FAQs

Why would I choose Atlanta Storm Lacrosse over other Atlanta based lacrosse programs?

As a program founded by dedicated and passionate high school coaches, our focus is quality instruction above all else. Our success in tournament play and in helping players get recruited by college coaches is a result of our ability to train lacrosse athletes unlike any other program in the Southeast. We are able to provide the appropriate instruction for your daughter wherever they are in their progression and allow them the opportunity to achieve their personal goals within the program.

What is the difference between Elite and Regional lacrosse with the Atlanta Storm program?

Elite Lacrosse is for girl players who are looking to compete against the top lacrosse teams in North America. Our high school Elite teams travel to prestigious recruiting tournaments while our middle school Elite teams attend highly selective tournaments that help prepare them for the recruiting events in their future. The Storm Regional and Developmental teams focus on skill enhancement and play in local tournaments to provide players the opportunity to assess their improvement.

What is The Warehouse?

The Warehouse is our 7500 square foot indoor facility where our talented group of instructors provide individual and small group training for boys and girls of all ages and skill levels.

Can I participate in the clinics, camps and Warehouse training if I don’t play on a Storm team?

Absolutely. Almost all of our instructional offerings are open to players both in and out of our team programs. Our mission is to help create better lacrosse players without any bias toward where they choose to play travel, high school, feeder or rec lacrosse.

When are tryouts?

We select our Storm Elite teams by holding tryouts in July/August for the high school elite teams for the fall and summer season of the following year. If you are a rising 8th grader you will need to register for the high school elite tryouts. Middle School and Rising Storm teams will also be conducted but will only be for the Fall season, there will be tryouts again for these teams for the summer. Check the our team tryouts page periodically for updates.

If my daughter played last season does she have to tryout again?

For the Storm Elite program ALL players will need to participate in tryouts to earn a spot on their respective elite team; this includes anyone who has participated in the Summer 2019 season.

What is the cost? When would my daughter practice? What tournaments would my daughter’s team play in? Who would be my daughter’s coach for this year?

Practice/tournament schedules and cost will be forthcoming; most fall tournaments will take place in November with practices on weekends allowing players to have the option of participating in other extra-curricular school activities and feeder programs. Schedules will include two fall tournaments and three summer tournaments plus team camp. Please refer to the appropriate program page for more information or email info@atlantastormlacrosse.com.

How can we participate if we don’t live in Atlanta?

Many of our skill development clinics and warehouse training sessions are scheduled during the weekend and may fit into your vacation or travel schedule. Please email us at info@atlantastormlacrosse.com and we’ll contact you with information on how to be considered for admission to the program.

What is the refund policy?
By registering with a Thunder or Atlanta Storm lacrosse team families acknowledge which states:
 (2) CLUB TEAM & REFUND POLICIES:
Once a player registers and places a deposit to be added to the roster of a Thunder or Storm Lacrosse team, they have made a commitment to the program for the duration of the season.  Players are expected to participate in all practices and tournaments (unless prior approval has been granted) and to make payment for all fees associated with their registration.  Refunds will be considered on a case by case basis, but by completing this registration the participant hereby waives all rights to a refund.
Registrants accept that Thunder Lacrosse and Atlanta Storm Lacrosse reserve the right to reassign players between Blue, Orange and White Elite teams between the fall and summer seasons. 
Registrants accept that Thunder Lacrosse and Atlanta Storm Lacrosse reserve the right to reassign players between Regional programs as needed to fill out rosters for tournament play, though they may attend practices with the Regional team most convenient to the Registrant.
What is expected of us once we join the program?
By registering with a Thunder or Atlanta Storm lacrosse team families acknowledge which states:
(3) Code of Conduct
Players and parents are to conduct themselves in a manner that “Honors the Game” and demonstrates respect to other players, coaches, officials and spectators. It is required that those individuals associated with Thunder and Atlanta Storm Lacrosse conduct themselves in a manner that reflects a positive image and will bring credit to the sport of lacrosse, themselves, and the Thunder/Atlanta Storm program. 
PLAYERS 
As a player, I understand that I must follow these rules to stay in good standing:
  • Respect the game, play fairly and follow its rules and regulations and show respect for authority.
  • Demonstrate good sportsmanship before, during and after all games, practices or related activities.
  • Be courteous and respectful to opposing teams, players, coaches and the officials. 
  • Be on your best behavior at team hotels and restaurants while traveling.
  • Refrain from the use of drugs, tobacco, alcohol and abusive language.
  • Abstain from using social media that in any way that may reflect negatively on the program, including making degrading comments about teammates, coaches, opponents, officials or other lacrosse programs. In addition to our club monitoring social media, college coaches are potentially watching so players should act accordingly.
  • Attend all practices not conflicted by a prior commitment and all tournaments/games you committed to upon registration.
PARENTS / LEGAL GUARDIAN 
As a parent, I agree to abide by the following:
  • Encourage good sportsmanship by demonstrating positive support for all players, coaches, fans and officials at games and practices.
  • Encourage my child to play by the rules and respect the rights of players, coaches, fans and officials.
  • Agree to allow the coaches to instruct my child during game and practice situations and not interfere by offering additional instruction from the sidelines or give my child instructions counter to those of the coach. Unless asked for their assistance, parents are to stand on the opposite sideline during games and  outside of the field space during practice.
  • Recognize that coaches are willing to discuss only my child or the coaching philosophies, but agree that discussions will take place at the appropriate time and place and never during or directly after a game or practice or in the presence of any players.
  • Ensure my child attends all practices not conflicted by a prior commitment and all tournaments/games they committed to upon registration.
I HAVE READ, UNDERSTAND AND AGREE TO THE TERMS OF THE CODE OF CONDUCT. I ACKNOWLEDGE THAT VIOLATION OF ANY OF THESE TERMS ARE GROUNDS FOR IMMEDIATE DISMISSAL FROM THUNDER OR ATLANTA STORM.

 

 

How do I register my daughter for lessons?

Visit The warehouse section on the website and follow directions from there.

Are private 1 on 1 lessons available?

No, all sessions are small group lessons. Goalie lessons are coed with Alex Haskins.

I can't see a time come up on the Upper Hand app but it is in the Marketing section, can I still sign up for this lesson?

When a time disappears, this means the lesson is Full.

I scheduled a lesson but need to cancel, how do I do this?

Go into the UpperHand App and cancel your lesson. This must be done 12 hours before your lesson.

What does my daughter need to bring?

They will need goggles, lacrosse stick and sneakers.

Are Bulk packages available?

Yes 1 lesson for $75, 5 lessons for $275, 10 lessons for $500 and 20 lessons for $900. Unused lessons will not expire.

My daughter is not able to make the callback tryout. In the event that is invited back, how will this be handled?

We will use the evaluation grades from the first set of tryouts for placement.

My daughter is hurt and cannot play at the tryouts. She played for Storm last year. What will happen to her?

We will set up an individual tryout for placement when cleared by the Doctor. We can also consider current game film if in the Spring season.

What if my daughter cannot make tryouts due to unavoidable conflicts?

Players who can’t attend the tryouts will be asked to attend the callback tryout or another session. Contact Program Directors to work something out, we can be flexible.

What is the callback protocol? – If a player gets called back does that mean she made one of the two teams?

We will not have callbacks at this time.

How many players are you keeping on the team rosters?

We target 16 - 8 field players or less and two goalies for each Elite tea. For Rising Storm we like to have 12 players.

What other coaches are coaching with these teams?

We are finalizing our list of coaches on the website. It is a work in progress. We will also employ current college players as well and will add them later in the year.