Souderton Area Girl's Lacrosse Association (SAGLA): Home of Spark's Lacrosse
SAGLA was established by dedicated group of local coaches on the basis of providing girls in 3rd-8th grade the opportunity to learn the game of lacrosse in a positive, fun, and supportive environment. SAGLA is member of the the East Region of PAGLA (the Philadelphia Area Girls’ Lacrosse Association). PAGLA is a Chapter of US Lacrosse.
SAGLA is not only focused on developing good lacrosse skills and a love for the game but is an organization committed to providing our youth athletes a positive, character-building youth sports experience. SAGLA has embraced the philosophy of the Positive Coaching Alliance and the Double Goal Coaching philosophy. The first goal is preparing and playing to win, and the second, more-important goal is teaching life lessons through sports.
SAGLA offers a K-2 introductory lacrosse program, a 3/4 (no levels) lacrosse program, "Red" and "White" (5th/6th and 7th/8th grade B-Level) lacrosse programs and a "Gold" competitive lacrosse (5th/6th and 7th/8th grade A-level) program with tryouts in the fall for the following season. In 2018 SAGLA is celebrating 16 successful years of 3rd through 8th grade youth lacrosse (and its third year of K-2 lacrosse) along with hosting a yearly tournament attended by 50+ teams in 2017!
P.O. Box 534
SAGLA Scoopers K-2 Lacrosse Program
The SAGLA Scoopers K-2 Lacrosse Program is for girls from Kindergarten through 2nd grade! Spring 2016 was the inaugural season for the program with over 30 girls participating and growing to over 50 girls in the Spring of 2017! The Scoopers program is geared to help our youngest players learn the basics of girl's lacrosse while having a TON OF FUN! Players go over the fundamentals of the game and play FUN games to work on those skills! The program's success and future will continue to depend on the support of parent volunteers.
The Scoopers program continues to evolve. The Scoopers participated in their first local Play Day in June 2017 at Wissahickon! For the Spring 2018 season, the Scoopers will have two distinct groups: K-1st Grade and 2nd Grade. The Scoopers 2nd Grade will have have the opportunity to participate in a local Play Day.
SAGLA Sparks 3/4 Lacrosse Program
The SAGLA Sparks 3/4 Lacrosse Program welcomes girls in the 3rd and 4th grades to continue development of fundamental lacrosse skills as well as team skills . The 3/4 Program typically runs from March through the end of May, with practices two nights a week as well as intrasquad games on weeknights: no lacrosse experience is required! The 3/4 teams also participate in local Play Days and tournaments including SAGLA's own Play Day. In addition the 3/4 Program participates in SAGLA High School Night, SAGLA Fun Night and other fun-filled SAGLA sponsored events!
SAGLA Sparks Red/White B-Level Lacrosse Programs
The SAGLA Sparks Red/White "B" Level Lacrosse Program is open to girls in grades 5-8 who reside within the boundaries of the Souderton Area School District as well as girls in adjacent school districts which do not have a girl's lacrosse program of their own.
Depending on enrollment, SAGLA may field either one or more "B" teams for a given age group, a "C" level developmental team, or a 7v7 team that plays intrasquad games along with three to four tournaments. No lacrosse experience is required!
The Red/White teams also participate in local Play Days and tournaments including SAGLA's own Play Day. The season typically runs from March through the end of May, with practices two nights a week and up to eight games (four HOME/four AWAY) on weekends for the "B" teams (either Saturday or Sundays). Travel to other PAGLA East fields is required for AWAY games.
The 7v7 teams typically practice one night a week or on the weekend with intrasquad games at the conclusion of practice and will play in three to four weekend tournaments.
SAGLA Sparks "Gold" A-Level Competitive Lacrosse Program
The SAGLA Sparks Gold "A" Level Competitive Lacrosse Program is open to girls in gades 5-8 who reside within the boundaries of the Souderton Area School District as well as girls in adjacent school districts which do not have a girl's lacrosse program of their own.
The Gold program is ideal for girls who want to take their game to the next level and are willing to make a commitment to working on their lacrosse skills in the off season. Tryouts are held in the Fall for the following Spring season.
Winter workouts begin in January and carry the players right into the start of the Spring season with practices two nights a week starting in March. The Gold teams play up to eight games (four HOME/four AWAY) on weekends (either Saturday or Sundays). Travel to other PAGLA East fields is required for AWAY games. In addition, the Gold teams will participate in the PAGLA East playoffs as well as two tournaments.
Many of the Gold A-level players participate in Summer Club Lacrosse (June/July), Fall Lacrosse (7v7 play: Sept-Nov) and Indoor Lacrosse (7v7 play: Nov-Dec, Dec-Feb or Jan-March 7v7) to continue improving their skills.