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 Fall Boys Tarpons Tryouts

REMINDER:  There will not be a Tarpons Tryout today, due to the condition of the fields after Hurricane Irma and damage to our safety nets.  The tryout sessions will now be held on Friday, September 15th and Wednesday, September 20th.  An updated schedule is set forth below.

South Tampa Sticks in connection with The Lacrosse Institute is offering tryouts for 2017 Fall Tarpons travel teams.  Tryouts are necessary due to the US Lacrosse age bracketing change, so even if you played for the Tarpons this past summer, you will need to tryout again for the Fall. There is no cost for the tryout, but you must register online before the tryouts, all players must be members of US Lacrosse.  REGISTER NOW FOR TRYOUTS

 

Tryouts will be held as follows (players are welcome to attend both but are required to attend only one) at the STS Fields at Anderson Elementary School:

10U 6:00 p.m to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, September 15th and Wednesday, September 20th.

12U 6:00 p.m to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, September 15th and Wednesday, September 20th.

14U 7:30 p.m to 9:00 p.m. on Friday, September 15th and Wednesday, September 20th.

HS 7:30 p.m to 9:00 p.m. on Friday, September 15th and Wednesday, September 20th.

The Tarpons program for the fall will be as follows and will be open to invited players based on the tryouts:

Youth (10U, 12U and 14U)

Practices on 10/24, 10/26, 10/31, 11/2, 11/9, 11/14, 11/16

Tournaments:  South Tampa Invitational on November 11th and 12th and Derek Pieper on November 18th and 19th

High School:

Training Camp on 11/4 and 11/5 and Practices on 11/7, 11/9, 11/14 and 11/16

Tournaments:  South Tampa Invitational on November 11th and 12th and Derek Pieper on November 18th and 19th

Cost for all Players is $495.00.

Players will use their uniforms from Summer Tarpons.  If you do not have a uniform, the cost of the uniform will be $75.00.


by posted 08/29/2017
Registration for Boys and Girls Fall Programs Now Open

Registration for our Fall Performance Programs for both boys and girls is now open.  Please follow the below registration link to access details on the Fall Performance Programs and to register your player:

Register for Fall Lacrosse Now


by posted 08/20/2017
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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Anderson, F4 West - Tampa OPEN (9/23) 
Anderson-STS Center (F2) - Tampa OPEN (9/23) 
Anderson-STS East (F1) - Tampa OPEN (9/23) 
Anderson-STS Short (F5) - Tampa OPEN (9/23) 
Anderson-STS South (F4) - Tampa OPEN (9/23) 
Anderson-STS West (F3) - Tampa OPEN (9/23) 
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