High Sierra Lacrosse is excited to be offering 2020 Fall Lacrosse for players 6U through 8th grade.
While we had hoped that by this point a truly competitive season would be possible, it is unfortunately not. Our activities must remain in alignment with the State, local health authorities, and local youth sport governing agencies, who currently mandate no games, no inter-squad scrimmages and no full contact until further notice.
This is obviously not ideal, but there is still significant value to players and families in going forward. Here’s why:
Activity is important for the overall well being of young people, especially now when options have been limited for an extended period.
Sustained practice of lacrosse fundamentals can translate to dramatic improvement of skills, and ultimately result in better team play.
Competition opportunities will be built into sessions (i.e. 3x3 Speed Lacrosse and Skills Contests) to up the fun factor, build confidence, and provide conditioning disguised as a great time.
With the focus on individual achievement, players have an environment in which they can build basic skills at their own pace.
If restrictions are eased we can allow more traditional play.
We’ll be using these Safety Protocolsand mitigations to begin the season, and re-evaluate if regulations change. Please review them carefully HERE. Below are some highlights:
Face covering worn by coaches, volunteers and parents/guardians at all times,including pickup/dropoff, and by all players whenever they are not actively engaged in play. This is to help mitigate risks of the unavoidable contact inherent to the game, and the additional risk from players returning to school and widening their circles of contact.
Groups organized by region--North Reno, South Reno, Spanish Springs. While Fall is usually a time when players from all of our area programs come together, we are, as much as possible, keeping kids close to home this year, to minimize mixing of school and neighborhood populations.
Managers/Safety Monitors at each session.Manager/Monitors will help with check-in and aid players in adheringing to the safety protocols--specifically distancing and face coverings.
Check-in/Symptom Screening before each session.
Six-foot distancing whenever possible, on and off the field
Maximum field capacity of 50
No spectators (Parents/guardians can drop off, or wait in cars.)
No inter-squad scrimmages
Season dates are:
Practices begin Aug. 22, 2020 for Girls' and boys' 8U, 10U, 12U, 14U and HS programs
Practices begin Sept. 12 for Coed 6U program
Season will end Saturday, October 24
Two to three sessions per week
Location and time details for each age group will be announced shortly. We appreciate your patience Practice locations by program are below:
North Reno: Miguel Ribera
South Reno: Virginia Foothills or South Valleys Lower Soccer
Spanish Springs: Eagle Canyon or Gator Swamp
All Programs: Cold Springs, Fri, Sat and Sun
6U Co-ed: Village Green Park, Caughlin
WHAT does it cost to play?
$215 - Girls' and boys' 8U, 10U, 12U, 14U and HS programs
Fees include HSLL-branded three-piece uniform: HSLL reversible pinney; tee-shirt; shorts
$100 - Coed 6U - 6U PROGRAM IS FULL
Includes pinney and beginner’s stick. Already have a stick? Fee is $75, includes pinney
HOW do I sign up?
Families who did NOT register and pay for the 2020 Spring YOUTH program should REGISTER HERE.
High School players who would like to play in the Fall and did not register as 8th graders for Spring Youth should REGISTER HERE.
Families who registered and paid for the 2020 Spring YOUTH program and did not request a refund or credit are considered registered for the Fall 2020 program. We will transfer your payment and information to Fall.
If you registered for Spring and cannot participate in the Fall, you can request your refund or credit HERE.
Players need to have their age verified through the US Lacrosse Online Age Verification System. This includes a review of a birth certificate or other legal document to confirm a player’s birth date. This is a ONE-TIME EVER requirement and will carry from season to season, year to year. There is NO COST.