Summer Team FAQ
How and when are teams selected?
U9, U10, U11, U12 and U13 teams are selected during fall tryouts. For information regarding tryout dates and times, please visit our TEAMTIGER TRYOUTS section. U9 – U13 team evaluations will be handled by independent evaluators. Evaluation session will be 1-1/2 hours each and consist of a set of drills and scrimmages designed to determine lacrosse ability and athleticism. There will be a non-refundable tryout fee.
JV and Varsity teams consist of players that participate on Northport School District Teams. There are no tryout sessions. School district coaches will name players to U15 (JV) and Varsity teams based on regular season performance.
I have an 8th grader (U14). What about them?
8th graders (Rising 9th graders) are invited to tryout for the JV TeamTiger Team
How much will it cost to play on a TeamTiger Tournament Team?
We will only know the exact cost once we determine what tournaments we will be participating in; however you should know we formed TeamTiger in part to be a more affordable alternative to other “select teams.”
It is expected that all players selected to a TeamTiger Summer Tournament Team will participate in all tournaments. TeamTiger will have a single price fee structure, so all players selected will pay one fee to cover the entire summer season. In other words we will not be accepting payment on a tournament-by-tournament basis. Instead, we will add up all costs including fees for all-tournament, field usage, administration, equipment, coaching stipends, and any other cost and divide it by the number of players selected.
- Certain special High School Tournaments require the individual player to play and register separately. If selected to participate in those tournaments, additional fees may apply.
- Hotel and transportation are not included in the TeamTiger Fee Structure.
What does U9, U10, U11, U12, U13, U14, U15 mean and how do I know what teams to tryout for?
The “U” stands for “Under” and the adjacent number is the age. U11 is Under 11 years old, U13 is Under 13 Years Old and so on.
From a grade perspective the teams are grouped as followed:
U9: Rising 4th Graders
U10: Rising 5th
U11: Rising 6th Graders
U12: Rising 7th
U13: 8th Graders
U14: Rising 9th Graders
U15: Rising 9th and 10th Graders
Varsity: Any Age
The term “rising” was coined specifically for summer teams to help alleviate confusion regarding what grade your are speaking of when you are talking about summer teams … “Is it the Grade I was just in, or the grade I’m going into?” The grades noted above are the grades you are going or “rising” into.
PLEASE NOTE: While it is not permissible to play down a level, it is conceivable that a highly-skilled player could play up a level. This will be determined by TeamTiger staff.
Who will coach TeamTiger teams?
U9, U10, U11, U12 and U13 Summer Teams will be coached by district coaches and college players with TeamTiger supervision to ensure a consistent and clear understanding of our philosophies.
JV and Varsity teams will be coached by a select group of district coaches.
How many tournaments will there be?
The number of tournaments will vary by team. For the latest information please visit TEAMTIGER TOURNAMENTS page. Please note, that the farther away from summer we are the less detailed the Tournament schedule will be. Final schedules will be accurate in mid to late spring.
PLEASE NOTE: TeamTiger believes in fielding the most competitive summer teams possible, but we also believe the number of tournaments and the locations of the tournaments should be determined with the goal of maximizing its contribution to player development. At most levels, we think 3-4 Tournaments (1 Travel) in the June/July time frame serve that goal. This has the secondary benefit of keeping it affordable and family friendly.
Do I need to participate in all tournaments?
It is expected that all players that are selected to a TeamTiger Summer Tournament Team will participate in all tournaments. TeamTiger will have a single price fee structure, so all players selected will pay one fee to cover the entire summer season. Should a single tournament conflict with a summer vacation or other important family event, we will look at that on a case-by-case basis, but there will be no variance in the fee.
What if I’m not selected to a team or I can not commit to the tournament schedule?
There will be great opportunities to develop your skills through TeamTiger training (one-on-one and group) summer camps and open lacrosse nights. Various types of one-on-one and group training session will be available through Brad Mclam — TeamTiger’s Director of Player Development. Information regarding the latest training options will be posted in the PLAYER DEVELOPMENT section of this site.
And finally, TeamTiger will promote select lacrosse camps including the Northport Lacrosse Day Camp and the Blue Hen Lacrosse Overnight Camp at University of Delaware. To get more lacrosse camp information please visit our LACROSSE CAMPS section.
I still have questions.
If you still have questions, please fill out our CONTACT US form and we will try and get back to you within 48 hours.
Date: November 1, 2010