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Lightning Program Overview...

Spring Lacrosse is all Travel for Lightning.

We plan to field teams in the MYLA league at the appropriate level – A, B and C.  Every participant will be accommodated on a team at this level based on ability and experience.  There will be no “cuts” out of the program.  Instruction will continue to be geared towards the appropriate level of play in this  format and the selection of teams by ability will allow for very positive experience for all. 

Lightning is open to all boys between the ages of 9 & 10 (generally grades 4 and 5)

The purpose of the Lightning program is to reinforce the fundamentals of the game (scooping, throwing & catching) as the boys prepare to move to the Midget program.    In Lightning we begin to introduce the following:
•Offensive sets (3-2-1, 2-2-2)
•Advanced offensive plays, skills, tendencies & awareness
•Extra Man Offense
•Setting picks on and off the ball
•Advanced defensive sets, skills, tendencies & awareness
•Man Down Defense
•Checking (stick & body)
•Defensive slides
•Clears & rides

Lightning players wear full pads (helmet, shoulder pads, arm pads, gloves, mouth piece & athletic cup) while playing.

Lightning travel evaluations typically begin in mid-February  (weather permitting).  You can expect two weeknight practices and one Saturday session (practice early in the season and games once the league starts).  Exact schedules will be posted once we have final field assignments from the rec council and league schedules.

Expect additional details to be posted on our website as we near the beginning of the season.

As always, if you have any questions, thoughts or concerns please send us an email to:
Enjoy your season!
Spring Schedules - Lightning - Padonia ES ...

Schedules for the Lightning program will be available once the teams have been created.  Look for these schedules in early March.

Equipment Requirements... 
The equipment requirements for the Lightning program:
 •Stick and Cleats

 •Helmet (i.e CPX)
•Shoulder pads
•Rib pads
•Arm pads
•Mouth Piece & Cup
All the items above (minus the cup) are available in an equipment starter pack.  The CPX helmet starter pack is an excellent choice, as the helmet is adjustable and should last 3-4 years.