©2019 by Queen Anne Lacrosse Club

Welcome to
Queen Anne Lacrosse Club

Seattle, Washington

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About

Our mission is to coordinate and facilitate all activities related to the Queen Anne Boys Lacrosse Club and to honor the game by instilling the values of scholastic achievement, sportsmanship, teamwork, and individual development.

Registration for 2020 will open November 1st, 2019.


Queen Anne Lacrosse is a member of the Seattle Metropolitan Youth Lacrosse Association (SMYLA).


Please contact us at qalacrosse@gmail.com if you have any questions.

 
 

General Information

Teams

Queen Anne Lacrosse has the following age groups. Prior lacrosse experience is not necessary for any level.

  • 7th & 8th Grade

  • 5th & 6th Grade

  • 3rd & 4th Grade

  • K - 2nd Grade   

The 5/6 and 7/8 age groups will typically have 2 teams each consisting of 18-20 players per team. These teams play on a full field.

The 3/4 age group will have 4 teams having a maximum of 10 players per team. These teams play on a half field in accordance of the Lacrosse Athlete Development Model of US Lacrosse.

Queen Anne Lacrosse is starting a K-2 age group for 2020. The anticipation is to have training on Sunday afternoons using 3x3 goals and tennis balls or training balls. The only equipment needed are sticks, but a player can choose to wear gloves.

​All teams will be compiled by the Queen Anne Boys Lacrosse Club in its sole and absolute discretion.

Schedule and Locations

The season starts in late February and goes through late May with possible tournament opportunities in early June.

Practices are typically two weekday evenings per week at the Queen Anne Bowl, which is our home field, as well as other local fields, including Interbay Stadium.

Games are on Saturdays. There are typically ten games per season for every program except K-2.

Coaches will use TeamSnap to communicate with parents during the season about the detailed schedule for practices and games.

Equipment Needed

Players must have their own gear: lacrosse stick, helmet, shoulder pads, elbow pads, gloves, mouth guard, and athletic protector cup. The club may have gear to loan. See our Equipment Guide for details about equipment.

 

Registration

Registration for 2020 will open November 1, 2019

  • Regular Season Fees

    • 7/8 age group - $250

    • 5/6 age group - $250

    • 3/4 age group - $200​

    • K-2 age group - $50

  • Equipment - Players must have their own equipment: lacrosse stick, helmet, shoulder pads, elbow pads, gloves, mouth guard, and athletic protector cup.

  • Uniforms - Players must have their own QA shooting shirt and shorts. The Club will provide jerseys.

    • PLEASE NOTE:

      • From the QALC Online Store, please order two items: (1) shooting shirt  and (2) shorts. Cost is $60 plus shipping.

      • If you're a new user, click Sign In and then Create Account. Be sure to enter QALAX as your Group Code.

      • Players will pay for and keep the shooting shirt and shorts. Next year, players can re-use the shooting shirt and shorts or buy new ones, if needed, to size-up.

      • Other equipment and team swag is also available from the Team Store.

      • The Club will distribute jerseys to players at the beginning of each season and get them back at the end of each season.

 

  • K-2 age group - Players only need a lacrosse stick, and parents have the option to purchase a new beginner stick from the Club for an additional $75 during registration. Players also do not need to order a shooting shirt or shorts.

  • USL Membership - The registration process requires an active US Lacrosse membership number. You can obtain or renew memberships for $35 per year from US Lacrosse.

Volunteers

If you have lacrosse knowledge and are willing help, please contact us at qalacrosse@gmail.com.

Even if you are completely new to lacrosse, we can use your help.

Examples include:

  • Coaches and Assistant Coaches

  • Game Timers and Scorekeepers 

  • Parent Coordinators for each team

  • Board Members to assist in management of the club

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New to Lacrosse?

Lacrosse is the oldest sport native to North America, dating back centuries with Native Americans playing various forms of the sport. Over the last two decades, lacrosse has been the fastest-growing team sport in the United States.

 
 
 

Equipment Guide

Lacrosse Gear for 3/4 players

Players must have their own equipment: lacrosse stick, helmet, shoulder pads, elbow pads, gloves, mouth guard, and athletic protector cup. The club may have gear to loan.

Shopping Online

 

The following websites offer a vast selection of gear with reliable customer service. Lax gear is typically sold at the manufacturer’s list price. As such, price differences do not typically exist, but the websites can have sales as they try to clear out last year’s inventory so it’s good thing to check.

