Frequently Asked Questions :
- What do you need to play Lacrosse?
- Do different positions require different equipment ?
- Where can I buy Lacrosse gear?
- Does the league provide Lacrosse equipment?
- What if my child doesn't like Lacrosse? Can I get a refund?
- How often are practices and games?
- What kind of commitment am I expected to give as a parent? Do I have to volunteer?
What do you need to play Lacrosse?
Lacrosse is a full contact, fast paced , and active sport. So it is important to protect yourself on the field with proper equipment and gear that meet appropriate safety standards.
5 pieces of Equipment Specific to Boys/ Men Lacrosse are....
1) Lacrosse stick
3) Shoulder pads
4) Arm Protection
Other required equipment for boys/ men are mouthguard, athletic supporters, cleats ( can use football, soccer or lacrosse cleats)
Girls Lacrosse only needs 2 pieces of equipment....
Other required equipment are a mouthguard , cleats, & field gloves.
Do different positions require different equipment ?
Positions such as goalie can require different padding & sticks. Also some defensive positions can use different lengths of sticks, but are not required.
Where can I buy Lacrosse gear?
Lacrosse gear can be purchased locally at Dick's Sporting Goods or at Sling It in San Rafael. There are "beginner packages " available where you can buy all the required gear as a package deal & discounted price. On the internet there are various websites that sell everything you need for Lacrosse.... www.sportstop.com , www.lacrossemonkey.com, www.lax.com, etc....
Does the league provide Lacrosse equipment?
RCLC has loaner equipment for new players only. However, this is on a first-come, first-served basis. We will do our best to accomodate as many new players as possible. We cannot guarantee loaner gear will be available and we might only have certain items in which to loan out. A deposit will be required for any items borrowed.
What if my child doesn't like Lacrosse? Can I get a refund?
We understand that players change their minds or that some might find the sport too aggressive. We offer a 50% refund within the first two weeks from the start of practice. Refund requests after this time will be decided on a case by case basis only. For example, relocating or suffering a season-ending injury would qualify for a 50% refund. Any injury of this magnitude would require a note from your child's health care professional.
How often are practices and games?
Practice times vary depending upon the coach and your child's age group. Most teams practice 2-3 times a week for a couple of hours. Games are usually on a Saturday or Sunday. Occassionally, teams will play games twice in one weekend but it is rare.
What kind of commitment am I expected to give as a parent? Do I have to volunteer?
We do require that all parents volunteer in some way during the season. This can be done by working our spirit wear /snack shack booth during games or by helping out with timekeeping/scoring. We also have a fireworks booth over the summer and ask parents to help work that for a few hours in July. You can also help by being an assistant coach, a team parent, or by assisting us with our other fundraising efforts.