Thank you for visiting the Dragons Lacrosse and Fire Lacrosse website. We are a youth lacrosse club that offers everything from beginner sessions, to the most advanced training and competitive travel teams for boys & girls in grades 2 through 12. If you're looking to be the best possible lacrosse player you can be, you have found your home. To get started, please read the NEW FAMILIES column on the right. For a taste of the action, watch the clip below.
Fire Lacrosse Announces Advanced Training Opportunities for Girls
Girls lacrosse is growing. More and more players are venturing to the East Coast to play competitively and to get closer to the recruiting process. But the level of play on the East Coast is significantly higher than here on the West Coast. Fire Lacrosse is now offering training opportunities so girls can better prepare for competition at the highest level:
Fire High Level Training (HLT)
Lacrosse Masters Prospect Camp
Fire Lacrosse HLT sessions are designed to offer high end training to advanced players in 8th and 9th grade that are looking to prepare themselves for playing on the East Coast this upcoming summer. The program is split into 6 lacrosse skills sessions and 6 athletic training sessions. Our specific training will consists of:
Speed and Agility Training
Strength and Conditioning
Proper Stickwork Mechanics
Proper Shooting Techniques
Off Ball Movement
Defensive Approach, Breakdown, Contact and Direction
Off Ball Defense
All of the above will be taught in a small group setting to enhance repetition and knowledge of the game. We will also provide players with the tools to practice similar drills at home.
Players interested in Fire HLT should contact Girls Program Director Meghan Toomey for more information:
Register for Dragons Boys & Girls Winter Season - DEADLINE IS 12/29
If you've been following us in this newsletter or on social media, you know that our Dragons HS boys and Fire HS girls compete and win at the highest level! We're very proud of this accomplishment and we're very proud of our players and parents for putting in the hard work to get us there.
But keep in mind that all the success started with our boys and girls picking up a stick and playing recreational lacrosse in our winter and spring seasons. Whether you love lacrosse or just want to give it a try, now is the time to do so.
Our Dragons Winter Program is recreational and designed for all skills levels in 2nd through 8th grade. The Winter season will feature games against other LA clubs in the West LA League. Practices will take place throughout the week in Santa Monica and games will be played on Saturdays. Teams will practice once or twice a week, depending on the age level. FREE loaner gear is available. We have details on the respective boys and girls winter seasons on our website.
A couple weekends ago we kicked off our winter travel season at the Oceanside Hustle. After 4 straight years of going to Vegas on this weekend, we finally switched it up and we think it was worth it. The level of competition was very, very high and we got a really good feel for the things we need to work on this winter season. We played some great games and we’re proud of how hard our boys battled. Dragons 6/7 Select Green won an epic Braveheart on Sunday morning and HS Elite 2018/19 made it all the way to the semis. Lots to be proud of and lots to work on. Great way to kick off the season. Below are some images from the weekend for you all to enjoy.
Thanks to all our players for giving it everything and our wonderful families for supporting them and us this season!
The OC Fall Brawl on November 18 & 19 marked the end of Fall Ball for some, and the beginning of the Winter Season for others. Our Dragons 7/8 Combo team had their hands full against some pretty serious travel teams that were kicking off their winter season. The team managed to put up a good fight and beat Mad Dog LA in the final game to secure a 4th place.
Dragons HS Elite 2020/21 started their Winter Season at the OC Fall Brawl and made the most of the opportunity. The boys beat OC Wave in the semi-finals 11-0 and SC Sharks Red in the finals 9-0 to take home our first winter championship of the season. It was a great team effort that started with a strong defense and very solid goaltending. The midfield and attack made the most of their scoring opportunities but also pitched in on some great team defense. The attack did an excellent job riding and prevented our opponents from establishing a clear. And our face-off lines played extremely well together to gain a huge possession advantage, even when we didn't win the face-off.
Well done to all our players and coaches on both teams! And thank you as always to our parents for supporting the program. We couldn't do it without you guys!
Partnership With Children’s Hospital LA Sports Medicine Program
As you all know, Dragons is more than just a lacrosse club. We conduct outreach with schools, run free clinics, offer a Big Brother mentoring program, host community events such as the TLN Dragons Halloween Beach Bash, as well as our DragonsFest and we have critical alliances for training and recruiting with Lacrosse Masters and the Long Island Sting. We try to offer our families as complete an experience as possible.
So we are very happy to announce our latest partnership with Children’s Hospital LA’s Sports Medicine Program. This partnerships allows us to provide our families with the latest information on topics such as nutrition, recovery and injury prevention and best of all, CHLA has a walk-up facility right here in Santa Monica where you can get injuries and ailments looked at by the top professionals. And if we’re lucky, we might even have a trainer at one of our tournaments over the winter. Their pediatric specialists help kids stay in the game, and get back in the game quicker when injuries occur.
