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 IS THE GOVERNING BOARD FOR WOMEN'S LACROSSE?
The governing board for Women's Lacrosse is USA Lacrosse. Their website can be accessed here. In addition, the BYU Women's Lacrosse team is apart of the WCLA league which is the club association for women's lacrosse.
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 (STAC 201R) available to all rostered extramural students. STAC 201R Sections are offered 2nd Block Fall and 2nd Block Winter.
HOW DO I CONTACT THE COACH?
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for coaches information.
WHEN AND WHERE ARE PRACTICES?
Practices are generally held Monday through Friday from 6:00-7:50 am. Practices are limited to 10 hours per week. The team uses BYU fields, indoor facilities, and weight rooms for practices and training.
If you wish to play, make sure that you set your work and school schedule to accommodate practices and games.
HOW LONG IS THE SEASON?
The season starts the first week of fall semester and ends in mid-May.
HOW ARE INJURIES HANDLED?
There are athletic trainers available to extramural athletes to assist with injury recovery and rehabilitation.
WHAT IS BYU'S HONOR CODE?
Brigham Young University exists 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 through commitment to conduct that reflects those ideals and principles.
Initiated by students in 1949, the Honor Code is a matter of personal commitment to values such as honesty, living a chaste and virtuous life, obeying the law, abstaining from alcohol and tobacco, using clean language, and adhering to other values encompassed in the doctrines of the church. The Honor Code is supplemented by additional guidelines on dress, grooming, and housing standards.
For more on the Honor Code visit, http://honorcode.byu.edu.