South County Outlaws started in 2015 with a few parents wanting to give their kids an opportunity to play the fastest growing youth sport in the United States. What started as almost a "pick up" team has grown into a full fledged youth sport currently managed by Morgan Hill Youth Sports Alliance (MHYSA) a recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit ID# 77-0460880. We are a non-profit that is simply trying to grow the sport of Lacrosse in the South County (Morgan Hill on through Hollister). We welcome new or experienced players to join in on the fastest growing sport in America.
We operate in Morgan Hill and welcome players from San Jose, San Martin, Gilroy and Hollister to check out our program. Players of all skill levels from grades K-8 are welcome at our program. Our coaches have professional Lacrosse experience and are governed by US Lacrosse. We offer Spring NCJLA league play, host summer & fall camps and compete in travel tournaments throughout California.
We are a non-profit organization that focuses on offering a low cost entry point for learning and advancing in the game of Lacrosse. We are mostly a parent and volunteer organization that is passionate about youth sports and lacrosse. We rely on your word of mouth, social networking and announcements through schools to generate interest. We have relationships with local clubs, for-profit lacrosse organizations and local college coaches.
Q: My child has never played, is this a good place to start?
A: Everyone has to start somewhere. If your child is adventurous about learning new sports and meeting new kids, this is a great opportunity to learn the game. We will focus on the fundamentals of catching, throwing, cradling, and picking up ground balls. Lacrosse is a fun game that kids love but the skills that are learned in the clinics have to be practiced.
Q: What type of equipment do we need?
A: Lacrosse requires a helmet, mouth piece, shoulder pads, gloves, cleats/turf shoes, elbow pads, and a stick. View our sizing page.
Q: Do you have any equipment we can borrow?
A: Yes. We have a limited amount of equipment to borrow but it's always first come first served. We will have a lacrosse "loaner day" announced. If your child wants to "try it out" before you invest in equipment we suggest scanning www.craigslist.org, www.ebay.com for deals on used or outdated equipment. Returning league and tournament players are expected to have their own gear.
Q: Is there a travel/tournament team?
A: Yes. For the more advanced players we participate in 4-6 tournaments per year throughout Northern California. These tournaments have a cost associated with each tournament that is outside of any league or clinic fee.
Q: Do we need to fundraise?
A: We have decided as an organization that South County Outlaws will be a no fundraising organization. We have priced the clinics, camps, and league play at a price that we can stay viable and not have to fund raise. Plus, we realize you all are tired of fundraising!
Q: What ages are able to play?
A: We are an "all-comers" organization and we can coach anyone from ages 5-14.
Q: What's the committment level?
A: Lacrosse is a game of skill and the drills. The fundamentals are essential to growth of the player. For season and tournament play we encourage you to attend all of the practices and work on the recommended drills at home. Camps and Clinics are first come first served and are low to no committment.
Q: What about if I'm playing another sport?
A: Just about every lacrosse player has another sport they are playing. We encourage the multi-sport athlete. Lacrosse is a game that combines agility, endurance, and accuracy. Lacrosse will make your child a better athlete no matter what other sports they are playing. We realize that scheduling conflicts will arise and that other sports might take a priority.
Q: My daughter wants to play, are girls allowed?
A: We have partnered with the Morgan Hill Clovers and they are prepared to help all the girls who want to play the girls rules of lacrosse.