Bloomfield Hills Lacrosse Club
The Bloomfield Hills Lacrosse Club is for boys' grade 3rd - 8th in the Bloomfield Hills School District. Teams are formed for combined grades 3/4, 5/6, and 7/8. The Club objectives are to provide an instructional, positive and competitive experience for youth lacrosse players at all levels and skill. Players will learn the skills and rules of the game to compete at their current age level, and for an active high school career.
The Club goal is to provide the experienced player with continued skill development. For the new lacrosse player, the emphasis is on the skills of cradling, throwing, catching and ground balls to allow them to move into team drills as quickly as possible.
Consistent with the BH School District we support and encourage the multi-sport athlete throughout his career in lacrosse. Many of our club players participate in other sports during the spring including hockey, baseball, and soccer to name a few. We will work with players and parents to meet multiple schedule requirements.
Bloomfield Hills Lacrosse Club Membership
2023 membership will be determined this fall. It provides Spring League play of approximately 12 games, and a fall and winter clinic. All tournaments and any indoor practice facility costs are additional.
Registration and team communication is through TeamSnap app. To receive TeamSnap registration contact Jerry Meter at [email protected]
Players will practice 2-3 times a week. Players will learn the various skill sets listed below by age. (We accept / encourage new players at any age bracket through the entire year.) The season is early April thru the end of May / first week of June.
- Three teams – 3/4, 5/6 & 7/8 with min. 15 players registered. (We must have at least 12 per game.)
- Suburban Lacrosse League – 12+ games
- Practices begin week after BHSD Spring Break. Games begin week the following week.
- Plan on 3 practices per week, or 2 games and 1 practice per week.
- Two tournaments – Suburban League Championship and Cranbrook Lax Jam. League Tournament and Lax Jam tournament are additional.
What is typically covered by the Membership?
Officials Game Equipment – timer, score counter, table/chairs, horn
Web site & TeamSnap
Balls (lots), goal nets, cones, field lining and prep
Coaches and player apparel.
Required player equipment includes the following.
(Player equipment can be loaned (if available) for 2-3 weeks that your son is trying lacrosse.)
- Shoulder and chest pads
- Gloves and arm pads
Equipment can be purchased at Stinson Mellor or another retailer.
$100 per season ($300 new at retail). Includes helmet, stick chest and arm pads and gloves.
BH Club Buy Back Option – if you buy it from a retailer and your player decides not to play before the season 75% refund. If your player decides not to play after the season 50% refund. Any used youth equipment refund is up to 25% retail based on age and wear.
We encourage parents to be involved. Parents are needed to assist the team coach. A team manager is also needed who organizes and informs all within their specific team various items, game schedule, etc.
Overall Coaching Objectives
As a coach, you determine the kind of experience an athlete will have with lacrosse. The Clubs objective for each coach within the program will be:
1. Teach the rules of the game and respect for officials, teammates, and coaching staff
2. Teach the lifelong lessons of: discipline, hard work, being a teammate, respect for the game and those associated with the game / culture, effort and giving your best, moving forward from an error – learning from this error but not dwelling on it, being on time and the commitment you the coach have made relative to the team (player should make the same type of commitment – on time ready to play).
3. Teaching the skills necessary to win; NOT win at any cost
4. Focus on positive reinforcement and NOT focusing on the negative.
Bloomfield Hills Lacrosse Club follow the USA Lacrosse and NFHS lacrosse age-appropriate guidelines for coaching mental and physical skill development.