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2024 Boys Field Coaches:

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U11 - 

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U15 - 

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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, with tryouts held in August. 


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

Boys Field Director, Brent Love - blove389@cogeco.ca


2024 Boy's Spring Field Lacrosse Registraion is OPEN

The 2024 Field Lacrosse season will start with floor time on March 17th at Players Paradise- See below for schedule

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

Link to Boys Field Lacrosse Registration:
REGISTER HERE

2024 Program Costs:

We are excited to announce that there is no price increase this year for boys field lacrosse!  We have worked hard to keep fees for this program as low as possible!

U9 - 2017/2016   $230

U11 - 2015/2014  $330

U13 - 2013/2012  $330

U15 - 2011/2010  $330

U17 - 2009/2008  $330

Looking for Girls Field Lacrosse: click here


2024 Upcoming Practices:

All Floor time is at: Players Paradise, 565 Seaman St, Stoney Creek, ON L8E 5Z5, Canada

Sunday March 17th:

U9 & U11~ 1:00-2pm

U13 ~ 1:00-2:30pm

U15 & U17~ 2:30-4pm

 

Sunday, March 24th:

U9 & U11~ 11:00-12pm

U13~ 11:00-12:30pm

U15 & U17 ~12:30-2pm

 

Saturday March 30 -

U9 & U11 ~ 9:00-10am

U13 ~ 9:00-10:30am

U15 & U17 ~ 10:30-12pm

 

Saturday April 6 -

U9 & U11 ~ 11:00-12:30pm

U13 ~ 12:30-2pm

 

Sunday April 7 -

U15~ 3:00-4:30pm

U17~4:30-6pm


Indoor Program Locations

 Eastwood Arena

  • 111 Burlington St E, Hamilton, ON L8L 4G9

Players Paradise

  • 565 Seaman St, Stoney Creek, ON L8E 5Z5

Outdoor locations for training will be posted soon!


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.

2023 FALL FIELD LACROSSE

This fall, the OMFLL is offering fall field lacrosse for all age groups! 

The Details:

  • 5 week season: September 9, 16,23,30 & October 14 & 15
  • Teams will have one practice a week and will play games on Saturdays
  • All practices will be local in Hamilton
  • All games will be in Brampton at Sandlewood Park

Program Costs:

U9- $150

U11- $200

U13- $200

U15- $200

U17- $200