Lacrosse – Girls

Eligibility

Girls, grades 3-8

The Diocese of Columbus does not currently manage the sport of Lacrosse but St. Matthew does field a team to compete locally. Teams are organized for league play by dual grades (grades 3/4 , 5/6, 7/8),  it is open to St. Matthew students as young as 3rd grade. The girls lacrosse program is for the benefit of St. Matthew students and parishioners first and foremost. School of the Resurrection PSR students may be eligible. Students in other schools around the diocese may also be eligible to participate under certain circumstances.

Cost

Approximately $140 (cost is slightly higher than other Diocesan sports to cover indoor field rental costs during early Spring)

Payment Method

Credit card via Paypal. (You can log into a Paypal account, or pay without logging in.)

Registration

Registration will generally occur the first two weeks of January.

Key Dates

Season Length: Early March through late May/early June
Tryouts Late January, if needed
Games Begin: Late March

Teams

We will compete against other local lacrosse teams around Columbus. Grades may be combined in order to field a complete team.

Practices

Practices are scheduled 2 or 3 times per week. Since all our coaches are volunteers, we try to accommodate the coaches’ work schedules as best we can. Practice times can begin after school at 2:30, or they can start later in the evening. Duration is usually 90 minutes. A final practice schedule will be determined in late February. Weather-permitting, practices are held at the St. Matthew Athletic Fields. In early Spring, practices may be held indoors at Resolute Athletic Center, or another indoor practice space.

Uniforms & Equipment

  • Uniforms are provided.
  • Players will be responsible for their own equipment.
  • The mandatory equipment for girls is: lax stick, mouth guard, protective goggles and cleats.Gently-used and new equipment can be purchased locally from Play It Again Sports or Dick’s. You can also purchase starter sets or individual equipment online at: Lax.com, LacrosseMonkey.com, sportstop.com, etc.  The advantage to buying locally is that your daughter can try out all of the equipment.  Borrowing gear from family, friends, neighbors, etc. is strongly encouraged.

Location

Games will be played at various locations around Columbus.

Facebook site: St. Matthew Mustangs Lacrosse Association

For additional information, please email the Lacrosse Commissioner:

Alyson Ray – aray4234@gmail.com