Alexandria Lacrosse Club (ALC) is dedicated to the instruction and development of boys and girls lacrosse in the City of Alexandria. Founded in 2003, the mission of ALC is to provide children, ages five through fifteen, the opportunity to learn and play the sport of lacrosse while developing a lifelong love of the game.
ALC coaches are committed to helping develop our young players into better athletes while helping to instill lifelong values of being better teammates, better competitors, and better citizens.
Our board of directors, coaches, players, parents, and alumni are extremely proud of our program and continue to play a vital role in helping to grow this incredible sport.
ALC offers a complete lacrosse experience for players of all skill levels, including:
Supplying fields, equipment, coaches, and league play in Northern Virginia Youth Lacrosse League (NVYLL)
Providing scholarships to those in need
Educating players, coaches, and parents in the traditions of lacrosse
Teaching respect for the game, one another, and our competitors
ALC’s game season starts in March and runs through the end of June. Registration for the spring season opens in early December. Contact the club at
for information on our program and to inquire about coaching and volunteer opportunities.
ALC 2018 Spring Registration is Open! Register now
***2018 SPRING LACROSSE REGISTRATION IS OPEN***
Lacrosse League for Boys and Girls in Kindergarten thru Eighth Grade
All skill levels welcome, including those who are brand new to the sport
and want to learn how to play lacrosse in a fun, safe and structured environment.
All registered players are placed on a team within their age/grade division; most teams practice twice weekly at City of Alexandria fields; league games played on Saturdays (boys) and Sundays (girls).
December 10, 2017: ALC spring registration open
February 3rd and February 10th: Boys player evaluations (for all boys players except Little Laxers)
February 4th and February 11th: Girls player evaluations (for all girls players except in K-2nd grade)
Week of March 5: Team practices begin
March 24(boys) March 25 (girls): Games begin
NOTE SPRING 2018 CHANGES: As you will see, there have been several changes to the boys’ age divisions; as well as changes to the levels of play within each age division for both boys and girls. Please read each age division description carefully. These changes have been made to ensure your children are provided with a safe, educational, challenging and fun lacrosse environment. We believe these are all steps in the right direction to help keep kids playing lacrosse and developing a lifelong love of the game.
VOLUTEERS! ALC is run by volunteers and we need help from all families to keep things going. Whether you are interested in coaching a team, helping out as a parent volunteer for your child’s team or interested in getting involved with the Club in general – we need you; please indicate your interest in registration or contact one of the commissioners listed on our website.
ALEXANDRIA LACROSSE CLUB SPRING 2018 REGISTRATION INFORMATION AND INSTRUCTIONS
ALC participates in the Northern Virginia Youth Lacrosse League (NVYLL). The league divisions are by birth date for the boys. Players register for the division which contains their birthdate.
Boys Divisions for Spring 2018:
The divisions are based on birth date with the year defined as September 1 through August 31. This structure is close to a grade-based structure. Example: Spring 2018 Divisions are based on age as of 9/1/2017.
All First-year Players Born 9/1/2009 through 8/31/2012
Born 9/1/2009 through 8/31/2011
Born 9/1/2007 through 8/31/2009
Born 9/1/2005 through 8/31/2007
Born 9/1/2003 through 8/31/2005 *
* Players who have turned 15 prior to the start of the 2018 season may still participate, provided they are in 8th grade
ALC participates in the Northern Virginia Youth Lacrosse League (NVYLL). The league divisions are by grade for the girls. Players register for ALC in their grade division.
GIRLS Divisions Spring 2018:
Division for registration
9th grade girls that are still 14 on August 31 preceding competition may play for the G78 grade bracket, as long as they are not playing on a high school team.
Team Slots are Limited - Register as early as possible:
ALC reserves the right to end registration by age level at any time. The number of teams, and thus players, is determined by the number of coaches. Each age level is filled on a first-come basis. Registrations received after a division fills are put on the wait list.
8th Grade Participation:
All players through and including Grade 8 shall be eligible to play in the NVYLL without regard to whether they play for any club or school teams. Therefore, players in 8th grade who play for their high school or club lacrosse teams (JV) will be eligible to play for ALC 14U (boys) or G7/8 (girls) as long as they meet the age requirements.
ALC conducts player evaluations as required by NVYLL for the boys at 10U, 12U and 14U and for the girls at grades 3 through 8. The purpose of player evaluations is to determine proper team assignments. Player evaluations will be held the weekends of February 3rd (boys), February 4th (girls, February 10 (boys) and February 11 (girls). The details are distributed to registered players and posted to the web site when available. These sessions are restricted to fully registered players. No walk-in registrations are permitted. All registered players are placed on a team. ALC does not use evaluations to cut players from the program. Team assignments are completed in February and March.
