A LEVEL

Grades 7-8

The A level travels team are competitive teams for seventh and eighth graders. A level teams play as part of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Youth Lacrosse Association (SEYPLA). Players try out for positions on A level teams and are placed on teams at varying competency levels. Players playing at A1 and A2 levels are expected to prioritize lacrosse as their primary spring sport. 

Instruction in A level practices and house games focuses on:


  • Enhancing lacrosse skills, and preparing players for high school play

  • Building experience running more complex plays on offense and defense

  • Sportsmanship and fair play

Basics: Games are played on a full sized field with standard lacrosse goals. There are 10 players on the field (three each attack, midfield and defense plus a goalie). Players play specialized positions. Teams are 15-18 players. 


Gear: Players wear full protective lacrosse gear (helmets, gloves, chest protectors and elbow pads). Body checks are permitted. Long poles are permitted for defense.  


Teams: There are three A level lacrosse teams.


  • A1: Players have very strong stick skills, and have extensive lacrosse experience. This is the most competitive level of lacrosse in SEYPLA. 

  • A2: Players have good stick skills, and have strong lacrosse experience. A2 level is also very competitive.  

  • A3: Players have basic stick skills, and have lacrosse experience. Players more recently introduced to lacrosse are placed on the A3 team. 

Practice: A level practices take place on various weekday evenings, based on coaching availability. Players typically practice one evening per week. 


Games: A level games are typically played on Saturdays. Some Sunday games may be scheduled. Games are played against other SEYPLA teams in the region, usually within a one hour drive from Radnor.   


Coaches: Teams are coached by some paid coaches, parents and other volunteers. High school lacrosse players also assist some teams.  


Playing Time: Playing time is earned through attending practice, working hard during practice, and training in basic lacrosse skills at home.