Girls Indoor League Session 1Laurie2020-10-24T13:10:34-04:00
High School Girls Winter Indoor
October 24 – December 5, 2020
7 weeks of games
Home Grown Indoor Sports
400 Osgood St.
No. Andover, MA
Registration is Open!
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Covid 19: Our Indoor Response
As a number of you return to our facility for the first time since April it is important that you understand our COVID policies and procedures. They are listed below and are in place to keep you safe, make everyone feel comfortable and to ensure we are compliant with all guidelines provided by the state of Massachusetts and Governor Baker.
None of these policies are in place to alarm you or scare your children. We’ve been adhering to them all summer with our lacrosse customers and we’ve been able to have a great time. The kids adjust quickly and the smiles under the masks or through helmets make all the hoops we have to jump through seem like small tasks to get them back to sports.
Air Flow – We will open all doors as well as at least 1, if not 2, of the massive garage doors to encourage air flow and circulation.
Spectators – We do not allow any spectators inside the building. If you would like to watch your son or daughter’s class you are of course permitted to do so. What simply we ask is that you watch from the garage doors with a mask on at all times. We also ask that you do not stand directly in the doorway but back approximately 10 feet to allow players who may be running late to get into the building easily without having to move past you.
Entrances and Exits – The entrance to the field is still down the side of the building, however we just have players come in the garage door on the side of the building rather than having them have to open two doors down the hallways. Players will wait outside the building, socially distanced, until a coach invites them to step onto the field. The previous class will exit the field prior to the new class entering. The players will exit the field by the loading bay in the front of the building. We ask that players do not start lining up for class earlier than 5 minutes prior to the start of their class. We also ask that all players go directly to their parents’ car as soon as their class is over.
Sanitization – We have an employee sanitizing all commonly touched surfaces and equipment at all times. Their sole job is to ensure they are sanitizing surfaces and providing sanitization options for the players and coaches.
Coaches – will be wearing masks at all times and will do their best to keep 6ft distance from players whenever possible.
Players – Soccer players must wear masks at all times, including during play, entering the building and exiting the building. Lacrosse players must wear masks entering and exiting the building but are not required to do so while playing.
Equipment – The only equipment permitted in the building is a personal water bottle, a soccer ball or lacrosse stick and whatever is on your person (protective equipment must be worn into the building). You cannot bring gear bags in the facility or a change of clothes.
Water – We cannot provide any kind of public water per phase III sports restrictions. As such our water fill station has been turned off and disconnected for the time being. We recommend you bring your own water and label it clearly. Any water bottles left at the facility will be thrown out.
Huddles and high fives – are not permitted right now. We hope they’ll be back soon.
What Sets Us Apart
This year marks the 11th year of the HGR Indoor Lacrosse League. In recent years we have broken our participation record with over 1,000 players running across 3 facilities.
The number of participants assures one thing – Competition. Not just competition, but the appropriate level of competition for you and your team. Our A Bracket features the best teams in the area fighting it out each week for bragging rights, while our B Bracket features newer programs and fantastic JV programs doing the same thing. Either way, our goal is to ensure a close, competitive and safe game every week for every team.
The number of years we’ve been doing this assures another thing – we know what we’re doing. Running a league of this volume takes a lot of administrative work to run smoothly. Our games get off on time, our standings are fair and accurate, our communication is second to none.
All-Star games and recruiting – In the second session of the league we hold an All-Star game for all divisions, U-13 through uncommitted seniors, for both the boys and girls leagues. This event features the best players in the area and is attended by college coaches to recruit that talent. Here’s what coach Morgan from DI Merrimack College had to say about the event:
“It was a great event. I got to see some of the best talent in the north shore of Massachusetts in 3 short hours. It is also conveniently scheduled at a time where there are no other recruiting events taking place. The facility and talent were fantastic.”
Here’s what coach Caulkins from DII Southern New Hampshire University had to say about the event:
“I left the games with a list of kids that I am very interested in recruiting. It was nice to attend an event that wasn’t watered down.”
We don’t coach the league. Kids spend enough time nowadays getting coached. Our goal is to provide the absolute best sandlot lacrosse experience we can, and let the players play however they like.
We guarantee goalies. We hire “on-call” goalies each week so if a team shows up without a goalie, they’re not left shooting on a trash can. Nothing kills the competitiveness of a game faster than not having a keep between the pipes! We’ve eliminated this problem.
Beautiful state-of-the-art facilities. Both Home Grown Indoor Sports in North Andover and The Bedford Edge in Bedford have new state of the art field turf. Players are welcome to wear cleats and never have to worry about turf burn from the older, less forgiving turfs.
Safety on the field. We provide two patched officials at every game to ensure a safe playing environment.