Hot4Lax is an organization that promotes the growth of the game of lacrosse at all levels through leagues, camps, clinic's and private lessons in the summer, fall, winter and spring. Our goal is to serve as the "skill development" program for individual player's and team's in the pre-season, in-season and post-season. We do this through leagues, clinics, private lessons and group training. Our role is to share our passion for the game and compliment regular season team's in southeastern Wisconsin.
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April Store Hours
Hot4Lax Lacrosse will be open seven days per week during the Spring Lacrosse season. We will try to accomadate players and coaches needs. You will often see us at games coaching,officiating and playing. We are really excited about the season. You will also find us at the store during the afternoons and weekends. Call us if you need something at a different time.
Monday: 12:00 - 6:00 PM
Tuesday:1:00 - 8:00 PM
Wednesday:12:00 - 6:00 PM
Thursday: 1:00 - 8:00 PM
Friday: 12:00 - 6:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 am - 5:00 PM
Sunday: 10:30 am - 4:00 PM
Please check the website for hour updates. Call us if you are in the area and it is outside of our typical hours. We often are working on site and may be available.
Store Phone : 262-717-9996
Cell : 414-333-3049
New Address :
Hot4Lax Lacrosse Center
21675 W. Doral Road, Unit A
Waukesha, WI 53186
When do I replace my stick?
Attention all Lacrosse players and parents!
There have been some rule chnges that will be effecting players of all levels this year. Regarding the boys youth and high school game, the biggest rules change equipment wise has been the elimination of the U or V shooting string.
NFHS and US Lacrosse rules effective in spring 2016 require that no stick have any shooting strings below 4" from the top of the head.
This means if your stick has been strung with the shooting strings below 4", they need to be removed and replaced at the appropriate level. Hot4Lax will be glad to assist you.
Bring in the sticks and our stringers will help replace them. If the mesh has been well used, we can restring it for you as well.
When do I replace a head?
We are often asked this question. This really depends on what kind of head you have and what level of player someone is.
If the head has become very soft, pliable and well used, the plastic may have broken down. A lacrosse stick is similar to a tennis racquet. Sometimes the racquet needs to be restrung. When a players size, position and abilities change, you may need to update and change your racquet.
When to change your stick head or shaft?
- When your ability changes - moving from beginner to intermediate
- When your position changes or becomes more specialized - move to attack or defense
- When the stick is cracked, cambered - it is illegal to play with a cracked or broken stick
- When the head is warped from face offs and a ball will not come out of the pocket - tilt the stick 90 degrees
- When the stick handle/shaft is bent, cambered, kinked or dented.
- When a player moves up an age group and needs a stick that needs to be 40-42" long.
- When the head is like rubber and can be bent backwards with one hand, it becomes a dog toy launcher.
Equipment Cleaning and Sanitizing by Sani Sport at H4L
Sani Sport Machine on site at Hot4Lax
Fall season has come to a conclusion and Winte indoor is officially here. Its time to make sure that all that lacrosse gear is cleaned up after the hard work and get it ready for Indoor Lacrosse in November. Whether your getting ready for Fall league play or packing it up to put away for a while, bring your equipment to Hot4Lax to get the funk out, prolong the life or make it ready to pass along.
Do you need to get that gear cleaned and sanitized! Revitalize your gear by getting rid of the stink and fungus.
We use Sani Sport for all our rental gear and Marauder equipment! They have an unique ionization process to remove the bacteria that can grow in your lacrosse equipment creating that pungent smell. This will extend the life of your gear and prevent the break down of your equipment. Plus it prevents Staff infections!
We recommend cleaning the gear semi-annually if not more frequently depending on the amount of play. Drop off your gear and pick it up later that day.
Price is $25 which includes one set of pads, shoes and the carry bag.
Set up a team cleaning day at the store and use it as a fund raiser.
Sign up for a four-pack of cleaning and save 10%. Cleaning cards available in store.
Other equipment cleaned as well: Hockey, fencing, moto cross and snowmobiling.
Call the store for details at (262) 717-9996.
Hot4Lax Training Academy -
Lessons available in April - Register now!
One hour training with certified coaches including positional coaches. Learn the essentials, drill on the fundamentals, build your confidence and enjoy the game. individuall lessons or combine with others an form a group session.
- Robin Buckley - Hot4Lax Program Director
- Zack Davies - Goalie Coach, Wauwatosa High School, Concordia University
- Monday/Wednesday/Thursday/Friday: 1:00 pm - 6:00 PM
- Tuesday: 1:00 - 8:00 PM
- Saturday/Sunday: 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
- By appointment - Call to reserve a time.
