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Dragons Youth Lacrosse in Lake Orion

Fostering Teamwork and Skill: Building Tomorrow's Lacrosse Champions
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QUICK LINKS:    Grades 1-4   |  Grades 5-8  |   Training & Clinics  |   FAQs

OUR LACROSSE PHILOSOPHY

At Dragons Youth Lacrosse, we believe in the power of lacrosse to not only develop athletic skills but also to instill values and build character. Our approach is centered on creating a nurturing environment where young athletes can grow, learn, and excel. Here are the pillars of our philosophy:

Teamwork & Community

Lacrosse is more than a sport; it's a community. We emphasize teamwork, encouraging players to build strong relationships with their peers, who will be their future high school teammates.
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Skill Development & Inclusivity

Our program is dedicated to skill development for all levels. With no tryouts and open participation, every child has the opportunity to learn, improve, and enjoy the game.

Preparing for Future Success

We focus on developing players who can excel at the high school level and beyond. Our program is a cornerstone for building a strong foundation, maximizing future opportunities in lacrosse.
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Balance & Versatility

Recognizing the value of multi-sport participation, we support and encourage the crossover of athletes from other sports like football, enriching their athletic experience and versatility.

Free Lacrosse Sundays: Discover Your Passion for the Game!

Join us at our Free Lacrosse Sundays, starting in January! Open to all interested kids, these sessions offer a unique opportunity to try lacrosse with no commitment. Led by our experienced coaches, participants will learn basic skills and get a real feel for the sport. We provide equipment for new players to use, making it easy to jump in and start playing. Whether you're new to lacrosse or looking to refine your skills, our Sunday sessions in Bloomfield Hills are the perfect place to start your lacrosse journey. Come experience the excitement of lacrosse and meet our team!

These Free Winter Training will begin on Sunday January 14th through the end of March. If interested, please contact us at youthdragonslax@gmail.com

GRADES 1-4

Building Foundations

For our youngest players in grades 1 to 4, the focus is on introducing the basics of lacrosse, fostering teamwork, and instilling a love for the game. This foundational stage is crucial for developing essential skills and understanding the rules of lacrosse.

  • Age Guidelines: Teams are grouped by grade, with a team for Grades 1 & 2, and a team for Grades 3 &4.
  • Practice Schedule: Emphasizes fun and skill-building. Two practices per week at Waldon Middle School. Specific days TBD.
  • Gameplay: Participates in the Suburban Lacrosse League for friendly competition.

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SCHEDULE

JAN - APR

Training
APR - MAY

Regular season games
MAY - JUNE

Tournaments
JUNE

End of Season

IMPORTANT DATES

JAN 14th

Winter training begins
APR 1st

Season begins with outdoor practices
MAY 18-19th

Mandatory 4-Day PM Cheer Camp
JUNE 1-2nd

Last weekend of the season. Participating in LaxBas or LaxJam

GRADES 5-8

Enhancing Skills and Competitive Play

As players progress to grades 5 through 8, the training intensifies with a focus on advanced skills, strategic gameplay, and preparing for competitive lacrosse. This stage is critical for those looking to take their game to the next level, potentially setting the stage for high school lacrosse.

  • Age Guidelines: Teams go by grade, with individual teams for grades 5, 6, 7 and 8.
  • Practice Schedule: More rigorous, preparing for higher levels of competition. Two practices per week at Waldon Middle School. Specific days TBD.
  • Gameplay: Continues in the Suburban Lacrosse League, with increased focus on strategic play.

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SCHEDULE

JAN - APR

Training
APR - MAY

Regular season games
MAY - JUNE

Tournaments
JUNE

End of Season

IMPORTANT DATES

JAN 14th

Winter training begins
APR 1st

Season begins with outdoor practices
MAY 18-19th

Mandatory 4-Day PM Cheer Camp
JUNE 1-2nd

Last weekend of the season. Participating in LaxBas or LaxJam

UPCOMING TRAINING & CLINICS

We're working to bring you more specialized training programs and lacrosse clinics, and will add them here as they become available.

WHILE IN SEASON, ALL TEAM INFORMATION WILL BE UPLOADED TO SPORTSENGINE.
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FAQs

For Lacrosse specific questions, please contact Allen Brown at allenjasonbrown@yahoo.com.
Once registration is open, a link to SportsEngine will be provided here, on social media, and via email (if you're signed up for our newsletter). 

Frequency and Timing:

  • Practices generally occur twice a week at Waldon Middle School.
  • The specific days and times are typically decided by the coaches and communicated to the team.
  • Practices start in January.

League Play:

  • The teams participate in the Suburban Lacrosse League, involving travel to nearby cities to play against other community teams.

Schedule:

  • Games are predominantly scheduled for the spring season, competing with other sports like baseball.
  • The game schedule, including dates and locations, is typically released closer to the start of the season.

Home Games:

  • Home games for the Dragons Youth Lacrosse program are played at Waldon Middle School in Lake Orion.
All equipment is supplied by the player.
  1. Helmet: A lacrosse-specific helmet is crucial for protecting the head during play.

  2. Shoulder Pads: These provide necessary protection for the upper body, particularly the shoulders and chest.

  3. Elbow Pads: Elbow pads protect the arms during contact and falls.

  4. Gloves: Lacrosse gloves are designed to protect the hands while allowing flexibility and grip for handling the stick.

  5. Lacrosse Stick: A key piece of equipment, the stick (or crosse) is used for catching, carrying, and passing the ball.

  6. Mouthguard: Essential for protecting the teeth and mouth during games and practices.

  7. Cleats: Athletic shoes with cleats provide better traction on grass and field surfaces.

  8. Athletic Cup (for boys): Necessary for protection in the groin area.

  9. Jerseys: Typically included in the registration cost and provided by the program.

Parents are advised to refer to the USA Lacrosse Equipment Guide for detailed information and ensure that all equipment meets current safety standards and league requirements. It’s also recommended to check for second-hand options or equipment exchange programs, especially for growing children who may quickly outgrow their gear.

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