Players are responsible for buying their daughter a GIRLS stick, eye goggles, and a COLORED mouth guard. “Beginner Kits” may be purchased in a package at local sport stores such as Kelly's Sports or Longstreth.
What should the girls wear?
Girls will be given a team t-shirt in the beginning of the season. Soccer cleats, sneakers or turf shoes, depending on the surface.
Making sure your lacrosse stick is sized right for you.
A girls lacrosse stick consists of a head, neck, shaft, pocket, sidewall, throwing strings, and sidewall strings. The plastic head of the stick is screwed onto the shaft, or handle, at the neck. The ball stopper is the foam pad at the bottom of the stick head used to cushion the ball as it rests in the pocket. Stick shafts can be made of aluminum, titanium, wood, or a composite material.
Girls and women's lacrosse sticks must be between 35.5 and 43.5 inches long. Younger players (ages 6-10) may play with shorter sticks (about arms length), but it is recommended that they use regulation-length sticks as soon as possible.
A goalie stick should measure between 35.5 and 48 inches long. Based on the age and body size of a player, you may need to saw off a few inches of the shaft to shorten the length of a stick after purchasing it. When sizing your lacrosse stick, keep in mind that defenders might prefer slightly longer sticks for reach and attackers slightly shorter ones so that they can protect their stick better. Whatever the chosen length, you just need to feel comfortable throwing and catching with the stick.
The standard way to determine a comfortable shaft length is to extend your arm in front of you, gripping the stick a few inches below the stick head at the shaft. Hold the stick horizontal to the ground. Where the bottom of the stick meets the shoulder is generally the proper length for the player.
Making sure the lacrosse stick pocket is legal.
Before playing, girls should check their sticks pocket for proper depth. The stick pocket is considered legal if the top of the ball is even with or above the walls of the stick head (based on stick checks by umpires before games, we highly recommend that for the stick check, the ball be slightly above the wall, not even with it). If it is not, you need to pull the strings and then secure them to tighten the pocket. These loose strings extending below the head of the stick tend to flap when players are running and can be bothersome. Players often braid their loose strings or use colored athletic tape to ensure that the pocket stays tight.
What are the eligible ages?
Girls are eligible once they enter Kindergarden.
Are girls placed in leagues based on their birth date or school grade?
Girls are placed in leagues based on their grade in school.
What if my child has never played before?
Now is the time! We encourage players at every level of experience to participate. Most girls are adaptable and catch on quickly.
Can I request my daughter play with her friends?
We will try as best we can to accommodate one (please no more than 1) request to play with a friend.
When are uniform fittings for 3rd through 8th grade?
Details on uniform fittings will be posted once registration closes at the end of January.