“The most important thing, at the end of the game, is that you and your teammates had fun.”
Altona Lacrosse Club has incorporated the Lacrosse Athletic Development Model (LADM). This means we train our boys and girls to levels appropriate to their age and skill level whilst ensuring the focus is always on fun. The Club actively approaches the best players and coaches to oversee the development of our juniors. We believe that by giving our juniors the best coaching we can, it will stop them developing bad habits and give them the opportunity to be the best players they can be. This approach has seen many of our current young players attain selection in State and Australian sides.
If you want to know more, call Gareth (Junior Coordinator) on 0419 56 55 66.
Team structure – junior lacrosse
Our Under 11 side is a mixed boys and girls side. This grade is non-contact so your child only needs a stick, mouthguard, shorts and suitable footwear to play. Under 11 games start at 9:30 am on a Saturday and generally go for about an hour. Girls can also play in the Under 13 boys side. The Under 13s play at 9:30 am on Saturdays. This grade has body checking but only from the front and side and the player being checked must be upright and in possession of the ball. There is no stick checking in Under 13s. Players are required to wear protective gloves, helmets and a mouthguard. Under 15s introduces stick checking and they play at 11 am on Saturday. Under 17s have similar rules to seniors so it is full contact. The protective gear means lacrosse players are far less likely to get injured than players of many other sports.
Girls start in Under 11s with the mixed side but as our female numbers improve, we also hope to add an Under 11 and/or Under 13 girls side in the girls competition, played on Sundays, for 2021. All female lacrosse is non-contact. However mouthguards and eye goggles are compulsory and jewellery must not be worn whilst playing. These requirements are the same in all women’s grades.
Lacrosse equipment recommended
2021 Teams & coaches – junior lacrosse
|Under 11 Mixed||TBA|
|Under 13 Mixed||Mark Lewer & Danny McGee|
|Under 15 Boys||Lachlan McDonald|
|Under 17 Boys||Nick Burgess|
Training times – junior lacrosse
Junior Boys & Girls
Tuesday and Thursday 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Game times – junior lacrosse
|Under 11 Mixed||Saturday, 9:00 am|
|Under 13 Mixed||Saturday, 9:00 am|
|Under 15 Boys||Saturday, 10:30 am|
|Under 17 Boys||Saturday, 10:30 am|