Our K-2 program for boys is designed to teach the fundamentals of the game, while also teaching players what it means to be a good member of a team - sportsmanship, listening to your coach and working together.
Bellingham Warriors Lacrosse runs a developmental program for boys in grades K-2. The K-2 level is a clinic-based program where players receive small group and one to one instruction. Players will learn critical passing, catching and ground ball skills as well as the importance of sportsmanship and respect for the game of lacrosse. The field size is significantly reduced at the K-2 level to cross-field play as mandated by US Lacrosse.
The K-2 boys will practice at the same field and time as boys in our grades 3/4 program, and will join them when appropriate for drills and scrimmaging. Practice is two days per week.
Per BWL, players in grades K-2 should play in the developmental program. If there is a 2nd grader who the coaches feel can play safely and competitively at the 3/4 level, then that player may be asked to join a 3/4 team. BYL would like to have only 2nd graders that have completed one season in the K-2 developmental program be considered for joining the 3/4 level, however, if a coach feels that a first-year 2nd grader could play safely and competitively at the 3/4 level, then they will be allowed to do so if they desire and if their parents approve. No kindergartners or 1st graders will be able to play at the 3/4 level.
PLEASE NOTE: Players need full equipment - stick, helmet, gloves, arm guards, shoulder pads, and also must wear mouth guards. BWL has some equipment to rent - see the rental tab for more detail.