Youth

Welcome to the Jordan Lacrosse Youth Program:
Lacrosse, considered to be America’s first sport, was born of the North American Indian, christened by the French, and adapted and raised by the Canadians. Modern lacrosse has been embraced by athletes and enthusiasts of the United States and the British Commonwealth for over a century.
The sport of lacrosse is a combination of basketball, soccer and hockey. Anyone can play lacrosse — the big or the small. The game requires and rewards coordination and agility, not brawn. Quickness and speed are two highly prized qualities in lacrosse. (US Lacrosse Association Website)
To read more of this article and see a video introducing lacrosse to new players go to this link: http://www.uslacrosse.org/the_sport/index.phtml
Step #1: Registration:
Register your child for the spring season from February 1-March 27. Follow this link to the Utah Lacrosse Association website. Scroll down and find your child’s age group and complete the registration.
Boys League Names:
Junior 7-8 grade
Thunder 5-6 grade
Lightning 3-4 grade
Storm 1-2 grade
Girls league names:
Junior 7-8 grade
Thunder 4-6 grade
Lightning 2-3 grade
During this registration you will see the link to the US lacrosse association. Your child must be a member of the US Lacrosse association in order to complete the registration.
Step #2: Equipment:
Girls and boys lacrosse are different games and require different equipment.
Girls:
Girl lacrosse players will need eye protection and a stick because there is no body contact allowed. Also, it is a good idea to wear cleats, but it is not required. The eye protection can be rented anytime at the Utah Lacrosse Association (check their website for hours of operation, they are not always open).
Boys:
The boys do allow contact, it is gradual and the young boys have very little contact. However, boys lacrosse requires more safety gear. Each player will need: helmet, mouth guard, shoulder pads, arm pads/elbow pads, gloves, cleats. You do not need to purchase new cleats if you have football or soccer cleats. Some baseball cleats are also legal, but most are not. (no metal “spikes”)
Renting equipment: The safety gear (not sticks) can be rented at the Utah Lacrosse Association on March 7th & 14th for $55. They have run out every year and we encourage you to show up early and wait in line. This is a great option for parents who want to see if a child will like the sport before they invest in safety equipment. You can check with ULA after these dates for equipment availability at 801-590-9950.
New Equipment: If you want to purchase equipment we have a lacrosse store in our area called Tribal West and one not far away call Storm Lacrosse. Also, don’t forget the sports stores like Sport Authority and Big 5.Don’t forget to look on KSL and check Play-it-Again-Sam for used equipment.
Step #3: Team Fees:
We are required to wear pinnies for games, but this year we are going to have the boys wearing shooter shirts and shorts that are maroon so we look like a team. So, the team fee of $50.00 includes the cost of a shooter shirt and shorts for each child, plus the purchasing of equipment, end of year party and costs to run the program. Please pay your team fees here and make sure you indicate your child’s size. Please have your team fees paid before April 1st.
Create a login on this site at the following: http://www.jordanlacrosse.org/cart/index.php?route=account/login
Then add a player to cart by scrolling down clicking the plus sign: http://www.jordanlacrosse.org/cart/index.php?route=product/category&path=42
We are looking forward to a great year. If you have any questions please contact anyone on our youth committee:
Jordan Youth Committee
JLO Youth Boys Representative: Natalie Parker natalie.laxmom@gmail.com
JLO Youth Girls Representative: Matt Kenning mkenning@ifreedomdirect.com

Gear Committee Chair:
Parent Rep/Table Training Mgr. Laura Morrison
Recruiting Committee Chair:
REMINDER IMPORTANT EVENTS
Player Registration Begins Feb 1st to March 27th
Gear Rental through ULA
(Be there early equipment goes quickly)
First time players ONLY)
Practices can start March 16th
Coaches will contact their players
Games will begin April 18th