GLA Initiation ProgramUpdated Tuesday January 17, 2017 by Gloucester Minor Lacrosse Association.
The GLA Initiation-to-lacrosse programs are designed for 3, 4, 5 and 6 year olds. The programs encourages children to be active and have fun while being taught basic lacrosse skills through a variety of drills and games.
The initiation program focuses on developing the following skills:
Players in the initiation program are divided into the following age groups for the 2017 season:
|Peanut (Soft Lacrosse)||2013 - 2014||3-4|
|Paperweight||2011 - 2012||5-6|
Note: Peanut-aged players play "soft-lacrosse". There is no body contact allowed of any kind for the peanut-age group. Contact is introduced in the Paperweight category.
2017 Spring/Summer Peanut & Paperweight Program
New for 2017 - The paperweight program will be run on Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings. The peanut program will be run on Saturday mornings. Subject to registration (and volunteers) we will run the program at up to three different locations across the GLA territory (tentatively Navan, Armstrong and Leitrim) in order to reduce travel time for families.
Note: The peanuts and paperweights practices are run seperately. We divide the arena floor into sections and run the paperweight program at one end and the peanuts at the other (going across the short length of the floor).
Peanut aged players require a CSA-approved helmet, lacrosse stick, shoulder pads, mouthguard, jock (or jill) and gloves. The peanut age group is non-contact, however we also recommend kidney pads and slash guards for incidental contact and to have the players get used to full equipment.
Paperweight aged players require a CSA-approved helmet, lacrosse stick, shoulder pads, kidney guards, slash (or arm) guards, a mouthguard, jock (or jill) and gloves.