What grades can participate in Warwick Youth Lacrosse?
Boys and Girls in grades K-8 grades play youth lacrosse. Grades K-2 will play in our clinic program. Currently, we do accept players from Warwick, Florida, Greenwood Lake, Chester and other towns in the general area.
What is the clinic program?
Boys and Girls in grades K-2 will play in our clinic program. The program cost is $75 for the season. Boys will play separately from the girls. Clinic teams will practice 1-2 days per week from early April to late June. They will learn the fundamentals of Lacrosse (pass, catch, cradle, shoot, etc…). Depending on availability, scrimmages will be set up with other area programs later in the season.
What is the commitment for grades 3-8?
Each team coach schedules practices. Generally, there are 14 games per season over a 7-8 week period (subject to scheduling and weather issues). There will usually be 1-2 practices per week. Between practices and games, the average commitment per week will be approximately 3 days.
How are the teams broken up?
Boys and Girls grades K- 2 - Clinic program
Boys 3rd & 4th grade
Boys 5th & 6th grade
Boys 7th & 8th grade
Girls 3rd & 4th grade
Girls 5th & 6th grade
Girls 7th & 8th grade
Depending on the number of players registered and available coaches will determine how many teams we have by grade level.
What equipment is required and where do I get it?
Boys must have: helmet, mouth piece, shoulder pads, elbow pads, gloves, athletic supporter with cup and a stick. Equipment packages are approximately $200 depending on what you purchase and where you get it from.
Girls must have: a stick; gloves, mouthpiece and eye protection are highly recommended.
Local vendor: Universal Lacrosse 8 Lafayette Ave, Suffern, NY 10901 (845)-918-1294
Do I have to purchase new equipment?
No, you do not have to purchase new equipment. Your coaches can help determine if your equipment is safe, fits properly and is in good condition.
What about uniforms?
Uniforms (jersey/shorts/practice pinnie) are league owned and will be issued to grades 3-8 for use during the season. Pinnies will be given to the clinic team players.
How much are the registration fees?
For the 2014 Season - K-2 clinic fees are $75. For grades 3-8 they are $175. US Lacrosse requires a separate $25 membership fee paid directly to them for all players.
When is the Season?
Lacrosse is a spring season sport with indoor practices starting in February and games beginning in April and running through late June. Field conditions will determine how early we can start the season.
Can my child play more than one spring sport?
Although some children do participate in more than sport per season, it is not recommended due to potential scheduling conflicts with practices and games.
Who will we play?
Boys in grades 3-8 will play teams in the Hudson Valley Area. (Orange and Rockland Counties) Girls in grades 3-8 will generally play teams in the Bergen County, NJ and Rockland County, NY areas. On occasion we will enter teams in area tournaments. Schedules will be posted on our website before the beginning of the season.
Where do we play?
We practice and play our home games at Warwick Town Park - 117 Union Corners Road in Warwick. Directions are on our website.
Is there contact in Lacrosse?
In boys lacrosse body contact (body checking) is not permitted until players reach the 5th grade. At that point it's very minimal contact. Controlled stick checking is allowed at all levels. In Girls lacrosse there is no body checking permitted, only very minimal stick checking.