WPSLA 2021 COVID Safety Guidelines
PA Dept of Health guidelines for girls lacrosse will be enforced
2021 Rules Matrix
Officials Fee Schedule can be found in the Coach/Admin portal
Sept 2021 - August 2022
U14 9/1/2007 through 8/31/2009
U12 9/1/2009 through 8/31/2011
U10 9/1/2011 through 8/31/2013
U8 9/1/2013 through 8/31/2014 (or 8/31/2016 if you accept 6 yr olds)
View the USL reference table HERE
Save the Dates
2022 Pre-Season and Rules Interpretation Meeting - TBD
Annual WPSLA Tournament - SATURDAY MAY 21, 2022
ANNUAL LEAGUE CALENDAR
October/November - Kick-Off Meetingv
November 15 - Team registration is Due - CLICK HERE TO ACCESS FORM - All directoy updates should be emailed to Wpslagirls@gmail.com
Nov/December - Schedule games on your own with Member teams (use the league Directory for guidance)
February 1 - League Dues are due ($100 for one team, $75 each additional)
February 1 - League schedules are due to the Assignor - Becky Luzier (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- USE SCHEDULE TEMPLATE
- CLICK HERE FOR INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO USE THE TEMPLATE
February TBD - MANDATORY Pre-Season meeting,
March 1 - NO LATER THAN YOUR FIRST GAME
- Age and Eligibility Roster (Download Template Here)
March 1 - The following is due on or before the Pre-Season Meeting
-Completion Certificates for all coaches:
1. NFHS - Coaching Girls Lacrosse - Click Here
2. Heads Up - Concussions in Youth Sports - Click Here
3. CPR/1st Aid - May be obtained in person or at www.icpri.com
4. State and FBI Clearances - Click Here for More Info - FOR FBI IDEMIA PORTAL
+For paid coaches: USE CODE 1KG756
+For volunteer coaches who meet the WAIVER requirement. You may use this form in place of the fingerprint requirement: CLICK HERE
A Child Abuse Clearance can be obtained through the Child Welfare Portal.
A Pennsylvania State Police Request for Criminal History Check can be obtained here.
A FBI Fingerprint Criminal History Clearance is obtained by registering on the IDEMIA website.
*Note: the NFHS Coach Certification Program is a National professional credential offered to individuals who are currently coaching or aspire to coach at the interscholastic level. for more information CLICK HERE.
April 1 - 14: TEAM Tournament Registration is open
April 15 - May 1: PLAYER Tournament Registration is open
May 1: Team Registration Fee is due / Online Player Registration is due by midnight. NO EXCEPTIONS
May 16: Tournament Schedule will be posted online
May 22, 2021: Annual League Tournament, Wright Fields at Chippewa Veterans Park
June, July, Aug: Play SUMMER Lax! Attend Camps, Play Club, Enjoy the summer!
NFHS Girls Lacrosse: Fundamentals of coaching girls Lacrosse - CLICK HERE
USLacrosse Athlete Development Model - CLICK HERE
Girls Practice Plans - CLICK HERE
Girls Progression Playbook - CLICK HERE
Concussion Awareness - CLICK HERE
Online CPR and 1st Aid Course - CLICK HERE
5 Big Things Every Parent Should Know - CLICK HERE
Concussion Awareness - CLICK HERE
Player Development Videos - CLICK HERE
300 Wall Ball Drills
Off-Season Playing Opportunities - Local
Summer Event - National
US Lacrosse Announces Age-Appropriate Youth Rules
“We can’t emphasize enough how different a 9-year-old is from an 11-year-old, how different an 11-year-old is from a 13-year-old, and so forth,” said Dr. Paige Perriello, a former NCAA Division I player, coach and umpire and current member of the US Lacrosse Sports Science and Safety Committee. “Knowing what youth can do at different levels with gross motor skills and mental capabilities and putting that expertise into practice is important.”
AGE AND ELIGIBILITY GUIDELINES
WELCOME TO WPSLAgirls ONLINE!
Since 1990, the Western PA Scholastic Lacrosse Association has served the needs of female athletes at the high school, middle school and youth levels in Western PA and West Virginia.
In 2004, WPIAL began sanctioning of high school lacrosse for girls and WPSLAgirls developed into a middle school and youth only organization.
WPSLA maintains its non-profit status and is lead by an elected voluneer Board of Directors.
The purpose of WPSLA is to promote the appreciation and understanding of lacrosse; encourage the growth of girl’s lacrosse; organize and administer safe and fair interscholastic competition; and develop sportsmanship and goodwill among member schools, clubs and association teams.
WPSLA is excited to be providing opportunities for young female athletes. Continued support of our players, coaches and officials is greatly appreciated.
Please HONOR THE GAME and respect those participating in all lacrosse and athletic events.