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Girls HS Policies

Questions about High School Lacrosse Teams:

  • “My school doesn’t have a lacrosse team, what now?”
    • If your school does not yet have a lacrosse team, the HRLax league has a cross-zone policy so that most high school players have an opportunity to be part of a team. However, zoning may change from year to year (subject to the requirements of the area teams) so players attending a school without a lacrosse team might possibly be moved to a different team in subsequent seasons.
      Click HERE to see current Player Assignment Policy

       
  • “I’d like to start a lacrosse team for my school…what is needed?”
    • You’ll need at least 16 committed players with adult support, an adult coach who can/will meet the HRLax League requirements, an active booster group willing to help raise money for uniforms, a coach stipend, and other team equipment (Virginia non-stock corporation and IRS 501.c.3 tax exempt status to assist with fundraising efforts), and either the school’s support for administrative oversight or a program governance board appointed Program Manager. Regsitration deadline for new teams: At least 16 players and a head coach must be registered with HRLax for the Spring season by December 1. 
    • When you have some/most of the people lined up, or would like to apply for the club to participate as a team with HRLax, contact the following league personnel (prior to Oct 1 to participate in the upcoming Spring season) or complete and submit the GHS New Club Application:
      • John, Crumpler, Girls HG Commissioner (john.crumpler@hrlax.com)

  • "My school can’t or won’t support a lacrosse team, what now?"
    • It is the goal of HRLax for every high school in the Tidewater area to have a VHSL lacrosse team.  However as of 2017, Tidewater area lacrosse is still a club sport/activity.  With budget cuts affecting so many school programs, many public schools aren’t in the position to support another athletic team.  Money and time are big factors: money for insurance, equipment, coach stipends, etc., and school personnel are often already over-tasked with current duties.  HRLax recognizes these constraints and therefore the league is open to membership for teams/programs with or without school administration support.  For those programs without school support, the parents select a governance board to provide oversight, designate a Coach, and appoint a Program Administrator to act in lieu of an Athletic Director for the team. See the Girls HS Rules page for links to the rules governing the Girls HS Program.