2021 Program Descriptions
In 2019 the OLA removed all boundaries for players wishing to play House League Lacrosse. Players are free to play at any center that they choose.
For 2021, there are currently no approved Rep programs in Ontario. As such, all players from all locations are able to join the Enforcers Lacrosse programs without the concerns of player releases.
Should a player wish to play lacrosse at a rep level once the OLA approves these Rep programs, then they will need to return to their home center based on the OLA boundaries. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
UMLA is a proponent of the Athlete Development Model as laid out by the CLA and US Lacrosse.
Next Level Lacrosse is back for the 2021 season!
About Next Level Lacrosse: Founded by Adam Gardner in 2013 to enter the market with cutting edge player development focused on providing the tools for all players to take their game to the Next Level. Specializing in position specific and specialty training, individual and small group, organization and team training, Learn to Play programing and coaching services for players beginner to pro.
Next Level Lacrosse has designed and developed the highest quality program to best cater to the growth and evolution of lacrosse and its participants in a fun and energetic environment.
Below are descriptions of the programs that will be run for 2021. These programs will be for players of all skill levels (Rep and Recreational players). Should the opportunity arise to run Rep type programs the UMLA will do all that it can to ensure we notify all families and get programs organized in accordance with the OLA Return to Play Guidelines.
Peanuts (players aged 3-4)
This program is an introduction to sports and in particular lacrosse. The program will run Monday nights 5:30-6:15pm.
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.
U7 (players aged 5-6)
This program builds on the core skills of passing, catching and scooping. Sessions are Monday evenings at 5:30-6:30pm running for 8 weeks and a potential second session in the fall.
Sessions will be split between skills sessions and informal games. These games will be 3 versus 3 or 4 v 4 cross floor similar to the initiation level of hockey.
U9 (players aged 7-8) & U11 (players aged 9-10)
This program builds on the core skills of passing, catching and scooping and will introduce positional play. Sessions are Monday evenings, U9 6:30-7:30 and U11 7:00-8:00pm running for 8 weeks and a potential second session in the fall.
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.
U13 (players aged 11-12) & U15 (Players aged 13-14) & U17 (players aged 15-16)
We are taking registrations for these age groups and plan to run a programs appropriate to the skills of these age groups. If there are sufficient numbers, we will introduce a program suitable for players at these age groups. This program will build on catching, passing, offensive and defensive positional play and game play strategies. Field times for this age group would be Monday evenings at 8:00pm.
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.