Edmonds Lacrosse Club FAQs
Q. What is the Edmonds Lacrosse Club?
A. The Edmonds Lacrosse Club was established in 2011 to provide youth in south Snohomish County with the opportunity to learn and play the sport of lacrosse. The club draws players from within the Edmonds School District boundaries as assigned by the Washington Schoolgirls Lacrosse Association (WSLA). We fielded our first girls teams in 2015 for both high school and youth. The Edmonds Lacrosse Club is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization and is registered with the Washington State Charities Commission.
Q. Are the Edmonds Lacrosse Club teams officially affiliated with the Edmonds School District?
A. No, we are recognized as a Community Program. The Edmonds Lacrosse Club has fostered a strong cooperative relationship with the school district and has priority use of district facilities for games and practices.
Q. How many teams play for the Edmonds Lacrosse Club?
A. The Edmonds Lacrosse Club has a JV girls team, the Edmonds-Woodway Warriors, with feeder teams known as the Edmonds Warriors.
Q. Who can play for the Edmonds Lacrosse Club?
A. All girls who live in the Edmonds School District or who attend a school in the district can play for us. High school players play for the program designated to their school regardless of where they live. Girls may live outside the district but are required to make a one-time election for the team they choose, per league rules.
Q. When does the lacrosse season start?
A. High School teams begin official practice in the first week of March with captain’s practices and pre-season conditioning beginning in January. Practices for youth teams are staggered to begin in February; check team pages for specifics. All teams play into mid-May with the possibility of a playoff season.
Q. Where do the Edmonds Lacrosse Club teams practice and play their games?
A. The Edmonds Lacrosse Club’s main practice and game fields are located at Edmonds-Woodway high school, the new Woodway Campus (Old Woodway HS), and Woodway Elementary. The 3/4 and 5/6 teams practice 2 days per week, U15 teams will practice 3 days per week. High School teams practice for 2 hours daily 4-5 days per week and normally play one or two games per week. High school practices will finish by 9 pm or earlier; youth practices will finish by 8:00 pm or earlier.
Q. What teams does the Edmonds Lacrosse Club compete against?
A. The Edmonds Lacrosse Club competes against teams from much of the greater Seattle and North Puget Sound area. High school games are assigned by WSLA. HS playoffs take place in mid-May and culminate in the Championship week at the end of May/early June. Youth games are scheduled with their respective leagues. Tournaments and jamborees are planned prior to the spring season.
Q. How much does it cost to register to play on an Edmonds Lacrosse Club team?
A. Fees vary by grade level. The fees are described in the registration section of the website but are between $200-$550 per player.
Q. Are any additional fees required besides the membership registration fee.
A. Yes. Each player must be a current member of US Lacrosse. This fee is gathered during the registration process and costs $25 for youth and $35 for high school. Otherwise, there are no fees beyond annual regular season registration to be a member of the club. Some tournaments or jamborees may require additional fees but participation is not mandatory.
Q. What equipment is required?
A. All players will need to obtain a lacrosse stick, colored mouth guard, protective eye wear, and cleats.
Q. What are the membership registration fees used to pay for?
A. Membership registration fees cover the operational expenses of the Edmonds Lacrosse Club, including league dues, field rental expenses, referee fees, coaching expenses and stipends, education materials, uniforms, game equipment and field supplies. Registration fees cover approximately 65% of all costs for the club; the remainder is covered by donations from community groups, businesses, and individual sponsors.
Q. If I donate money to the Edmonds Lacrosse club is my donation tax deductible?
A. The Edmonds Lacrosse Club is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit, tax exempt organization. Always consult a tax professional for tax advice.
Q. If we can’t afford the registration fee, what are our options?
A. If registration and equipment costs are preventing your daughter from joining the Edmonds Lacrosse Club, we offer partial payments for the registration fee between October until the start of the season. Under some circumstances the Edmonds Lacrosse club will also provide financial assistance to cover part of the registration costs for families who demonstrate financial need. If you need financial assistance, please email your request to email@example.com. Equipment can often be borrowed from other players or bought second hand. Our policy is simple: If a student wants to play, we will find a way.
Q. Who can I contact for additional information?
A. Each board member and coach may be contacted directly. The club’s primary email address, firstname.lastname@example.org, is the best place to start.
Q. Is the Edmonds Lacrosse Club covered by insurance?
A. Like most lacrosse clubs, the Edmonds Lacrosse Club utilizes Bollinger Insurance Company as our provider. Since each player is required to have US Lacrosse membership, every player is covered for club-sponsored events like practices, clinics, and games. More information is available at www.bollingerlax.com.
Q. Are you affiliated with the Edmonds Eagles?
A. Edmonds Eagles is the boys youth lacrosse program for our area.
Q. Are you affiliated with the Boys & Girls Club?
A. Since 2012, we have partnered with the Edmonds Chapter of the Boys & Girls Club of Snohomish County in training lacrosse coaches and the development of a recreational league at local elementary schools. As of 2015, this program fostered over 200 new players in the district.
Q. What is PNW?
A. PNW is Pacific Northwest Lacrosse, the outreach arm of the Edmonds Lacrosse Club. PNW hosts low cost summer lacrosse camps in the summer aimed at providing intermediate and advanced lacrosse players the opportunity to grow and excel in the sport. Camps are designed to support college-bound players as well as those who simply wish to gain confidence in their skills for their high school team. PNW also offers new player and intro clinics through the year. PNW staff includes university and professional lacrosse players.
Q. Do you support summer select programs?
A. Indirectly, yes. Teams and camps offered by Adrenaline (Starz) are excellent for providing exposure for college-bound players. Local travel teams, including CitySide Lax, Time Bandits, Steelhead Lacrosse, and Empire are options for players looking to expand their footprint.
Q. What are the standards for coaches?
A. All coaches have to complete a full background investigation including a national scope criminal background check. Each high school coach must complete the Level 1 US Lacrosse coaching course and the Positive Coaching Alliance Double-Goal Coach course. Head coaches must be First Aid and CPR certified. All coaches are held to the ELC Code of Conduct and to US Lacrosse standards.
Q. What is the refund policy?
A. Full refund minus $50 admin fee if requested prior to the first scheduled practice. 25% refund after practices have begun, but prior to the first game. No refunds will be given after the first game of the season; contact email@example.com for extenuating circumstances.
Q. I can't find my question...Who can I contact for additional information?
A. Go to the home page of www.edmondslacrosse.com and click on the Board of Directors tab, or email firstname.lastname@example.org