KIT AND FURTHER DETAILS
Hopefully you will find all the details you need here.
FULL KIT LIST
- Suitable clothing for sport – shorts/leggings, T-shirt
- Warm top
- Extra dry layer
- Waterproofs – jacket and trousers if possible
- Studed boots AND trainers – girls MUST have both in case the ground conditions change. Mostly they play in trainers as the ground is quite hard. However if it does rain the grass becomes slick and studs are then compulsory
- Mouthguards must be worn. NB. Opro mouthgaurds fitted at camp will NOT be ready to use during camp
- Sticks (we will have sticks to borrow or purchase)
- Goggles – see note below
All girls attending the camp must be members, this is a nominal cost of £5. Mainly this will ensure they are covered by our insurance.
In the past we have registered all the girls with the English Lacrosse Association for free, and they have then been covered by the ELA’s insurance. However since 2017 the ELA has brought in a charge for membership, £15 for juniors and £30 for adults. Therefore it seemed simpler and cheaper to get our own insurance.
Mouthguards are compulsory within lacrosse. We will have cheap and cheerful ones at the camp for £2.50. However you may wish to read the note below.
2 million teeth are lost in the UK each year in sports injuries!
OPro do offer an excellent service, a dentist comes to the camp takes an impression. The mouthguard is then sent direct to you with invoice. They will send a dentist to the camp on Tues 21st and 28th Aug.
Please only indicate on the form if you wish your daughter to have a fitting.
Also do go to OPro to see cost and what colour you want. After taking the impression Opro will then send the mouthguard and invoice to your address after about a week, therefore they will not be available for the camp.
The English Lacrosse Association now recommend that girls wear goggles to play lacrosse.
My view is that this comes from the litigious atmosphere in America where goggles are compulsory. In 34 years of teaching lacrosse, running camps and going on tours we have only ever had one eye injury that needed hospital treatment (which was at the National Schools Tournament) and the girl’s eye recovered fully.
Obviously there is a risk with a hard ball caught around head height and tackles happening close to the head too. Probably here in the UK we will eventually follow the lead of the USA.
SO THE DECISION IS YOURS
If you would like your daughter to use goggles it is her resposibility to wear them. We will remind girls where possible to wear them if parents have provided them, but cannot enforce this.