Girls Lacrosse

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Knox Youth Sports Girl’s Lacrosse is an at-large middle and elementary school program for girls that do not have lacrosse at their schools for their age groups. It appeals to girls from all sports backgrounds and their families. It’s fun to watch and even more fun to play. Current participants have played and continue to play basketball, soccer, volleyball, swimming, track, dance, tumbling, cross country, and a host of other sports. We are very blessed that the girls really seem to enjoy playing with each other, treat each other very well, and that there are so many enthusiastic families. Girls tend to get comfortable with each other quickly in our program.

Any girl who wants to try lacrosse for the first time is welcome to up to 2 free practices to see if she likes the sport before committing.

Coaches in both age groups are very enthusiastic and love the game. They are all volunteers and most have children playing on our teams. Coaches have played before at various levels, attend conventions/clinics, and have certifications up to Level 2 US Lacrosse Coaching Certification. All our coaches have the same goals for the girls; fun, safety, sportsmanship, skill development, personal responsibility, and long term involvement.

Girls will leave the KYS program able to play the game and taught how to play it right. Most girls end up sticking with it into high school. If girls come to practice, they will play in games. Parent participation is very welcome.

Schools represented in the program recently included: A.L. Lotts, Alcoa, Bearden Middle, Bluegrass ES, CAK, Cedar Bluff (MS & ES), Concord Christian, Copper Ridge, Hardin Valley MS, Home School, Karns, Nature’s Way Montessori, Northshore, Rocky Hill, Sacred Heart, Saint John Neumann, Sequoyah, Webb, &West Valley. We would love to add more.

Girls Elementary School Lacrosse:

  • (K-4th grade) $125 per season. Practices will be held at Lakeshore Park. Some games may be held nearby in other parks.
  • Spring: March-Early May. Practice is from 6:15-7:15 on Mondays and Thursdays
  • Fall: The fall season begins in September and runs through October. Practices will be Tuesdays and Thursdays 6-7PM
  • Each season includes 10+ practices and fun games inter-squad and against other clubs. Fee includes jerseys and team equipment.

Girls Middle School Lacrosse:

  • (5th-8th grade) Practices will be held at Lakeshore Park on Lyons View Pike.
  • Spring: $215 Season is January 21-May 4. Practices will be Mondays and Thursdays 6:15-7:45pm. We will practice Saturday mornings in January and February mostly at Lakeshore but a few will be at St. John Neumann or Tarleton Park off Sutherland from 9-11. In mid-March we’ll continue practicing 2 nights a week, and have home and away games on Saturdays. We'll have 10+ games, many in multi-game play days. Spring games will include some day trip travel. We play games against public and private school programs.
  • Fees includes uniforms, officials for games, field rentals, and team equipment.
  • Fall: $175 Season begins in late August and runs through October. There may be some practices held at other locations. Fall season will be from August-October (possibly the 1st week in November). Practices will be Tuesdays & Thursdays from 6-7:30. There will be games against local teams. Fees include jerseys, referee fees, team

Equipment

  • Stick: (be sure it's specifically a girl’s version which is quite different from boys). Please reach out to us before buying one and we will be happy to guide you to the right stick for your little one, often for less.
  • Goggles or Sports Glasses: to protect eyes, MUST be SEI certified ASTM F3077 (it will say it on the goggles). Women’s helmets are an option for girls now instead of goggles. Cascade and Hummingbird are the only approved providers.
  • Mouth Guard (must be colored, not clear, any color will do).
    Cleats. Optional but recommended: There are Lacrosse cleats but soccer cleats are fine and that’s what most girls wear.
  • Gloves: Optional and not protective: very few girls wear them outside of cold weather protection.
    Gloves are optional and not protective (more for cold weather—most girls prefer not to wear them). We have some loaner gear for new girls to borrow to start/try it out except for mouthpieces.

For more info and/or advice on any of the above, feel free to ask the coach - Clay Aalders (claykyslax@gmail.com)