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Please register and click the submit button only once. 
  Additional registrations will be deleted and any changes lost.  To make changes/corrections, log onto your existing account. 
 
Instructions to Set up an account 
  1. All Guardians/ Parents to set up an account, create a unique password, 1 password per family account profile. That account should be used to register 1 or more family members. It is highly reccommended that you complete all Guardian information. (Both Parents emails)( use a ;  Example: JohnSmith@Gmail.comJaneSmith@gmail.com )
  2. When registering, be certain to register the Guardian (parent) first before any players!  To enter a second parent, there is a check box on the registration form for the first parent.
  3. Follow the links.  Once the Guardian has been registered, enter the player.  You will be asked to associate the player with a Guardian.
  4. If you need to enter more than one email address, simply separate them by semicolons.
  5. You have the option of paying online with a credit card or using a check.
  6. Membership in US Lacrosse is required to complete the registration.  You will be able to do a search of the US Lacrosse database based upon the child's name and birthdate.  If found, the number will be inputted into the registration form.  If not found, you will be directed to the US Lacrosse site where you can register for a youth membership for your child.  Once the US Lacrosse signup is completed, you should come back to Doc's site to enter their membership number and complete the registration.  
  7. PLEASE register here for US Lacrosse Membership Link.
  8. You have the ability to log onto your existing account and update your information whenever you like and as many times as you like.  However, be careful to log onto your account and not to re-register since that can leave two (or more) entries into the system.  Extra entries will be deleted and any information on them lost. 


Parents Please make sure that your 

account's information is current and Up-to-date!

2022-2023 Doc's Girls Winter Indoor Box @ CCNY

Doc's NYC Lacrosse 2022-2023 Girls (3rd-8th Grade*) Indoor Program is Back!

(Field-Box Skills and Box Style Lacrosse Games); 

*experienced 2nd graders may join subject to Director approval 

At: City College of NY (CCNY) gym complex

Indoor "Box Style" lacrosse comes from Canada and offers great off-season training for a couple reasons: 

1st, you can stay active in lacrosse during the winter (indoors).

2nd, through learning to play in tighter indoor gym spaces at a fast pace, players can refine their stick skills and lacrosse IQ in advance of the Spring outdoor season! 

Program Philosophy:  Regardless of ability, this program is meant for those kids who really want to improve during the winter off-season.

The Program focuses on skill building, ball control (dominant/non-dominant hand), stick fakes, off ball movement, precision passing/catching, offensive spacing, and defensive footwork. The sessions will be divided up between intensive stick work, shooting/finishing, 2-person play-making, defending/communication, and 4v4 (or 5v5) Box style games.  The focus is on players improving their individual-play making skills through a lot of repetitions and games.  

The Winter Indoor Program is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED and is a great way to get ready for the Doc's NYC Spring 2023 Season. 

We hope you will join us for Doc's NYC "Sunday Box" Lacrosse 

Winter Format Summary:

30 Minute Skill Practice

50 Minute Game Box Lacrosse/Indoor Style

Teams* set up to play games in 4v4 or 5v5 + 1 Goalie (about 12 Players per team with quick substitutions and balanced playing time)

 

INDOORS, PROGRAM SPACE IS LIMITED *

*At the discretion of the directors and space allowed within gym

Where: City College of NY's Nat Holman Gymnasium (Enter Marshak Science Center); 

160 Convent Ave/W 138th Street, New York, NY 10031 (one block East of Amsterdam Ave); 

When: All Sessions are on Sundays: 

December 11th, 18th

January 8th, 22nd, 29th

February 5th & 11th (Sat)   

Times: 

1PM - 230 PM 

Cost: 

$810 - 7 Sessions

Equipment: All regular lacrosse equipment is required (see our website on what and wear or to purchase).  Bring Your Doc's Pinnie for Scrimmaging (or we will have some available)

Any questions please contact

Mat.Levine@citylax.org or hadleymongellcitylax@gmail.com

Opened: 10/01/2022
Closes: 01/26/2023

Open to: Girls

In Grades: 3 to 8 for 2022-23 School year

2022-2023 Doc's Boys Winter Indoor Box @ CCNY

 Doc's NYC Lacrosse 2022-2023 Boys (3rd-8th Grade*)

Winter Indoor Program is Back!

(Field-Box Skills and Box Style Lacrosse Games);

*experienced 2nd graders may join subject to Director approval 

At: City College of NY (CCNY) gym complex

Indoor "Box Style" lacrosse comes from Canada and offers great off-season training for a couple reasons: 

1st, you can stay active in lacrosse during the winter (indoors).

2nd, through learning to play in tighter indoor gym spaces at a fast pace, players can refine their stick skills and lacrosse IQ in advance of the Spring outdoor season! 

Program Philosophy:  Regardless of ability, this program is meant for those kids who really want to improve during the winter off-season.

The Program focuses on skill building, ball control, stick fakes, precision passing/catching, offensive spacing, and defensive footwork. The sessions will be divided up between intensive stick work, shooting/finishing, 2-man play-making, defending/communication, and 4v4 (or 5v5) Box style games.  The focus is on players improving their individual-play making skills through a lot of repetitions and games.  

