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BOYS' TEAMS - 2020 SPRING LOVEJOY LACROSSE SEASON INFORMATION
Below is some information to help answer the frequently asked questions about the Spring 2020 season.
When does the spring season start? How long is the Spring season?
Practices for our spring season will begin on the dates listed below. The season will end in late April/early May. While Lovejoy Lacrosse has both a fall and spring season, the spring season is traditionally the main lacrosse season, and all of our teams will play between 8 - 11 games and participate in the DFWYLL playoffs (depending on the age of the team and their division standings).
K / 2nd Grade Team(s): begin Thursday, January 23rd
3rd / 4th Grade Team(s): begin Thursday, January 23rd
5th / 6th Grade Team(s): begin Thursday, January 23rd
7th / 8th Grade Team(s): begin Thursday, January 23rd
High School Team: began Monday, January 13th
On what days do the teams practice in the spring? How long are practices?
K / 2nd Grade Team(s): Monday & Thursday evenings from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
3rd / 4th Grade Team(s): Monday & Thursday evenings from 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
5th / 6th Grade Team(s): Monday & Thursday evenings from 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
7th / 8th Grade Team(s): Monday & Thursday evenings from 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
High School Team: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Where do practices take place?
Practices will primarily be at Willow Springs Middle School. From time-to-time, there may be a conflict with the field at Willow Springs as LISD events have priority. If there is a conflict, you will be notified via the Sports Engine app that practice is being cancelled or moved to a different location. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE THE SPORTS ENGINE APP, PLEASE DOWNLOAD IT NOW.
Where are the games played?
Lovejoy home games are played at Willow Springs Middle School or Sloan Creek Intermediate School. Away games can be played at several places in the Dallas / North Texas area.
On what days do the teams play games in the spring?
Games in the spring have traditionally been played on Saturdays. There are some cases where we will play on Sunday afternoons. Dates and times of games for the spring season will be set by the teams in late January/early February. Game information will be posted on our website when the information becomes available.
Will my son be able to borrow lacrosse equipment for the season?
Yes, we do have player loaner equipment available for beginning players to borrow. The Lovejoy Lacrosse program has a total of 40 sets of boys’ loaner equipment, in various sizes. The equipment is loaned out on a first come, first serve basis. The loaner equipment requires a deposit of $200. $150 of the deposit is refunded at the end of the season, when the equipment is returned and is in good condition and not damaged. The loaner equipment package includes: helmet, shoulder pads, elbow/arm pads, gloves, and a stick. It does not include: mouthpiece (required), athletic cup (required), rib pads (optional), shoes with cleats (required - football, soccer, or lacrosse shoes are all fine), a reversible team practice pinny (required), and team uniform (required).
IF YOUR SON NEEDS LOANER EQUIPMENT, PLEASE EMAIL MISTI FRIESLAND TO WORK OUT A DATE TO PICK UP EQUIPMENT – MISTI@FRIESLANDLAW.COM
Bantam & Youth Team Uniforms & Jersey Number Assignments
We have new uniforms for this spring, and all BANTAM & YOUTH players are required to get a Lovejoy Lacrosse uniform AND a Lovejoy practice pinny. Lovejoy Lacrosse uniforms and practice pinnies are purchased through Team LAX in Frisco. The price for the uniform is $75, which includes a reversible black and white jersey and shorts. The practice pinny is $25 and is also reversible.
Please use this link to order your uniform - https://www.teamlax.com/gear/lov1333/
DEADLINE TO ORDER IS SUNDAY, JANUARY 25TH.
When ordering your uniform and practice pinny – DO NOT INCLUDE a jersey number. LEAVE THAT BOX BLANK. The club will assign the jersey numbers. Every effort will be made to give new players one of their three preferred jersey numbers. However, we need to make sure there are no conflicts with any of the returning players on the same team or a grade below or below the new player. We will let you know your son's jersey number within the next two weeks.
