Specific details about our practice/game schedule will be communicated to parents via TeamSnap.
Great Valley Youth Lacrosse Association (GVYLA) is available for girls in 1st through 8th grade who reside in the Great Valley School District in Pennsylvania. The girls program participates in the Philadelphia Area Girls Lacrosse Association (PAGLA) league, which takes place in the spring.
No prior experience is necessary! Through skill development, teamwork, and sportsmanship, coaches and volunteers work to create a positive, supportive culture that is passionate about the sport of lacrosse. The program is focused on fostering an encouraging and fun learning environment open to beginners and more experienced lacrosse players. Our goal is to create well-rounded young female athletes and teammates, on and off the field.
All 3rd and 4th grade players will participate in practices throughout the spring season. One practice during the week will consist of a "clinic" format, in which the girls rotate through various stations to learn and improve upon fundamental skills, such as cradling, ground balls, passing, catching, shooting, and defense. The second practice will focus on team play and consist of scrimmages. Games will be played on Saturdays and will be played against other townships within the PAGLA league.
Mondays and Wednesdays // 5:30pm - 7:00pm
March 7 thru June 1
Location: Great Valley Middle School
Saturdays (Times TBA)
April 2, 23, 30 // May 7, 14, 21 (Round Robins)
Plus PAGLA Playday: Sunday, June 5
Location: Great Valley Middle School and surrounding townships
USA Lacrosse is the national governing body of men and women's lacrosse in the United States. It provides a leadership role in virtually every aspect of the game and has more than 450,000 members throughout the United States, and offers programs and services to inspire participation while protecting the integrity of the sport.
Membership in USA Lacrosse is required to participate in Great Valley Youth Lacrosse. Your membership will be added (or updated) automatically when you checkout at registration. More details about USA Lacrosse Membership benefits can be found at www.usalacrosse.com/membership.
PLEASE READ CAREFULLY! Great Valley Youth Lacrosse expects that your daughter is committed to making practices and games. Great Valley Youth Lacrosse is 100% organized and facilitated by volunteers. To be fair to coaches, teammates, and the teams we play against, we expect that by registering, your daughter(s) is (are) committed to making practices and games.
Please be sure to read the PAGLA Directives/Rules for 3rd and 4th grade level play and familiarize yourself with the GVYLA Code of Conduct Form, the latter of which is required to be signed by parents and players and submitted to coaches on the first practice of the season.
Any player who comes to practice or a game without the required lacrosse equipment will not be permitted to play. This is a safety rule and there are no exceptions. Please remember that all jewelry, including earrings, must be removed prior to all practices and games.
Coaches are some of the most influential role models in kids' lives today. With the explosive growth of the sport of lacrosse around the country, the need for coaches is greater than ever before.
If you are interested in becoming a coach or assistant coach for any of the Great Valley Youth Lacrosse programs, please contact us and visit our Coaches page to learn more.
Great Valley Youth Lacrosse Assoction is a community-based recreational lacrosse program created to serve 1st through 8th graders who reside in the Great Valley School District in Pennsylvania.
Home Field: Turf (Field 12) at Great Valley Middle School, 255 Phoenixville Pike, Malvern, PA 19355
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 401, Devault, PA 19432