The Woodinville Lacrosse Club, established in 2010 is dedicated to promoting lacrosse by providing our student athletes the opportunity to learn the fundamentals and develop their skills while fielding competitive teams and honoring the game.
Youth lacrosse in Washington continues to see tremendous growth in both interest and participation. Woodinville Lacrosse (WL) is no exception. WL could have a wait list at some age groups, and may unfortunately see children left out of our program for the season. We continue to implement plans to expand and grow. It is inherently unfair to teams and players that some children remain left out of the program, while at the same time active players fail to make the most of their lacrosse opportunity. WL players and parents need to remember that attending practices and games is a critical component for a successful lacrosse team. Any player who fails to attend these scheduled events and actively contribute to the team not only lets down his team, but does so at the expense of another potential team member. We ask you to be aware and considerate of this. This policy clarifies, for the upcoming year, WL expectations regarding player participation. These expectations are also included in the WL Code of Conduct. Attendance will be taken at games and practices scheduled by coaches, and playing time in games may be diminished for those players that fail to attend these events. 1. Participation in other sports – We request that a players commits to lacrosse as their only spring team sport. However, we do understand that several winter sports can continue into the start of the lacrosse season. All our coaches will be accommodating to a player’s participation in these prior commitments as winter sports complete their seasons. 2. Other activities – We recognize that most children have multiple interests and time commitments outside of sports. Activities such as special family functions, scholastic events, band concerts, or tryouts for fall sports are a normal part of their lives. The policies set forth in this document are not intended to limit or exclude involvement with these kinds of occasional special events. Playing time during the game of the week in which the absence occurs may be diminished, but this can serve to reinforce the value and importance of those other events. It is expected however, that routine activities such as homework, scheduled music lessons, non-emergency medical appointments, etc. will be arranged to avoid regular absences from practices or games. 3. Coaches Contact – It is expected that the team coach will be notified by the parents / player of any absence. Our coaches are all volunteers who take time away from their business and personal lives to provide a positive experience for all of our children. Please respect this and contact them when you will be absent. They have changed their lives to be there. The least we can do is tell them when we will not. 4. Car Pools – Car pooling is encouraged. However if your child’s attendance at practices or games is dependant on a carpool, it is the parent’s obligation to make arrangements for that car pool. WL is not able to set up carpool to meet the needs of individual players. 5. Special Concerns – Nothing in WL’s expectations regarding participation is intended to limit participation of youth with special needs or medical conditions. If your child has any special need or medical condition that may limit his ability to attend practice or games, please advise us when you register so that we can make appropriate adjustments to insure the most positive experience for everyone.