The Winter Indoor Program is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED and is a great way to get ready for the Doc's NYC Spring 2023 Season. 

We hope you will join us for Doc's NYC "Sunday Box" Lacrosse 

Winter Format Summary:

30 Minute Skill Practice

50 Minute Game Box Lacrosse/Indoor Style

Teams* set up to play games in 4v4 or 5v5 + 1 Goalie (about 12 Players per team with quick substitutions and balanced playing time)

 

INDOORS, PROGRAM SPACE IS LIMITED *

*At the discretion of the directors and space allowed within gym

Where: City College of NY's Nat Holman Gymnasium (Enter Marshak Science Center); 

160 Convent Ave/W 138th Street, New York, NY 10031 (one block East of Amsterdam Ave); 

When: All Sessions are on Sundays: 

December 11th, 18th

January 8th, 22nd, 29th

February 5th & 11th (Sat)

  

Times: 

1PM - 230PM 

Cost: 

$810 - 7 Sessions

Equipment: All regular lacrosse equipment is required (see our website on what and wear or to purchase).   Bring Your Doc's Pinnie for Scrimmaging (or we will have some available)

Any questions please contact

Mat.Levine@citylax.org or hadleymongellcitylax@gmail.com

Opened: 10/01/2022
Closes: 01/26/2023

Open to: Boys

In Grades: 2 to 8 for 2022-23 School year

DOC's 2023 Spring Registration - Girls K-2

 

Welcome to Doc’s NYC Lacrosse Spring 2023, our 27th year!

 

All players MUST have an up-to-date USA Lacrosse Membership to play for Doc's NYC Lacrosse!

 

If you do not have a membership, you can purchase one HERE:

REGISTER HERE FOR USA LACROSSE MEMBERSHIP 

 

Program Summary for Girls K-2nd Grade DIVISION (6U/7U/8U)

Please see below for a program description, registration guidelines, important dates, and other key information for families to know in order to have a successful lacrosse experience with us.  We appreciate the opportunity to have your child in our program.  The information below should provide you in detail with what you need to know in order to register.  Please read it carefully. 

You can always reach us with your questions at Hadleymongellcitylax@gmail.com and Mat.Levine@citylax.org.   

Overview of Program.  Guided by US Lacrosse's LADM (Lacrosse Athlete Development Model), in the spring we offer our very successful teaching clinics/practices conducted on Sundays, usually mornings (in 2022, 8:30-10AM) .   Sessions are 75-90 minutes. Players will receive a Doc's NYC Lacrosse uniform (all other equipment is supplied by each family; see our website home page for what equipment is needed and where to purchase).  

Format.  Format is small groups managed by 1-2 coaches, learning lacrosse basics; we use non-competitive and competitive drills, mostly in a "station work/teaching" format; a progression of individual skills (rotational among the coaches) are taught, gradually building toward small space game play.   Coaches are guided by our Field Director who conducts each session with a weekly practice plan.   Beginning players will receive individual instruction as well as group instruction.  To conclude the season, we traditionally will host or travel and "play" another appropriate program in the Metro area (one day; a few hours), at the discretion of the Directors; projected to be Late May or Early June, on a Saturday or Sunday.

          Schedule

  • Dates:  April 16, 23, 30, May 7, 14, 21, and June 4.
  • Sessions are Sundays - 830AM - 10 AM; PLEASE Note* that Times and Locations Have To be finalized based on final Permits.

*Note: exact time and location of the field could vary slightly due to final permits, but we plan on the 2023 sessions (75-90 minutes) to be on Sundays, in the 830-10AM time frame at either Randall's Island Fields, Riverdale Country School, Fieldston School, or Tibbetts Brook Park.

Commitment/Expectations - We expect all registered participants to attend at least 75% of the scheduled sessions.  You will get the most out of this program with consistent attendance.  

Parent-Coaches.  Most welcome (with or without lacrosse background).  Please reach out to us directly if you are interested in serving as a parent-coach this Spring by emailing Hadleymongellcitylax@gmail.com

Groupings.  For our K, 1st, and 2nd Graders. there are no evaluations (only for 3-8th Graders); based on our numbers, we will group player by grade; occasionally 1st and 2nd graders could be in the same drill; sometimes programming will combine all ages. 

No previous lacrosse experience is necessary.

Registration Cut-off.  In early January, Registration will close (Date TBD); After close date, Registered players will be assigned to a Waitlist; players will be taken off the waitlist based on our field and coaching capacity

December 22- Early Bird Registration Ends

January 14 Refund Deadline

April 9th, Easter Weekend, No Doc's NYC Practices

May 14th, Mother's Day we will have a session!!!

 June 4th, Last day of the season 

Annual Awards Ceremony/Picnic, 6-8PM, Randall's Island week of May 23

Important information for Girls K-2nd Grade (6U/7U/8U) about Payments, Scholarships, Transportation Assistance, Equipment, Refunds, Changes, Playing Experience, Deadlines, and Program Fees:

Registration.  Players will not be fully registered with Doc's NYC until they have an up to date USA Lacrosse membership and a payment for the Spring program fee has been made via credit card or check.  Incomplete registered players may not be allowed to play.  If you have any questions on payment, please contact us immediately.  Registrations with balances due prior to the Spring 2023 program and/or lacking updated USA Lacrosse membership are not considered complete.  

