Boys Lacrosse

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Who We Are

About SBMSA Boys Lacrosse

We encourage everyone to come out and try lacrosse and see why this is the fastest growing sport in America. 

We offer the following programs throughout the year for Boys lacrosse: 

Fall Ball

Fall Ball is offseason training for boys ages 1st – 8th grades. This is an opportunity for kids to get coaching and skills training during the lacrosse off season. The program typically runs from September to October of each year.

Spring – 7v7 League (includes uniform)

The Spring 7v7 League is an “in-house” league open to participants in 1st – 6th grade. This league is designed to develop the skills of all players from beginners to experienced players, while allowing them to compete against each other in a more structured team format.

Players within SBMSA are divided into the following divisions:

  • Grades 1 and 2 – 5v5 with goalies and soft balls. 
  • Grades 3 and 4 – 7v7 with goalies. Teams are divided as best as possible by schools or regions to allow for younger players to play and learn with their friends. 
  • Grades 5 and 6 – 7v7 with goalies. Participants will attend a skills assessment. Coaches draft teams from within the SBMSA pool of participants to create fair and competitive teams in the league. 

Spring 7v7 typically begins in late January and plays through May with games held on Sunday afternoons. 

Spring – Knights League (includes uniform)

The 5th-8th grade Knights league is a full field competitive league that competes against other programs in the region such as The Woodlands, Katy, Pearland, Magnolia and others. This program is 10v10 with goalies on a larger field and is designed to help increase the skills of more competitive players while also giving less experienced players a glimpse of what the games and format is like for Tournament / Select lacrosse and High School lacrosse. 

3rd and 4th grade play 7v7 with goalies on a smaller field.

The Knights League begins with tryouts the first week of December. Teams are formed and practices and games start in February and run through May. The games are on Saturdays with some weeknight games. 

Players that are in 3rd – 6th grades are encouraged to play for both SBMSA Knights and in the 7v7 League.  Playing in both leagues can fast track skills development. 

Lacrosse League Checklist

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The 7v7 league can accommodate both beginner and experienced players. Coaches are required to rotates players among the different positions on the field allowing players to learn the game and where their skill set fits best.

All 7v7 games will be played on Sunday afternoons at SBEC (with the exception of the first two weeks for 1st/2nd grade. Those games will be played at Battleline Sports on Pech Road).

All Knights players 3rd-6th grade are encouraged to play in the 7v7 league to maximize their touches and experience all positions on the field. They are also encouraged to try out for the Knights team.

The 7v7 league is more flexible and coaches try to accommodate players schedules when arranging practices. All games will be on Sunday afternoon. The Knights league is a select league, it is expected for players to prioritize Knights practices and
games (two practices during week and games on Saturdays).

Since the Knights league is a select league, it is expected that players prioritize Knights practices and games (two practices during week and games on Saturdays).

Knights home games will be played on Saturdays at SBEC. Away games could be anywhere in the Greater Houston Area (Woodlands, Richmond, Cypress, etc…). There could be 1 or 2 weekends when the Knights will travel to other cities like Austin or Dallas.

7v7 (in house league)

1st-4th grade: teams will be formed by school when possible 
5th-6th grade: There will be two days of tryouts where coaches will assess players before the draft (all 7v7 players will be placed on a team).

Knights

All Knights teams will be decided through a multi-day tryout. Based on enrollment and tryouts, there may be a need to cut some players. Players in 3rd-6th grade that do not make a Knights team are encouraged to play 7v7. Typically, the Knights have two teams (A and B) per age group (4U, 6U, 8U).

The Knights can play anywhere from 1-3 games/per day.

The Knights are a select team that represents the Spring Branch/Memorial area. The coaches are professional lacrosse coaches who are hired by the Knights board and paid to coach and travel with the teams.

Spring Branch Memorial Sports Association Boys Lacrosse 

About Boys Lacrosse Offerings

Comparison:
Fall Ball
7v7
Knights

Designed For:

Offseason training for all skill levels

All skill levels

Experienced players or players looking to try a select league experience

Ages:

1st - 8th grade

1st - 6th grade

3rd - 8th grade

Season Timing:

September - October

End of January

January - April

Tryouts:

None

None - Assessment done for 5th - 6th players

Tryouts in early December. Teams formed prior to Christmas break.

# of Players:

N/A - Training and Scrimmages

5v5 for 1st/2nd grade

7v7 for all other ages

- 7v7 for 3rd/4th grade    

- 10v10 for 5th-8th grade

Team Formation:

Intersquad games and Scrimmages

1st - 4th - Teams formed by school/region as best as possible. 5th - 6th Teams formed by Draft

Teams formed by Skill Level. Each age group will usually have A/B teams and will compete against A/B teams from other programs in our area.

