DBLax Frequently Asked Questions – Updated October 3, 2020
Will there be a lacrosse season this spring?
We hope so. We have been awarded field permits for the 2021 season as if there will be. If the current COVID-19 guidelines are still in place in January, a season of lacrosse games is unlikely.
How much will it cost for 2021?
The player fee will be $375 for a full season, plus $35 to join US Lacrosse. If a parent chooses to coach, their player fee will be waived.
If the season is cancelled, will we get a refund?
Yes. If you register and pay and then choose not to play, or are unable to play, you will receive a full refund up to December 6, 2020. After that time, your refund may or may not be 100% as we will have incurred costs to reserve fields, purchase support supplies and pay game fees. If we are reimbursed for these fees, we will pass that on to you. Last year, we were able to refund 2/3rd of the registration fee even though games were officially played just prior to cancellation in March. We typically follow the guidelines of our governing organization, the NCJLA.
Are scholarships available?
Yes. A reduced player fee of $100 (plus US lax membership) is available to families experiencing financial hardship or those impacted by COVID. There will be a minimum of three scholarships available, and hopefully more if our grant applications to NCJLA and US Lacrosse are approved. We should know by December, 2020 if not earlier.
Is equipment available to borrow?
Yes. US Lacrosse has generously donated brand new sticks, gloves, helmets and pads to support our fledgling program. Each piece is coded and will be checked out to families on a first come first serve basis at no cost. Checked out equipment must be returned at the end of the lacrosse season or if not in use.
Can girls play?
Of course! It is our priority to field two girls’ teams, and we need your help to spread the word! We have sticks and goggles for girls available to borrow.
Can we use our own equipment?
Yes! We would rather you did! And in fact, we can offer a 20% discount if you buy equipment from Lacrosse Fanatic online. Equipment is also available at Play it Again Sports in Dublin, Concord or Stockton. We want to keep reusing the equipment received from US Lax to grow the program each year and continue to remove the monetary barriers for other players to learn lacrosse.
What do I have to do to be a coach?
We ask you to commit your time to practices and games, and to the certification process endorsed by NCJLA and US Lacrosse. These certification classes are online and dblax.com will pay the class fees associated with your training.