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HISTORY AND ORGANIZATION
Waunakee Lacrosse Club was formed in 2003 by several high school students and families.  The Youth Division began organizing and played in spring, 2004.
 

WHAT ARE THE LEVELS OF PLAY?
Waunakee Lacrosse Club supports a boys and girls high school varsity and junior varsity team, U15, U13, U11 and U9 boys teams.
 

IS THIS A SCHOOL-SPONSORED SPORT?
The boys' high school team is a school sponsored sport and varsity level players can earn athletic letters. Neither the boys or girls high school level is recognized by the WIAA, however the Wisconsin Lacrosse Federation is working with the WIAA and expects at least the boys to be WIAA recognized in the next few years as there are now more than 30 high school boys lacrosse teams in Wisconsin.  Lacrosse is not and does not ever expect to be a school-sponsored sport at the youth level.
 

IS THIS BEING OFFERED AS A “CO-ED” SPORT?
Waunakee Lacrosse follows the US Lacrosse position statement with respect to gender classifications in lacrosse.  A boy must play on a boys team.  Except as otherwise required by law, a girl must play on a girls team and may not play on a boys team. 
 

WHAT IS THE TIME COMMITMENT INVOLVED?
We have established an ten to twelve game season that normally runs on Saturdays and Sundays from the latter part of April through the first part of June.  The teams will practice twice per week, Tuesday/Thursday or Monday/Wednesday, beginning in mid to late March.


WHAT AGE KIDS CAN PLAY YOUTH LACROSSE?

2015 Age Grouping Quick Reference Table

Birthdate Age Bracket
Born between 9/1/2000 - 8/31/2002 U15
Born between 9/1/2002 - 8/31/2004 U13
Born between 9/1/2004 - 8/31/2006 U11
Born between 9/1/2006 - 8/31/2008 U9

WHAT EQUIPMENT IS NEEDED?
Boys - Cleats are not required, but strongly recommended. Lacrosse helmet, elbow pads, lacrosse gloves, shoulder pads, mouth guard, lacrosse stick, protective cup for boys.
 
Girls - Cleats are not required, but recommended.  Girls’ lacrosse goggles, girls’ lacrosse stick, all black shorts/skort/sweats, no stripes, for all games.  Skort order will be placed at beginning of season for those who would like to order.


WHAT IS THE COST TO PLAY LACROSSE?
Fees for the Waunakee Youth Lacrosse boys teams will vary depending on the age of your child and there is a deduction for each additional family member registered.  This fee covers all practices, games, practice jerseys, and equipment for the club’s operation (balls, referee fees, goalie equipment, etc.).  US Lacrosse membership is a separate and additional payment and is required for all players.  The cost is $35 and registration with US Lacrosse must be paid for online when registering for the youth lacrosse program.  High school player fees are slightly higher.


WHAT DO I RECEIVE WITH A US LACROSSE MEMBERSHIP?
Members receive Lacrosse Magazine, comprehensive lacrosse insurance, membership in a local chapter, an e-mail newsletter, discounted merchandise, free admission to the Lacrosse Museum and National Hall of Fame, eligibility to attend US Lacrosse events, knowledge of supporting the growth and development of the sport, access to programs and services and ability to utilize national partnerships.
 

WILL THIS CONFLICT WITH BASEBALL, SOCCER AND OTHER SPRING ACTIVITIES?
As with any sport, there may be some conflicts if your child decides to play other sports at the same time. We would like your child to commit to playing lacrosse, but we do understand that some kids do play multiple sports per season. All we ask is that your child devote an equal amount of time to lacrosse as they do to the other sports and that you inform coaches of conflicts as early as you can so they can plan accordingly.
 

WHEN AND WHERE ARE THE GAMES AND PRACTICES?
Boys - Generally, games are Saturday and/or Sunday.  Practices will be held at Tierney Park (see attached map) in Waunakee on Tuesday/Thursday or Monday Wednesday from 5:30 - 7:15 p.m. 


Girls - Practices are twice weekly, 5:30-7:00 PM at Hanover Park, on nights without a game.  Games--one weeknight and one weekend game.  Schedule TBD


CAN PLAYERS FROM OUTSIDE WAUNAKEE PLAY WITH THE TEAMS?
Waunakee Lacrosse follows the rules of the Madison Area Lacrosse Association which starte:

9.5       A youth lacrosse player must roster on the team in their school district or co-op districts if such a team exists.  If their school district does not have a team or established co-op, they must play with the nearest geographical team.
           
9.5.1     A youth player that is home-schooled must play for the team associated with the school district in which the player resides.  If no such team exists, then the player may participate on the team nearest geographically to the residing school district.  Once the player plays for this team, they must remain with that team throughout, unless the player joins a public or private school district, in which case refer to 9.5 above.