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Rising Stars Spring League: April - June 2021  Lacrosse

Spring 2021
Apr 11 ’21
Jun 13 ’21

Rising Stars Spring League

Western New York's First and ONLY spring youth league for boys in grades 1 - 6

The Buffalo Lacrosse Academy (BLA) was established in 2005 and is WNY and Southern Ontario's leading player development and college prep program.  The Rising Stars Spring League (The RSSL) was established in 2012 and continues to stay true to its original mission of being a fun, family/player friendly recreational league while also challenging the kids in a competitive setting. At its inception, the RSSL set out to create a youth lacrosse league without the parental and coaching stresses on young kids and their families. 

League Structure: The first 3 weeks are serve as instructional practices.  The following weeks include instruction and games.  Games are either 5v5 or 8v8 to maximize player touches and encourage as much running as possible. 

ALL Full time goalies are free.  Please email prior to registering to receive the goalie code. 

Each player receives:

  • Reversible Jerseys
  • Commemorative t-shirt

Dates and Times: 

April 11, 18, 25, May 2, 9, 16, 23, June 6, 13

    • 9:00-10:00 Grades 1-2
    • 10:00 - 11:00 Grades 3-4
    • 11:00 - 12:00 Grades 5-6

    Location: The Nichols School in Buffalo on the turf field closest to the school.

    • Cleats are encouraged.

    Team Names: 

    • Buffalo Blast
    • Buffalo Blizzard
    • Lake Erie Boom
    • Niagara Power

    Family Friendly

    • Sundays to avoid the busy work week.
    • Convenient travel for families with multiple kids.  ONE central location.
    • No Mandatory Volunteering! (talk about an oxymoron)
    • An on-site League Coordinator
    • No Politics & No out of control coaches and parents!  Just bring a chair and relax!
    • Controlled environment with all teams coached equally, teams adjusted on game-day as needed to ensure balance and competitive game

    Player Friendly

    • Appropriate playing levels: age groups have some flexibility to best fit the player!  Players may be asked by league directors and coordinators can play up or down depending on physical and skill levels to ensure their greatest development
    • No Tryouts! Everyone Plays Every Game!
    • Best attempt is made to match more advanced players and beginners against similar level opponent.
    • Players will also be evaluated and moved between teams to ensure balanced teams as best as possible.
    • Players can request teammates as long as properly balanced teams can be maintained.

    Equipment Needs: boys stick, helmet, shoulder pads, gloves, elbow pads, mouth piece, athletic cup (strongly recommended)

    If weather dictates a cancellation that date will NOT be made up due to facility and schedule limitations.  Additionally refunds cannot be made unless an excessive number of days are cancelled.

    The BLA does not allow financial or other family hardship to be a reason for child to not participate in the RSSL.  If your family is in need of assistance please contact 

    MyFirstStick Program - anyone who has a son or daughter ages 3-5 who is a beginner should register them for one of our MyFirstStick program. 


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