NORTH GWINNETT LACROSSE ASSOCIATION
Meet the Crew
Get to know North Gwinnett Lacrosse Association, the premier lacrosse league in Gwinnett. If you still haven’t heard of us, we guarantee that once you do you won’t be able to forget us. Our team is made up only of the very best players around who all work extremely hard to reach the goals they’ve set for themselves.
The K-1st Grade Lacrosse Program is intended to introduce lacrosse to the youngest members of our community. This non-competitive non-contact developmental program is coed for any athletic level. Coaches will teach the basic individual footwork and stick skills using short non-repetitive drill and activity format. Real games are intramural (meaning we will divide the class and play).
Coed, any athletic level, no contact
Weekly sessions at GPP starting in March
Practice/Clinic style with drills and activities
“Lacrosse is fun, fast, fulfilling, & fun”
Dispel challenges – you can do this, it’s not as hard as it looks. Get better at home
Individual skills, basic teamwork, rudimentary game strategy
Indoctrinate families in lacrosse culture, terminology, and rules.
This program is for boys in 2nd and 3rd grade. The concept is simple, more touches = more fun! In 7V7 lacrosse with a goalie. The focus of this program is to build strong stick skills, which sets the foundation for learning all other aspects of the game.
We introduce team concepts as well as individual skills – throwing, catching, cradling, dodging and shooting. Again, the emphasis is on skill development, teamwork, and having FUN!!
Teams will play on half fields, 7v7 with a goalie, in order to introduce team play and learn the rules of the lacrosse game.
This program is for boys in 4th and 5th grade. We teach fundamental skills in an engaging and fast paced practice format to maximize repetitions and opportunities for improvement while keeping your son moving and involved.
We introduce team concepts, but individual skills are the real focus – throwing, catching, cradling, dodging and shooting. We also emphasize sportsmanship, fair play, and the traditions of lacrosse.
Teams will play full-field lacrosse against other youth programs in the Newtown Recreation Youth Lacrosse League.
This program is for boys in 6th and 7th grade. As the boys move up from elementary school, we continue to teach the fundamental skills of throwing, catching, cradling, dodging and shooting. Again, we practice using methods designed to maximize repetitions and opportunities for improvement.
The team concept is stressed. We focus on our players making the “correct lacrosse play” vs. the one-on-one concept. We continue to build on our cultural themes by emphasizing sportsmanship, fair play, and the traditions of lacrosse.
The program is for boys in 7th and 8th grade. As the boys move up from the Youth Program, we will continue to teach the fundamental skills of throwing, catching, cradling, dodging and shooting as well as add high level of difficulty skill sets. The team concept is at the forefront as we prepare the players for the next level; High School ball.
Teams will play full-field lacrosse against other youth programs in the Newtown Recreation Youth Lacrosse League. Depending on participation numbers and skill levels, the 7th-8th grade program may participate in the select division of the Newtown Youth Lacrosse League.
This is a new program for 2023. Select teams are a special spring season category of the Newtown Rec League. Athletes in Select will be playing a higher level of competition within the Newtown Rec League. Select does not compete with club teams, but will perform at that level of play.
Select is a competitive team which has tryouts. NGLA has made a habit of winning in recent years, however winning will not come as easy in Select. The goal is to meet more competition and to elevate our team’s lacrosse IQ.
The season runs from January to April. The cost for select will be higher than regular rec and covers field coaching, speed and agility coaching, referees, shooter shirts, a hoodie, Newtown team registration, jamboree fees, tournament fees and field space/ lights. Practices will be 3 days a week, running from January to April. Jamboree will be in mid- February and an end of season Tournament likely be the first weekend in May.
This team will field the best possible players at all times. We cannot guarantee playing time for any player on this team. The coaches will work together to make sure that this team is competitive and do everything we can to win each game we play.
*Per Newtown League, Brandon Allen - “The player needs to play/tryout for the school or program they’re zoned for. “