FAQs

Q?Spring Lacrosse
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Spring lacrosse is typically a mixture of recreational league and tournament play. We play recreationally in a local league in El Segundo from March through May. Tournament play is varied and typically involves a subset of the players involved in rec play.

Q?What is available in the Fall?
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In the Fall we play Box Lacrosse. Teams are setup by grade: 2/4, 5/6. 7/8, JV, HS. The season runs from late September until the week of Thanksgiving and is played in the roller hockey rink at Wilson Sports Park in Torrance. The teams are smaller than field lacrosse and the play is considerably faster so the players see a lot of play time as they rotate through the rotation in “lines” (similar to substitution in hockey). Because of the quick play, there is a very heavy emphasis on stick work and passing.

Q?Summer Lacrosse
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Leverage takes a unique approach to its summer programs. In addition to running a high a skills based camp, we have aligned ourselves with other local teams to establish a two-tiered system of play: Tournament play will put an emphasis on winning and demonstration of mastery of skills, while league play will focus on implementation of skills and play time. We want to be able to accommodate both the experienced player as well as those boys who are just picking up the sport. What really sets this program apart is that all boys in each age group practice together and the combination of tournament and league play ensures maximum play time for players at both levels. As always, learning comes first, but we realize that the fun often comes from playing (which leads to motivation to improve) so we think this setup will provide us with the best of both worlds. This also gives the boys an opportunity to experiment with transitioning to new positions and to try new techniques during games (e.g. “long pole”, opposite hand, new dodges, defenses…)

Q?Winter Lacrosse
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We play field lacrosse in the winter. The season begins in January and runs through February. We play in the West LA league. Games are held at multiple locations throughout West LA and Santa Monica. This is the league play that is age-based. The age of the player is determined by his age on the preceding 1st of September. The age brackets span two years each and are broken down by odd years: U-9, U-11, U-13, U-15, U-17, U-19. A player’s age must be less than the max age of the division. For example, 10 year-olds can play in U-11, but 11-year-olds may not (again, age based upon “September 1st” calculation).