Sleepy Hollow Youth Lacrosse promotes the sport and community of lacrosse throughout the Tarrytowns. Our objective is to provide a challenging and enjoyable athletic experience while developing team work, sportsmanship, fundamental skills and love of
 
 
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Frequently asked questions:

Q:  What size stick should I get for my daughter?
A:  Girls Youth Lacrosse rules allow for a stick length between 35 1/2" and 43 1/4".  All sticks should have a full size women's head and pocket. 

Q:  Are there loaner sticks and goggles available?
A:  We will generally have 4 to 8 sticks and 2 to 4 sets of goggles available for each practice and game.  Our preference is for each girl to bring their own equipment to each game and practice.  Loaner equipment must be returned to the coaches at the end of each practice sesion or game.

Q:  My daughter is in 6th grade and has never played lacrosse, is it too late for her to catch up.
A:  All kids regardless of age and experience are encouraged to come out and play.  Lacrosse is a field sport which combines the stamina of soccer, team work and agility of basketball and hand eye coordination of tennis.  There is a spot on the lacrosse field for kids of all backgrounds and levels of experience.  The fundamental stick skills inherent to playing lacrosse at higher levels will be taught at every age level, yet most children do not fully develop this skill set until their high school years, so it is never too late to begin a youth program.

Q: What season is lacrosse played?
A: Lacrosse is a spring sport which is played principally from March through mid -June.

Q: How are the teams divided?
A: Grades 1-2: Grades 3-4: Grades 5-6: Grades 7-8

Q: When does the Spring season start?
A: Preseason indoor practices will take place on Wednesday nights, beginning March 9th.  We will meet at the Pocantico Hills gym from 6:30pm to 8:00pm.  The regular season will begin in early April, subject to field availability. 

Q: Where do we practice?
A: Indoor practices take place at the Pocantico Hills gymnasium.  When weather permits, outdoor practices will be divided between Pocantico Hills Field, WI lower turf and SH turf.  Outdoor practice dates will be determined based on field availability.

Q: Where are away games for travel?
A: All different locations in Westchester. (See the DIRECTIONS on the website home page.)

Q: How much does the program cost?
A: Generally $150 per player.  Please speak with the coaches if you have any concerns with the costs of the program.

Q: How does our family register?
A:  Download a registration form from this website, fill it out and bring it to the first practice.  Forms will also be available at the first few practices.  Registration will be open through the months of February and March.

Q: What is U.S. Lacrosse?
A: The national governing body of men's and women's lacrosse. All players must be current members of U.S. Lacrosse upon registering for the Sleepy Hollow Youth Lacrosse programs. Their website is: http://www.uslacrosse.org.
                                                           

Q: What are the major differences between Boys and Girls lacrosse?
A: In Boys' lacrosse, body contact is allowed above 4th Grade and checking sticks are allowed. In Girls' lacrosse, no body contact allowed and modified stick checking at the 7th/8th grade level only.

Q: What is the uniform?
A: Shorts/skorts and pinnies.

Q: Where do we get our uniforms?
A: Pinnies are part of the registration price and will be supplied prior to the first game, shorts or skorts should be obtained by the individual, though we will provide one bulk order at the beginning of the season for those who wish to pariticpate.

Q: What equipment do we need?
A: GIRLS EQUIPMENT: Women's Lacrosse Stick, Eye protection and Mouth Guard. Wood and plastic sticks are both fine, cleats.
BOYS EQUIPMENT: Lacrosse Stick, Helmet, Shoulder Pads, Arm Guards, Gloves, Mouth Guard, and Athletic Supporter With Cup.  Rib pads are optional but recommended. Footwear is personal choice; please wear sneakers in the gym, cleats are best on the grass. Please note that hockey helmets are sufficient for the Bantam and developmental programs. We suggest that players avoid sticks that have narrow (“pinched”) heads as these sticks are designed for extremely advanced players.


Q: Where do we get our equipment?
A: From local retailers, sporting good stores or online.  Laur-Lee in Ossining, Modell's in Elmsford, Sport's Authority in White Plains, Lacrosse Unlimited in Mt. Kisco. Also websites, Lax.com, lacrosse.com, lacrossemonkey.com and ebay.