AGE GROUP BOYS AND GIRLS 6 - 14
Lacrosse is fast
paced game that requires skill using a stick and controlling the ball.
Lacrosse players can vary in weight, size and speed. Any child
that is determined and willing to practice the skills can play lacrosse.
The popularity of youth lacrosse has grown dramatically since the 70's
and as a result has lead to formation of many additional leagues.
Today lacrosse varies by sex and
age group. Some youth teams start as young a 6 years old or 2nd
grade. Most programs are offered to both boys and girls, however
starting age may vary. School programs in lacrosse begin in 7th
grade and continue through college level.
DIVISIONS AND AGE
All divisions are based on birth
date and your child must meet the restrictions to play the division.
Youth leagues may decide on age level play that best suits their needs
so you will find age divisions vary in different leagues. The breakdown of the divisions will often coincide with your child's
school grade but birthdates takes precedence over grade level. Often
you will find lacrosse divisions divided into U15 (13 and 14 year olds), U13 (11
and 12 year olds), U11 (9 and 10 year olds) and U9 (6 to 8 year olds).
In the younger divisions the
fundamentals of the game are stressed and sportsmanship is taught with
an emphasis on fun. All upper division teams practice
competitive rules with emphasis on skill development.