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Frequently Asked Questions

I'm new! What do I need to know about lacrosse?

US Lacrosse has a beginners guide that will get you started. It a great sport that is gaining popularity across the world!

Who can play for Eastlake Lacrosse?

Any student who feeds into Eastlake High School may play for Eastlake Lacrosse. As of the 2018/2019 school year, the following schools are feeders into Eastlake High School: Alcott Elementary, Blackwell Elementary, Carson Elementary, Margaret Mead Elementary, McAuliffe Elementary, Smith Elementary, Evergreen Middle School and Inglewood Middle School. See https://ehs.lwsd.org/about-us for more information.

When does the Eastlake Lacrosse season start?

Lacrosse is a Spring sport. The season starts in late January and ends in mid-May. Registration opens in October and will stay open until the first practice in late January.

Eastlake Lacrosse provides other activities throughout the rest of the year, including an indoor program during the Fall and Strength Training during the Winter.

What equipment do I need to play lacrosse?

Boys and girls use different equipment for lacrosse. US Lacrosse has a great guide on equipment basics.

The most important piece of equipment is the lacrosse stick. Eastlake Lacrosse provides sticks to all new youth players. If you would like to purchase a stick, we highly recommend StringKing Complete sticks which can be found on the StringKing website.

For boys, these are the required pieces of equipment,

  • Lacrosse Stick
  • Lacrosse Helmet
  • Mouthguard
  • Lacrosse Shoulder Pads
  • Lacrosse Elbow Pads
  • Lacrosse Gloves
  • Athletic Cup
  • Cleats (football or lacrosse cleats are recommended)

For girls, these are the required peices of equipment,

  • Lacrosse stick
  • Mouth Guard
  • Lacrosse goggles
  • Cleats (soccer or lacrosse cleats)

If you aren't sure what to get and want advice, our coaches are always happy to give recommendations. Send mail to coaches@eastlakelacrosse.org and we'll let you know.

Eastlake Lacrosse provides loaner gear for new youth players upon request. Please contact equipment@eastlakelacrosse.org if you are interested in checking out a set of gear.

How often does the team practice?

Typically, the K-2 team will practice once a week on weekends and the rest of the youth will practice two times a week during the week and then have a Saturday game.

What is a US Lacrosse Membership and why do I need one to register?

US Lacrosse provides on insurance coverage which augments exiting coverage provided by Eastlake Lacrosse. Also, being a US Lacrosse member provides many other benefits. See https://www.uslacrosse.org/membership/membership-faq for more information.

Does Eastlake Lacrosse have a girls team?

Yes! The high school girls are integrated into the Eastlake Lacrosse program. Our youth girls program is run through Lake Washington Girls Lacrosse Association.

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