New for fall, 2022: The Surge Launches

This exciting new addition to Atlanta’s premier youth lacrosse league promises everything you expect from The Surge:

  • Exceptional coaching from lacrosse athletes, both women and men
  • Top-notch, close-to-home turf field space in Buckhead
  • Attention to detail and seamless, consistent management
  • Weekly communication via Team Snap
  • The energy, insight, and dedication to “move the ball forward” on every aspect to advance your player’s game

Practices/Games

Currently: Three weeks of Saturday & Sunday skills/practices, followed by Saturday games and Sunday skills/practices.

Fall Season Dates

August 20 – November 6

All Players Receive

Two-piece uniform AND a free hoodie!

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Head Coach & Supervisor

For Jillian Bailey, raised in the Seneca Indian territory of Victor, NY, lacrosse was more than a sport; it was a lifestyle: Everyone always had a stick in hand. At Victor Senior High School, she earned MVP and helped the team advance to the NY state finals her senior year, with a national ranking of 16. A 2014 Division I recruit for Mercer University, Jillian started all four years for its Women’s Lacrosse Team where she played Defense. Jillian earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy at the University of Florida and now works at Peachtree Orthopedics, helping serious athletes return to gameplay, along with aiding Atlanta’s weekend warriors to get back to hiking, golfing, or pickle ball.

With the launch of the Surge Girls League, Jillian says, “I cannot wait to serve as Head Coach and Supervisor of this exciting girl's rec league and help format this new Surge division.”

Girl's Divisions

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2nd & 3rd Grade

Bantam

Players are introduced to the fundamentals of catching, throwing, ground balls, dodging, defense and offense. Game IQ is introduced, and we rotate players to all positions (defense, midfield, and attack). Defensively, girls are taught to stick check and play body position. While Bantam practices primarily reinforce skills, gameplay is also elevated with team formation on a modified field (60 yards long by 35 yards wide per USA Lacrosse standards). Teams consist of six players on the field at one time (there is no goalie). In the fall, there will be at least one practice and one game played in a weekend.

The Bantam division will field teams of approximately 12-14 players.

4th & 5th Grade

Lightning

Players continue on with early fundamentals at a more accelerated level. Game IQ is reinforced and enhanced, and we rotate players to all positions (defense, midfield, and attack). Defensively, girls are taught to stick check and play body position. While Lightning practices primarily reinforce skills, gameplay is also elevated with team formation on a modified field (60 yards long by 35 yards wide per USA Lacrosse standards). Teams consist of seven players on the field at one time and goalie play is introduced. In the fall, there will be at least one practice and one game played in a weekend. 

The Lightning division will field teams of approximately 12-14 players.

6th & 7th Grade

Junior

Its focus continues with the Lightning format (see above) but at a more accelerated level, while introducing more advanced Game IQ and nuanced play. This is the age where we begin to introduce full-field 12 vs 12 lacrosse with substitutes and goalie play too. In the fall, there will be at least one practice and one game played each weekend.

The Junior division will field teams of approximately 20 players each.

8th Grade

Senior

Our Senior division is comprised of 8th graders only, both experienced and new to the sport. Having the most experience, these teams will practice twice and play once a week in the fall. Practices will include skills, drills, and related LAX IQ before games are played, which are roughly one hour. 

Senior teams are composed of approximately 20 players per team. The Senior division is only open in the fall season due to the many Atlanta-area middle schools that offer girls lacrosse teams during spring (and the commitment of time required).

Spring

GradeDivisionRegistration Fee
2nd & 3rd Grade StudentsBantam$395.00
4th & 5th Grade StudentsLightning$395.00
6th & 7th Grade StudentsJunior$395.00

Fall

GradeDivisionRegistration Fee
2nd & 3rd Grade StudentsBantam$395.00
4th & 5th Grade StudentsLightning$395.00
6th & 7th Grade StudentsJunior$395.00
8th Grade StudentsSenior$395.00

Required Equipment

Players absolutely must have: a stick, goggles, a mouthpiece, cleats, and LOTS OF WATER at each practice.

Recommended Stick Purchase

For younger girls, we recommend the StringKing JR Complete.

Next step up? The StringKing Midrange model: Women’s Complete Metal.

Other good choices that are often recommended:

  • STX: Crux
  • Maverick: Ascent
  • ECD: Infinity

Recommended Gear Purchase

Girls’ mandatory gear consists of a mouth guard, goggles, and cleats – items considered “basic” for play; hence, player preference here is recommended.

Best shopping sources:

  • Play It Again Sports Buckhead
  • Dicks Sporting Goods
  • universallacrosse.com
  • lacrosseunlimited.com

Rental Equipment

Due to the minimal amount of required gear for female lacrosse players, we do not provide rental gear for girls.