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About Centerville Youth Lacrosse

Q: Who can play for Centerville Youth Lacrosse?

A: Boys and girls in Kindergarten through 6th grade. Boys must reside in the Centerville School District but Girls from other districts are welcome.

Q: Does each grade have their own team?

A: No.  Players are grouped by grade; Boys Kindergarten - 2nd grade, 3rd & 4th grade, and 5th & 6th grade.  Girls will be grouped in similarly to the boys provided we have enough participation at each grade level.  If we are short on girls, we will adjust the youth teams to ensure all girls are able to play.

Q: Are there tryouts?

A: There are no tryouts within this organization at this time.  No prior lacrosse experience is required. Every eligible child is accepted into our program and receives comparable playing time, coaching, and attention regardless of their athletic ability, skill, and experience.  At some grade levels, we may evaluate players to put players of similar skill on each team.

Q: Is there contact?

A: Boys' lacrosse is a contact sport. Players are allowed to contact sticks as well as “check” or make contact above the waist within specified guidelines. Girls' lacrosse is a non-contact sport.

Q: When is registration and when does the season begin/end?

A: Lacrosse is a spring sport, roughly March through May. We open registration in October. Clinics and conditioning will begin indoors in early January. Outdoor practices will begin in late February/early March as weather permits. Regular season games will start mid-March and run thru May.

Q: When are games played?

A: Games for the Boys K/2 are on Saturdays and for Girls K/2 on Sundays, 3rd/4th and 5th/6th grade Boys are typically on Sundays. Girls 5th/6th typically play on Saturdays. We also intend to play in at least one tournament.

Q. Is there a middle school team for kids in grades 7 & 8?

A: Yes, the middle school teams are now part of the Centerville School District. Contact Centerville's Assistant Athletic Director, Duane Pullins, for more information.

Q: Where are practices held? Where are games played?

A: Practices will be at Mays Park off of Social Row. Games will be played at Schoolhouse Park on Nutt Road.

Q: Is lacrosse played in inclement weather?

A: Yes. Games are played rain or shine as long as field conditions are determined to be acceptable according to the home team's field preservation guidelines.

Q: In what league does Centerville Youth Lacrosse play?

A: Centerville Youth Lacrosse plays within the Southern Ohio Chapter of US Lacrosse.

Q: I want to help coach but I don't know enough about lacrosse. What options do I have?

A: Lacrosse is relatively new to this area. There is really no established pool of former players from which to draw our coaching staff. Centerville Youth Lacrosse will be holding several training sessions for new and existing coaches during the winter off season. The US Lacrosse website also has a great deal of information for people new to the sport of lacrosse. Please see the Coach Info tab to learn how to become a coach with Centerville Youth Lacrosse.

Q: Will there be travel involved for our lacrosse games?

A: Technically no, but many of the lacrosse clubs with whom we will play are in the Cincinnati area. You should expect approximately an hour drive to many away locations. With that said, there are clubs in Dayton, Lebanon, Springboro, and Bellbrook with whom we will try to schedule games.

Q: What are the costs?

A: Registration costs vary by age.  K-2 prices will be around $125.  Grades 3-6 around $250.  Additionally, all Centerville Youth Lacrosse players and coaches must be active members of US Lacrosse. The fee for US Lacrosse membership is $30 for players and $55 for coaches. Equipment is the other cost involved in this sport. See below for more information about equipment.

Q: What is U.S. Lacrosse?

A: US Lacrosse is the national governing body of men's and women's lacrosse. Membership in US Lacrosse provides league required insurance coverage for the players and coaches as well as other benefits. Their website is http://www.uslacrosse.org.

Q: What specific equipment is needed?

A: Boys must wear/use the following equipment at all practices and games:

  • Helmet – Lacrosse specific
  • Mouth Guard
  • Shoulder Pads – Lacrosse specific
  • Arm Pads – Lacrosse specific
  • Gloves – Lacrosse specific
  • Athletic cup and cup holder
  • Men's Lacrosse stick
  • Light weight cleats (football or soccer are fine). No steel or baseball cleats.
  • Goalies MUST wear a throat guard and can optionally wear shin guards, knee pads, and thigh pads. Goalie gear is loaned to players by the club.
  • (Optional) Rib guard/pads
  • The most important item for your player is his helmet. Poorly fitting helmets can be extremely uncomfortable and can completely affect his desire to play. We encourage you NOT to buy your son’s first helmet online. Please attempt to try on equipment before purchasing. Helmet comfort by brand & model tends to vary dramatically between kids.  Gloves are the second most important fit item for boys. They help your son retain good control of the stick while protecting his hands.  The cost for the entire set of equipment will range from $200 - $350.

 

A. Girls must wear/use the following equipment at all practices and games:

  • Eye Protection – Lacrosse specific
  • Mouth Guard
  • Women's Lacrosse stick
  • Lightweight cleats (football or soccer are fine). No steel or baseball cleats.
  • Goalies MUST wear a helmet with face mask, a separate throat protector, padded gloves, a mouthpiece, a chest protector, and padding on the shins and thighs. Goalie gear is loaned to players by the club.
  • (Optional) Helmet, close fitting gloves
  • Eye protection varies in size and shape so be sure to select a pair that fits comfortably and securely on your daughter.  The cost of the entire set of equipment will range from $70 - $200.

 

Q. Where can I purchase lacrosse equipment?

A. Velocity Lacrosse in West Chester, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Amazon and even Play It Again Sports all sell lacrosse equipment.

Q: Where do I get the uniform?

A: Centerville Youth Lacrosse will provide game jerseys and shorts (skirts for the girls teams) as well as a practice jersey.

 
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