Girls Program

Updated 1/12/2021

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 both a Kindergarten-2nd (K-2) grade team and a 3rd grade-4th (3/4) grade team for the 2021 season. A 5th-6th grade team may be added if there’s enough interest.

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
    • 3/4 team: $275 per player
    • 5/6 team: $350 per player
  • Practice Frequency: Teams will practice 2x a week for an hour 
  • First Practice: Will likely begin the week of 3/7, subject to change
  • Practice Time: TBD, but will be an hour sometime between 3:00-6:30pm
  • Practice Days: TBD
  • Field Location: Rancho Mission Canyon Park (6005 Larchwood Ave, San Diego, CA 92120) off of Margerum Ave
  • Games:
    • The tentative plans for 2021 is to have an abbreviated season where games will be held beginning mid-April and will run through the 2nd to 3rd week of May.
    • This will likely result in 5-6 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 to keep and wear for practice and games. Each player will need to provide their own black pair of shorts to wear with the jersey for games. Replacement jersey fees will be $20. 

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
  • You will be required to provide current US Lacrosse Membership number during registration
  • If you do not have a US Lacrosse Membership, register HERE

REFUND POLICY

We do not offer refunds or credits once registration has been processed. If we have a waitlist for the team and are able to add a player in your player’s place, we will provide a pro-rated credit once the new player’s registration has cleared and processed.

Due to the uncertainty around youth sports, this year we’ve included an optional Registration Fee Insurance policy if your player is not able to participate due to injury, illness or other covered perils.

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.

Paul Mignone
Coach Paul Mignone has been a part of the lacrosse community in San Diego for over 30 years.  First picking up a stick in 6th Grade, he played middle school lacrosse in Tierrasanta and high school lacrosse for USDHS (now Cathedral Catholic).  He played collegiately at Santa Clara University where he played served as Defensive Captain his Junior and Senior Years and was named a WCLL All Star in his Senior year.  After college he played Post-Collegiate Club Lacrosse for Aussie Pub before helping revitalize the San Diego Lacrosse Club where he played for nearly a decade.  In the mid 2000’s he wanted to continue to give back to the local lacrosse community and began officiating.  He quickly rose through the ranks and was selected to officiate several CIF Boys Lacrosse Championship games.  He has earned the ability to officiate Collegiate lacrosse including several NCAA games.  Eventually, he got tired of being yelled at and took up coaching.
Paul started his coaching experience coaching 6th grade boys for PQ lax.  His second and third years he coached the PQ 7/8 A program and coached them to their first playoff run where the boys won the club’s first post-season tournament.  When his daughter Fae turned 5, he shifted his focus to helping her fall in love with the sport that has given so much to him.  He started coaching girls K-2 in Coronado where he did that for the last 2 years.  Fae is in second grade and he will continue to coach her this year.  Paul’s son, Joe, will be in the Boys K-2 program this year as well.

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