Our organization is open to players in grades 2 through 12, at all skill levels. We offer free trial sessions and free loaner gear for beginners. Dragons plays year-around, but players can choose to play in a single program, or play all year. We have 4 seasons.
FALL: The cycle starts each year in September with our Fall Season. The purpose of the Fall Season is three-fold. First, we want to give as many new player access to the sport of lacrosse as possible. Second, we want to provide intermediate players with an opportunity to continue improving their stick skills. And third, we want to provide a competitive option for our more experienced players.
The Fall Training program consists of 60-minute to 90-minute small group skill training sessions that take place once-a-week. Fall training works on building strong fundamentals and includes throwing, catching, cradling, ground balls, shooting, dodging and footwork. Fall Training is the ideal program to prepare players for joining a team and playing competitively. Free loaner gear is available, and new players are welcome to try a session for free.
In the Fall we also devote an entire season to teaching advanced players the game of box lacrosse. Box is a form of the game that originated in Canada and has become a very valuable teaching tool. Our box program consists of a weekly practice and participation in the Orange County Box Lacrosse League.
In 2016, we added a Fall Ball tournament program, that consists of 2 tournament. The Fall tournament program is open to intermediate and advanced players in grades 4 through 12.
WINTER: Winter season usually starts in November. Dragons Select and Dragons HS Elite teams go through a practice program that prepares them for the first tournament in early December. They continue to practice twice a week until we hit the holidays and then pick back up in the first week of January. Tournaments for Dragons HS Elite end after The Challenge in Del Mar, and tournaments for Dragons Select end by the middle of February.
Dragons Local teams start to play in January as part of the upcoming West LA Winter Season. The West LA Winter Season usually starts on the first or second Saturday of January and ends with Championships during the last weekend of February.
SPRING: During the Spring Season Dragons Local and Dragons Select teams play in the LAYLL and there are no tournaments. Games are on Sundays and we will maintain 2 practices a week from early March until mid-May, when the Spring Season ends.
SUMMER: In the summer we focus on Dragons Select and Dragons HS Elite tournament teams. The season generally starts with the Denver Shootout in mid-June and ends in mid-July. We also run a continuous summer training program for players in 4th through 12th grade with sessions on the field or beach twice a week in June and July. We usually take the month of August off.