Lacrosse is a unique sport that combines the power of hockey or football with the agility and endurance of soccer and ball movement of basketball. Players throw, catch, or carry rubber ball with their crosse (stick) and attempt to score by getting the ball into a 6 foot goal. Defending players deny shooting opportunities by intercepting passes, knocking the ball loose, and blocking players from approaching the goal.
The best way to understand the sport is to watch some film:
Our primary season in spring, with practices starting late January or early February, regular season starting in March, and the season coming to a close in May. We regularly enter a local tournament in early June. Registration for Spring season usually opens in November.
We also offer a mini season for youth from September through October, and hope to start a summer camp series in the near future.
Spring practice days vary by age group and time of year. Dates will be posted to team schedules as soon as field reservations are confirmed.
Preseason (February) may have more practice sessions as we get players dialed in, before settling into regular practice routine:
- 7/8 - 3x a week
- 3/4 and 5/6 - 2x a week
- K2 - 1x a week
Practice schedule observes Issaquah School District holidays.
Practices are typically at Maywood Middle School.
Youth home games are at Maywood Middle School, while High School plays at the LHS Stadium.
Away games are held at field throughout the eastside area, as listed on GELL Programs Page
A full list of required equipment is on our Equipment Page along with information on where to get gear.
We have loaner gear available for first year lacrosse players or those in financial hardship. Be sure to select the loaner gear option during registration. A refundable deposit of $100 is required until the gear is returned.
Returning players should have their own gear so that they can continue to practice in the off season. We have limited gear available and it will be prioritized for new players.
Absolutely! We have positions open at all age levels from Kindergarten through 12th grade.
It is never too late to learn lacrosse. We have many examples of players starting lacrosse even into high school years and becoming strong contributors to the team. Motivated players that are willing to practice stick work at home and give thier best effort in practice will do well in the sport.
Liberty Lacrosse does not have a girls lacrosse program, but we do allow girls to play for our teams.
Be aware that the boys and girls lacrosse gameplay and equipment are significantly different. If you are looking for a program that offers a true girls lacrosse program, please consider ISD Girls Lacrosse.
Our youth league, GELL, permits Renton School District players to join Liberty because there is no community lacrosse program serving the Renton School District.
High school players must reside within the Liberty HS boundary and may not be attending a private school which has its own lacrosse program.
We are excited about the growth of lacrosse in our area, and hope that we can attract enough Renton players, and motivated parents, to help start a Renton lacrosse program in the future.
Yes! We are always looking for coaches, from experienced coaches to lead our upper divisions, to parent coaches that want to learn the sport with their young player.
Reach out and share your interest: firstname.lastname@example.org
USA Lacrosse is our national governing body. Your membership supports the growth of the sport, innovations in player safety, resources for coaches and clubs, and insurance for lacrosse clubs. There are also additional benefits listed on the USA Lacrosse Membership page
Each year may vary slightly, but a typical year looks like:
- January - Registration deadline. loaner gear distribution, stickwork clinics, preseason meeting.
- February - Youth practices and high school captain's practices start early in month.
- March - Games begin! Club social event!
- April - Games continue. Annual clothing fundraiser.
- May - High school post season play. Youth games continue.
- June - End of season youth tournament. End of season youth and high school parties. Players participate in summer travel teams and camps of their choosing.
- July - Camps and travel ball continue
- August - Fall ball registration opens
- September - Fall Ball practice begins! Annual club general meeting
- Oct - Fall ball games!
- November - Spring registration opens, Try Lax days for prospective new players, High School contact practices
- December - Registration continues