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Eligibility:

  • In order to be eligible to play for the Gig Harbor Boys High School Lacrosse Team, the player must attend Gig Harbor High School or live within the Gig Harbor High School District and attend a high school that does not have a lacrosse team.
  • In order to participate in any field activity, players must have a US Lacrosse membership that is valid through the end of May. Membership can be obtained and renewed through USLacrosse.org.
  • In order to participate in any field activity, players must complete the GHLA registration process. Players can register through our website GigHarborLacrosse.com
  • In order to participate in any field activity, players must be fully equipped (helmet, mouth guard, shoulder pads, arm pads, gloves, protective cup).

Varsity & JV Teams

  • We field two teams in the Spring Season, a Varsity team and a JV team. Ours is not a recreational program; both teams are competitive. Playing time is not guaranteed. The line-up and playing time will be based on the players’ demonstrated skill level and game IQ.

Registration & Fees:

  • Fall Ball: There is no fee for Fall Ball, but in order to participate, players must be fully registered with GHLA and have a valid US Lacrosse membership. Fall Ball is optional but strongly encouraged.
  • Spring Season:  The registration fee for the 2018-2019 season is $425. 

Key Dates:

  • Oct. 1st: Online registration & online team store opens.
  • Mid Oct.: Orders & payment are due for Team Helmets & Team Gloves, as well as optional Team Arm Pads & Gear Bags. Items will be sold through our online store on our website.
  • 1st Friday in November: Fall Ball begins. Dates, times, and location(s) TBD, but expect 3 evenings/week (maybe Saturday mornings). Fall Ball is optional but strongly encouraged. Emphasis will be on developing the player and basic team concepts.
  • Dec. 1st: Orders & payments due for Team Uniforms & optional Team Jackets.
  • 1st Saturday in December: Fall Ball ends.
  • Last Monday in January: After-School Conditioning Program begins. This is optional but strongly encouraged. Coordinated by team captains.
  • Last Monday in February: Spring season begins. Spring is our official season. Practices are usually Monday through Friday, 7-9 pm at either Gig Harbor High School or Peninsula High School. Games are usually weekday nights, coordinated through the Washington High School Boys Lacrosse Association. There may be an occasional Saturday practice/game.
  • Last weekend of May: Spring season ends.
  • NOTE Regarding Spring Break: Our league is not a “school” league. There is no Spring Break in our league, and we do not take a break. Players are expected to participate during their school’s Spring Break (we have students attending a few different schools). Absent players are subject to the team’s attendance policy.

Required Equipment & Apparel:

  • Players are responsible for purchasing their own equipment and uniforms. Purchases of helmets, gloves, uniforms, and some other items will be made through an online store on the GHLA website.
  • Sticks: Shafts & Heads must meet current NFHS standards. Players may use any brand, model, or color (we encourage head colors to be consistent with our team colors: White, Navy Blue, Carolina Blue).
  • Helmets: There is an official team helmet and all players are strongly encouraged to wear this helmet. The team helmet is a Cascade S, white shell, white face mask, white chin strap, custom team decals. The Cascade S is the state of the art in lacrosse helmets. Helmets will be purchased through our online store.
    • Alternatively, if a player already has a serviceable white helmet, he may use that helmet and purchase the team decals for $10, available through our online store.  The chin strap will need to be white. Replacement chin straps can be purchased separately through various online vendors.
  • Gloves: There is an official team glove, and all players are expected to wear this glove. Gloves will be purchased through or online store. (Players are welcome to wear any glove during practices.)
  • Uniform: The uniform consists of Home & Away jerseys, Home & Away shorts, practice pinny, shooter shirt. Returning players who need to replace or add pieces of their uniform will be able to do so through the online stores at a la carte prices.
  • Arm pads: Players are required to wear arm pads. Players may choose any arm pad they want; there are no official team arm pads. However, we do offer a variety of custom arm pads through our online store. These are optional. 
  • Shoulder pads: Players are required to wear shoulder pads. There is no official team shoulder pad, so players may choose any brand, model, color.
  • Mouth guards & protective cups. Players must wear mouth guards and protective cups. Mouth guards may NOT be white or clear.

Optional Apparel:

  • Team bag: Custom team gear bags with the team logo and the player’s number are available through our online store.
  • Team jacket: Custom team jackets with the team logo and the player’s number are available through our online store.
  • Gig Harbor Lacrosse Apparel: There will be a separate opportunity, through a different online store, for players, parents, and fans to purchase a variety of GHL apparel: Hats, T shirts, Hoodies, etc.

Communication:

  • Website: Our primary source for sharing information and communicating to our parents and players is our website:  GigHarborLacrosse.com. When you register, please make sure to include emails and phone numbers for all players and parents.
  • Calendar: The Boys High School team page on the website will provide a calendar for all team events (meetings, practices, games, etc.) If you have a question about when or where an event is, it should be on our team calendar.
  • Remind.com: I also use an app called “Remind” that allows me to send out text messages to the team (since I have found that most players don’t use email consistently). All players are encouraged to join our “class,” GH Lax. Parents are also welcome to join. You can use this link to join our “class”: remind.com/join/ghlax
  • Team App: Our website provider also has an app that you can use; however, we have had mixed results. Search your phone’s app store for “SI Play.”
  • Social Media: We have a Facebook Page and a Twitter feed:
    • Facebook.com/GigHarborLacrosse
    • @GigHarborLax

 

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