Firehawks Boys Spring 2020 Programs

Boys Spring

Our Firehawks Programs are designed for players of all skill levels.  We field teams at the 8U through 14U age groups and at every level we group kids to maximize their enjoyment of the sport and progress as a player.  Our 6U (Firestarters) program is a coed In-House only program designed to introduce 4/5 year olds to the sport.

 

We are a "Rec" lacrosse program and have a no cut policy.  We place fun and personal development over winning and demand a high level of sportsmanship from everyone involved with the Firehawks Program.  Some of our players are the best in the region while others are just starting out and exploring lacrosse as a new activity.  For this reason there are several options within our spring program all of which offer a fantastic age/skill appropriate experience to kids.

We offer options for "Peninsula Only" play as well as NCJLA "Travel" play.  Those who wish to participate on an NCJLA Team must try out during the Fall/Winter Season and are expected to make a commitment to attending all games and practices during the spring season.  

 

At most ages we will have 2 NCJLA level teams.  These players will have games throughout the bay area on weekends in March, April and May.  Teams in the NCJLA are as far away as Petaluma, Monterey and Folsom.  NCJLA Teams regularly have games in Marin County and the East Bay.

 

Players who who do not make an NCJLA team or choose to play in the Peninsula Games Only group will have all of their games on the Peninsula.  Our partnership with local clubs Coyotes and Riptide will allow us to schedule a full slate of at least 10 games per team on the Peninsula.

Scholarships, Payment Plans and Financial Assistance are available for all Spring Programs.

Please click the below age group buttons to get an outline of the program at your child's age group.

 

"Pre Season" Sessions:  

Saturdays 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 2/22, 2/29, 3/7

Time:  9:00-10:15

Location:  TBD

 Mid week Practice Start Date:  

Monday March 9

Sessions:  Mondays and Wednesdays

Time:  5:15-6:30

End Date:  Wednesday May 13

Location:  TBD

Our 8U is largely an In-House program but we will schedule 2-3 weekend play days with our neighbors:

 Coyotes (San Mateo) and Riptide (San Francisco).  

 

Monday Sessions focus on core skills with lots of stick works, up-tempo drills.  We believe Fun and Fundamentals are critical at this age and Monday practice is designed to offer lots of both.

Wednesday Sessions open with a warm up and stick skills but quickly move into small sided game play in our in-house FireLeague.  The kids will play 2-3 games each Wednesday.

8U Players are required to have full lacrosse equipment and games involve some body contact but body checking is not legal in the 8U division.  

 

Most players at this age are either new to the game or in their 2nd/3rd year of play.

Cost:  $700

8U

10U

 

Start Date:  Saturday February 2

"Pre Season" Sessions:  

Saturdays 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 2/22, 2/29, 3/7

Time:  9:00-10:30

Location:  TBD

In Season Practice:  

Monday and Wednesdays

March 9 - May 13

Location:  TBD

Time: 5:00-5:30 start based on Daylight

Games on Weekends

March 14 - May 16

We will field 1-2 NCJLA Teams at the 10U level based on registration numbers.  

We will also offer a "Peninsula Games Only" option that only plays game on the Peninsula. 

 

Monday Sessions focus on core skills with lots of stick work and up-tempo drills.  At this age we introduce more team offense and defene  based on core concepts and reactionary team play rather than set plays. We believe Fun and Fundamentals remain critical at this age and Monday practice is designed to offer a lot of both with lots of odd man play and the beginnings of more structured offense and defense.  On Mondays, the boys will spend a good portion of practice broken out into teams to work on specific elements of game play with their coach.

Wednesday Sessions open with a warm up and stick skills but quickly move into team concepts and game preparation.  We also try to build in small sided game play every week during practice.

10U Players are required to have full lacrosse equipment and games involve some body contact but body checking is not legal in the 10U division.  

Cost:  

With NCJLA play $850

Peninsula Games Only $700

 

12U

Start Date:  Saturday February 2

"Pre Season" Sessions:

 

Saturdays 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 2/22, 2/29, 3/7

Time:  10:30-12:00

Location:  TBD

In Season Practice:  

Monday and Wednesdays

March 9 - May 13

Location: TBD

Time: 5:30 

Games on Weekends

March 14 - May 16

We will field 2 NCJLA Teams at the 12U level based on registration numbers.  We will also offer a "Peninsula Games Only" option that includes weekend game play against Peninsula area clubs only.  This is recommended for players who are involved in other sports, new to the game or not ready to commit to games every weekend involving some travel around the Bay Area. 

 

Monday Sessions focus on core skills with lots of stick works, up-tempo drills.  At this age we will begin to spend more time with broken up by teams to properly prepare for weekend games.  We will continue to develop fundamental skills with an eye towards using those skills in game situations and developing "Lacrosse IQ".

Wednesday Sessions open with a warm up and stick skills but quickly move into team concepts and game preparation.  We also work to build small sided play into practice every week.

Players who play on an NCJLA (Travel League) team may have have an additional practice scheduled by their coach on some weeks.  NCJLA play can/will included travel around the Bay area and players are expected to attend all scheduled games and practices. 

12U Players are required to have full lacrosse equipment and limited body checking is legal in the 12U division.  

Cost:  

NCJLA : $900

Peninsula Games Only: $700

 

14U

Start Date:  Saturday February 2

"Pre Season" Sessions:  

Saturdays 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 2/22, 2/29, 3/7

Saturdays Time:  11:30-1:15

Location:  TBD

In Season Practice:  

Tuesday and Thursday

March 10 - May 14

Time:  5:00-7:00

Location:  Woodside Priory

Possible NCJLA Team Practice

*Coaches Choice*

Wednesdays

March 11 - May 13

Time:  5:30-7:00

Games on Weekends

March 14 - May 16

We will field 2 NCJLA Teams at the 14U level.  We will also offer a "Peninsula Games Only" option that includes weekends games but only against other Peninsula based clubs.  

If you participate on our NCJLA Teams you are expected to make lacrosse a top priority in the spring and attend all practices and games.  This is critical at the 14U level for us to keep rosters small and be competitive in the NCJLA.

 

Tuesday Sessions focus on core skills with lots of stick work and up-tempo drills.  At this age we will spend a fair amount of time broken up by teams to properly prepare for weekend games.  We will continue to develop fundamental skills with an eye towards using those skills in game situations and developing "Lacrosse IQ".  Our 14U players begin to operate in more advanced O/D systems but we maintain our focus on teaching them to play rather than teaching them "plays".

Wednesday Sessions (should a coach choose to have them) are only for players on an NCJLA Team.  Wednesday is a Team Practice dedicated entirely to preparing for weekend games.

Thursday Sessions open with a warm up and stick skills but quickly move into team concepts and game preparation.  We also work to build small sided game play into the practice plan every week.

14U Players are required to have full lacrosse equipment and body checking is legal in the 14U division.  

Cost:  

NCJLA : $950

Peninsula Games Only: $700