You’ve Got Questions - We’ve Got Answers
Welcome to the TEAM Lacrosse Academy Help Center. We have pulled some of the most frequently asked questions from our customers and compiled them all into one place. Chances are you’ve got the same questions that were on someone else’s mind. Should you have any other questions that we may have missed, don’t hesitate to reach out.
What’s a US Lacrosse Number?
You need a valid US Lacrosse number in order to play lacrosse for most events you participate in. This is mandatory for our TEAM club programs, and is needed by the first day of practice. It is only a $35 annual membership for high school players (under the player or parent tab, you will see the membership option). You can find more about your member benefits through US Lacrosse here. Please contact USL if you have any questions about registering for a membership at 410-235-6882 ext. 102.
My daughter is new to the sport. What do I need to know?
Girls lacrosse is very different from boys, we even wear different gear.
Each girl will need a girl's stick, goggles and a mouth guard.
The mouth guard cannot be white, clear, or have a strap and make sure to mold it before you come to practice.
See here for an example of what your daughter will need: https://www.lax.com/stories/lax-video/youth-girls-lacrosse-checklist-for-parents/
You can always check out Play It Again Sports to see if they have any sticks or goggles in good condition, or any sporting goods store like Dicks Sporting Goods (or order online).
You will need to bring running shoes and cleats to every practice. You will need cleats because they give better grip especially when it’s rainy or muddy; they can be soccer, lacrosse or football cleats.
To understand the game better, we recommend you watch a couple videos on YouTube. It’s also helpful to watch a lacrosse game to see what it looks like. Here is the link to a great game from a few years ago: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LkG0z0vpGqM
Defense how to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vz5hdrna4IE
Offense/Attack how to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmLeG_jzDfg
We welcome and encourage beginners to start in with a few private lessons or in one of our Recreation programs. This ensures that they have the most basic skills mastered and build up their confidence to participate in other programs. We also provide equipment so you don’t have to go out and buy everything before knowing if your daughter is serious about continuing with the sport (that we know she will love)!
What are your 1-on-1 training sessions like?
Private training is scheduled in one hour increments. Parents/players can discuss with their private coach what it is that they would like to work on. Coaches will also make recommendations and teach skills and drills that athletes can then practice and do on their own in order to continue improving! Email us for our private and small group rates!
What's the difference between Recreation and Travel?
Our recreation programs consist of practice-like development sessions 1-2 times per week. Participants will then be able to play in 1-2 playdays offered during the season.
Travel is typically for more advanced players who want the whole package! Travel includes practice 2-3 times per week, playdays, travel tournaments, gear packages, uniform, film sessions, coach’s evaluations, and more!
What's the Select team? How do I get invited?
Our Select team is our elite HS team dedicated to the recruitment of its members to play at the collegiate level. Personal invites are sent to girls at the beginning of each season, although we do reserve a few spots for girls who are interested in trying out. If you’re serious about playing at the next level, please reach out to us directly.
I'm interested in playing in college, where do I start?
Interested in playing in college? Set up a complimentary coaching call with one of our recruiting advisors to discuss your collegiate future! In this call we will map out a personalized game plan for you and your family to ultimately help you achieve your goal of playing college lacrosse at a school that's a good fit for you both academically and athletically!