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Evaluations for Spring 2024 Season

spring 2024 season EVALUATIONs


All players wishing to be evaluated for the "A" team must attend at least one evaluation.  However, in order to get evaluated by as many coaches/evaluators as possible, we recommend attending both evaluations.   Players who do not want to play "A" are not required to attend evaluations.

Field Location: ALL evaluations will take place at the Mill Valley Parks & Rec Field Complex (near MVMS / the community center).

Evaluation Dates:
Boys U14 (7th and 8th grade) - Jan 17 & Jan 24   3:45 to Dusk - FRIENDS FIELD

Girls U14 (7th and 8th grade) - Jan 18 & Jan 25   3:45 to Dusk - FRIENDS FIELD

Boys U12 (5th and 6th grade) - Jan 23 & Jan 24   3:45 to Dusk - HAUKE PARK
Girls  U12 (5th and 6th grade) - Jan 23 3:45 to dusk  &  Jan 28 1-3pm - FRIENDS FIELD
Boys U10 (3rd and 4th grade) - Jan 18 & Jan  25   3:45 to dusk - HAUKE PARK
Girls U10 (3rd and 4th grade) - Jan 28 11am-12:45pm  & Jan 29  3:45 to dusk  - FRIENDS FIELD
Jan 28 - Potential call back game for additional evaluation for Girls "A" Teams.  TBC
The ultimate goal is to make sure each player is placed on a team where he/she will be competing in an environment that best matches his/her skill set. 
Rosters will be published 1 week following the  final evaluation event.
“A” teams require a full time commitment for practices and games over other spring sports. 

“B” Teams provide more flexibility to accommodate other sports or weekend conflicts. 

Evaluation committee consists of SM Head coaches, HS Coaches, & SM Clinic Coaches.  Parent involvement is limited to SM Head coaches.

No cuts - all registered players will be placed on a team.

How do I prepare for evaluations? 

1.) Wolfpack Fall & Winter Training Sessions:  Sessions are coached and run by SM Program Directors and Evaluators

2.) Wall Ball...Wall Ball...Wall Ball...:  The single best stick skill training method for any player. Just find a wall around town and go at it. Make sure to wear lacrosse gloves when practicing. Practice each hand as well. STX Bounce backs are a good tool as well. 

3.) Play other sports  Basketball/football/soccer/hockey/tennis/baseball/track/etc. all provide skill development essential for playing lacrosse.  SMLC would rather see multi-sports athletes for several reasons including the fact a broader skill set is enhanced and the "burn out" factor is lower.  This doesn’t mean put the stick down for 4-5 months, it simply means one should give their “in-season” sport priority and work on Lacrosse skill development when/if the opportunity fits into your child's schedule.