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Try-Out Rules and Process

Empress Lacrosse 2018 Team Try-out details:

Date:      Next Tryout is September 2018 (TBA)

Place:     TBA

Time:     2022, 2023, 2024, 2025                    2:00pm - 4:00pm

               2019, 2020 & 2021                            4:30pm - 6:30pm

Cost:      $20 Try-out Fee

Prior to trying out please review our Code of Conduct and Attendance Policy on our website under "About Us"  These terms are a very important part of our training. Each player should do their best to meet the terms in the Attendance and Conduct policies and understand the consequences. Teams will be attending 4 tournaments in June and July and are required to plan accordingly. First tournament is June 9 th & 10th.

Rules and Determinations:

Our 2018 team try-outs give each player the opportunity to showcase their lacrosse talents & off season work and earn a spot on one of our 2018 Travel Teams. Our teams will be built by 4 criteria: 1) Lacrosse Skills & IQ, 2) Attitude and Work Ethic, 3) Team Needs, 4) Proper Age groups.

Evaluation Process & Team Placement:

Each player that comes to the try-outs will be given a bib with a random number and players will be evaluated by Empress coaches and qualified volunteers who will rate each player on a scale of 1-10 on a specific set of skills and drills. We will evaluate the results and post the players that made the team on the website on Tuesday, Oct 10 th after 12:00pm.  Each team will be inviting 16 players for the 2018 season. If chosen, those players have secured a spot on one of our 2018 Travel Teams and will then receive an invite to Winter Training Sessions. We will hold 2 clinic dates, one on December 17 th and one on January 7th, which are strongly encouraged but not mandatory.  A final Evaluation Day to determine team placement will be held on January 21 st, this date is mandatory for all players. After this date, we will place players on the appropriate teams based on skill level and age before our season starts Sunday, February 11 th at Sports Plex. There will be a mandatory parent/player meeting on Feb. 11 th immediately following practice.

What happens if I don't make the Travel Team or don't want to Try-out?

If a player does not make the travel team or does not wish to play Travel, they will be invited to be a part of our Practice Team.  The practice team will receive all the training, scrimmages and team activities except for participating in the tournaments. They will not receive a uniform or a recruiting profile on the website. They will however, be first call ups in case of an injury or unavailable player. Practice team players will have a lower fee, but they will be provided a uniform and are responsible for Tournament Fees if invited to a tournament.

What if I cannot make it to the 9/24 Try-outs?

If you cannot make it to the 9/24 try-out due to family circumstances, you or your parents must send an email to scott@empresslacrosse.com, requesting an alternate date.  Alternate dates will be, Sun, Oct 1st & Sun, Oct 8th. You will compete in the same evaluation process and still be responsible for the $20 Fee. In order to secure a spot on one of the travel teams for 2018 you must attend one of the 3 try-out dates.

2018 Teams:

Empress Blue- Top 18 players from the 2019 & possibly some 2020 players

Empress Gold- Additional 2019 & 2020 players

Empress White- Top 18 players from 2021 & possibly some 2022 players

Empress Silver- Additional 2022 & possibly some 2023 players

Empress Black- 2023 players

Empress Green- 2024 & 2025 players

Empress Futures- K- 4th grade players will have an unlimited number of players (Development & Local games)


*Players are allowed to play up 1 grade year based on coaching evaluation, contribution and skill level.

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