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Frequently Asked Questions

 



1. How old does my child need to be? Is it based on age, grade or weight?

2. What skills does my child need to play lacrosse?

3. Will the new players have an opportunity to learn basic skills before the season?

4. Are there girls teams?

5. When does Lacrosse start – what season is it played in – will it conflict with other sports?

6. Does my child need to be an experienced player or are new players welcome?

7. Does my child need to be a Resident?

8.How big is a Lacrosse Field? Will my child have to run a lot? What are good corresponding or complimentary sports for Lacrosse?

9. What equipment do Boys wear?

10. What equipment do Girls wear?

11. Will Chiefs Lacrosse provide player equipment?

12. How often will the teams meet for practice and games?

13. Where will practice and games be held?

14. Can I sponsor a team or make a donation to the league?

15. Can I coach?

16. How is game playing time decided?

17. Does my child need to attend every practice?

 

 

 

How old does my child need to be? Is it based on age, grade or weight?
The South Florida Youth Lacrosse League goes by Date of Birth.  For 2017

8U - Born after 8/31/09
10U - Born after 8/31/07
12U - Born after 8/31/05
14U - Born after 8/31/03

  
What skills does my child need to play lacrosse?

Lacrosse can be played by athletes of all skills.  Proficiency in throwing and catching will yield the most fun and allow other aspects of the game to be enjoyed.  We expect most players will have little experience. We will teach them the skills.

 

Will the new players have an opportunity to learn basic skills before the season?
   Players are not required to know how to play prior to the start of the season but it is helpful to have some knowledge.  During the preseason months of September and October we hold several free clinic open to new and experienced players.  

 

Are there girls teams?
YES!  Girls Lacrosse is a very popular sport and we encourage all girls ages 5-15 to come out and try it.

 

When does Lacrosse start – what season is it played in – will it conflict with other sports?
Lacrosse is considered a spring sport and will start in January 2016.
Lacrosse typically overlaps with baseball season and the last few weeks of soccer.

 


Does my child need to be an experienced player or are new players welcome?
   New players are very welcome! Experience is always preferred, however it is not a requirement. Our coaches will stress fundamentals: scooping ground balls, passing, and catching. Our intention is to educate the players and to have fun. It is our intention that all players will play regardless of capabilities. We want this to be a fun and interactive experience for all players at all ages. .

 

Does my child need to be a Coral Springs Resident?
   No, however, preference will be given to Coral Springs residents and we will  maintain a ninety-ten demographic split.
 

How big is a Lacrosse Field? Will my child have to run a lot? What are good corresponding or complimentary sports for Lacrosse?
Boys lacrosse fields are the same length as full size soccer fields but slightly narrower. Girls lacrosse fields are slightly larger than a full size soccer field. Lacrosse is considered the fastest game on two feet and children will play on a full size field. Soccer and Football are excellent complimentary sports for lacrosse! However, Hockey and Basketball players have the best understanding of plays and the transition game from defense to offense.  Lacrosse serves as a great off-season training sport for tackle football helping with agility and speed.
 
What equipment do Boys wear?
   Boys wear the following mandatory equipment:
     Lacrosse Helmet
     Lacrosse Shoulder Pads
     Lacrosse Arm Guards
     Lacrosse Gloves
     Lacrosse Stick
     Mouthpiece
     Cleats
     Cup
     Uniform Shirt and Shorts
 
What equipment do Girls wear?
   Girls wear the following equipment all of which is mandatory:
     Girls Lacrosse Gloves
     Girls Lacrosse Stick
     Girls Lacrosse Goggles
     Mouthpiece
     Uniform Shirt and Skirt/Shorts

Will Chiefs Lacrosse provide player equipment?
 Chiefs Lacrosse will not furnish player equipment.  All players are responsible for their own equipment including purchase and maintenance.   We do have a limited amount of donated sticks and equipment available for those that need it and we also provide loaner equipment for our free clinics.  You can purchase from any local vendor.  See our links pages for options.  We recommend Dick's Sporting Goods.  They support our program financially.

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How often will the teams meet for practice and games?
Players will practice two evenings per week with games played on Saturdays.

 

Where will practice and games be held?
All practices and home games will be held at North Community Park in Coral Springs. Travel to other cities will be required for all away games and will be mostly in the tri-county area. 
 

Can I sponsor a team or make a donation to the league?
Yes! Coral Springs Youth Lacrosse Foundation, Inc. is a 501.c.3 non-profit corporation.  All contributions are tax deductible.  We are actively seeking sponsorships at all levels!  Please see or Sponsors page or send an email to  info@coralspringschiefs.com for information on all Sponsorship levels.

 

Can I coach?
Yes! We prefer to have lacrosse knowledgeable coaches (former players or coaches) but that is not required.  We will provide US Lacrosse certified training new coaches.  Please email info@coralspringschiefs.com

 

How is game playing time decided?

Equal game play time in our program is not guaranteed but rather earned through attendance at practice and effort displayed in practice and games.  Skill or talent level is not used as the basis for game play time, except possibly during the last two minutes of a close game or during overtime. 

 

Does my child need to attend every practice?

We would like players to attend all practices.  Game play time for players who attend all of the practices may be more than those who miss a lot of practices.  Please see game playing time policy in question above.