in-house program for those young players ready to take the next step.  This program is for 6 & 7 year olds regardless of experience.  Just remember that they wear full gear in this program.  This is also a low key program.  In the past 2 seasons we have had 4 teams at this level.  They all practice on the same nights beginning in Mid – March.  Once in April, this group will practice 1 night per week and play a game against another in-house on the 2nd night each week.  With 4 teams they will rotate each week playing a different team.   The emphasis here is still basic skills, scooping, catching, throwing, cradling and shooting.  However they are now wearing equipment and it’s a different experience with gloves and helmets on.  Coaches also start to teach positions at this level as the kids play 6 vs. 6 on a short field, with no goalies.   Every player will receive a reversible practice jersey.  6 year olds have a choice as they can play in the in-house or scoopers program.  7 year olds also have a choice as they can play in-house or clinic. 
Equipment requirements:  Lacrosse Stick (can be less than 40 inches),  Regulation Lacrosse Helmet, Lacrosse Gloves, sports shoes (cleats preferred), elbow/arm pads, shoulder pads, cup.  There is only minor contact at this level.
Practice Schedule: They will practice 2 nights a week with NO Weekends.   This allows the kids to travel with older siblings on the weekends. 
Start date:  Early to Mid March, Coaches decision and dependent on field conditions.
End Date:  Play will wrap up just before Memorial Day.
Games:  In-house games one night a week beginning in April.  Coaches may assemble teams of more skilled players and travel to play other programs like UQA in Centreville.
We like to have a minimum of 2 coaches per team at this level.

Little Bucs U7
This program is designed for 6 and 7 year olds that have played before and/or received lacrosse specific training in the past.  This team is managed by KIYL Commissioner Paul Marek; interested parents should contact Paul directly (contact information on the KIYL Board of Director's page).

Clinic – (2nd & 3rd grade)
Anticipated number of Spring 2022 teams:  2 (one experienced team, one team of newer/inexperienced players)
This program is designed for the 7 & 8 year olds and considered an instructional league catered to both newer and experienced players.  These players do travel and play 1 to 2 games per week.   Game schedule does not begin until Mid April. Teams at the experienced play levels will play NFHS rules (modified per Anne Arundel County White Rules as appropriate) in 10 vs. 10 format on full fields with goalies. Teams formed of newer players may play a US Lacrosse 7 vs. 7 format on shorter fields in an effort to promote learning and more player touches. Coaches at this level still focus on the basics, scooping, catching, throwing, cradling and shooting.  They will teach field and game rules. We strive to have a minimum of 2 coaches per team at this level.
Equipment requirements:  Lacrosse Stick, regulation Lacrosse Helmet, Lacrosse Gloves, cleats, elbow/arm pads, shoulder pads and a cup. There is contact at this level with adjusted rules for player safety.
Practice Schedule: Typically 2 nights a week. 
Start date:  Early March, Coaches decision and dependent on field conditions.
End Date:  League play will wrap up just before Labor Day.
Games:  1 to 2 games per week beginning just before or just after Easter holiday.  Expect 8 to 10 league games.

Pee Wee – (4th & 5th grade)
Anticipated number of Spring 2022 teams:  1
This level is for 9 and 10 year olds.  One intermediate-level team is anticipated made of both experienced and newer players; additional teams of appropriate experience level may be added with increased interest. Teams at this age group are anticipated to play by NFHS rules (modified per Anne Arundel County White Rules as appropriate) in 10 vs. 10 format on full fields with goalies, however game format may be modified to the US Lacrosse 7 vs 7 format to adapt to team registrations within the league. Coaches will start to introduce team offense and defensive concepts. Players will see long poles for the first time.  All sticks should be regulation and with no stick shorter than 40 inches. Professional Referees will handle all games. Depending on competitive level entered, seasonal playoffs may be scheduled. We strive to have a minimum of 2 coaches per team at this level.
Equipment requirements:  Lacrosse Stick, regulation Lacrosse Helmet, Lacrosse Gloves, cleats, elbow/arm pads, shoulder pads and a cup. There is contact at this level with adjusted rules for player safety.
Practice Schedule: Typically 2 nights a week. 
Start date:  Early March, Coaches decision and dependent on field conditions.
End Date:  League play will wrap up just before Labor Day.
Games:  1 to 2 games per week beginning just before or just after Easter holiday.  Expect 8 to 10 league games.

Middies– (6th & 7th grade)
Anticipated number of Spring 2022 teams:  1
This level is for 11 and 12 year olds. One intermediate-level team is anticipated made of both experienced and newer players; additional teams of appropriate experience level may be added with increased interest. Teams at this age group are anticipated to play by NFHS rules (modified per Anne Arundel County White Rules as appropriate) in 10 vs. 10 format on full fields with goalies, however game format may be modified to the US Lacrosse 7 vs 7 format to adapt to team registrations within the league. Coaches will start to introduce team offense and defensive concepts. Players will see long poles for the first time.  All sticks should be regulation and with no stick shorter than 40 inches. Professional Referees will handle all games. Depending on competitive level entered, seasonal playoffs may be scheduled. We strive to have a minimum of 2 coaches per team at this level.
Equipment requirements:  Lacrosse Stick, regulation Lacrosse Helmet, Lacrosse Gloves, cleats, elbow/arm pads, shoulder pads and a cup. There is contact at this level with adjusted rules for player safety.
Practice Schedule: Typically 2 nights a week. 
Start date:  Early March, Coaches decision and dependent on field conditions.
End Date:  League play will wrap up just before Labor Day.
Games:  1 to 2 games per week beginning just before or just after Easter holiday.  Expect 8 to 10 league games.

Juniors  – (8th & 9th grade)
We do not anticipate fielding a team at this grade level due to low volume of eligible players. 8th and 9th grade players interested in playing lacrosse should contact us via email (kireclax@gmail.com) and we can help with recommendations on how to play lacrosse in the Kent Island area.