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This page displays program offerings for Fall 2016. Please keep in mind that the most current schedule information is on the SCHEDULE PAGE.

For other seasons, please select the appropriate season tab under PROGRAMS. For info on past seasons, please click on PAST SEASON INFO.


Dragons lacrosse has an action-packed program planned for the upcoming Fall designed to provide a pathway for entry level players, as well as offer options for high-end training and tournaments. We also added a new Fall tournament for those that can’t get enough of competitive field lacrosse. Below is a summary of our upcoming activities.

 

BOYS BOX

 

At the Santa Monica Dragons we’ve been integrating box into our curriculum for 3 years, and we run one of the most robust programs in LA. We started with one box team in 2013 and by 2015 were up to 4 teams and over 90 players.

 

This year we purchased real box goals and box specification goalie gear, which will help raise the experience to a new level. The league also published its division structure. This year there will be HS, JV, 7/8, 5/6 and 3/4. 

 

In order to maximize the experience for our youth players, we will be forming grade level combo teams. This is a new approach for us. It means that younger teams no longer have to worry about getting trounced by their own Dragons teams. For example, in last year's box season, our 6th and 7th grade teams were in the same division and had to play each other, with predictable results. This year, two equal teams will face each other, which we think will up the fun factor and increase the learning.

 

Registration for the 2016 Dragons Box Season closes Sunday night so we can start forming team. Don't get left out. Details below.

 

  • Season duration: August 29th to November 6th
  • Age levels: Intermediate and advanced players in 3rd to 12th grade in the 2016/17 school year.
  • Practice location: Mar Vista Rec Center
  • Practice times: 
    • HS Monday 5:30pm to 7pm (first practice is 8/29)
    • 5/6 Wednesday 4pm to 5:30pm (first practice is 8/31)
    • 7/8 Wednesday 5:30pm to 7pm (first practice is 8/310
    • The complete practice schedule is listed on our SCHEDULE PAGE
  • Games: Every weekend in the LA Box League in Torrance starting September 11th and ending November 6th.
  • Registration: This year we are running a tight registration window because we need to give the league an exact team count before August. Registration is HERE.

 

Since box is very specialized and not many organizations are teaching it, our training program is open to players from all clubs, regardless of whether or not you plan on playing with Dragons. And we also allow players to sign up just for the training, without having to play in the games. If you are interested in our “training only” option, please contact us directly:   .

 

We’re looking forward to a great box season!

 

Click HERE to register for Boys Box.

 

 

Box Season Info

 

1. Practice Location:

 

Mar Vista Rec Center

11430 Woodbine Ave.

Mar Vista, CA 90066

 

The rink we use is located off the parking lot on Palms Blvd.

 

2. Practice slots are as follows:

 

  • HS Monday 5:30pm to 7pm (first practice is 8/29)
  • 5/6 Wednesday 4pm to 5:30pm (first practice is 8/31)
  • 7/8 Wednesday 5:30pm to 7pm (first practice is 8/310
  • The complete practice schedule is listed on our SCHEDULE PAGE

3. Game schedule is posted month by month and is visible HERE.

 

4. Game location is:

 

Wilson Park

2400 Jefferson St.

Torrance, CA 90501

 

5. Uniforms - We will be using the same uniforms as winter and summer. If you need a uniform, please go to the Dragons website to purchase it. Here is the Direct Link.

 

6. Waivers - The league requires that every player signs a waiver. Please take care of this soon:

 

https://www.leveragelacrosse.com/waiver/

 

7. Teams

 

The rosters for the 5/6 and HS teams have been set up. You can access them via the team pages (see below). The rosters for the two 7/8 teams will be set up before the first game. For now, all players are on one roster on “7/8 Blue.”

 

Box - 5/6 team page: click HERE

Box - 7/8 Blue team page: click HERE

Box - 7/8 Green team page: click HERE

Box - JV team page: click HERE

Box - HS team page: click HERE

 

 


BOYS FALL TOURNAMENT TEAMS

This fall we are happy to introduce a new package called the Fall Tournament Team, which is designed as a supplement to box, and to feed the hunger for fall field lacrosse. It is a very compact program with 4-5 midweek practices in Santa Monica and one tournament: The Santa Barbara Showdown on October 15 & 16, at the Santa Barbara Polo Grounds.

We visited the Santa Barbara Polo Grounds 2 years ago for a January tournament and it was one of the nicest venues we had ever played at. The tournament director for the SB Showdown mentioned that they make much better use of the venue than other tournaments in the past. For example, they have a much better vendor area, they open the grandstands to the families, and they also open the bar. The SB Showdown attracts teams from all over SoCal, many of whom we’ve never played before, so overall, this promises to be a great tournament experience.

