North Seattle Lacrosse typically has two 3rd/4th grade teams, two 5th/6th grade teams, and two 7th/8th grade teams. We are affiliated with the Seattle Metropolitan Youth Lacrosse Association (SMYLA).
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Registration usually takes place in early November for returning families and opens in late November/early December for new families. We typically have waitlists at most grade levels. Our registration fee for 2019 is $350. Fees cover uniforms, coaching stipends, field expenses, SMYLA dues, referee costs, team equipment, and storage. Registration fees are generally non-refundable.
We offer a limited number of half and full scholarships each season. Scholarships cover registration fees only. (US Lacrosse memberships and individual equipment costs are not included.) Please contact the Registrar at email@example.com to request a scholarship.
If there is space available, we may accept some 2nd graders with lacrosse experience, with the approval of our coaches. If you are interested in registering a 2nd grader, please send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org describing his level of experience (camps, clinics, playing with older siblings). Please be aware that your 2nd grader would be playing with and against 3rd AND 4th graders. Club policy does not allow playing up at any other grade level.
Practices start around the beginning of February, with games beginning in early March and extending into mid-May. The season consists of approximately 10 Saturday games and one or two bye weeks, with optional weekend tournament play in early June. Each team practices for 90 minutes twice per week; days and times depend on field availability. Practice schedules are not normally available until after field assignments are received from the city in January.
Because demand is high and space is limited, we ask that you make North Seattle Lacrosse your spring commitment. Coaches will expect attendance to be better than 85% for practice and games. Please consider this before registering.
Our home field is Eckstein Middle School. Practice locations also typically include Jane Addams Middle School and Magnuson Park. Approximately half of our games are held at Eckstein, and the remainder are at our opponents’ home fields in the Seattle Metro area.
The following equipment is required for each NSLAX player: stick, helmet, mouth guard, cup, shoulder pads, elbow pads, and gloves. Cleats are also recommended. Before purchasing equipment, we recommend that you consult the US Lacrosse Equipment Fitting Guide. Some of the best prices we’ve found for starter packages can be found HERE.
North Seattle Lacrosse relies on volunteer support to be successful. At a minimum, all families are expected to help with timing and scorekeeping at games. Other roles are available for those who are interested in helping with coaching or team/Club coordination.