In our Resources Section, you’ll find helpful information on Liability Release, Parent and Player Conduct, as well as an ever-increasing Knowledge Base to help your family grow in your understanding and love for the game.
At Lauderdale Lacrosse, we desire to create a culture in which young people not only grow as athletes, but also as young men. By registering for and participating in our programs, you are agreeing to the following guidelines and accountability measures:
Because I am a parent with the power, position, and platform to make a positive difference in the lives of all players, I commit to this code of conduct. When failing to live up to these standards, I will allow for accountability and take responsibility for my actions.
Because I represent my family, school, and team, I abide by the policies, rules and guidelines of the school, team, and coaches.
Should any of these incidents occur, it will be the responsibility of the player’s parent(s) or guardian(s) to bear the cost of any damages or loss of property to, or any extra charges by, the facility owner, or any other party, caused by a program participant. Parents will be informed immediately if any player is found with these items or participating in the aforementioned behaviors.
Age and Eligibility Guidelines are not considered “game-day rules” and are not enforced as game-day rules by officials. Exceptions to age divisions cannot be made on game day and all coaches must adhere to classifications as determined by their league or association.
Leagues and associations should organize competition by age, and consider physical, cognitive, and emotional maturity when grouping players. For leagues or associations in which some local programs choose to organize their teams by grade, those teams should play in the age division determined by the oldest player on their roster. Teams organized by single birth year or single grade are suggested, but if a league needs to group two years/grades together it should strive to limit the maximum age difference between players in a youth game to no more than twenty-four (24) months.
Players who are participating in any high-school level program such as a high school freshman, JV-B, junior varsity, varsity or club team should not be eligible for U15 competition in the same season. This means that a player who is age-eligible for U15 but plays on a high school level team should not concurrently play on a youth league U15 team. At other times of the year this player may be U15 eligible; for example, for summer ball or fall ball play, depending on the guidelines of the sponsoring league or organization.
NOTE: Age group references used in this section are in common usage but should not be understood literally. The U15 (read: “Under 15”) grouping means that, if a player is 14 years old on the cutoff date, he/she may participate in U15 competition as a 15-year old.
U15: All players must be 14 years old or younger on the August 31st preceding competition. It is recommended that when multiple teams exist within a program, the program should consider physical size, skill, and maturity when organizing teams.
U13: All players must be 12 years old or younger on the August 31st preceding competition. It is recommended that when multiple teams exist within a program, the program should consider physical size, skill, and maturity when organizing teams.
U11: All players must be 10 years old or younger on the August 31st preceding competition. It is recommended that when multiple teams exist within a program, the program should consider physical size, skill, and maturity when organizing teams.
U9: All players must be 8 years old or younger on the August 31st preceding competition. It is recommended that when multiple teams exist within a program, teams should consider physical size, skill, and maturity.
Special Consideration: Although it is not recommended that any athlete play below his age group, US Lacrosse recognizes the need for special consideration due to the physical and/or cognitive development of an athlete. It would be up to the league to establish a waiver process through which it can review such cases. Ultimately it is up to the league and athlete’s parents to come to an agreement.
|Born on or after 9/1/1997||HS (all grades and 2017 seniors)|
|Born on or after 9/1/1999||U17 (no class of 2017 seniors)|
|Born on or after 9/1/2001||U15 (8th grade or DOB eligible)|
|Born on or after 9/1/2003||U13 (6-7th grade)|
|Born on or after 9/1/2005||U11 (4-5th grade)|
|Born on or after 9/1/2007||U9 (2-3rd grade)|
|Born on or after 9/1/2001||Girls MS (4-8th grade)|
Without exception, All Participants in Lauderdale Lacrosse Teams, Events, Clinics, Camps, Personal Training, or any other athletic activity MUST be an active member of USLacrosse. If you’re not a member, please click HERE and then email your member number to David Scully: firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition, all players must file appropriate release documents for each Lauderdale Lacrosse program. Release forms will be provided upon registration.
Due to the nature of pre-planned programs (i.e. fixed overhead costs, field/facility rentals, vendor contracts, apparel orders, & personnel), Lauderdale Lacrosse has a no refunds policy for events, teams, clinics and camps. (We are requesting that a player not miss more than 1 of the tournaments this season and therefore the maximum refund for missed tournaments will be $75.)
A credit for a future Lauderdale Lacrosse team, event, clinic or camp may be issued if it is proven through valid Medical Documentation that a player is physically unable to participate in an event. No credit may be given for weather cancellations or partial attendance. To request a future credit, please contact David Scully at email@example.com.