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Boys - Fall 2017 Season Registration Information

Updated Sunday August 6, 2017 by Lovejoy Leopards Lacrosse.

FALL 2017 LOVEJOY LACROSSE SEASON INFORMATION

We would like to thank you for your interest in the Lovejoy Leopards Lacrosse program and for visiting our website.

Registration is now open for the boys’ Fall 2017 lacrosse season for all age groups and grade levels – Kindergarten through 12th grade. To register, just click on the red “Register Online” banner on the home page of our website. (www.lovejoylacrosse.com)

Here is some information to help answer the frequently asked questions about registration and the Fall 2017 season.

When does the Fall season start?  How long is the Fall season?

Practices for our Fall season will begin on Monday, August 28, 2017. The season will end mid to late November (depending on the player’s team). The Fall season is traditionally the "off" lacrosse season and our teams will play between 4-6 games and play in one or two local tournaments (depending on the team). 

How much are the registration fees for the Fall season?

Registration will be open until August 20, 2017 OR until team roster limits are filled. The fees are:

K / 2nd Grade Team(s):  $225

3rd / 4th Grade Team(s): $250

5th / 6th Grade Team(s): $300

7th / 8th Grade Team(s): $350

High School Team has two payment options for the Fall:

Option #1 - $1,300 one-time, lump sum payment. This gets you registered for the entire year – Fall and Spring seasons.

‚ÄčOption #2 - $600 and $800 two payment plan. 1st payment is $600 (for Fall); 2nd payment is $800 (for Spring); 2nd payment will be due between early December and early-January.

Are there any other fees that I’m required to pay?

Yes, but not much. All of our players are required to become a member of U.S. Lacrosse. The fee is $30. U.S. Lacrosse membership is good for 1 year (beginning from the date of original registration). Registration is easy. More information about U.S. Lacrosse membership can be found on their website at:  http://www.uslacrosse.org/membership.aspx  

If your son is already a U.S. Lacrosse member in current standing, then there is no need to re-register. PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR SON’S U.S. LACROSSE MEMBERSHIP IS CURRENT. You will need your son’s US Lacrosse membership number and the expiration date when you register with Lovejoy Lacrosse.

On what days do the teams practice in the Fall?  How long are practices?

K / 2nd Grade Team(s):  Monday & Thursday evenings from 6 pm - 7:30 pm.

3rd / 4th Grade Team(s):  Monday & Thursday evenings from 6 pm - 7:30 pm

5th / 6th Grade Team(s):  Monday & Thursday evenings from 7:30 pm – 9 pm

7th / 8th Grade Team(s):  Monday & Thursday evenings from 6 pm - 7:30 pm

High School Team:  TBA (we hope to have this info to you by the end of the week)

Who will be the Coaches?

High School team:  Andrew Hodgson & Edward Hodgson

7th / 8th Grade team:  Rance Bryson & Michael Bruno

5th / 6th Grade team(s):  Jairus Pascale, Michael Bruno, Craig Friesland & Steve Doyle

3rd / 4th Grade team(s): Craig Friesland, Adam Sussman & Preston Duncan

K / 2nd Grade team(s):  Shawn Mural & Korey Manley

*We may be adding additional coaches to certain teams. We just need to confirm some things first. We will notify everyone of any coaching updates as soon as the info becomes available.

Where do practices take place?

Practices will be at Willow Springs Middle School. If there is a conflict with the field at Willow Springs, you will be notified if practice is going to be cancelled or moved to a different location, which will usually be Sloan Creek Intermediate School or "The Hill" Sentry Lacrosse field on Lucas Rd. 

Where are the games played?

Lovejoy home games are played at Willow Springs Middle School or Sloan Creek Intermediate School. Away games can be played at several places in the Dallas / North Texas area. In the Fall, we play against Allen, McKinney, Plano East, Prosper, Rockwall, and Frisco.

On what days do the teams play games in the Fall?

Games in the Fall have traditionally been played on Sunday afternoons. Dates and times of games for the Fall season will be set by the teams sometime shortly after the Labor Day weekend. Game information will be posted on our website when the information becomes available.