Scholarship Assistance.  If needed, please reach out to us directly. We want to ensure every child has the opportunity to play lacrosse! Mat.Levine@citylax.org.

Transportation to Practices/Games.  As in the past, we ask families with cars to help families and coaches without cars with transportation to the practice and game locations.

Equipment.  All players must use regular lacrosse equipment as described on our website (see Home Page, left column).  Equipment retailers (store and on line) are also listed.  Players supply their own equipment.  If you need assistance, please contact us.    

Refunds.  After January 14th, 2023, we CANNOT offer refunds due to our advanced practice/play day scheduling commitments, staffing commitments, field planning, and equipment requirements. Refunds (less an administrative fee) after January 14th will ONLY be given for medical issues documented by a physicians’ note. We cannot offer refunds due to team placement decisions, scheduling conflicts with other sports or activities, or due to change of heart.     

Schedule Changes:   **Please note that ALL dates/times are subject to minor changes at times throughout the season.  We will minimize as best we can.**

Fees.  The program fee below is our early bird Fee (save 10%) and will be good through December 22.  After this date, the fee will go up modestly.  A final cut-off date (usually by the end of January) will be announced to close registration, based on capacity, so registering as soon as possible is highly recommended.  We thank you. 

Spring Girls 2023 K-2nd Grade Division (6U/7U/8U)

Sundays - 830 AM - 10 AM ; Time and Locations To Be Finalized

K-2nd Grade

COST: $710

Early Bird special $640 until 12/22/22

Opened: 11/13/2022
Closes: 05/24/2023

In Grades: K to 3 for 2022-23 School year

DOC's 2023 Spring Registration - Girls 3rd-8th

DOC's GIRLS (3-8th Grade) Spring 2023 Lacrosse Program

All players MUST have an up to date USA Lacrosse Membership to play for Doc's NYC Lacrosse!
 
If you do not have a membership, you can purchase one HERE:
 
ALL Doc's NYC Spring Teams will be in the following age groups: 
 3-4th Grade Division  (9U/10U)
  5-6th Grade Division (11U/12U)
 7-8th Grade Division (13U/14U)
*Note: the number of individual teams per division will be determined by registration numbers. 
 
Welcome to our Doc's NYC Spring program 2023 (our 27th year!).
 
 Please see below for a program description by age/gender, team placement process,  registration guidelines, important dates, and other key information for families to know in order to have a successful lacrosse experience with us.  We appreciate the opportunity to have your child in our program.  The information below should provide you in detail with what you need to know in order to register.  Please read it carefully.  You can always reach us with your questions at ryangarling@gmail.com and Mat.Levine@citylax.org
 

GIRLS 3rd-8th GRADE DIVISION (9U-14U) Spring 2023 Basic Information for all Teams

(then scroll down for Individual Program (by Age) Descriptions, Important Dates, and Important Supplemental Information to read before you Register)

 
    • Team Placement Process (Beginners through Advanced).  All players will be placed on a team for Spring season based on Age (mandated by US Lacrosse and our League affiliations) and then Ability.  Every player must be properly registered and evaluated. Based on Age/League rules and based on birthday, some players will be asked to play with the next age group in terms of grade and not stay with their "school grade" because their age lines up according to the US Lacrosse age/guidelines.
    • If a player is participating in another sport/activity during the spring season, we expect lacrosse to be the first priority.
    • For Team placements, players will be evaluated (required) in the preseason.  A player must attend at least 1 evaluation session. We highly recommend attending more than one evaluation, especially for grades 5-8 who aspire to be placed on a Blue (high ability) team. Team placements will be announced in Late March.     
    • March 5th & March 12th outdoor evaluation sessions @ Location and time To Be Announced.
      • Very important.  For staffing and planning, you will need to sign up for each evaluation sessiona registration link will be posted on our website, 1st week of January).
    • Sunday March 19th, 2023. Pre-Season Practice Session for those not on Spring Break. Times to be announced. Location to be announced. 90 minutes.  Weather permitting. Players traveling away on Spring Break starting March 18th, 2022 will be excused. All others are expected to attend practice.   
    • Weeknight Practice/Game/Tournament Schedules.  Will be posted in Late March on our website by team. 
    • Weeknight Required Team Practices (Draft Schedules on Website Home Page, left column).  Begin week of April 3rd, 2023.  Teams will practice twice per week night (6PM start, 75-90 minutes, as daylight allows) with their coaches and at times in combination with other team of same age group sharing the practice field.  Practice field sites used in the past have been Randall's Island and some Manhattan Park Fields. 
    • Parent Coaches with Experience Invited. Besides our regular Doc’s staff of coaches from the young professional ranks who are recent/former college players, we invite parents who have the proper lacrosse playing and/or coaching experience to join and serve as parent coach (either as an assistant or head coach). If you would be interested in serving as a parent-coach (head or assistant), please email hadleymongellcitylax@gmail.com or ryangarling@gmail.com as you register your child. 
    • Parents--Team Commissioners Needed.  Please reach out to us directly (as you register) if you are interested in serving as a team commissioner this Spring by emailing mat.levine@citylax.org. Commissioners play a vital role in assisting our coaches in the management of the team (communication throughout the season, carpool coordination, and as a resource for parents). We will send you more information about this very important position.
    • Player Attendance/Expectations.  100% Attendance at ALL Doc's NYC events (practices, games, etc.) is expected of all players, unless they are sick, injured, have a personal religious obligation, or serious academic reason to miss a team event. Families are expected to report absences to coaches and team commissioner in advance of an event as well as injuries that may cause an absence.  Less than a full commitment is not fair to your coaches/teammates and could result in reduced playing time. Players involved with other sports/activities are expected to give Doc's NYC Lacrosse the first priority over all others if there is a conflict. 

