"New To Lacrosse"?
Here are some frequently asked questions
about the MV Youth Lax Program.
What grades can participate in Minisink Youth Lacrosse?
Boys and Girls in grades K-8 grades play youth lacrosse. Currently, we do accept players from the entire Minisink Valley School District, and other towns in the general area.
How are the teams broken up?
Boys & Girls grades K-1 SKILLS Division
Boys grades 2-4
Boys grades 5-6
Boys grades 7-8
Girls grades 2-4
Girls grades 5-6
Girls grades 7-8
Depending on the number of players registered and available coaches will determine how many teams we have by grade level.
What equipment is required and where do I get it?
Boys must have: helmet, mouth piece, shoulder pads, elbow pads, gloves and a stick.
Girls must have: a stick, mouthpiece and eye protection.
Local vendor: Lacrosse Xtension, 28 Forester Ave, Warwick, NY 10990. Phone 845-986-7030
Do I have to purchase new equipment?
No, you do not have to purchase new equipment. Your coaches can help determine if your equipment is safe, fits properly and is in good condition.
What about uniforms?
Boys & Girls grades K-1 SKILLS Division - DO NOT WEAR UNIFORMS, only club issued PINNIES.
Uniforms are purchased and owned by players. They last an average 3+ years
When is the Season?
Lacrosse is a spring season sport usually starting in late March and running through late June. Field conditions will determine how early we can start the season.
Can my child play more than one spring sport?
Although some children do participate in more than sport per season, it is not recommended due to potential scheduling conflicts with practices and games.
Who will we play?
Boys in grades 3-8 will play teams in the Mid-Hudson Valley Area. (Orange, Ulster, and Rockland Counties) Girls in grades 3-8 will play teams in the the Mid-Hudson Valley Area. (Orange, Ulster, and Rockland Counties). On occasion we will enter teams in area tournaments. Schedules will be posted on our website before the beginning of the season.
Is there contact in Lacrosse?
In boys lacrosse body contact (body checking) is not permitted until players reach the 5th grade. At that point it's very minimal contact. Controlled stick checking is allowed at all levels. In Girls lacrosse there is no body checking permitted, only very minimal stick checking.