The mission of South Tampa Sticks Youth Lacrosse is to promote and honor the amateur sport of lacrosse among the youth of Tampa Bay for the purpose of developing a love of the game through positive coaching, community among players, parents, coaches and o

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Welcome to STS: Tampa Bay's Premier Lacrosse Program

Our Mission:
South Tampa Sticks Youth Lacrosse League, Inc. is dedicated to promoting and honoring the amateur sport of Lacrosse among the youth of Tampa Bay for the purpose of developing a love of the game through positive coaching, community among players, parents, coaches and officials, teaching life lessons beyond the playing field, recognition of all players, and, during regular season at the youth level, participation regardless of ability, talent or skill. 

STS is an I.R.C. §501(c)(3) not for profit corporation.

Our Programs:
STS sponsors youth (boys and girls), middle-school (boys and girls) and high school club (boys) lacrosse teams.  We currently serve approximately 400 children in our programs.  Our teams participate in the  Florida Gulf Coast Lacrosse League and we are affiliated with the Florida Gulf Coast Chapter of US Lacrosse, the national governing body for the sport of lacrosse.  All players during our regular and travel season programs are required to be members of US Lacrosse.

General Registration Information: 
Lacrosse is traditionally a spring sport and our seasons generally run from mid-January to the beginning of May, with practices starting at the beginning to mid-January of each year.  Registration for our regular season programs normally opens in early to mid-December preceding the start of each season, and all of our registration is handled on-line through this website.  Registration for our regular season will normally close by mid-February of each year. 

We also sponsor the Tampa Tarpons travel program for boys advanced players (U-11, U-13, U-15 and High School) and girls advanced players (Middle School and High School) during the May/June and October/November travel season. Tryouts for these teams will be in December of the preceding year for Boys and January of the season year for Girls. 

We also hold instructional fall programs each year.  Those will be announced on this website in mid-August of each year, when registration will open on-line for those events.  Registration for fall events will normally close by October 15th.  

During periods when registration for our events is not open, you will not be able to register for our programs.  If you would like to be informed of our programs and registration periods, please provide us your information and request through the Feedback link on the side menu of this page.  Thank you.

PCA Event

Join the Positive Coaching Alliance on Wednesday, October 26th at Amalie Arena for an important panel discussion on The Role of Youth and High School Sports in Tampa Bay. This is an important event for youth sports and we urge everyone who can to attend. Please see flyer for registration information.

by posted 10/14/2016
STS - Tampa Tarpons Support the Florida Lacrosse Alliance


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The Tampa Tarpons have joined a growing list of Florida Club programs that support the Florida Lacrosse Alliance.  The Alliance is an Elite Travel program that is focused on providing advanced high school players with recruiting exposure and guidance from experienced coaches.  The program is designed to provide all participants the ability to maintain their home club affiliation and participate in their regular club season without creating schedule conflicts.  The selected recruiting events limit travel and lodging expenses while optimizing each players instruction and exposure.  If you have any questions about F.L.A. or the selection process please contact Todd Francis (37 Lacrosse & The Lacrosse Institute) at  or 978-764-1341.


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Registration is Open for the 

Tampa Tarpons Fall Clinic Series 

Click HERE for more details!


If you have Questions, please call 727-224-3341.



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Learn About America's First Sport
If you are new to lacrosse, or simply want to learn about the history and development of the fastest growing sport in the country, be sure to watch the documentary, America's First Sport, which can be accessed on the upper right-hand side of this page.

by posted 11/01/2013
America's First Sport
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Field Status
Anderson-STS Center (F2) - Tampa TBD (10/28) 
Anderson-STS East (F1) - Tampa TBD (10/28) 
Anderson-STS South (F4) - Tampa TBD (10/28) 
Anderson-STS West (F3) - Tampa TBD (10/28) 
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