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.
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.
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 in early Feb, girls in mid February. Number of days for practices vary at the youth level. The 3/4 and 5/6 teams typically practice 2 to 3 times a week, the 7/8 team practices 4 days 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.
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.
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 link on the left hand side to see more.
Q. How to 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.
Q. What are the membership registration fees used to pay for?
A. Membership registration fees are applied to the operational 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 the Club keep registration fees as low as possible and help the organization maintain our scholarship fund. Families may opt out of the fundraiser for $85.
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). Under some circumstances the Skagit Valley Flyers Lacrosse Club will also provide membership scholarships (partial) for families who are in financial need. Please contact a member of the Flyers Board for more information. The scholarship application can be found on the Online Forms page.
For equipment needs, check the Equipment Exchange tab for members looking to sell or give away used equipment. 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.