Girls Only Academy
The NLBA is excited to offer a Girls Only Academy. Research indicates that female youth drop out of sport at higher rates than males for a variety of reasons. The NLBA offers a Girls Only Academy in an attempt to offset some of the reasons that cause girls to drop out.
The Girls Only Academy is held one night a week. The girls will meet according to age groups, and will not be separated into specific teams that stay together the entire season. The majority of each session will focus on skill development with an emphasis on active participation using fun and small sided games to ensure each girl is actively participating. Sessions will have a scrimmage or game component, but this also may be changed to encourage participation and build skill and confidence. This is a "first step", with the hope that female registration will increase over time so there can be a girls only league.
Note: Girls can register for both the Girls Only Academy and a regular co-ed division.