All players must be US Lacrosse members to participate in all Huntsville Lacrosse Association programs.
US Lacrosse memberships are $30 for Youth players and $35 for High School players.
US Lacrosse membership purchases and/or renewals are paid directly to US Lacrosse and is
a part of your online registration process for the Spring 2018 lacrosse season.
This year HLA is leveraging the US Lacrosse Athlete Development Model (LADM), a
long-term athlete development approach, for our youth teams.
This framework provides young players with age appropriate developmental opportunities
utilizing "small-sided" or half field play. In addition, it also utilizes 5-player teams and 7-player teams
at the different age levels of U8, U10 and U12. This allows the young athletes to get
more 'touches' and playing time, focusing on the basics needed to improve.
It also permites HLA to have more teams at each age level, which then allows for local games,
less travel, and lower registration fees - all while providing a better lacrosse
product for the youth players!
More information on US Lacrosse LADM can be found at:
Unlike past years, HLA is not participating with the Greater Birmingham Youth
Lacrosse Association (GBYLA) for youth games scheduling.
This will allow coaches the opportunity to schedule additional 'friendly' games in Cullman,
Birmingham and Tennessee to enhance each teams' local Spring game schedule.
Overall....Spring 2018 youth lacrosse will be MORE FUN for everyone!