BOYS - For 2018, Dunlap is aligning with team divisions set for the Washington Tournament. This season, the teams will be set primarily according to grade level to allow players to advance into high school with their classmates. (See section below "Playing up" and "Playing down").
- U14 (7th & 8th grade) -- Born 9/1/2003 through 8/31/2005 *
- U12 (5th & 6th grade) -- Born 9/1/2005 through 8/31/2007 **
- U10 (3rd & 4th grade) -- Born 9/1/2007 through 8/31/2009 **
- U8 (1st & 2nd grade) -- Born 9/1/2009 through 8/31/2011 **
8U will focus on skills development and will have internal scrimmages each week in April. External match play will depend on other leagues having an 8U team. If competitive game availability is limited, players in this U-level who progress to throwing and catching effectively may be given the opportunity to play with 10U depending on player size, team size, and coach discretion.
Please note that at the U8 and U10 level, US Lacrosse Rules prohibit "Body Checking" and "Contact with an opponent's head or neck" (see US Lacrosse Rule 5: Section 3, Art. 7 & Section 4, Art. 1)
Players turning 15 before August 31, 2018 may play as a 14U if they are also in 8th grade for the 2017/18 school year.
All girls teams will continue to be formed based on current academic grade. Local game availability may dictate whether a younger team can be competitive or developmental.
10U (1st - 4th grade)
14U (5th - 8th grade)
** Playing “Down”: In cases where a boy is in the grade different from his US Lacrosse age group (typically summer birthdays), the registered player will play “down” for the season. For those who have birthdays before summer, the player may be moved after registration to a different U-level according to his actual US Lacrosse-based age group rather than grade level. Final approval of this change will be at the Director/coach’s discretion and parent agreement. For their safety, players who are in a grade above their actual US Lacrosse-based age group may be asked to play at their US Lacrosse age group if they are more than 12 months younger than the youngest allowed at the next U-level (ie: must be 12 by August 31 to play with 13/14U).
** Playing “Up”: It is recommended that players stay within their designated U-level for development. However, there are cases where it may be necessary to have a player move up to the next U-level. A player will be eligible if the size and skill requirements are met according to the league’s rules including being able to play with equal skill with the “off hand”. The primary reason to move a player is due to shortage of players at the next U-level. Requests to be moved up for reasons other than U-level shortage will be at the Director/coach’s discretion and parent agreement. At no time will a player be allowed to play up at the expense of their registered team. First year players will not be asked to play up in individual games.
If a U-level has more than 30 registered players, that U-level may be divided by age/grade/ (not ability) into 2 new U-levels in accordance with US Lacrosse goals (one U-level per school age year). Notification of this change will occur after registration closes.