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Frequently Asked Questions

Spring Recreational Program - How much does it cost and are payment plans available?

Girls' Program Costs:

$30 - Annual US Lacrosse membership (required)

$150 - Registration fee (required)

$50 - Uniform purchase fee (required and includes jersey and shorts or skirt - uniforms purchased for the 2020 spring season will be used for the 2021 season as well)

Boys' Program Costs:

$30 - Annual US Lacrosse membership (required)

$150 - Registration fee (required)

$50 - Uniform purchase fee (required and includes jersey and shorts - uniforms purchased for the 2020 spring season will be used for the 2021 season as well)

$50 - Equipment rental (optional) - includes helmet, shoulder/chest pads, elbow pads and gloves

$15 - Fleming Island helmet sticker (optional)

$80 - stick purchase (optional)

Payment plans are available - 25% paid upon registration, remaining payments made on 2/1, 3/1, and 4/1/2020.  A processing fee of $2.50 per payment is charged for the payment plan option. 

Financial Assistance - Player Scholarships

Financial assistance is available if needed.  Please complete the Player Scholarship application below to apply.

Spring Recreational Program - When do practices start and where are practices held?

Practices for the Spring Recreational Program (K-8) begin the last week of January and run through the end of the season (typically the last weekend of April or first weekend of May).  Practices are 2x/week and the days of the week will be selected by the individual team's coach(es).  

Practices will be held at Thunderbolt Park located at 5700 US-17, Fleming Island, FL 32003.  (Located next to the Fleming Island Library).

Spring Recreational Program - When and where are games held?

The youth boys (K-8) and girls (K-2) play in the North Florida Youth Lacrosse League (NFYLL).  Games begin late February and end early May.  Games are played at Julington Creek Plantation Park on Saturdays.

The youth girls (3-8) play in the Northeast Florida Girls Youth Lacrosse League (NEFGYLL).  Games are played at various fields in St. John's County beginning in late February and end late April.  Games are played on Sunday afternoons.  

Where can lacrosse gear and equipment be purchased locally?

Bardown Lacrosse is located in St. John's Town Center at 132 Everest Lane Suite 1, Jacksonville, FL 32259.  Phone number: 603-660-7306.  They have many options for equipment and gear, including "starter packages" for new players.  

What equipment is required for boys?

Boys are required to have a stick, a protective helmet, a mouthpiece (color must be highly visible), gloves, shoulder pads and arm pads.  Protective cups are strongly recommended and often required.  Cleats are preferred but not required.  Many players wear football, lacrosse or soccer cleats.  

If a player has braces, permanent retainers, etc., it may be necessary to have a customized mouth guard made by an orthodontist/dentist.  Please allow 3-4 weeks for this process. 

Fleming Island Lacrosse Club offers boys' equipment rental and reduced cost stick purchase options. 

What equipment is required for girls?

Girls equipment includes a stick (different from the stick used in boys' lacrosse - see more detailed information below), mouthpiece (must be a readily visible color, NOT clear or white) and protective eyewear (must meet ASTM standard F3077).  Cleats are preferred but not required.  Many players wear football, lacrosse or soccer cleats.  

If a player has braces, permanent retainers, etc., it may be necessary to have a customized mouth guard made by an orthodontist/dentist.  Please allow 3-4 weeks for this process. 

Optional Girls' Helmets for K-8:

Fleming Island Lacrosse Club (FILC) is part of the Northeast Florida Girls' Youth Lacrosse League and we are governed by US Lacrosse.  While the Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) has mandated the use of girls helmets in high school, US Lacrosse has not done so for any youth division in the United States.  We are insured by US Lacrosse and follow US Lacrosse rules.  Therefore, FILC will not require K-8 girls to wear helmets.  Helmets are optional and are up to the individual player and their families.  For more information, please visit the link included below regarding women's headgear.

Stick recommendations:

Developmental (K - 2nd) - There is little need to spend a lot of money on a stick in this age bracket.  Color and appeal is the most common reason a player choose a stick while price can be a reason for parents.  A starter set (stick, bag and goggle) is a common option for this bracket.  Starter sets typically cost $70-80.  Some consideration should be given to the weight and shape of a stick.  Is the weight appropriate for the player and is the shape comfortable?  If a stick is too long for a player it can be cut but remember to take into account a player's growth before cutting.

Common sticks:  deBeer Impluse Pro, STX Racy, STX Lilly, Brine Allure, Brine Mizfit, Brine Pixie

Youth (3rd - 4th) - Players in 3rd and 4th will commonly play with the stick used by developmental players.  A stick may have to be replaced if it was cut and the player has outgrown it.  5th grade is a common time for players to move up in stick as they have either grown and need the full length stick or their skills have improved and can benefit from the next level of stick.  The 'next level' in stick can easily be purchased for $60-80.

Common sticks:  deBeer Moxy, deBeer Apex Pro, STX Lotus, Brine Epic, Brine Karma

5th - 8th Grade - 5th or 6th grade is when most players move up in stick as they have either outgrown the stick length or can benefit from the next skill level.  The weight and shaft diameter are likely to increase from those commonly used in the Developmental and Youth bracket.  The strings of sticks in this bracket should be flexible and allow for a pocket to be formed that allows for catching and holding a ball.  For 8th graders it is common for them to upgrade to a stick they will use in high school and may be more defined for a position.  Older players in this bracket begin to recognize which sticks they like better because they allow them to catch, throw or shoot more easily.

Common sticks:  deBeer NV3, deBeer Defy, deBeer Tempest Pro, STX Tilt2, STX XEN, Brine Amonte, Brine Mantra

My daughter wears glasses. Do you have any recommendations for protective eyewear that will fit over the glasses and meet the ASTM F3077 requirements?

Yes, there are a couple of products our players have had good success in wearing over glasses in past seasons:

1.  Bangerz HS-OTG Goggles Protective Eyeguard, Anti-Fog Over the Glasses Safety Goggles for High Impact Sports - Basketball, Lacrosse, Floor Hockey, Racquetball, Crystal Clear with Wide Vision (available on Amazon and other retailers) - These goggles are specifically designed to fit over glasses and offer good visibility to players.  

2.  STX 4Sight Pro Goggles - These goggles are ASTM F3077 approved, however they are not specifically designed to fit over glasses.  These goggles tend to work for some players with small-medium sized glasses' frames but please try them on first to make sure.  

My son wears glasses. Can the glasses be worn under the helmet or are sports goggles preferable?

It can be difficult to wear glasses under the lacrosse helmet in addition to the risk of damage to the glasses or player's eyes if the glasses break.  Prescription sports' goggles are preferred by most players if contact lenses are not an option.  

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