Bellevue Girls Lacrosse Club was founded in 2002. Our mission is to promote the game of girls lacrosse in the Bellevue High Attendance Area and teach sportsmanship, teamwork and a will to win. Our club nickname is the Bellevue Wolverine Girls Lacrosse Program.
The following teams are offered: 1st/2nd, 3rd/4th, 5th/6th, 7th/8th, JV and Varsity. In high school, girls can letter in lacrosse.
While we have the support of the BHS Athletic Director and follow Bellevue School District policies, we are not a Washington Interscholastic Activities Association sport but rather a “club” sport. This means parents, a parent led board and coaches are responsible for the program.
The official season for youth and high school starts the last week of February and ends mid-May for high school and the second week of June for youth. No activities are scheduled during Spring Break.
KEY TEAM INFO
The 1st/2nd grade team holds weekly one hour practices on three Sundays before Spring Break and three Sundays after Spring Break. This team will focus on skills development and is coached by the High School Varsity team.
Team(s) 3/4 start practice 2 times per week at the end of February through the first weekend in June. This teams plays in league sponsored games usually on weekends 8 v. 8. The team may participate in a mid-season and end of season jamborees.
Team(s) 5/6 practice 2 times per week at the end of February through the first weekend in June. This team has a regulation team size (12 players) and plays in league sponsored games usually on weekends. The team may participate in a mid-season and end of season jamborees.
Team 7/8 practices 2 times per week starting in February through the first weekend in June. This team participates in a mid-season and end of season jamborees.
High School captains start pre-season practice in January with coach led daily practice starting in March through mid-May. The Varsity Team is a Division I team and both Varsity and JV play in league sponsored games. The top 8 teams in Varsity compete in a playoff for the State Championship.
REGISTRATION & TEAM DUES
Registration for returning youth players will open on November 1st each year. New player registration begins November 15th.
Team dues for the season are $400 for high school, $250 for 7/8, $225 for 5/6, $125 for 3/4 and $50 for 2nd.
Dues allow the club to fund league dues, bus transportation, coaches’ salaries (per the BSD schedule), equipment, insurance, and other misc. costs.
All players are required to join US Lacrosse which costs $25 for youth and $35 for high school players (see Insurance Info below).
Between February 1st and first day of practice = 50% of registration fees will be refunded
No refunds given once practice begins.
Before season begins = 100% refund (less $25 processing fee to cover bank charges)
During tryouts = 50% of registration fees will be refunded
No refunds given after tryouts are completed.
LEAGUE RESIDENCE RULES
Article 7.2.1 - A player must play for the team that is affiliated with their school team. If there is not a school team, then the player must play for the school or club team that is closest to their home and within their school district.
Girls from Bellevue High School (or girls who will be going to BHS) are eligible and all girls living within the BHS attendance area are allowed to join if their home school does not have a program.
The medical expense benefit of Bellevue Girls Lacrosse Club insurance coverage is through your US Lacrosse membership and is an excess type benefit that picks up where other coverage that you may have leaves off. If you have any other individual, blanket or group insurance coverage, which provides benefits or services for, or by reason of, medical or dental care or treatment, then this plan will pay (to policy limits) only the medical expenses not provided or reimbursable under your other coverage. See www.USLacrosse.org for more details.
Since lacrosse is a club sport, parent support is vital to the success of the program. A parent volunteer board is needed to operate the club. In addition, the league requires the team to provide timers and scorers at all home games or forfeit the game. Our Volunteer Coordinator will staff these positions and offer a training session at the beginning of the season.
Parents are also needed to:
Attend a Parent Meeting at the beginning of the season held by the head coach (mandatory per league / school rules)
Volunteer to help at events (ie: fund raisers, banquet, team dinners, etc.)
Make sure your player arrives at practices/games on time
Support the coach’s decisions
Please take the time to talk to one of our coordinators at the Parent Meeting and sign up for a volunteer position. Check out the “Parent Volunteering” page on our website for more info. Each parent needs to volunteer for 2 hours per child in our program.
ABOUT THE LEAGUE
Bellevue Girls Lacrosse Club is a member of the Washington Schoolgirls Lacrosse Association and US Lacrosse. The WSLA is the league that coordinates the sport in the state of Washington. More info about the league can be found at their website:www.wslax.org or the youth website at www.waglax.org.
BWGL BOOSTER CLUB
Bellevue Girls Lacrosse Club is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Parent participation in the BWGL Booster Club is required to help fund the budget for the program. All donations are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.
GIRLS LACROSSE EQUIPMENT
Each girl is required to have goggles, colored mouthguard, cleats(grass and turf), a girls lacrosse stick and ball. Goalie equipment is provided. If a player wishes to wear an under garment for warmth, make sure it is black. *Please note that grass cleats on turf are very hard on feet and legs. Tennis shoes with great traction would be a better choice if turf cleats are not available.