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  2018 HYLAX BOYS – 7/8 Group Player Evaluations and Team Selection

The 7th and 8th graders will be divided into 3 teams to meet playing time needs and most closely match the current format used by all of the other programs in Ohio.  It is our goal that each of these teams will have an equally great experience.   Players will gain the training needed via proper coaching to continue to learn and grow in Lacrosse and life lessons.

Vikings Select  – Select Team – Will play the toughest schedule and compete in the OMSLA tournament.  Coach Richie Lipton will be the Head Coach for this team.  An estimated roster of 18 players will be positioned. Playing time is all earned based on merit and attitude.

Navy - Will play a mixed level schedule.  Mix of Upper level and Development teams.

Steel - Will play a mixed level schedule.  Mix of Upper level and Development teams.


REGISTER for Spring by February 17th to be eligible.  If financial issues, feel free to contact us.

Player Evaluations:

All players will be evaluated on 4 basic categories:

  • Physical -  Speed, Agility, Size, Strength.
  • Technical - Ability to execute 4 Fundamentals: Pass, Catch, Scoop, Shoot.  Strong and Off hand will be measured.
  • Tactical – Understanding of the game and game situations both offense and defense.  Field and general lacrosse awareness.
  • Intangibles – Attitude.  Responsiveness to coaching.  Works well in team environment. Unselfish play. 


Evaluation Period:

February 18th – March 18th - The Edge (formerly Pinnacle) practice sessions will determine players’ abilities and ensure proper placement in the program.

Sundays – 2/18/18 – 3/11/18 – 2-3:30pm at The Edge (formerly Pinnacle) Twinsburg

Saturday, March 10th - 4-6pm- Malson.  Intra-squad scrimmage.

Friday, March 16th - 5-6pm, 7th Graders; 6-7pm, 8th Graders at NC Soccer Club (Field 1).

March 18th – Skills Day – 2-4pm, Malson.  Matt Brown, Boys Director, Richie Lipton, Assistant Boys Director, and Guest evaluators will assess players’ skills.  Players need to arrive at 1:45pm.

* Additional weekday practices may be added depending on indoor facility availability.


Team selection details:

  • Team selections will be released on March 23rd.

  • Players will not move between teams once assigned. Exception, injuries on Select Team and additional 8th graders for OMSLA.

  • Boys Director Matt Brown along with Coach Richie Lipton will be running the Evaluation sessions. Additional Evaluators will be selected by Matt Brown.