The Stratford Girls Lacrosse Club (SGLC) is a competitive girls lacrosse club with aspirations to compete for high school varsity state championships. We are a member club of US Lacrosse - the national organizing body for Lacrosse in the United States. The club was founded in Summer 2009 for girls attending Stratford High School (SHS). In the Fall of 2010 we expanded from a high school junior varsity team and formed a middle school program for girls in grades 6-8. In the Fall of 2011 we started our first varsity program. In the Spring of 2013 we will support a new SBMSA lacrosse program for 5th and 6th grade girls. Lacrosse is the fastest growing sport in the nation.
In Texas lacrosse is not currently a UIL sanctioned sport; HOWEVER, Lady Spartan Lacrosse IS an officially recognized club at SHS and has a faculty sponsor. Lacrosse is not yet recognized officially by the Spring Branch Independent School District (SBISD)but, our teams do practice and play at SBISD facilities.
We are very proud of how the program has grown from its inception years ago, and we look forward to building on those successes.
MISSION STATEMENT/CORE VALUES:
Critical to the continued growth and success of the program is players who understand and share our core values of sportsmanship, competitiveness, safety and character, and that the players exhibit these values not just within the lacrosse program, but also within the Stratford community and beyond.
These core values align with the Positive Coaching Alliance, whereby players aim to be Triple Impact Competitors, and the coaches utilize the Double Goal coaching philosophy. First goal is for the team to work hard in order to be competitive and be in position to win games. The second and more important goal is imparting the life lessons that come with being part of a team sport, which require being held accountable to the four core values above.
For more information about, please visit the High School Program page.