When does the lacrosse season start?
The Lacrosse season typically runs from the first Sunday in December to the 2nd Saturday of June each year. We hold our annual LAX awards dinner at the end of the season.
What does registration pay for?
Registration fees cover:
- Affiliation dues (JGLA, US Lacrosse membership which includes accident insurance)
- Game / practice equipment (goals, balls, goalie equipment, first aid kits)
- Coaches certification and education programs
- Indoor practice time (early in the season when weather will not allow us onto the fields)
- Field time
- Jamboree fees
- Team outings
- Speed and Agility training
- Fiscally prudent reserves
What you get for free:
- The efforts of the board of directors and volunteers
- Coaching, instruction, enthusiasm for your children
- Healthy, happy kids with a wholesome activity a few hours a week
What team will my child be on? When do we practice?
Teams are selected in MID to LATE March. Expect to be contacted by a coach in late March notifying you of your team placement and practice schedule.
Practice will be held on Sunday's through the winter at the Torne Valley bubble. Times vary by team, but we have the bubble from 9am - 1pm. Once the weather breaks and spring arrives we will move outdoors on the grass fields at Suffern High school.We will notify you of your practice day as soon as possible. Once we confirm this with our coaches, a practice schedule will be released.
At what age is it too late for my daughter to consider lacrosse?
It is NEVER too late to start playing lacrosse. Coaches from the highest levels will tell you that they are always looking for good athletes. There have been high school athletes that have never touched a lacrosse stick that have been highly recruited to play on some of the finest college lacrosse programs in the country. In addition to lacrosse being the fastest game on two feet and one of the most exciting games to play and watch it is also a whole lot of FUN. If your daughter has been unhappy and/or bored with other sports it is not likely they will have that same experience with lacrosse.
Is it true lacrosse is a dangerous sport and involves a lot of physical contact?
Although there is some physical contact allowed in the mens game, when lacrosse is played at its best there is very little body contact. It is truly a game of speed, quickness, agility and skill. Depending on who you speak to, there are many sports that allow significantly more contact. Unlike many other sports, size is not everything in lacrosse. Some of the best players in the country would be considered "undersized" in most other sports.
What gear does my child need to play?
Girls: Stick, mouth guard, cleats and lacrosse eye protection (goggles). Many girls also wear gloves.
Do I need to purchase a uniform for my child?
No. For all players SGYL will provide uniform jerseys and shorts for.them.
Why do I have to purchase a US Lacrosse membership?
SGYL members voted to support the establishment of a national governing body for the sport of lacrosse. In so doing, SGYL decided that all members in good standing would therefore be active members of US Lacrosse. In addition, the benefits to USL membership are substantial. In addition to training, those benefits include a variety of programs, services and discounts. All Lax programs in our league have the same membership requirement. Check out the US Lacrosse web site for much more info. You will be re-directed to the US Lacrosse website during registration in order to locate your existing membership, renew your existing membership or apply for a new membership. US Lacrosse fees are collected and administered by US Lacrosse.
My child plays two sports and can't make it to every practice or game. What is the 80/20 rule?
Your child must be committed to this program. In order to create viable teams for our coaches to coach and for our program to excel we ask you to commit to the SGYL schedule, your player must attend at least 80% of all practices and games. If there are extenuating circumstances and your child cannot attend a practice or a game, you must notify the coaches well in advance. If you cannot make these commitments, please do not sign up.
I received a notice my child has been wait listed. What should i do?
For now you will have to wait & see if space becomes available. The wait list for all teams is a first in/ first served basis. If a space comes available you child will be moved into the available spot and your credit card charged accordingly. You will be notified immediately of the opening.