Frequently Asked Questions
2018 Grade 5/6 Program
1. What are the goals of the program this year?
Players will develop basic skills in catching, throwing, retrieving ground balls, shooting, and develop a rudimentary understanding of the game and how to work together as a team. Coaches will provide each participant with the opportunity to become better players. They will teach players how to play lacrosse, but also how to honor the game and how that translates to their lives off the field as well.
Players will test their skills during weekly league games, mostly on Saturdays. Game schedules will be available in early March, but teams will likely play ten (10) games against teams from the South Sound. The season will end with full team participation in an end of the year tournament. All 5/6 players are expected to play through the tournament.
2. Who will coach the program?
The head coach is TBD. Parent volunteers will have the opportunity to support the team in roles such as: sideline manager, timer, scorekeeper, and team parent.
3. When does the program begin and end?
Grades 5/6 start practice the week of February 12, 2018 and run through the end of May. Practices are traditionally held at Goodman Middle School, but weather and the school district may cause the location to change. Practice days and times are currently TBD.
Post Season Opportunity: There are sometimes opportunities for our teams to play in tournaments that take place after the end of our regular season. Coach and player availability are often, but not the only, determining factors. These opportunities require fees not covered by the GHLA registration.
4. What equipment do players need?
The following equipment is required of every player: lacrosse helmet, lacrosse stick (crosse), shoulder pads, elbow pads, and gloves. Mouth guard (cannot be white or clear), athletic cup and cleats are also required (baseball cleats are not permitted). Players without required equipment will not be allowed to practice or participate in games.
5. Do you have rental equipment available?
Players at the 5/6 level and above are responsible for providing their own equipment.
6. Are physicals required? Are new concussion forms required?
Physicals are not required at the 5/6 level. Concussion forms are required every year before players can practice. The club secretary will email forms to parents prior to the start of practice or you can downloaded from the GHLA website (www.gigharborlacrosse.com) under the “Documents” tab in the left menu bar.
Signed concussion forms are required before players can practice.
7. Program Cost and Registration
The 2018 5/6 registration fee is $400.00. Every player MUST have a US Lacrosse number ($35 paid directly to US Lacrosse) in order to be eligible to register and participate in practice & games. http://www.uslacrosse.org/membership.aspx