SPring 2018 Lacrosse
Lacrosse is a spring sport and our main season is held each spring, beginning in early March and ending in early June. Spots are filling up for our travel teams now, please reserve your spot. Individual team meetings are being scheduled for January 2018, all players and a parent/guardian are required to attend. We are looking for 2 team managers per team to help with player recruiting, team event organization, and home game field setup and clock duty (please reach out to coaches if interested or register yourself as a volunteer online).
At Jersey City Lacrosse, our mission is to introduce the fun and exciting game of lacrosse to Jersey City's diverse and underserved youth--both boys and girls--and along with introducing and teaching this great game, encourage and enrich their lives by promoting academic achievement, reading, healthy eating habits, discipline and teamwork; as well as provide them with positive mentors, long-lasting life lessons, and a sense of community.
SPRING 2018 Registration and season information
All registrations must be completed online following this 2 step process:
- Register with US Lacrosse Membership for $30 annual membership (link below)
- Register with Jersey City Lacrosse via a tool we use called Sports Illustrated Play (link below)
- Early registration discount ($10 off on/before December 1, 2017)
- Multi-registration discount ($10 off each additional child)
- Monthly payment plan option available
CONTACT JERSEYCITYLAX@GMAIL.COM WITH ANY QUESTIONS
Our spring program is open to girls and boys, grades K-8th and runs for 15 weeks, beginning March 5th and ending Sunday June 11th. We offer 2 programs based on a player's school grade and age (read more below), but NO EXPERIENCE IS REQUIRED AT ANY LEVEL. As a result of grants from US Lacrosse and donations from friends, we are able to loan equipment to our players. Our home field is Berry Lane Park, a beautiful brand new turf lacrosse field built for us.
Full schedule information available on SI Play after registering. Practice Schedule (games are played on Saturdays and some week nights):
- Little Laxers: Sundays 2pm-3:30pm (TBD for 2018)
- Girls: Sundays 3pm-4:30pm & Mondays 6pm-7:30pm(TBD for 2018)
- Boys: Sundays 4:30pm-6pm & Monday 6pm-7:30pm (TBD for 2018)
PROGRAMS & TEAMS:
Season PLayers: Grades 3rd-8th
Our travel program is open to Girls and Boys grades 3rd-8th. Our girls and boys teams compete against towns in NJ. We are playing more home games and reduced travel schedule. Most games are played on Saturday or Sunday afternnons and we carpool and take vans to away games. Practice is held twice a week, on Sunday afternoon and Monday evenings. With more practices (another weeknight) likely this year. Each player receives (to keep) a practice shirt and a full uniform.
$150 + $30 US Lacrosse Membership
Little Laxers: Grades K-2nd
This introductory program is open to girls and boys grades K-2nd. The Little Laxers practice on Sunday afternoon from 2pm- 3:30pm and use soft foam balls to develop the following skills: hand-eye coordination, proper grip of stick, cradling, scooping, catching, and throwing. A parent is required to be at the field and we encourage their participation! Each Little Laxer receives (to keep) a practice shirt.
A current US Lacrosse Membership (Insurance coverage and other benefits) is required for each player and their membership number is required when registering for our program. Please obtain or renew your membership BEFORE registering with us - it must be valid through June 15, 2018. Learn more about how US Lacrosse supports our players and organization. Note that each player's US Lacrosse membership must be renewed each year and your child's name and birthday must match in our system when registering. US Lacrosse partners with RPS Bollinger to provide Excess Accident Medical and General Liability Insurance to our players. Learn more about how US Lacrosse supports our players and organization.
Our fee has is remaining the same for Spring 2018. Our Boys travels teams will again be competing in the North Jersey Youth Lacrosse League and the girls will compete in the Jersey Girls Lacrosse Association league.
Visit our Equipment page for information about required equipment for different teams and borrowing equipment. Equipment Loans are FREE but require a deposit- the deposit will be collectedwhen equipment is distributed and returned when equipment is returned (end of season) and in the form it was received. Unfortunately the deposit has become a necessary step - as equipment lent out is not returned. We do not loan out certain pieces of required equipment including, cleats, mouth-guards, cups and athletic attire. No player will ever be turned away for financial reasons, view our Scholarships page for more information.
100% of our registration fee goes to pay for equipment, supplies, practice and game uniforms, referees and tournament fees. Our organization is a non-profit and is made up entirely of unpaid volunteers. REGISTRATION FOR EACH PLAYER MUST BE COMPLETED ONLINE via our tool with Sports Illustrated Play to ensure we have complete information for each player and their guardians. Credit card, check and money order are accepted forms of payment. Please register each adult who will need to be contacted for organizational events, practice changes, games times etc. YOU MUST COMPLETE CHECKOUT TO COMPLETE REGISTRATION. After registering please take the time to enable text message alerts and also download the Sports Illustrated Play App for iOS or Android. To enable text messaging, go to the Home screen on Sports Illustrated Play Website and look for "Get Text Messages" and "Enable Text Messaging.
By registering with Jersey City Lacrosse, players and parents agree to abide by our Code of Conduct.