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Offering Six Divisions for Ages 5-16

Box lacrosse season goes from April to June.

The divisions of Peewee, Bantam and Midget may go into July if teams participate in playoffs and provincials.

Mini-Tyke

Ages 5-6

BOX LACROSSE Mini-Tyke: 6 and under
SKILL DEVELOPMENT: Cradling, trap and scoop, catch, overhand pass, overhand shot, defensive body position
TACTICAL: Give-and-go, cutting
GOALIES:  Goalies at this stage - rotate all players
EQUIPMENT:  Helmet, mask, mouth guard, shoulder pads, elbow pads, knee pads (optional), small stick, soft ball, jock/jill strap. Goalies: Category 1 equipment.
SCOREBOARD:  No scores displayed No score sheets
OBJECTIVES FUN: •Introduce skills •Basic rules •Fair play •Physical activity •Play agility games (i.e. tag)
SUBS: Equal participation 3 minute shifts
BOX SIZE: Play cross-floor on 1/2 of box.
PLAYERS PER TEAM: 3 on 3, plus goalie 7 to 9 players per team.

CONTACT: None

OFFICIATING:  Coaches remain on floor. Referees may be introduced. Modified CLA rules. No players sent to penalty box. Fall back rule applies.

FAMILY:  Praise effort, not results; be positive; praise performance of both teams; do not yell instructions

PLAYERS:  Honour the game; new friendships; equal participation; co-operation; volunteering

Tyke

Ages 7-8

BOX LACROSSE Tyke: Ages 7-8
SKILLS DEVELOPMENT: Cradling, scoop, catch, overhand pass, overhand shot, defensive body position, face-off, creating space
TACTICAL: Give-and-go, cutting, face-off, floor positioning

GOALIES: Stance, angles, passing, stopping shots
EQUIPMENT:  Helmet, mask, mouthguard, shoulder pads, elbow pads, knee pads (optional), small stick, jock/jill strap. Goalies: Category 1 equipment.  OBJECTIVES: FUN •Introduce skills •Basic rules •Fair play •Physical activity •Train ABCs

SUBS:  Equal participation. 3 minute shifts.  All play goal.
BOX SIZE Regulation
PLAYERS PER TEAM:
  5 on 5, plus goalie, 12-15 players per team

NET:   3 ft. wide x 3 ft. high.
CONTACT:  Place and push

OFFICIATING:  Referees introduced. Modified CLA rules. Fall back rule optional.

SCOREBOARD:  Differential of more than 5 goals not displayed.

FAMILY:  Praise effort, not results; be positive; praise performance of both teams; do not yell instructions

PLAYERS:  Honour the game; new friendships; equal participation; teamwork; win with dignity & lose with grace; volunteering

Novice

ages 9-10

BOX LACROSSE Novice: Ages 9-10
SKILLS DEVELOPMENT:  Cradling, scooping, catching, overhand pass, overhand shot, bounce shot, bull dodge, rolling, face-off, defensive body position, cross-checking, creating space
TACTICAL: Floor positions, Give and go, cutting, line changes, breakout, face-off
GOALIES: Stance, angles, passing, stopping shots
SUBS:  Equal participation.  All encouraged to play goal
EQUIPMENT:  Helmet, gloves, mask, mouth guard. Knee (optional), elbow, shoulder, arm & kidney pads, jock/jill strap. Stick no shorter than 86.36cm (34”). Goalies: Category 1 equipment
SCOREBOARD:  Score sheet is kept Differential of more than 5 goals is not displayed
OBJECTIVES:FUN •Introduce skills •Basic rules •Fair play •Physical activity •Train ABCs •Emphasize speed, flexibility
CONTACT:    Option L: Full contact;   Option A: Place and push;   Option X: Equal pressure
BOXSIZE: Regulation

NET SIZE: 4’ wide by 4’ high
PLAYERS PER TEAM:   5 on 5, plus goalie 12 to 15 players per team, Select teams introduced
OFFICIATING: Referees introduced. Modified CLA rules. Fall back rule applies to Options A and X.

FAMILY:  Praise effort, not results; be positive; praise performance of both teams; do not yell instructions

PLAYERS:  Honour the game; new friendships; equal participation; teamwork; win with dignity & lose with grace; volunteering

Peewee

Ages 11-12

BOX LACROSSE Pee Wee: Ages 11-12

SKILLS INTRODUCED AT THIS LEVEL:
TECHNICAL: Inside shooting, faking, dodging, mid-pointing, open floor defence
TACTICAL: Picks & screens, set plays, 2-1s and 3-2s, breakout, sagging man-to-man defence, power play offence and defence, man-short offence
GOALIES: Stance, angles, passing, stopping shots, communication

EQUIPMENT:  Helmet, gloves, mask, mouth guard. Knee (optional), elbow, shoulder, arm & kidney pads, jock/jill strap. Stick no shorter than 86.36 cm (34”). Goalies: Category 2 equipment
CONTACT:  CLA rules
OBJECTIVES: FUN •More advanced skills & tactics •Introduce competition •Introduce mental training •Basic rules & fair play •Physical activity •Train ABCs •Emphasize speed, flexibility
SCOREBOARD: Score sheet is kept
OFFICIATING: CLA rules
BOXSIZE:  Regulation

NET SIZE: 4’ wide by 4’ high
PLAYERS PER TEAM:  5 on 5, plus goalie 12 to 15 players per team, Select teams introduced

FAMILY:  Praise effort, not results; be positive; praise performance of both teams; do not yell instructions

PLAYERS:  Honour the game; new friendships; equal participation; teamwork; win with dignity & lose with grace; volunteering

Bantam

Ages 13-14

BOX LACROSSE Bantam: Ages 13-14

SKILLS INTRODUCED AT THIS LEVEL:
TECHNICAL: Over-the-shoulder pass, sidearm shot
TACTICAL: Double teaming, presses, transitions
GOALIES: Stance, angles, passing, stopping shots, communication

OBJECTIVES:  FUN & physical activity •Develop skills & tactics •Continue mental training •Ethics & fair play •Train ABCs •Emphasize stamina, aerobic capacity •Begin talent identification

SCOREBOARD: Score sheet is kept
OFFICIATING: CLA rules
CONTACT & EQUIPMENT:  CLA rules
BOXSIZE:  Regulation

NET SIZE: 4x4 feet
PLAYERS PER TEAM: 5 on 5, plus goalie 12 to 15 players per team Select teams introduced

FAMILY:  Praise effort, not results; be positive; praise performance of both teams; do not yell instructions.

PLAYERS:  Honour the game; new friendships; equal participation; win with dignity & lose with grace; personal & team goals; volunteering

Midget

Ages 15-16

BOX LACROSSE Midget: Ages 15-16

SKILLS INTRODUCED AT THIS LEVEL:
TECHNICAL: Develop and refine all skills
TACTICAL: Walling, 6-5, situational lacrosse
GOALIES:  Stance, angles, passing, stopping shots, communication
OBJECTIVES:  FUN & physical activity •Increase competition •Develop skills & tactics •Continue mental training •Ethics & fair play •Emphasize speed, aerobic capacity •Offer late-entry
SCOREBOARD: Score sheet is kept
OFFICIATING:  CLA rules
CONTACT & EQUIPMENT:  CLA rules

FAMILY:  Praise effort, not results; be positive; praise performance of both teams; do not yell instructions.

PLAYERS:  Honour the game; new friendships; equal participation; win with dignity & lose with grace; personal & team goals; volunteering