Frequently Asked Questions for the Treasure Coast Hurricanes 2017 Season
1. How old does my child need to be to play in the 2017 season? Is it based on age, grade or weight?
ANSWER: Treasure Coast Hurricanes has boys and girls divisions based on the age levels displayed below:
U7 - Girls Born on or after 9/1/2009 and up to on or before 8/31/2011
U9 - Girls Born on or after 9/1/2007 and up to on or before 8/31/2009
U11 - Girls Born on or after 9/1/2005 and up to on or before 8/31/2007
U13 - Girls Born on or after 9/1/2003 and up to on or before 8/31/2005
U15 - Girls Born on or after 9/1/2001 and up to on or before 8/31/2003
U7 - Boys Born on or after 9/1/2009 and up to on or before 8/31/2011
U9 - Boys Born on or after 9/1/2007 and up to on or before 8/31/2009
U11 - Boys Born on or after 9/1/2005 and up to on or before 8/31/2007
U13 - Boys Born on or after 9/1/2003 and up to on or before 8/31/2005
U15 - Boys Born on or after 9/1/2001 and up to on or before 8/31/2003
What are the cut-offs for US Lacrosse ages?
U7 - Developmental
All players must be 6 years old or younger on the August 31st preceding the 2017 Spring season
but must be born by 8/31/2011
U9 - Bantam
All players must be 8 years old or younger on the August 31st preceding the 2017 Spring season
but must be born by 8/31/2009
U11 - Lightning
All players must be 10 years old or younger on the August 31st preceding the 2017 Spring season
but must be born by 8/31/2007
U13 - Junior
All players must be 12 years old or younger on the August 31st preceding the 2017 Spring season
but must be born by 8/31/2005
U15 - Senior
All players must be 14 years old or younger on the August 31st preceding the 2017 Spring season
but must be born by 8/31/2003
We cannot accommodate any request to play in the program if the child is born after 8/31/2011 or before 9/1/2001.
Our maximum grade for U15 is generally 8th grade. 9th graders may play Treasure Coast Hurricanes as long as they meet the age requirements and the player does not also play on their respective Freshman, JV, or Varsity high school team, or if the player's high school does not offer lacrosse as a JV or Varsity sport. The program is not designed for players who will play on their high school’s Freshman, JV, or Varsity team.
There are no exceptions to these rules.
2. When does the 2017 JTAA Rec Lacrosse season start and end?
ANSWER: Practices start approximately late January or Early February (depending on age division) and the season is completed around the end of April. Tentatively, the first regular season game will be on Saturday February 18, 2017 and the last regular season game will be Saturday April 22, 2017. We play every Saturday during this time except 3/18/17 and 3/25/17 due to Spring Break. The official full game schedule will not be available until early February 2017. This is subject to change.
3. When does registration open for the 2017 season and where do I register my child?
ANSWER: Registration is open for boys and girls born on 9/1/2001 and up to and including 8/31/2012. Regular registration ends on 12/20/16. Late registration begins on 12/21/16 for any available spots. Register early to secure your spot. When an age group is full, wait listing will begin.
4. What is the registration fee to play Treasure Coast Hurricanes?
ANSWER: The registration fee for the 2017 season is $175.00.
5. What is the refund policy for the 2017 season?
There are no refunds starting December 1, 2016. There is a tremendous amount of work, costs, and deadlines that go into opening the season, and 12/1/17 is the absolute deadline for any refund request regardless of the reason.
6. Where are home games and practices held?
ANSWER: All home games for boys and girls will be held at Jensen Beach Elementary.
7. Where are the away games and how much travel is involved?
ANSWER: We are part of the South Florida Youth Lacrosse League (SFYLL) that fields teams from Miami up to Merritt Island.TC Hurricanes generally plays teams from Boca and Parkland in the south up to and including Vero Beach and most towns in between. You can expect to play 3 or 4 games on the road during the season.
8. How often will the teams meet for practice and how often will they play games?
ANSWER: All age divisions practice 2 times per week on weeknights and practice start times will be 530pm or 700pm depending on your age group. Games are held on Saturday and game start times will be anywhere from 900am to 600pm. The younger age groups generally play earlier and the older age groups play later in the day, but this is never guaranteed. Many teams ask to play 2 games on Saturdays and we accommodate when possible. You can expect to play two games on a Saturday at least once this season. We play games every Saturday except 3/18/17 and 3/25/17 due to Spring Break.
