1. Does my child need to be of a certain playing level to participate?
- Our programs are color-coded online to show the difficulty level necessary to attend. While most programs are open to all experience levels, some are only open to intermediate and experienced players. Please be sure your child is of the appropriate ability before registering them
- Beginner – Has never played a full Spring lacrosse season on a team
- Intermediate – Has 1 to 3 years of lacrosse play on a Spring team
- Advanced – Has 4 or more years of lacrosse play on a Spring team. This is a player who plays throughout the year.
2. What are the cut-offs for US Lacrosse ages?
- U7: All players must be 6 years old or younger on the August 31st preceding event
- U9: All players must be 8 years old or younger on the August 31st preceding event
- U11: All players must be 10 years old or younger on the August 31st preceding event
- U13: All players must be 12 years old or younger on the August 31st preceding event
- U15: All players must be 14 years old or younger on the August 31st preceding event
- U17: All players must be 16 years old or younger on the August 31st preceding event
- U19: All players must be 18 years old or younger on the August 31st preceding event All U19 players are eligible except those who attended college during the 2012-2013 school year. Players who graduated High School in 2012 or prior are ineligible to participate in the 2013 West Coast Showcase.
3. What are the All West Lacrosse Tournament ages?
- Boys U9 (or 2nd & 3rd Grade)
- Boys U11 (or 4th & 5th Grade)
- Boys U13 (or 6th & 7th Grade)
- Boys U15 (or 8th Grade)
- Boys U17 (or 9th & 10th Grade)
- Boys U19 (or 11th & 12th Grade)
- For example: If you are in 5th Grade and do not qualify for the U11 age division per NCJLA/US Lacrosse regulations (due to birthdate cut offs) you can still play the U11 division. This rule is applicable in all divisions
- Players are permitted to play up one age division. Players are NOT permitted to play down an age division for any reason
- 2013 High School graduates are eligible to play in the U19 Division only. Players who have played in college during the 2013 season are ineligible
4. How do I register?
- Online – go to the Programs tab, click on the Season you want and click the Location link you want (in blue i.e. Mill Valley) and it will take you to the individual program page. Scroll down & click the blue ‘Register Now’ button at the bottom of the screen. You’ll be taken to our third party registration and credit card processing service for easy, fast, and safe online registration and payment. If you are a new user, you’ll need to create your own personal account, but it’s easy – just fill out the fields & you’re set!
- Once you are successfully registered, you will receive an e-mail confirmation. Remember to check the Program and FAQs page for details on what to bring/weather policies /credit/refund policies etc.
- A reminder email will go out 1-2 days before the program starts
- If you are having trouble registering online, please contact email@example.com or call 800.980.WEST
5. How do I pay?
- By credit card when you register online
- A portion of the program’s fee will be considered a Non-Refundable Deposit. This amount varies by program and can be found under the ‘Program Details’ section of individual Program pages
- Payment by credit card is required for all phone-in registrations
- If payment is not received at least 3 days before a Summer camp starts then an administrative fee will be applied
- Payment by check must be accompanied by a completed Registration Form (see Question 1 under ‘What to Bring’ section below) and be mailed at least 10 days prior to the start date of any program.
- All checks should be made payable to “All West Lacrosse” and mailed to All West Lacrosse at PO Box 5094, Novato, CA 94948
6. What is a ‘Drop In’?
- ‘Drop In’ means you are attending a single session or attending on a sporadic basis. If you know you can’t make all the dates in a program, then ‘dropping in’ might be the best fit for you. Drop in fees are indicated under the ‘Program Details’ section on individual Program pages
- You cannot pay or register online for a drop in yourself. To pre-arrange a drop-in, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
- If you plan to drop in and do not pre-arrange it, please ensure you fill out and bring the 2 downloadable forms available under Question 1 in the “What to Bring” section below along with cash or check for the total drop-in fee
