FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
When does registration open? Registration will open on November 1, 2016. All registration is on-line. Please visit our registration page for details and the link to our secure registration system.
When is Early Bird registration? Early Bird Registration is from November 1 to December 1. During the early bird registration time period, registration fees are reduced to $325. As of January 16, registration fees will increase to $375.
When does registration close? Registration will close on January 16, 2017, or until the teams are full. If the teams are full, your child will be placed on a waiting list.
What do I need to buy for practices and games? Your child will need a helmet, stick, shoulder pads, gloves, arm pads, mouthpiece and cup. A limited quantity of loaner equipment is available for first year players for a $100 deposit. Returning players can rent equipment as available.
When do practices start? Team practices will begin January 30th.
What is the time commitment?
The Division 1 program for 7th & 8th graders will have a commitment of up to 5 days per week. Practices will be on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays for February. Once games begin in March, practices will be on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. Most games will be played on Saturdays and there may be some weekday or Sunday games.
The Division 3 program for 5th & 6th graders will have a commitment of up to 5 days per week. Practices will be on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays for February. Once games begin in March, practices will be on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. Most games will be played on Saturdays and there may be some weekday or Sunday games.
The Division 4 program for 3rd & 4th graders will have a commitment of up to 3 days per week. Practices will be on Mondays and Wednesdays. Games will be played on Saturdays.
Practices and home games will be held at Lincoln Middle School on California Ave. just east of I5. Away games are played throughout San Diego County. Practice time will be from 4:00 – 5:30 pm until daylight savings when they will be changed to 4:30 – 6:15 pm (subject to change). Saturday clinics and practices will be from 9:00am – 11am.
When do games begin? Games will begin the first Saturday in March. Regular season league play is from March 7 through May 21. Division I playoffs for the top 16 seeds are May 28 and 29, the finals are on May 30. All star games for Division I and Division III are May 30. Division IV has a tournament on May 13.
What info do I need to register my player(s)? All players are required to be US lacrosse members prior to registration which requires a $30 fee paid to US lacrosse at USlacrosse.org for insurance reasons. This is an annual membership that is required for participation.
How can I help? There are many ways for parents to help. OLC is run by a small group of volunteers. We invite you to join us for a memorable experience, assuring a great season for our kids. We are in need of someone to line the fields each week. For each home game, we need help preparing and cleaning up the field (filling holes, picking up dog poop, setting out cones) as well as a time keeper and score keeper. We also need videographers for each game and a team manager for each team. If you are interested, please let the Club Manager know.
What are my responsibilities as a parent? You are responsible for getting your child to practices, games, and other team functions on time (for games, this often means at least 45 minutes prior to game time) and picking up your child promptly afterwards. The players like to have snacks after the game; each player will be assigned a game to provide snacks and drink. Players also will need help in maintaining their gear in working order (i.e. periodic washing).
Are there any fundraisers during the season? Our club has one (1) fundraiser each season. Each player is expected to participate. The funds help us to keep our players in functional gear and provide our coaches with the equipment they need to run practices and games.
When will game schedules be available? Game schedules are published on a monthly basis. Schedules are typically published a week prior to the first game of the month and can be found at www.sdcla.org. After each month of games, the seeding for each team is re-evaluated and adjustments are made in the schedule for the next month based on changes in the team seeding.
What is required to be a team manager? Our team managers work together as a team. One will manage the communication to all club parents. As our games can sometimes have teams going in different directions, the team manager helps to ensure that the coach and players have what they need for the game, answer parent questions, help clean up after the game. We also make sure that there is at least one (1) team manager present at all practices.
Will practices or games be held in the rain? Because we use school fields, if it has rained or is raining, the schools will close the fields to prevent damage. If it is a home game, the game will be cancelled. Most of our away games are played on turf fields and the games will be played as scheduled. If practices are to be cancelled, notification will be sent out by 2pm via email.
Will there be any changes to the practice schedule during spring break? As our teams are composed of players from several different school districts whose spring break weeks do not coincide, there will be no change to the practice schedule or game schedule during your player's spring break. We will not be having games on Easter weekend.
I would like to sponsor or donate to my child’s team. Who do I contact? Oceanside Lacrosse Club is a Non-profit 501 (c)(3). Donations can be made on our club website.