Youth Community Lacrosse for Walnut Creek, Martinez, Concord, Pleasant Hill and Clayton.

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Clayton - Concord - Martinez - Pleasant Hill - Walnut Creek

Club Philosophy:
Walnut Creek Warrior Lacrosse Club is both an instructional and competitive program aimed at introducing boys and girls to the exciting and fun game of lacrosse. As an instructional program, emphasis will be on learning stick skills, game fundamentals, honoring the game and most of all, having fun.  We are a member of the NCJLA where we will play other club teams of similar skill level to that of your son's or daughter's level.

 

When does the spring Lacrosse season start?
The Spring season begins at the end of February or the beginning of March depending upon the age group. Our annual kick off meeting will be at Seven Hills School in Walnut Creek on Saturday, January 6, 2018. Time TBA. 
Preseason begins January. Regular season begins mid March and runs through May. Post season is mid May to weekend following Memorial day.
Schedules will be made available on this website.

 

Age Breakdown For Teams  -  2018 Spring Season

 

Bracket

Birth Date Cut Off

Birth Date Range

14U

Born on or after 9/1/2003

9/1/2003 - 8/31/2005

12U

Born on or after 9/1/2005

9/1/2005 - 8/31/2007

10U

Born on or after 9/1/2007

9/1/2007 - 8/31/2009

8U

Born on or after 9/1/2009

9/1/2009 - 8/31/2011

 

Young Warriors

 

Born on or after 9/1/2011

9/1/2011 – 3/31/2013

 

 

We do not offer JV or Varsity club teams and can accept high school students that meet the 14U age criteria unless their school does not offer a lacrosse program.  A special petition must be filed and approved by the league for 14U that meet this requirement.  Please contact Director@WalnutCreekLacrosse.com prior to registration.


Girls & Boys Divisions:
14U - Girls and Boys 
12U - Girls and Boys
10U - Girls and Boys
8U -  Girls and Boys

Young Warriors ages 4.5-6


What is the Young Warriors Program?

This is a non-competitive, co-ed program for children under 7 years old.  The program is designed to introduce fundamental lacrosse skills, such as stick skills, through fun activities.   The program runs usually during fall and spring sessions and is designed as a drop in series.  Bean balls are used - full gear is not required.  Lacrosse sticks can be loaned out for use, participants are encouraged to purchase their own.    The program runs both concurrently with the spring season as well as off season activities.  Please add yourself to our mailing list or check our homepage to be notified when a new session is scheduled.  


How much does it cost to play?
Registration Fees for the 2018 Season are below:  

Registration Cost for Boys during the 2018 Season was as follows. 
14U, 12U, BOYS $475.00 - Includes the following: NCJLA fees, field rentals, referee fees, practice field equipment and administrative costs.  Player equipment, uniform, and US Lacrosse Membership is NOT included

10U Boys $375 NCJLA fees, field rentals, referee fees, practice field equipment and administrative costs.  Player equipment, uniform, and US Lacrosse Membership is NOT included
8U BOYS  $300 - Includes the following; field rentals, practice field equipment and administrative costs. Player equipment, uniform, and US Lacrosse Membership is NOT included
Registration Cost for Girls during the 2018 Season is as follows. 
14U, 12U Girls $475.00 - Includes the following: NCJLA fees, field rentals, referee fees, practice field equipment and administrative costs.  Player equipment, uniform, and US Lacrosse Membership is NOT included
10U Girls $375.00  Includes the following: NCJLA fees, field rentals, referee fees, practice field equipment and administrative costs.  Player equipment, uniform, and US Lacrosse Membership is NOT included

8U Girls  $300 - Includes the following; field rentals, practice field equipment and administrative costs. Player equipment, uniform, and US Lacrosse Membership is NOT included
Young Warriors -  registration plus US lacrosse membership of $30.


Uniform if needed: Girls Uniforms for 2016 $70 and Boys Uniforms $100.  
Volunteer Buy Out: $250.00 per player or $500 per family for the 2018 season.

Equipment can be found in local sporting shops such as Sports Basement and Sling It! Lacrosse, Dicks Sporting Goods, Play it Again Sports.  

We accept Visa, Master Card through our online registration process.


Club registration refund policy is as follows:Before November 15th of the current season a full refund minus administrative fee of $50, will be issued. Between November 15th and December 30th of the current season, a 50% refund of registration fees will be issued. After December 30th of the current season no refunds are available.  Refunds are issued via a check and take two to three weeks to process.

Who provides the necessary equipment?
Players are responsible for purchasing their own equipment. 