Coaching:

Paid / Experienced Lacrosse Coaches

Parents / Volunteers

Paid / Experienced Lacrosse Coaches

Games:

Scrimmages

Sundays (7 weeks in Spring plus playoffs and Championships)

Saturdays and various weeknight games as can be scheduled. Citywide playoffs and championships are determined by performance.

Practices:

Sundays (varies by year)

As determined by coaches

2-3 nights a week throughout the season at SBEC

Focus:

Stick Work, Skill Improvement, Ball Handling

Exposure to all positions, player development, game experience on a smaller scale.

Further positional development. Begins to help players develop for high school competition.

Fall 2023 Boys Lacrosse Schedule Overview

Please see About Us page for details on which league to register for. Contact any member of the board for questions regarding registration. 

Knights Notes for Spring Enrollment:

Knights Games will be announced and put on the calendar as soon as the league meeting is held in late November. Games are typically Saturdays with a few weeknight games possible.

DATE
TIME
EVENT
LOCATION

September 1

N/A

Fall Ball Online Registration Opens

Online - Visit Here

September 25

N/A

Fall Ball Online Registration Closes

Online

September 26

6:00 - 9:00 pm (Times for each age group TBD)

First day of the season

9900 Neuens Rd. Houston, TX 77080

November 2

6:00 - 9:00pm

Last day of the season

9900 Neuens Rd. Houston, TX 77080

DATE
TIME
EVENT
LOCATION

Nov 6th - Dec 4th

N/A

Knights Online Registration 

Online - Visit Here

Nov 6th – Jan 22nd

N/A

7v7 Online Registration

Online

December 6th & 7th

6:00 - 7:00 pm (3rd/4th & 5th/6th grades

Knights Tryout

SBEC Fields – 9000 Westview Drive

December 6th & 7th

7:00 - 8:00pm (7th/8th grades)

Knights Tryout

SBEC Fields – 9000 Westview Drive

January 5th

TBD

Knights practices begin and season opens

TBD

January 25th

TBD

7v7 Skills Assessment (for 5th/6th grade only)

SBEC Fields – 9000 Westview Drive

January 26th

TBD

7v7 Skills Assessment (for 5th/6th grade only)

SBEC Fields – 9000 Westview Drive

January 31st

TBD

7v7 Coaches Clinic / Players Skills Clinic

TBD

February 1st

TBD

7v7 Teams announced and practices can begin.

TBD

February 14th

TBD

7v7 Games Begin (Games are typically on Sundays)

SBEC

May 2nd

TBD

7v7 Playoffs Begin

TBD

May 9th

TBD

7v7 Championship Games

TBD

July 17th & 18th

9am-12pm

Summer camps (K-8)

9000 Westview Drive Houston, TX 77055

Spring Branch-Memorial Sports Association

Boys Lacrosse Board of Directors

Meet the Spring Branch-Memorial Sports Association Boys Lacrosse Board of Directors.

Board Officer
Position
Email

Jeff Donaldson

Program Director

 Jeremy Platt

Knights Manager

 EJ Neese

Knights Head Coach

Chris Fort

Knights Commissioner / Scheduler

Betsy Sutherland

Referee & Medic Coordinator / Treasurer

Chris Read

House League Commissioner

Nick Lymberopoulos

1st / 2nd Grade Commissioner

 Marc Ferrandino

3rd / 4th Grade Commissioner

Chris Read

5th / 6th Grade Commissioner

Rae Skelley / Sarah Watson

Parent Communication and Scheduling (Team Snap)

Rae Skelley / Sarah Watson

Uniforms and Gear Ordering / Distribution 

Merrick "Bucky" Walton

Sportsmanship

Rob Wellington

Program Development / Quality Control

Trey Schoenfield

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Boys Lacrosse Camps

See current and previous camp options below. If you are looking to register for an open camp option, please visit our registration page to register.

2024 President's Day Camp

SBMSA lacrosse is back with another boy's lacrosse camp welcome to all Houston area wanting to work on their game! We will focus on improving and developing the necessary skills for try outs and beyond. The camp will keep kids moving with drills designed for maximum reps and opportunities. With an array of positional coaches from across the city, each player will receive individual instruction with some of Houston's best lacrosse coaches! 

Age Groups: K-8th

Date: February 19th

9am - 12pm

Cost: $100

2024 Summer Camps

From skill ranges beginner to elite, this camp will focus on skill development with small sided game and drills. With a large coaching staff from around the city, each player will receive individual attention and feedback. To ensure that every player gets maximum reps, we design drills to keep players engaged and moving!

Age Groups: K-8th

Date: TBD

Cost: $150

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