Welcome to Jr. High Girls LAX 2021 Season!
There will be a Remind contact set up for Becky - COMING SOON!
This year's schedule is under Junior High Girls Schedule page.
This season it is required that all players register with US Lacrosse at https://www.uslacrosse.org at a cost of $30. Once you are on the website click on BAMS Lacrosse. When you go to check out to pay it should say Central Pennsylvania Chapter of US Lacrosse.
Physical/PIAA packets are submitted online through PlanetHS. Please contact Coach Becky for details on this.
What If My Daugther Has Never Played Lacrosse Before?
That is totally fine! No experience necessary. There is no time like the present! She'll learn skills through drills and practice and learn the game itself through coaching and gameplay practices, so when the first game comes she will feel prepared. And older players are always there to help with questions and direction.
What Gear Do I Need?
UNIFORMS ARE SUPPLIED (Skirt and Tank Top)
Other than uniforms, all other equipment must be purchased (with exception of Goalie gear).
The following 4 items are required:
- Lacrosse Stick
- Cleats - NO METAL SPIKES
(Preferred to avoid field slipping and injury - though sneakers are permitted)
- Lacrosse Goggles
Goggles must be stamped with SEI mark on them or this code ASTM F3077-2017
- Mouth Guard
Mouthguard must be a colored mouthguard. No clear, no white, and no decorative mouthguards (ie fangs etc) are allowed.
The items listed below are suggested items. These items are NOT required, but useful for player organization or for comfort in cold early-season games.
- Gym Bag or Duffle Bag
A stick bag is not necessary, but some players like them. Others do not. But a gym bag or sports duffle bag to carry extra clothes and smaller gear is typically helpful.
- Lacrosse Gloves
Some players like them, some don't. Totally your preference, but nice when it is cold. Women's lacrosse gloves look similar to mechanic gloves they are padded around the knuckles, they aren't like ice hockey or the boys' lacrosse gloves.
- Black Leggings
Highly recommended to have for under uniform skirts at the beginning of the season or earlier morning travel when the weather is cold.
- Black, Red or White Long-sleeved Shirt –
(Recommend fitted or compression style to fit under uniform Tank shirt)
Nice to have for under uniform tank tops at the beginning of the season.
Another tip is to wear a sports bra under this layer, so if your player gets hot during the game, it's easy to shed that layer without needing to find a bathroom.
Where Are The Games Played?
As the girls' 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 State College, and the mid-state area such as Chambersburg, Harrisburg, Lancaster 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, those practices will be 5:30-7:30 PM in the middle school gym. Coach Becky will contact you via email on any changes to those plans.
Once the weather gets nicer, practices will be held outside...typically right after school, so girls may report to practice directly after school 3:30-5:30 PM. This year, outdoor practices will be held at the field left of the front entrance to the middle school. If this changes, Coach Becky will let us know.