Individual age/grade program descriptions

GIRLS 3 & 4th GRADE DIVISION (9U/10U)

  • Game/Tournament Schedule.  Starts weekend of April 15-16th and go through May 20th-21st (subject to final scheduling and end of season tournament opportunities).  Scheduled on Saturdays and/or Sundays (sometimes both) against teams in Metro area, in either the  7v7 (or 8v8)--we split into two teams-- or 12v12 formats (depends on the opponent). 
  • Team Placement. Depending upon enrollment, we plan on having several teams per age grouping based on Age and also some consideration of Skill level.  Teams may be formed as single age (9U and 10U)  or mixed adjacent ages (9U-10U) depending upon enrollment and range of ability within the age bracket. Placements announced in Late March after evaluations are completed. Blue and Gold teams in Girls 9U/10U are often balanced in terms of ability.
  • Playing Time. Players on these teams are given balanced playing time over the course of the season (but not each game) based on practice and game attendance, effort, attitude, and team needs as determined by the coaches.   
  • Format.  In our 7th year of following USA Lacrosse's Lacrosse Athlete Development Model (LADM) for 9-10U teams to play the game format of 7v7 (or 8v8), now emphasized for this age group by US Lacrosse and endorsed by our affiliation with the CONNY (CT-NY) and Hudson Valley Leagues. This Short Field fast-paced format fosters more touches on the ball, stickwork/passing/ball-handling, and lacrosse decision-making in tighter spaces.  A team of 20-25 will be split into two teams to play short field games if the opponent plays the same format. However, there will be games against certain opponents where we will play regular full field 12v12, especially with 4th graders.
  • Do not stop here. Be sure to Scroll down past 11U/14U for Important Dates and Supplemental Information and the registration link ...or continue to descriptions for 11U/14U

GIRLS 5th- 8th GRADE DIVISIONS (11U-14U)

  • Game/Tournament Schedules.  Start weekend of April 15th-16th and goes through either May 20-21 (subject to final scheduling and end of season tournament opportunities). Doc's Teams play 10-12 game/tournament schedule on Saturdays and/or Sundays (sometimes both) against teams in metro area.  ALL 11U/ 14U (5-8th, 11U/14U) grade games are played in a standard 12 v 12 format.  
  • Teams and Team Placement - Based on age/ability, players are placed on Blue (Higher) or Gold (Beginner/Less Experienced).  Teams may be formed as single grade or mixed adjacent grades (5-6, 7-8) depending upon enrollment, range of ability, and sometimes positional needs within the age bracket.  Placements announced in late March after evaluations completed. 
    • Note:  Players historically on Doc's NYC Blue teams are NOT always guaranteed a Blue team 2022 spot.  Two evaluation sessions are strongly recommended.  A miniumum of 1 is required. Furthermore, Blue team rosters are usually smaller at the discretion of the directors.
  • Playing Time/Commitment.
    • Gold teams should be balanced over the course of the season (not each game) but is based on attendance, consistent effort, and attitude. 
    • Blue teams playing time is at the discretion of the coaches in order to be competitive and is based on attendance, commitment, attitude, and performance.  Best efforts will be made to balance playing time on Blue teams over the course of the season, but not guaranteed.
    • Blue Team Commitment. (Read Carefully) Players selected for Blue teams, must make Doc's NYC Lacrosse team their primary Spring 2023 sport/activity/lacrosse program or you will be placed/moved to another Doc's NYC team.  Before the season starts, we ask families to be very honest with the directors about being able to make the commitment if you are given a spot on a Blue team, in fairness to other teammates/families on the team. If you have a question about this, email Mat Levine: mat.levine@citylax.org

Please continue to read

 Important Dates for ALL 3rd-8th Grade Division Players:

December 22nd Early Bird Registration Ends

January-February Sign up for Evaluation Dates (a link will be posted on Website)

March 5th and March 12th Evaluations Outdoors (time and locations to be announced)

January 14 Refund Deadline

In late January, Spring 2023 Registration will close (Date TBD); After close date, Registered players assigned to a Waitlist; players will be taken off the waitlist to fill open team roster spots

Late March- Team Placements announced

March 19th,  Spring Pre-Season Practice opens for those not on Spring Break

Week of April 3rd, 2022 Required Weeknight Practices begin Grades 3-8

April 5th, First Night of Passover, No Doc's NYC Practices

April 8th-9th, Easter Weekend, No Doc's NYC Games or Practices

April 15th-16th, First weekend of games/tournaments

May 14th Mother's Day, Games will be played !!!

