GLA Initiation Program - 2019 Schedule

Peanut/Paperweight

Updated Monday April 15, 2019 by Gloucester Minor Lacrosse Association.

The GLA Initiation-to-lacrosse programs are designed for 3, 4, 5 and 6 year olds. The programs encourages children to be active and have fun while being taught basic lacrosse skills through a variety of drills and games. 

The initiation program focuses on developing the following skills:

  • Picking up loose balls from a stationary stance and on the move.
  • Passing from a stationary stance and on the run techniques
  • Catching from a stationary stance
  • Cradling the ball - stationary, walking, running and an introduction to the rotation of the wrist movement

Players in the initiation program are divided into the following age groups for the 2018 season:

Group

Birth Year

Ages

Peanut (Soft Lacrosse)

2015 - 2016

3-4

Paperweight

2013 - 2014

5-6

A note about body contact: Peanut-aged players play "soft-lacrosse". There is no body contact allowed of any kind for the peanut-age group. Contact is introduced in the Paperweight category.

 

2019 Spring/Summer Peanut & Paperweight Program

The paperweight program runs on Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings.  The peanut program runs on Saturday mornings.  

Peanuts (Soft lacrosse, born 2015-2016)        

  • Saturday April 13, 12 pm at Brewer Arena
  • Saturday April 20 – NO SESSION
  • Saturday April 27, 9 am at Blackburn Arena
  • Saturday May 4, 9 am at Blackburn Arena
  • Saturday May 11, 9 am at Blackburn Arena
  • Saturday May 18 – NO SESSION
  • Saturday May 25, 9 am at Blackburn Arena
  • Saturday June 1, 9 am at Brian Kilrea Arena
  • Saturday June 8, 9 am at Blackburn Arena
  • Saturday June 15, 9 am at Blackburn Arena
  • Saturday June 22, 9 am at Blackburn Arena

Paperweights (born 2013-2014)     

  • Saturday April 13, 1 pm at Brewer Arena
  • Wednesday April 17, 6 pm at Brewer Arena (UPDATED)
  • Saturday April 20 – NO SESSION
  • Wednesday April 24, 6 pm at Armstrong Arena
  • Saturday April 27, 10 am at Blackburn Arena
  • Wednesday May 1, 6 pm at Armstrong Arena
  • Saturday May 4, 10 am at Blackburn Arena
  • Wednesday May 8, 6 pm at Armstrong Arena
  • Saturday May 11, 10 am at Blackburn Arena
  • Wednesday May 15, 6 pm at Armstrong Arena
  • Saturday May 18 – NO SESSION
  • Wednesday May 22, 6 pm at Brian Kilrea Arena
  • Saturday May 25, 10 am at Blackburn Arena
  • Wednesday May 29, 6 pm at Armstrong Arena
  • Saturday June 1, 10 am at Brian Kilrea Arena
  • Wednesday June 5, 6 pm at Armstrong Arena
  • Saturday June 8, 10 am at Blackburn Arena
  • Wednesday June 12, 6 pm at Armstrong Arena
  • Saturday June 15, 10 am at Blackburn Arena
  • Wednesday June 19, 6 pm at Armstrong Arena
  • Saturday June 22, 10 am at Blackburn Arena
  • Wednesday June 26, 6 pm at Armstrong Arena

 

Equipment

Peanut aged players require a CSA-approved helmet, lacrosse stick, running shoes, shoulder pads, mouthguard, jock (or jill) and gloves.  The peanut age group is non-contact, however we also recommend kidney pads and slash guards for incidental contact and to have the players get used to full equipment.   
 
Paperweight aged players require a CSA-approved helmet, lacrosse stick, running shoes, shoulder pads, kidney guards, slash (or arm) guards, a mouthguard, jock (or jill) and gloves.