Frequently Answered Questions

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Q: When is Lacrosse Season?

Q: What league do we play in?

Q: When do we play our games?

Q: How do the players get to the game(s)?

Q: What is needed to play lacrosse?

Q: Who do I make checks payable to?

Q: Where do I mail my checks to?

Q: What do our fees pay for?

Q: What are my options to pay my fees?

Q: Are Refunds Available?

Q: Where do I find equipment?

Q: What equipment do I need to play lacrosse?

Q: How do I know what equipment size I need?

Answers:

Q: When is Lacrosse Season?

A: Lacrosse is considered a Spring Sport. High School starts

the 2nd week of February  With games starting 

approximately middle  of March and the season

ending around the middle of May.

 

Q: What league do we play in?

A: Currently the Boys High School program (Varsity & J.V.)

play in the Nebraska High School Lacrosse Association

(NELAX) out of Omaha, NE. 

U12 and U14 Play Teams around Central Iowa

 

Q: When do we play our games?

A: Games are normally played on Saturdays and a few

Thursdays & Fridays and maybe 1 or 2 Sundays during the season

and travel approximately 3 times during the season and

play double headers on Saturdays. (we do our best to

avoid Sundays)

 

Q: How do the players get to the game(s)?

A: We currently do not bus. Players can ride with parents,

teammates parents, coaches and board members. We

DO NOT allow players to drive themselves to games

outside the Greater Des Moines Area (Central Iowa).


Q: What is needed to play lacrosse?

A: BOYS: US Lacrosse Membership, Team Fees, League

Fees, Lacrosse Helmet, Lacrosse Shoulder Pads,

Lacrosse Elbow Pads, Lacrosse Gloves, Lacrosse Stick

(a.k.a Cross), Uniform, Mouth Piece (NO White or Clear)

& Cleats (Football or Soccer cleats are legal).

GIRLS: In Ames we do not have Girls Team so they play Boys rules 

Use Info above in Boys section. 


Q: Who do I make checks payable to?

A: Please make checks payable to:

Mid-Iowa Lacrosse Organization Inc


Q: Where do I mail my checks to?

A: Please mail checks to:

Mid-Iowa Lacrosse Organization Inc

Attn. Dian Maxwell

5207 Kansas Drive
.
Ames, IA 50014


Q: What do our fees pay for?

A: US Lacrosse Membership, League Fees, Team Fees

  • US Lacrosse Membership - High School $35/yr. -

    Middle School $25/yr. Includes: Insurance Coverage for 

    all lacrosse related events (Practice, Games,

    Tournaments), Subscription to US Lacrosse Magazine, 

    Discounted Tickets to College and Pro Games among

    other benefits. www.uslacrosse.org/membership.aspx​
  • League Fees - $110/player/yr. (Boys High School Only)

    Fees are paid by players directly to Nebraska High School League in early January. Fees pay for 2

    Officials and a Trainer for every regular season game. 4

    to 5 Officials and a Trainer for year end tournament, 1

    case of game balls for all teams, Concussion Baseline

    Tests for all players in the league. 
  • Team Fees -  High School, U14 & U12 $363

    Fees help pay for Practice & Game Facilities, Goals,

    Game Clocks, Backstop nets, Balls, Website, Storage,

    year end team banquets among other expenses.

 

Q: What are my options to pay my fees?

A: US Lacrosse Membership Fees - Must be payed

online http://www.uslacrosse.org/membership.aspx 

Needed prior to registering with  Ames Lacrosse Club 

League Fees - Fees are paid by players directly to Nebraska High School League in early January

Team Fees - Team Fees are paid during registration.

Options are:

Pay in Full  - Prefered for budgeting

Payment - Installments 1st payment due apone resgistration of $150.

 Last Payment-payment in full due Feb.11th before start of practice.

PAYMENT OPTIONS - Pay Credit Card Online (convience fee added) or Mail Check to

Club Treasurer.

Q: Are Refunds Available?

Refunds are ONLY available for those that sign up in the fall and make the decision not to play before Jan. 1st. After Jan. 1st NO refunds will be allowed for any reason. 

Q: Where do I find equipment?

A: Local -

JT's Slap Shot - 7380 Hickman Road Windsor Heights, 50324

Dicks Sporting Goods - 310 S. Jordan Creek Pkwy. WDM

Online -

Lacrosse Unlimited - www.lacrosseunlimited.com/​

Lacrosse Monkey - www.lacrossemonkey.com/​

Lax.com: www.lax.comhttp

Lax World: www.laxworld.com/  

Lacrosse: http://www.lacrosse.com/

ComLax: www.comlax.com/  

TotalLacross: www.totallacrosse.com/

Cradlebaby Lacrosse training tool: //www.laxcb.com/


Q: What equipment do I need to play lacrosse?

A: BOYS

Lacrosse Helmet - $215 Must be purchased from JT's Slap Shot - 7380 Hickman Road Windsor Heights, 50324

($75-$85 savings from buying for other retailers)

Helmet Throat Guard - Goalies ONLY

Lacrosse Shoulder Pads - Player responsible to buy

Goalie Chest Guard - Goalies ONLY 

Lacrosse Elbow Pads - Player responsible to buy

Lacrosse Gloves - Player responsible to buy (Should be

Orange, Black or Black and Orange)

Cleats - Lacrosse cleats (Football & Soccer are legal)

Lacrosse Stick (Cross) - Player responsible to buy

recommended to have 2, prices range from $40 to $400

Mouth Piece - No White or Clear



Q: How do I know what equipment size I need?

A: Sizing Chart
 

Equipment Sizing Chart

Age

Height

Weight

Gloves

Arm Pads

Shoulder Pads

4 to 5

Under 3'6"

Under 60 lbs.

6"

XXS

XXS

5 to 6

3'6" to 4'2"

60 to 75 lbs.

8"

XS

XS

7 to 9

4'2" to 4'6"

75 to 90 lbs.

10"

Small

Small

10 to 14

4'6" to 5'6"

90 to 130 lbs.

12"

Medium

Medium

15 +

5'6" to 5'10"

130 to 180 lbs

13"

Large

Large

 

Over 5'10"

180 + lbs

13" +

XL

XL

 

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