Frequently Asked Questions
Q. HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO PLAY FOR RMSLC?
- The club registration fee for Spring 2022 was Boys - $340, Girls - $320
- USA Lacrosse Membership is required to be current- $30 annually
- New Storm Uniform (Shorts, Jersey, Shooter Shirt): Approximately $80-100 (required)
- All boys must provide their own equipment including helmet/pads, lacrosse stick, cleats & mouth guard
Girls equipment consists of a stick (different than boys), goggles, cleats, mouth guard, gloves are optional
- Lacrosse sticks range in price from $50 to $150
- RMSLC provides practice pinnie
Q. WHAT DO MY FEES COVER?
- RMSLC is a volunteer organization, so registration fees go toward operating costs: league fees, practice & game field rental, field lining, coaches equipment, practice pennies, goals and other administrative costs.
Q. WHAT EQUIPMENT DO I NEED TO PLAY LACROSSE?
- Boys are required to wear: NOCSAE approved lacrosse helmet, shoulder pads, arm pads, lacrosse gloves, mouth guard (not clear), athletic cup, cleats) Boys Stick is required. Goalie equipment will be provided by the club.
- Girls are required to wear: mouth guard (not clear), cleats and approved lacrosse eye guards. Girls Stick is required. Women’s lacrosse gloves are optional and the club will provide protective gear for goalies.
Q. DO PLAYERS NEED PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE TO PLAY FOR THE STORM?
- No. Rocky Mountain Storm is a developmental club. Our goal is to field teams at every level of competition at every grade. We accept players regardless of experience at every grade level, 1st grade thru 8th grade.
Q. WHEN DOES THE SEASON START AND END?
- Practices typically start end of February, depending upon weather conditions and coaches schedules. Games may start as soon as mid-March or beginning of April. Leagues try to avoid games during Spring Break, depending upon school district.
- The season ends middle of May, usually with a season ending tournament hosted by our league, AYL.
Q. HOW OFTEN ARE PRACTICES AND GAMES?
- Typically the younger grades (1-4) practice 2x per week. The older grades (5-8) practice 3x per week. In some cases this will depend upon the coach and weather conditions. Scheduled games usually take place on Saturdays with some Sundays.
Q. WHERE ARE THE PRACTICE FIELDS?
- Practice fields may vary slightly from year to year. We typically have field space at: Long Lake, Fairmont Park, Maple Grove Park, Tanglewood Park, Drake Middle, and Ralston Park (Arvada West HS). RMSLC is continually looking for more field space through the parks & rec. districts and Jeffco schools.
- Teams will be assigned a practice field(s) in mid to late February by the club and coaches.
Q. HOW ARE TEAMS PUT TOGETHER?
- Boys teams are put together by the RMSLC Board, using guidelines set up by the club and the leagues. Younger ages (1st Grade-3rd Grade) are usually assigned by the Board, with input from coaches. Teams for older players (4th Grade/U10-8th Grade/U15), will have player evaluation days in January and February. Red Level (top skill level) tryouts are usually in the fall. Impartial evaluators will assess each player’s skill level, athletic ability and attitude. This determines what level of league competition the player & team may be eligible to play.
- Girls teams will be assigned based on grade and experience.
Q. ARE THERE DIFFERENT LEVELS OF COMPETITION FOR YOUTH LACROSSE?
- RMSLC is a member of the Arapahoe Youth League (AYL) for boys and girls. The AYL has several levels of competition, based on skill level and experience. For boys, Blue (recreational/beginner), White (intermediate) and Red (most experienced) Divisions for girls has 3 levels, Bronze (beginner), Silver (intermediate) and Gold (most experienced).
Q. ARE TEAMS BASED ON AGE OR GRADE?
- The AYL is grade based. No player in high school (beyond 8th grade) can play youth lacrosse, regardless of age.
Q. WHAT GEOGRAPHICAL AREA DOES RMSLC COVER?
- RMSLC primarily serves north Lakewood, Golden, Wheat Ridge, Arvada and Westminster.
Q. WHERE WILL GAMES BE LOCATED?
- The Storm currently play homes games at Long Lake (boys) and Maple Grove (girls). There are serveral youth lacrosse clubs along the Front Range from Castle Rock to Fort Collins that we could play our away games.
Q. WHAT HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAMS DO YOU FEED INTO?
- Ralston Valley HS (boys and girls), Golden HS (boys and girls), Lakewood HS (boys), Green Mountain HS (boys and girls).
We can provide contacts for each program.
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