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 lacrosse association provides box lacrosse during the months of April – July for boys and girls aged 5-21. The association organizes box lacrosse into different age groups with mixed gender as well as female only teams. Lacrosse provides an excellent opportunity for the youth of New Westminster to gain physical activity and acquire the benefits of team play. Box lacrosse is played in two arenas (Queen’s Park and Moody Park arenas) and 2 outdoor lacrosse boxes (Hume and Moody box) in New Westminster. The program is also promoted in our local elementary schools which helps to keep the pride and long standing tradition of lacrosse alive in New Westminster.
The Box Lacrosse Season:
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
Evaluations begin for U11 and above
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 U13 and higher levels and about twelve games in the U11 and lower levels. Teams also practice once or twice a week depending on the team level.
U7, U9 & U11 finish their season by the end of June
U13, U15, U17 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. U7 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
All of the above, slash guards are optional
U11 and above
All of the above, plus slash guards
Plastic headed stick with an aluminum or wooden shaft. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about purchasing a beginner stick through our association.
All equipment for the goalies (except their helmet, gloves and jock) will be supplied to ensure maximum protection.
U7 teams are mixed gender teams, U9 and above - girls have the choice to play girls or continue on with the boys.