Frequently Asked Questions
2016 Girls High School Program
1. Who is eligible to play? Are there tryouts? Is there more than one team?
Any girl attending Gig Harbor High School is eligible to play. Girls who've never played lacrosse are welcome. However, most of the girls have been participating in our youth program for a number of years. There are no try outs. We expect to field a varsity team in 2016. There is currently no JV team. Playing time will be based on the players' demonstrated skill level and game IQ.
2. Who will coach the program?
Coaches Kaylee Navarrete and Megan Hughes will coach the girls high school program. Parent volunteers will have the opportunity to support the team in roles such as sideline manager, timer, scorekeeper, field liner, and team parent.
3. When does the season begin and end?
Practice starts February 22nd, 2016 and the season runs through the end of May. Practices are usually 2 hours long Monday through Friday beginning between 5 and 7pm depending on field availability. There will be one or two Saturday practices in the first two weeks. Games are typically scheduled during the week from 6:30-8:00 pm. There may be one or two Saturday games. We do not officially meet during spring break. The game schedule will be released by end of December 2015 with Varsity league games beginning on March 7th. The last game is May 6th and the playoffs begin on May 9th. The HS Championship game is on May 20th.
4. What other teams do we play?
We are part of the Washington Schoolgirls Lacrosse Association (www.wslax.org). There are 5 Conferences, and we currently play in the Peninsula conference. Within our conference we compete against Curtis, Stadium, Bellarmine, and Klahowya. We also schedule games against other teams such as Bellevue, Bethel, Garfield, Seattle Prep, Mercer Island, Overlake, Evergreen, and Graham-Kapowsin.
5. Where are practices and games played? Is there team transportation?
Practices are typically held at Gig Harbor High School lighted turf fields early in the season as it's still dark, and then Sehmel Homestead Park. Home games are held at Sehmel. Field space is very limited, so locations are subject to change. We do not have a bus, so players are responsible for arranging their own transportation.
6. What equipment do players need?
Players provide their own equipment. The following equipment is required of every player: lacrosse stick, goggles, mouth guard (cannot be white or clear), and cleats (no metal cleats). Players without required equipment will not be allowed to practice or participate in games.
7. What about Uniforms?
Players buy their uniforms, which the club will order. Uniforms include a home and an away jersey; home and away shorts; and a practice pinny.
8. Are physicals required? Are new concussion forms required?
Physicals are not required but are strongly encouraged. 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 HFLA website (www.gigharborlacrosse.com) under the “Documents” tab in the left menu bar. Signed concussion forms are required before players can practice. NO EXCEPTIONS.
9. Program Cost and Registration
The 2016 registration fee is $400
Every player MUST have a current US Lacrosse number through August 15, 2016($25 paid directly to US Lacrosse) in order to be eligible to register and participate in practice & games. http://www.uslacrosse.org/membership.aspx