We will have sample jerseys to try on at the first practice on January 23rd, but the uniform order deadline is Saturday, January 25th so you won’t have long to order after that date. If you want to try on a sample uniform before next Thursday, you can go to Team LAX to do so. We recommend that you try on the sample jerseys, so you can make sure to get the correct size. Team LAX is located at: 9201 Warren Parkway, Frisco, Texas 75035; (469) 362-8529.
High School Uniforms
If your son is a High School player, you do not have to order a uniform. The club will provide uniforms and a helmet to each high school player.
If there is more than one team at my son’s grade level, which team will my son be on?
For our teams, we cap the size of our teams to ensure that everyone gets playing time. Players will be placed on a team by the coaches after coaches have concluded player evaluations. To those of you new to Lovejoy Lacrosse, if we have enough to have two teams, we have a Red team and a Black team. The Black team is our more experienced and skilled team. However, we attempt to level our K / 2nd grade teams.
My son – and I – are new to lacrosse, what can we expect?
Expect to have fun and expect to become hooked on lacrosse. There’s a reason why lacrosse is the fastest growing sport in the United States (and in North Texas). It’s a fun, exciting, and fast paced sport and every player on the field is involved and active throughout the game. It’s been said many times, once someone picks up a lacrosse stick and plays the game, they are hooked! Parents love it because the action is non-stop and exciting to watch.
Don’t worry if you do not have any lacrosse experience. Lacrosse is an easy game to learn. Make sure to check out our “Lacrosse 101” webpage on our website (www.lovejoylacrosse.com). You will find a lot of information on the game of lacrosse, such as the rules, the lingo, player positions, the field, and penalties.
Tonight's girls' lacrosse Try-It Practice is CANCELLED due to the weather. Tonight's Try-It Practice is RE-SCHEDULED to next Tuesday, February 18, 2020, from 6-7:30 pm at Willow Springs Middle School.
Tomorrow's - Wednesday, February 12 - Try-It practice is still on from 6-7:30 pm at Willow Springs Middle School. Players are free to come tomorrow, or next Tuesday, or to both try-it practices.
Loaner equipment will be available for the players to borrow.
2nd Annual Lovejoy Lacrosse Golf Classic Tournament
4 Player Team Scramble Format
Monday, March 23, 2020
Eldorado Country Club
2604 Country Club Dr., McKinney, TX 75070
Check-In Begins – 12:00 pm
Putting Contest – 1:00 pm
Shotgun Start – 1:30 pm
Awards Dinner – 5:00 pm
Lovejoy is adopting the pictured red and black custom Cascade S helmet as the official LJ Youth Lax helmet. As you can see, the helmet is matte black with red trim, and has a white face mask. It also comes with custom decals including a cut-out Texas Lovejoy logo. The helmet retails at Dick’s or Lacrosse Monkey for $349.00 plus the cost of the custom decals (which cost about $20.00). Team Lax is selling our players this custom helmet for $269.00 and that price includes the custom decals.
We know lacrosse is an expensive sport and many players may not yet need a new helmet. The helmet is completely optional and is NOT mandatory to play for Lovejoy. However, when you purchase a new helmet for your son in the future, we would strongly recommend that you consider purchasing the official LJ helmet as it not only looks great, it is a top of the line helmet, and you can get it for a great price.
You can purchase the helmet directly from Team Lax as they plan to stock a few of these helmets in their store. They currently have some on the way. Team Lax can also order one for you if they run out in the store. Finally, while the Cascade S fits most players (3rd – HS), if you need something a little smaller, there is a Cascade Youth S version available as well.
The mission of the Lovejoy Leopards Lacrosse Program is to introduce, promote, and teach the great game of lacrosse to the youth of the Lovejoy community – 1st grade through High School – in a fun, safe, and sportsmanlike environment. As a young program, we are committed to developing the skills of every child in our program to help them develop into a well-rounded and educated lacrosse player. Our program is dedicated to instilling the values of sportsmanship, teamwork, fair play, a love of the sport of lacrosse, and respect for everyone involved – including teammates, coaches, opponents, and officials. Every child, regardless of initial skill level, will have the opportunity to learn the game and develop individual and teamwork skills.
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