Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Q. When does the lacrosse season begin? How long does the season last?
A. Lacrosse practices will begin in February. The regular season typically runs through May. If we participate in post season tournaments, that could take us through the month of June. High school typically begins later in February and will run through May depending on playoffs.
Q. How many days a week can I expect for practices?
A. For youth (3rd-8th boys and girls) 2-3 days a week. 2 hour practices. For High School (9th-12th grades boys and girls) 5 days a week, 2 hour practices.
Q. Where are lacrosse practices held?
A. Lacrosse practices are held at one of the junior high or elementary schools in the Vashon School District. We compete for field space, along with soccer and baseball clubs during the Spring. We won't have an idea of locations until January.
Q. Where can I get a game schedule?
A. We have 4 leagues that govern our program: Youth girls, youth boys, high school boys and high school girls. They set the schedule and publish it around February-March.
Q. What do I need to know about game locations?
A. For our high school teams, families need to be prepared for weekday and weekend games. None of our youth teams have weekday games. All teams will compete on and off island.
Q. What kind of gear will my athlete need to play the sport?
A. On our website, click here: EQUIPMENT. We have information for both the boys and girls’ equipment needs.
Q. Do I have to buy gear?
A. Personal gear is always preferred for returning players and we have discount options available HERE. The club does have some gear available to check-out, for a fee, for youth players. It is recommended that players 9th-12th grades should have their own gear. If you are new to the game, please inquire on equipment rental during registration. Any equipment checked out from the club will require a post-dated check that will be returned at the end of the season when the equipment is returned. Checks will be cashed for any equipment that is not returned.
Q. I hear High School Boys need a certain helmet, is that true?
A. Beginning with the 2015 season, High School players will need black helmets. A certain brand is not required.
Q. Since lacrosse is a growing sport, how does it fair against other sports in helping my child consider college?
A. More than 1 million boys played football in high school, but only 28,299 received a scholarship in Division I or II. That's about 1 in 40. Baseball is about 1 in 52, basketball about 1 in 55. Lacrosse is now about 1 in 11. In regards to the NCAA Academic Progress Rate (APR), men’s lacrosse ranked fourth of all men’s sports. The APR is a term-by-term measure of eligibility and retention for Division I student-athletes that was developed as an early indicator of eventual graduation rates. What was once a niche sport in the Mid-Atlantic and New England states is now one of the fastest-growing games in America.