Here are some answers to frequently asked questions about lacrosse and the Queen Anne Quick Styx.
Q. Who are the Queen Anne Quick Styx?
A. The Queen Anne Quick Styx (QAQS) were established in 2001 to provide girls in the Queen Anne and surrounding neighborhoods with the opportunity to learn and play the sport of Lacrosse.
Q. Are the Queen Anne Quick Styx teams affiliated with the Seattle School District or City of Seattle Parks Dept.?
A. No. Although the QAQS uses the City of Seattle parks facilities for games and practices as well as identifying with the Seattle School District boundaries, QAQS has no direct affliation with either.
Q. How many teams play for QAQS?
A. QAQS has Girls Youth Lacrosse teams for girls only. At the Youth program level, we have teams for grade levels 2, 3 / 4, 5 / 6, and 7 / 8. In 2014, QAQS supported 9 teams between four levels.
Q. Who can play for QAQS?
A. GIRLS: Youth girl players must reside/attend school in the Seattle School district and live West of I-5.
Q. When does the Lacrosse Season start?
A. The Lacrosse season runs from February to June, with league games beginning in March. Practices for youth teams grades 5-8 are normally 2 weekday nights. Practices for grades 2-4 are typically one weekday night.
Q. Where does QAQS practice and play their games?
A. The Quick Styx's main practice field and home game field is the Queen Anne Bowl. Due to the growth of the club and the increase in the number of girls youth teams (grades 2-8) that the club is fielding, we are looking to expand to other fields for practices.
Q. What teams do the Quick Styx compete against?
A. The Quick Styx competes against teams from much of the greater Seattle and Puget Sound area as part of the Washington Youth Girls Lacrosse Association - www.waglax.org
Q. How much does it cost to register to play on a Queen Anne Quick Styx team?
A. 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. Are any additional fees required besides the membership registration fee.
A. Yes, players must have a current US Lacrosse Membership number and will also have to purchase individual equipment. There is also a $50 refundable uniform deposit required for our 5/6 and 7/8 teams.
Q. Are Registration Fees refundable if daughter decides not to play this season?
A. Yes, if it turns out your daughter decides not to play Lacrosse this season, a refund of your registration fees can be requested by contacting the club registrar. The refund policy is as follows: Full refund minus $25 admin fee if you cancel prior to start of practices for your player, 50% refund if after the first practice and before the first game. After the first games no refunds will be granted.
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 girls, this includes a girl's lacrosse stick, lacrosse googles, cleats, and colored mouth guard- cost approx. $100 - $150.
Q. What are the membership registration fees used to pay for?
A. Membership Registration fees cover the operational expenses of the Queen Anne Quick Styx, including, league dues, field rental expenses, referee fees, preseason and post season jamborees, game equipment (not player).
Q. The QAQS website has a section that asks for donations. I already paid my registration fee why should I donate additional money?
A. Lacrosse is the fastest growing sport in the State of Washington and across the entire country. As our club grows, the cost of fielding teams increases every year. League fees, field rental, referee fees, equipment and insurance continue to rise. Your donation will go far towards helping to keep the costs down for our kids, ensure more participation by those that otherwise could not afford it, and ensuring that lacrosse, the “Fastest game on 2 feet,” continues to thrive in our area.
Q. If I donate money to the Queen Anne Quick Styx club is my donation tax deductible?
A. Yes. The Queen Anne Quick Styx are registered with the Washington State Secretary of State's office as a Nonprofit Charitable organization, and is registered with the United States Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3)tax exempt organization.
Q. If we can’t afford the registration fee, what are our options?
A. If registration and equipment costs are preventing your daughter from joining the Queen Anne Quick Styx, we offer defered payments for the registration fee between November until the start of the season (February) with payments by check. Under some circumstances the Queen Anne Quick Styx will also provide membership scholarships (partial) for families who are in financial need. Equipment can often be borrowed from other players or bought second hand. Please contact club president, George Bergeron for more information. There is a scholarship application on the registration page.
Q. Who can I contact for additional information?
A. Please see the contact information page.
Q. What are the registration instructions for Spring 2015?
A. See our online registration page.