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5/6 Girls Program


Frequently Asked Questions

Girls 12U (5/6) Team


1. What are the goals of the program this year?

The primary goal of our recreational 12U team is still to have fun! We'll continue to build on the strong fundamentals the girls have worked on in previous seasons and we welcome anyone who's new to the sport who wants to play. Players will continue to develop their cradling skills, passing, catching, ground ball pickups, and shooting. We will also continue to build on teamwork, camaraderie, and apply lessons we learn from lacrosse to life. We will not only provide our players with the opportunity to learn lacrosse, but we will also emphasize honoring the game, our teammates, and our opponents.


2. How many games does the team play and who are our opponents?

The 12U teams will have a regular 10 game season playing opponents from all over the Puget Sound area, including Tacoma, Puyallup, Bainbridge Island, Seattle, Bellevue, and Auburn, to name a few. Approximately 50% of the team's scheduled games will be home games.


3. Who will coach the program?

This is a great question! GHLA is a recreational program, which means we rely on volunteer coaches, as well as an all-volunteer board, to keep our club going. All of our current coaches began coaching when one of their children began playing lacrosse! The club supplies certification training and will work closely with new coaches to get them up and running with their team. It is exciting to learn right along side your player, so please consider volunteering to become a coach. No prior lacrosse experience is necessary. If you are interested in coaching, please contact our Girls Youth Athletic Director at [email protected] for more information. In addition to coaching, parents will have a great opportunity to support the team in much needed roles such as assistant coach, sideline manager, timer, scorekeeper, field liner, and team parent. Each of these roles provides a chance to learn more about the game and be close to the action!

4.  When does the program begin and end?

The 12U team will start practicing the last week of February. Practice location and times won't be available until mid-February, but players can expect to have 2-3 practices per week. Games will begin in mid-March and run through the first weekend in June. All 12U players are expected to play in the end of season jamboree/tournament.

5. What equipment do players need?

The following equipment is required of each female player:  

  • Lacrosse Goggles - Required (supplied by player) 
  • Lacrosse Stick - Required (supplied by player)
  • Mouth Guard - Required (cannot be white, or clear) (supplied by player)
  • Gloves - Optional
  • Outdoor Cleats - Required (supplied by player)
  • Reversible Game Day Jersey - Required for Games (purchased separately through team store by player to keep) 
  • Game Day Kilt - Required for Games (purchased separately through team store by player to keep)
  • Reversible Mesh Practice Pinny - Required for practices (purchased separately through team store by player to keep)  
  • Players without required equipment will not be allowed to practice or participate in games.


6.  Do you have rental equipment available?

We do not provide girls lacrosse rental gear. We do provide all goalie protective equipment and stick for our goalies. If your daughter has the desire to play goalie, please speak with your coach. 


7.  Are physicals required?  Are new concussion forms required?

Physicals are not required at the 12U level.

8.  Program Cost and Registration

The 10U registration fee is $325. There is also an additional fee of $79.99 to purchase the mandatory new player uniform kit for all new players. Additionally, every player MUST have a current US Lacrosse membership good through the end of June ($35 paid directly to USA Lacrosse) in order to be eligible to register and participate in practice & games.