Warrior Lacrosse Fees Breakdown
In order to continue to provide a positive experience to our players, fee's can very from season to season based on costs associated with running the club.
We do our best to offer a high quality reasonably priced uniform. Players will be allowed to keep their uniforms at the end of the season.
The club does own all of it's equipment (goals, balls, field paint machine) which over time needs to be repaired or replaced. The club also owns all the rental equipment (sticks, helmets, chest pads, elbow pads, gloves, goggles) which also from time to time needs to be re-certified (helmet;safety), repaired or replaced.
When the league started, in 2011, the game of lacrosse was completely new to the community, and therefore the referees, over the past 4 seasons, our local referees have made great efforts to become familiar with the game in order to provide a better level of officiating. With better quality officials, comes a higher cost per game. These referee fees also increase by age group.
The Bloomington-Normal Warriors play in the Central Illinois Lacrosse League (CILAX). CILAX provides the Warriors with a way to coordinate with other local teams to set up games, and to be the governing body that oversees league activity at all age levels. In addition, our CILAX dues cover the coordination of our referees, ensuring that properly trained officials are at each game, creating a fun and safe environment for all.
Games and Practices
Each team is guaranteed between 8 and 12 games per season, depending on the availability of local competition. In addition, high school teams will have practice 4 times per week, while youth teams will practice 2-3 times per week.
The Warriors teams try to play in two tournaments each season. The Washington Invitational is composed of select local teams, as well as several from Chicago and St. Louis. In addition, an end of the year tournament is hosted for local teams only. Location for the end of the year tournament varies each year. Each tournament requires a fee per team, both of which are covered by Warriors registration fees. Tournament participation is not guaranteed. We do not want to put any Warrior player in an unsafe playing situation.
Field Rental Fees
Starting in 2015, the Warriors have partnered with Kinglsey Jr. High School to allow access to their football field. This space will allow the Warriors a venue with bleachers, lights (for weeknight games, if necessary), and an overall better playing surface than some of our previously utilized locations. This space does have fees associated with it, which are included in Warriors registration.