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2020 Boys Field Coaches have been announced:

U9 - Mark McComb

U11 - Ryan Flippance

U13 - Greg Gillis

U15 - Mike Bottosso

U17 - Clancy Almas

Boy's Rep Field Lacrosse

Field lacrosse – Hamilton lacrosse offers field lacrosse programs for boys and girls.  These travel teams participate in tournament style game days playing two games per day on either Saturday or Sunday.

The boys’ field lacrosse season (OMFLL) is played outdoors during April and May with tryouts for these teams held starting in February. Fall ball teams play in September and October, tryouts are held in August. 

For more information on our boys field lacrosse program, contact:

Boys Field Director, Brent Love -

2020 Boy's Field Try Out Dates Announced!

2020 Field Lacrosse tryouts will be starting in February 2020. All tryouts will be held at the:

ILA (Iroquois Lacrosse Arena) 3201 Second Line, Hagersville, ON N0A 1H0

Please note that all tryout attendees must be registered & paid online for Rep Field Lacrosse prior to tryouts. No exceptions.  There will be no-one in attendance at the tryouts that can register your child so please make sure this is done prior to attending tryouts.  If you need assistance with registering or have questions, please contact Stacey:

If you are looking for girl's field lacrosse, click here.

ALL lacrosse registrations are online for 2020 - players are NOT permitted on fields if they are not registered fully for Rep Field Lacrosse. 

Registration is NOW OPEN.

U9 - 2013/2012

U11 - 2011/2010

U13 - 2009/2008

U15 - 2007/2006

U17 - 2005/2004

Complete Tryout Schedule Below:

Saturday February 1st

U9: 1-2pm

U11 and U13: 1-3pm

Friday February 7th

U15 and U17: 7-9pm

Saturday February 15th

U9: 11-12pm

U11 and U13: 11-1pm

Saturday February 22nd

U15 and U17: 11-1pm

Saturday February 29th

U9: 11-12pm

U11 and U13: 11-1pm

Saturday March 7th

U9: 1-2pm

U11 and U13: 1-3pm

Saturday March 14th

U15 and U17: 11-1pm

Introducing the Players of Field Lacrosse

While box lacrosse is played mainly in Canada, the outdoor version of lacrosse is more popular in the rest of the world. Field lacrosse is especially popular in the northeastern U.S. (though since the 1980s, the game has spread throughout the U.S.) and differs from its box brother in many ways.

Because of the significantly larger playing field (110 by 60 yards as opposed to 200 feet by 85 feet in box lacrosse), a field lacrosse team, well, fields a few more players than a box lacrosse team. A men’s field lacrosse team includes nine players, plus a goaltender; a women’s team has eleven players, plus the goalie. The rest of this article introduces you to the field participants and the roles they play.

Though field lacrosse teams have more players on the field at once, each team is allowed a maximum of six players (plus the goalie) on one-half of the field at any one time. That is, when in their offensive zone, a men’s field lacrosse team must keep three players (plus the goalie) behind the midfield line. Of course, it’s not six on ten for them, as their opponent can only have seven players defending the zone (plus the goalie) at the same time.

NOTE: Tyke (U9) field lacrosse in Ontario is played on a much smaller field and is played seven on seven rather than 10 on 10.

This so-called field split in outdoor lacrosse forces more specialization in playing positions. The four main positions are attackmen, midfielders, defensemen, and goalies, though each position includes even more specific roles. Teams employ lines of three attackmen, three midfielders, and three defensemen. (Tyke/U9: 2 attackmen, 2 midfielders and 2 defensemen.)

  • Attacking the goal: The attackmen are the primary offensive weapons looking to feed and score. They create most of the offense and generally do not play defense, serving as three players kept on the opposite side of the midline while the ball is at the other end. It’s not uncommon for the attackmen to stay on the field the whole game. Many attackmen have the ability to both feed and score, but some focus on only one of those offensive elements.

  • Playing both ways: Midfielders play offense and defense, following the flow of the game and getting involved at both ends of the field. Midfielders, or “middies,” are crucial to a team’s transition offense and defense. Teams generally run three lines consisting of three midfielders each. For example, some midfields may be defensive specialists, coming on the field only in certain situations, while others may only play faceoffs and then run off the field. However, many midfielders also run regular midfield shifts, and a select few are dangerous offensive weapons. Although the three field players with longer sticks play defense, a fourth long stick can be used in the midfield.

  • Creating a first line of defense: The defensemen generally stay on their half of the field while their team is on offense, though they are allowed to cross the midline in transition as long as an equal number of midfielders stays back. The role of the defensemen is generally to stop the opposing attackmen from scoring or creating offense. Occasionally, they will be dispatched to cover a dominant opposing midfielder.

  • Keeping the ball in play: Goalies in field lacrosse have to be more athletic than those in box lacrosse because of the larger goal (6 by 6 feet, as opposed to 4 by 4 feet in box lacrosse). Goalies play with their sticks held upright and the head pointing skyward, unlike the hockey style used in box lacrosse. In addition to stopping shots and getting the ball out of the defensive end, goalies are also responsible for directing the defense.

There is no shot-clock in field lacrosse so ball possession is hugely important and a key component of all field lacrosse strategies.