“Playing up” in division:
Players must register for the division in which their birthdate falls. Players will only be allowed to “play up” if ALC determines that it is necessary to move players to fill out rosters so that we can maximize participation at each age group AND if the player demonstrates the age appropriate skill in the next age division based on player evaluations. There is a question in the registration system to make the request to play up in a division; if you are interested in your player doing so, please fill this out and contact the appropriate boys or girls commissioner. The final decision regarding level of play is made after player evaluations and overall team numbers are balanced.
The ALC/NVYLL game season runs from March 24(boys)/March 25(girls) through the middle of June, with 8 regular season games and 2 rounds of play-offs. No games on Easter or Memorial weekends. Girls K-2nd and boys 8U do not participate in playoffs; Little Laxers will operate on a different schedule, see below. Boys games are played on Saturday and girls games are played on Sundays. The game schedule is developed and distributed by NVYLL. The game times and locations are available one to two weeks prior to the first game.
Uniforms are provided to each player for the season. Uniforms are to be returned at the end of the season.
Girls: Girls return their Jerseys and Kilts at the end of the season. Girls will be given an ALC t-shirt to keep.
Boys: Boys return their Jerseys at the end of the season. The boys keep their uniform shorts.
US Lacrosse Membership:
As part of the registration process, the player must establish or renew their membership directly with US Lacrosse. Membership in US Lacrosse is a requirement because ALC insurance is through the organization. The ALC Online Registration automatically opens the US Lacrosse web site to verify the player's membership. The player pays the membership fee to US Lacrosse. The membership must be active through 06/30/2018 in order to proceed with registration.
ALC Needs Coaches: Please volunteer to be a coach this year
The number of coaches determines the number of teams. Coaching is a great way to learn the game and contribute to the community. Please consider coaching a team. Do you know someone with a lacrosse background? Do you know of a former college player who lives in the area? Do you know of a former youth player who is now in high school? Talk to them about coaching for ALC.
Calling all Volunteers:
ALC is a volunteer-based organization and we need help from all families. Whether you are interested in coaching a team, helping out as a parent volunteer for your child’s team or interested in getting involved with the Club in general – we need you; please indicate your interest in registration.
REGISTRATION FEES AND PAYMENT OPTIONS:
This section covers Registration Fees, Payment Options, Financial Assistance and the Refund Policy.
Little Laxer Registration
Boys first-year players, in Kindergarten, 1st grade, or 2nd grade
Payment is by Visa or MasterCard. Families that need to pay by check contact ALC directly to make arrangements. Email
and put “Check Payment Request” in the subject line.
Financial assistance and equipment scholarships are available. See the Financial Aid Request tab on the main page of the ALC web site to submit the request.
ALC refunds the registration fee for withdrawals on or before March 1, 2018. Refund amount reduced by $20 to cover processing.
Withdrawal Notification – Notify ALC by email to
and put “Withdrawal” in the subject line.
Non-Resident Field Fee: $25
Participation in ALC is restricted to residents of the City of Alexandria. This only applies to those players whom have played ALC for at least one season and have since moved out of City of Alexandria. Requires an approved NVYLL waiver; please contact the appropriate commissioner.
Residency, Proof of Age or Proof of Grade Requirements:
All families are responsible for reviewing and adhering to requirements detailed in the Residency and Proof of Age or Grade Requirements section below. Each player must have a valid set of documents on file with the club.
Review the registration information below. Parents are responsible for knowing this information.
The Divisions are listed after this Information and Instructions section. Scroll to the bottom to locate the player’s division to initiate and complete registration
IF THE PLAYER PARTICIPATED IN THE FALL CLINIC OR DURING A PRIOR SPRING SEASON USE YOUR EXISTING MEMBER ACCOUNT FOR REGISTRATION. DO NOT CREATE A NEW ACCOUNT. If you forgot your Password: SEE PASSWORD RESET INSTRUCTIONS UNDER THE MEMBER ACCOUNT INFO TAB. DO NOT CREATE A NEW ACCOUNT.
RESIDENCY AND PROOF OF AGE REQUIREMENTS:
The Residency and Proof of Age or Grade documents are submitted once per player and do not need to be submitted each year unless requested by the club.
ALC reserves the right to ask for new documentation or additional documentation on any player.
