Ventura Pirates Youth Lacrosse
Ventura Pirates Youth Lacrosse began in 2017 and welcomes all players both new and experienced, and offers POSITIVE, FUN and SAFE recreation based lacrosse experience for boys and girls; ages 5-14. Our coaches are committed to teaching sportsmanship, the power of teamwork, building strong character and to help each child develop to their fullest as a lacrosse player. Sign up to receive email updates directly to your inbox!
Free Lacrosse Day and Extended Deadline for Spring Leagues
A final Free Lacrosse Day has been scheduled for THIS SUNDAY, Jan. 27, from 2:30-4:30 pm at Ventura Community Park at the field by the far softball field. It is open to all girls and boys ages 5-18, equipment is provided and no registration is required. We have also extended the deadline to register for our spring lacrosse leagues to Mon., Jan. 28. First practices will be Thursday, January 31 and Sunday, February 3.
View our spring 2019 MY Ventura Guide for more information. Spring season will take place from February- May 2019. Registration is occurring now and ends on Jan. 28. All practices and training will take place at Ventura Community Park on Kimball Road in Ventura.
This information will be updated as it becomes available.
This information will be updated as it becomes available.
Clinics and Camps
Come back often for a list of upcoming City of Ventura camps and clinics. To register, use our online registration page and type in keyword: lacrosse.
Spring Season— This is traditionally lacrosse’s main competitive season. Several practices are held each week and matches between league teams occur on Saturdays. Teams are split into more competitive and developmental teams during tryouts. The season ends in a tournament, held in May. The season runs February to May, registration starts in October.
Summer Training— This season is for players of all experience levels. Ventura Youth Lacrosse offers introductory and advanced club training sessions for girls and boys ages 5-15. Sessions are offered in June and July.
Fall Ball— This season is usually an entry point for less experienced players and for players who want to maintain their skills. Practices and scrimmages will usually occur on Sundays. The season runs September to October.
To register for the upcoming season, visit our online registration page and type in keyword: lacrosse
Equipment For Boys:
- Lacrosse Stick (Short stick for attack & midfield; long pole for defense; goalie stick for goalie)
- Helmet: All helmets and face masks should be NOCSAE (National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment) approved.
- Elbow Pads
- Shoulder Pads (not required for goalies)
- Protective Cup
- Goalkeeper Equipment: The goalkeeper is required to wear a throat protector and chest protector, in addition to a helmet, mouthpiece, elbow pads, gloves and a protective cup.
- Rib Pads are optional
Equipment for Girls:
- Lacrosse Stick
- Eye protection (must meet ASTM specification standard F803 for women's adult/ youth lacrosse for the appropriate level of play)
- Gloves (padded gloves are required for goalie. Close fitting gloves are optional for all others)
- Helmet with face mask (only for goalie)
- Goalie Equipment:
- The goalkeeper must wear a helmet with face mask (NOCSAEapproved)
- Throat protector
- Padded gloves
- Chest protector with abdominal and pelvic protection
- Thigh and shin padding
- The goalkeeper may wear padding on arms, legs, and shoulders which does not excessively increase the size of those body parts
Looking for a way to support your Ventura Youth Lacrosse Pirate player and the team? Look no further, just ask Team Mom extraordinaire, Kim Shapiro at [email protected].
Ventura Pirates Lacrosse hats ($25) and window decals ($3) are now available.
Head injury continues to be a serious concern in youth sports, even when wearing helmets. Ventura Youth Lacrosse takes the risk of head injury very seriously. Coaches are required to follow the Concussion Management Plan Guidelines set forth by US Lacrosse and observe the signs and symptoms of a concussion as outlined in the Guidelines.
Concussion Signs and Symptoms
Symptoms (Reported by Player)
Players with one or more signs or symptoms of a concussion will be removed from activity until cleared by a medical professional. More information about concussions, what to look for, and how to manage a child with a concussion can be accessed here.
Coaches may find the following information (found on the US Lacrosse website) helpful:
Southern California Lacrosse Association (SCLA)
Ventura Youth Lacrosse is a member of the Southern California Lacrosse Association. The broad objectives of the SCLA includes serving the best interests of the players in organizing, developing, expanding and promoting the sport of lacrosse at the youth and high school levels through elementary, middle and high schools in Ventura, Los Angeles, and Santa Barbara Counties and other counties, coordinating lacrosse events for our membership and the surrounding communities. We require all members, players, coaches, and spectators in the SCLA to follow a published Code of Conduct and enforcing the same.
For more information on SCLA visit their website.
As the sport's national governing body, US Lacrosse provides national leadership, structure, and resources to fuel the sport's growth and enrich the experience of participants. While primarily serving the youth level, US Lacrosse, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, is committed to providing a leadership role in virtually every aspect of the game.
For more information on US Lacrosse, visit their website.
For more information regarding the City of Ventura's Youth Lacrosse Program, sign up to receive email communications or contact Chip Tarleton, Community Services Supervisor at 805-654-7809 or [email protected]
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