Q. What is Tri Cities Youth Lacrosse Club and what is its history?
A. TCYL was founded in December 2013 as an expansion youth Lacrosse Club in the Tri Cities serving players from Benton, Franklin and Walla Walla Counties. We are a 501c(3) non-profit organization.
1/2 (Boys,Girls) Kids in grades K through 2nd
3/4 (Boys, Girls) Kids in grades 3rd through 4th
5/6 (Boys, Girls) Kids in grades 5th and 6th
7/8 (Boys, Girls) Kids in grades 7th and 8th
Q. Who can join the Tri Cities Youth Lacrosse Club?
A. Any boy or girl who meets the age and grade criteria (K-8th grade for boys and girls). There are no geographic restrictions on any Club team.
Q. When is the lacrosse season?
A. Practice typically begins in late February (weather permitting)or first week in March. Games begin in March, and continue through early June. Some games will be in a Jamboree form on Saturdays, which will include players competing in a minimum of 2 games and most likely 3. Plan to have your player at game locations for the day.
Q. Do Boys and Girls play together on the same team?
A. Yes, we are a youth program for boy’s lacrosse but girls are welcome to play.
Q. My child has never played lacrosse before. Will he/she be able to play and compete?
A. About 30% of our players every year are new to the sport – even more at the younger levels. Lacrosse is an easy game to pick up and learn, and you should expect your child to be able to compete well.
Q. What equipment is needed?
A. Boys need a helmet, shoulder pads, arm guards, a stick, cleats, an athletic support and cup, and a mouthpiece. Rib guards are optional.
Q. How can I learn more about lacrosse?
A. Check the Lacrosse Links section of our web site, where you can learn more about the extremely interesting history of lacrosse.
Q. How are coaches selected? What are their backgrounds?
A. Coaches are selected by the Board of Directors and reviewed annually. Most of our coaches have backgrounds in lacrosse, playing at high school, college and club levels.
Q. What are TCYL registration fees used for?
A. The four largest expense items are equipment, fields, coaching, and referees. They are about 60% of our annual costs. We are a non-profit organization.
Q. May my child receive a scholarship to play TCYL Lacrosse?
A. Yes. We offer full and partial scholarships for those families who are in financial need. Please contact our President. The process is completely confidential.
Q. Why must my child join US Lacrosse in order to play TCYL?
A. US Lacrosse membership is not included in your annual dues. US Lacrosse provides insurance to the all Youth Club Leagues, and provides backup medical insurance for all players.
Q. How can I register my child with TCYL?
A. Each season's registration begins in early October. Our registration is all done online via our website at TCYLAX.COM
Q. Who should I contact with questions about registration?
A. You can email any questions or concerns to
or contact a board member.
Q. Will we have to travel far for games?
A. There will be travel for our club and teams. Most games are day travel with the exception of 2 overnight Jamborees and the end of the season tournament in Issaquah WA.
Q. What are the players' positions in lacrosse?
A. In Boys lacrosse, there are 10 people on the field on each side. There are three attackmen (placed near the opponents goal), three midfielders (in the center of the field), 3 defenseman (guarding their goal), and 1 goalie.
Q. Will my child get injured playing lacrosse?
A. Any competitive sport could result in injuries. Boys lacrosse rules allow contact at the 5/6 & 7/8 levels