Here are answers to some frequently asked questions about SVFLC.
Q. How many teams play for the Skagit Valley Flyers Lacrosse Club?
A. SVFLC has High School and Youth Lacrosse programs for both boys and girls.
For boys: At the Youth program level, we have teams for grade levels 3/4, 5/6, and 7/8. At the High School level there are both JV and Varsity teams, based on number of registered players.
Q. There is a K-1 co-ed clinic, a U9 girls team, and a 3/4 boys team. Where can my son who is in second grade play?
A. Boys in the second grade have 2 options. First option is they may register and "play up" in the 3/4 division. If they do not wish to play at the 3/4 level, they can participate in the K-1 clinic program that is usually offered in the springtime.
Q. Who can play for the Skagit Valley Flyers Lacrosse Club?
A. The Flyers serve all boys and girls who live in Skagit County. Players coming from Anacortes and Oak Harbor will play with the Anacortes Lacrosse Club. High school age players who attend Burlington-Edison high school must play with the B-E team and players who attend all other schools will play with the Skagit Valley Flyers.
Q. When does the lacrosse season start?
A. The Lacrosse season runs from February to June, with league games beginning in March. The Boy's youth start practicing in early Feb, girls youth in March. Number of days for practices vary at the youth level. The 3/4 and 5/6 teams typically practice 2 times a week while the 7/8 team practices 3 times a week, with games on Saturdays.
High School teams begin practice the first day of HS spring sports in late Feb/early March.
Q. Where do the Skagit Valley Flyers Lacrosse club teams practice and play their games?
The main practice field for the boys youth programs is Allen Playfields located north of Allen Elementary School. The High School boys team holds practices at Allen Playfields and Sedro Woolley High School.
Youth games will be held at various locations in Skagit Valley.
Boys High School games will be played on the turf field at Sedro Woolley High School when available.
Q. What teams does the Skagit Valley Flyers Lacrosse Club compete against?
A. The boys youth teams compete in the North Sound Youth Lacrosse League. The High School competes in the Washington High School Boys Lacrosse Association in the Northwest Conference. The girls youth teams compete with various clubs from the surrounding areas.
Q. How much does it cost to register to play on a Skagit Valley Flyers Lacrosse Club team?
A. All players must be members of US Lacrosse. USL membership provides medical and liability insurance for lacrosse related incidents.
Youth Under age 15, but not in High School $30
High School Age 18 or under and in High School $35
SVFLC registration fees vary by grade level. The fees are described in the registration form. Click the Register Online link on the left hand side to see more.
Q. How do I file a claim if my player is injured while participating in lacrosse activities?
A. If your player sustains a lacrosse related injury, please click here to initiate the claim process with US Lacrosse.
Q. Are Registration Fees refundable if my son or daughter decides not to play this season?
A. Yes. If a player decides not to participate, SVFLC registration fees will be refunded in the following manner:
- If requested prior to the first practice, 100% of SVFLC registration fees, minus a $50 administrative fee will be refunded.
- If requested after practices have begun, but prior to the first league game, 50% of SVFLC registration fees, minus a $50 administrative fee will be refunded.
- If requested after the first scheduled league game, no refund will be issued.
- In the event that a program does not get sufficient players to field a team, a full refund of any SVFLC registration fees paid will be issued.
IMPORTANT: The SVFLC refund policy does not include refunds of a player's US Lacrosse membership fee.
Q. How much does the equipment cost and what is required?
A. All players will need to obtain equipment as required by the league. For boys, this includes a helmet, lacrosse stick, gloves, shoulder pads, arm pads, colored mouth guard, athletic cup, and cleats. Entry level boy's equipment typically costs range from $150 to $200 for the younger grades. Used equipment and rentals are available through Play It Again Sports in Marysville. For girls, the equipment includes a lacrosse stick, colored mouth guard and cleats.
Q. What are the membership registration fees used to pay for?
A. Membership registration fees are applied to the team expenses of the Skagit Valley Flyers Lacrosse Club including: league dues, referee fees, field equipment, field rental fees, etc.
Q. Are credit/debit card transactions completed on the website secure?
A. Yes. All credit/debit card transactions are completed through a secure server that is Trustwave PCI compliant. Annually, the Club completes a questionnaire to maintain compliance.
Q. Will my child need to participate in any fundraisers?
A. The SVFLC conducts one major fundraiser during the season. Proceeds from the fundraiser will help cover the operating expenses of the Club and help keep registration fees as low as possible. Players are expected to sell a minimum of 12 bags of coffee or pay a buyout the unsold coffee. Families may opt out of the fundraiser for $85/1 player, $140/multi-player.
Q: If I donate money to the Skagit Valley Flyers Lacrosse Club, is my donation tax deductible?
A. Yes. The Skagit Valley Flyers Lacrosse Club is registered with the Washington State Secretary of State's office as a Nonprofit Charitable organization. The Club is also registered with the United States Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization. For more information regarding the Club's tax identification number, please contact our
HOWEVER, the SVFLC STRONGLY advises consulting an accountant or tax professional before deducting donations on your yearly taxes.
Q. If we can’t afford the registration fee, what are our options?
A. If registration and equipment costs are preventing your son or daughter from joining the Skagit Valley Flyers Lacrosse Club, we offer deferred payments for the registration fee between November until the start of the season (February/March). There are 2 scholarship opportunities available to you. The Garrett C. Arendse Memorial Scholaship Fund as well as partial scholarships through the Skagit Valley Flyers Lacrosse Club for families who are in financial need are available. Please see the GA Memorial Scholarship tab on the left hand side of this website's home page or contact a member of the Flyers Board for more information. One application can be completed and mail to SVFL to apply for either scholarship.
For equipment needs, check the Equipment Exchange tab for members looking to sell or give away used equipment. Before the season begins, the club will hold a used gear event. Watch for more information in early January. Used equipment can also be purchased or rented from Play It Again Sports in Marysville.
Q. Who can I contact for additional information?
A. Our Board members can answer additional questions about the individual programs. Please see our Contacts page for their contact information.