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2021-2022

SLA has adopted the Lacrosse Athlete Development Model (LADM) from US Lacrosse, the national governing body for the sport.  The LADM emphasizes small sided instruction and games, resulting in more touches per player and greater opportunity to grow with the sport.  You can read more about LADM here.

SLA offers both an expanded local recreational lacrosse program as well as competitive league play through our continued membership in the Northern Virginia Youth Lacrosse League (NVYLL), one of the largest recreational youth lacrosse leagues in the country.

If you have questions, please reach out to the SLA Boys Commissioner

SLA 2021-2022 Boys Age Groups

Age Group

Oldest Birth Date

Youngest Birth Date

6U 9/1/2015 8/31/2016

8U

9/1/2013

8/31/2015

10U

9/1/2011

8/31/2013

12U

9/1/2009

8/31/2011

14U

3/16/2007

8/31/2009

 

*14U players cannot be in 9th grade; current 8th grade boys with birthdays before 3/16/2007 will be considered.  If your son is in the 8th grade and has a birthday between 9/1/2006 and 3/15/2007, please reach out to the Boys Program Commissioner.   

Note: All players must participate in the appropriate age bracket based on their birth month and year. No waiver requests to ‘play up’ in an older age group will be granted on skill or ability; in unique cases of age/grade combination a waiver to ‘play up’ in an older age group may be considered.  No player will be allowed to play down an age group.

 

US Lacrosse updates the age groupings annually for the next lacrosse year (9/1 through 8/31).  SLA's boys age groupings are aligned with US Lacrosse.