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Required Equipment: Lacrosse Stick - 40-42"
All age groups are required to wear a helmet, shoulder pads, elbow guards/pads, lacrosse gloves, colored mouth guard and protective cup.
Games are played on a combination of turf and grass fields so cleats are highly recommended.

PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (VIP):

All players (except goalkeeper): Required to wear shoulder pads, elbow pads, gloves, helmet, protective mouthpiece and athletic protective cup. Beginning in 2022, US Lacrosse boys field players must wear chest protection that meets the NOCSAE ND200 standard. Products must contain the NOCSAE log and SEI certification mark to be legal for play. 

Goalkeeper:  Required to wear helmet, throat protector, shoulder pads, chest protector, protective mouthpiece, gloves and athletic protective cup. Shin guards are very strongly recommended for all goalkeepers. Goalie chest protectors used after January 1, 2021 must be designed for lacrosse and meet the NOCSAE standard, ND200. Products must contain the NOCSAE logo and SEI certification mark to be legal for play. 

Beginning of season

PTBYLA Spring Season - practice begins in March and games will begin in April and run through end of May/1st weekend in June.

End of the year picnic is typically held the weekend after game schedule is finished.

Practice times/locations:

PTBYLA utilizes fields within Peterswood Park for practices.

Hofbauer football field (12U and 14U), Softball field 4 (12U and 14U), Hofbauer Aux field (10U and 8U) and Grasshopper field or Bruni Field (10U and 8U).

Southpointe Fieldhouse and Soccer Turf Field in Peterswood Park will also be utilized in March.

Practices are held during the week between the hours of 4-8pm depending on coaches schedule.

K-2 grade (8U) - 2 practices per week for 60 min. per practice

3-4th grade (10U) - 2 practices per week for 75 min. per practice

5-6th grade (12U) - 3 practices per week for 90 min. per practice

7-8th grade (14U) - 3 practices per week for 90 min. per practice

Practice Times will be emailed in the middle of February after registration closes. 

 

Game Locations:

Home games will be split between the High School Turf Field, Pleasant Valley Turf Field (above PV school), Hofbauer football field in Peterswood Park and Grasshopper field in Peterswood Park.
Games will begin in the beginning of April and run through the end of May/beginning of June. We typically play 2 games on the weekends, Saturday and Sunday (1 home and 1 away). There will be some games sprinkled during the week with local South Hills teams. We play a variety of teams from the South Hills such as Mt. Lebanon and Canon Mac. We also play North Hills teams such as North Allegheny, Pine Richland and Mars. Away games will be played at local townships in the South and North Hills up to 1 hour away. 
We play between 12-18 games depending on age groups. 

Team divisions:

K-2nd grade - (8U) - play 4v4 on a small field

3rd-4th grade - (10U) - play 7v7 (6 field players and 1 goalie) on a small field

5th-6th grade - 12U - play 10v10 (9 field players and 1 goalie) on full field

7th-8th grade - 14U - play 10v10 (9 field players and 1 goalie) on full field

 

12U and 14U age groups - if there are enough players to have 2 teams per age group, then tryouts will be held to form A and B teams. There are no cuts. This is done to assign kids to teams based on skill level and keep games as competitive as possible when we play other districts with multiple teams per age group.

 

Playing time:

PTBYLA Playing Time Policy -

To make all reasonable attempts at ensuring virtual equal playing time for all participants during regularly scheduled season games assuming participants have displayed sportsmanship, respect of staff and teammates and have consistently attended all practices prior to seasonal game.

This objective is not applicable in the event of pre or post season tournament participation or other highly competitive events.

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