For New Players
Lacrosse is a great game that has a very long history in Canada! Learning to play lacrosse is as easy as learning to catch a ball, it really is. Anyone can learn to play lacrosse, even parents. With a little practice anyone can become very good at it. The Oshawa Minor Lacrosse Association will offer competitive and recreational box and field lacrosse programs for boys and girls aged 3-21. We want you to learn lacrosse and play it for the rest of your life. It truly is that kind of game.
If you play other sports you will immediately see how those sports can contribute to your lacrosse skills – from football and basketball to baseball, soccer to hockey. Lacrosse has elements of all those sports from running, catching, shooting, playmaking and so on. Try it out, you will see! Here is a link to the basic box lacrosse rules.
The Canadian Lacrosse Association has developed a Parents and New Player Guide to explain a little history of the game, the various types of lacrosse and some of the equipment required to play those various forms. We recommend you read this guide over and if you have any questions contact us or ask your coach. One of the best things about ‘lacrosse people’ is that almost to a one we like to share this game. (it is a large 7 MB PDF file so it might take a few moments to load. You may require the free Adobe Acrobat Reader to view it)
Of course, once you get started with lacrosse you will need the equipment. Most local sports stores carry lacrosse equipment, but we recommend The Lax Shack since they specialize in lacrosse equipment and have very knowledgeable staff.Here is a great source of information for new players and parents: the CLA Online Resource Centre.