Fall Tournaments

For our youth teams (Kinder - 8th grade), we play in 2 local tournaments. We usually play in the Fall Claxic in Mesquite, Texas (October 7 - 8) and the Turlaxin Tournament in McKinney (November 4 – 5).

For our High School team, the current plan is to play in one local tournament. Details on this tournament or about a possible additional tournament will be sent out to the team as soon as the info becomes available.

Will my son be able to borrow lacrosse equipment for the season?

Yes, we do have player loaner equipment available for beginning players to borrow. Preference is given to first time lacrosse players. The Lovejoy Lacrosse program has a total of 40 sets of boys’ loaner equipment, in various sizes. The equipment is loaned out on a first come, first serve basis. Before the season starts, we will have 1 or 2 “equipment loaner check-out days” where players can come out, try on the equipment, and check-it out for the season. The loaner equipment requires a deposit of $200. The deposit is refunded at the end of the season, when the equipment is return and is in good condition and not damaged. The loaner equipment package includes:  helmet, shoulder pads, elbow/arm pads, gloves, and a stick. It does not include: mouthpiece (required), athletic cup (required), rib pads (optional), shoes with cleats (football, soccer, or lacrosse shoes are all fine), a reversible team practice pinny, and team uniform. 

Team Uniforms & Jersey Number Assignments

All players are required to get a Lovejoy Lacrosse uniform AND a Lovejoy practice pinny. Lovejoy Lacrosse uniforms and practice pinnies are purchased through Team LAX in Frisco. The price for the uniform is $85, which includes a reversible red and white jersey and shorts. The practice pinny is $25, and is also reversible. We will instruct Team LAX to open an online store so that uniform orders can be placed.

When ordering – DO NOT INCLUDE a jersey number. LEAVE THAT BOX BLANK. The club will assign the jersey numbers. Every effort will be made to give new players 1 of their 3 preferred jersey numbers. However, we need to make sure there are no conflicts with any of the returning players on the same team. We will let you know your son's jersey number shortly.   

If you want to try on a sample uniform, you can go to Team LAX to do so. We recommend this so you can make sure to get the correct size. Team LAX is located at: 9201 Warren Parkway, Frisco, Texas 75035; (469) 362-8529

If there is more than one team at my son’s grade level, which team will my son be on?

For our 1st/2nd grade team, we cap our teams at 10 players per team. For our 3rd/4th, 5th/6th, and 7th/8th grade teams, we cap our teams at 20 players per team. This is done to insure that everyone gets playing time. After the rosters are full, players will be placed on a “waiting list”. If our player numbers allow us to have more than 1 team, then the players will be placed on a team with other players with the same skill level. This will be done after the coaches have had a chance to work with all the players and conduct their player evaluations.

My son – and I – are new to lacrosse, what can we expect?

Expect to have fun and expect to become hooked on lacrosse. There’s a reason why lacrosse is the fastest growing sport in the United States (and in North Texas). It’s a fun, exciting, and fast paced sport and every player on the field is involved and active throughout the game. It’s been said many times, once someone picks up a lacrosse stick and plays the game, they are hooked! Parents love it because the action is non-stop and exciting to watch.

Don’t worry if you do not have any lacrosse experience. Lacrosse is an easy game to learn. Make sure to check out our “Lacrosse 101” webpage on our website (www.lovejoylacrosse.com). You will find a lot of information on the game of lacrosse, such as the rules, the lingo, player positions, the field, and penalties.  

Who are the Board Members?

Misti Friesland, President

Jamey Brumley, VP High School Division

LaDonna Bohnenkamper, VP Junior Division (5th grade – 8th grade)

Julie Boardman, VP Bantam Division (K – 4th grade)

David Diaz, VP Girls Division & Operations

Jeff Kofahl – Program Administrator

Ron Haas – Program Director

Jenn Meldrum – Secretary

Nicole Hathaway – Treasurer

 

Hope this information helps.  Again, thank you for visiting our website and for your interest in the Lovejoy Leopards Lacrosse program.