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Practices, Games, Teams

2024 Practice schedules:

Date: Time:
BOYS 6U Monday February 12th and Wednesday 14th 6:00pm - 7:00pm Field 4
BOYS 8U Monday February 12th and Wednesday 14th 6:00pm - 7:00pm Field 5,6
BOYS10U Tuesday February 13th and Thursday 15th 6:00pm - 7:00pm Field 5,6
BOYS 12U Tuesday February 13th and Thursday 15th 6:00pm - 7:15pm Field 7
BOYS 14U Monday February 12th and Wednesday 14th 7:00pm - 8:15pm Field 7
GIRLS 6U Tuesday February 13th and Thursday 15th 6:00pm - 7:00pm Field 1
GIRLS 9U Tuesday February 13th and Thursday 15th 6:00pm - 7:00pm Field 2,3
GIRLS 12U Monday February 12th and Wednesday 14th 6:00pm - 7:00pm Field 1-3
GIRLS 15U Monday February 12th and Wednesday 14th 7:00pm-8:15pm Field 8

Where are games and practices held?

All practices and games for boys and girls will be held at Abacoa Community Park (ACP). 

Where are the away games and how much travel is involved?

Starting in the 2019 rec season, we went to a predominately in house league with no travel.  In 2024, there may be some opportunity to play teams in the Martin County and Wellington areas but this will be entirely voluntary.

How often will the teams meet for practice and how often will they play games?

This depends on the division your child is playing in. Most age divisions practice 2 times per week on weeknights and practice start times will be 600pm to 700pm depending on your age group. Games are held on Saturday and game start times will be anywhere from 900am to 1245pm. The younger age groups generally play earlier and the older age groups play later in the day, but this is never guaranteed. We play games every Saturday except during local school Spring Break.

The first game is the first weekend in March with 8 game weekends. The official season game schedule will be available in late February.  First games will be scheduled on availability of lined fields.

Does my child need to be an experienced player or are new players welcome?

Lacrosse is the fastest-growing sport in the country. Of course, new players are very welcome! Our intention is for players to first have fun and to learn the game of lacrosse in a rec league environment. Our coaches stress fundamentals such as passing, catching, and ground balls. It is also our intention that all players will play regardless of their ability and experience. We want this to be a fun and interactive experience for all players at all ages. 

US Lacrosse Parent and Player Guide

Can my child play down in a lower age division, or can my child play up in a higher age division?

PLAY DOWN: No. Due to safety issues and fairness to the other players, all players will be placed in their respective age divisions according to their birth date and this policy will be strictly enforced. JTAA, JTAA Lacrosse, and SFYLL take the issue of "playing down" very seriously and we will not accommodate requests to play in a lower age division regardless of the reason.

PLAY UP:  We do not encourage play up but it can be allowed under some very special circumstances and the guidelines will vary from year to year, depending on how many registered players we have in the two respective age groups and other factors. For any potential play-up requests, please email using the details below and we can discuss the issue further.

Do you have player evaluations and draft process to select teams?

Yes. Boys in all age divisions will be asked to participate in player evaluations during the first week of practice. Coaches and board members will place players on teams to help ensure that each team is as competitive as possible. These are evaluations, not try-outs. Every child who wants to play will play in our rec program.

These player evaluations are necessary so that skill level can be distributed as evenly as possible among the teams. It is very important that all players be evaluated. We would rather have a player attend for a portion of their session than not come at all. To be fair to all coaches and players alike, if your son still cannot make the player evaluation session, they will be selected to a team through a blind draft "hat pick" process at the end of the draft. The coach that is due the next pick at the end of the draft process will be given the first "hat pick". JTAA Lacrosse's goal is to be as fair as possible in team selection and the "hat pick" rule helps to ensure that fairness and the integrity of the process. There are no exceptions to the "hat pick" rule.

How do I request that my child be placed on a specific team or with a specific coach?

 Unfortunately, we cannot place kids on specific teams by request before the season starts. It is against our program rules and it helps to upset competitive balance. Each coach on the field is properly certified and qualified to coach your child. You can email us at:

Does JTAA Lacrosse have All Star teams?

No. JTAA Lacrosse does not field All-Star teams.

Does the youngest division 6U play a full season of games?

Yes. The 6U Developmental Program is designed to introduce this age group to the sport of lacrosse. They will learn basic lacrosse concepts and skills through a series of drills and activities taught in a small group setting. Protective equipment (i.e., helmets, pads) is used in the 6U program. The instruction and activity level is age appropriate and prepares the young players for the 8U program. The 6U teams also play at ACP and will play the same Saturdays as the older divisions do.

How many players are on a lacrosse field and what are the positions?

We have transitioned to an in house program focusing on small sided play to better develop young players. We have been playing the small field 7v7 format since the 2019 rec season. There will be full field events later in the season for 12U and up. Full field lacrosse is generally played with 10 players (12 for girls) on the field for each team.

Lacrosse 7v7 positions break down to four basic roles, they are:

Attack – Offensive players focusing on scoring goals (2)

Midfielders – Players that play both offense and defense (2)

Defenders – Defensive players focused on defending the goal (2)

Goalies – Last line of defense committed to preventing the ball from entering the goal. (1)

6U boys is played with 5 players and a Shot Blocker instead of a goalie. 6U girls is with 4 players and a Shot Blocker instead of a goalie.  8U boys is a goalie league in 2022. 

For more information for beginning players and parents, US Lacrosse offers a very good information portal to anybody new to the sport located at: