Here are the basic things you should know right now:
Fall Ball begins on September 24, 2019. this is the fall practice period that leads to the spring season. All players at all levels participate at the same time. This means there is no distinction between Varsity and Junior Varsity during fall ball. Varsity and Junior Varsity team player selections are made at the end of the fall practice season.
Fall Ball practices are mandatory. Absences will translate to diminished playing time during the regular season.
Fall Ball practices are at AHS, after school, on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Multisport athletes may make arrangements with Coach Biles to make sure adequate training requirements are met.
Tryouts are required for all players regardless of prior year team assignment. Previous AHS Varsity experience does not guarantee a place on the 2020 Varsity team.
Dues for the 2019-2020 season are $650.00 per player. Financial assistance is available on a limited basis and a three-part payment plan will be made available during registration.
The Varsity team will participate in the January 2020 Aggieland Tournament in College Station, TX, and players will pay their own transportation, meal, and lodging costs. Payment will be required once the Varsity and Junior Varsity squads are announced.
Limited financial assistance is available for families that require it and applications must be made by Tuesday,September 10, 2019. The financial assistance request form can be found at the bottom of this page. Send the completed form to AHSGLAXforms@gmail.com. Applications will be kept in the strictest confidence.
All AHSGLAX families and players are required to assist in fundraising beyond the mandatory Snap Raise requirement for players.
THE GET-ME-TO-FALL-BALL 2019 SHORT-TERM CHECKLIST
This checklist helps you get organized to start Fall Ball 2019, the first big step.
____ Attend the returning and prospective parent-player meeting at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 5, in the Library at AHS and learn about the whole program!
____ No player will be allowed to participate in Fall Ball until she is completely registered. No player is permitted to practice until she is completely registered. More on registration is down below.
____ Have your 2019-2020 Participation Form and Preparticipation Physical Evaluation at the bottom of this page completed by your physician. English and Spanish versions of these mandatory forms are below.
Note: If you have already done this for another 2019-2020 AHS sport, you may obtain copies from the trainer.
____ Start (or renew) your US Lacrosse membership. Do that here. You will need to show proof of USLAX registration that covers you from at least September 24, 2019, through at least June 2020. There is a $35.00 fee per player. Note: Our team number is 2542818 “Austin High School, Womens” (you may not have to enter the team number, but there it is just in case).
Take a screen shot of your successful registration or print your membership card as a pdf when the link arrives by email. You’ll need it a little later.
____ Send your nicely scanned (PDF format) 2019-2020 Participation Form, Preparticipation Physical Evaluation, and the screenshot of your USLAX membership to AHSGLAXforms@gmail.com.
Note: players will not be permitted to register for Fall Ball and the 2020 season until these documents are turned in. Paper copies of forms will not be accepted. They are to be sent only as neatly scanned pdf email attachments to AHSGLAXforms@gmail.com.
Once those documents are sent in, you will be provided a code to register online. (It will be a week or two before registration is open, but you can still get your forms in.)
____ Completely finish the registration process by September 23, 2019!
____ Get on AHSGLAX’s Team App if you’re not already. (info below)
____ Start AHSGLAX Fall Ball on September 24, 2019!
PLAYERS AND PARENTS NEED TO GET ON TEAM APP
Players, Parents, and Coaches: The team and its families will use Team App to receive scheduling information, AHSGLAX announcements, last minute updates, reminders, etc. Player profiles will be included as well. It is a closed group and that means it will not be open to the public. AHSGLAX had great success with it last season.
Download Team App for the iPhonehereor Android here. Once you have signed on and created your account, look for AHS GIRLS LAX and request access (in the message part mention who your player is). Approval may not come immediately, but it will come.
If you were part of the AHSGLAX Team App last year, there is no need to sign up again.
Our Team App is still under construction as we transition between seasons, so you’ll see former player pictures and gaps in information right now.