SJS Summer and Fall Tournament Teams FAQs
Answers to some frequently asked questions:
Please watch the website daily to keep up with news updates.
Important waiver and roster info for each tourney will be posted here as we receive the details from tourney organizers.
Alternates attend all practices, receive a uniform and, oftentimes, are offered the opportunity to attend one or more tournaments. They play at a reduced cost initially (deposit) and then pay per tournament when asked. If the alternate is asked to play in all tournaments, the total cost will equal that of a full rostered player.
Refunds due to injuries can only be considered with a doctor's note received by May 1st for the summer tournament season. A $200 dollar admin fee will be retained by SJS. Refunds for injuries will only be considered when the injury keeps the player out of the summer or fall tournament season. Making the choice not to commit to a season is not under consideration for a refund.
**Please note that SJS reserves the right to move players back and forth between the Pink and Black teams as needed. Players are constantly being evaluated. Commitment and character are as important as talent. This is a cumulative process over time. The more contact we have with players via clinics, camps, small group training and summer and fall practices and tournaments, the more accurate our assessment of an individual's talent and potential. Players are not entitled to team roster spots from one year to the next. Tryout performance, while major, is only one step in the evaluation process. Players are placed on teams based upon on their consistent performance over time and are also evaluated by their summer and fall team coaches. SJS places a premium on the player's skill set proficiency.
Black team rosters are sometimes larger in number than the Pink. The SJS Staff may still be evaluating some players for future movement or placement. Example; if there are 24 players on a Black team and 17 on the Pink team of the same grade, there is a strong possibility that 2-4 players may be moved to the Pink team at some point, usually during the fall and winter clinics. Ultimately, the goal is for all of our players and teams to maximize their potential.**
A MAXIMUM OF 20 PLAYERS ARE TAKEN TO TOURNAMENTS. (21, if 2 goalies)
If a team has 13 or less players committed, it is possible for that team to be disbanded due to small numbers. It is also possible that players will be added at a later date, often evaluated at clinics for inclusion on the team.
The fall tournament season is an extention of the summer season. A player's commitment is to both seasons. All SJS camps and clinics are optional but aid in your development and growth within the SJS program. A player's high school sport season takes precedence over SJS lacrosse. However, you are expected to make all practices and tournament games that you can, even if you are late.
You MUST have a current US lacrosse number to play. Proof of membership must be brought to first practice and shown to your coach.
REMINDER: CURRENT US LACROSSE NUMBER NEEDED FOR ALL SJS PLAYERS
THIS IS A REMINDER! All SJS summer and fall tourney team players are required to maintain a current US Lacrosse membership and will not be able to play without it. Everyone must read below read below for helpful information from the US Lacrosse website on getting/maintaining your membership. YOU MUST HAVE A CURRENT US LACROSSE MEMBERSHIP TO PRACTICE/PLAY ON YOUR SUMMER TOURNEY TEAM! No exceptions.
A. What is my US Lacrosse membership number? How can I find it?
• Your membership number is found above your name on all mailings from US Lacrosse including your membership card, renewal notices and your magazine label. If we have a valid and legible e-mail address, your number was also sent to you when you renewed/joined. If you can not find your number, call the membership department at 410.235.6882 ext. 102 or send an e-mail to
B. How do I join or renew my membership with US Lacrosse?
• New and renewing members must either submit an application or register securely online. Renewing or former members must use their old membership number to avoid duplicate memberships. An application may be downloaded or one can be mailed or faxed to you. Call the membership department at 410.235.6882 ext. 102, Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., EST or e-mail
for your old membership number. Two months before your membership expires, you will begin to receive e-mail notices. You will also receive up to three renewal notices in the mail. Standard processing time for faxed or mailed applications is 2-3 weeks.
Please also consider the following reasons why SJS is your best option and value:
*SJS affords you the opportunity to practice with and play against the best.
*SJS has two alumni on the US Team, Michele Tumulo and Marie McCool.
*SJS annually helps place its players at some of the top women's lacrosse programs and universities. (an added charge for other clubs)
*SJS has helped place over 300 girls into colleges and universities for womens lacrosse.
*SJS is home to more players who were named SJ Player of The Year, NJ Player of The Year and All Americans than any other NJ club over the last 13 years. Please visit our recruiting/commitment link on our website.
*SJS was represented by 90% of this year's All SJ first team and had the Attacker of the year Gabby Fornia, Midfielder of the year Quinn Nicolai, Defender of the year Nicki Dadino.
*SJS competes in the top summer and fall recruiting tournaments and events.
*SJS competes in the top brackets of these tournaments against the best competition, thus is seen by the most college coaches.
*SJS has key relationships with many of the country's college coaches. Mr. Knobloch is the college coach liason for The Lax For The Cure Tournaments.
*SJS has a large alumni base coaching in college, high school and during the summer tournament season.
*SJS Girls Lacrosse Director Colleen Dalon Hancox and SJS and coaches Courtney Legath Darling and Alyssa Ogle are former NJ Players of the Year.
*SJS Director Deanna Knobloch is the winningest coach in NJ history.
*SJS has the best player access to participation in Elite 120 Combine and the G8 Tournament, both invite only events.
*SJS is affiliated with the Lax For The Cure Tournament, helping to raise more than $2.3 million for the Susan G. Komen foundation.
*SJS has the coolest and most recognizable uniforms and the original wearers of Pink!