Lacrosse is played in both the fall (late August - early November) and spring (mid January - early May).
Lacrosse is not currently a UIL sport, however, that is subject to change as it continues it’s rapid growth in Texas.
A wealth of information about lacrosse can be found on the USA Lacrosse website such as the basics of the game, the rules, the equipment required, safety, etc. Please be sure to take a look if you are new to the sport.
We follow the TGYLL (Texas Girls Youth Lacrosse League) and TGHSLL (Texas Girls High School Lacrosse League) eligibility ByLaws. Girls play based on where they feed into high school. If their ISD does not have a lacrosse program, then they are eligible to play for the next closest program which is determined by the distance from their home address to the high school affiliated with a program.
Girls who live in the Lucas/Fairview area and either attend Lovejoy ISD or are home schooled are eligible to play with Lovejoy Lacrosse Club. Girls that live in the surrounding areas of Wylie, Murphy, St. Paul and Princeton are also eligible to play, as long as their home residence is not zoned to Rockwall ISD or Plano ISD.
Please contact the appropriate Girls Team Level Board VP with any eligibility questions.
Spring 2024 registration is OPEN!
After registering, you will receive a welcome email indicating what your athlete’s uniform number will be. (When assigning uniform numbers, we take into consideration the number preference noted on the registration form, however, if the number is already being utilized by another athlete, we will work with you to determine a new one.)
ALL girls will need the following: Girls lacrosse stick, Girls lacrosse goggles, a mouth guard (it must completely fit in the mouth) and lacrosse cleats (soccer cleats are okay for the K/2 and 3/4 athletes lacrosse cleats are preferred for older athletes). Optional equipment - Girls lacrosse helmet.
Goalies: If your athlete is interested in the goalie position, we do have equipment they can borrow until making a firm decision regarding the position.
Equipment is not provided for by the Club. Each family is responsible for obtaining the necessary items. Potential sources for these items: TeamLax, Lacrosse Unlimited, MonkeySports, Dick’s Sporting Goods, SportsStop.com, SideLineSwap.com, etc.
Please see the USA Lacrosse Equipment Page for more information. Please be sure to obtain a GIRLS lacrosse stick, they are different in several ways from the sticks boys use.
Spring 2024 GIRLS COACHES
K/2 Team: TBD
3/4 Team: Lyla Morrow / Claire Diaz / Ella Weston
5/6 Team: Peter van der Ziel (Head Coach)
7/8 Team: Brittany Hancock (Head Coach)
High School Team: Brittany Hancock (Head Coach) and Peter van der Ziel (Asst Coach)
SPRING 2024 SEASON
Youth Teams: Two (2) times/week (Tuesdays & Thursdays)
High School Team: Four (4) times/week (Monday - Thursday)
Location: WSMS (Willow Springs Middle School), Lucas, TX.
Similar to the fall season, games and tournaments are played at various locations around North Texas (Mckinney, Frisco, Coppell, Rockwall, etc.) and also at our main practice location, Willow Springs.
Youth Teams: Generally 7-10 games are scheduled per team.
High School Team: Games are played with each of the programs in our North District league division (D2) and, if possible, games with programs outside our league division/district. At the Coaches' choosing, we may participate in one or two early season tournaments. Some tournaments may require travel (within Texas), families will be notified in advance of those decisions.
Spring Season Dress Code
PRACTICES - ALL Girls’ team levels are expected to wear a practice pinnie & black shorts/leggings.
GAMES/TOURNAMENTS - ALL players are expected to wear their Lovejoy Leopards Lacrosse Club UNIFORMS.
Youth Team Uniforms: Consist of a pinnie and a skirt. Ordering is handled by the Girls Program Youth Board VP. Families will be notified via email regarding ordering. There is a separate uniform fee ($65 for full uniform).
High School Team Uniforms: Consist of two (2) shirts (one for home and one for away games), one (1) skirt and a shooting shirt. There is a separate uniform fee ($90).
SportsEngine, same app through which registration occurs, will still be our main form of communication. This app allows everyone to see their team rosters and the team schedules.
Please be sure to download the SportsEngine app to your mobile device.
Availability: Please be sure to RSVP in SportsEngine with your player’s availability for each practice and more importantly, for each game/tournament. The Coaches need this information for planning rosters.
BOARD VP CONTACTS
Girls Youth Teams: Farabe Algor (email@example.com)
Girls High School Team: Deb Sheridan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Be sure to follow Lovejoy Leopards Lacrosse on Instagram (@lovejoy_leopards_lax) and Facebook (Lovejoy Leopards Lacrosse).