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WOODLANDS YOUTH LACROSSE PARENT INVOLVEMENT

Parents can play many roles in sports: current or former athlete, coach, fan, motivator, role model or critic. A few studies have shown that family members may influence an athlete’s involvement and achievement in sport more than coaches. Parents also are the first and most critical agents for socializing sports.

In addition to the role you  play as a parent, we encourage you to get involved and volunteer to assist in making the Woodlands Youth Lacrosse Club a gold standard youth program and one that attracts new players and families as we build the sport here in the Woodlands. 

FAQ's

What equipment does my son need?

Men's Lacrosse Stick - There are many sticks to choose from in the marketplace.  We recommend the Stringking Complete attack stick (36"). It has a well constructed "pocket" that is most critical for beginners learning to throw & catch.  It can be purchased at Dick's Sporting Goods for around $99. 

Here are additional links to more stores:

https://www.lax.com

https://www.lacrossemonkey.com/lacrosse-mens-equipment/lacrosse-mens-complete-sticks.html

‚ÄčLacrosse Helmet (white) - For boys in 1- 8th grades, we recommend the Cascade S youth in white.  Additionally, boys that are older might want to look at the Cascade XRS.  You can order it online through various lacrosse shops or locally through Dick's Sporting Goods.   

https://www.lax.com/lacrosse-equipment/cascade-s-youth-helmet-in-stock/98869.html

https://www.lax.com/lacrosse-equipment/cascade-xrs-in-stock/166131.html

Mouthpiece - It must be attached to the helmet and worn at all times during practices & games.

Lacrosse Shoulder pads, Elbow pads, Gloves - Starter sets are sold at Dick's Sporting Goods or can be purchased online through various lacrosse shops.  Here are some links:

https://www.lacrossemonkey.com/lacrosse-mens-equipment/lacrosse-mens-protective.html

Cleats - Lacrosse, football or soccer cleats are acceptable as long as they don't have any metal soles.

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What team is best for my child?

The Young Highlanders program (Spring season) is designed to develop boys in Kindergarten-6th grades. They learn the fundamentals of lacrosse, foster their interest in the game and give them basic knowledge in how to play the game.  

Experienced lacrosse players can register in November for a competitive team in one of the following divisions:

3rd/4th Grade

5th/6th Grade 

7th/8th Grade 

What is required/needed to register my child?

All Woodlands Junior High Lacrosse programs/teams/camps require each registrant to maintain an active US Lacrosse number for the duration of the program or season. Membership can be obtained by going to http://www.uslacrosse.org/membership

Is Lacrosse eligible to count as Private PE in CISD?

No, it is not eligible per CISD


PARENTS AND ATHLETES

Parents and athletes need to manage their SportsEngine accounts to ensure they get the most out of their Woodlands Youth Lacrosse experience during each sporting season. With their accounts properly configured, athletes and their families will receive communications according to their preferences and be able to complete registrations more efficiently.  SportsEngine has created a Team Management Guide for Parents and Athletes that will help our members with frequently asked questions about our website and mobile app.

New to SportsEngine?

Here is your quick start guide to creating an account and using the SportsEngine platform as an athlete or parent.

STAY CONNECTED TO YOUR TEAM

Keep connected to your team(s). Get schedules and team updates for every athlete in the house, plus a way to message other members on your team and a way to give coaches a heads up about practice. Enjoy unlimited access to scores & stats, photo/video sharing, and more.


ESSENTIAL PARENT HOW-TO'S

Adding an additional guardian

In many instances, more than one parent or guardian needs to be in the loop with a child's sports life. Using the mobile app, you can add additional guardians to an account. Guardians can 1) View games and events 2) RSVP to games and events 3) Send and receive messages to coaches and team members 4) participate in team chat

Adding a Mobile Phone

Once you've created your account, add your mobile phone so you can receive text messages from your team manager or coach.

Enabling Text Messaging

Now that you have your mobile phone on your account, make sure you enable text messaging and any other notifications.

Following a Team on the SportsEngine Mobile App

Are you a family friend, grandparent or fan that wants to follow a specific team on the SportsEngine platform? Here is a quick guide to follow teams on the mobile app.

Forwarding Athlete Messages

Do you need a second parent, other family member or nanny to get messages about schedule changes or game times? Add a second email address to forward all communications.

Sending a Message

Do you need to send a question to your team manager or another parent about a ride? Follow these instructions on how to send messages using the mobile app.

RSVP to Game or Event

Coaches and team managers need to know if you are going to able to attend a game or practice. You can easily RSVP using the mobile application.

Team Management Guide for Parents & Athletes

Is your team using SportsEngine Team Management to manage RSVPs, schedules, and communication? This article will provide you with everything you need to know for a successful season!

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