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World Series of Youth Lacrosse - Fall 2021-Sumer 2022

Southern Express Lacrosse is fielding U14 and U13 teams to compete in the 2022 World Series of Youth Lacrosse!

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WSYL Try-Outs  will be held on a rolling basis in August 2021, September 2021, January 2022.

The WSYL is the most competitive lacrosse event in the country. We are putting together a team of players from across the area (within 100 miles of Atlanta) regardless of which club you currently play for. All are welcome to tryout!

Players selected for the WSYL Teams, we will train throughout the months of October, November, December, January, February and March playing in one regional tournament prior to the WSYL South Region qualifier in late March 2022.

If the team advances past the regional qualifier to the WSYL, we will continue to train throughout the months of April, May and June playing in a second regional tournament prior to the World Series of Youth Lacrosse in July 2022.

Rosters will be filled and adjusted on a rolling basis.  Each team will carry up to 25 active players and up to 8 alternate players.

Team Fees and Costs: $450-$1,950*

  • Team Tryout Fees - $0
  • Team Fees - $450 (includes up to 45 team practices,  practice pinnie, game jersey, shorts, and shirts)
  • Regional Qualifier Roster Spot Fee - $600 (includes pre-qualifier regional tournament and regional qualifier)
  • WSYL Roster Spot Fee - $900 (includes post-qualifier regional tournament and World Series of Youth Lacrosse)

*scholarships available on an as needed basis

Practices will be 1-2x a week (1 weekday and 1 weekend day) from October to March, and then again from April to July if the team qualifies for the WSYL.

 

Player Eligibility Rules:
All players must be born on or after 9/1/2008 for the 13U division and born on or after 9/1/2007 for the 14U division. Each player will be required to submit a copy of their birth certificate.
All players must compete with their team or program on a regular basis. Players cannot be added only to participate in the WSYL and teams cannot be formed out of a partnership or alliance between two or more standalone clubs. The intention of this rule is prevent the formation of all-star teams for the purpose of participating in the WSYL. At a minimum, players must compete with their team/program for at least two events (outside of a WSYL event), which can consist of tournaments and/or seasonal leagues. These events do not need to precede the qualifier but must precede the Championship event. Tournaments or Leagues must be bonafide events operated by an independent third party. WSYL reserves the right to require proof of participation and legitimacy of these events. All roster eligibility rules will be enforced at the discretion of the WSYL.
All players must reside within 100 miles of the home field of their program. Players will be required to submit a current academic year report card, school identification card, or comparable proof of residency.
No player may compete, or be rostered, on more than one team during the tournament.
All teams must carry between 18-23 field players and a minimum of 2 goalies at all times. Both goalies do not have to physically participate in the Regional Qualifier, but both need to regularly play within your club or organization and will be held to the same roster eligibility standards as other players. Total roster size can not exceed 25 players.
The only permitted roster modification after submission of the final roster will be the replacement of an injured goalie with another goalie pending a written request and WSYL approval.
Copies of birth certificates, proof of residency (report card or school identification card from current academic year & valid parent Driver’s License), verification of health insurance accepted in the United States, and waiver forms must be submitted prior to participating in a regional qualifier.
Any team in violation of the above roster rules will forfeit all games in which the ineligible player has participated, forfeit any opportunity to advance to the playoffs and forfeit any accolades or titles received by the team.Any team that forfeits a game during the tournament will be ineligible to advance to the playoffs.
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Evaluations will be led by Former US Men's National Team Coach Richie Meade and will follow the same format as the Team USA try-outs.

Participants will be evaluated on the following four (4) factors:

  1. Physical

This refers to an athlete’s general athletic abilities and really is not sport specific. Footwork, coordination, quickness, speed are examples of physical evaluation criteria.

  1. Technical

The technical domain gets into sport-specific skills such as throwing and catching, shooting, dodging and scooping. Essentially, you’re looking at the fundamental skills required to play the game. Of particular importance for older youth and high school players is the ability to execute these basic skills under pressure, on the run, and with both hands.

  1. Tactical

Tactical evaluation looks at how well the individual works within game simulations offensive and defensive scenarios. Tactical evaluation points will include player’s knowledge and execution of their responsibilities in on- and off-ball defense, communication with teammates, and their role in a motion-style offense.

  1. Psychological

This is all about their demeanor and approach to the sport. Are they coachable? How do they treat their teammates? How is their effort level? Are they respectful to coaches, opponents, and officials? These are traits that transcend lacrosse, but are of great importance when evaluating future members of a team.

Teamwork is the fastest way to take a team to the top, and knowing what to do, and when to do it, is the fastest way to become an indispensable part of any team. Using teaching techniques developed and tested by special forces units, our program breaks down and applies principles to the specific elements of lacrosse. Guaranteed to give selected players the high level game knowledge they need to develop their game.

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