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FAQS

Here are answers to common questions parents and players have.  If you don't see your question below, contact us and will will help!

What is lacrosse?

Lacrosse is a team sport played with a lacrosse stick and a lacrosse ball. It is the oldest organized sport in North America, with its origins with the indigenous people of North America as early as the 12th century. Players use the head of the lacrosse stick to carry, pass, catch, and shoot the ball into the goal. 

What is the donation for each player?

The team counts on every player making a $500 donation per school year. This money goes directly to the fees associated with running the team. You can pay the donation in total or arrange a payment plan with our team manager. If you are unable to make a donation due to financial difficulty, please contact us. We can work on getting a scholarship donation made on your behalf. Your request will remain 100% confidential. 

If you are a family that can provide a donation for another team member, please let us know.  We want to ensure that everyone, no matter their financial situation has the opportunity to play the game! 

We will start collecting team donations in November, 2022. You will be able to make your donation directly on this website. 

What equipment do you need to play lacrosse?

Every player needs a stick, helmet, cleats, shoulder & arm pads, gloves, and mouthguard.  For more information, download the USA Lacrosse Equipment guidelines.

What type of stick should we buy?

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If you are planning to play attack or midfield, you will need a standard lacrosse stick. They are typically 40 - 42 inches. If you plan on playing defense, you will want to use a long stick that is typically 55 to 72 inches long. 

Here are the components of a stick. 

Do I need medical clearance to play?

YES! All athletes must be cleared through the High School Athletic Office. Athletes are considered “cleared” when a completed CUSD Athletic Clearance Packet with proof of insurance and sports physical is turned in and accepted by the Athletic Director. Athletic clearance is completed online at www.athleticclearance.com. Athletic physicals are valid for one year and must be updated for each school year; if a physical expires, an athlete is not eligible to participate until a new physical examination is completed.

Is lacrosse popular in California?

People often associate lacrosse with the east coast however, in the past 5 years, the number of schools sponsoring lacrosse teams has grown 27% in California.  As of 2021, California trails only New York State in the total number of lacrosse players. 

What's the difference between boys and girl's lacrosse? 

Boys lacrosse is a contact sport. Girls lacrosse is not. In boys lacrosse there are 10 players on the field. In girls lacrosse there are 12. Mesh is not permitted for the pockets of women’s sticks; the pockets must be strung in the traditional way. Also, the top of the ball must be above the sidewall when it’s in the pocket. To learn more about the differences, click here