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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  • Boys Fall Performance League: October 7th to November 15th, Monday and Friday, 6:30-8:00 Cost: $200, Girls Fall Performance League, October 7 through November 13, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m., Cost: $150.
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) 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 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 (10U, 12U, 14U and High School) and the Tampa Tropics girls advanced players (Middle School and High School) during the May/June and October/November travel season. Tryouts will be announced on the website.. 

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 join our email list thorugh the "Join Our Email List" link on the side menu of this page.  If you have specific questions, you can contact us through the Feedback link on the side menu of this page.  Thank you.

 

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Boys Fall Tarpons Program

STS, in. conjunction with The Lacrosse Institute, announces the Boys Tarpons Fall Program, details of which are below. Registration for tryouts will open during the coming week. 

 

STS Tarpons 2019 Fall Program

 

The STS Tarpons will be running Fall programs for boys of both Youth and HS ages. The focus of the Tarpons program is and always has been, player development.  STS has been around for almost 20 years because of its dedication to focusing on continually building the program and making the program and the facilities better each year. The partnership between STS and The Lacrosse Institute (www.thelacrosseinstitute.com) is a testament to their dedication to player training.  TLI is the leader in player and coach development.  Working with programs all over the country, TLI has developed the most efficient and effective training model available. TLI’s methodology has proven with programs of all ability levels, from brand new start up programs to top level national club programs. All of the training for the Tarpons will be directed by TLI’s President and CEO Coach Todd Francis (bio).  Coach Francis has spent over 20 years coaching in the Youth, HS, International and Professional levels.  Coach Francis also has extensive playing and coaching experience in box lacrosse, both Internationally and Professionally.   

 

Program:

We will open the season with 2 nights of Training Camp run by Coach Francis.  There will then be 14 more practice sessions for each team.  We will also be attending 2 tournaments.  Coach Francis will be involved with every teams training, but he will head coach the 12U team.  All other Teams will have an experienced head coach and at least one if not two assistant coaches.  

 

Tryouts:

 

Players MUST REGISTER (free) for tryouts.  Players must attend at least one tryout but are encouraged to attend both.  Tryout schedule is:

 

Tues. September 3rd:10U (born after 9/1/2009)6:00 PM

​                12U (8/31/2009 - 9/1/2007)6:00 PM

​                        14U (8/31/2007 – 9/1/2005)7:30 PM

​                 HS (born on or before 8/31/2005)7:30 PM

 

Thur. September 5th:10U (born after 9/1/2009)6:00 PM

​                12U (8/31/2009 - 9/1/2007)6:00 PM

​                14U (8/31/2007 – 9/1/2005)7:30 PM

​                HS (born on or before 8/31/2005)7:30 PM

 

 

Training Camp will be held on Tuesday October 8th, 2019 and Thursday October 10th 2019.

 

10U and 12U:5:00 PM – 7 PM

14U and HS7:00 PM – 9 PM

 

Practices:

 

Practices will be held every Tuesday and Thursday night starting Tuesday October 15th and going through Thursday December 5th.  We will NOT be practicing during the week of Thanksgiving (November 24th through 30th.  

 

Tournaments (tentatively):

November 16-17, 2019 – SoFlo Turkey Shootout West Palm Beach, FL

December 07-08, 2019 – Orlando Open, Championsgate, FL 

 

Uniforms:

 

We will be ordering new uniforms this year.  We are going to go with a lighter sublimated reversible.  These are more comfortable and more durable than the screen-printed ones we have been using.  To save our families money, we have stayed with a particular design for at a minimum of 2 years (4 seasons).  Since we are starting anew, everyone must purchase a uniform.   

 

        Cost for Tarpons Fall 2019 Program:$500

Cost for 2019 Tarpons uniform (Pinnie, Shorts and Shooter shirt)$  90

 

 


by posted 08/17/2019
Girls Fall Tropics Travel Team

STS in conjunction with Viva Lacrosse is pleased to announce our Fall Girls Tropics Travel Program. Tryouts/evaluations will be held on September 8th as noted below. All players must be US Lacrosse members. Registration for tryouts will open This coming week.   Details for the program are below:

 

Girls 10U/12U Fall Tropics Program

Evaluations: Sunday, September 8th 10:00-12:00 at Anderson Elementary

Practices: Begin October 15th Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:00-7:30

Tournaments: 

Sunshine State Games Fall Classic Vero Beach, FL - Nov 2-3

Wishbone Championships Apopka, FL Nov 9-10

Cost: $550 (additional $75 if you need a uniform. Players that participated in the summer 2019 program do not need to purchase a new uniform) 

 

Girls 14U Fall Tropics Program

Evaluations: Sunday, September 8th 1:00-3:00 at Anderson Elementary

Practices: Begin October 15th Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:00-7:30

Tournaments: 

Sunshine State Games Fall Classic Vero Beach, FL - Nov 2-3

Wishbone Championships Apopka, FL - Nov 9-10

Cost: $600 (additional $75 if you need a uniform. Players that participated in the summer 2019 program do not need to purchase a new uniform) 


by posted 08/17/2019
Fall Performance League Registration Now Open

STS is pleased to announce that registraion is now open for our 2019 Fall Performance League for both Boys and Girls.

Boys Sessions will be on Mondays and Fridays commencing on October 7th and running through November 15th from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.  The cost is $200 (muliple player from same family discounts are available).

Girls Sessions will be on Mondays and Wednesdays commencing on October 7th and running through November 13th from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. The cost is $150 (muliple player from same family discounts are available).

All Sessions will take place at the STS Lacrosse Fields on the Campus of Anderson Elementary School.

The Fall Performance League is designed for both players who are new to the game, as well as experienced players who wish to further develop their skills for the upcoming 2020 Spring Season.

Registration links for each program are below or you can visit the registration page by using the Register Online link on the left vertical menu or our webpage or the Register Now button on the upper right-hand side of our webpage.  All players are required to be members of US Lacrosse.  During the registration process you will be taken to the US Lacrosse Website to confirm your current US Lacrosse Membership or purchase one if your player does not have one. 

Register now for:

Girls 8U

Girls 10U

Girls 12U

Girls 14U

Boys 6U

Boys 8U

Boys 10U

Boys 12U

Boys 14U

 

 

 


by posted 08/15/2019
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