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RISING STARS PROGRAM - k- 2nd Graders

The Rising Star program will emphasize safety, fun, and learning the skills and game of lacrosse.  Teams will practice and play games one to two times per week and anticipate one practice during the week and one on the weekend.  We will use a 6 versus 6 player format with smaller lacrosse goals, but no goalies. Scrimmages are across the field sideways and we require 3 consecutive pass attempts before shooting.  No checking is allowed.  The girls will use a modified lacrosse ball (i.e., softer).  We will have “intra-squad” games as well as anticipate playing games against similar “rising stars” teams from other towns.  Season begins in early April and concludes in early June.

Equipment for Boys' and Men's Lacrosse

The Crosse:

The crosse (lacrosse stick) is made of wood, laminated wood or synthetic material, with a shaped net pocket at the end. The crosse must be an overall length of 40 - 42 inches for attackmen and midfielders, or 52 - 72 inches for defensemen. The head of the crosse must be 6.5 - 10 inches wide, except a goalie’s crosse which may be 10 - 12 inches wide. The pocket of a crosse shall be deemed illegal if the top surface of a lacrosse ball, when placed in the head of the crosse, is below the bottom edge of the side wall. Provisions in length can be made @ the developmental level

The Ball:
The ball must be made of solid rubber and can be white, yellow or orange. The ball is 7.75 - 8 inches in circumference and 5 - 5.25 ounces.
 
The Helmet:
A protective helmet, equipped with face mask, chin pad and a cupped four point chin strap fastened to all four hookups, must be worn by all players. All helmets and face masks should be NOCSAE (National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment) approved.  Rising Stars may use a Hockey style helmet  Typically RS players purchase Cascade CS or CPV Helmet models

The Mouthpiece:
The mouthpiece must be a highly visible color and is mandatory.

The Glove:
All players are required to wear protective gloves. The cutting or altering of gloves is prohibited.

Other Protective Equipment:
All players, must wear shoulder pads & Arm pads (elbow Pads) .
Rib pads  & Cleats are strongly recommended
ALL PLAYERS MUST WEAR AN ATHLETIC SUPPORTER WITH PROTECTIVE CUP TO PARTICIPATE