Junior lacrosse in southern England has grown over the past few years with more established clubs running junior programmes working closely with local schools.
Spencer Lacrosse Club runs one of the most comprehensive junior programmes in the region which includes:
- Scoopers Lacrosse – for 6/7 yrs+ boys and girls – having fun and picking up the basic skills common through Lacrosse using ‘soft’ Pop Lacrosse rules and equipment.
- Pop Lacrosse – playing ‘non-contact’ rules, Pop Lacrosse is a great way for boys and girls to be introduced to the basic skills required to play lacrosse – this element of our Programme is aimed at players of primary school age.
- PinBall Lacrosse – for younger players who are ready to step up from Pop Lacrosse. PinBall is open to boys and girls playing limited ‘mens’ rules Lacrosse.
- Field Lacrosse – The field lacrosse group has U12, U14 and U16 divisions and is generally open to both boys and girl’s playing ‘mens’ rules Lacrosse.
Note – The ELA caps the participation of girls playing ‘mens’ rules to Under 14’s and at the end of this age grouping we encourage our girl players to join a local women’s’ teams. We do not currently have a women’s lacrosse section at Spencer.
We also run events specifically for our U18/U19 players and encourage maturing players to continue to play in our senior teams.
2017 Autumn Programme
Pinball Lacrosse – Regular training takes place at Spencer every Sunday morning from 10th September. The full autumn programme is available here and we look forward to seeing you all down there. Please also remember that you will need to complete a registration form.
U12 Programme – Our U12 programme restarts on Sunday 10th September and runs throughout the autumn. The full Autumn programme is available here and we look forward to seeing new and returning faces down at the first session. Please also remember that you will need to complete a registration form.
Coaching Team 2017/18
The club head coach is Peter Compton. He coordinates the junior programme and has been involved with lacrosse since time began.
Peter is assisted by a number of the senior Spencer players, many of whom have international honours representing their country at European and World level.
New Players Welcome
As always, juniors players new to the club or new to Lacrosse are very welcome. Parents please call or email our junior coordinator, Peter Compton so he can give you all the information you need. Pete’s contact details are on our Contacts page.
Junior Equipment – Club Policy
For most events players will generally need to wear sports clothing. As with the seniors, most games are played on grass with the occasional game on artificial pitches. Remember to pack spare dry clothing for away games if playing conditions are wet and muddy.
The specific lacrosse equipment of stick, helmet, gloves and padding is provided on a ‘loan’ basis, payable at the start of the season. The club provided playing shirts for games.