Recreational lacrosse programs provide a relatively inexpensive way for children to participate in the sport, both at beginning and advanced levels. Seasons are generally concentrated in the spring.
Club teams vary widely by region, but typically provide opportunities for advanced level play with a focus on tournament play. Teams often compete at different times of the year.
US Lacrosse supports many local youth organizations around the country that provide playing opportunities.
As a parent, you want the best playing atmosphere for your child. Follow this guide to make sure you find a league/program that will foster the best playing environment, while meeting necessary safety and rule standards.
US Lacrosse writes the rules for youth lacrosse and has established best practices for varying age levels.
Being a Multi-sport Athlete
"Don’t succumb to the pressure. The myth is that if you miss this tournament or that camp that you won’t make it. That’s not true. I don’t feel like you get the best out of kids when they are playing a sport nine months out of the year. Nothing feels really special anymore."
-Scott Marr, Albany
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