May 20th -21st nd Last Weekend of the season (based on individual team schedule)

 Awards Ceremony, May 31st (6:15PM)* Subject to Change (Rain date: June 7th)

Critical Supplemental information for Grades 3-8 (9U-14U) about Payments, Scholarships, Transportation Assistance, Equipment, Refunds, Changes, Playing Experience, Deadlines, and Program Fees:

Valid Registrations.  Players will not be fully registered with Doc's NYC until they have an up to date USA Lacrosse membership and a payment for the Spring program fee has been made via credit card or check.  Players with Incomplete registrations may not be allowed to play.  If you have any questions on payment, please contact us immediately.  Registrations with balances due prior to the Spring 2023 program and/or lacking updated US Lacrosse membership are not considered complete.  

Scholarship Assistance.  If needed, please reach out to us directly. We want to ensure every child has the opportunity to play lacrosse! Mat.Levine@citylax.org.

Transportation to Practices/Games.  As in the past, we ask families with cars to help families and coaches without cars with transportation to the practice and game locations.

Equipment.  All players must use regular lacrosse equipment as described on our website (see Home Page, left column).  Equipment retailers (store and on line) are also listed.  Players supply their own equipment.  If you need assistance, please contact us.    

Refunds.  After January 14th, 2023, we CANNOT offer refunds due to our advanced game scheduling commitments, staffing commitments, field planning, and equipment requirements. Refunds (less an administrative fee) after January 14th will ONLY be given for medical issues documented by a physicians’ note. We cannot offer refunds due to team placement decisions, scheduling conflicts with other sports or activities, or due to change of heart.  Requests:  mat.levine@citylax.org.     

Schedules.  Practice and game schedules depend on team placements, field permits, game scheduling, weather, and other factors. This information will follow your team placement assignment in late March, so in your spring planning, please allow for some cushion/flexibility with practice times, game dates/times, etc. A draft weeknight practice schedule from prior year can be viewed on the left side of our website home page.

 **Please note that ALL dates/times are subject to minor changes at times throughout the season.  We will minimize as best we can.**

Fees.  The program fee below is our early bird Fee and will be good through December 22nd.  After this date, the fee will go up modestly.  A final cut-off date (usually by the end of January) will be announced to close registration, based on capacity, so registering as soon as possible is highly recommended.  We thank you. 

COST for GIRLS 3rd-8th Grade Divisions

Spring Program:

$915

Early Bird special $825 until 12/22/22

 

Opened: 11/13/2022
Closes: 06/09/2023

Open to: Girls

In Grades: 2 to 9 for 2022-23 School year

DOC's 2023 Spring Registration - Boys 2nd Grade

 

Welcome to Doc’s NYC Lacrosse Spring 2023, our 27th year!

 

All players MUST have an up to date USA Lacrosse Membership to play for Doc's NYC Lacrosse!

 

If you do not have a membership, you can purchase one HERE:

REGISTER HERE FOR USA LACROSSE MEMBERSHIP 

 

Program Summary for Boys 2nd GRADE DIVISION (8U)

Please see below for a program description, registration guidelines, important dates, and other key information for families to know in order to have a successful lacrosse experience with us.  We appreciate the opportunity to have your child in our program.  The information below should provide you in detail with what you need to know in order to register.  Please read it carefully. 

You can always reach us with your questions at ryangarling@gmail.com and Mat.Levine@citylax.org.   

Overview of Program.  Guided by US Lacrosse's LADM (Lacrosse Athlete Development Model), in the spring we offer our very successful teaching clinics/practices conducted on Sundays, usually mornings (in 2022, 8:30-10AM) .   Sessions are 75-90 minutes. Players will receive a Doc's NYC Lacrosse uniform (all other equipment is supplied by each family; see our website home page for what equipment is needed and where to purchase).  

Format.  Format is small groups managed by 1-2 coaches, learning lacrosse basics; we use non-competitive and competitive drills, mostly in a "station work/teaching" format; a progression of individual skills (rotational among the coaches) are taught, gradually building toward small space game play.   Coaches are guided by our Field Director who conducts each session with a weekly practice plan.   Beginning players will receive individual instruction as well as group instruction.  To conclude the season, we traditionally will host or travel and "play" another appropriate program in the Metro area (one day; a few hours), at the discretion of the Directors; projected to be Late May or Early June, on a Saturday or Sunday.

          Schedule

  • Dates:  April 16, 23, 30, May 7, 14, 21, and June 4.
  • Sessions are Sundays - 830AM - 10 AM; PLEASE Note* that Times and Locations Have To be finalized based on final Permits.

