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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July Store Hours
Hot4Lax will be at University School of Milwaukee this Saturday for the Midwest Exposure Series
Hot4Lax Lacrosse will be open afternoons from Tuesday to Friday through the month of July.
Please check the website for hour updates.
Since all of our employees are involved in the game of lacrosse as players, coaches and officials and it is the start of the lacrosse season, we will have some irregular hours.
We will typically be open starting at 1:00 PM during the week - Tuesday through Friday.
- Monday: Closed
- Tuesday: 1:00 - 7:00 PM
- Wednesday:1:00 - 6:00 PM
- Thursday:1:00 - 6:00 PM
- Friday:1:00 - 6:00 PM
- Saturday: Closed - at USM
- Sunday: Closed
Summer Day Camps
Hot4Lax will conduct Summer day camps at various locations throughout the summer. Upcoming camps are in Wauwatosa, Mukwonago, Lake Country, West Bend. The camps will be three day camps in the morning for two and a half hours. Visit the Camp/Clinic tab for section for details and registration.
Upcoming Camps include:
- Hot4Lax Lake Country Boys camp at Little Red School House in Hartland near Northshore Middle School - July 18 -20th , 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
- West Bend - TBD
- Wauwatosa Lax Camp - Shooter McGee - August 1st & 2nd - Shooting all the time 9:00-11:00 AM
- Oak Creek Camp - August 15
Registration can be done online. See the registration tab. Additional details are available on the Camp section.
Deal of the Day- 10-45% off
Summer Lacrosse Sale is going on now at Hot4Lax in Waukesha.
Find a great selection of gloves, arm pads, shoulder pads and helmets.
Used Equipment sale - 7/18-7/23
Most equipment will be previously owned equipment that was traded in and rental equipment being decommissioned. All has been sanitized through Sanisport.
Used equipment sale will include :
- arm pads
- shoulder pads
- gear bags
Hot4Lax Training Academy -
One hour training with certified coaches including positional coaches.
- Robin Buckley - Wauwatosa Head Coach,
- Brian Ward - Goalie at VMI, Oconomowoc Head Coach
- Matt Mikulecky - Wauwatosa High School Coach
- 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
Work within your schedule:
Private lessons - $60
Group sesions are $35
Rental Equipment 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.
There are no refunds of rented equipment.
Sticks are available for $20. However, we do have a vast supply of starter sticks to more experienced players.
2016 Return Dates
Fall - October 30th
Winter - March 1st
Spring - June 14th - Deposits were run on July 2.
Summer - August 14th
Equipment not returned by the above dates will have the security deposit applied to the equipment.
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 the 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.
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 40-42"
- When the head is like rubber and can be bent backwards with one hand, it becomes a dog toy launcher.