7. What is a ‘Walk Up’?
- ‘Walk up’ means you have not registered prior to the start of the program and you are ‘walking up’ the first day of camp. This means you’ll need to fill out 2 forms (see Question 1 in ‘What to Bring’ section below) and bring payment by cash/check/credit card to the event. Walk up registrations incur an additional $25 administrative fee
1. When should I drop off/pick up my kid(s)?
- On the first day of a Day Camp program, check-in will begin 30 minutes before the start of the program. Each day thereafter, players should arrive no earlier than 15 minutes before the start of the program and be picked up promptly at the conclusion of the program
- For Overnight Camp programs, check-in will commence at 12.00 noon and will run until approximately 1:00 PM. Pick-up will occur at 12:00 NOON on the last day of camp, following the closing speeches and coaches’ awards
- Overnight Pick-Up and Drop-off times are not applicable to Little Incredibles and Rising Stars. Please refer to the individual program pages for pick-up and drop-off times for these camps.
2. What about if my child is under 7 and I am choosing the half day option?
- In certain locations, we offer a half day option for our Summer Camps – meaning players under 7 can attend Day Camps from 9.00am – 12.00noon. This means you will pick them up at lunchtime each day.
3. If my child drives himself to camp, will he be allowed to leave?
- Resident campers who drive to camp are NOT permitted to use their cars while camp is in session. Extended Day Campers who are commuting each day may drive to and from camp, but once arrived at camp, may not otherwise drive until that days’ sessions have ended. Further, commuting campers may only drive or leave with those who arrived at camp with them.
WHAT TO BRING
1. Do we need to bring any forms?
- If you registered online, no forms are necessary. If you are planning to register as a Walk Up or Drop In, you will need to download and fill out the “Health Information, Consent, and Release Form” and the “Registration Form.” If you are new and have never participated in an All West event before then you’ll need to bring both forms. We recommend you print them out beforehand, because we will have a limited number available on-site. Click on the downloadable forms below:
- Health Information, Consent, and Release Form
- Registration Form
2. What equipment should my child bring with them to a program?
- Girls: Certified eye protection, mouth guard, and lacrosse stick(s)
- Pre K or U7 Beginners: No gear or equipment needed
- K – 12th Grade Boys: Helmet, lacrosse stick(s), mouth guard, gloves, shoulder and arm pads
- Make sure to bring the proper equipment, as All West will provide no equipment. In addition, we encourage the kids to bring copious amounts of liquids as there is not always a water fountain nearby
3. Where do I buy lacrosse equipment?
- Sports Basement has a heap of gear and starter kits for beginners – you can go into the store and get fitted in person. Sling-It Lacrosse and Lacrosse Fanatic are also local lacrosse retailers. If you need more info on where to buy gear, please email email@example.com
4. What should a player bring for a Day Camp?
- Gear/Equipment, snacks, lunch, water, sunscreen. If the facility has a pool & the player chooses to swim then bring boardshorts/swimsuits & towel
5. For day camps, does All West provide lunch?
- No, athletes should bring their lunch each day. No food or drinks will be served. We typically break for lunch at 12:00 NOON each day in as shaded an area as is available
1. Is there still a session if there is bad weather?
- All West would play rain or shine – however the decision is made by our local Parks & Recs. If they choose to close a field then no matter how light or heavy we think the rain is, we’ll be forced to cancel the class
- If there is a ‘Rain Date’ given then an extra session will be held on that ‘Rain Day’ to make up for a cancelled session due to rain/storms. (The rain date is usually scheduled the week after the program is due to end)
- If no rain dates are provided, there will be no make-up sessions. No credits or refunds are given due to inclement weather
2. How do I know if a session is cancelled due to bad weather/field closure?
- Via 800 Number Message - You can learn of a cancellation by calling our 800 telephone number: 800-980-WEST (9378). We will update our pre-recorded message immediately upon determining that a cancellation is required. When weather is questionable, such message will be posted by no less than 30 minutes prior to the start of the session(s) being cancelled
- E-mail - We will notify participants via a mass e-mail. Keep in mind, Parks & Recs may not make a field closure decision until 1 hour before class is due to commence so AWL’s 800 # should be tried in all instances when in doubt. The e-mail addresses used will be those provided to us by participants during registration.
