Junior Lacrosse

 

Season 2021

Thursday night training has started - 5pm to 6:30pm at Western Oval on Park Street in Parkville (Google maps link).

The 2021 season will start in April 2021.  

You will need to be registered in order to play.
 
What you will need to bring to games:
  • Stick (club sticks are available to borrow for new players)
  • Helmet and gloves (club equipment is available for new players)
  • mouthguard
  • football boots/cleats
  • black shorts (we have club shorts available for $30)
We will provide 
  • Playing tops - you will take these home with you after the first game and they will be your responsibility for the rest of the season
  • Club shorts (if you wish to purchase per above)
  • Blue socks (we have some available if you wish to purchase per above)
  • Helmets and gloves - only for those that have not yet been issued with equipment
  • Goalie gear

The fixture and ladder can be found on the Lacrosse Victoria website http://lacrossevictoria.com.au/fixtures-results/

Throughout the season, training for both teams will be on Thursdays (starting at 5pm). U13 training typically runs for 1.5 hours finishing at 6:30pm. Each grade trains in their own age group with occasional group training so that kids can interact across the grades. These sessions are always planned around the youngest grades to ensure we always have a safe and enjoyable environment. 

The club is fortunate to have magnificent lighting which enables our coaches to hold high quality teaching and skills sessions. Importantly the high quality lights create a safe training environment for all participants.  

Games are also played at the Western Oval and with a standard Lacrosse field measuring 100m x 55m, we are fortunate to be able to fit two fields on the oval.  All home games are played at Park Street, so through a standard 16 week season we normally have 8 home games.  Being an inner suburbs club we are quite central to most of the 15 clubs in Melbourne which makes it quite easy to get to opposition grounds.

Junior committee

We are looking for parents who are interested in helping support the junior program.  The Junior Committee sits across the Brunswick and Melbourne High School programs and is an important link between families and the club.  No previous lacrosse experience required.  

There are a lot of ways you can get involved, but a few examples include BBQ/canteen coordinator, fundraising coordinator, equipment coordinator, registration coordinator, referee liaison and team manager. 

If you are interested, please contact the Junior Coordinator:

Don Spirason

mulaxjnr@gmail.com

 

General information

The club is growing and is in an exciting phase currently with a strong focus on both girls and boys under 11 and 13 recruiting and development. With the recent success in promoting and running the iPlayLax program, we are especially excited in the strong numbers of girls that have been introduced to the club.  The club currently has a senior women’s and two senior men’s teams that offer players a broad range of competition depending on a player's ability. We often have junior players who have developed their skills and confidence that play seniors once they get to U17 level and even some at U15’s. As junior coordinator of the club my role to ensure all junior players have a safe, fun, positive and inclusive environment whilst learning the sport of Lacrosse. 

Current schools program

  • Brunswick South West Primary School
  • Brunswick North Primary School
  • Brunswick North West Primary School
  • St Jospeh's Primary School
  • Melbourne High School
  • Brunswick Secondary College

Season dates

Typically the first round of our junior season is the first weekend in second term of school.  The season finishes in late August with finals for U13, U15 and U17 in early September.

The under 11 competitions are broken down into two shorter seasons of 6 weeks with a lightening carnival at the end of each.  The lightening carnival is held at one venue where each team plays 3 mini games throughout the morning and the top two ranked teams play in a final.  Importantly, there are three grades based on skill level where clubs can nominate based on the experience and age of their players. 

Under 11 Teams

Both girls and boys play modcrosse as a non-contact introductory version of the game similar to what we have played during our iPlayLax programs.  The field is approximately 50m in length which is half the length of a normal Lacrosse field to accommodate younger players. 

•Girl’s teams – women’s Lacrosse is traditionally played on Sunday’s during the regular season. U11 games start at 9am and are approximately 1 hour in duration.  Games are broken down into four 12 minute quarters with short breaks between each quarter.

•Boy’s teams – men’s Lacrosse is played on Saturday’s during the regular season.  The game times and structure is the same as for the girls.

Under 13 Teams

Both girls and boys play regular Lacrosse with modified rules to allow players to build confidence and develop their playing skills. U13’s play on a standard Lacrosse field which is 100m in length as well they play with a real Lacrosse ball which requires protective equipment to ensure player safety.  Playing equipment at U13 level is provided by the club as part of the annual fees.  Mouth guards are also a requirement at this level.

•Girl’s teams – women’s Lacrosse is played on Sunday’s during the regular season. U13 games start at 9am and are just over 1 hour in duration.  Games are broken down into four 15 minute quarters with short breaks between each quarter.

•Boy’s teams – men’s Lacrosse is played on Saturday’s during the regular season.  Games are broken down into four 15 minute quarters with short breaks between each quarter.

Under 15 Teams

Both girls and boys play regular Lacrosse with minimal modified rules to allow players to build confidence and develop their playing skills. U15’s play on a standard Lacrosse field which is 100m in length as well they play with a real Lacrosse ball which requires protective equipment to ensure player safety.  Mouth guards are also a requirement at this level.

•Girl’s teams – women’s Lacrosse is played on Sunday’s during the regular season. U15 games start at 10am and are just over 1 hour in duration.  Games are broken down into four 15 minute quarters with short breaks between each quarter.

•Boy’s teams – men’s Lacrosse is played on Saturday’s during the regular season.  Games are broken down into four 15 minute quarters with short breaks between each quarter.

Under 17 Teams

Both girls and boys play regular Lacrosse with minimal modified rules to allow players to build confidence and develop their playing skills. U15’s play on a standard Lacrosse field which is 100m in length as well they play with a real Lacrosse ball which requires protective equipment to ensure player safety.  Mouth guards are also a requirement at this level.

•Girl’s teams – women’s Lacrosse is played on Sunday’s during the regular season. U17 games start at 10:30am and are just over 1 hour in duration.  Games are broken down into four 15 minute quarters with short breaks between each quarter.

•Boy’s teams – men’s Lacrosse is played on Saturday’s during the regular season.  Games are broken down into four 15 minute quarters with short breaks between each quarter.

 YouTube LACROSSE LINKS - See How the Game is Played

Girls lacrosse links

Field positions

https://youtu.be/RuZ3q1fJGV4

Wall ball routines - Practice on your own

https://youtu.be/IsbnBNz8-l8

Junior Girls Lacrosse
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-AN5XiC8K8M

Women's Lacrosse NCAA College
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=akez9P_9BM8

Boys lacrosse links

Boys Lacrosse 101 for parents

https://youtu.be/jiak6nk-qLo

Field positions

https://youtu.be/Jb96dZ_TBA8

Wall ball routines - Practice on your own

https://youtu.be/jCP5ze6OyKw

Men's Lacrosse NCAA College (This starts with some old school Lacrosse from the 1980's!)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IkRuWFY5M1U

2017 Boys' Under Armour All America Lacrosse Game Highlights
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5hsPBsGD44

General lacrosse links

Basic catching and throwing
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLH__Qw5NxA

 

Notice Board

Want to play lacrosse with us?

Send us a message via our facebook page: www.facebook.com/MelbourneUniLacrosse/
OR send an email to president@mulax.org

Season 2021

The 2021 lacrosse season will commence in April 2021 

Feel free to contact us any time if you are an experienced player wanting to join the club or newcomer to the sport wanting to give lacrosse a try.

Junior Clinics

We have been running a number of school clinics at local primary schools. For more information please see our "junior lacrosse" page in the menu

 

 

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