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 mid-November 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.

2017 Spring Registration Now Open

Registration for all programs for the 2017 Spring Season is now open. Please note that at the boys level, age brackets have been revised in accordance with US Lacrosse's new age segmentation.  We will be offering programs for 14U (born between September 1, 2002 and August 31, 2004), 12U (born between September 1, 2004 and August 31, 2006), 10U (born between September 1, 2006 and August 31, 2008) and 8U Boys (born between September 1, 2008 and August 31, 2010).  Please note that if your son is older than the age bracket for 14U but will be in eighth grade for the 2016-2017 school year, he may still participate on the 14U team.  We have created a special registration for 8th graders who do not fit into the 14U age bracket.

 

Girls will continue to be divided by grade brackets.  We will have a second grade introduction to lacrosse program, third and fourth grade program, fifth and sixth grade program, and seventh and eighth program. Girls should register prior to December 24th in order to assure uniform availability for the first game of the season.  We encourage early registration so that we may order the proper number of uniforms..   

 

Girls Practices will be as follows:

2nd Grade:  Mondays, 5:30 to 6:30 pm

3rd and 4th Grade: Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:30 to 7:00 pm.

5th and 6th Grade: Mondays and Wednesdays, 7:00 to 8:30 pm

7th and 8th Grade: Mondays and Wednesdays, 7:00 to 8:30 pm

 

Boys Practices will be as follows:

Boys 8U: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:00 to 7:30 pm

Boys 10U: Mondays and Thursdays, 6:00 to 7:30 pm

Boys 12U:Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Boys 14U: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm

 

 

Click Here to Register Now

 


by posted 11/29/2016
US Lacrosse Coaches Training

If you are an existing coach or if you desire to become a coach, US Lacrosse will be conducting Level 1 and Level 2 Coach Development Training on December 10th and December 11th at the University of Tampa (please see information below).  STS will reimburse our coaches who attend upon submission of a completion certificate for each program completed.  This is a great opportunity for anyone interested in coaching lacrosse.  Please see below for more information.

 

 

Upcoming Coach Development Clinic in Tampa, FL

We are pleased to announce a Level 1 and 2 Coach Development Program (CDP) Clinic being held in Tampa. The instructional clinics are one of several components to obtain Level 1 and 2 Certification. The Level 1 clinic will also include a PCA Double Goal Coach 1 Workshop, a separate component of Level 1 Certification.

Level 1 Clinic
December 10, 2016 | 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. | University of Tampa
Cost: $75 - includes lunch and clinic materials
Registration: Men's Game | Women's Game

Level 2 Clinic
December 11, 2016 | 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. | University of Tampa
Cost: $95 - includes lunch and clinic materials
Registration: Men's Game | Women's Game

 

by posted 11/11/2016
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 tfrancis@thelacrosseinstitute.com  or 978-764-1341.

   


by posted 09/17/2016
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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