What is the lacrosse season?
Pre Season - January to Mid March
Official Season- Mid March to Mid June (No Games Memorial Day Weekend)
When are practices?
Indoor practices are held 1x per week per team starting in January, these are pre-season practices and are not mandatory. Typically, barring any conflicts, Bantam Boys & Girls Youth will practice on Monday evenings, Jr & Sr Boys Youth will practice on Tuesday evenings, Jr & Sr Girls Youth will practice on Wednesday evenings, Boys High School on Tuesday/Thursdays and Girls High School on Saturdays. Changes to this schedule are made based off of availability of gym time in our schools.
In season, mandatory outdoor practices usually start in the beginning of March for High School Players every day afterschool or in the evening. Youth players will practice 2x's per week at Eagle Town Park in Eagle usually towards the middle of March. Boys practice on Tuesdays and Thursdays and Girls Practice on Mondays and Wednesdays.
When are Games?
All High School Games happen during the week, players will take a bus from MHS with their team to most away games. Youth games are held on the weekends. Each team will have a game on both Saturdays and Sundays during the season with holiday weekends off. Parents are responsible for tranportation to youth games.
Where are Game Locations? Who do we play?
High School Girls play their home games at MHS either on Hensler Field or on the south field (behind the tennis courts). High School Boys play their home games at either at Hensler Field or at Park View Middle School.
All youth play their home games at Eagle Town Park in Eagle.
All away games are generally within the Milwaukee suburban area. Youth play member teams from MAYLA (Milwaukee Area Youth Lacrosse Association) and High School plays teams in the Classic 8 for conference games, and other surrounding teams for non-conference games.
What is the Cost?
Our High School Program current cost is $650 per player for the boys program and $350 per player for the girls program. You must purchase a uniform seperatly from us that may be used over multiple years and you must rent or purchase the appropriate equipment.
The Youth Program current cost varies by grade for both the girls and boys program. You must purchase a uniform seperatly from us that may be used over multiple years and you must rent or purchase the appropriate equipment.
What Equipment do we need?
Boys and girls must have the proper equipment as stated by US Lacrosse. Boys includes a helmet (white for HS), mouth guard, pads (chest, arm and elbow), gloves, complete stick and cleats. Girls includes goggles, mouth guard, a complete stick and cleats. A link to the US Lacrosse guide is here:https://www.uslacrosse.org/sites/default/files/public/documents/safety/us-lacrosse-equipment-fit-guide.pdf
Both boys and girls equipment may be purchased at most local sporting goods stores such as Hot 4 Lax, Burghardt's and Dicks. There are also many online retailers that sell equipment. In addition, Hot 4 Lax rents boys equipment by the season.
What if I can not afford it?
We allow all families to pay for their memberships in 3 payments, the first being your initial deposit/payment, the second payment due to February 1st and the last paymet due on March 1st. If you need additional time or terms please contact our Treasurer. Mukwonago Lacrosse also has both full and partial scholarships available to our members for hardship. Please contact our Treasurer directly through the Board Info page for either of these options.
Playing Multiple Sports?
We encourage kids to play other sports to become well-rounded athletes. At the youth level please make arrangements with your coach if you have other sports to play as a courtesy. The High School level requires a commitment from the player to be at practices and games during the official season, please speak with your coach if you are participating in other sports/activities during Pre-Season.
Is Lacrosse a school Sport?
Not at this time. MLC follows the MHS eligibility rules and Code of Conduct, as such, all MHS students are able to receive letters and Scholar Athlete Awards. While lacrosse is an official school sport in some of our surrounding school districts and it is a Classic 8 sport, it has not yet been made an official sport by WIAA. We are hopeful that the WIAA will bring lacrosse into the schools in the near future.
I live out of the school district, can my child play?
In most cases the answer is YES! If there is no lacrosse club in your area, you may co-op with another areas team. The boundary rules are very strict and vary between the Youth and High School program. Please contact the Director of the program you are intrested in and they will be able to tell you if we co-op with your area.
Are Coaches Trained?
Yes! All of our coaches are at a minimum, Level I certified through US Lacrosse Training Programs. Many of our coaches are Level II certified and at the High School level, Level III certified.
Can I be a Coach?
Please contact the Director of the program/team you wish to coach for. Their information may be found on our Board Info page.
Have a different question? Feel free to email the person you feel is most appropriate on our Board of Directors. Direct links are provided on our Board Info page.