- Facebook – Sometimes we post updates on our Facebook page. Search ‘All West Lacrosse’ and become a fan to gain access
3. What if the class is cancelled and then the sun comes out?
- Once a cancellation decision has been made and communicated as above, the cancellation will stay in effect even if the weather gets better. It would be too confusing to cancel and then resume at short notice
CREDITS/ REFUNDS/ DISCOUNTS
1. What if my child can’t attend the program we registered for and I need to apply for a credit or refund?
- Please re-read our Credit & Refund Policy below on Question 2
- All credit/refund requests must be made by filling out the online form below. Requests CANNOT be accepted in person or by email or phone under ANY circumstances
- Fill out our ‘Credit/Refund Request’ form as soon as possible. To request a refund or credit, CLICK HERE
- Our Finance Department will review your application for a refund or credit and respond within 14 business days
2. What is your Credit and Refund Policy?
- Credits: If AWL receives your Credit Request form at least seven (7) days prior to the start of the program, a credit with AWL will be issued minus administrative fees. Within 7 days of the start of the program, a credit will be issued for the amount paid less the Non-Refundable Deposit. All credits are non-transferable (outside of a family). For Spring/Winter/Fall sessions no credits will be issued after the program start date. Please click the hyperlink at Question 1 and fill out our online form if you would like to request a credit
- Refunds: If AWL receives your Refund Request form up to seven (7) days prior to the start of any program, a refund, less the Non-Refundable Deposit, can be issued. No refunds are available thereafter except for cancellation in the case of verified hardship (as deemed appropriate in AWL’s sole judgment) or verified injury. The maximum refund issued in such cases will be 50% of amounts paid and only if registrants or their families have made such occurrences known to AWL before the end of the program for which the registrant is registered. For Spring/Winter/Fall sessions no refunds will be issued after the program start date. Please click the hyperlink at Question 1 and fill out our online form if you would like to request a refund
- All credit/refund decisions are final after processing
- Tournament/League/Team Programs: There will be NO refunds or credits for ANY reason following registration in the case of tournaments or team camps
- Summer Pool fees: There will be NO refunds or credits for ANY reason following registration. Pool sessions are a 3-day package (whether you swim one day or three) and there are no pro-rates
3. How do your Summer Camp discounts work?
- Goalie Discount: Goalies are offered the special price of $200 for Summer DayCamps and 50% OFF for Overnight Camps*, but they MUST play Goalie for the entire camp duration. A special code is required that must be entered at the time of registration in order to receive the discount – please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details. *This offer cannot be combined with any other discounts and cannot be applied retroactively. There are no goalie discounts offered for Little Incredibles, Rising Stars Juniors, Rising Stars High School or Specialty Camps
- All West Elite: 2013 Summer All West Elite players will be given a code which allows $100 off our 2013 Summer camps. This cannot be combined with the Early Bird Special, Goalie discount or any other discount/offer
4. Do you pro-rate your sessions?
- No, unfortunately we are unable to pro-rate our programs. Think of it like this… when you sign up for a program it’s like buying a package of yoga sessions at the gym – you might buy a special 8 pack of yoga sessions to use within the month. You may only attend 6 sessions out the 8, which is up to you, but that doesn’t mean you can buy a 6-pack right? Same deal with All West. If you know you can’t attend a number of sessions, then consider being a ‘Drop In’ to the program instead. (See individual program pages for Drop In fees)
1. What should my child pack?
- All lacrosse gear/equipment
- Sleeping bag or your own linens and a pillow (Bedding linens will NOT be provided)
- Required medications
- Sufficient changes of underclothes
- Casual wear for off the field
- A water bottle- it’ll get hot!!!!
