WHAT IS WINTER PARK LACROSSE CLUB?
We are a non-profit organization in Winter Park, Florida focused on boys youth lacrosse for future Winter Park High School Wildcats.
We aim to teach the foundations of the game while having fun and creating community for players and families. WPLC is a development club for 1st-8th grade boys in Winter Park, Maitland and Orlando who will eventually attend Winter Park High School for 9th-12th grades.
WHAT AGES ARE THE TEAMS?
We compete in the Florida Lacrosse Association which has the following age grouped teams:
1st and 2nd grade - Bantam
3rd and 4th grade - Lighting
5th and 6th grade - Juniors
7th and 8th grade - Seniors
These teams are instructional/recreational teams and there are no try-outs. There are Fall and Spring seasons. Players can participate in one or both seasons.
Each season we aim to have a team for each age division. To confirm what age divisions we have available for the upcoming season, please check the Registration page.
WHAT IF MY SON IS NEW TO LACROSSE?
Learning the game at an earlier age is always a benefit. Lacrosse is a sport that many athletic kids can pick up in a short time.
If your son has played baseball, soccer, basketball, football or another sport, there are many parallels.
Each age group has an adequate emphasis on individual and teams skills while having fun.
Check out these videos to learn some of the basics of lacrosse:
WHAT GEAR WILL MY SON NEED?
Lacrosse pads (gloves, elbow pads and chest protector)
WHEN IS THE SEASON? WHEN AND WHERE IS PRACTICE?
The youth season lasts approximately 8 weeks, with practices starting about 3 weeks before the first game.
The Fall season runs September-November, and Spring from March-May.
Games are played at various fields throughout the Central Florida area.
Bantam and Lighting teams play on Sunday afternoons.
Juniors and Seniors teams play on Saturdays.
Practices are held twice a week at Ward Park's Showalter East fields. (The field behind Showalter Stadium's visitor bleachers.) Practices are in the evenings for approximately 90 minutes.
If you ever need to miss a practice we just ask that you communicate with your coach.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO PLAY?
A breakdown of the costs per player can be found on our registration page.
The Fall 2021 season will be $195 per player for Bantam and Lightning divisions. Junior and Senior divisions will be $295 per player.
This does not include a one time cost of a new jersey and shorts that can be used for future seasons. This can be purchased when you register your player.
Each player is responsible for their own equipment: Helmet, Lacrosse Stick and Pads.
WILL MY SON BE INSURED?
All members of the Winter Park Lacrosse Club MUST be members of US Lacrosse . With all players belonging to US Lacrosse, we are covered under their insurance policy.
The US Lacrosse membership is also required by any other lacrosse travel team. So, if you son plays for a regional or national travel team, you will be required to already have this membership.