*Note: exact time and location of the field could vary slightly due to final permits, but we plan on the 2023 sessions (75-90 minutes) to be on Sundays, in the 830-10AM time frame at either Randall's Island Fields, Riverdale Country School, Fieldston School, or Tibbetts Brook Park.

Commitment/Expectations - We expect all registered participants to attend at least 75% of the scheduled sessions.  You will get the most out of this program with consistent attendance.  

Parent-Coaches.  Most welcome (with or without lacrosse background).  Please reach out to us directly if you are interested in serving as a parent-coach this Spring by emailing ryangarling@gmail.com

Groupings.  For our K, 1st, and 2nd Graders. there are no evaluations (only for 3-8th Graders); 2nd graders are grouped together; occasionally 1st and 2nd graders could be in the same drill; sometimes programming will combine all ages; No previous lacrosse experience is necessary.

Registration Cut-off.  In early January, Registration will close (Date TBD); After close date, Registered players will be assigned to a Waitlist; players will be taken off the waitlist based on our field and coaching capacity

December 22- Early Bird Registration Ends

January 14 Refund Deadline

April 9th, Easter Weekend, No Doc's NYC Practices

May 14th, Mother's Day we will have a session!!!

 June 4th, Last day of the season 

Annual Awards Ceremony/Picnic, 6-8PM, Randall's Island week of May 23

Important information for Boys 2nd Grade (8U) about Payments, Scholarships, Transportation Assistance, Equipment, Refunds, Changes, Playing Experience, Deadlines, and Program Fees:

Registration.  Players will not be fully registered with Doc's NYC until they have an up to date USA Lacrosse membership and a payment for the Spring program fee has been made via credit card or check.  Incomplete registered players may not be allowed to play.  If you have any questions on payment, please contact us immediately.  Registrations with balances due prior to the Spring 2023 program and/or lacking updated USA Lacrosse membership are not considered complete.  

Scholarship Assistance.  If needed, please reach out to us directly. We want to ensure every child has the opportunity to play lacrosse! Mat.Levine@citylax.org.

Transportation to Practices/Games.  As in the past, we ask families with cars to help families and coaches without cars with transportation to the practice and game locations.

Equipment.  All players must use regular lacrosse equipment as described on our website (see Home Page, left column).  Equipment retailers (store and on line) are also listed.  Players supply their own equipment.  If you need assistance, please contact us.    

Refunds.  After January 14th, 2023, we CANNOT offer refunds due to our advanced practice/play day scheduling commitments, staffing commitments, field planning, and equipment requirements. Refunds (less an administrative fee) after January 14th will ONLY be given for medical issues documented by a physicians’ note. We cannot offer refunds due to team placement decisions, scheduling conflicts with other sports or activities, or due to change of heart.     

Schedule Changes:   **Please note that ALL dates/times are subject to minor changes at times throughout the season.  We will minimize as best we can.**

Fees.  The program fee below is our early bird Fee (save 10%) and will be good through December 22.  After this date, the fee will go up modestly.  A final cut-off date (usually by the end of January) will be announced to close registration, based on capacity, so registering as soon as possible is highly recommended.  We thank you. 

Spring BOYS 2023 Boys 2nd Grade Division (8U)

Sundays - 830 AM - 10 AM ; Time and Locations To Be Finalized

2nd Grade

COST: $730

Early Bird special $660 until 12/22/22

Opened: 11/13/2022
Closes: 05/24/2023

In Grade: 2 for 2022-23 School year

DOC's 2023 Spring Registration - Boys 3rd-8th

DOC's BOYS 3rd-8th Grade Division Spring 2023 Lacrosse Program

All players MUST have an up to date USA Lacrosse Membership to play for Doc's NYC Lacrosse!
 
If you do not have a membership, you can purchase one HERE:
 
ALL Doc's NYC Spring Teams will be in the following age groups: 
 3-4th Grade Division  (9U/10U)
  5-6th Grade Division (11U/12U)
 7-8th Grade Division (13U/14U)
*Note: the number of individual teams per division will be determined by registration numbers. 
 
Welcome to our Doc's NYC Spring program 2023 (our 27th year!).
 
 Please see below for a program description by age/gender, team placement process,  registration guidelines, important dates, and other key information for families to know in order to have a successful lacrosse experience with us.  We appreciate the opportunity to have your child in our program.  The information below should provide you in detail with what you need to know in order to register.  Please read it carefully.  You can always reach us with your questions at ryangarling@gmail.com and Mat.Levine@citylax.org

Boys 3-8th Grade (9U-14U) Spring 2023 Basic Information for all Divisions/Teams

(Read here and then scroll down for Individual Program (by Age) Descriptions, Important Dates, and Important Supplemental Information to read before you Register)

 
      • Team Placement Process (Beginners through Advanced).  All players (3-8th grade) will be placed on a team for the Spring season based on Age (mandated by USA Lacrosse and our League affiliations) and then Ability. We cannot go by friend or school groups.  Every player must be properly registered and evaluated. Based on Age/League rules and based on birthday, some players will be asked to play with the next age group in terms of grade and not stay with their "school grade" because their age lines up according to the USA Lacrosse age/guidelines. AgeGroupChart-Aug2022.pdf (usalacrosse.com)  

