The RLA is open to all Ridgewood residents and students registered in a Ridgewood Public School in the 2nd through 8th grades. Changes have been made for the 2015 season. Please read the registration information carefully.
AVAILABLE PROGRAMS (for complete program descriptions please see Boys/Girls Program descriptions in left Tab Menu)
2nd grade: Clinic NEW THIS YEAR!!
3rd grade: House League
4th, 5th & 6th grade: House League onlyOR House League plus Travel League tryout
7th & 8th grade: Travel League tryout
2nd grade: Clinic NEW THIS YEAR!!!
3rd & 4th grade: House League
5th & 6th grade: House League only
5th & 6th grade: House League plus Travel League tryout
7th & 8th grade: House League only
7th & 8th grade: House League plus Travel League tryout
NOTE: When more than one program option is available, please be sure to select only the one desired option. Registration changes will not be permitted after the registration deadline.
REGISTRATION PERIOD & DEADLINE
Registration starts on December 1, 2014 and continues through January 6, 2015. Registration fills up quickly. Please do not delay. All registrations after January 6th will be placed on a waitlist and will only be accepted on a space available basis as determined by the RLA. Players may be waitlisted prior to the January 6, 2015 deadline, if a specific program reaches capacity prior to that date.
REGISTRATION & FEES
Registrations must be performed online at the Community Pass website (www.ridgewoodsports.org). For each player registered, you will be prompted to select one of the RLA program options above. Registration is not complete until the appropriate program registration fee (detailed below) has been paid online. Payment may ONLY be made by credit card (no cash or checks). If you do not have access to a computer, you may use the computers available at the Ridgewood Public Library. Fees do not include equipment rental, if applicable. Players who are waitlisted for failure to register by January 6, 2015 and who are later accepted into a program must pay an additional late fee of $50.
Initial Fee Additional Fee
(at online registration)(after team selection)
Boys 2nd grade Clinic: $100
Boys 3rd/4th grade House League: $150
Boys5th/6th grade House League: $150
Boys 4th/5th/6th grade House League plus Travel League tryout: $150 $100
Boys7th and 8th grade Travel League tryout: $150 $100
Girls 2nd grade Clinic: $100
Girls3rd/4th grade House League: $150
Girls5th/6th grade House League: $150
Girls5th/6th grade House League plus Travel Team tryout: $150 $100
Girls7th/8th grade House League: $150
Girls 7th/8th grade House League plus Travel Team tryout: $150 $100
The RLA may waive some or all fees in cases of financial hardship. For questions regarding the registration process and the programs, please contact Lauren Auerbach at (201) 251-0970 or
BOYS EQUIPMENT:Boys in 2nd through 6th grades may rent a helmet, gloves, shoulder pads and arm pads for a flat seasonal rental fee of $50 per participant, regardless of what items are rented. Lacrosse sticks are not provided. A signed waiver and a $200 equipment deposit in the form of a check are required at the time of equipment pick-up.Boys in 7th and 8th grade must provide their own equipment.
GIRLS EQUIPMENT:All girls in the 3rd through 8th grades must provide their own protective eye wear (goggles) and girls lacrosse stick. The RLA provides mouth guards.
EQUIPMENT PICK-UP: Equipment pick-up dates generally occur in February and will be announced following the close of registration. Several dates will be scheduled. It is important that you and your child attend one of the scheduled dates; otherwise your child may be prevented from participating when the season starts.
TRAVEL UNIFORMS: The RLA provides uniforms for boys and girls travel teams. A $150 uniform deposit in the form of a check is required at the time of uniform pick-up. Uniform distribution will be announced upon final team selection.
The RLA is committed to the ideals of good sportsmanship, citizenship and character in teaching the sport of lacrosse and has adopted a “zero tolerance policy” for conduct, which is inconsistent with these ideals. The RLA’s Code of Conduct is available on our website (www.ridgewoodlax.com). Each player, coach, parent, guardian and other family member should familiarize themselves with the Code of Conduct prior to participation in the RLA. Adherence to the RLA Code of Conduct is mandatory for players, coaches and spectators.
We need your help! The RLA is a volunteer organization. The success of our programs depends almost entirely on parent participation, without which we would not be able to operate. Many volunteer opportunities do not require an in-depth knowledge of the game. Lax Day, on April 25, 2015, is the highlight of the RLA season. Preparation for this all-day festival is extensive and requires many volunteers. Similarly, we need new coaches each year for our clinics and house programs, in particular at the 2nd and 3rd grade levels. Training is available for those who would like to develop their lacrosse-specific coaching knowledge. Please indicate your willingness to help with Lax Day or to coach by completing the volunteer section of the online registration form.
THE RLA SCHOLARSHIP
Each year, the RLA awards two scholarships, one to a graduating member of each of the RHS boys and girls lacrosse programs. For more information on the RLA scholarship, please visit our website at www.ridgewoodlax.com. When you register please consider a contribution to the RLA scholarship. Your contribution will help us to continue this great tradition.
Girls coaches!!!! It is a league requirement that you have your Level 1 Certification in order to be eligible to coach in the upcoming 2014-2015 season. Please see local clinic opportunities to obtain this certification.
Level 1 and 2 USL Clinic Update
November 16 Robbinsville, NJ Level 2
January 11 Chatham, NJ Level 1
February 8 Monroe Twp (Middlesex County), NJ Level 1
Date TBD Glen Ridge, NJ Level 1
Date TBD Pequannock, NJ Level 2
Go to uslacrosse.org to register. Registration can be found under the Coaches Education tab.
Questions regarding upcoming clinics and certification may be forwarded to