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Parent’s FAQs

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An exhilarating sport, lacrosse is fast-paced and full of action. Long sprints up and down the field with abrupt starts and stops, precision passes and dodges are routine in men’s and women’s lacrosse. Lacrosse is played with a stick, the crosse, which must be mastered by the player to throw, catch and scoop the ball. What else do you need to know?

At what age can my son/daughter start playing lacrosse?

Our youngest players, ages 5-6, start with the “LaxTykes” program. Our regular lacrosse age groups are U-8, U-10, U-12, U-14, and High School. Players can start playing lacrosse at any age, and we have players start playing lacrosse at all age groups.

How do you determine to what age group a player is assigned?

We establish a player’s team assignment based on their age with September 1 as the cut-off date. Example: To play U-13, the player must be 12 or younger than last August 31 (this age-group designation went into effect on Jan 1, 2012).

Where are your HRLax league games played?

We play games at various locations including Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Williamsburg, Yorktown, Newport News, Norfolk, and Suffolk.

I am interested in coaching, how do I get involved?

We encourage any lacrosse enthusiast to become involved. All you have to do is complete the form listed on our contact page and just tell us you want to be involved.

Where can I purchase lacrosse equipment/gear for my son/daughter?

There are many online retailers that offer lacrosse equipment, as well as some local retailers. Dick’s Sporting Goods and Play it Again Sports are good places to start locally in Virginia Beach.

How can my son/daughter become a game referee?

Once they enter high school, they are eligible to referee our youth-level games. All referees are provided extensive training via the Lacrosse Officials/Referees training program. Referees are compensated for their time but are responsible to provide their own uniforms. All you have to do is contact any of the representatives listed on our USA Lacrosse officials page and just tell us you want to be involved.

Are lacrosse games played in the rain?

Yes, lacrosse is an all-weather sport. Unless the weather is extreme, expect games to be played. Your first method for information regarding game-day decisions is to contact your team’s coach. Your coach will be in contact with the area rep to determine if the games are going to be played. Lightning – At the first sight of lightning, ALL players, coaches, and parents will move from the field to an area of safety. Games will not resume until 30 minutes after the last sighting of lightning. Learn more about the USA Lacrosse Lightning Policy.

Can my son/daughter play lacrosse and soccer/tennis/baseball etc?

Obviously, the league would prefer your son/daughter concentrate on lacrosse throughout the season, but we realize that many younger players have multiple desires. Please work with your coach regarding practices and games as communication is key.

Who do I ask for additional questions that are not answered here?

Use the Contact Us form and your question will be directed to the correct person to help.

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