South Forsyth Youth Lacrosse offers boys programs for both beginners and experienced players whose primary residence is districted for South Forsyth High School. We currently participate in the Newtown Rec Lacrosse League, which allows the boys to play against teams, both inside and outside of our county. Both spring and fall seasons include clinic style learning sessions for boys in all age groups. This enables consistent learning of the essential lacrosse skills necessary to continue to develop a passion and enjoyment of the game. South Forsyth boys in grades six through eight that would normally play in the House league also have the opportunity to play more competitive lacrosse during the spring season through the Select program (see below).
The Select South Forsyth teams play against other high school affiliated "feeder" teams throughout North Atlanta. South Forsyth zoned boys also have the opportunity to play summer travel lacrosse through the Forsyth Heat program. The Forsyth Heat summer teams are reserved for the more committed players, and players looking for additional development. The Forsyth Heat teams play in multiple tournaments in the Southeast during the summer. A more detailed summary of the House, Select and Summer travel programs is provided below.
Our House league offers lacrosse to boys in grades 1st through 8th. This league is designed to teach boys the basics of the game, including throwing, catching, scooping, shooting and offensive and defensive positioning. We seek to accomplish that goal by placing the boys in an environment best-suited for their level of play. All of the boys who participate in our House league receive an equal amount of playing time, provided they attend and participate in the practices and games. The House program is divided into four age groups:
Our Select War Eagle program offers 6th, 7th and 8th grade boys a more competitive lacrosse environment. This program is aimed at those boys who have more advanced skills and are committed to the game. The tryouts for the Select teams are run by Select coaches and David Stiers and are typically held in early November. Based upon those tryouts, the Select lacrosse coaching staff selects the teams. Boys selected to participate on the Select War Eagle teams must pay an additional registration fee to cover the additional costs associated with the Select program. If a boy wants to participate in the Select Program, and he also plays another spring sport, we expect that he will make lacrosse his priority sport in the spring. While the program aims to provide all players with equal playing time, attendance and effort at practice and games can affect playing time. In addition, our coaches reserve the right to play who they view as their strongest players during critical stages of the game. Games in this league are generally played on the weekend; however, there may be an occasional game during the week. The Select teams practice two to three times per week at Joint Venture Park. Home games are usually played at Joint Venture Park.
During the fall, South Forsyth Youth Lacrosse offers a Rec league program where players focus on skills development, as well as participate in game play. Teams will practice once per week with a game on either Saturday afternoon or Sunday. The focus in practices and games is skills development and continued focus on player development and improvement in preparation for the upcoming spring season. We encourage players who are playing other sports in the fall to join us for practice and games, or games only if practice conflicts with the fall sports schedule.
Under the leadership and guidance of David Stiers, the Forsyth HEAT is a travel lacrosse program that is designed to be a developmental program for South Forsyth bound players that have demonstrated a certain commitment, skill level and ability to play competitive travel lacrosse. For more information about the program, please visit the link below.