When does the season start?
Registration opens on December 1st of each year and practice begins in the first week of March. The season typically ends in early June.
What equipment is required? For the boys lacrosse you will need the following equipment:
Helmet, gloves, armpads, shoulder pads, stick, mouthguard, cup, cleats (not baseball cleats), rib protector (optional)
Can I rent equipment from the program?
Yes, however we have limited supplies and give priority to the 1st/2nd grade team.
If I cannot rent from the program, where else can I rent?
You can rent from Gear-up Sports located at 16205 NW Bethany Ct #114 Beaverton, OR 97006
(503) 747-5032. You can also try "Play-it Again" Sports stores.
Where can I purchase equipment?
You can purchase equipment at Bigfoot Lacrosse, Dick's Sportings Good or Sports Authority. The staff at Bigfoot has a wealth of experience and will get you into the correct sizes.
When are games and practices?
The volunteer coaches at each level will set their practice and game schedule based on their availability. In the past we usually have two practices per week and one game. However, this is at the disgression of each coach.
What does my registration fees pay for?
uniforms – includes two-color reversible jersey and game shorts (player keeps after season)
membership to U.S. Lacrosse – this includes a year of Lacrosse magazine and also medical insurance (please visit the U.S. Lacrosse website for details).
field paint and porta-potties
tournament fees and refs
Is there a difference between a boy’s lacrosse stick and a girl’s lacrosse stick?
Yes, the boys stick usually has a different mesh in the head of the stick and the shaft is slightly thicker. When in doubt ask the store clerk or read the label.
Is HARD MESH better then SOFT MESH?
Yes, the hard mesh will last longer and not breakdown as quickly. The soft mesh will not require as much time to break-in but will definitely create issues with throwing as the Oregon rain starts to breakdown the strength of the mesh.
What kind of cleats are required?
The same kind of cleats they use in soccer or football. We recommend high-tops to provide better ankle support during the rainy spring season however that is not a requirement.
Where are the practices and home games?
Depending upon the team we currently practice and host home games at John McLoughlin Elementary, Gardiner Middle School and Pioneer Stadium. Away games will be based on our opponent.
Is it too late to start playing lacrosse in 8th grade?
No! It’s never too late to pick up a stick and start playing this great game at any level. The beauty of lacrosse is that you can practice on a wall and get better on your own.
Can my son get a scholarship if our family is having financial problems?
The team has no problem giving a scholarship for financial hardship. There are three requirements which first must be met to receive a scholarship. All fees are waived except the membership fee to U.S. Lacrosse which is $25. You will need to still register your son on the team website - www.oregoncitylax.com. Use the Register Here button. When you go to pay at the end, use the "pay by check" instead of credit card. You can mail the $25 check to the address provided. Your son CANNOT start practice until this $25 fee is paid as the fee will provide supplemental insurance in the event he is injured. The other change is that we require the parents to help with volunteer hours. We are an ALL volunteer program and we need help with things of this nature. The third item is that your son writes a letter to one of our team sponsors thanking them personally for supporting the program. We want each scholarship recipient to take some ownership in this process and writing a letter of this nature shows excellent character. This letter MUST be written and presented to one of our sponsors prior to the first practice. Without the fee paid and the letter written a “scholarship player” cannot begin practice. Please let me know if you can meet these requirements.
Is the Oregon City Youth Lacrosse program a non-profit?
Yes, we are filed with the State of Oregon as a non-profit. Our non-profit number is on-file with the state and can be located on their website.