Desert Mountain Girls Lacrosse Club strives to offer the best available playing and training opportunities for girls lacrosse players. We constantly work to improve player development techniques and parental involvement. The goal is to provide a top quality program where DMGL players achieve high levels of success on and off the field and have every opportunity to continue to play in college if they choose.
In order to achieve our goals as a club and for parents and players to have the best experience, DMGL Club requires a commitment to attending practices, playing in the games and participating in team events throughout the year. With this commitment comes individual and team success and a more enjoyable experience for both player and parent. DMGL Club provides the opportunity to advance not only lacrosse abilities but also the skills needed to develop strong character and self-confidence. By stressing the value of functioning as a team, setting goals, and working hard, we are able to see measurable growth in our player’s lacrosse and life skills. And of course, they have a lot of fun along the way!
Attendance -- Practices are mandatory with exceptions for illness or injury only. Missing practices for important family events (weddings etc) or religious observance is also acceptable. Absences not considered excused include, but are not limited to, friends’ birthday parties, other club sports practices/games, and family vacations. We do expect families to plan vacations around our schedules. Unexcused absences can result in less playing time and if excessive, removal from the team.
Uniform -- Youth players must wear their DMGL reversible pinnie to all practices and games. For all JV and Varsity players, DMGL game shorts and pinnies must be worn to all practices and their game jersey, skirt, and socks must be worn to all Spring season games
High School Playing Time Policy -- Playing time must be earned. Coaches may start and may play more, the girls that provide the best opportunity for success on the field. Factors such as missed practices, missed tournaments, effort and attitude may impact a player’s playing time. DMGL teams generally have between 15-20 rostered players per team. DMGL reserves the right to add or remove players from rosters at any time. All players are expected to work hard and demonstrate a positive attitude and willingness to improve and develop their skills on an ongoing basis. All players with good attendance and attitude will receive significant, but not necessarily even, playing time. There is no minimum playing time requirement. Equal playing time will be more of the focus in our youngest teams.
Payments and fees – Fees are found within each of the teams/levels pages. The spring High School Fee is split into 3 payments due 12/8, 1/8, and 2/8(dates subject to change). All fees are non-refundable. If fees are not paid by date due, the player will not be able to continue participation in scheduled events and may be replaced on the roster. All fees are due if the player chooses to leave the club before the end of the club year. High School game uniforms and travel expenses are not included in the fee.
Injury – Players who miss an entire season due to serious injury may receive a partial refund at the discretion of the club.