Dear OLC families:
Thank you for your continued patience during this unusual time. The COVID-19 outbreak has affected us all in so many different ways. We regret that the 2020 season has officially been cancelled, according to our governing leagues (WHSBLA, WSLA and SSL) and our field partner, the Olympia School District.
Like you, we are deeply disappointed by this news. We know this has been hard for all of our players, especially our graduating seniors.
We also know there have been questions about refunds. The OLC Board has been evaluating the club’s finances and has developed a refund plan. We believe this plan will allow us to keep the club strong so we can return to play as soon as conditions allow, but return what we can to you now, in light of the abbreviated season.
The club will refund 75% of the dues for high school boys and girls and middle school girls and 50% of the dues for all other age groups. The difference reflects the fact that the high school teams and middle school girls team started practice a month after the other age groups.
You may wonder why we can’t return more of the dues. The club incurred operational expenses for the reduced portion of the season that was played — for example, coaches’ wages and field rentals. Unfortunately, we also incurred all of our fixed annual expenses for things like insurance and equipment. OLC is a non-profit with a modest budget which is substantially subsidized by donations and sponsorships. The pandemic also prevented OLC from conducting its planned fundraisers this season.
The OLC treasurer has created this online form: https://forms.gle/LZa1kGqF5Soh7suv9. By following this link, you may:
Refunds will not include transaction fees, volunteer buy outs, or uniform purchases. All requests for refunds must be received by Friday, May 15 and may take up to three weeks to process.
We still very much hope that we will be able to have some summer clinics and maybe some scrimmages and other activities. We have some great ideas, and if conditions allow, we will be in touch to relay our plans.
The OLC Board and coaches appreciate your support and can’t wait to see you all out on the fields again!
OLC Board of Directors
Each week, we need parents to serve as timers, field monitors and scorebook recorders.
At our all-club meeting this January, we discussed the importance of parent volunteers as we work to grow our club. Currently, we have the same parents volunteering over and over and we need to be sure each family contributes. Coaches have enough to worry about on game day without having to scramble for parent volunteers.
To sign up:
What do these positions do?
Our youth and high school teams all need parents at each game to help with tasks at the scoring table and along the sideline. Serving as a timer or working the scorebook is a great way to learn about the sport of lacrosse!
If you have questions about volunteer tasks, please contact Lisa Perle, OLC Director of Operations, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
OLC is growing!
If you've got previous experience playing or coaching lacrosse, or if you don't and are just interested in learning more about OLC coaching opportunites, please contact OLC Director of Coaching, Winston McKenna.
The Olympia Lacrosse Club is growing the sport of lacrosse in Thurston County!
OLC was formed in the fall of 2014 and fielded its first team, a 7/8th grade boys team, in the winter of 2015.
OLC now offers lacrosse for boys at a variety of age levels, including grades 3/4, 5/6, 7/8 and high school.
Our club also offers girls' lacrosse at every youth age level and at the high school level.
The youth boys' teams are part of the South Sound Lacrosse League(SSLL) and participate against clubs from all over the south sound region. The OLC high school boys are part of the Washington High School Boys Lacrosse Association (WHSBLA) and compete against other high school teams from around the state. High school girls play as a part of the Washington Schoolgirls Lacrosse Association.
Olympia Lacrosse Club