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New mask type approved for use.
by posted 03/23/2021

GELL has approved the use of a new mask type that attaches directly to the helmet.
  • Masks must be fabric and cover the nose and mouth
  • This type of mask is offset from the face and make breathing much easier
  • These masks stay put and won’t distract the player
Mask models available:
Players who use this new mask type must also have a separate cloth face covering for use when they are not wearing their helmet.
 
Updated on GELL 3/19/21
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GELL Protocols
by posted 03/04/2021


Greater Eastside Lacrosse League

GELL Return to Play Protocols (v6, 3/11/21) UPDATED Click headline to download.

On March 11th, 2021, the GELL Directors approved v6 of the GELL Return to Play Protocol. This version added additional information for table crews. All GELL member and guest programs will be communicating the protocol to their boards, coaches, and families for implementation at all GELL games and events.


GELL “Play For” Rule Language Clarified to align with precedent  (03/04/2021)

GELL Rules are periodically updated when the language needs clarification to align with precedent. In this case, the language of GELL rule V was updated to provide needed clarification based on the consistent outcomes of similar waiver requests received.
 
Over the past few years, GELL has seen an increase in waiver requests from the families of players who attend a school that has a lacrosse program affiliated with a neighboring league that, for various reasons, in a given year, does not field a team either in a given division or in any division. A small subset of these families have submitted waiver requests to GELL requesting to join a GELL team based on their residence address. The GELL has consistently denied these waivers.
 
The language of the GELL "Play For" rule V was updated to provide clarification that reflects the consistent rulings for this type of waiver request. The rules amended are V.2.c and V.5. The 2021 GELL Rules can be found in the GELL Documents Folder.
 

 

GELL “One Team In-Season” Rule (adopted by vote of 14-1-2 on 10/12/2017)

Youth players (grades 3-8) within all GELL member programs may only play for one team during the GELL spring season. The start date for playing for one team only is the Saturday of President’s Day weekend and the end date is the end of day Monday of Memorial Day weekend. The prohibition includes practices, tryouts, and games of lacrosse. Only lacrosse activities are prohibited.

Any GELL program with a player who violates this rule will be subject to a financial penalty and possible sanctions to be determined by the executive board.

Intra-program swinging of players, as specified in section IV rule 4, is allowed.

This rule does not apply during the optional fall ball season.

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Scorekeeper Training, Sunday March 14
by posted 03/04/2021


Example of scoring table

Every youth lacrosse team needs volunteers for their table crew; the spotter, scorekeeper, and timer. The roles are easy once you learn them. Parents are encouraged to attend the GELL Scorekeeper Training. We offer a remote live event that you can attend from home. We will also record and post this session to the GELL website within two days of the event for on-demand use by those who cannot attend at the scheduled time, 

GELL Scorekeeper Training (virtual via Zoom)

Sun, Mar 14, 2021:  1:00 pm - 2:30 pm PST (1.5 hours)

Contact: 
 
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Lacrosse Training Curriculum
by posted 02/26/2021


Lacrosse Athlete Development Model

Lacrosse Athlete Development Model

Sammamish-Interlake follows the Lacrosse Athlete Development Model as detemined by US Lacrosse.

The current youth lacrosse development model rushes to identify the best players at early ages, and leaves potential players behind with limited opportunity to play. The LADM aim is to keep more players engaged with the sport longer, allowing the best players to emerge as they reach physical maturity.

For a complete guide visit uslacrosse.org

Educate yourself on the Player Development curriculum we follow by stage and/or age

Stage 3 (ages 7-10)

Stage 3-4 (ages 9-12)

Stage 4 (ages 12-14)

Stage 5 (ages 15-18)

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Off-Season Opportunities
by posted 01/22/2021


OFF-SEASON OPPORTUNITIES

Sammamish-Interlake lacrosse does not endorse one program over another. We are simply spreading the word about off-season alternative lacrosse options

 

SUMMER CAMPS

Egg and Spoon Lacrosse

"Egg and Spoon Lacrosse camps is for players of all positions and skill levels to have an opportunity to learn from some of the best coaches and players in the Northwest.  Many E&S coaches were former campers themselves, who have gone onto or currently play at the Division 1, 2, and 3 College levels.

  • For current players in grades 3rd-8th
  • Improve your game and build confidence
  • Bring your friends and meet new friends

We believe if kids have fun and love the game, they will continue the learning process in their own backyards.  Egg and Spoon teaches lacrosse players of ALL positions to take their game beyond the next level."

This years offerings

  • Seattle, Judkins Park Dates: June 21st-25th
  • Shoreline, Twin Ponds Dates: June 28th- July 2nd
  • Bainbridge, Bainbridge HS Dates: July 5th-July 9th
  • Northshore - Tentative, North Creek turf fields Dates: July 12th-16th
  • Kirkland, Crestwood Park Dates: July 19th- 23rd

Hours: 9:30- 3pm

Days: Monday- Friday

Cost: $350

**New players welcomed, Loaner gear available**

https://www.eggandspoonlacrosse.com

 

CitySide Lacrosse

K-5th Grade 
​Date: July 12th - July 15th

6th-8th Grade
Date:  July 26th - July 29th 

https://www.citysidelax.com/boys-lacrosse-camps-summer-2019-seattle.html

 

Starz Lacrosse

4th-7th Grade
Date: July 13-15th

https://mailchi.mp/c40de0b65cb5/seattle-starz-lacrosse-good-to-great-fall-tryouts-4154369?e=b2d050fa45

 

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