One of the main “Barriers to Entry” for any new lacrosse player is cost. Registration fees can climb into the hundreds of dollars...and then there’s players equipment. At Brooklyn Lacrosse, we looked very closely at what the costs were for each player we welcome into our organization. The following items contribute to the “cost” of a player in most sports organizations:
- US Lacrosse Membership
- Tournament Entry Fees
- Referee Fees
- Field Equipment
- Medical Equipment
- Coaching Staff
- Field Permit Fees
- Event Costs
We determined that with these costs, a fee of $99 would cover it and leave us with a small but solid reserve of operational funds. Your $99 gets you the following:
- Weekly practice session with the best coaches in NYC from March through June.
- Practice is at the most centrally located and amazing lacrosse facility in NYC.
- Optional/secondary sessions on Saturdays.
- Optional/secondary weekday sessions.
- US Lacrosse membership (with Insurance)
- Full schedule of games and tournaments.
- Game jersey and game shorts.
- Brooklyn Lacrosse T-Shirt.
In addition, we are the recipients of a US Lacrosse “First Stick” Grant. This generous grant allows us to provide equipment on a scholarship/need basis. See more about The Brooklyn Lacrosse Scholarship Program here.
Further easing the financial risk in getting involved with a new sport are our Free February Clinics.This program allows prospective players and parents to test the waters before our season outdoorpractice opener on March 2 and 3.
We have also been the recipient of a few major donations. These gifts have allowed us to gain a solid fiscal footing, that allows us to ease the financial burden on our program members.
In the end, The Brooklyn Lacrosse Club is truly about bringing the sport of Lacrosse to Brooklyn, and that’s it. Its not about turning a profit, and it’s not about individual power or ego. When you keep that singular vision firmly in place, all decisions about money and power and ego are really easy ones to make.