Frequently Asked Questions

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

Lacrosse is a great sport that is gaining popularity across the world! USA Lacrosse has a boys beginners guide and a girls beginners guide that will get you started, and we highly recommend the PowLax videos which are great for both newcomers and experienced players.

Who can play for Eastlake Lacrosse?

Any student who feeds into Eastlake High School may play for Eastlake Lacrosse. As of 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 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. We have discount codes available with StringKing, contact for more info.

For boys, these are the required pieces of equipment:

  • Boys 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 pieces of equipment:

  • Girls 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 email to and we'll let you know.

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

How often does the team practice?

The K-2nd grade teams will practice 1-2 times a week and the 3rd-8th grade teams will practice 2-3 times a week. Games are on Saturdays.

There are no practices or games the week of LWSD Spring Break.

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

USA Lacrosse is the national governing body for the sport of lacrosse. Your USA Lacrosse membership provides insurance coverage which is required by Eastlake Lacrosse. Also, being a USA Lacrosse member provides many other benefits. See for more information.

Does Eastlake Lacrosse have a girls team?

Yes! As of the 2021 season, Eastlake Lacrosse has both youth and high school girls teams.

Is it boy's and girl's lacrosse or boys and girls lacrosse?

Good question! Turns out it can be either. See the this post for an interesting read. At Eastlake Lacrosse we have boys and girls lacrosse teams 🙂

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