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North Shore Lacrosse FAQ'S

  • Summary of Youth Teams:
    • Both Boys and Girls Youth teams K-8th are considered recreation level teams. There is no selection/tryout process and playing time is divided as evenly as possible. Our goal with these teams is to develop fundamental lacrosse skills and teaching players to work in a team environment. Expectations by parents should be based on their child having fun, developing skills and wanting to continue playing. We may 'travel' to play other local teams.
    • Youth is part of the Western Conference of the Gulf Coast Lacrosse Conference (GCLC). Teams in the Western Conference include Acadiana, Baton Rouge, Lower Alabama, Mobile and Southern Elite
    • All youth age groups are affiliated through the Louisiana Chapter of US Lacrosse.
    • We are the high school feeder program to St. Paul's School, Chaos Lacrosse LA
    • No previous experience is required for any NSLAX team at any level.
  • Boy's High School Team
  • How to register:
    • Register online at www.nslax.com as soon as practical.
    • All players must have a valid US Lacrosse membership from uslacrosse.org. The US Lacrosse membership is good for one year.
      • USL Membership is included in the registration fee for youth players K-8
      • USL Membership is additional for all HS players
  • Season:
    • Games begin January/February 2019 through early April 2019.
    • All games will be on Saturday or Saturday and Sunday
  • Practices:
    • Practices will begin week of January 8th
    • Youth Boys and Girls grades K-2, 3/4, 5/6, 7/8 boys will practice up to two weeknights per week.
    • HS girls have 2 practices per week and may have a 3rd practice.
  • Locations:
    • We practice and play home games at all the below locations:
      • Chappapeela Sports Park
      • Coquille Park
      • Pelican Park
      • Playmakers (Covington)
  • Age Group Determination:
    • Level of play is determined by athletes Grade/Grad Year.
    • Youth = grades K-2, 3/4, 5/6, 7/8
    • High School = grades 9-12
  • Cost:
    • Boys/Girls grade K-4 $TBD
    • Girls grade 5th-8th $TBD
    • Boys grade 5th-8th $TBD
    • Girls High School $TBD
    • Payment plans available - Families with financial difficulties should contact info@nslax.com to discuss alternate payment plans.
  • What does the cost include?
    • All players
      • 8-10 weeks of practices (fields/equipment/insurance)
      • 6+ weekends of lacrosse
      • Practice pennie
    • Youth Players
      • US Lacrosse Membership
      • Grades K-4
        • Warp Junior Stick
        • Loaner Gear
      • Youth Goalies
        • Specialized goalie equipment will be provided by North Shore Lacrosse for grade K-2, 3/4 and 5/6 Teams.
  • Equipment Requirements:
    • Boys grades K-4: **Players have option to provide own equipment
      • Stick and loaner gear provided
    • Girls grades K-4 **Players have option to provide own equipment
      • Stick and loaner goggles provided
    • Boys grades 5/6, 7/8:
      • Required - Uniform, helmet, shoulder pads, elbow pads, gloves, stick, cup and mouth guard (loaner gear available)
    • Girls grades 5/6, 7/8 & HS:
      • Required - stick, goggles and mouth guards (loaner gear available)
  • Birth Certificates:
    • Age certification is done online via US Lacrosse membership.
  • Uniforms:
    • Boys grades K-4 and girls grades K-8
      • Will wear a provided reversible practice penny and players can wear whatever shorts they desire, although black is preferred.
    • HS Girls
      • Uniforms are included in the cost of the registration
    • Youth Boys grades 5/6, 7/8, HS
      • Need to purchase uniform kit which includes jersey, shorts and shooter.
      • Returning players can use last year's uniforms and/or purchase needed items a-la-carte
  • Tryouts:
    • No tryouts are required. Players will be assigned to a team by grade and gender.
  • Referees:
    • Referees are provided as required by each age group. Any referee fees are included in the club dues.
  • Refunds:
    • Families will receive a full refund minus a $20 processing fee if you withdraw before January 19th. There will be no refund once games begin. Families may be refunded due to a roster-removing injury or family relocation, with the exception of the required initial down payment. The amount of refund will be determined on a case-by-case basis.
  • When am I contacted with team information?
    • The teams will be split evenly by grade and skill level. Once the team is split you will receive an email from your athletes coach with an introduction and scheduled practice times.
  • Pictures:
    • Photos are taken during the spring season. Photo packages are separate and are not part of the registration fee.

8/6/2019

 
Spring 2019 Registration
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