RECREATIONAL TEAMS (Boys and Girls 1st/2nd, 3rd/4th, 5th/6th, and 7th/8th Grades):
At these grade levels we offer our traditional recreational team format. Everyone who registers (and is not waitlisted) is guaranteed a spot on the team. Tryouts are NOT required at this level. We do our best to give each player equal playing time. The recreational format is a great environment to learn the game of lacrosse if you are new to the game. It is also a nice pace for experienced players that want and/or need to build skills in order to play at the higher D1 competitive level. Each year our recreational teams do well within our state-wide league. Your coach will contact you prior to the start of the season in the beginning of April for pre-season practices.
COMPETITVE TEAMS (Girls 5th/6th & 7th/8th Grades and Boys 5th/6th & 7th/8th Grades): EGLAX is a member of the Rhode Island Youth Lacrosse League (RIYLL) which is the governing body for all youth lacrosse in the entire state of Rhode Island.
East Greenwich Lacrosse is offering a competitive DI level of play for girls and boys in grades 5 through 8. Along with the rewarding level of play is an expected higher level of commitment as stated in the policy below. The program will provide the opportunity and venue for those individuals having the experience, skills and desire to play lacrosse at a higher level. Teams will be selected through tryouts held in March, with rosters announced as soon as available.
Competitive Commitment Policy When a player accepts a position on an East Greenwich Level DI team, they will be making a commitment to the coaches and every other player on that team. The team will be learning and practicing advanced methods of play that will only be meaningful if the entire team is involved in learning these methods.
Each player selected for a team will be expected to commit to the practice and game schedule throughout the Spring season. Lacrosse should be the player's first choice of sport for the Spring.
If a player demonstrates an inability or unwillingness to live up to the level of commitment required by the team, East Greenwich Lacrosse reserves the right to excuse a player from the team or recommend the player move to a non-competitive (recreational) team within the East Greenwich Lacrosse Association.
Playing time is determined by coaches and is NON-NEGOTIATABLE nor guaranteed. There are NO minimum minutes required at the DI competitive level.