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Lacrosse Flyer-2018-WEBSITE (2)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 5-15. 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

Summer 2018

FREE Lacrosse Day! Join us on Sunday, May 20 from 4-6 pm at Ventura Community Park on Kimball Road (on the large field to the left of the baseball/softball fields). Online registration is required on the Parks and Recreation website at www.cityofventura.ca.gov/register, using keywords “free lacrosse,” or by calling 805-658-4726.

Lacrosse Training Camp (no tournaments)
We will be offering an opportunity to train, learn and refine lacrosse skills this summer. Open to both boys and girls, ages 5-14. Training will take place from June 5-July 31  on Tuesdays from 5:30- 7 pm in Ventura. The cost is $150 (loaner equipment available at each training session).  Register today for summer Parks & Recreation class #11581.

Ventura Pirates Youth Lacrosse Tournament Teams
We will be offering an opportunity for boys ages 5-13 to join our summer tournament team. The summer season will take place from June 4-July 31 and practices will take place on Tuesdays from 5:30-7:30 pm. The team will participate in scrimmage games in Newbury Park on June 23 and a tournament in Moorpark on July 14 &15. The cost is $250 (if you provide your own equipment- pads and stick)  The cost is $275 if you need to rent gloves, arm pads, shoulder pads or a stick. (Uniforms including helmet will be lent to the tournament team players). Register today for Summer Pirates Lacrosse by using class #11579 (if you have your own equipment) or class #11580 (if you need to rent equipment).

Register Now ButtonAll summer practices and training will take place at Ventura Community Park on Kimball Road in Ventura.

  1. Game & Practice Schedules
  2. Clinics and Camps
  3. Lacrosse Seasons

Game Schedules

This information will be updated as it becomes available. 

Practice Schedules

This information will be updated as it becomes available. 

  1. Equipment- Boys
  2. Equipment- Girls
  3. Ventura Pirates Gear

Equipment For Boys:boys lacrosse equipment image cleaner

  • 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.
  • Mouthpiece
  • Gloves 
  • Elbow Pads
  • Shoulder Pads (not required for goalies)
  • Protective Cup
  • Cleats 
  • 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
  1. Coaching Resources

2018 Youth Boys' Rulebook: Official Rules for Boys' Lacrosse

2018 Youth Girls' Rulebook: Official Rules for Girls' Lacrosse

Concussion Management

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

Signs (Observed)
Symptoms (Reported by Player)
  • Appears dazed or stunned
  • Is confused about assignment or position
  • Forgets an instruction
  • Is unsure of game, score or opponent
  • Moves clumsily
  • Answers questions slowly
  • Loses consciousness (even briefly)
  • Shows mood, behavior or personality changes
  • Cannot recall events prior to hit or fall
  • Cannot recall events after hit or fall

  • Headache or "pressure" in head
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Balance problems or dizziness
  • Double or blurry vision
  • Sensitivity to light or noise
  • Feeling sluggish, hazy, foggy or groggy
  • Concentration or memory problems
  • Confusion
  • Does not "feel right" or is "feeling down"

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:U 9 lacrosse photo 1 2-24-18

Practice plans                   Age & Eligibility Requirements 

Practice drills                    Injury Prevention & Conditioning

Mobile Coach App            Nutrition, Heat & Hydration



  1. So Cal Lacrosse Assoc. (SCLA)
  2. US Lacrosse

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.

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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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