When is registration for the spring lacrosse season?
Registration for the spring season takes place online from November to January. We begin promoting registration via flyers distributed through the Morris School District and area private schools, email distribution and through information provided on our website www.morristownlacrosse.org. Registration closes in mid January when as we need to order our uniforms, complete our scheduling and insurance registration.
Do I need to register online?
Yes, there is no paper registration, only online registration allowed, programs that are currently active will be available. When registration is closed the registration system will let you know. We also provide partial and full scholarships for players who have a verified hardship.
My child has never played lacrosse before, should he or she play?
We have an excellent Clinic program for kindergarten, first and second graders designed specifically to teach the basic skills of the game. If your child is older, do not fret. It's never too late to start and we have many kids that don’t start until 6th,7thor even 8thgrade . Lacrosse requires a unique set of skills and like any other skilled activity practice is the only way to make significant improvements. Our coaches will work with new players and give them tips on how to improve their skills, but your child has to be committed. He or she will have to show up for all practices and games, and work hard on their own -- working on stick skills in particular.
I don't know much about the game, where can I find out more?
There are number of websites you can visit to learn or request info about the greatest game on two feet. We recommend USLacrosse - the governing body of men's and women's lacrosse. You can visit them at www.lacrosse.org. You can also catch up on the latest lacrosse news at sites like insidelacrosse.comand laxpower.com.
Can you tell me what equipment I need for my son?
Equipment can be purchased from any local sporting goods store.
BOYS & GIRLS- Grades K, 1 & 2
. Lacrosse stick and gloves, helmet and mouthpiece, cleats required by player.
BOYS- Grades 3 - 8 Morristown Colonial Junior Lacrosse . All grades (3-8) are required to provide all their own equipment. The following is a list of lacrosse equipment required and recommended for boys lacrosse, grades 3 through 8 The Lacrosse Stick is made of synthetic material, with a shaped net pocket at the end. The stick must be an overall length of 35 - 42 inches The head of the stick must be 6.5 - 10 inches wide, except a goalie's crosse which may be 10 - 12 inches wide. The pocket shall be deemed illegal if the top surface of a lacrosse ball, when placed in the head of the stick, is below the bottom edge of the side wall. Helmet - equipped with face mask, chin pad and a cupped four point chin strap fastened to all four hookups, must be worn by all boy players. Gloves - All players are required to wear protective gloves. The cutting or altering of gloves is prohibited. Other Protective Equipment - All players must wear shoulder pads, arm pads and athletic supporters with protective cups. Rib pads are optional but highly recommended. The Goalkeeper's Equipment: The goalkeeper is required to wear a throat protector and chest protector (which will be provided by the team). Mouthpiece is mandatory. Cleats with molded rubber bottom. No baseball spikes.
When is the Clinic Program?
The Clinic program will take place usually Sunday afternoons at a local field yet to be determined. The clinics run from mid April (depending on weather) to the mid June. The number of sessions depends on the weather and is comprised of a lot of skill building fun activities to introduce the great game of lacrosse.
When will the season begin?
Practices begin in March (depending on weather). Games start in early April and end in mid June. Games are played usually on both Saturday and Sundays. Practices are Tuesday and Thursday evenings times are determined by individual coach. Practice and game schedules will not be available until the spring. Game schedules will be posted on each team page on this site. Most of our home games will be played at Frelinghuysen Middle School with occasional games at Cornine Field and possibly Morristown High School Turf.
Do I need to purchase a uniform?
Uniforms are provided for each player to keep, at no expense to all new players 3rd – 8th grades. Returning travel players can purchase additional uniform shorts and jerseys at their option. All Clinic program kids are provided with