Players cannot participate in player evaluations until the forms are submitted. The documents can be submitted after the registration but must be received prior to the tryout/skill assessment.
ALC works with military families on temporary assignment to identify and collect an appropriate set of documents. The family has to reside in the City of Alexandria. See the Military Families on Temporary Assignment section below.
Families are responsible for reviewing and following the residency requirements:
The ALC spring game season is restricted to families who reside within the City of Alexandria, not Fairfax County. Review the details on the Proof of Residency and Proof of Age below. You can validate your residency by submitting your home address at this website: http://croppermap.com/alexandria/
Families registering players for the first time in a spring season must be residents of the City of Alexandria. The following Zip Codes are considered within the Alexandria City limits:
City of Alexandria residents with Alexandria mailing address:
22301, 22302, 22304, 22305, 22314
City of Alexandria residents with Arlington mailing address:
2700 - 2799 South Walter Reed Drive 22206
5000 - 5057 South 25th Street 22206
4900 - 4999 South 28th Street 22206
4900 - 4999 South 30th Street 22206
2800 - 3099 South Columbus Street 22206
2900 - 2999 South Dinwiddie Street 22206
Non-City residents with an Alexandria mailing address – Not permitted to register with ALC:
The family must maintain residency in the City of Alexandria in order to participate each season.
Every first season boy or girl player needs to submit Residency and Proof of Age documentation even if they have siblings in the program.
Every returning player must have valid residency document(s) on file with the club in order to participate.
The player's residency is defined by the residency of their parent(s).
Participation in the fall clinic does not eliminate the city residency requirement for the spring game season.
If a player has played ALC for at least one season and have since moved out of City of Alexandria; he/she may continue to play for ALC. This requires notice to ALC and an approved NVYLL waiver; please contact the appropriate commissioner. Fees apply)
Proof of Residency Documents for Boys and Girls:
Send either Item A OR B to the club
A. A legible copy of a YOUTH DMV Identification card.
For details on the YOUTH DMV card see the Virginia DMV web site.
B. The following documentation as a set:
1. A legible copy of one parent's driver's license AND
2. A legible copy of a car registration OR electric or gas utility bill.
Note the following:
ALC confirms the information on the Youth DMV card against public records. ALC request additional documentation if there are discrepancies.
The name and address on the utility bill has to match the driver's license. The utility bill needs to be due within the past 90 days and the due date must be legible.
The car registration has to be current. The name and address on the car registration has to match the driver’s license.
ALC does not accept water bills, phone bills, bank statements, credit card bills or bank checks as proof of residency.
PROOF OF AGE REQUIREMENTS:
BOYS: Proof of Age Documents:
Each player must have item A OR B on file with the club.
A. A legible copy of a YOUTH DMV Identification Card.
For details on the Youth DMV card see the Virginia DMV web site. OR
B. A legible copy of a Birth Certificate or Passport Photo Page
GIRLS: Proof of Grade Documents
First season players have to submit a copy of a report card from this school year or last school year. The report card needs to contain the player’s name, school, grade and date. The individual subject grades can be blacked out.
Military Families on Temporary Assignment:
The family has to reside in the City of Alexandria. ALC will work with the family to identify and collect an appropriate set of documents. Initial communications with the club need to be through a valid US military email address. Submit copies of the following to ALC: Required Documents:
1. Proof of Age or Grade
Boys: Birth certificate or Passport Photo Page for the player
Girls: Report card from this year or last year that displays the player’s name, school, grade and the date. The individual subject grades can be blacked out.
2. Parent’s valid driver’s license even if the state is not Virginia. Proof of Residency Options:
The name on the documents must be the same as on the driver’s license. Submit a copy of one of the following documents:
1. Valid car registration for an address in the City of Alexandria
2. Car insurance document(s) that verify the car is garaged in the City of Alexandria. The name of the insured individual must be on the document and must match the driver’s license.
3. Gas or electric utility bill for an address in the City of Alexandria. The name and address on the utility bill has to match the driver's license. The utility bill needs to be due within the past 90 days and the due date must be legible. ALC does not accept water bills, phone bills, bank statements, credit card bills or bank checks as proof of residency.
QUESTIONS AND DOCUMENT SUBMISSION:
Direct all registration questions to ALC. Email:
and put “Registration Question” in the subject line.
Direct all residency questions to ALC. Email:
and put “Residency Question” in the subject line.
How to submit documents to ALC
Scan the documents and email to
or send the documents by mail to ALC, PO Box 16224, Alexandria VA, 22302. All documents are secured and confidential.