Garden City Middle School Boys Lacrosse Assessment
10:30 is 7 min pace
10:31 – 11:30
11:00 is 7:20 pace
11:31 – 13:00
12:00 is 8 min pace
13:00 is 8:40 pace
0:55 – 1:06
1:07 – 1:10
40 yd shuttle run
10.0 – 10.5
10.6 - 10.9
More than 30
21 - 29
11 - 19
10 or less
Ambidextrous skills carrying and protecting the ball while running and dodging. The skills should be done while exhibiting speed, quickness, and conviction of move
Dominant hand is strong; will use weak hand while dodging and carrying but doesn’t exhibit as much skill, speed, and quickness
Dominant hand is skilled but not strong; weak hand has very little skill while dodging and carrying; maneuvers are not accomplished with speed, quickness
Doesn’t possess a strong hand and will not use a weak hand while carrying or dodging
Passing & Catching
Proficient with both hands – difficult to distinguish the dominant hand
Proficient with strong hand, but not as skilled with weak hand
Favors strong hand; poor skills with weak hand
Fair strong hand, no skill, no weak hand
Proficient skills with both hands; high level of accuracy and velocity on shot; knows where to place shots on goal and does so consistently
High level of skill with dominant hand; good skill level with weak hand; attempts to place shots on goal, and does so with a fair level of success
Fair level of skill with dominant hand, poor level with weak hand; fair accuracy; poor velocity
Poor level of skill with both hands; weak shot and poor accuracy
Individual dodges face, split, roll, etc with speed and quickness. Sweeps and dodges ambidextrously. Attacks cage with conviction. Has the field sense to read doubles, hit open teammates off ball. Anticipates off ball situations and migrates to soft spot.
Individual dodges (faces split, roll, etc) to strong side. Attempts weak side but not as quick or strong. Good field sense on or off ball. Makes himself and teammates better
Individual dodges and sweeps strong side only. limited anticipation of own or teammates skills and off ball situations
Poor dodging skills either hand. Average speed and conviction while dodging. Poor field sense on or off the ball
Knows offensive flow of set and runs them flawlessly. Knows how to set and use picks. Sees field well. Knows his strengths and strength of teammates and uses his knowledge to make everyone better
Confused at times when not in set position. Attempts to use and set picks. Sees field well. Reads open man most of the time. Knows his strengths and his teammates and capitalizes most of the time
Limited understanding of team offense. Doesn’t understand when to use and set picks. Sees field; misses open man most of the time. Plays within self. Forgets total concept of team offense
Limited offensive concepts; poor use of off ball situations; dodges or uses dodges inappropriately; not clear on his role within team concept
Excellent body and stick position; excellent feet – fast, strong, very aggressive; variety of checks used at appropriate time; goes aggressively after ground ball & makes good decisions once he has control 90%
Good body and stick position; good feet; good speed, strong, aggressive; limited checks, but good; goes aggressively after ground ball and makes good decisions once he has control 75%
Fair body and stick position; fair feet; fair speed; averagely aggressive; doesn’t show checks at appropriate times; goes aggressively after ground balls & makes good decisions once he has control 50%
Poor body and stick position; poor feet; poor speed; poor strength, not aggressive; passive goes after ground balls and makes good decisions once he has control 25%
Total understanding of team defense; backing, sliding, adjustments; ability to communicate with teammates; physically tough
Good understanding of team defense; knows adjustments; talks most of the time; will be hit
Out of position; doesn’t understand defensive team play; little courage; dislikes contact
Lost on responsibility; not physically tough; won’t hit
Coachable; meets academic potential; highly recommended by faculty and staff; an “us” player; behavior in classroom, halls and cafeteria outstanding; great sportsmanship with teammates and opponents. Exhibits outstanding leadership abilities.
Mostly coachable; occasionally questions authority; approaches academic potential; recommended by faculty, has to be reminded occasionally about acceptable behavior; good sportsmanship with teammates and opponents. Exhibits some leadership abilities.
Uncertain coachability; questions authority. Doubts raised by faculty and staff; underachieving academically; a “me” player; has met with the administration regarding conduct; may lose composure during competition but regains his composure and sportsmanship almost immediately. Does not demonstrate leadership.
Uncoachable; no respect for authority; poor reports from staff; failing academically; a “me” player; received detention/suspension from school or team; poor sportsmanship by verbal or physical actions on more than 1 occasion. Does not demonstrate leader qualities.
In cage; very good body mechanics – instincts, quickness, position; playing shots – high, bounce, tight. Very good outlets after save; good situational clearing, vocal on real ride; runs defense with constant verbal communication
In cage; good body mechanics – instincts, quickness, position; playing shots – high, bounce, tight. Good outlets after save; good situational clearing, vocal on real ride; runs defense with verbal communication most of the time
In cage; fair body mechanics – instincts, quickness, position; playing shots – high, bounce, tight. Fair outlets after save; fair situational clearing, not vocal on real ride; little communication
In cage; poor body mechanics – instincts, quickness, position; playing shots – high, bounce, tight. Poor outlets after save; poor situational clearing, not vocal on real ride; no communication
Perimeter run description: complete one perimeter around the OUTSIDE of a standard lacrosse field.
40 Yd. shuttle run description: Players start at the 50 yard line. On the Go - they sprint 10 yards to the right and touch a cone, then immediately sprint 10 yards back to the left, then immediately sprint 10 yards back to the right, then sprint back 10 yards through the starting line. This is a total of 40 yards, and shows change of direction, acceleration, and speed.
Push-ups description: Start in the standard push-up position (elevated). Place one lacrosse glove flat on the ground under your chest. Hands should be shoulder width apart, arms extended straight out under the shoulders, back and legs in a straight line, and toes curled under. Starting in the up position, hands should be slightly ahead of the shoulders so hands are in the proper position for the downward motion. Lower until the chest is about 2 inches from the floor (touch your lacrosse glove with your chest) and rise up again. Perform the test until you cannot complete any more push-ups while keeping your back straight and keeping the legs straight as well. The key to completing the test properly is to maintain a rigid position and keep the back flat. If necessary, you can take a brief rest in the up position (not lying on the floor).