- Shooting on the run
- Room & Time
- Inside finishing
- Approching the ball carrier
- Funneling and directing
- Take away checks
- Closing the gate
- one-handed work
- stationary - strong hand, off hand, box fakes
- on the move
- Technique and execution: Face, Split, roll dodges
- When, where and how
- Weekdays after school
- Weekends in the morning
One-on-one sessions - $65/hr, $35/half-hour - .
Group sessions: $25-35 per player/hour
Multi-lesson packages available
- Single - $65
- 5-pack - $300
- 10-pack - $565
Rental Equipment available through Hot4Lax
The perogative for many parents new to lacrosse is whether to rent or to buy. The Hot4lax rental program allows parents to enroll their children in a program and try the game to see if they like it at a fraction of the cost.
Lacrosse equipment can be rented by players for clinics, camps, league play and by the season. Hot4Lax has a broad array of sizes and styles of lacrosse equipment for boy's and girl's including gloves, arm pads, rib pads, shoulder pads, helmets for boy's and goggles and sticks for girl's..
When equipment is rented, each borrower will be required to provide payment for the rental of the equipment and a security deposit in leau of the equipment not being returned on the due date. The rental equipment will be due at the end of each season rented(fall, winter, spring or summer) unless arrangements have been made to rollover the equipment to the next season. Equipment can be rented for consecutive seasons. A new rental payment is due at the time of renewal. Renters who do not return equipment by the due date or make arrangments, will forfiet their security deposit, but then they own the gear.
Since many programs are starting indoor lacrosse earlier in January and February, we are offering an extended rental peiod for January to June. The rate for this period will be less than the two rental period cost and a bit more than 1 1 /2 times the rental of one season.
There are no refunds of rented equipment. Packages available.
Winter - March 1st
Spring - June 11th
Summer - August 14th
Fall - November 13th
Extended rental January to June special pricing.
Equipment not returned by the above dates will have the security deposit applied to the equipment.
Equipment can be rolled over to the next session for a rollover rental charge.
Equipment returned after that date will be assessed a $25 restocking fee with a rollover rental fee. A rollover fee is rental for the next peiod.
Rental equipment can be purchased
Rental gear for all Programs will be available at our store in Waukesha during regular business hours weekdays and weekends. Check store hours for availabillity.
Thank you for your patronage.
Equipment Donations Now being taken
Equipment donations are now being taken for MKE LAX. Items being taken into donation are new and used lacrosse equipment for boys and girls lacrosse teams. Equipment will be used for new start programs to help grow the game. Lacrosse like other sports offers youth an opportunity to learn life lessons, problem solving skills, joy of victory, agony of defeat and team development.
Needed items include:
- Sticks- boys and girls
- Lacrosse balls - old greasers are ok - soft
- lacrosse goals and nets
- score boards,
- chairs and tables for score table
- Goggles and sticks
- arm pads
- shoulder pads
- liners and lining paint
- water jugs
- small trailer
Gift Cards Available!
Gift Cards are available for purchase in the denomination of your choice starting at $25, $50 and $100. May be redeemed for equipment, apparel, lacrosse items, lessons, clinics or league play. Cards must be purchased at our store. They can also be purchased and mailed via phone.
Call us for details: (262) 717-9996. Stop in today to get yours.
Great Gift's for All Events!
Sani Sport Equipment cleaning
Sani Sport will be on site daily in March in Waukesha, WI.
Sani Sport will be cleaning rental equipment for Hot4Lax Lacrosse starting March 1st at 1:00 PM. They will set a cleaning machine in the back room of our store to clean lacrosse, hockey, baseball, fencing equipment. A set of equipment cleaned could include helmet, gloves(2), arm pads(2), shoulder pads(1), rib pads, shoes/cleats(2), or goalie gear and bag, Cost is $25 per set.
Check you gear to make sure it fits and is cleaned. If it smells, then there is fungus. Noone wants fungus amungus.
Drop off your gear and pick it up later that day or week. Cleaning while you wait is available.
Spring Training - Hot4Lax Training Academy
Hot4Lax Training Academy offers 1-on-1 private lessons for individualized attention to both boys and girls players of all levels. Passing, catching, shooting and dodging are all basic fundamentals and what we focus on. Learn the nuances of the game, the how, why and when.
Lessons are indoor at the Waukesha location with Coach Buckley
Lesson time available:
Tuesday: 1:00-8:00 PM
Wednesday: 1:00-6:00 PM
Thursday: 1:00-5:00 PM
Friday: 2:00-6:00 PM
Saturday: mornings 9:00-12:00 PM.
Sunday: Noon – 3:00 PM.
Call (262) 717-9996 for details and to register.
Visit Clinics section for additional information.