all Huntsville Lacrosse Association programs.
US Lacrosse membership purchases and/or renewals are paid directly to US Lacrosse and are
a part of your online registration process for the Spring 2019 lacrosse season.
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 permits 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!
Small Sided Game Formats:
Boys U8: 5v5 play, no goalie
Boys U10: 7v7 play with a goalie
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 nor for BOYS high school scheduling.
GIRLS high school scheduling will continue to be conducted with the GBYLA.
This will allow coaches the opportunity to schedule additional 'friendly' games in Cullman,
Birmingham and/or Tennessee to enhance each teams' local Spring game schedule.