Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Does my child need any equipment to participate in Cradle?
No. All your child needs is sports-appropriate clothing and a water bottle. Sports-appropriate clothing consists of sneakers and shorts or pants suitable for running.
Let’s be honest, no parent wants to spend several hundred dollars of equipment for a child just starting a new sport. This is why we provide the sticks, balls, and all necessary equipment for everyone to have a positive experience. If your child has a lacrosse stick please feel free to bring it, but it is not required.
Q. Does the Cradle Program use real lacrosse balls?
No, we use only squishy balls or tennis balls during all Cradle sessions, never actual lacrosse balls.
First, a child hit accidentally by a lacrosse ball at a young age can be injured. With squishy balls kids have no fear of being hit which allows them to focus on the task at hand. But additionally, using squishy balls develops soft hands which are essential to lacrosse play at higher levels.
Q. Where does the name come from?
Cradling a ball in the stick is the first step you take in lacrosse. Why take that step with anyone else but the best program for teaching little lacrosse players today. – Cradle Lacrosse
Q. How is Cradle different from other youth sports programs?
We believe lots of factors separate us from the rest, but we hope parents will always notice two very important things:
- Your son or daughter will be having fun.
- The level of organization and thought that goes into each practice and lesson plan will be far better than any other youth sports program your child has taken part in.