Reminder! Please pay your balance if you've not already done so. Thank you.
Parent Meeting Thursday Feb 21 at 6:15pm.
Away games typically start bright and early in the morning and will take most of the day. These are FUN events (the girls get a lot of playing time/usually at least 3+ games) however road trips require planning and dedication from players and parents. If we make the 2+ hour trip only to find out the last minute that we don't have enough players, we must scramble to try to make it work and the kids who make the tournament don't get as many breaks as they should. Please add these dates to your calendar now. We need everyone to be there. We will share the times of the events as soon as we are able to. Please disregard the dates/times on the registration page, the following dates are correct.
APRIL 14- 12U/14U, home field (ESC)
APRIL 28- 10U/12U/14U, home field (ESC)
MAY 5- 10U/12U/14U at St. Joseph MI
MAY 11- 12U/14U at Okemos MI
MAY 19- 12U/14U at Indianapolis, State Tournament
We hope your girls have been enjoying practice! Before we know it we'll be moving outside! WooHoo!!!
Sign Up for Penn Youth Girls Lacrosse Spring Season
Registration is now open for the Penn Youth Girls Lacrosse 2019 spring season!
Our youth team is open to all girls living within the PHM district, as well as girls who attend other school systems that do not offer lacrosse. Whether you are new to the sport or are an experienced player, we would love to have you join our LAX family! Click on the big, red "Register Now" button in the upper, right corner to get more details on practices, tournaments, fees, etc. and to start the registration process.
Did you know that we now have a PYGLAX Parent FB Group? This is a great place to ask other parents questions, share your wisdom with rookie parents, coordinate ride share & tailgates and post those awesome pictures! This group is only for parents of current players. If you haven't already joined, check it out at https://www.facebook.com/groups/176385903019627/
*Group privacy is set at closed. General public can see the group name and member list but only approved members can see posts and pictures.
Invest in the correct equipment for your player: A girl's lacrosse stick is much different than a boy's stick. Please be sure you have the correct one. A boy's lacrosse stick has a pocket to catch the ball and carry it. In comparison, a girl's stick is a tight net designed to move, pass or hit the ball instead of carrying it over a distance.
There are two styles of girl's lacrosse stick, goalie and field. The league will provide all goalies with goalie sticks but all players, including goalies, are required to have their own field stick.
You do not need to invest in a new or expensive stick, just be sure to get the right type and length. A stick should measure at least the length of a players arm, not including the head. At the beginning of Spring Season, we will take a look at sticks and make recommendations for any alternations neccesary such as shortening, butt replacement, restringing.
Protective eyewear is also required. Some older models are no longer allowed so please be aware of the info below when purchasing used equipment. Players may also want to have all black fitted garment to wear under their uniform for cold season play along with fitted athletic gloves. Some girls will bring warm gear to layer over their uniform for on the sidelines. We play sun or snow!
Please reach out to if purchasing a stick or goggles is a financial burden, she will assist you.
Below are US LAX standards. Feel free to reach out to a coach should you have any questions.
The crosse (lacrosse stick) is made of wood, laminated wood, or synthetic material, with a shaped net pocket at the end. A girl's crosse must be an overall length of 35.5 - 43.25 inches. The head of the crosse must be seven to nine inches wide. The top of the ball when dropped in the pocket must remain above the side walls.* The goalkeeper's crosse may be 35.5- 48 inches long. The head of the crosse may be mesh and up to 12 inches wide.
* Modified Pocket allowed in girls' youth rules at 10U and below.
For 10U and above, the game ball must be yellow, lime green, or orange, and made of solid rubber, smooth without dimples. All lacrosse balls must meet NOCSAE (National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment) standards and include the words "Meets NOCSAE Standard".
All players must wear mouthguards that fully cover the teeth. The mouthpiece shall be of a readily visible color other than clear or white and must not have graphics of white teeth. The shall be no protruding tabs for field players.
All field players must properly wear protection that meets ASTM standard F3077 for women's adult/youth lacrosse for the appropriate level of play.
Close-fitting gloves and headgear that meets ASTM standard F3137 are optional and may be worn by all players.