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Who We Are

About SBMSA Girls Lacrosse

SBMSA Girls Lacrosse is a great opportunity for kids of all ages to learn the sport of lacrosse and to compete at various levels. We offer everything from skills development and training, to an in-house league geared towards creating a fun and exciting environment for beginners and experienced players, along with a competitive league for more experienced players.

Fall Ball

Fall Ball is off-season training for girls in 4th – 8th grades. This is an opportunity for kids to get coaching and skills training during the lacrosse off-season. The program typically runs from October to December of each year.

Spring – 1st and 2nd Grade Clinics

Clinic-only program aimed to introduce 1st & 2nd grader girls to the game of lacrosse. Players will be introduced to basic lacrosse skills and play fun games during these clinics led by professional coaches. There are usually 3 – 4 clinics that are offered in January.

Spring – House 7v7 League (Includes uniform)

The Spring 7v7 League is an “in-house” league open to girls in 3rd – 8th grades. Field size and team sizes are smaller to give players more reps, more creativity and more fun. This league is designed to develop the skills of all players from beginners to experienced players while allowing them to compete in a more structured team format.

7v7 House League begins with optional clinics in January led by volunteer coaches. There are no tryouts. Teams are formed by the commissioner in February and team practices start soon after. There are 7 to 9 games during the season depending on the number of teams formed. Most games are played weekly on Sunday afternoons. Team practice days and times are set by each volunteer coach.

Spring – Dragons (Includes uniform)

The SBMSA Dragons play in a competitive league against teams in the greater Houston area. Registration is open to girls in 5th – 8th grades. The Dragons are members of the Greater Houston Girls Youth Lacrosse Association (GHGYLA). This program is 12v12 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 High School Lacrosse. SBMSA Dragon sis 12v12 with goalies on a larger field and is designed for experienced players.

Games are played on weekdays and weekends at various locations throughout the city. Bi-weekly practices start in January and are twice weekly at SBEC.

Tryouts will be held for one 5/6 team and two 7/8 Dragons select teams. Up to 18 higher-skilled players will be selected to play for the above-mentioned teams. Girls selected for the Dragons team are highly encouraged to also play in the 7v7 House League.

Tryout information for both 5/6 (12U) and 7/8 (14U) teams can be found below.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Lacrosse is a fast-paced sport that incorporates the finesse of soccer, the footwork of basketball and the hand-eye coordination of hockey. When young girls are introduced to the concept of shooting, their eyes light up!

Games are approximately one hour long, and have a running clock. Teams field 11 players plus a goalie. Field positions include Midfielder (Middies), Attackers, and Defenders. It is a fast paced game, and our officials do explain whistles to the players as they occur. Players are grouped by age (U10, U12, and U14).

Lacrosse is an outdoor spring sport. We begin fall ball in October-December, and the season starts in January and continues through April. Typically we practice every Monday and Wednesday from 6:30pm-8:00pm.

At the 5th /6th grade level, there are tryouts to play on our competitive team. If you child does not make Dragons, they are invited to play on our House League, which has scrimmages each Sunday.

Yes! The girls are split up based off skill level.

We try to keep friend groups together as much as we can, however we also want to make sure the teams are fair.

You can put a request in and we can try to accommodate.

You will need a stick, googles, and a mouth guard at all times.

We have limited sticks/googles to borrow for the first practice if needed.

Our practices are held at Pine Shadows Elementary during the fall, and SBEC Fields in the spring. Home games are played at either SBEC fields or Grob Stadium.

We play teams all throughout the district. In the fall we have 1 tournament (Burning Flower) that is held in Hockley, and the 7th /8th grade teams have a 1 tournament at the end of January (Aggieland Classic) that is held in College Station, Texas.

As an organization, we know the importance of balance and encourage our players to be well-rounded students, athletes, and artists. We DO NOT require our players to choose between activities. We simply ask that you RSVP to practices and games, so that we know who will be attending.

At the 5th /6th grade level each player is given a practice pennie, which is also to be worn to games. At the 7th /8th grade level, we provide each player with a uniform. This is provided at no cost to you. We only ask that you take care of it during the year and return it in good condition at the end of the season.

Registration fees for the 2022-2023 fall ball season is TBD. Registration for spring season is TBD.

About Girls Lacrosse Offerings

Comparison:
Fall Ball
House League 7v7
Dragons

Designed For:

Offseason training for all skill levels

All skill levels

5/6 Grade: Higher skill level     7/8 Grade: Higher skill levels

Ages:

4th - 8th grade

3rd - 8th grade

5th - 8th grade

Season:

October - December

January - April/May

January - May

Team Formation:

N/A

Teams formed by commissioner

5/6 Grade: Tryouts      7/8 Grade: Tryouts

Coaching:

Professional / Parents / Volunteer

Parents / Volunteers

Professional / Parents / Volunteer

Games:

Scrimmages and possible tournament opportunities

Sundays Afternoons, Some Games Saturdays

Weeknights & Saturdays, Some games Sundays

Practices:

Twice weekly

Determined by coaches

Twice weekly

Focus:

Stick Skills

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

Further positional development and 12v12 team play

US Lacrosse Membership

Required

Not required

Required

2024 Spring Dragons Details

Dragons 12U (5/6 Graders) & 14U (7/8 Graders) Select Team Tryouts 

SBMSA girls lacrosse will hold tryouts and select one 12U team and two 14U teams of highly skilled girls to play 12 v 12 in the Greater Houston Girls Youth Lacrosse Association (GHGYLA).

