Girls youth lacrosse teams generally start preseason in February or March. Regular season practices and games run from early April through early June. Youth teams typically participate in 1-2 local tournaments.
Girls Youth Teams include:
- Girls 10/11U (ages 11 and under)
- Girls 14U (ages 12 – 14)
Our official season starts in 2024 with registration opens in late January 2024 and Early Bird Registration end mid-March 2024.
- Girls 10/11U: $150 Early Bird; $200 after March 19
- Girls 14U: $200 Early Bird; $250 after March 19
What is Lacrosse?: Lacrosse is a sport played with a lacrosse stick and a lacrosse ball. It is the oldest organized sport in North America, with its origins with the indigenous people of North America as early as the 12th century.
There are currently 112 Division I women’s lacrosse teams, 109 Division II teams, and 282 Division III teams. There are 36 NAIA women’s lacrosse teams. The NCAA started sponsoring a women’s lacrosse championship in 1982. (From Wikipedia)
What are the rules of Girls’/Women’s Lacrosse? From Wikipedia: “The object of the game is to use a long-handled stick (known as a crosse or lacrosse stick) to catch, cradle, and pass a solid rubber lacrosse ball in an effort to score by hurling the ball into an opponent’s goal. Cradling is a technique of moving the wrists and arms in a semi-circular motion to keep the ball in the pocket of the stick’s head using centripetal force. The head of the lacrosse stick has a mesh or leather net strung into it that allows the player to hold the ball. Defensively, the object is to keep the opposing team from scoring and to dispossess them of the ball through the use of stick checking and body positioning.
How is girls’ lacrosse different than boys’ lacrosse? The rules of girls’/women’s lacrosse differ significantly from boys’/men’s lacrosse. The boys’/men’s lacrosse is a contact sport. Girls’/women’s lacrosse does NOT allow body contact but does allows stick to stick contact. Equipment required to play is also different from the men’s. In the United States, women are only required to wear eyewear or lacrosse goggles and a mouth guard, while goalies wear helmets and protective pads. The stick has restrictions too in girls’/women’s lacrosse, as it must be a certain length and the pocket must be shallow enough to show the ball above the side when held at eye level.