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FREQUENTLY ASKED LAX QUESTIONS

If you don't find a question or answer that's satisfactory to your inquiry, please contact us at lacrosse@hyasports.org.

For general HYA questions, please consult this FAQ page.

WHAT'S THE HYA RIPTIDE LACROSSE ADDRESS? 

Our address is: HYA K2 PLUS Lacrosse, P.O. Box 81, Hampton, NH 03843

If sending a registration check, please make it out to: HYA Riptide Lacrosse and note the player's name in the memo.

CAN MY CHILD PLAY IF HE/SHE DOESN'T LIVE IN HAMPTON?

YES!  HYA Riptide Lacrosse is open to all children of the SAU21/90 School District. This includes Hampton, Hampton Falls, North Hampton, Seabrook & South Hampton.

MY CHILD IS 5 YEARS OLD, BUT STILL IN PRE-K. CAN THEY PARTICIPATE?

Sorry. Pre-K kiddos (even if they are 5) will have to wait another year!

DO YOU PROVIDE SCHOLARSHIPS/FUNDING ASSISTANCE?

Yes we do. We understand that not everyone can cover the necessary fees for youth sports, and we never like to turn a child away because of it. Please contact lacrosse@hyasports.org to inquire further.

I'M INTERESTED IN COACHING, BUT I'M CONCERNED ABOUT MY LEVEL OF EXPERIENCE.

No experience is necessary. We value enthusiasm just as much as prior lacrosse skill. Probably even more. Plus, our experienced coaches offer their “professional” guidance in many ways throughout the season. We provide ample, yet simple materials and directions on how to go about teaching skills in a practice in a FUN way. For Travel lacrosse, there is robust training offered (in many cases required) for coaches through US Lacrosse.

ARE EQUIPMENT AND UNIFORMS PROVIDED?

RIPTIDE K2 PLUS: A clinic t-shirt will be provided by HYA and distributed at the first  practice. Not provided are helmets and gloves (boys), goggles (girls), sticks, mouthguards and cleats, but we do have a limited supply available through our loaner program (See Players Equipment Requirements).

RIPTIDE TRAVEL: Uniform costs are absorbed by HYA for new registrants in 1st-3rd grade. Re-orders are at the cost of the registrant.

Practice equipment (i.e. lacrosse balls, cones, targets, etc...) will be held by coaches though provided by the HYA. 

Knowing that equipment costs may be an issue for some, please check out our Equipment Exchange webpage, which enables those who have used/new equipment to donate it to those who may be in need. We also post any deals/coupons we are aware of on our website. Just click on the Special Offers/Retail link.

WILL PLAYER AND TEAM PICTURES BE TAKEN?

We do not offer a formal photo program. We encourage coaches to organize a day for informal team pictures to be taken when there is full attendance. 

DOES HYA K2 LACROSSE CONFLICT WITH HYA/CAL RIPKEN BASEBALL or HYA SOFTBALL?

RIPTIDE K2 PLUS: No. In fact, our practice times are geared specifically to avoid such conflict. Since these are ages when kids are introduced to sports of all kinds, we hope that your child can experience lacrosse, baseball/softball or various activities in the same season. 

RIPTIDE TRAVEL: Conflicts may occur for players registering in our Riptide Travel programs.

ARE PRACTICES HELD IN THE RAIN?

RIPTIDE K2 PLUS: Unfortunately we do not have rain dates for Riptide K2 PLUS clinics, so we cross our fingers for good weather. For general purposes, we will hold all activities in a light rain, but most likely cancel under heavy rain - definitely if lightning and thunder are involved. Coaches will communicate any cancellations to parents and players as soon as a decision is made.

Occasionally we have the opportunity to play indoors at Seacoast United in Hampton, provided they have space that day (no guarantee). So be sure to check the website or email before you leave the house.

RIPTIDE TRAVEL: Practices are held at the discretion of the coaching staff for each team. Rescheduling for another day of the week and/or indoor scheduling are potential options.

DO YOU PLAY ACTUAL LACROSSE GAMES?

RIPTIDE K2 PLUS: No. Our skills clinics focus on fundamental skill building, though positional play will be introduced as players progress. Small-sided intramural scrimmages may develop at a clinic for those players who have shown readiness. 

RIPTIDE TRAVEL: YES! League play is available for 1st-8th graders

WHAT ARE THE PARENT/GUARDIAN RESPONSIBILITIES?

RIPTIDE K2 PLUS: All players will require a designated adult to be present during practice. In the event that a player might become unruly, disruptive or is just having a bad day, we encourage parents to help manage their child’s behavior on the field, including removing their child (for however long) when seen fit.

RIPTIDE TRAVEL: Players may be dropped off and left to the attending coach during their designated practice time. Please keep in mind that coaches are not responsible for players in the lead up to and after close of practice. 

Coaches are not babysitters. Even though they are attentive to individual needs, coaches must think of the whole team, and their responsibilities lie in attending to those players who are engaged and have a cooperative mindset.

I'D LIKE TO VOLUNTEER MY TIME, HOW CAN I HELP?

HYA Riptide Lacrosse, and other HYA sports, are always looking for dedicated volunteer help. If you like working with like-minded, local parents who think youth sports are about fun and growth in equal proportion, then joining the HYA might be for you. Positions often open up for Board members, Coordinators and/or Coaches for all our sports. Please email us at lacrosse@hyasports.org to let us know of your interest.


Hampton Youth Association - P.O. Box 81, Hampton, NH 03843

Registered 501(c)(3) non-profit