7th – 8th Grade


  • Players continue to develop their skills and knowledge of the game.  The strategy and gameplay becomes more advanced and team centered.  These players are 1-2 steps away from high school.
  • Three to four 90-min practices per week at Cocalico High School
  • Game is played 12 v 12 (11 field and 1 goalie) on a full field
  • Five weekend playdays with 2 games per weekend (same day)
  • Participate in three tournaments

US Lacrosse’s philosophy at this age: 

Where young athletes begin emerging into a competitive environment.

With respect to the competition at this level, coaches, parents, and officials should emphasize:

  • FUN
  • Sportsmanship
  • Using technical skills in game situation.
  • Exploring and applying new tactical skills