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ELC Youth Boys

Everett Lacrosse Club offers recreational youth lacrosse for boys in grades K through 8th. Each grade grouping outlined below develops skills building for the next level. Each level graduates in skill, equipment, contact, and applicable rule adjustments.

We have a collaborative approach to coaching at all levels from High School down to K-2. All of our youth coaches are volunteers and have a minimum USA Lacrosse Level 1 Certification with PCA (Positive Coaching Alliance) training. Each coach is insured, undergoes a background screening and completes abuse prevention training. 

Youth games are played locally and throughout the North Sound area with North Sound Youth Lacrosse member teams, using USA Lacrosse rules and NSYL amended rules.

NSYL Eligibility Rules

Everett Lacrosse is a member of North Sound Youth Lacrosse (NSYL).  The league determines player eligibility, creates the game schedules each season, and trains and provides referees.

Our youth program draws from athletes residing within the boundaries of the Everett School District (Map).  This includes public, private and homeschool students, as well as those attending school beyond the district's borders.

RESOURCES

NSYL Clubs

The other teams in our league are:

Anacortes Mukilteo
Arlington North County
Bellingham Skagit Valley
Glacier Peak Snohomish
Lake Stevens Stanwood
Monroe  

Spring Season Information

Practices

  • Practices begin in early February and run through early June.
  • Early season practices will be held on turf fields under lights.
  • Practices for youth divisions may move to grass fields later in March after daylight savings time.

Games

  • League-wide NSYL Jamboree on a Saturday or Sunday in late February, consisting of two exhibition games per team.
  • Regular season games are usually on Saturdays from early March through late May.

Tournaments

  • Mid-season tournament in Yakima, WA
  • NSYL league playoffs at the end of May
  • Post-season tournament(s) in early June

Registration

Please visit our Program Information page for current pricing and registration instructions.

Player Eligibility

Division

Grade

Age (As of March 1)

High School

9th-12th

N/A

78 (14U)

7th-8th

Under 15

56 (12U)

5th-6th

Under 13

34 (10U)

3rd-4th

Under 11

K2 (8U)

K-2nd

Under 9

Tournament Play

Tournament play is offered for teams at the K2 level and up. Most tournaments follow the USA Lacrosse "U" convention for team registration (U10, U14, etc.) so reorganizing our grade-level teams may be necessary in order to field a competitive team.

Our tournament weekends are highly anticipated by our families and players, and are a memorable and amazing bonding experience for our teams.

Registration for tournament events are included in your Spring Registration fees, unless stated otherwise.

Travel and lodging (if needed) are not covered, though ELC may reserve blocks of hotel rooms for families to book.

Uniforms

Our 3rd - 8th grade players purchase and own their uniform. New or replacement uniforms are offered during registration as an additional $65 fee. Tops ($45) and shorts ($20) can be ordered separately.

Our uniforms consist of a high quality sublimated reversible tank top and ELC branded Nike shorts. The uniforms should be purchased on the larger size so your player can get 2 or 3 years use out of them.

Kindergarten to 2nd grade players do not need to buy a uniform. ELC with provide a uniform for the season, which must be returned at end of the season.

Equipment

Players are responsible for sourcing all of their equipment (stick, helmet, chest pads, gloves, elbow protection, cup, cleats). Goalie equipment is supplied by the club.

You can purchase gear locally at Play It Again Sports in Lynnwood, LacrosseWolf in Bellevue, or Dick's Sporting Goods. There are many online sellers as well.

Play It Again Sports in Lynnwood  has an excellent protective gear rental package for $100 per season plus new/used cleats and new sticks. 

Where do lacrosse players come from?

Lacrosse players often come from different sports backgrounds like hockey, football, basketball, and soccer. Some choose to only play lacrosse because they like how unique it is. Many hockey and football coaches encourage their players to play lacrosse in the off-season because it helps them develop valuable skills. Basketball players also find it easier to understand lacrosse strategy since there are strong similarities.

The lacrosse season overlaps with the baseball season, so you won't see many baseball players also playing lacrosse. Similarly, the high school soccer and track seasons overlap with the high school lacrosse season, so athletes in those sports often can't participate in lacrosse.