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 at our new home at King's House Sports Ground. We hope to add older age groups in 2022.
Richmond's 2021-22 season starts on the morning of Sunday 12 September. Here is all the information you need to know.
U13s for boys and girls
Our U13 teams (for children in year's 6, 7 & 8 on 01.09.21) run from September - March and train on Sunday mornings 10:30am - 12:00pm. We take a two week break during October and February half term and will also take a break over the Christmas holidays.
From November both our U13 boys and girls will start to play competitive fixtures against local clubs ahead of entering formal leagues next season.
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.
We plan to run two programmes for our U8 and U10 children. The first will run from September through to the October half term and then we'll be back after the February half term.
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 (email@example.com) and we'll get back to as quickly as we can.