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6U Summer Development Program

6U Summer Program

Program Overview 

This years 6U program will be designed to keep kids moving and playing various skill-based games and drills to teach them the core skills (scooping, shooting, cradling, etc.) of lacrosse.   The program is co-ed and will be low contact.  

MGLAX will also collaborate with various other associations to establish 6U skills based scrimmages, games, and jamborees.  Planning for this part of the offering is still in the very early phase of development and is contingent on interest from other local area lacrosse associations.  A in-house league may be established based on the total number of registrants.

Timing of Program 

The 6U programs start will coincide with the start of our summer season ( and run through the end of July.   Practices are expected to start  in mid-May.   Practices will be approximately 1hr and be held one or two times a week at the Fernbrook Athletic Fields.  Some practices may be held at Basswood Elementary based on scheduling.  MGLAX will provide a skills coach for the summer program.  

Basic Rules 

The 6U program will be based around the U.S. Lacrosse 6U rules.  A summary of these rules are outlined below: 

  •  3 v 3 play, with no goalkeepers  
  •  60 x 35 yard field  
  •  3 x 3 or 4 x 4 goals  
  •  Soft lacrosse balls  
  • No body contact allowed  
  • No stick-on-stick or stick-on-body contact allowed 
  • No faceoff  
  • No offsides 


  • Players will receive a pair of shorts and Jersey to keep
  • Lacrosse stick: should be an appropriate age based stick for the participant as we encourage either a boys or girls stick to learn basic skills with the appropriate style stick 
  • All participants must wear a mouth guard
  • Gloves to help protect fingers, any type of glove will work (Lacrosse, Hockey, Winter)
  • Cleats are preferred but not required 
  • Players are not permitted to wear helmets, shoulder pads or arm guards
  • It is recommended that boys wear a protective cup


Registration for 6U will remain open until the summer season kicks off.   The registration fee is $50 and includes a mesh jersey and shorts.  A USA lacrosse membership will also be required.  Please continue to share details of our program to your friends and family!   




Scott Appelwick

6U Boys Director