The practice schedules will be available from your coach in late January and the official season game schedule will not be available until early February 2017.
9. Does my child need to be an experienced player or are new players welcome?
ANSWER: Lacrosse is the fastest growing sport in the country. Of course, new players are very welcome! Our intention is for players to first have fun and to learn the game of lacrosse in a rec league environment. Our coaches stress fundamentals such as passing, catching, and ground balls. It is also our intention that all players will play regardless of their ability and experience. We want this to be a fun and interactive experience for all players at all ages. US Lacrosse's Parent Guide offers a wealth of information for parents on all aspects of the game.
10. Can my child play down in a lower age division, or can my child play up in a higher age division?
ANSWER: No. Due to safety issues and fairness to the other players, all players will be placed in their respective age divisions according to their birth date and this policy will be strictly enforced. Treasure Coast Hurricanes and SFYLL take the issue of "playing down" very seriously and we will not accommodate requests to play in a lower age division regardless of the reason.
ANSWER: We do not encourage play up but it can be allowed under some very special circumstances and the guidelines will vary from year to year, depending on how many registered players we have in the two respective age groups and other factors.
11. Do you have player evaluations and draft process to select teams?
12. How many players are on a lacrosse field and what are the positions?
ANSWER: Lacrosse is played with ten players on the field for each team. Lacrosse positions break down to four basic roles, they are:
Attack – Offensive players focusing on scoring goals (3)
Midfielders – Players that play both offense and defense (3)
Defenders – Defensive players focused on defending the goal (3)
Goalies – Last line of defense committed to preventing the ball from entering the goal. (1)
For more information for beginning players and parents, US Lacrosse offers a very good information portal to anybody new to the sport located at http://www.uslacrosse.org/about-the-sport
13. Where can I find rules for lacrosse?
ANSWER: For youth lacrosse, please visit http://www.uslacrosse.org/TopNav2Right/Rules/YouthRules.aspx for up to date information on the rules of the game at the youth level. Each season your head coach will be provided with any new rules for the year and/or any additional rules that have been adopted by our regional league, South Florida Youth Lacrosse League (SFYLL). SFYLL league rules can be found athttp://www.sfyll.com/league_rules.html
14. What equipment do Boys and Girls lacrosse players wear?
ANSWER: The following equipment is mandatory for U7 and up:
Lacrosse Shoulder Pads
Lacrosse Arm Guards
Uniform Shirt and Shorts
We provide each player with a uniform jersey, uniform shorts, and a shooting shirt.
Girls Lacrosse Gloves
Girls Lacrosse Stick
Girls Lacrosse Goggles
Uniform Shirt and Skirt
We provide each player with a uniform jersey, uniform shorts, and a shooting shirt.
15. For boys lacrosse this season, can my son use his box lacrosse helmet or hockey helmet?
ANSWER: No. SFYLL has ruled that every player in our league must use NOCSAE approved field helmets only.
16. Why is a US Lacrosse membership required to play Treasure Coast Hurricanes?
ANSWER: For insurance and SFYLL league rule requirements, it is mandatory for all players, head coaches, asst coaches, referees, and league officials to be current members of US Lacrosse during the 2017 season. We must have 100% participation with every player and coach. The SFYLL season runs through Saturday April 22, 2017 so for the 2017 season, your US Lacrosse membership must be valid through and including 4/22/17. There are no exceptions to this policy.
17. Do you require proof of my child's health insurance coverage to register for Treasure Coast Hurricanes?
18. Is a health exam or physical required to play Treasure Coast Hurricanes?
19. Are there any paid employees in Treasure Coast Hurricanes or does anyone personally make money?
ANSWER: No. Treasure Coast Hurricanes is run exclusively by volunteers who do what is in the best interest of your child first and foremost. Treasure Coast Hurricanes is non-profit and do not put financial interests in mind first as for profit franchise youth leagues must do. We are always looking for help to better and grow the experience for the kids.
20. Are you looking for coaches?
ANSWER: Absolutely. Please email
or contact any current board member and we will provide details on all coaching positions (Head Coaches and Asst Coaches) available for the upcoming 2017 season. All coaches must have a valid US Lacrosse Membership Number valid through the end of the rec season
21. Are you looking for new board members?
ANSWER: Yes! We are always seeking new board members who would like to help guide, advise, and grow this lacrosse league well into the future.