Girls Program

Updated 12/21/2021

SPRING 2022 REGISTRATION IS OPEN!

ABOUT OSPREY GIRL’S LACROSSE

Osprey is a nonprofit, lacrosse organization for youth girls in the Allied Garden, Del Cerro, San Carlos, and surrounding areas.

MISSION AND COACHING PHILOSOPHY

The Osprey youth lacrosse program aims to keep the fun in fundamentals by creating an environment that fosters growth and a life-long love for lacrosse. Our goal is to develop players who are confident, team players, that possess the skills needed now and in the future. 

Osprey lacrosse is part of the San Diego Girls Lacrosse Association (SDGLA) league and participates in the Spring season.

SPRING SEASON

Osprey plans to field teams at all age groups this spring including K/2nd, 3rd/4th, 5th/6th, 7th/8th.

SDGLA is very strict in grouping players by grade level, therefore there will not be try-outs. Exceptions to this rule will be evaluated on a case by case basis and must be approved by the program and league.

  • Registration Fees: Registration fees include but are not limited to: player jerseys, league fees, practice and game facility fees, coaching stipends, and officiating fees (where applicable)
    • K-2 team: $225 per player (currently taking waitlist)
    • 3/4 team: $275 per player (currently taking waitlist)
    • 5/6 team: $350 per player
    • 7/8 team: $375 per player
  • Practice Frequency: Teams will practice 2x a week for 60-90 minutes
  • First Practice: Will likely begin the week of 2/1, subject to change
  • Practice Time: TBD, 3:30-6:30pm
  • Practice Days: Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday
  • Field Location: Rancho Mission Canyon Park (6005 Larchwood Ave, San Diego, CA 92120) off of Margerum Ave
  • Games:
    • We’re expecting the season plan to return to pre-COVID schedule with games starting in March with the season ending in mid/late May.
    • This will likely result in 8-10 games per team as games are generally held on Saturdays or Sundays.
    • Game time varies by age, but parents should plan for at least an hour commitment for each game which includes warm-up time, half-time, game time, and post-game wrap-up. This does not include travel time to non-home games.

EQUIPMENT AND UNIFORMS

Uniforms

All players will be provided a reversible game jersey and shorts to keep and wear for practice and games.

Required Equipment Provided by Player

  • Girl’s Lacrosse Stick (there is a difference from boys) (~$35)
    • Sticks may not be modified from original manufacturer specifications
    • See page 61 of the US Lacrosse Youth rule book for additional details on stringing and stick modifications: 
  • Lacrosse headgear (like goggles) that meet the ASTM F3137 standard for women’s lacrosse headgear (~$25)
  • Mouthguard (~$3)
    • Mouthguards may not be clear, white, have any protruding tabs, or any imaging of teeth on it
  • Black pair of athletic shorts (~$15)
  • Note, there is no jewelry allowed at any level. Players must be able to take earrings out to play

US LACROSSE MEMBERSHIP

All players are required to register with US Lacrosse to participate in both the Osprey Lacrosse program and the SDGLA league. If you do not have a US Lacrosse Membership, register HERE

REFUND POLICY AND INSURANCE

We do not offer refunds or credits once registration has been processed. In place of a Refund Policy, we have a Registration Fee Insurance policy you can select to cover your player from injury, illness, or other perils preventing your player from participating in the spring

ABOUT THE COACHES

Alicia Durante

Coach Alicia joins Osprey in her first year as the 3/4 head coach and Osprey Girl’s Program Director. She has significant experience both playing, coaching, and officiating from youth through collegiate levels.

As a coach, she has served 7 years as a head coach at two separate high schools in San Diego, including Patrick Henry High School’s inaugural season in 2000. She was also the head coach for the Pacific So-Cal Region for two years where she traveled with an elite team to the National Tournament. Alicia has also served as the program director for South Swell Sports, coached youth programs for Adrenaline Lacrosse, and most recently for Coronado’s K-2 youth program.

As a native San Diegan, Alicia played locally both at Coronado High School and San Diego State University. She served as captain on both teams and also received MVP honors on both. Additionally, while on San Diego State’s Women’s Lacrosse Club team, she led her team to the Western Women’s Lacrosse League (WWLL) Division-II Championship and received the WWLL DII MVP award and the following year made 1st team for the WWLL DI. Alicia continues to play on the San Diego Post-Collegiate team in summer and as other opportunities arise.

Last but not least, Alicia is an active and long-standing official on the San Diego County Lacrosse Umpire board. She currently holds and has held the highest local rating available for over 10 years and assists with training and mentoring new officials at all levels.

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