We will be entering 3 teams: high school, 2021/22 Combo (7th & 8th graders) and 2023/24 (5th & 6th graders) Combo.

Registration is OPEN NOW. There are no tryouts for the Fall Tournament Teams, but we do anticipate the skill level to be intermediate to advanced. This is not a beginner program. You must have at least 2 years of lacrosse experience and have participated in a full tournament season in order to be eligible. If you have any questions regarding eligibility, please contact us at  .

Practice Schedule:

Friday, September 16 - 7pm to 9pm @ SamoHi

Friday, September 23 - 7pm to 9pm @ SamoHi

Thursday, October 6, - 5pm to 7pm @ Oakwood Rec Center

Thursday, October 13, - 5pm to 7pm @ Oakwood Rec Center

 

 

BOYS & GIRLS FALL TRAINING 

 

The Fall Training program consists of 60-minute to 90-minute small group skill training sessions that takes place once-a-week. Fall training works on building strong fundamentals and includes throwing, catching, cradling, ground balls, shooting, dodging and footwork. Fall Training ends with a Closing Day on either October 28th or 29th for boys & girls that will include a 3v3 tournament, possible Halloween theme, as well as prizes. Highlights:

 

  • Boys & girls, all skill levels
  • 2nd grade through HS - (HS not at all locations)
  • 4 locations for boys: Santa Monica, Venice, Calabassas, Studio City
  • 6 locations for girls: Santa Monica, Venice, Calabassas, Studio City, Hancock Park, South Bay
  • Players may attend as many sessions, at as many locations, as they wish
  • Free loaner gear is available (deposit required)
  • Sessions run in September and October

If you are a new player, this is the perfect time to get into lacrosse. If you are an intermediate player, Fall Training is great to keep your stick skills sharp. And if you are a Dragons family with friends that want to get involved, now is the time to get them on the field!

 

If you have additional question, please contact . Registration closes September 25th. Click HERE to register.

 

Boys Locations & Schedule:

 

Santa Monica @ Grant Elementary School

Boys 2nd & 3rd: 1pm to 2pm

Boys 4th to 8th: 2:30pm to 4pm

Every Sunday

Start September 18

End October 23

 

Venice/Marina Del Rey @ Oakwood Recreation Center

Boys 2nd & 3rd: 4:30pm to 5:30pm

Boys 4th to 8th: 4:30pm to 6pm

Every Thursday

Start September 22

End October 27

 

Studio City @ Harvard Westlake Upper School

Boys 2nd & 3rd: 5pm to 6pm

Boys 4th to HS: 5pm to 6:30pm

Every Sunday

Start September 18

End October 23

 

Calabassas @ Viewpoint School

Boys 2nd & 3rd: 3pm to 4pm

Boys 4th to HS: 3pm to 4:30pm

Every Saturday

Start September 24

End October 29

 

Girls Locations & Schedule:

 

Santa Monica @ Grant Elementary School

Girls 2nd & 3rd: 1pm to 2pm

Girls 4th to 8th: 1pm to 2:30pm

Every Sunday

Start September 18

End October 23

 

Venice/Marina Del Rey @ Oakwood Recreation Center

Girls 2nd & 3rd: 4:30pm to 5:30pm

Girls 4th to 8th: 4:30pm to 6pm

Every Thursday

Start September 22

End October 27

 

Hancock Park @ Marlborough School

Girls 2nd & 3rd: 10am to 11am

Girls 4th to HS: 10am to 11:30am

Every Saturday

Start September 17

End October 29

 

Studio City @ Harvard Westlake Upper School

Girls 2nd & 3rd: 5pm to 6pm

Girls 4th to HS: 5pm to 6:30pm

Every Sunday

Start September 18

End October 23

 

Calabassas @ Viewpoint School

Girls 2nd & 3rd: 3pm to 4pm

Girls 4th to HS: 3pm to 4:30pm

Every Saturday

Start September 24

End October 29

 

South Bay @ Grandview Elementary School

Girls 2nd & 3rd: 4:30pm to 5:30pm

Girls 4th to 8th: 4:30pm to 6pm

Every Monday

Start September 19

End October 24

 

Depending on where you plan on taking Fall Training, you will be able to combine it with the box schedule.

 

  • Cost is $275 for grades 4 through 8 (same as last year). 
  • Cost is $195 for grades 2 & 3 (lower than last year).
  • First session is free for new players and beginners.
  • Players may attend sessions in multiple locations at no extra charge.
  • Players may pay by session at a cost of $45 per session.
  • PLAYERS THAT PLAN ON PAYING BY SESSION STILL NEED TO REGISTER AND VERIFY THEIR US LACROSSE ID.

Click HERE to register for Fall Training 4th though 8th grade.

Click HERE to register for Fall Training 2nd though 3rd grade.