Ask and You Shall Receive
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
IS KMS LAX A BWRSD/RIPCOA SPORT?
RIPCOA (RI Principal's Coalition on Athletics) is the ruling body in RI on middle school and high school sports. They do not currently recognize middle school lacrosse in their league. However, KMS and the BWRSD is fully supportive of the program and include lacrosse as if it was part of their school athletic offerings. They are included in yearbook pictures, pep rallies and more.
WHAT IS THE SCHEDULE LIKE?
We start optional stick and ball sessions in the KMS gym in January. Tryouts are held the 1st and 2nd week after February vacation. We begin outdoor practices as soon as the fields allow - in late March or early April.
We practice every day after school, generally from 2-4pm, right at KMS. All games are played during the week. We provide transportation to all away games. Generally there is no weekend commitment, expect for an occasional (optional) invitational tournament.
WHY DOES KMS LAX CHARGE A FEE TO PLAY?
Because the team is not a RIPCOA sport, it is not funded by the school district. We must pay for all of our own coaches, referees, uniforms, equipment, transportation, tournament fees and more. However - the coaches are BWRSD employees and have completed all the necessary background checks and education and the transportation is provided by the district, we are just invoiced for this expense.
In addition to the KMS Lax tuition, which is generally around $150-$180, every athlete must have a US Lacrosse membership, which is a yearly fee of $25.
Having said this - we do offer scholarships for any child that is looking to pay but is unable to cover the tuition.
DOES MY CHILD NEED ANY EQUIPMENT OR EXPERIENCE TO PLAY?
The goal of KMS Lax is to teach and build the sport of lacrosse in Bristol and Warren. We provide uniforms, practice jerseys, helmets/googles.
WHAT LEAGUE DOES KMS LAX PLAY IN AND WHAT ARE THE GAMES LIKE?
As lacrosse is not a RIPCOA middle school sport, we play primarily against private schools. However, more and more public schools are beginning to offer lacrosse, such as Barrington, Little Compton and Newport.
Our goal is to develop the sport of lacrosse but we play full games based on US Lacrosse rules.