Please review our team policies that apply to all teams and levels within our Bend Lacrosse program unless otherwise notified.
We adhere to the OSAA academic guidelines:
- Players need to have passed 5 classes during the fall semester.
- Players need to be enrolled in and passing 5 classes during the spring semester.
- Players must maintain at least a 2.0 GPA.
- To participate in practice or games, players must attend classes the day of the event, and be in class the day after a contest at 8am.
- Seniors must be on track to graduate.
Attendance is expected at every scheduled practice, lifting session and game. An excused absence is one that has been cleared by the coach before it occurs, cannot be avoided or rescheduled, and relates to an accepted priority.
Any absence not meeting all these criteria will be considered unexcused. Absences not cleared in advance with the coach may only become excused by a conversation between the coach and the parent or teacher that required the absence of the player.
- An unexcused absence will result in a meeting with the coach, and the player will sit the next game.
- A second unexcused absence will result in dismissal from the team.
All practices, lifting, and team meetings will begin promptly at the designated time. Be properly dressed and ready to go. If possible, be early to practice for extra shooting, passing, etc.
During practice, run from drill to drill. There are usually no water breaks. Water bottles will be around the field. Grab water between reps in drills.
The fields should be available before and after practice for extra shooting. Balls, ladders, cones, etc are available to all players in the shed. Any equipment borrowed must be returned to the shed after use.
If injured or sick:
- Let your head coach know BEFORE the next practice (email, phone, text).
- Follow up with your head coach regarding injuries and let him know the prognosis.
- Discuss any conflicts with practices, lifting, or games with your head coach.
Practice attendance while sick or injured:
- If possible given the nature of the injury or illness, come to practice dressed in workout gear.
- Be prepared to participate in a manner permissible given the nature of the injury (wall ball, conditioning, agilities, light shooting and passing, etc).
- Pay attention during drills and teaching moments during practice.
- Do not stand on the sideline and chat. Be an active participant.
Proper apparel is required at all practices, lifting, and games. Acceptable colors include:
Practice: Player must wear their Bend High reversible jersey. All apparel including undershirts, socks, and compression tights must be navy, yellow, white, black, or grey.
Lifting: Apparel must be navy, yellow, white, black, or grey.
Games: Players will be given a jersey, shorts, and undershirt to wear during games. Any additional apparel must be navy, yellow, white, black, or grey.
The following apparel is included in the player’s dues:
- Practice shorts
- Shooter shirt (worn under pads during games)
- Helmet Stickers
The team will loan out for the season:
- Practice reversible jersey
- Home & Away Uniforms
- The coaches run the show.
- No unnecessary criticism of your teammates.
- Never harass or criticize officials.
- No swearing.
- All players will adhere to the Bend LaPine Participation Contract.
- Show respect for teachers, school staff, and everyone you come in contact with.
- Represent yourself and the team in a positive manner.
- No swearing.
- The Booster Club usually provides meals after home and away games. Help clean-up and thank the parents who are supporting you.
The only reason we are traveling is to win lacrosse games.
- Double check your equipment bags.
- Bring both sets of uniforms.
- We will leave promptly at the designated time.
- Use of hotel phones in rooms for outside calls is not allowed.
- No ordering pay per view programs or incidentals.
- No consumption or possession of alcohol or drugs.
- Be especially conscious of your conduct while in hotels, restaurants, public places, etc.
- Be courteous to everyone you come in contact with.
One objective of the Bend HS Lacrosse program is to be competitive in the conference and across the state. We are in a fortunate position to have more players that want to play on our varsity team than we can effectively get on the field in any given contest. At the basic level we demand academic eligibility, consistent practice attendance, and a focused and intense work ethic for individual and team improvement. This however does not ensure playing time. While our objective is to give as many players as possible the experience of playing in varsity games, there is no guarantee that a player may ever step foot on the field during a varsity game. We want to be clear at the start that our intention is to put the best team possible on the field each and every game, we support all of our players, but not everyone will play.