 

Is Lacrosse a contact sport?
Body checking is allowed for Boys Grade 5 and up. The Boys grades 4 and down and all Girls are allowed some controlled contact as in other sports such as basketball and soccer. All players are allowed to have stick-on-stick checking with different rules for Boys and Girls. Links to lacrosse rules listed below. All players are allowed to have stick-on-stick checking with different rules for Boys and Girls.
Boys Lacrosse Rules
Girls Lacrosse Rules
Men's Lacrosse Rules
LaxRules.com

 

Sunday Participation:
We face a great challenge as to the number of fields we have available to us, the cost of additional fields, and the number of teams who need the fields and coaches availability. Therefore we will have practices, games, clinics and events on Sunday’s. Our coaches will excuse a player for family requirements as long as there is clear communication in reference to Sunday participation prior to our player evaluations.
Please communicate with the appropriate VP of Boys or Girls if you have additional questions.
VP of Boys:
VP of Girls:

 
Travel Expectations:
We are fortunate to have several clubs in the greater bay area.  The majority of games will be within a hour's drive of Walnut Creek.  Families can expect at least one long trip during the season (for example, Sacramento area).    Team Managers often will assist with arranging carpools.   Warrior home games are played on fields in our territory.  Some past fields have included: Las Lomas, Ygnacio Valley HS and Clayton Valley Charter.
 

What are the parent obligations and how can I help?
We need volunteers. Parents are required to be involved in whatever way they can. Parent volunteer time averages around 10 hours for the season. Some examples of parent volunteer jobs are; coaching, team manager, field maintenance, game set up and take down, score keeping, special events, etc.
 

I don’t live in Walnut Creek; can my child still play on a Warrior team?
The Warriors welcome players living in Walnut Creek, Pleasant Hill, Clayton, Concord and Martinez.  We encourage players living in other cities to play with-in their own community.  Players living in surrounding areas that have their own local lacrosse teams will need approvals from both clubs prior to registering with the Warriors.  These non-resident players will only be added to registration upon approval from both clubs, and only after ensuring that there are no waiting lists of residents in that age level.  Please contact our club director at if you are a non-resident and would like to make this request.  Non residents who register will automatically be placed on a wait list until approval is received.

 


Evaluation Process:
It is the policy of the Walnut Creek Warrior Lacrosse Club that all players will be evaluated within their age division before any consideration is given to inviting a player to "play-up" to a higher division. Exceptions to this policy will be approved only by the Vice President of Boys and Girls and the Board of Directors. With respect to "playing up", it is our strong preference that players play within their age division. Again, any exception to this rule must be approved by both the Vice President of Boys and Girls and the Board of Directors.
 
Parents, given these rules, it is important that your child attends the player evaluation for their age group as defined buy NCJLA Rules. In other words, if your child is 8 years old on August 31, they are a 8U player, 10 years old on August 31, a 10U player, 12 years old on August 31, a 12U player, or 14 years old on August 31, a 14U player.
For multiple Warrior teams within a division (for example, if we have three 14U teams this year), players that exhibit by position the most experience, excellence in lacrosse skills, and/or athleticism will be selected to play on the highest level team within a Division.

The second highest team will then select and so on. All players that are selected to play on an "A" team are reminded that their commitment to this "competitive" level team is critical both in terms of effort and their availability. Players who cannot make this commitment may be asked to play at the lower level "recreational" B team. The Vice President of Boys and Girls and our Board of Directors will have final say on player placement in all cases.

What Is the Policy on Participation in Practice and Playing Time in Games?

 
In the event a player does not participate in practice the week prior to a game, for any reason, whether it is due to another conflicting activity or simply sits out for health or other reasons, the coach is not obligated to provide equivalent time for that player in the game that week. 
 
 

What Are the Expectations for Participation on Warrior "A" Teams?
Our Warrior "A" teams represent the highest level of play in our club.  These teams will typically be smaller in size, travel more often, and have more regularly scheduled games and practices than B and C teams. Additionally, equitable playing time guidelines are not in place for these teams.  Playing time will be determined by skill level and team need and will vary from player to player and by position.  Lacrosse is expected to be the "A" team player's primary and first priority sport during the Spring Season.  "A" level players are expected to work to improve their game off-season via camps, clinics and regional travel teams. Players and parents should understand these guidelines before committing to a Warrior "A" team.  

 

Can I Pick My Jersey Number?
Members can request a specific jersey number during the registration process.  We will try to accommodate requests but can not guarantee players a specific number.  Numbers can only be assigned once in each age group regardless of team assignment.  If more than two players in the same age group request the same number, assignment will be determined first by who has played in the club the longest.  If both players have the same amount of time with the club, the player that registered and paid in full first will be given priority for number assignment.    


Is There an End-Of-Season Celebration?
 Yes, The Walnut Creek Warriors traditionally holds an end of season celebration with games, awards presentations, player recognition and the popular "Switch Stick" game for graduating out 14U boys and girls.  The end of year team party will be in May.
 

Is there more information about Lacrosse?
Parents Guide From US Lacrosse: Click Here>

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