The Gill League is for third and fourth graders. The Gill League is structured to build on the skills introduced in Hooper. Players new to lacrosse are also welcome and encouraged to join the Gill League. Instruction in Gill practices and house games focuses on:
Enhancing catching, throwing and clearing skills
Increasing knowledge of lacrosse rules and play procedures
Sportsmanship and fair play
Basics: Games are played on a shortened field with smaller sized goals. There are 6 players on the field (two each attack, midfield and defense). Players play all positions. There are no goalies in practices or games. Teams are 10-15 players.
Gear: Players wear full protective lacrosse gear (helmets, gloves, chest protectors and elbow pads). Body checks are not permitted. All players play with short lacrosse poles (no long poles for defense).
Practice: The Gill League teams practice on Friday evenings.
Games: House games against other Gill teams are played on Sunday afternoons. There are additional opportunities for township to township play days.
Coaches: Teams are coached by parents and other volunteers. High school lacrosse players also assist parent coaches.
Playing Time: Gill focuses on equal playing time for all players.