Can someone that has never played lacrosse register for a team?
VC Vikings Youth Lacrosse welcomes new players each season and urges everyone to come out and give lacrosse a try. We take new players and work very closely with them to ensure that they learn the skills necessary to be successful. Once you start playing, you'll be hooked!
When are practices?
Outdoor practices begin in mid/end of March, weather permitting. There are generally two or more practices a week. The days are determined by the coach for each team. During the winter, we have optional winter workouts to prepare for the upcoming season. Details about these workouts are sent to registered members via email.
When are games played?
Our spring season begins in April. You will typically have one weekend game on either Saturday or Sunday and one weeknight game each week.
Where are games played?
Home games are played at Bradley Park in Walden, NY. Away games are played near and around Orange County.
What equipment is needed to play lacrosse?
Boys: Helmet, Shoulder Pads, Arm Pads, Gloves, Stick, Cup, Mouthguard and Cleats
Girls: Stick, Goggles, Mouthguard and Cleats
Where can I purchase lacrosse equipment?
There are local sports stores in the area as well as Dicks Sporting Goods and Modells. There are also online websites like lax.com, lacrossemonkey.com, and sportstop.com.
Why does my child have to be a member of US Lacrosse?
US Lacrosse is the governing body of the sport of lacrosse. Without US Lacrosse membership, your child would not have insurance coverage needed to participate in lacrosse activities required by VC Vikings Youth Lacrosse and the school disctricts to use their fields. The US Lacrosse membership fee covers a full year of lacrosse. This fee includes membership, insurance, and a subscription to the the organization's magazine.
I have a current US Lacrosse number, but I am still being asked to renew. Why?
US Lacrosse numbers have to remain valid for the entire duration of our season. For example, if your US Lax # expires in March, since our season ends in June, you will be prompted to renew your membership with US Lacrosse.
Registration is closed, I have entered my child on the waitlist, now what?:
The waitlist is a first come, first serve method of keeping track of players who are interested in a closed or filled program. Once registration is closed, our coaches will determine how many teams we can accommodate at each age level and try to fit in as many players as possible. We will notify all waitlisted players if we are OR are not able to welcome them into our program. While we regret having to turn away interested players, we simply cannot keep up with the growing demand while still providing a quality program.
Helpful Hints for Registration:
- Register as early as possible.
- Have your player's US Lacrosse number handy, in case you need to renew.
- Be sure to include a phone number where you can receive texts or an email address you use regularly. This is where we will send important event reminders as well as notification of cancelations and schedule changes.
- Please make sure your registration is paid and complete. Once it is, you will receive a confirmation email. Incomplete registrations may not be considered for placement on a team.
Regular Season - A full refund of program fees shall be granted if requested no later than March 1st. A 50% refund shall be granted if requested after March 1st, but prior to the first practice of the season.
VC Vikings Youth Lacrosse will not issue any refunds after the start of practice and/or instruction sessions. Registration refunds are subject to a $15 processing fee. Cancellations must be received in writing via e-mail (
). Only VC Vikings Youth Lacrosse fees will be refunded. U.S. Lacrosse membership fees and any fees associated with online registration through LeagueAthletics.com will not be refunded. In addition, injuries are a part of all sports at any level and are not considered as a reason for a refund, except within the dates and for the amounts shown in the guidelines above.