The age divisions are:
U7 - 2018-2019 Non Contact - Play M/W
The U7 program is an introduction to lacrosse. The game is played 3 on 3 half-court games to reduce cost and help develop skills. The U7 play with a smaller “rage cage” net and a spongy ball. Required equipment includes a helmet, lacrosse stick, gloves, jock/jill, and mouthguard. Volleyball type knee pads are optional but recommended.
U9 - 2016-2017 Non Contact - Play M/W
The U9 program is an introduction to lacrosse. The game is played 3 on 3 half-court games to reduce cost and help develop skills. The U9 play with a smaller “rage cage” net and a spongy ball. Required equipment includes a helmet, lacrosse stick, gloves, jock/jill, and mouthguard. Volleyball type knee pads are optional but recommended.
U11 - 2014-2015 - Play T/TH
U11 lacrosse is equal pressure contact and is played full court, with 5 runners and a goalie. Ideally, there is one goalie per team who plays goal all season but this is optional.
U13 - 2012-2013 (Contact) - Play T/TH
U13 lacrosse will be played with off-ball contact only within the 24' offensive zone.
U15 - 2010-2011 (Contact) - Play M/W
U17 - 2008-2009 (Contact) - Play M/W
All Female players playing in the Co-ed League are eligible to play down one age level if they choose. This would only change your group if you are the minor age in your age division, otherwise, you would stay with your same group. There is a request form to fill out for review and approval.
All ages groups may play on weekends in addition to the above-mentioned games. Practices are coach-specific.
Lacrosse equipment is similar to hockey. If you are just starting out and you play hockey, then you already have almost everything you need. Check out the image below to see what you may need:
For players wanting to play goalie, your club may supply you with your protective gear. Speak to your coach at a pre-season camp about this.
Box lacrosse is played on indoor hockey rinks with some different markings. These include a larger crease area and transition zones to name a couple.
This keeps the game moving and why it is called the fastest game on two feet.