2016 Player Registration Information

November 1, 2013

2016 Lightning Lacrosse Registration is OPEN!

Parents and Players:

Registration for the 2016 Lightning Lacrosse season is now open.  Be one of the 100 kids to sign up for our 2016 season and you’ll get a free, limited edition Lightning T-shirt. 

Our registration fees are as follows:

Grades 3-8 $250     Grades 1-2 $150     PreK - K Little Laxers $100


Our Little Laxer (pre K- K) program is open to kids from all towns.  The Lightning is the hometown program for kids living in West Windsor, Plainsboro and Cranbury.  By League rule if you live in one those town you must play for the Lightning.  In years where there is no youth lacrosse program offered in Hamilton kids from Hamilton are also eligible to play for the Lightning.  The leagues in which the Lightning teams play are town based and players must play for their hometown program.  Youth lacrosse players are not free agents in the spring.  Summer travel teams are not town based and kids are free to play for the summer travel team of their choosing.   

If you have a question about your child’s eligibility contact Cory Easter at coryeaster@comcast.net

Season Start and End

Little Laxers: Starts in April, ends in early June.  Sunday afternoons only.  Dates on web site. 

Grades 1 – 8:  Practice start in beginning of March, season ends in early June.  Practice days and time vary by team. 

Volunteering for our tournaments is mandatory. Lightning parents with players in grades 3 - 8 will need to donate 10 hours of service over the course of the season.  Five of your 10 volunteer hours will involve supporting our tournaments this spring. Anyone wishing opt out of the balance of their volunteer time may do so on their child's registration form by paying a $300 fee. There is no volunteer requirement for Little Laxers. 

Donate to the Lightning Capital Fund on your child's registration. Please consider making a tax deductible gift in the amount of $25 or $100 when you register. Gifts will go toward future capital improvements at WW Community Park.

Players in Grades 3 through 8 - Commitment to Attend Practices and Games

While we encourage our players to explore all the many varied extracurricular options available to them, we expect all second through eighth graders to take their commitment to the Lightning program seriously. Consistent practice and game attendance builds fitness, individual skills and teamwork.

For kids in 3rd and 4th grades the time commitment entails one to two practices a week and games on Saturdays.  For boys and girls in fifth and sixth grade, the time commitment includes one to two practices per week and one to two game days per weekend. The more often the kids participate in practices and games at this level, the more quickly they develop as lacrosse players.

Players in 7th and 8th grade are expected to attend all Lightning practices and games. We also encourage all eligible Lightning players to participate in their middle school lacrosse programs to augment the conditioning and skill development provided by the Lightning. Coaches at this level take into consideration the demands of the middle school teams when setting Lightning practice and game  schedules. While we understand the social and academic challenges our middle schoolers are facing, Lightning seventh and eighth grade players should be fully committed to playing lacrosse in the springtime.


To register, simply go to our web site www.lightninglacrosse.com and click on "Online Forms". Select “2016 Player Registration Form” and follow the instructions.

Registration is a two-step process

Step #1: Filling out and submitting the online registration form.

Step #2: Clicking the Checkout button, entering your payment information and submitting it for approval.

Your child is not registered until you have successfully completed Step #2.

If you have any questions about registration please first consult our "Frequently Asked Questions" tab.

If your questions are not answered, please contact our Registrar, Rachel Kolm at rmkolm@gmail.com

At a future date parents of players in grade 1 - 8 will be notified of mandatory parents meetings to be held in early February 2016.

Cory Easter

President, Lightning Lacrosse