The G7/8 and G5/6 Select teams offer competitive game play and is structured as an add-on to the classic team schedule. Any girl interested in playing for the Select Team must also play on the classic (recreational Sunday game) team. There will be 5 games scheduled for Friday nights plus playoffs scheduled in June. The Select Team schedule is as follows:
- Select League Regular Season: April 7, 28, May 5, 12, 19
- Select League Playoffs: June 2, 9
- Championships: June 16
We will be holding tryouts for the Westwood Select FGLL teams in March. Players should expect to participate in skill stations, 1v1 play, unsettled situations (3v2, 4v2, etc) and scrimmaging.
What is the difference between the two teams?
The FGLL classic team is a recreational team that is focused on development. It offers balanced teams of individuals of various skill levels and play time is equal across all players. It is meant to foster growth and learning in a fun and low pressure environment. The FGLL Select team offers opportunity for competitive play among girls committed to the sport and interested in playing at a more intense level. Play time is not equal among players.
When is Registration?
Players must try out to be selected for the Select Team. We will have registration for tryouts that will open mid February. There will be a nominal tryout fee to cover field space and outside evaluators. All details including the tryout date and time will be included in the registration form.
How is the team selected?
Tryouts are outsourced to independent third party evaluators including professional lacrosse coaches and collegiate graduates and possibly WGYL's Coaching & Technical Director. Performance and skills displayed during tryouts will be the primary factor for team selection. WGYL is not involved in the selection process. The decisions of the evaluators are FINAL
Can I play on just the Select Team and not the Classic Team?
No, FGLL policy is that those playing on the Select Team must also play on the Classic team.
When are games played?
Games are played home and away for 5 Friday evenings during the season. Typically, games begin at 6:30pm or later.
Are there practices?
In the past, we have not held practices for the Select team. New in 2023, we expect to hold weekly practices for the teams immediately after their scheduled classic team practices. We do not have more information about days or times right now. Once the Westwood Recreational Department releases the fields calendar, we will be able to plan practice times and locations for all teams.
How much does it cost if selected for the Select Team?
TBD - In the past, the cost of the team was around $125. This fee covers the officials and the coach hired to coach the team. We expect a similar fee this year.
What uniforms are required?
The standard Westwood Girls Youth Lacrosse uniforms
If you have any questions, please contact Judi McMillin @ email@example.com