Information for parents that are new to lacrosse
So, your daughter came home from school and said, "I want to play lacrosse!" and now you have no idea what that means or where to start. I know because I've been there. I sent my daughter to her first practice with a boy's stick. Only to follow up by going out and purchasing another boy's stick. This page will be a combination of thoughts and links to articles that may help those parents who are new to lacrosse.
First, lets talk about the gear needed to play lacrosse. Each player will need a stick, lacrosse goggles, mouth guard and cleats.
Difference between girls and boys lacrosse sticks:
Approved goggles (New for 2020):
Mouth guard: No graphics and must be a color other than clear or white.
Cleats: No guidelines here. Some choose soccer cleats and others choose football cleats.
Now you have what you need to play but, what is lacrosse?
It is a mix of multiple sports. Often referred to as the fastest sport on two feet, lacrosse incorporates the use of a stick and goals similar to hockey, played on a field similar to soccer but with offensive and defensive principals similar to basketball. This can make the transition to lacrosse easier for girls who have played one of these sports.
Some history on the game can be found here:
Our Middle School team(s) will normally play locally on Monday nights with home games played at our designated field at Castle High School. They will also travel to Indianapolis (probably twice) on a Saturday or Sunday. Buses are not provided for the Middle School teams. There will be an end-of-season city tournament held locally with an end-of-season state tournament held in Indianapolis.
Our JV and Varsity teams will play locally on Wednesday nights but will also have several weekend games and will travel to Indianapolis a minimum of twice during season (minimum of two 50 mile trips required by the state). Buses will be provided for the JV and Varsity teams for out of town trips only and players will be required to ride the team bus. There will also be an end-of-season sectional tournament for the Varsity team with the winner of the championship moving on to the semi-finals of the state tournament.
Now that you have an idea of what lacrosse is, the necessary gear to play and when the games are, what's next?
Stick skills start on September 17th from 4-5:15pm at Sharon Elementary and will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays through the end of October. (This is not mandatory.) We will start working indoors at Metro on December 4th from 7:30 - 9pm. High School and Middle School with both meet one night per week.
Call out meeting is 9/10 in the CHS cafeteria from 6pm - 7pm
Registration Night is 10/ 22 in the CHS cafeteria from 7pm - 8pm
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