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FAQ's

FAQ's

(Last updated: November 2020)

What equipment does my child need?

Girls need a stick, a mouthguard, goggles, and cleats.  The girls play with a regulation lacrosse stick which can be cut to a comfortable length. Please consult your coach before cutting your stick. All field players must wear a colored mouth guard with no protruding tabs. Girls should wear lacrosse goggles and cleats for play on grass and turf.

 

What is the Kindergarten Little Laxers Program?

Girls in kindergarten will have practice once a week for 1 hour on Sundays (time TBD).  This is a non-competitive clinic. All of the girls will practice at the same time.  There is no uniform to purchase. The clinics begin in late April and go to early June.  Girls only need a stick (no goggles or mouthguards). The cost to play is $100.

 

What is the travel program for girls in Grades 1-8?

Girls are grouped by grade in that the 1st and 2nd graders play U9, the 3rd and 4th graders player U11, 5th and 6th graders play U13, and 7th and 8th graders play U15.   Each town within the Founders league maintains even SKILLED  or BALANCED teams. All coaches are required to play the girls equally (failure to show for multiple practices is an exception to this requirement) and try all positions on the field.  At the U9 and U11 levels, there is a 3-pass rule and teams play 7v7 plus a goalie. At the U13 and U15 levels, the teams play full field with 12v12 including a goalie. At the U9 and U11 levels, girls have 1 practice on a weekday and 1 game on Sundays.  At the U13 and U15 levels, girls have 2 practices per week and 1 game on Sundays.

 

What is the select program for girls in Grades 5-8?

Hopkinton Girls Youth Lacrosse participates in the Founders Select League at the U13 and U15 levels.  This is an excellent opportunity for girls to try-out and experience more competitive play. The season consists of 6 games played on Friday evenings. Players selected, and who choose to participate, MUST also play in the Founders League games on Sundays. Tryouts will be held in either February or March; date and time TBD.   

 

Where do the girls play lacrosse?

Home games and practices take place at the Fruit Street Fields, Emerald Hills Field, and at the HHS Fields.  Away games will be against local Founders League opponents such as Ashland, Holliston, and Northborough-Southborough.

 

NEW for 2021: What is the Founders League insurance fee?

In order to play for HGYL and participate in the Founders League, all girls must purchase the Founders League insurance.  This will replace the US Lacrosse memberships previously purchased for insurance purposes.  

Does my child need a uniform?

All NEW players in Grades 1-8 need to purchase a NEW uniform (jersey and skort).  Kindergarteners do not need uniforms.  Information regarding uniforms from our distributor, Stoller, will be shared in January.  

 

Who coaches the teams?

Hopkinton Girls Youth Lacrosse relies on its parents as volunteer coaches.  No lacrosse experience is required to become a coach. HHS Varsity Coach Katelyn Barry offers coaches clinics during the pre-season to help coaches prepare.  Practice plans are also shared among coaches. If you are interested in coaching, please note this on your child’s registration or reach out to HGYL president Rachel Stevenson (hopkintongirlslax@gmail.com).

 

What league do the Hopkinton Girls Lacrosse teams play in?

The HGYL teams play in the Founder’s League.  The FGLL ’s mission is to promote girls lacrosse in an environment that emphasizes fun while developing skills, teamwork, good sportsmanship and integrity.