Season Details

Practices

12U (5/6): Mondays/Wednesdays 6:30-8:00pm

14U (7/8): Mondays/Wednesdays 6:30-8:00pm 

Games

12U (5/6): Most Saturdays and some weeknights 

14U (7/8): Most Saturdays and some weeknights 

We highly encourage those who do not make the 12U team or the 14U select teams to sign up for the 8v8 House League Program.

Tryouts:

12U (5/6)

RESCHEDULED: January 27, 10am-11:30am

SBEC Fields

(9000 Westview Houston, TX 77055)

14U (7/8)

December 19th from 6:30pm-8:30pm

St. Francis Episcopal

(2300 Piney Point Rd. Houston, TX 77055)

There is a tryout fee of $100. If you make either of the select teams, a separate registration is required with a final payment of $550 for the season (January-April). At this time, you will also receive a game schedule from the coaches. Player uniforms will be provided by the Dragons and returned at the end of the season.

All players must be members of US Lacrosse and membership must be valid through May.

Coaches

14U Team A: Tillary Stainton

14U Team B: Grace Munford, Leslie Mabry, John Mason

12U Team: Jeannie Fenton, Erin Duff, Justin McMillian 

2024 Girls Lacrosse Season Calendar

DATE
TIME
EVENT
LOCATION

November 18th

12:00am

Dragons Tryout Registration Opens

Online - View Here

November 19th

12:00am

House League Registration Opens

Online - View Here

December 5th

12:00am

Dragons Tryout Registration Closes

Online - View Here

December 19th

6:30-8:30pm

7/8 Dragons Tryouts

St. Francis Episcopal Fields (2300 Piney Point Rd.)

January 17th

6pm - 8pm

5/6 Dragons Tryouts

SBEC Fields (9000 Westview Dr.)

January 19th

12:00am

House League Registration Closes

Online - Register Here

January 20th

-

House League Teams Formed and Communicated

Online

January 21st

-

House League Practices Start

TBD

TBD

-

Last Day for Dragons to Accept Team Assignment and Register

Online - Register Here

January 27th & 28th

Schedule TBD

Penberthy Rec Sports Complex - College Station, TX

Late January - Early February

-

House League Lacrosse Skills Clinics - Add upon registration for House

Westchester Fields

February 4th

1pm - 6pm

House League Week 1 Games

WAIS

February 9th

5pm - 9pm

House League - Weather Makeup Day

SBEC

February 10th

ALL DAY

DRAGONS Chillaxin Tournament

The Woodlands, TX

February 11th

1pm - 6pm

House League Week 2 Games

WAIS

February 16th

5pm - 9pm

House League - Weather Makeup Day

SBEC

February 18th

1pm - 6pm

House League Week 3 Games

WAIS

February 23rd

5pm - 9pm

House League - Weather Makeup Day

SBEC

February 25th

1pm - 6pm

House League Week 4 Games

WAIS

March 1st

5pm - 9pm

House League - Weather Makeup Day

SBEC

March 3rd

1pm - 6pm

House League Week 5 Games

WAIS

March 10th-17th

-

SPRING BREAK - No games or practices

-

March 24th

1pm - 6pm

House League Week 6 Games

WAIS

March 31st

-

Easter Sunday - No Games

-

April 7th

1pm - 6pm

House League - Playoffs Semi Finals

WAIS

April 12th

5pm - 9pm

House League - Weather Makeup Day

SBEC

April 14th

1pm - 6pm

House League Playoffs Finals

WAIS

April 19th

5pm - 9pm

House League - Weather Makeup Day

SBEC

April 20th

Schedule TBD

House League - 10U Tournament

Friendswood

April 21st

TBD

House League - Playoff Makeup Day

WAIS

April 21st

TBD

DRAGONS All Star Game

South Campus Fields

April 27-28th

TBD

DRAGONS End-Of-Season Tournament

The Woodlands, TX

Spring Branch-Memorial Sports Association

Girls Lacrosse Board of Directors

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

Board Officer
Position
Email

James Mahan

Program Director

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Dragon's Manager

Alan Falik

Member at Large

Andrew Rensimer

Member at Large

David Stoker

Member at Large

2022 Girls Lacrosse Camps

2023 Skills Clinics

Dates:

January 19, January 24, January 26, January 31, February 2

Times:

Grades 1-4: 5:15-6:15pm

Grades 5-8: 6:15-7:30pm

Location: Westchester Fields (901 Yorkchester Drive)

Gear Required: Stick, Mouthguard, Goggles, Water, and Cleats

Register for camps during House League Registration

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