WELCOME TO RICHMOND LACROSSE CLUB
Richmond Lacrosse ("The Stags") was founded in April 2021 to introduce one of the fastest growing team sports in the country to youngsters in West London. We run teams at u8, u10 and u13 age groups for boys and girls and plan to add older age groups as we grow.
Richmond's 2022-23 season starts in September for our u13 girls and early October for our u13 boys and u10s mixed programme.
U8s and U10s
Our U8 and U10s mixed gender programme is designed to prepare youngsters for the step up into either girls or boys lacrosse at u13 level.
Our 2022-23 programme starts on Sunday 2nd October and we'll run through until Sunday 11th December. We will take a break during the autumn half term with no practice on Sunday 23rd and 30th October. We restart after Christmas on 22nd Jan 2023 and the programme will run until 26th March 2023 (with a break for half term on Sunday 12th and 19th Feb).
Our U13 team (for girls in year's 6, 7 & 8 on 01.09.22) plays in the South East League on a Sunday morning. The team have weekly practice on a Thursday evening during the autumn term between 7pm and 8.30pm at King's House Sports Ground. After Christmas, girl's practice will move to Sunday morning 10.30 - 12.00 on non game days.
The first session will take place on Thursday 8th September and we'll run through until Thursday 15th December. We will take a break during the autumn half term with no practice on Thursday 27th October. We restart after Christmas on 22nd Jan 2023 and the programme will run until 30 March 2023 (with a break for half term on 12th and 19th Feb).
The match schedule will be published as soon as it is made available by the league.
The u13 boys will be based at King's House Sports Ground on a Sunday morning (10:30 - 12:00) during term time with a mix of practice and scrimmages against other local clubs throughout the season.
The first session will take place on Sunday 2nd October and we'll run through until Sunday 11th December. We will take a break during the autumn half term with no practice on Sunday 23rd and 30th October. We restart after Christmas on 22nd Jan 2023 and the programme will run until 26th March 2023 (with a break for half term on Sunday 12th and 19th Feb).
Who are the coaches at Richmond?
We employ a core of professional, qualified coaches who are supported by a team of volunteers.
Does my child need to have played lacrosse before?
No. We are passionate about introducing the sport to beginners but we cater to all ability levels, from complete beginners to children who have played the sport for a number of years
Do we need to bring our own equipment?
No, as Richmond is setup to introduce beginners to the game, we are able to provide any player with a set of club kit to borrow. We just ask that they come down in appropriate sports clothing with a water bottle. At u13 level they will also need their own mouth guard.
What's the difference between the U8/10s and the U13s?
At u8s and u10s the focus of all our mixed gender sessions is on the kids having fun and learning the basics of lacrosse including passing, catching, scooping the ball and running with it. We break into dedicated boys and girls teams at u13 level and combine a focus on further developing a player's core skills with developing their understanding of match play in preparation for competitive fixtures. On the boys side, this will include learning how to play the game in full equipment (which Richmond can lend to players).
How do I know if my child will like lacrosse?
We might be biased but we think lacrosse is a great sport. However, we understand that you won't necessarily want to commit to a whole season until your child has had a go which is why we offer a one week taster option. From our memberships page you can select a taster session at any age group.
How can I help the club develop?
Please drop us a message if you'd like to get more actively involved in running the club. We are always on the lookout for those who would be willing to join our team of volunteers.
What if my question hasn't been answered?
Just drop us a message (firstname.lastname@example.org) and we'll get back to as quickly as we can.