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SYL offers a spring recreation and competitive league as well as a short fall ball season. Teams are organized by grades and location, focused on the Spokane South Hill, North Side and the Spokane Valley. Registration typically occurs the month of January for the spring recreational and competitive leagues.  Fall ball registration is usually in September.

Timetable:  Teams for our spring league are finalized by March. Practices begin in March based on field availability. League games start after Spring Break and run through early June.  Our competitive teams may play at out of town tournaments for 1 to 2 days on a weekend; this is based on the coaches and/or parents preferences.  Fall Ball is a fun practice/play format generally held 3/4 Sundays in October.  All SYL teams will play at the local Spokane Laxfest which is held at Plantes Ferry Sports Complex in early June.

Practices & Games:  Spring recreational team practices are held 2-3 days per week depending on the team. Location will be in your area of town. Your team coach will notify you of practice dates, times, and location.  Game days will be either Wednesday evening or Sunday afternoons.

Equipment/Uniforms:   Please see the required equipment link here. Players will provide their equipment. SYL provides a uniform which will be returned at the end of the season. 

Experience:  About 30% of the SYL players every year are new to the sport – even more at the younger levels. Lacrosse is an easy game to pick up and learn, and you should expect your child to be able to perform well.

Coaches:  All coaches are volunteers, most are parents, and are selected by the SYL Board of Directors. Most have a background in lacrosse, but some are eager to learn and help the sport grow in the Spokane area. Training is available from experience coaches, including the high school level, and from US Lacrosse. If you are interested in being a coach, please contact us.

Registration Fees:  The cost to register for SYL varies by grade and gender, ranging from $100 to $275 for boys and $100 to $175 for girls.  The largest expenses for lacrosse are field rental, referees, uniforms and equipment, accounting for over 70% of our annual cost. SYL is a non-profit organization.

All Players:  All players need to be current members of US Lacrosse. You can join or renew your membership at USLacrosse.org when you register. All players are required to agree to the Player’s Agreement, the Code of Conduct, Sudden Cardiac Arrest and the Lystedt Law. Forms are available on line when you register.

Rules for Youth Lacrosse Please see the US Lacrosse tab for the latest rules for Boys or Girls.

Age and Eligibility Guidelines 
US Lacrosse establishes eligibility guidelines in order to promote the game of lacrosse among the youth of America in a safe and sportsmanlike environment. To best achieve this goal, US Lacrosse believes that leagues, associations, and other organizers of youth lacrosse should seek to provide playing opportunities that, as much as possible, establish a "level playing field" among players of similar age, size, and ability.

League and Association Play. Leagues and associations should organize competition by age, and consider physical, cognitive, and emotional maturity when grouping players. For leagues or associations in which some local programs choose to organize their teams by grade, those teams should play in the age division determined by the oldest player on their roster.

Still have questions? Please contact the SYL Administrator at
[email protected]  or 509-869-1697

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Spokane Youth Lacrosse

 PO Box 8786
Spokane, Washington 99203

Phone: 509-869-1697
Email: [email protected]

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