 

www.sportstop.com, free shipping on orders greater than $49.

www.lacrosseunlimited.com, free shipping on orders greater than $75.

www.lacrossemonkey.com, free shipping on orders greater than $75.

www.lax.com, free shipping on orders greater than $75.

1. Helmets

Cascade is the top-rated manufacturer of lacrosse helmets. Warrior introduced a youth helmet for the first time this year. Select a S/M size for the helmet. The main differences in the cost of the helmets are the type of protection and the ability to adjust the fit.

Best: Cascade S Youth, $240.

Better: Cascade CPV-R, $140.
Better: Warrior Burn Jr, $100.
Good: Cascade CS-R, $140.

 

2. Sticks

Any attack/middie complete stick will be fine, but the quality of the mesh and a better stringing pattern will make a remarkable difference. As such, it’s our recommendation to stay away from the most basic sticks, which typically cost less than $50. In addition, it is unnecessary to buy a pre-strung or unstrung head and match it with a shaft. The cost-benefit ratio does not compare to the price performance of the complete sticks.

Best: ECD CF5 Elite, $150.

Better: ECD Bravo 1, $100.

Good: StringKing Complete 2 Intermediate, $100.

3. Starter Kits

It’s our recommendation for new players to either buy a starter kit that only includes shoulder pads, arm pads, and gloves or to buy a starter kit that also includes your choice of helmet. Starter kits offer a better price performance compared to buying gear separately. The gear is not the best available gear, but it’s decent, provides good protection, and will last for a couple of years. Select 10” size gloves and small for the shoulder pads and arm pads, depending on the size of the child.

Good: Epoch ID Jr, $110.

Good: STX Stallion 200, $110.

Good: Under Armour Strategy, $80.

4. Individual Pads

Players may want to buy gear separately as their skills advance and as they grow. The gear is better quality and will provide better protection but cost a lot more. As such, the information provided below will offer examples of better gear than starter kits can provide.

 

a. Shoulder Pads

Most shoulder pads have shoulder caps and removable bicep pads, which provide good protection but can also limit mobility. As a player’s skill set improves, they will typically remove the bicep pads.

FYI, US Lacrosse passed a rule change (NOCAE ND200) related to reducing the risk of commotio cordis. All goalies must meet this standard by January, 2021, while field players must meet the standard by January, 2022. Currently, some manufacturers are providing shoulder pads that meet the requirements, especially for goalies, but the product offerings are minimal at this time.

Best: Maverik Max EKG, $140.

Better: STX Cell IV, $130.

Better: Warrior EVO Hitlyte, $100.

Good: TRUE Frequency 2.0, $120.

b. Arm Protection

Arm pads provide general elbow and arm protection while arm guards provide more protection for the bicep and forearm as they are longer. Arm pads offer full upper arm protection when combined with the bicep pads connected to the shoulder pads. Players typically wear arm guards with the bicep pads removed from the shoulder pads. In general, midfielders use arm pads while attackmen use arm guards. Players at the youth level typically use arm pads. Only consider arm pads and arm guards that have Velcro straps at the top and bottom and have a full Lycra sleeve as both will be beneficial for the fit. Another tip is to buy Velcro circles to affix to the pads to provide a tighter fit.

Best: Warrior Evo Arm Pads, $70.

Better: STX Cell IV Arm Pads, $80.

Good: Maverik Max Arm Pads, $75.

 

Best: Warrior Evo Arm Guards, $80.

Better: STX Cell IV Arm Guards, $100.

Good: Maverik Max Arm Guards, $90.

c. Gloves

Gloves are the most important piece of protective gear after helmets. As such, gloves tend to be on the expensive side. Gloves should have a floating cuff as well as a flexible upper cuff.

Best: Maverik M4, $130.

Best: Warrior Evo, $130.

Better: STX Cell IV, $130.

Better: Under Armour Command Pro 2, $130.

For more information on protective gear sizing, please visit the US Lacrosse Equipment Fitting Guide.

 

Guidelines for Registration

Registration opens on November 1st for the season that will start the following February. It is on a first come, first served basis. Preference is made for returning players and then for new players from the Queen Anne community.

There is tremendous interest in Youth Lacrosse in the Seattle Area. We would love to include every single interested player, but we have limited space due to the availability of practice and game fields.

While our philosophy is to serve players within or near the Queen Anne Community, we are also committed to being proactive in assisting individuals in other areas of the City of Seattle to develop similar programs.

Because of the limited space available on our teams, and the large number of players who are turned away every season, players are expected to make a reasonably full commitment to attending all practices and games. Players who do not have the ability to make this level of commitment will be asked to forfeit their roster space for use by another player willing to make the commitment to the program.