Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What age group will my child be in the Spring 2024 season?

Lacrosse groups are decided by birth year (January 1 - December 31 of the year listed).

U7 : born in 2018, 2019, or 2020
U9 : born in 2016 or 2017
U11 : born in 2014 or 2015
U13 : born in 2012 or 2013
U15 : born in 2010 or 2011
U17 : born in 2008 or 2009

What equipment is required for box lacrosse?

The required equipment from head to toe:

1. CSA Approved Helmet with Cage
2. Mouth-guard
3. Shoulder Pads (Lacrosse or Hockey style)
4. Upper Arm Guards & Slash Guards/Elbow Guards
5. Back & Kidney Pads
6. Gloves (Lacrosse or Hockey style)
7. Protective Cup (Jock or Jill)
8. Shorts
9. Indoor Running Shoes

When is the lacrosse season?

Our minor lacrosse season runs from early March to mid-June for younger ages, end of June for older ages.

How often would my child's team practice?

U7 teams will practice once per week.
U9 and up will practice twice weekly.

What are the volunteer requirements?

Like every minor sport, lacrosse requires parent volunteers to run smoothly. Team volunteer duties for lacrosse parents may include: running the game time clock, filling out score sheets, manning penalty box doors (U9 and up, for home and away games), jersey parent(s), tournament representative, trainer, manager, coach, and more.
Each age group also has a home festival (U7 & U9) or tournament (U11+) that require parent volunteers to run. The exact amount of hours required per family will be dependent on how many players on the team, and how many overall players for the tournaments.

When does registration open?

Registration for IMLA generally opens mid-January.

Registration for 2024 opened on January 15, 2024.
Early bird rates for 2024 were in effect from January 15 through February 15, 2024.

What age can my child start playing lacrosse?

Our youngest players are 3 years old, turning 4 in the calendar year.

Does lacrosse have tournaments?

Yes! Our association hosts one home festival for U7 & U9 teams, and one home tournament for U11 & up teams.
Our U11 & up teams generally attend one away tournament per season, however teams may decide to attend additional tournaments as well.

Does lacrosse have playoffs?

Yes! The top 6 or 8 teams in U11 & up will participate in playoffs at the end of June (remaining teams will participate in consolation games).

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