2019 Program Descriptions
For 2019, The OLA has removed all boundaries for players wishing to play House League Lacrosse. Players are free to play at any center that they choose.
Should a player wish to play lacrosse at a rep level, then they will need to return to their home center based on the OLA boundaries. Contact email@example.com for further details.
UMLA is a proponent of the Athlete Development Model as laid out by the CLA and US Lacrosse.
Below are descriptions of the House League programs that will be run for 2019: (Dates are tentative)
Peanuts (2015-16 Birth years)
This program is an introduction to sports and in particular lacrosse. The program will run Monday nights at 5:30pm for 45 minutes. The season begins on April 15th and concludes June 24th.
This program will demonstrate and reinforce the core skills of sport and lacrosse using a lot of play based methodology.
There are no traditional games at this age, but rather the opportunity to have fun during the programming time.
There is no contact or stick checking at this age.
Paperweights (2013-14 Birth years)
This program builds on the core skills of passing, catching and scooping. Sessions are Monday evenings at 6:15pm starting April 15th running for 10 weeks and a second session, outdoors, on Wednesdays starting May 22rd.
Sessions will be split between skills sessions and informal games. These games will be 3 versus 3 cross floor similar to the initiation level of hockey.
Tykes (2011-12 Birth years) & Novice (2009-10 Birth years)
This program builds on the core skills of passing, catching and scooping and will introduce positional play. Sessions are Monday evenings at 7:30pm starting April 15th running for 10 weeks and a second session, outdoors on Wednesdays starting May 22rd.
Sessions will be split between skills sessions, informal games transitioning into formal games. Initially, these games will be 3 versus 3 cross floor similar to the initiation level of hockey. As the level of skill is sufficient we will go to an extended floor 3 v 3 or 4 v 4 with goalies for the latter part of the program.
Games will be stick check only, no body contact or cross checking.
The outdoor sessions will begin to introduce the field game to the children. As the skills progress we will look to modify the structure of the games.
Pee Wee (2007-08 Birth year) & Bantam (2005-2006)
We are taking registrations for these age groups and plan to run a program similar to the Novice age group. This program will build on catching, passing, offensive and defensive positional play.
If there are insufficient numbers to run a program then we will do our best to assist players to their next closest center to participate.