Welcome To

Southern California Lacrosse Association

We are preparing for another SCLA Spring season!

In your local community, there are lacrosse programs that participate in the SCLA. They are preparing for another Spring Season with open registrations and signups.
You can learn about your local program by visiting our Programs page
 

 

Follow us on Twitter @SCLAlax for the latest announcements and field updates as well

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Grils Coach Training and Certification

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The SCLA is making an impact!

You may be a new parent to the SCLA and just finished the 2018 spring season.  After seeing your player pick up a stick and run up and down the field,  you might think it's such a fun game. But for many who have played year after year in the SCLA, it's made a difference in their lives and in their communities. 

Chris Reilly, one of our tireless and dedicated board members has seen his kids, and many others, come up and go through the SCLA program . He has compiled a list of some of  those kids and what happened to them in their journey playing the game they love. Check out our wall of fame and click on the news links and see what future your son or daughter could have playing the game they love. 

The History of the SCLA

If you'd like to find out more on the history of the SCLA, click on this link and enjoy the story on how we started.

http://www.socallaxassoc.com/about-us/

Communities

Our league is made up of local community lacrosse programs with dedicated parents and local leaders. We work together to help provide recreational lacrosse programs that support their community.

Level Playing Field

In our U11, U13 and U15 divisions, we level the field of play by dividing up teams based on experience level. The more experienced teams play in the Stars division and the other in the Stripes division.

 

Safety First

We believe in safety first and align our rules with US Lacrosse's guidelines and their recommendations to keep the sport fun and safe.

 

Game & Practice Schedules

Practice schedules are provided by each team at the community level and games are scheduled by the league. They practice during the week and play games on Saturdays from the February to May.

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Learn More About The SCLA

The SCLA is one of the premier lacrosse leagues in the Southern California. We support nearly 1,500 youth lacrosse players from Pasadena to Santa Clarita and from Camarillo to Malibu.  We strive to provide a place for the sport of lacrosse to grow and thrive in Southern California.

We have a diverse group of Boys from U9, U11, U13, and U15 teams and Girls Elementary and Girls Middle School teams. Our coaches include former college lacrosse players, experienced parents, and varsity high school players.

Our theme is always the Encouragement ZoneTM so please bring your cheers and applause for your player, their teammates, coaches, their opponents and the refs.  We are all part of the same youth sports community with the same goals and aspirations for all our children.

Objectives & Expected Level Of Play By Division

Boys U9 Division

U9 lacrosse is when many players first experience the sport.

With respect to the competition at this level, coaches, parents, and officials should emphasize:

  • FUN
  • Introduction of basic lacrosse concepts
  • Explore competition in lacrosse
  • Basic rules of play
  • Good sportsmanship
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Boys U11 Division

U11 lacrosse is when players begin developing fundamental skills.

With respect to the competition at this level, coaches, parents, and officials should emphasize:

  • FUN
  • Trying new skills in a team setting
  • Learning and exploring overall play of the game
  • Good sportsmanship
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Boys U13 Division

U13 lacrosse is where players are honing technical skills and building tactical skills needed in lacrosse while preparing to be competitors.

With respect to the competition at this level, coaches, parents, and officials should emphasize:

  • FUN
  • Using technical skills in game situations
  • Exploring and applying new tactical skills
  • Good  sportsmanship
Learn More

Boys U15 Division

U15 lacrosse is where players are emerging into a competitive environment.

With respect to the competition at this level, coaches, parents, and officials should emphasize:

  • FUN
  • Good sportsmanship
  • Using technical skills in game situation
  • Exploring and applying new tactical skills
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Girls Elementary School

GES lacrosse is the age when many players first experience the sport of lacrosse and begin developing fundamental skills.

With respect to the competition at this level, coaches, parents, and
officials should emphasize:

  • FUN
  • Following simple rules of play
  • Good Sportsmanship
  • Trying new skills in a team setting
  • Learning and exploring overall play of the game
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Girls Middle School

GMS lacrosse is where players are honing technical skills and building tactical skills needed in lacrosse while preparing to be competitors.

With respect to the competition at this level, coaches, parents, and officials should emphasize:

  • FUN
  • Using technical skills in game situations
  • Exploring and applying new tactical skills
  • Good  sportsmanship
Learn More

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