Youth Program Grades K - 8
K - 2nd Grade This year, our K-2 program will consist of one mid-week practice, and one Saturday practice/scrimmage. The goals of the K-2 progream are to introduce young players to lacrosse and to develop basic stick and ball skills in a fun and safe environment. The K-2 program is overseen by an experienced, adult lacrosse coach and implemented by experienced high school players. This year, the K-2 program will begin in late March/early April and run through mid-June. Our K-2 program participants will not need full gear. A stick will be provided with your registration fee. Pads and helmets are not needed. Scrimmages will be among our team, and with neighboring clubs as available.
3rd & 4th Grade Our 3/4 program is developmental with a focus on fundamental skills and the introduction of team offense and team defense. Players are evenly divided on teams based on skill as determined by player evaluation during the initial practices. This year (2021) teams practice twice a week starting in March with games on Saturdays starting in mid-April after spring break, and extending through early June. Games are played through Greater Eastside Lacrosse League.
5th & 6th Grade Our 5/6 program is developmental and focus remains on fundamentals and the development of multiple team concepts. Players will be divided evenly between teams based skills evaluation during the initial practices. This year, teams practice twice per week starting in February with games on Saturdays starting in April after spring break and extending through early June. Games are played through Greater Eastside Lacrosse League.
7th & 8th Grade Our 7/8 program is developmental and focus remains on fundamentals and the development of multiple team concepts. Players will be divided evenly between teams based skills evaluation during the initial practices. 7/8 teams practice 3 times per week starting in February. This year, league games will be on Saturdays starting in mid-April after spring break and extend through early June. Games are played through the Greater Eastside Lacrosse League.
Newport Lacrosse Youth Program is part of the Greater Eastside Youth Lacrosse League (GELL). GELL includes many of the area’s highly developed lacrosse programs and teams in the Northwest including Bellevue, Eastlake, Issaquah, Mercer Island, Mt. Si, Northshore, the Overlake School, Redmond, Skyline, Tahoma and Woodinville. GELL specifically serves youth lacrosse 3rd through the 8th grade.
Calendar Outline (Please view our online calendar for exact dates during the season)
- Late January | Youth Kick-off Meeting (for grades K-8). Come meet your coaches and learn about the club and season ahead! We will have an equipment exchange, Newport Lacrosse swag, volunteer information, and more.
- Early February | Practices Start for 5th-8th Grades
- Late February | Practices Start for 3rd-4th Grades
- Early March | Picture Day
- Early March | Games Start for 5th-8th Grades
- Mid March | Games Start for 3rd-4th Grades
- Late March | K-2 Program Begins
- April | Youth Night at Varsity Game
- Late May | End of Regular Season
- June/July | Post-season Tournaments (tournaments vary for different grade levels, additional fees required)
High School | Grades 9 - 12
Our high school program includes two teams:
All high school players must attend tryouts the first week in March.
High school players practice M-F evenings at Newport High School starting the first week in normally in March. This year (2021) Games will be played early May through the early-mid June. Varsity travel is not included in the spring registration fee.
Newport High School plays games through the Washington High School Boys Lacrosse Association.
Calendar Outline (Subject to Change)
- January/February | Pre-Season Conditioning
- Early March | High School Tryouts
- March | Picture Day
- Late May | Playoffs