RSSL

Rising Stars Spring League – 2017 Lacrosse

Season:
Spring 2017
Starts:
Mar 26 ’17
Ends:
Jun 11 ’17

Rising Stars Spring League

Western New York’s First and ONLY spring youth league for boys and girls grades 1 – 6

EVERYONE WILL NEED TO CREATE A NEW BLA ACCOUNT PRIOR TO REGISTERING AS WE HAVE SWITCHED TO A NEW WEB PLATFORM. FAMILIES WILL NOW BE ABLE TO ADD MULTIPLE KIDS TO ONE ACCOUNT WHICH WILL MAKE THINGS EASIER MOVING FORWARD. OUR APOLOGIES FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE!!!

Now in its fifth year, the Rising Stars Spring League (The RSSL) continues to stay true to its original goal of being a positive, family/player friendly league while also challenging the kids in a competitive setting. At its inception, the RSSL set out to create a youth lacrosse league without the parental, coaching, officiating and other stresses on young kids and thier families.

  • DUE TO REGISTRATION NUMBERS ALL GIRLS LOCATIONS WILL BE COMBINED (STILL SEPARATED BY AGE GROUP BUT WITH SAME START TIME FOR ALL AGES – 10AM) AND WILL PLAY TOGETHER ON ALL LEAGUE DATES. YOU CAN STILL CHOOSE A SPECIFIC LOCATION WHEN REGISTERING FOR JERSEY PURPOSES.
  • The first 4 practices will be at the Nichols School for ALL locations (March 26, April 2, 9 & 23)
  • The last week, June 11 will be a league wide Jamboree at Nichols, times TBA
  • An RSSL T-Shirt for every participant!!!

Equipment Needs:

  • Boys: boys stick, helmet, shoulder pads, gloves, elbow pads, mouth piece, athletic cup (strongly recommended)
  • Girls: women’s stick, goggles, mouth piece

League Structure:

  • First 4 practices will be at the Nichols School for ALL locations (March 26, April 2, 9 & 23)
  • Sunday Game Dates: April 30, May 7, 14, 21, June 4 & 11 (June 11 is a league wide Jamboree at Nichols, times TBA) (LOCATIONS, DATES & TIMES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE)
  • All teams & locations are subject to change based on registration numbers
  • Age Groups & Sunday Times:  
    • BOYS & GIRLS (grades 1-2) – (10:00am – 11:00am)
    • BOYS  (grades 3-4) – (11:15am – 12:30pm) & GIRLS (grades 3-4) – (10:00am – 11:30am)
    • BOYS (grades 5-6) – (12:45pm – 2:00pm) & GIRLS (grades 5-6) – (10:00am – 11:30am)
  • Each NEW player must purchase a reversible jersey for ($20). Jerseys are unique to the location you register at.

Teams, Locations, Directions

Team Facility/Town Directions
Buffalo Blast (Purple) Nichols School (Buffalo) Click here for directions
Northtowns Express (Orange) Maple East Elementary (Williamsville) Click here for directions
Niagara Power (Yellow) Grand Island H.S. (Grand Island) Click here for directions
Southtowns Blizzard (Red) Sahlen’s Sports Park (Elma) Click here for directions
Lake Erie Boom (Blue) Hamburg Nike Base (Hamburg) Click here for directions

Additional RSSL Information

The BLA Values:

  • Fun
  • Safe
  • Family first
  • Friendships
  • Strong Structure
  • Character building
  • Building individual confidence
  • Developing a passion for lacrosse

How:

  • Family Friendly:
    • The Buffalo Lacrosse Academy offers a full-time staff to assist all your needs.
    • Sundays only to avoid the busy work week.  Practice time schedule prior to the games.
    • Convenient travel for families with multiple kids.  The entire location’s age groups travels as a group to play.
    • No Mandatory Volunteering! (talk about an oxymoron)
    • An on-site League Coordinator
    • No Politics & No out of control coaches and parents!
    • Controlled environment with all teams be coached equally, teams adjusted on game-day as needed to ensure balance and competitive game
    • Returning players do not need to pay for a new jersey.
  • Player Friendly
    • Appropriate playing levels: age groups have some flexibility to best fit the player!  Players may be asked by league directors and coordinators can play up or down depending on physical and skill levels to ensure their greatest development
    • No Tryouts! Everyone Plays Every Game!

If weather dictates a cancellation that date will NOT be made up due to facility and schedule limitations.

The BLA does not allow financial hardship to be a reason for someone not to participate in any of our programs.  If you require financial assistance please contact Mike Carbery (Director) at carbery@buffalolacrosse.com