The B level travel teams are competitive teams for fifth and sixth graders. B level teams play as part of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Youth Lacrosse Association (SEYPLA). Players try out for positions on B level teams and are placed on teams at varying competency levels. Players playing at B1 and B2 levels are expected to prioritize lacrosse as their primary spring sport.
Instruction in B level practices and house games focuses on:
Core lacrosse skills
Understanding and running 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 B level lacrosse teams.
B1: Players have strong stick skills, and have lacrosse experience
B2: Players have basic stick skills, and have some lacrosse experience
B3: Players have some/no stick skills, and have some/no lacrosse experience. Players new to lacrosse are placed on the B3 team.
Practice: B level practices take place on various weekday evenings, based on coaching availability. Players typically practice one evening per week.
Games: B level games are typically played on Sundays. Some Saturday 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: For B1 and B2, playing time is earned through attending practice, working hard during practice, and training in basic lacrosse skills at home. For B3, playing time is more evenly distributed.