Junior lacrosse in southern England has grown over the past few years with more established clubs running junior programmes working closely with local schools.
The English Lacrosse Association (ELA) has also encouraged clubs bringing in Local Development Officers (LDO’s) to work in the schools and encourage lacrosse as a mixed gender PE activity.
At Spencer Junior Lacrosse we are able to offer:
- 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 have events for U18/U19 events and encourage maturing players to continue to play in our senior teams.
Summer 2017 Programme
U12 Programme – Our U12 programme is running throughout the summer 2017. Full details are available here.
Pinball (Primary School Aged Children) – Our pinball programme for summer 2017 is up and running and we encourage experienced and new players to the game to join us. All the details you need to get involved are here.
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.