Getting Started-For New & Returning Dolphins
See below steps for a general overview about playing on a team at Pali. For information about Registering for the 2023 Season, see Register 2023 for specific info.
Many players play lacrosse year round, unless they are involved in another sports program. Tryouts are typically held in January with the main CIF season running end of February through mid May.
New Players: Please contact Coach Bucchino (Boys) or Coach O’Connell (Girls) and your counselor to request PE credit. Both coaches offer off-season training with some Fall, Winter and Summer sessions that are optional but highly recommended.
Returning Players: Make sure you're set up on Team Snap and that we have correct emails and cell contacts for you and at least 1 parent/guardian.
ALL (New & Returning) Athletes and Parents/Guardians of athletes must complete their Athletic Clearance in order to play during the season.
Read through the Pali Athletic Clearance Packet and print out necessary forms (Physician form, OTC Medication form, Emergency Card)
Schedule an appointment with player's physician so they can complete the Physician form and OTC Medication form (if necessary). All players must have a physical each year they play and physical can not expire during the season.
Create an account at https://www.homecampus.com/select-state or log back into www.athleticclearance.com to complete your clearance including uploading signed physician form. You cannot be cleared without it.
Email a completed Emergency card to your coach. All other forms must be completed, signed then uploaded during the clearance process.
Check Pali's Athletic Home page for full details on Athletic clearance process.
Costs & Fundraising
Running a quality lacrosse program is extremely expensive, yet school funding only covers a portion of the costs.
We ask that every family donate or raise their fair share to help cover the expense of coaching, equipment, uniforms and transportation, etc.. The amount varies each year and is requested by time of registration. The player contribution is determined by the projected costs and results of pre-season fundraising through Snap!Raise, merchandise sales and other programs.
Please see our Support page for the many ways to get involved and support our program leading up to and throughout the season.
Lacrosse is a physically-demanding sport and players are expected to be in
physical condition to play their position. This will be evaluated based on practice and game performance.
The coaches recommend getting in condition before the season with running, strength training and other physical training. Reach out to your coach for guidance and suggestions if you are not already participating in pre-season conditioning.