U9 like all other Lacrosse divisions, is based on birth year(s). For a listing of the registration divisions and their corresponding birth years please check out our registration page here
The divisions for U9 are evaluated and drafted to attempt a level of parity between team.
For the 2024 season U9 birth years are 2016/2017(ages are as of December 31 of the calendar year)
The purpose of the U7 and U9 leagues is to introduce, emphasize, and develop the fundamental skills of lacrosse. The focus of practices as well as games is to promote an environment that encourages participation, skill development, and overall enjoyment of the game.
The CDLA has divided the U9 leagues up into 3 areas:
South Calgary - Axemen, Sabrecats ,Okotoks and High River
North Calgary - Hornets, Knights and Strathmore
Rockyview - Rockyview
2 floor times per week - One weekday (due to the number of teams in this age group, we will try to provide set practice schedules but we can not guarantee set days) and Saturday mornings.
Official schedules are not released until post evaluations - we are unable to accommodate schedule requests.
For the 2024 season, U9 evaluations will follow the following schedule - Week of April 1st-8th, 2024 - Full schedule here
League Play starts 22 April 2024
U9 season runs until end of June and ends with a city-wide festival with play against other clubs. Festival is scheduled June 15th,2024
U9 players require full gear. Visual guidelines of gear expectations are available here
The U9 program follows the guidelines as set forth by the Canadian Lacrosse Association Long Term Athlete Development Plan.
Throughout the season, in order to encourage development, there will be no standings for U9.
Score is kept and entered into the League Management System.
Registration Opens 15 December 2024
For more information, please contact the U9 coordinator, Brie-Anne Risi, please email U9@axemenlacrosse.com