Click HERE to get more info on the CHLA Sports Medicine Program
Click HERE to get more info on the Santa Monica location
To schedule an appointment, call 323-800-7700 or email
Tips from CHLA: Recognizing Concussion Symptoms
As part of our partnership, the Sports Medicine Program, part of the Children’s Orthopedic Center at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, will also be providing educational content throughout the year. Below are some tips they’ve provided on how to recognize concussion symptoms in your young athletes.
Visit the doctor or go to the emergency room IMMEDIATELY if your child is experiencing:
Severe, worsening or persistent headache
Multiple vomiting episodes
Difficulty waking up
Loss of or sudden change in vision
One pupil appearing larger than the other
Loss of consciousness
Visit the doctor within a few days if your child is experiencing:
Dizziness or confusion
Memory loss and can’t recall what happened around the time of the injury
If you are concerned your young athlete may have sustained a concussion, then they must stop all sports participation until evaluated by a provider experienced in the care of concussions. Continuing to participate can lead to a prolonged recovery, and to the rare but devastating complication of second impact syndrome. If in doubt, sit out!
What A Tryout!! - Thank You To The Players & Parents
What a night! Almost 90 players came out to our beloved dirt patch at the Penmar Rec Center to compete for fewer than 60 spots in 3 age levels. We don’t keep stats on attendance, but if we had to guess, we’d have to say that this was one of the best-attended tryouts in our history!
Thank you to all the players and parents for coming out!
Every player did his best tonight. And we could see that every player left it all out on the field. We got to witness some epic battles, some really good lacrosse and a lot of good sportsmanship.
Now begins the hard part for the coaches. We have to sit down and evaluate the results and come up with rosters. We hope to be able to send invitations early next week after we get done with all of this weekend’s box action.
This weekend we opened our Dragons and Fire Lacrosse Fall field season at the ever-popular Santa Barbara Showdown. It was a special weekend for us because we brought 4 Dragons boys teams and 4 Fire Lacrosse girls teams, our largest mixed contingent ever. But it wasn’t just about quantity. Our boys and girls played their hearts out, with our Dragons HS Elite 2018/19, Dragons 5/6, Fire HS 2018/19 and Fire 2024/25 all making it to their respective championship games.
Congratulations go to all our players and coaches for making this one of the most successful weekends in our club’s history. And a huge THANK YOU to all our dedicated parents for supporting their players and us all tournament long. We couldn’t do it without you!
Dragons HS Elite 2018/19 had an amazing weekend, with a tournament-best 4 goals against in pool play, then beating LA Cobras in the semis and taking Factory Select to double OT to finish in a well-deserved 2nd place.
Our youngest contingent at the tournament was the Fire 2026 team that was attending its first-ever tournament. The team finished in 3rd place after beating SB Hat Trick Heroes 13-10 in their final playoff game.
Our largest squad at the tournament was the Dragons 7/8, which went 3-0 in pool play and fell to OC Crush in a 1-goal nail-biter. The team still went on to claim 3rd by beating the Culver City Colts 9-4 in the playoffs.
Fire HS 2020/21 notched 2 impressive victories and is on its way to becoming a strong team with a lot of depth. The girls played with pride and passion all weekend long and never gave up!
Dragons JV had an impressive tournament in a Varsity division and finished 3-2. These boys are definitely getting ready to play at the HS level for us this winter and for their respective schools in the Spring. We can't wait for more from our 9th & 10th grade players.
Fire 2024/25 is a group of future superstars that had a VERY impressive tournament. The team went 4-0 in pool play and only gave up 18 total goals while scoring 44! The girls came up 1 goal short in the championship game but we expect to see them at the top of the podium some time very soon.
Dragons 5/6 probably had the most interesting route to a championship game in recent memory. The boys finished Saturday 1-1-1 after tying the Bezerkers 3-3. At the time, they were in 3rd place but if they could manage to hold Empire Lacrosse to 1 goal in the final game of pool play, they would leap into 2nd place in the division and get to play for the championship. Dragon 5/6 rose to the challenge by laying down a 9-1 victory and advanced to the final round. The squad ended up losing 6-4 to a very strong Team NorCal but still showed that where there is a will, there is a way!
Fire HS 2018/19 Championship Gallery - Way To Go Girls!!!
Fire Lacrosse is a new force on the girls lacrosse scene. It is the Elite division of Dragons Lacrosse and offers girls dedicated to the sport a chance to play at a higher level and to reach higher goals. Fire is backed by an incredible coaching staff that trains our players, guides them through tournaments and actively supports them in the recruiting process. We have an amazing team environment and a great attitude. Click HERE for more info.
MORE - If you have questions that are not answered on the website, feel free to E-MAIL us directly. When you are ready to register, you can click on the button in the upper right. Our registration page contains as many as 15 registrations at a time, so please be sure to scroll down until you see what you are looking for.
Dragons partners with Children's Hospital LA's Sports Medicine program to educate families and train coaches.
Dragons is the first West Coast affiliate of Speed Lacrosse.
Dragons works with LA City Ducks Youth Football to provide opportunities for talented young players.