Here are some of the most commonly asked questions. We would be happy to answer any additional questions as well. Thank you!
Q: WHAT GEAR DOES MY CHILD NEED TO BEGIN?
For boy’s lacrosse, all players must wear/own a proper helmet (not a football helmet), shoulder pads, elbow pads, gloves, stick, cleats, and mouth guard. A protective cup is highly recommended.
For girl’s lacrosse, all players must wear/own eye protection, stick, cleats, and mouth guard.
SPECIAL NOTE: Boys and girls sticks are different.
Q: Is it growing? Can my child play in High school and College?
A: Lacrosse is the fastest growing youth sport in the country! Locally, most of our high schools now offer varsity and JV girls and boys Lacrosse. At the college level it is taking off as well, with more Div.1 programs being added every year.
Q: WHEN DOES SEASON START AND END?
A: For the Spring season, practices generally start in mid-late February, games start early to mid-March. The season usually ends in early May, just before other sports seasons start.
Q: WHEN AND WHERE DO THE TEAMS PRACTICE?
A: Locations tend to vary based on field availability but all locations are within the Pickerington area, likely to be within 15 mins of Pickerington residents.
Q: HOW OLD DO YOU HAVE TO BE TO REGISTER?
A: COYLL uses the child’s grade level to determine eligibility. Grades 1st – 6th grades play in our Spring program.
Q: How physical is the sport?
A: It depends on the gender and grade level of your child. There is usually very little contact in the Girl leagues at this age. The Boys leagues do allow for contact but it’s limited in the younger grades (especially 1-2 grades). Most legal contact is much like Basketball.
Q: What days are practices?
A: Days and times of practice are usually chosen by the coaching staff. There usually tends to be 2 teams for the Boy leagues. Until your child is placed on a team we won’t know for sure. The teams tend to follow a Tuesday/Thursday or Monday/Wednesday cycle. We can’t guarantee we can place children on a certain team but we usually can work something out if there are days of the week that your child can’t make.