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Girls Lacrosse is Here!! Spring 2017 Season Registration Information & FAQ

Updated Monday December 5, 2016 by Lovejoy Leopards Lacrosse.

SPRING 2017 LOVEJOY LACROSSE SEASON INFORMATION

It’s here!! We are very excited to be adding girls’ lacrosse to our program this Spring! 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 Spring 2017 season for Lovejoy girls in kindergarten through 8th grade. To register, just click on the red “Register Online” banner on the home page of our website.

Here is some information to help answer the frequently asked questions about Spring 2017 registration.

 

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

Our Spring season will begin mid to late January, 2017, and will end the first weekend of May, 2016. The Spring season is traditionally the "true" lacrosse season and our teams will play between 10-14 games. 

 

How much are the registration fees for the Spring season?

Early bird registration fees are $185. Early bird registration is already open and will continue until December 4, 2016. 

Regular registration fees are $210. Regular registration will begin December 5, 2016.

 

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

All of our players are required to become a member of U.S. Lacrosse. U.S. Lacrosse membership is good for 1 year (beginning from the date of original registration). If your daughter is already a U.S. Lacrosse member in current good standing, then there is no need to re-register. You will need your daughter’s U.S. Lacrosse membership number and the expiration date when you register.

Registration with U.S. Lacrosse is easy. There is an annual U.S. Lacrosse membership fee. The cost of the membership is approximately $30.  More information about U.S. Lacrosse membership can be found on their website at:  http://www.uslacrosse.org/membership.aspx  

 

My daughter has never played lacrosse before.  Does she need experience to play for Lovejoy?

No. The Lovejoy Lacrosse program welcomes all players. No experience necessary.

To learn more about girls’ lacrosse, please visit www.creaseroll.com  The website was created by Bob McGregor from Colleyville Lacrosse.  It is a great site to find out more about girls’ lacrosse.  It has information about the rules, equipment, and training drills.

 

How many Lady Leopard teams will there be?

Registration is open to all Lovejoy area girls in Kindergarten through 8th grade. We are hoping to have a girls team at the K-2nd grade level, the 3rd/4th grade level, 5th/6th grade level, and the 7th/8th grade level. A final determination on teams will be made after the registration process is complete.

For girls in High School wishing to play lacrosse for Lovejoy, please contact either Kennedy Miller (KSMillerLacrosse@gmail.com) or David Diaz (ddiaz0306@gmail.com)

 

My daughter does not attend a Lovejoy I.S.D. school, but we live in the area, can she play for Lovejoy?

The Lovejoy Lacrosse girls’ teams are open to all girls that attend, that are eligible to attend, and/or could attend any of the LISD schools. So as long as you live in the Lovejoy ISD area, your daughter can play for the Lovejoy Lacrosse club. We have several players that are home schooled or attend a private school, but play for Lovejoy because they live in the area.

Potential players in the Lovejoy Lacrosse Club’s attendance zone reside in the cities/towns of Lucas, Fairview, parts of McKinney, parts of Allen, and parts of Wylie. 

Girls are also eligible to play for Lovejoy Lacrosse if their school district or city do not have a girls’ lacrosse program. If you would like to learn more about whether your daughter can play for Lovejoy Lacrosse, please contact David Diaz (ddiaz0306@gmail.com).   

 

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

Currently, the tentative practice schedule for the Spring season is listed below. (Please note that practice schedules - dates, times, and locations are subject to change depending on field availability):

Girl Teams' Practice Schedule:  Monday and Wednesday evenings beginning at 6 p.m.   Practices are typically 1½ to 2 hours long.

In the event that we have more girl teams than originally anticipated, practices for the older girls in the higher grade levels will be on Monday and Wednesday evenings beginning at 7:30 p.m. 

NOTE:  Please note that the practice days listed above are tentative and are subject to change depending on field availability and possible conflicts with other Lovejoy ISD sport teams or school events.  

 

Where do practices take place?

Practices are held at Lovejoy school campuses, usually at Willow Springs Middle School, Sloan Creek Intermediate School, or at Lovejoy High School. When there is a conflict with a Lovejoy ISD field, practices will be held at Lucas Christian Academy or at "The Hill" Sentry Lacrosse field (both locations are on Lucas Road).

 

Where are the games played?

Game locations can be held at several places in the Dallas / Ft. Worth Metroplex.  The girls’ city Youth Lacrosse League has teams all across North Texas.  Popular locations are Frisco, McKinney, Prosper, Flower Mound, Highland Park, Plano, Coppell, and Collyville. Like other sports, half of our games will be "home" games and half of our games will be "away" games.

Lovejoy home games are played at Willow Springs Middle School, Sloan Creek Intermediate School, Lovejoy High School, or at Lucas Christian Academy. 

 

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

Games in the Spring are traditionally played on Saturdays. However, some games may be played during the week. Dates and times of games for the Spring season will be set by the girls’ city Youth Lacrosse League in mid-January, 2017.

 

What equipment is required to play girls’ lacrosse?

The required equipment for girls’ lacrosse is a girl’s lacrosse stick, goggles, a mouthpiece, and cleats (either soccer or lacrosse cleats).

 

We have a boy’s lacrosse stick.  Can my daughter use it?

No. A girl’s lacrosse stick is different than a boy’s lacrosse stick. Some of the differences between girls’ and boys’ lacrosse sticks include: (1) girl’s sticks are required to have a shallow pocket; (2) girl’s sticks use different stings and do not use mesh; (3) girls’ sticks use different heads; and (4) the length of the girls’ stick can be longer than a boys’ stick.

 

Where can I buy girls’ lacrosse equipment?

There are several local DFW area lacrosse stores that sell girl’s lacrosse equipment. Some of them are LaxKong in Plano, TeamLAX in Frisco, Not Just Soccer in Dallas, and most area Dick’s Sporting Goods. You can also find used girl’s lacrosse equipment at stores like Play It Again Sports.

There are also several online stores that sell girl’s lacrosse equipment.  Some of them are SportsStop.com; LacrosseMonkey.com; LacrosseUnlimited.com; and LaxWorld.com.

 

Does Lovejoy Lacrosse have an equipment loaner program for girls?

At this time, the Lovejoy Lacrosse program does not have player loaner equipment for the girls’ game. We are applying for grants that would allow us to obtain equipment for girls’ lacrosse, which would allow us to begin an equipment loaner program for our girl players.

Lovejoy Lacrosse is currently working with local area vendors to put together and offer a lacrosse stick and goggles combo package deal for our players.  If you do not currently have a lacrosse stick and goggles and would like more information about this stick and goggles combo package deal, please make sure you answer the questions during the registration process and send an email to David Diaz letting him know (ddiaz0306@gmail.com).

 

Does my daughter need to buy a Lovejoy uniform?

A determination on player uniforms will be made in December. However, all players will be required to purchase a two-color reversible Lovejoy Lacrosse pinny with the Lovejoy logo and player number. Pinnies will be worn at all practices. Information about where to purchase a Lovejoy Lacrosse pinny will be sent out at a later time after registration and after uniform numbers have been assigned to the players.

 

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

If our player numbers allow us to have more than 1 team at a particular grade level, then the players will be placed on a team with other players with the same skill level.  This will be done after a couple weeks of practice and after the coaches have had a chance to work with all the players and conduct their player evaluations.

 

My daughter – 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.

To learn more about girls’ lacrosse, please visit www.creaseroll.com  The website was created by Bob McGregor from Colleyville Lacrosse.  It is a great site to find out more about girls’ lacrosse.  It has information about the rules, equipment, and training drills.

 

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

And thank you for being a part of the Inaugural Lady Leopards season!!