Frequently Asked Questions
My daughter has never played lacrosse before. Is that okay?
Absolutely! We have girls new to lacrosse every season at all age levels.
When and where are your practices and games?
Our fall 2019 season starts Tuesday, 8/13/19 and will run through the end of October 2019. We'll be practicing Tuesdays & Thursdays on the grass field of Twin Peaks Middle School. Middle school practice is 3:45 -5:45; 3rd & 4th grade TBD based on coach availability; and K-2 will practice Tuesdays only 4:30 - 6 pm. Games will start the weekend after Labor Day and are played on the weekends in San Diego county (this is dependent on our opponent and field/ref availability). Our season culminates the last weekend in October in a Jamboree sponsored by the San Diego Girls Lacrosse Association.
Can you tell me more about player eligibility?
Girls from kindergarten thru 8th grades are eligible to play on a GJLOP team. While most of our players attend Poway Unified Schools and ulitmately attend Poway High School, it's not a requirement. GJLOP welcomes players who attend private schools or who are homeschooled as well.
What equipment does my daughter need to play lacrosse?
She will need a girls lacrosse stick, a pair of goggles, cleats (lacrosse cleats do exist, but soccer or football cleats are acceptable), and a colored mouthguard (not clear or white; no tab; no pretend teeth printed on it).
Where can I buy equipment?
The closest lacrosse retail store is Lacrosse Unlimited in Solana Beach. You can also get gear at local sporting good stores like Dick's and Big 5. Play It Again Sports may have used equipment. GJLOP also has some loaner equipment available on a case by case basis.
Do you offer financial assistance for families who need it?
GJLOP wants to get a sick in every girl's hand that wants to play. We have payment plans, partial, and full scholarship options. We also waive registration fees for players who have parents who are willing (and qualified) to coach, as well our Field Manager position.
Why does my daughter have to be a current member of US Lacrosse to participate?
Our governing body, the San Diego Girls Lacrosse Association, is requiring that all players and coaches have a current US Lacrosse membership for insurance & liability purposes.
Are you on social media?
Yes! We're on twitter and Instagram at @girlsjrlaxpoway.