Welcome to the Brevard Lacrosse Alliance, the Florida Space Coast's delopmental lacrosse league!
Our recreational lacrosse league provides developmental practices and games for boys and girls from K-11th grade in the fall and spring, and host instructional/introductory free lacrosse skills clinics in the summer.
Lacrosse is the oldest sport on the North American continent played by the Native Americans for the past 1000 years. They played the game mostly for enjoyment calling the game the “creator’s game” since they believed it pleased their divine creator to watch them play it. They also used the creator’s game as a means to settle tribal disputes as an alternative to war and in many Native American tribes, warriors were buired with their lacrosse sticks.
The game of lacrosse eventually attracted main stream American culture and is now America’s fastest growing sport, earning the name, “The Fastest Game on 2 Feet” reflecting its fast pace and constant action. Lacrosse combines many aspects of traditional sports (soccer, football, basketball) all into one sport that enhances footwork, hand/eye coordination, strength, , speed, cardiovascular fitness, and teamwork. This makes lacrosse a great complement to other sports your child may participate in.
Divisions have even number, every 2 year age and under designations, for example: 6U, 8U, 10U, etc. Your child’s division for fall, spring and summer will depend on his or her age at the fall US Lacrosse cut-off date of September 1, 2018.
For example, for the upcoming fall 2018/spring 2019 seasons, as well as 2019 summer tournament and camp seasons, the 6U division would be comprised of children that turn 5 or 6 years of age on or after September 1, 2018. Likewise, the 8U division would be comprised of children who turn 7 or 8 years of age on or after September 1, 2018....and so on.
The 6U division is a coed division where boys and girls play mixed together in a form of lacrosse called “soft lacrosse.” Soft lacrosse does not require the purchase of equipment since there is no stick or body checking at this age and the ball is a modified soft rubber version of the regulation lacrosse ball.
On the first day of practice, your 6U aged child would be issued protective eye wear and a lacrosse stick cut down to 36 inches for an appropriate fit for our littlest laxers. The gear is collected at the end of the season.
For 8U and up, we split the children into their individual genders, as the lacrosse stick, rules, and style of play being to differ significantly at this stage. Parents are responsible for obtaining their own lacrosse equipment at this stage. We have a loaner program based on donations of equipment that players have outgrown and families have donated to pay it forward for the next generation of players. Loaner dates are generally announced within 1-2 weeks of the start of the fall and summer seasons are work on a first come, first serve basis.