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Tryout & Rosters

**Last updated May 17, 2024

TRYOUTS: 2024/2025 SEASON


    Tryouts and/or placement will assess players individual skills, lax IQ, confidence and leadership skills to make the DH travel team. If not we recommend you continue with the Desert Stix program(s) at this time. 

    Tryouts will be held at ASU Sports and Recreation Fields from 8:30-10:30pm. Check in starts at 8:00am


    Our season starts May 29th and runs until mid-January 2025. We will break between summer and fall with two short intermissions around the holidays (Nov/Dec). You can find details about our season under the SEASONS tab our our main page. 

    Rosters will be posted no later than May 12th (if not sooner) to all registered athletes. If you are not able to make tryouts due to conflicts: 1) email us and let us know and 2) all players who did not attend tryouts will be evaluated the first week of practice and roosted by the second week. 

    PLACEMENT TEAMS FOR 2024/2025:

    Rosters are ALWAYS DYNAMIC! See our policy under Dynamic Rosters. Players will be evaluated based on their skill, see below for team descriptions. 


    This summer the 2029's (rising 8th graders) will merge into the one of the high school Orange or White teams described on the Tryouts & Roster page. Come fall, we will reassess the status of the 2028s and 2029s with the goal to create one team that we will register as a 2028 team for the fall/winter events and push any 2027 and higher into Orange. All teams are required to travel and attend practices. Desert Heat is NOT accepting NEW players. You must have at least ONE season of lacrosse prior to joining Desert Heat. If you are new to the game and would like to learn, please see our Summer Stix program.


    ROSTERS: BLACK, ORANGE, WHITE, 2030/2031


    BLACK TEAMS  - Advanced Skills. Highest level of commitment, tournament participation is required, practice attendance is required unless it conflicts with another scheduled lacrosse event such as a recruiting camps/clinics, official visit, etc. Rosters are determined (but not limited to) an annual tryout.

    ORANGE TEAMS - Competitive/emerging skills. #orangeisthenewblack! High level of commitment, tournament participation is required, practice attendance is required unless it conflicts with another scheduled lacrosse event such as a recruiting camps/clinics, official visit, etcRosters are determined (but not limited to) an annual tryout.

    WHITE TEAMS - Emerging/beginner level skills. High level of commitment, tournament participation is required, practice attendance is required unless it conflicts with another schedule lacrosse event such as a recruiting camp/ clinics, official visit, etc. Rosters are determined (but not limited to) an annual tryout. YOU MUST HAVE AT LEAST 1 REGULAR SEASON OF LACROSSE EXPERIENCE!

    2030/2031 - All players that are in the grad years of 2030 and 2031 will be placed on this team. This team also has the highest level of commitment, tournament participation is required, practices are required unless it conflicts with another scheduled lacrosse event such as recruiting camp/ clinics, etc. Rosters are determined but not limited to an annual tryout. If you do not make the team, we will recommend you to continue with the Desert Stix program. 


    Desert Heat 2024-2025 Rosters

    **Please note that if you were not able to attend tryouts you will be evaluated the first week of practice. Not all rosters are final at this point, event participation will also impact your roster positioning at this time. We will adjust as we get closer to events and the fall/winter season. Please see our Dynamic Roster Policy. 




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