Box Lacrosse information

Lacrosse is Canada’s national summer sport and is considered the fastest game on two feet. New Westminster has a long standing reputation in the game of Lacrosse and the New Westminster Minor Lacrosse Association is proud to offer the youth of New Westminster a positive and safe recreational choice.

The Box Lacrosse Season:

January
Registration begins online

February – March
Skill development clinics for 4 to 10 year olds.  See information on the Doug Hazelwood Clinic under the "Clinics and Camps" heading

March
Evaluations begin for Novice and above

April
Practices and games begin - usually the second week of April
Tiering games for all teams Novice and above

May – June
Each team plays a minimum of sixteen games in Peewee and higher levels and about  twelve games in the Novice and lower levels.  Teams also practice once or twice a week depending on the team level. 

June
Mini Tyke, Tyke & Novice finish their season by the end of June

July
Pee Wee, Bantam, Midget and Female Provincial competition

Box Lacrosse Equipment:

Lacrosse equipment is available from a variety of sporting goods stores. For those who play box lacrosse or hockey, the same equipment can be used. Mini Tyke Hockey or field lacrosse helmet with wire face mask, (they must meet prescribed safety standards), shoulder pads, kidney pads, lacrosse gloves, knee and elbow pads, athletic support with cup for boys, jill for girls, mouth guard, and good running shoes

See http://www.minorbellies.com/rental+program/4/76/ for information on our equipment rental program for mini-tyke and tyke players

Tyke
All of the above, slash guards are optional

Novice and above
All of the above, plus slash guards

Sticks
Plastic headed stick with an aluminum or wooden shaft.  Contact equipment@minorbellies.com to inquire about purchasing a beginner stick through our association.

Goalies
All equipment for the goalies (except their helmet, gloves and jock) will be supplied to ensure maximum protection.

Mini-tyke teams are mixed gender teams, Tyke and above - girls have the choice to play girls or continue on with the boys.