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    Block B red 1 Welcome to BELLEFONTE MIDDLE SCHOOL BOYS LACROSSE

    Coach:  Mike Uchneat (mslacrosseclub@basd.net)

    *Contact the Coach to be added to the email and remind list for all the info!

    Team Liaison:  Vacant (interested in helping out--let Coach Mike know!)

    Want to try something fun, that is three sports rolled into one?

    Lacrosse is a fun, fast-paced game that is part football, hockey and basketball.  It is a great sport where you will learn teamwork, fun skills with a lacrosse stick, get tons of exercise, meet new people and make great friendships along the way!

    Bellefonte Lacrosse is a Spring sport whose official season starts in March.

    Open to all Bellefonte 6th-8th grade boys.

    Interested in playing?  No experience necessary!


    This season it is required that all players register with US Lacrosse at https://www.usalacrosse.com/ at a cost of $35.  Once you are on the website click on BAMS Lacrosse.  When you go to check out it should say Central Pennsylvania Chapter of US Lacrosse.

    Because Middle School Lacrosse is considered a club sport, and not funded by the district, there is a registration fee.  The 2024 registration fee is $75.  You must fill out the registration form and turn it into Coach Uchneat.  2024 Bellefonte Jr. High Lacrosse Registration Form

    Season Start, March 4, 2024 - 

    A physical exam is required for an athlete to be eligible to participate.  Physical/PIAA packets are submitted online through PlanetHS.  Please contact msboyslacrosseclub@basd.net for details on this and any registration questions.  This must be completed by February 26, 2024Don't delay.

    We also ask that you get involved in Fundraising efforts. Since we are a booster-funded sport, it is imperative we try as hard as we can to not only fund the middle schoolers and all of the costs associated to make it a fun and exciting program, but fundraising also helps support the high schoolers in the costs that fall outside of what the district offers them. So across the board it takes an army, so we need ya! Please attend fundraising meetings if possible or get involved by coming to monthly board meetings. It is great to to know what is going on and all that goes on behind the scenes to make these programs possible.
     
    What If My Son Has Never Played Lacrosse Before?
     
    That is totally fine! No experience necessary. There is no time like the present! He'll learn skills through drills and practice and learn the game itself through coaching and gameplay practices, so when the first game comes he will feel prepared. And older players are always there to help with questions and direction. 
     
    What Gear Do I Need?
    UNIFORMS ARE SUPPLIED (Shorts, Jersey, Helmet)
    Other than uniforms, all other equipment must be purchased (with exception of Goalie gear).
    You will need (coach can help with specific questions):
    • Lacrosse Stick
    • Cleats - NO METAL SPIKES
    • Chest Protector
    • Elbow pads
    • Gloves
    • Mouthguard

    Where Are The Games Played?

    As the boys' middle school team is not recognized as an official school sport and is considered a club, the game schedule is a bit different than the JV/High School team (which IS a school sport). Currently, middle school games are away but hoping in the future to be able to have some home games at our new stadium. This requires travel for games. Typically Harrisburg area. Rides are not provided by the school, however, ride-sharing with other players and families can often be planned.

    When Are The Practices?
     
    Dependent upon gyms and fields available, practices start in the gym at the beginning of the season in March due to weather. This year's practice schedule is still being worked out and will be announced when finalized.

    Once the weather gets nicer, practices will be held outside. Also, practices are typically outdoor and held at the field left of the front entrance to the middle school. If this changes, we will let you know if you provide contact information to msboyslacrosseclub@basd.net.
     

     Follow us on Facebook at  Bellefonte Lacrosse or on Instagram @bellefontelax for upcoming events, like Open Field/Gym opportunities.  These open events offer you a chance to try lacrosse for FREE!  (The coaches typically have extra sticks and pads)