WHAT IS LACROSSE?
Lacrosse is one of the oldest sports in America dating back to the 11th century. It originated from Native American tradition. Native American’s played lacrosse “to prepare them for war, and it was also a social event where tribes would get together for trade and sport. It was sometimes used to settle disputes.” Lacrosse is “the fastest game on two feet”. (history.com)
While originally lacrosse was played with wooden sticks, deer hide-wrapped balls, and fields that could span miles, early European settlers in Canada altered the game to include the stricter set of rules it has today. Lacrosse is played with metal sticks with nets on the end. A rubber ball is passed between teammates and points are scored by shooting the ball into your respective nets.
WHAT ARE THE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS?
In order to participate, and to encourage students on their path to graduation, each extramural student-athlete must be a fully matriculated student (i.e. admitted for daytime classes and a degree seeking program) that earns 12 credits per semester and maintains a minimum 2.0 GPA each semester. If these requirements are not met, the student will not be eligible to try-out, attend practices, or otherwise play with the team.
ARE THERE PARTICIPATION DUES?
Every extramural student-athlete is required to pay team dues each semester. Dues are $110 per semester. The payment will be charged through the student’s myBYU Financial Center. Students may make multiple payments throughout the semester, but the balance must be paid in full prior to registering for classes the following semester or term.
CAN I GET CREDIT FOR PLAYING?
There is a 0.5 credit class available to students who are on the Men’s Lacrosse roster each fall and winter semester. Athletes are encouraged to add the class upon making the team but are not required to.
WHEN AND WHERE ARE PRACTICES?
All team practices and meetings are held early morning, Monday-Friday Students interested in playing are encouraged to start their classes at 10am or later each day. Practice time is limited to 10 hours per week and the team uses BYU fields, indoor facilities, and weight rooms for practices and training.
HOW LONG IS THE SEASON?
The season starts the end of August and runs through the first week of May.
HOW ARE INJURIES HANDLED?
There are athletic trainers available to extramural student athletes to assist with injury recovery and rehabilitation.
WHAT IS BYU'S HONOR CODE?
“Brigham Young University and other Church Educational System institutions exist to provide an education in an atmosphere consistent with the ideals and principles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. That atmosphere is created and preserved by a community of faculty, administration, staff, and students who voluntarily commit to conduct their lives in accordance with the principles of the gospel of Jesus Christ and who strive to maintain the highest standards in their personal conduct regarding honor, integrity, morality, and consideration of others.”
More information on the Honor Code can be found here.