The program is open to boys who are Franklin residents and are in grades 1st through 8th, (the Girl's Lacrosse program of Franklin is a separate organization).
What are the age groups? With the exception of U9 (1st and 2nd grade), our town lacrosse program will be grade based. For example, all 5th graders play against other 5th graders from other towns, 6th graders will play against 6th graders, etc etc.
When is the season? Registration generally takes place in late September so that our players can participate in winter indoor training and skill sessions before the spring. FYL winter indoor sessions generally begin in January. Outdoor practices generally start in late March. Actual games generally begin by the first week of April. Please note that there are games during both of the school vacation weekends.
Who do we play? Our teams from 3rd-8th grade are "travel teams" in that we play other towns both home and away. Our 1st and 2nd grade players will play through our in-house league against other Franklin teams.
My son is in middle school ... is it too late for him to start? No. Every year we have first time players in every grade from 1st through 8th. If your son would like to give lacrosse a try, he should.
When are the practices? There are one to two practices per week for all age groups. Practices are usually held in the late afternoon or evening hours during the week.
When are the games? Games are played on Sundays. Start times range from 9am to 6pm. Teams may also play a few weeknight games throughout the season.