- Pocket money for camp stores (optional)
- Additional snacks (optional)
2. Can we request a Roommate?
Yes, please see below for procedure:
- Requests should be made at the time of registration – there is a field to fill in names
- If you didn’t name your friend when you registered, you will need to reaccess your registration & update it at least 7 days before camp starts
- BOTH you and your roommate must request EACH OTHER. If only one of you makes the request, we will be unable to honor your request
- Otherwise, All West assigns roommates first on the basis of age and then a combination of school, league, position, and other relevant criteria
- Once assignments have been made, they are set – no changes!
3. What does Extended Day Camper mean?
- We use the term Extended Day Camper for players who choose not to stay on campus during an Overnight camp – meaning they will commute to/from camp each day
- On the first day of camp, EXC’s should arrive at check-in between 12 Noon – 1.00pm
- On days 2 and 3, players should be dropped off at 8.30am & picked up at 8.30pm
- On day 4, players should be dropped off at 8.30am & picked up after the closing ceremony at 12 Noon
- EXC’s will eat lunch & dinner with their team-mates and then leave after the twilight session
4. Where should campers park if they drive to an UCSC overnight camp?
- On-campus parking is allowable by permit ONLY for Resident and Extended Day campers who drive to camp
- Inquire at check-in about obtaining a permit
- Be sure to only park in spots that your permit allows!
- All West will not be responsible for parking tickets issued to cars parked in incorrect lots
5. Where should campers park if they drive to an SMC overnight camp?
- St. Mary’s does not issue permits over the summer, so campers can park in any of the lots surrounding the areas we will be. There are parking lots next to both the field and dorms
1. What if I need/want to call my son or daughter while at camp?
- Cell phones are permitted. Kids can bring their own phones if parents need to check in. However, kids are NOT to have their cell phones at the field unless there are extenuating circumstances that have been discussed with the coaches prior to camp
2. Who do I contact in case of emergency while my kid is at camp?
- Jenaya Joy at 415.828.7010, she will put you in touch with the appropriate Camp Director
- If anything comes up that you need to be aware of, we have your contact details from your registration form
3. What if an injury happens at camp?
- We have Athletic Trainers on site at every Summer Camp program to ensure the safety of your child
- We have your emergency contact details on file so will contact you and call 911 if necessary
4. Do you have Lost & Found?
- Yes. If you lose an item DURING camp, please check in with the camp administrator the next day. If you lose an item AFTER camp, all items are taken to our warehouse for storage so you will need to contact email@example.com for collection.
5. Where should parents park if we want to watch our kids play at an UCSC Overnight Camp?
- WARNING: Parking tickets are issued from the Municipal Parking Authority, and if issued, we have been advised you WILL BE obliged to pay
- Parking on campus is strictly enforced by UCSC
- Under no circumstances will AWL assume responsibility or liability for parking tickets
- If you plan on staying to watch a game (more than dropping kids off) – you will need a parking pass
- Day passes are approximately $5 per car
- Passes can be purchased at the kiosk when you pull up to campus (At the main entrance – ask security)
6. Where should parents park if we want to watch our kids play at an SMC Overnight Camp?
- St. Mary’s does not have designated parking over the summer, so parents can park anywhere. The Public Safety officers at the front gate can direct you to the field
7. What can I do to make sure my kid has the best experience possible with All West?
- Please remind your children before and during our programs that they are coming to play lacrosse and have a good time, and that we are all guests of the community and the facility provider so must act accordingly
- Property damage, stealing, use or possession of illegal substances, use of profane language, bullying, and/or abusive behavior WILL NOT BE TOLERATED!
- Should any of these incidents occur, it will be the responsibility of the player’s parent(s) or guardian(s) to bear the cost of any damages or loss of property to, or any extra charges by, the facility owner, or any other party, caused by a program participant
- In addition, behavior deemed inappropriate (at the sole discretion of AWL staff) will result in immediate dismissal from the program with no return of program fee
8. Does All West offer Private Lessons?
- Yes. We have expert coaches in every region of the Bay Area available to work one-on-one with your child
- Please fill out form for more information on private & group training request