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Please contact the registrar firstname.lastname@example.org if you are registering your child in the U9 division.
For the 2023 season, players born in 2015-2016 (ages 7, 8) participate in the U9 program. The U9 program begins to incorporate more game-like situations into the players' development.
All teams are assessed and evaluated on a parity basis with players of all skill levels participating on teams together.
U9 season runs until end of June and ends with a city-wide festival with play against other clubs.
Evaluations will be scheduled for mid March to the beginning of April - they will be emailed to the email on the account on the registration and posted online.
The U9 program follows the guidelines as set forth by the Canadian Lacrosse Association Long Term Athlete Development Plan.
The format for U9 will be:
Please consult ALA Regulation 15.16 for full U9 rules.
The purpose of the U7 and U9 leagues is to introduce, emphasize, and develop the fundamental skills of lacrosse. The focus of practices as well as games is to promote an environment that encourages participation, skill development, and overall enjoyment of the game.
The CDLA has divided the U9 leagues up into 4 areas:
Deep South - Okotoks / High River
South Calgary - Axemen and Sabrecats
North Calgary - Hornets, Knights and Strathmore
Rockyview - Rockyview
The reason for this is to allow for all games to be played close to home and reduce travel to and from games.
Score is kept and entered into the League Management System.