        • If a player is participating in another sport/activity during the spring season, we expect lacrosse to be the first priority.
        • For Team placements, players will be evaluated (required) in the preseason.  A player must attend at least 1 evaluation session. We highly recommend attending more than one evaluation, especially for grades 5-8 who aspire to be placed on a Blue (high ability) team. Team placements will be announced in Late March.     
        • March 5th & March 12th outdoor evaluation sessions @ Location and time To Be Announced.
          • Very important.  For staffing and planning, you will need to sign up for each evaluation sessiona registration link will be posted on our website, 1st week of January).
        • Sunday March 19th, 2023. Pre-Season Practice Session for those not on Spring Break. Times to be announced. Location to be announced. 90 minutes.  Weather permitting. Players traveling away on Spring Break starting March 18th, 2022 will be excused. All others are expected to attend practice.   
        • Weeknight Practice/Game/Tournament Schedules.  Will be posted in Late March on our website by team. 
        • Weeknight Required Team Practices (Draft Schedules on Website Home Page, left column).  Begin week of April 3rd, 2023.  Teams will practice twice per week night (6PM start, 75-90 minutes, as daylight allows) with their coaches and at times in combination with other team of same age group sharing the practice field.  Practice field sites used in the past have been Randall's Island and some Manhattan Park Fields. 
        • Parent Coaches with Experience Invited. Besides our regular Doc’s staff of coaches from the young professional ranks who are recent/former college players, we invite parents who have the proper lacrosse playing and/or coaching experience to join and serve as parent coach (either as an assistant or head coach). If you would be interested in serving as a parent-coach (head or assistant), please email ryangarling@gmail.com as you register your child. 
        • Parents--Team Commissioners Needed.  Please reach out to us directly (as you register) if you are interested in serving as a team commissioner this Spring by emailing mat.levine@citylax.org. Commissioners play a vital role in assisting our coaches in the management of the team (communication throughout the season, carpool coordination, and as a resource for parents). We will send you more information about this very important position.
        • Player Attendance/Expectations.  100% Attendance at ALL Doc's NYC events (practices, games, etc.) is expected of all players, unless they are sick, injured, have a personal religious obligation, or serious academic reason to miss a team event. Families are expected to report absences to coaches and team commissioner in advance of an event as well as injuries that may cause an absence.  Less than a full commitment is not fair to your coaches/teammates and could result in reduced playing time. Players involved with other sports/activities are expected to give Doc's NYC Lacrosse the first priority over all others if there is a conflict. 

      Individual age/grade program descriptions

      Boys 3 & 4th GRADE DIVISION (9U/10U)

      • Game/Tournament Schedule.  Starts weekend of April 15-16th and goes through May 20th-21st (subject to final scheduling and end of season tournament opportunities).  Scheduled on Saturdays and/or Sundays (sometimes both) against teams in Metro area, in either the  7v7 (or 8v8)--we split into two teams--or 10v10 formats (depends on the opponent). 
      • Team Placement. Depending upon enrollment, we plan on having 2-3 teams (usually called Blue, Gold, and White) per age grouping based on Age and also some consideration of Skill level.  Teams may be formed as single age/grade (3rd and 4th grade/9U and 10U) or mixed adjacent grades/ages (9U-10U) depending upon enrollment and range of ability within the age bracket. Placements announced in Late March after evaluations are completed. Single Grade teams are usually formed with players who have more experience and skill. At this age level, Directors reserved the right to "balance" teams in terms of ability (no A or B) to ensure maximum playing time. We cannot conduct our placement process based on school or friend groups.
      • Playing Time. Players on teams in the 3-4th grade divisions are given balanced playing time over the course of the season (but not each game) based on practice and game attendance, effort, attitude, and team needs as determined by the coaches.   
      • Format.  In our 8th year of following USA Lacrosse's Lacrosse Athlete Development Model (LADM) for 9-10U teams to play the game format of 7v7 (or 8v8), now emphasized for this age group by USA Lacrosse and endorsed by our affiliation with the CONNY (CT-NY) and Hudson Valley Leagues. This Short Field fast-paced format fosters more touches on the ball, stickwork/passing/ball-handling, and lacrosse decision-making in tighter spaces.  A team of 20-25 will be split into two teams to play short field games if the opponent plays the same format. However, there will be games against certain opponents where we will play regular full field 12v12.
      • Do not stop here. Be sure to Scroll down past 11U/14U for Important Dates and Supplemental Information and the registration link ...or continue to descriptions below for 11U/14U

      BOYS 5th- 8th GRADE DIVISIONS (11U-14U)

