top of page
FullSizeRender.jpeg
Santa Barbara Boys Lacrosse

Hotshots 2024 Spring Season

14U (7th/8th) and 12U (5th/6th)
The Hotshots 14U and 12U teams participate in a spring youth recreation lacrosse league called the SCLA (Southern California Lacrosse Association). The league is comprised of youth programs primarily from northern LA County. Most of these programs are true community-based programs like the Hotshots.  We anticipate having a two teams in each age division for a total of 4 teams in the SCLA.
The SCLA divides teams into age (grade) groups and skill levels (Stars and Stripes). Depending upon the number of our participants, we may have more than one team in an age group, with one team comprised of the more experienced players (Stars) and the other with players that might just getting started or players that need more time to develop (Stripes) before facing more challenging and skilled teams.  We will assess the boys in practices before and during the season, to make sure they are on the correct team and in the right Division.
Before playing on a Hotshots League Team, we require players that are new to lacrosse to have attended an Ignite Beginner Clinic and a few Training Sessions so they are adequately prepared to experience some success in a competitive setting.
All Hotshots players (K-8) must provide their own lacrosse equipment for the Spring Season.
SCLA GAMES
14U/12U League games are on Saturdays from March 9th through April 29th.  SCLA Games are played in Arroyo Vista Community Park in Moorpark.   We play doubleheaders so that we are not traveling to Moorpark every weekend.
SCLA TEAMS PLAYER FEES
14U Player Fee - $450
Born from 9/1/2009 to 8/31/2011
12U Player Fee - $450
Born from 9/1/2011 to 8/31/2013
All registrations are first come, first served until all team roster limits are met. 
Deadline to register for 14U and 12U teams is January 12th 2024.
SCLA Jamboree (2-3 scrimmages) - Sat. February 24, 2024
SCLA First Games: Sat. March 9th 
No SCLA Games: Sat. March 23 AND Sat. March 30 
SCLA Games Resume during SBUSD Spring Break: Sat. April 6st
End of SCLA Season/Playoffs: Sat. April 27
SEE CALENDAR ON HOTSHOTS HOMEPAGE FOR FULL PRACTICE SCHEDULE
10U (3rd/4th) / 8U (1st-2nd) / Flames (Kindergarten)
Hotshots 10U, 8U and Flames Programs will allow boys in Kindergarten through 4th grade to play lacrosse locally in a competitive environment. Our in-house program is designed to provide an entry level experience in full equipment with a heavy emphasis on skills development. Teams will practice 1-2 times per week throughout the Spring with games held locally and in the Santa Ynez Valley on Saturdays.

Before playing in our Spring Program, we require players that are new to lacrosse to have attended an Ignite Beginner Clinic and a few Training Sessions so they are adequately prepared to experience some success in a competitive setting.
 
All Hotshots players (K-8) must provide their own lacrosse equipment for the Spring Season.
10U/8U/FLAMES PLAYER FEES
10U Player Fee - $385
8U Player Fee - $285
Flames Player Fee - $200



TEAM PRACTICES (ALL HOTSHOTS TEAMS)
14U/12U/10U team practices are held twice each week on Monday and Wednesday afternoons from 4-5:30 or 5-6:30 PM at Elings Park (lower soccer field). 
8U (2nd/1st Grade) Flames (Kinder) practices are once a week, on Wednesdays at Elings Park (lower soccer field). 
Practices may be scheduled elsewhere in Santa Barbara if additional field options become available to us.  
 
COMMUNICATION/ACCOUNTABILITY
Hotshots uses an app called "Team Snap" to communicate with parents, help us manage attendance and for parents to know when and where games are.  Parents are required to update attendance on Team Snap weekly. 
IMPORTANT DATES
14U/12U First Practice: Sat. February 10th
10U First Practice: Sat. February 17th
8U/Flames First Practice: Sat. March 2nd
SEE CALENDAR ON HOTSHOTS HOMEPAGE FOR FULL PRACTICE SCHEDULE
 
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOR ALL HOTSHOTS
REQUIRED EQUIPMENT
All Hotshots players (K-8) must provide their own lacrosse equipment for the Spring Season.
  • Stick
  • Helmet
  • Shoulder Pads: Must meet NOCSAE ND200 standard for commotio cordis)
  • Arm Pads
  • Gloves
  • Lacrosse/Football/Soccer Cleats - No Sneakers at practices or games!
  • Mouthpiece (mandatory for all practices and games)
  • Athletic Cup  (optional/recommended)
 
FEES EXPLAINED
The Hotshots player fee helps our organization to reduce the cost of those league team fees, as well as pay for field rental costs, team uniforms, helmet decals, referees, field lining and equipment, liability insurance, administrative costs to run the Club, and stipends for coaches travel and their expenses
Player Fees Include
  • Sublimated Reversible Game Jersey
  • Game Shorts
  • 2024 Hotshots "Shooter" Shirt
  • Helmet Decals (for players that have not already been given decals)
REFUND POLICY
75% refund if requested before the first practice.  50% refund if requested before the first game.  No refunds after the first game.  

SCHOLARSHIPS/SIBLING DISCOUNT
Scholarships are available and granted on a case by case basis. If you are in a position to donate money or sponsor a player's player fee, please contact us to learn more about how you can help.
If you have multiple children joining this Spring, please inquire about a sibling discount if needed.
Certified Lacrosse Parent
What it means...
An online class to help the lacrosse community and parents navigate the sidelines better and put the focus back on our kids having fun.

Advantages of a Certified Parent
The purpose of our endeavor is Lacrosse Specific education around the positive approach to being a lacrosse parent 

 

What CLP Offers
The Sideline Pass: a 30 min course to educate and teach parents appropriate sideline behavior towards coaches, officials and the Parent, without judgement… Lacrosse parents are the best. Our goal is to bring awareness to the issues, reset expectations and

educate. We've done the research, offering Tips, data, resources, videos and lessons all together in one place.

Who Benefits? Our children, first and foremost, but your team and program, the coaches, the officials and of course the Parents. Not only do the parents who take the course become more self aware but they can advocate for more a positive sideline culture in the stands.

Q: Where is this course being offered? In the Hotshots Registration!

Equipment
All players must provide their own lacrosse equipment to participate in the Hotshots Spring Program.
Hotshots loaner equipment is designed to be used for either those in financial need or for "Try Lacrosse" opportunities.  This equipment is necessary to have on hand so we can come to your school and introduce the lacrosse to new players and help grow the game!
We believe it's important to invest in your son's lacrosse experience and we can help direct you to many affordable options.
If you are looking to purchase lacrosse equipment, please CLICK HERE to view our recommendations.
In addition to lacrosse equipment, all players must have a molded mouthpiece and lacrosse/football/soccer cleats to be worn at every practice and every game.  Athletic cups are recommended but optional.
SevPhotos_2022-197801.jpg
SevPhotos_2022-196555.jpg
TALK TO US

Santa Barbara, CA

info@hotshotslax.com

bottom of page