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Gorham Youth Lacrosse

Frequently Asked Questions - General

How do I download and navigate the Dick's TSHQ app?
Click on the Support button on at the bottom left corner from any page on our website and search for "How do I download the Dick's TSHQ app". A list of results will be provided. Select Dick's Team Sports Headquarters App Guide. This will give you all the information you need regarding downloading and using the app.
How do I register my son or daughter?

We have gone to an online registration process from our web site.  Go to the Registration tab on our website.

Do I have to register on line?

Yes

When does the season start and end?

Our season is very weather dependent based on getting rid of all the snow from our fields and time for the fields to dry out as well.  Once the fields are released to us from the Gorham Parks and Recreation Department, we can begin our season.  Typically, this happens near the first or second week of April.  Our season is a quick one and ends at about the same time as school lets out for the summer.

How much does it cost to play?

The cost to play lacrosse varies significantly from year to year, depending on your child's equipment needs(which is not provided by our organization).  Boys lacrosse is more expensive because they require a lot more equipment based on the nature of it being a contact sport.   It is mandatory that all players are registered with US Lacrosse for insurance and liability purposes.  The cost per youth for a US Lacrosse membership is $30.00 per year.  The registration cost for Gorham Youth Lacrosse Association is $175.00 for players in grades 3rd/4th/5th/6th.  K/1st/2nd Graders registration cost is $60.00.  All players will be issued a reversible practice pinnie with their registration fee and issued at the first practice.  Uniforms for grades 3rd-6th are issued and collected at the end of the season.

Why do I have to register my child with Us Lacrosse?

US Lacrosse registration is mandatory for our program and many others across the nation as it provides many benefits to the player, coach, and organization as a whole.  It has always been a part of the registration expense ($30.00).  For more information, go to the US Lacrosse web site. US Lacrosse Membership Benefits

Where does my registration fee go?

As you can imagine, it's quite expensive to run a youth athletics organization.  There a multitude of associated expenses.  The following are examples of the many costs associated with our program:  Annual Website & Domain Name expenses, Game and Scrimmage Referees/Officials, Annual Field Maintenance Dues, Tournaments at all levels for boys and girls, coaching equipment, goalie equipment, practice and game balls, Lacrosse nets and goals(and maintenance), Banking Fees, Field Paint, practice pinnies, field cones, porta-potties at different field locations, etc.  There are others for sure!

Is there a discount if I'm registering more than one child?

No

Do I have to buy a uniform?

All players will be issued a reversible practice pinnie with their registration fee and issued at the first practice.  Uniforms for grades 3rd-6th are issued at the start of the season and collected at the end of the season. No uniforms for K/1/2

How can I get involved?

We need more parents involved!  We have several vacant board positions and we're always in search of more coaches and team administrators.  Please contact any Board Member or Coach to find out more.

Are Board Meetings Open or Restricted to just Board members?

All Gorham Youth Lacrosse Meetings are not just Board Meetings, but open to all coaches and parents as well.  Your input and attendance is valuable and welcomed.  We meet monthly at Gorham Middle School and begin at 7:00 PM.  We meet in the library down the hall to the left when you enter through the main entrance.

What level will my son/daughter play at?

We have 3 different "Divisions" that both the boys and girls play within based on their grade in school.  K/1st/2nd, 3rd/4th, and 5th/6th. 

What days do we practice?

Our practice schedule changes yearly dependent upon coaching availability

K/1st/2nd grade boys and girls will practice on Tuesday nights each week from 5:00 PM-6:00 PM at The Multipurpse fields across the street from Gorham Middle School and have scrimmages and games scheduled for Saturdays throughout the season(if other teams are available).  Some Sundays are required for making up games lost due to weather.

3rd/4th grade boys and girls will practice on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 PM-7:00 PM(daylight dependent) at The Multipurpse fields across the street from Gorham Middle School.  Tuesdays will be skills night for the division where all kids practice together.  Thursdays will be team practices.  Teams will be created through a draft process by the coaches after a few practices so that coaches can perform informal evaluations throughout those first few practices.  Games are typically Saturday mornings and into the afternoon.  Some Sundays are required for making up games lost due to weather.

5th/6th grade boys and girls will practice on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00 PM-7:30 PM(daylight dependent) at the Multipurpose fields across the street from Gorham Middle School.  Tuesdays will be skills night for the division where all kids practice together.  Thursdays will be team practices.  Teams will be created through a draft process by the coaches after a few practices so that coaches can perform informal evaluations throughout those first few practices.  Games are typically Saturday mornings and into the afternoon.  Some Sundays are required for making up games lost due to weather.

What equipment does my son need to play lacrosse?

Mandatory Boys Lacrosse Equipment:  Lacrosse Stick, Mouthpiece, Lacrosse Helmet, Shoulder Pads, Elbow Pads, Gloves, Protective Cup, and Cleats.

What equipment does my daughter need to play lacrosse?

Mandatory Girls Lacrosse Equipment:  Lacrosse Stick, Mouthpiece, Lacrosse Goggles, and Cleats.

What about goalies and goalie equipment?

Typically, goalie specialization does not begin until middle school.  All of our youth teams that use goalies are provided with the necessary goalie equipment and players voluntarily rotate from game to game to experience what it's like to play the goalie position.

How can I remove my account from receiving GYLA email notifications?

You have two options to stop receiving notifications.

1. Log onto your SportsNgin account and click on the down arrow next to your login name and select Account Settings. Once there you can remove your email from organizations you no longer want to receive emails from by unchecking the selected email address. If you are unable to see the emails associated with the program you do not want to be part of, then click on the Show Profiles option next to the organization. You'll then be able to uncheck emails causing you to receive notifications.

2. Log onto your SportsNgin account and click on the down arrow next to your login name and select My Profile. Once there you can click on the "X" next to the organization you wish to leave under the Site Memberships heading. This will remove you from the GYLA email distribution list.