The Spring Recreation League is our main time for playing lacrosse. Our boys and girls teams play other lacrosse clubs in the greater Roanoke region (including Salem, Roanoke, Cave Spring, Forest and Lexington).
Teams are divided by age group and gender according to the USA Lacrosse Age and Ability Guidelines, and teams are constructed and managed to allow players of all experience levels to participate.
We have opportunities for both boys and girls. Age groups are:
14U - grades 7 & 8 $165 + USA Lax
12U - grades 5 & 6 $165 + USA Lax
10U - grades 3 & 4 $155 + USA Lax
8U - grades 1 & 2 $140 + USA Lax
*14U - grades 6-8 $165 + USA Lax
U11 - grades 4 & 5 $165 + USA Lax
U9 - grades 1-3 $125 + USA Lax
* Many high school junior varsity programs permit girls in 8th grade to play which may affect overall rec team composition.
Our practices start the first week in March. The first play day for the girls will be on March 18th. The boys games will begin on March 25th.
Girls and boys will play on Saturdays in "play day" format. This means 3 or more teams will converge at a host location and play. This format is a bit different for the boys than in past years.
Games will last about 50 minutes for U14 & U11 and 40 minutes for U9.
Play days will be held at various locations around the greater Roanoke region including Forest, Salem, and Lexington. NRVLC will also host. Players will need to be able to travel to game locations and be prepared to play multiple games.
We hold both practices and home games in the Blacksburg/Christiansburg area. Field locations are yet to be determined.
Practice dates will be determined. U14 teams practice 2-3 times per week. Other teams practice 1-2 times per week.
Frequently Asked Questions
What equipment does my player need to have?
Girls equipment includes a mouthpiece, goggles, and a stick.
Boys equipment includes helmet, mouthpiece, shoulder pads, elbow pads, gloves, and a protective cup. All equipment is mandatory for play.
Both boys and girls are strongly encouraged to wear cleats. Those who wish to borrow or rent equipment should check out the NRVLC equipment rental page for more information.
How can I get involved with NRVLC?
As a non-profit organization we rely on volunteers to coach our teams, line the playing fields and run the score tables. Volunteering is a great way to get to know other families and to give back to our club. We would love to have YOU join our efforts to keep our practices and game days running smoothly. You can sign up to volunteer when you register your child or write to us at email@example.com.
Will my player need to travel during the spring season?
Yes, for Saturday games our teams often travel to the greater Roanoke region. It is common for families to carpool to these events when possible. Please communicate with your coach when/if there are occasions where your player will be unable to play so they can plan.
Spring Rec League 2023
Our spring rec league is designed to give boys and girls the opportunity to develop skills, play games and have fun.
Some travel will be required to play area teams and expand our lacrosse skills.