Frequently Asked Questions



WLC Registration?
 

Online registration opens in late December and runs through the first practice.  Registration is on-line only and payment is submitted via mail.   Due to the increased interest in WLC, the club reserves the right to limit team sizes. Payments are held until registration is complete, typically the first week in March.

 

Send checks to:

 

Wall Lacrosse Club

c/o Amy Paris

1209 Church Street

Manasquan, NJ 08736

 

 

Who is eligible to play for the Wall Lacrosse Club?

Since its inception in 2009, the Wall Lacrosse Club has acted as a feeder program to the Wall High School Boys & Girls Lacrosse Programs.  We require all registrants to live within the Wall Township School sending districts.  The registrant is not required to be enrolled in one of those schools, however, they must fall within those guidelines.   

What are the costs?
Costs range from $50 to $250 (age/grade specific) for registration.   Checks are to be made payable to the Wall Lacrosse Club.  If you already have the complete team issued uniform in good condition from the previous year, you will not need to purchase a new uniform.  US Lacrosse On-line registration is additionally required – go on to 
www.uslacrosse.org and complete the online registration under the Wall Lacrosse Club roster. You will be assigned a membership number. This number is required to be renewed each year for your WLC registration to be completed.  Sibling credits: A $50 credit will be automatically deducted during the time of registration.   The sibling discount will be applied as follows: oldest player will pay full price, all subsequent age groups will have the discount applied ($50 credit per additional sibling).  K-2 players do not qualify toward the sibling discount.  The sibling discount is only applied toward 3rd thru 8th grade players.  Refunds:  Once the program begins for the season, refunds will not be given without medical documentation. 

 

Are players allowed to "play up" or move between teams?

The Wall Lacrosse Club does not generally allow players to move up.  


Who is US Lacrosse? 
US Lacrosse regulates programs throughout the country. They are our sanctioning body. All US Lacrosse members play under the same rules of play. All registered members receive a yearly Lacrosse Magazine subscription from US Lacrosse. You must register on-line as a Wall Lacrosse Club Member and pay a $25 registration fee before you can complete the WLC registration form. PLEASE NOTE:  No player will be allowed to practice or play in any games without a current US Lacrosse number.  

Coastal Lacrosse League 
The Coastal Lacrosse League is made up of teams from Monmouth and Ocean Counties of New Jersey. The goals of the CLL are to promote the sport of lacrosse through participation, sportsmanship, and excellence. The mission of the CLL is to bring together local town recreational programs in the spirit of fair play and equality.

 

What equipment is required?
Per US Lacrosse rules (
http://www.uslacrosse.org/about-the-sport/equipment.aspx), Boys are required to use a position specific stick, helmet, mouth guard, elbow pads, properly fitted chest protector, athletic supporter and cleats. Depending on position, goalie pads and/or a rib protector.  While not required, it is recommended that a gray helmet is purchased to match the high school helmets. Girls are required to use a position specific stick, wear goggles, mouth guard and cleats.

 

If you need to purchase any new equipment, the best local option for new equipment is Universal Lacrosse, 402 West Main Street, Freehold, NJ (732) 303.6300 www.universallacrosse.com.

 

 

Boys Packages

 

http://www.universallacrosse.com/boys-beginner-lacrosse-package.html

 

Girls Packages

 

https://www.universallacrosse.com/womens-lacrosse-equipment/womens-lacrosse-beginner-packages.html

 

 When is practice?

Practices: 3rd Grade - 8th Grade
Boys - Tuesday and Thursday - 5:30pm - 7:00pm, Saturday 10:00am-12:00pm
Girls - Monday and Wednesday - 5:30pm - 7:00pm, Saturday 12:30pm-2:00pm
Location - AYL/Pop Warner practice fields.  Dress appropriately and bring your water bottles.
1st outdoor practice - Mid-March

 

Practices: K - 2

Sundays for 1 ½ hours depending on the Spring break and Holiday schedules (approx 10am-12noon tentatively) for about a 7-8 week window commencing April.  In the beginning we will concentrate on skills and development. The last two weeks will incorporate scrimmages (in a very controlled environment).  Boys will need a helmet, stick, gloves and elbow/shoulder pads.  Girls will need a stick and goggles.

When are games?
Boys games will primarily be on Tuesday / Thursday / Saturdays.  

Girls games will primarily be on Mondays / Wednesday / Saturdays.  

The WLC is always working on the game schedule and will provide it once registration is completed and as the season progresses as needed.

 

Do we travel?

We are a traveling program. We try to schedule close games, but in some cases we will be forced to travel to other club teams that are further away. All efforts are made to try to keep travel to/from as reasonable as possible, including tournament participation.

How much playing time will I receive?
The WLC will always play to win (either regular season or Tournament games). Playing time will be based on many circumstances including ability, position, quantity of registered players and commitment to the team. However, The WLC will do its utmost to prepare your player for high school competition while also providing as best it can, all the FUN elements of the sport. We will do our absolute best to provide ample practice and playing time for all our players.  

 

Do we fundraise and require parent involvement? 

We do require fundraising and parent participation. The WLC will require each family to assist the organization in some form or another.  Examples of contributions to the Club are Board Member participation, Coaching or Asst Coaching, Team Parent or Asst Team Parent, any form of Field maintenance or cleanup, Score keeping, Shack duty, or Mother Day Tournament involvement, April parent fundraiser basket helper, Team family pancake breakfast helper, food/drinks helper at tournaments. For a more complete list, approved by your Head Team Parent in advance, please consult with them at season start. 


What happens in inclement weather?
All games and practices are held outdoors.  Please check our WLC website and your e-mail during inclement weather.  Some games are played in the rain, so please have your child dress appropriately. If a game is cancelled, we will make every effort to reschedule it.

How will I be contacted about schedule changes?
Parents will be sent a text message via the WLC website or via your designated team parent.  Please ensure you have registered for this alert system on the website home page.   

Parents and Player code of conduct?
WLC players must exhibit positive sportsmanship to the WLC team, opposing players and especially the referees. WLC parents will also be expected to show positive encouragement and refrain from expressing any criticism of players, coaches or officials. If there is a specific issue, please forward your concern in a timely manner to the WLC for the appropriate action. Any lack of sportsmanship of any kind from either the WLC player or WLC parent will not be tolerated and documented for disciplinary action. Disciplinary action could include suspension or possible termination from the team and loss of all registration fees. Also, our sanctioning body has guidelines that help our families understand why we as a Club take certain approaches - see here: 
Responsible sports parenting. It is highly recommended that all parents attend The WLC's  and US Lacrosse Org's 'Positive Coaching Alliance' meeting which strives to educate ALL participants in successfully engaging a positive playing experience for all involved. This meeting is MANDATORY for all coaching staff and Board members.


 

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