Youth Lacrosse FAQ
- Shoulder pads
- Arm Pads
- Mouth guard, cup, and cleats (soccer and football cleats are fine)
Juanita lacrosse club will give new youth players their first stick. It is a very beginner friendly, pre-strung model. As the players gain more experience, they will string their stick specifically to their needs to add shot speed, control, and accuracy. Some kids play with this stick for a couple years or more.
We have a handful of new or nearly new helmets we can loan to new players for their first season. We ask that families take responsibility for their kid's helmet after that. We can also loan out pads and gloves. Some of them are getting a little worn out but they'll work for a season. If you want new equipment, pad 'packs' can be purchased online (www.lax.com , www.sportstop.com ) or at Lacrosse Wolf in Bellevue for about $90. Play it Again Sports in Woodinville usually has used equipment in good shape for less. Like anything else at this age, kids grow out of this stuff before it's worn out.
We are usually successful in getting new players on the field without their families having to buy a lot of equipment. We understand it can be a significant expense when you are not sure if your son is going to like it. (However, we’re certain your son is going to love it.)
We do not loan out the mouth guard, cup, or cleats! You can find these items at Lacrosse Wolf, Dicks Sporting Goods, Big 5, or even Amazon.com.
Games are on Saturdays.
Typical* practice schedule:
K2: Mondays & Wednesdays 6:30 – 7:30 pm
34: Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:30 – 8 pm
56: Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:30 – 8 pm
78: Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays 6:30 – 8 pm
These days and times are subject to change each season
Home games and practices are at Kirkland Lacrosse Center, Big Finn Hill Park.
All practices and games are on Sundays.
Youth practices and home games are held at Kirkland Lacrosse Center with away games held at local schools. Youth games are generally every other week, alternating with practices.
High School practices will be at KLC. We expect HS games will be played in Bellevue, similar to the Cascade League schedule last year. Once Cascade League starts the HS team should expect to play games every week.
High School: 10 am - noon
56 & 78: Noon - 2 pm
K2 & 34: 2 pm - 4 pm