      • Game/Tournament Schedules.  Start weekend of April 15th-16th and goes through either May 20-21 (subject to final scheduling and end of season tournament opportunities). Doc's Teams play approximately a 9-11 game/tournament schedule on Saturdays and/or Sundays (sometimes both) against teams in metro area.  ALL 5-8th grade (11U-14U) games are played in a standard 12 v 12 format.  
      • Teams and Team Placement - Based on age/ability, players are placed on a team:  Blue (Higher) or Gold (Beginner/Less Experienced).  Teams may be formed as single grade or mixed adjacent grades (5-6, 7-8) depending upon enrollment, range of ability, and sometimes positional needs within the age bracket.  Placements announced in late March after evaluations completed. 
        • Note:  Players historically on Doc's NYC Blue teams are NOT always guaranteed a Blue team 2023 spot.  Two evaluation sessions are strongly recommended.  A miniumum of 1 is required. Furthermore, Blue team rosters can sometimes be smaller at the discretion of the directors.
      • Playing Time/Commitment.
        • Gold teams should be balanced over the course of the season (not each game) but is based on attendance, consistent effort, and attitude. 
        • Blue teams playing time is at the discretion of the coaches in order to be competitive and is based on attendance, commitment, attitude, and performance.  Best efforts will be made to balance playing time on Blue teams over the course of the season, but not guaranteed.
        • Blue Team Commitment. (Read Carefully) Players selected for Blue teams, must make Doc's NYC Lacrosse team their primary Spring 2023 sport/activity/lacrosse program or you will be placed/moved to another Doc's NYC team.  Before the season starts, we ask families to be very honest with the directors about being able to make the commitment if you are given a spot on a Blue team, in fairness to other teammates/families on the team. If you have a question about this, please email Mat Levine: mat.levine@citylax.org.  Soccer players and hockey players, this means you.  

      Please continue to read

       Important Dates for ALL 3rd-8th Grade Division Players:

      December 22nd Early Bird Registration Ends

      January-February Sign up for Evaluation Dates (a link will be posted on Website)

      March 5th and March 12th Evaluations Outdoors (time and locations to be announced)

      January 14 REFUND DEADLINE; we cannot offer refunds after this due to "change of heart" or other scheduling conflicts that may come up

      In late January, Spring 2023 Registration will close (Date TBA); After close date, Registered players are assigned to a Waitlist; players will be taken off the waitlist to fill open team roster spots as available

      Late March- Team Placements announced

      March 19th,  Spring Pre-Season Practice opens for those not on Spring Break

      Week of April 3rd, 2022 Required Weeknight Practices begin Grades 3-8

      April 5th, First Night of Passover, No Doc's NYC Practices (all teams)

      April 8th-9th, Easter Weekend, No Doc's NYC Games or Practices (all teams)

      April 15th-16th, First weekend of games/tournaments

      May 14th Mother's Day, Games will be played !!!

      May 20th -21st nd Last Weekend of the season (based on individual team schedule)

       Awards Ceremony, May 31st (6:15PM)* Subject to Change (Rain date: June 7th)

      Critical Supplemental information for Grades 3-8 (9U-14U) about Payments, Scholarships, Transportation Assistance, Equipment, Refunds, Changes, Playing Experience, Deadlines, and Program Fees:

      Valid Registrations.  Players will not be fully registered with Doc's NYC until they have an up to date USA Lacrosse membership and a payment for the Spring program fee has been made via credit card or check.  Players with Incomplete registrations may not be allowed to play.  If you have any questions on payment, please contact us immediately.  Registrations with balances due prior to the Spring 2023 program and/or lacking updated USA Lacrosse membership are not considered complete.  

      Scholarship Assistance.  If needed, please reach out to us directly. We want to ensure every child has the opportunity to play lacrosse! Mat.Levine@citylax.org.

      Transportation to Practices/Games.  As in the past, we ask families with cars to help families and coaches without cars with transportation to the practice and game locations.  Unfortunately, We do not offer bus service to practices, but will help all families who need to carpool.  

      Equipment.  All players must use regular lacrosse equipment as described on our website (see Home Page, left column).  Equipment retailers (store and on line) are also listed.  Players supply their own equipment.  If you need assistance, please contact us.    

      Refunds.  After January 14th, 2023, we CANNOT offer refunds due to our advanced game scheduling commitments, staffing commitments, field planning, and equipment requirements. Refunds (less an administrative fee) after January 14th will ONLY be given for medical issues documented by a physicians’ note. We cannot offer refunds due to team placement decisions, scheduling conflicts with other sports or activities, or due to change of heart.  Requests:  mat.levine@citylax.org.     

      Schedules.  Practice and game schedules depend on team placements, field permits, game scheduling, weather, and other factors. This information will follow your team placement assignment in late March, so in your spring planning, please allow for some cushion/flexibility with practice times, game dates/times, etc. A draft weeknight practice schedule from prior year can be viewed on the left side of our website home page.

       **Please note that ALL dates/times are subject to minor changes at times throughout the season.  We will minimize as best we can.**

      Fees.  The program fee below is our early bird Fee and will be good through December 22nd.  After this date, the fee will go up modestly.  A final cut-off date (usually by the end of January) will be announced to close registration, based on capacity, so registering as soon as possible is highly recommended.  We thank you. 

      COST for BOYS 3rd-8th Grade Divisions

      Spring Program:

      $915

      Early Bird special $825 until 12/22/22

 

Opened: 11/13/2022
Closes: 06/09/2023

Open to: Boys

In Grades: 2 to 9 for 2022-23 School year