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About Avon Lacrosse

Avon Lacrosse is a 501c3 non-profit sports organization based in Avon, IN. We are a member of USA Lacrosse, the governing body of lacrosse in the United States.

Our mission is to advance the sport of lacrosse in Hendricks County, IN. Avon Lacrosse provides the youth of Avon and surrounding areas the opportunity to experience and participate in competitive lacrosse, while developing life skills associated with playing a team sport.

We currently provide lacrosse opportunities for athletes from first grade through High School. Our youth teams are made up of area athletes from Avon, Plainfield, Danville, Cascade, Mooresville, West Indianapolis suburbs and surrounding Hendricks County communities. 

We field competitive teams at three youth levels for both boys and girls, 3rd/4th Grade (10U), 5th/6th Grade (12U) and 7th/8th Grade (14U).  The youth teams compete in the Indiana Youth Lacrosse Association (IYLA), playing against other teams in the Indianapolis area. 

Avon Lacrosse fields two high school teams.  The high school boys team team is affiliated with the Indiana High School Lacrosse Association (IHSLA) and the high school girls team is affiliated with the Indiana Girls Lacrosse Association (INGLA). Both teams compete at the varsity level, but are not yet school affiliated.


Program Offerings

10U BOYS / 10U GIRLS (Grades 3-4)
Participants will be required to wear the appropriate safety equipment and are introduced to competitive, small-field play against other teams.  Players begin to rapidly gain physical skills and a better understanding of the game in this division.

  • Focus on building basic skills - passing, catching, scooping, cradling and shooting.
  • Begin introduction to more advanced individual skills such as dodging and defense.
  • Exposure to basic team offense and defense concepts.

Practice and Game Schedule

Teams practice 1-2 times per week starting in March. Games will typically be on Saturdays or Sundays and will usually consist of "game days" that are played in a round-robin format with multiple games in a single day.


12U BOYS / 12U GIRLS (Grades 5-6)

At this level, the game will begin to resemble the game seen in high school and college. Players will now play on full-sized fields and position specialization will begin to occur, specifically for defense and goalies.  Full-field team concepts and strategies are introduced while players begin to build their individual skill set.

  • Focus will be teaching players how to apply strategies and tactics from practice in games.
  • Non-sport concepts such as mental preparation, goal setting, and coping with winning and losing are introduced.
  • Team dynamics become much more important with players learning to understand team improvement.

Practice And Game Schedule

Teams will practice 2-3 times per week starting in March. Games will be both on weekdays and weekend depending on the schedule with 1-2 scheduled games per week in April and May, culminating with a trip to the State Championship tournament mid-May.


14U BOYS / 14U GIRLS (Grades 7-8)

The final level of our youth program where we prepare players to move on to high school and/or club play.  At this point the game has all the speed and physicality of high school lacrosse, competition is high, and focus and dedication to the sport becomes critical to continued success.

  • While the goal continues to be fun and improvement, players are expected to be mature, work hard during practices, and be focused during games.
  • Play time is directly correlated with how hard players work during practice and demonstrate their commitment to success.

Practice And Game Schedule

Teams will practice 2-3 times per week starting in mid-February. Games will be both on weekdays and weekend depending on the schedule with 1-2 scheduled games per week in April and May, culminating with a trip to the State Championship tournament mid-May.


HIGH SCHOOL BOYS / HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS

At this level, we are competing with every other varsity program throughout the state. Athletes will specialize into specific positions or roles on the team where their skills can be most effectively utilized. Competition is very high, and focus and dedication to the team becomes critical to continued success. 

  • Players are expected to be mature, work hard during practices, and be focused during games.
  • Play time is directly correlated with how hard players work in and out of practice, demonstrating their commitment to success.

Practice And Game Schedule

Teams will practice 5 days per week starting in mid-January. Games will be scheduled on both weeknights and weekends, with 2-3 scheduled games per week in April and May, for a total of 18-20 games.


Required Equipment

Uniforms

Players are required to wear an Avon Lacrosse jersey and shorts at all games. A reversible Avon Lacrosse pinnie is included with registration and required for practices.  Uniforms will be ordered during the registration process.

Girls Equipment: (*A limited amount of club-owned lacrosse sticks may be available to borrow)

  • Lacrosse Stick*
  • SEI-Certified Goggles
  • Mouth guard
  • Cleats (Soccer, football or lacrosse)
  • Optional: Cascade LX Women’s Helmet in place of goggles

 

Boys Equipment: (*A limited amount of club-owned helmets and sticks may be available to borrow)

  • Lacrosse stick*
  • Helmet*
  • Nocsae ND200 Certified Shoulder Pads
  • Arm/Elbow pads
  • Gloves
  • Mouth guard
  • Protective athletic cup
  • Cleats (Soccer, football or lacrosse)

Note:  Lacrosse equipment can always be purchased locally through our online equipment store.
Destination Athlete always does a great job of keeping equipment in stock for Avon Lacrosse!

Contact

Avon Lacrosse
 
Avon, Indiana 46123

Phone: 317-847-5774
Email: [email protected]

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