NorthWest Lacrosse, Youth Lacrosse located in Kalispell, Montana and serving the whole Flathead Valley.

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How to be a supportive Lacrosse Parent 


  1. Be supportive of your child by giving encouragement and showing an interest in his team.
  2. Attend games whenever possible. If you cannot attend, ask about your child’s experience.
  3. Be a positive role model by displaying good sportsmanship at all times to coaches, officials and opponents. “Honoring the game” is an important part of US Lacrosse.
  4. Let you child set his or her own goals. Be your child’s “home field advantage” by giving your unconditional support regardless of his or her on-field performance.
  5. Let the coach coach. Refrain from giving your child advice when he or she is playing. Also, let the coach know when he is doing a good job.
  6. Respect the decisions of the officials. They are the authority on the field.
  7. Read the rulebook. For a quicker look, check out this year’s rule changes and points of emphasis for boys and girls.
  8. Get to know who is in charge. Meet with the leadership of the program, to discuss topics such as cost, practice and game scheduling, insurance coverage, emergency procedures, etc.
  9. Get involved. Coach or assist, keep score, run the clock, line the fields, manage the equipment, raise funds, coordinate social events, develop an online picture book, help manage the team website, or volunteer in some other way.
  10. Enjoy the game. Remember, lacrosse is played for FUN.


Parent Responsibilities:


1.  Get your child to practices on time please. The time goes very fast and it is essential that kids are there and dressed out n their gear ready to go on time.  


2.  There is travel involved for grades 3rd-8th to be able to have teams to play.  If is the reaponsibility of the parent to get your child to and from these travel games and to secure a place to stay.  


3.  Parents must purchase gear for their child (there is free rental for first time players) You can purchase an entire set of gear (Helmet, stick, chest pads, elbow pads, gloves on our website through Lacrosse Wolf or purchase on another website).  You will also need to purchase cleats, mouth guard and a protective cup.  The gear will fit a couple of years and often a helmet that is adjustable can fit for 5 years.  


3.  Parents are required to purchase a uniform for grades 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th.  Grades 1st and 2nd wear dry fits and grades 3rd and 4th use team jerseys for the season and turn them in.