What is Lacrosse?
Lacrosse is a sport played with a ball and netted stick:
A sport in which two teams of 8 to 11 players use sticks with a net pouch “ a Crosse” at one end to throw and catch a small hard rubber ball. The objective is to score a goal by throwing the ball into the opposing team's goal net. Lacrosse was originated by Native North Americans.
The Sport has been played in North America for over 300 years first witnessed in 1630! Making this the oldest sport in North America!
The sport today is played by both Boys and Girls. Most leagues in Wisconsin have teams from U9 grade thru High School.
Practice typically begins April 1
Most teams practice 1 to 1.5 hours
Practices typically 2 – 3 times per week depending on coaching.
Games typically start around April 15th
The season typically has 10-18 games. (1/2 are typically home games)
Coaching: All Coaches must complete training
Initial coaching training (for 2015)
US Lacrosse online – Free
Positive Coaching online – Free
In-person US Lacrosse - with locations to be determined each year
Basic team inventory – attached
Game field equipment
Nets (can be rage cages)
Cones (Marking the field 7)
Many teams use on line registration programs (League Athletics)
With smaller organizations the process can be manual.
Insurance – D & O
Cost of operation:
Coaching - Optional Payment
League Dues - $75
Equipment (sample inventory attached)
Referees - $90 per home game
Coaches Training (In Person & Registration)
Field Paint/Chalk/Maint Costs (Est. $100)
Uniforms/practice Jerseys – we use reversible pinnies $80 or game jerseys +125/varies Option – Players buy and keep or club buys and maintains
Miscellaneous (coaching cloths ect)
Approx – $1500 – 1800 for the season (includes the initial equipment)