Oro Valley Lacrosse Club offers Kindergarten through High School opportunities to play an exciting sport for both boys and girls. Together with other Tucson Lacrosse clubs, your young athlete will thoroughly enjoy youth lacrosse with the emphasis on spor

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Oro Valley, AZ

About Our Club

 

 

Our Mission

The goals of the ORO VALLEY LACROSSE CLUB are:
          (a) To promote the development and growth of the sport of lacrosse through the formation of youth lacrosse teams in Oro Valley,  Arizona and the affiliation of such youth lacrosse team with U.S. Lacrosse, Inc. and the associated state lacrosse league  organization;
          (b) To promote and develop through the operation of a youth lacrosse team knowledge of the rules and skills of lacrosse;
          (c) To promote and develop through boys and girls participating in youth lacrosse the qualities of sportsmanship, teamwork and respect for coaches, officials, and players; and
          (d) To develop, promote and provide opportunities for coaches and officials to receive training on the rules and skills of lacrosse and the skills necessary to enable coaches and officials to serve as positive role models for boys and girls participating in the sport of lacrosse, with an emphasis on the positive qualities of sportsmanship, teamwork and the building of character

OFFERED PROGRAMS

 

COED 8U - Youth Development (Grades K-3)

The primary objective of the Youth 8U program is to introduce boys and girls to the sport of lacrosse. Focus is put on the basic skills used in the game.  We have three goals at this early age, to have fun, learn a ton and be safe doing so.  Kids will learn teamwork, basic rules and field spacing.  They will practice/scrimmage 2-3 times a week.  Scrimmages will be local, and we'll always look for other local clubs to play, if not ourselves. Games are played with 3-6 players on the field at a time with no goalies. There are attackers, middies and defensive players. We play on a smaller (cross) field and have two 12-minute halves.   Everyone plays every position to help provide more involvement and touches.

 

Boys 10U - (Grades 3-4)

Players on the boys 10U will play games in the Tucson Youth Lacrosse League (TYLL) & inter-league with the Arizona Youth Lacrosse League (AYLL).  This is the first time the boys will be in full gear.  We will introduce modified checking, position responsibilities, and team “plays” become the focus.  They will practice 2-3 times a week.  Games will be in the Tucson area with a couple the Phoenix metro area.  They are closely coordinated with the boys 12U/14U teams. Play is on a smaller (cross) field with 6 players, and a goalie is introduced.

 

Girls 11U (Grades 3-5)
Boys 12U (Grades 5-6)

Players on the girls 11U will play games in the Arizona Girls Youth League (AGYL).  Players on the boys 12U will play games in the Tucson Youth Lacrosse League (TYLL) & inter-league with the Arizona Youth Lacrosse League (AYLL).  Girls are introduced to the intricate rules and field setup, with a focus on team “plays”.  Girls will practice 2-3 times a week with the girls 14U team and play with the 14U girls in games.  Their games will be split between Oro Valley and the south Phoenix area.  Boys may use defensive poles and offense/defensive play is emphasized.  Boys will practice 3-4 times a week at the same time as boys 14U.  Boys 12U games will be in the Tucson area with a couple the Phoenix metro area.  Their games are coordinated with the boys 14U.  Play may be on a full field with a complete roster of players.

 

Girls 14U (Grades 6-8)
Boys 14U (Grades 7-8)

Players on the girls 14U will play games in the Arizona Girls Youth League (AGYL).  Players on the boys 14U will play games in the Tucson Youth Lacrosse League (TYLL) & inter-league with the Arizona Youth Lacrosse League (AYLL).  Girls continue to hone their skills in preparation for full play at older levels.  Girls 14U will utilize modified checking and work up to full game time (still a running clock).  Girls will practice 2-3 times a week with the girls 11U.  Their games will be split between Oro Valley and the south Phoenix area.  Boys learn the full game of lacrosse and work up to a full game time (clock stopped and started).  Boys will practice 3-4 times a week at the same time as boys 12U.  Boys 14U games will be in the Tucson area with a couple the Phoenix metro area.  Their games are coordinated with the boys 12U.

 

Oro Valley High School
(Junior Varsity/Varsity)

High School players play in the Arizona Lacrosse League (ALL – boys) & Arizona Girls Lacrosse Association (AGLA).  Full NFHS rules are used and they play other high school organizations.

 We fielded a boys’ varsity and junior varsity team in 2018, with the boy’s varsity winning the ALL Division 2 championship.  The boys will move up to Division 1 in the 2019 season.

 We are fielding a girl’s junior varsity team in 2019.  Complementing the SalPointe junior varsity team in Tucson, we will mostly play games in Phoenix.

 Both high school teams practice 3-4 times a week with games mainly on the weekends, although in-Tucson games may be played during the week.