South County Athletic Association (SCAA) has youth sports programs in the Lorton / Springfield VA area for football, soccer, cheerleading, lacrosse, basketball, field hockey, wresting, volleyball, and track.
Personal lacrosse equipment is required for children to participate in SCAA lacrosse. For boys this means an adult lacrosse stick, helmet, shoulder pads, elbow pads, gloves, athletic supporter with cup, and a colored mouth guard. For girls this means an adult lacrosse stick, eye guard and colored mouth guard.
We evaluated different approaches to filling equipment needs and determined that on factors of safety, convenience and expense the best possible method would be for parents to purchase their equipment from a qualified retailer.
To insure safety, your child should wear their equipment whenever they play lacrosse. There are year round opportunities to play and they should be prepared to play safely. Also, an annual inspection of the helmet should be done at the point of purchase by a qualified representative.
It’s most convenient to own your own equipment to avoid schedule conflicts with issue and return dates. Off season rentals require yet another set of issue and return dates and do add costs for off season play. Also, any equipment problems can be resolved with the retailer at your convenience.
From SCAA’s perspective we can keep registration fees lower since equipment is very costly to purchase, store and administer. To help keep your costs down we will schedule a “swap meet” annually so that our members can easily trade equipment.
SCAA lacrosse will also accept used equipment donations and, to the extent allowable by law, they are considered a tax deductible gift to our non profit 501 (3) (c) organization. We can then sell the equipment, at a discount, to raise money to help keep our registration fees low.
All you need to do is go there and they will properly fit your child with the gear from their inventory and then order it for us at a group rate. Justin explains that his staff are all current or former lacrosse players or coaches who understand how the equipment should fit and will be available to answer questions and provide guidance about the equipment care and use.