Girls Field Lacrosse (London Minor Lacrosse Association)

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                                                     Questions? Email Marie our director of Girls Lacrosse

About Girls Field Lacrosse                                                                                                                                                      

Girls field lacrosse is different from boys field lacrosse. It is a non-contact sport focusing on the finesse of passing, catching, and play-making.

Girls Field Lacrosse is an outdoor non-contact sport primarily played in the spring and summer throughout Ontario .  The game is played outdoors on a soccer sized field and in its true form it is 12 v 12 players on the field.  Younger ages play a modified smaller sided version of the game

Our girls field lacrosse program is very new; we started our first ever team in 2017/18!
We came home from provincials with silver medals in the U13 C Division and our coaches won coaching staff of the year!

With such success last year, we are aiming to expand our program to two competitive (rep) teams this season: U13 and U15 . Achieving this goal will rely on interest, registrations, and availability of coaching staff. Join us!

PEE WEE - U13 2007-2008 $450
BANTAM - U15 2005-2006 $450

Fees cover: field bookings, uniforms, league fees, and provincial tournament fee
Teams may also have a team fee which will be collaboratively determined by the coaching staff, parents, and players.

The primary goal of our girls field lacrosse program is to develop a love for lacrosse among girls in our community. However, it is important to note that both teams will be competitive teams, so players and families should be prepared to commit to the practice and game schedule.

Our season runs early May to late July. We practice two times per week, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7-8 pm at Silverwoods Fields. (50 Sycamore St) Games are on Sundays, and rotate between club sites. Last year, we traveled to the following sites:
Kitchener-Waterloo, Brampton, Halton Hills, Hamilton, and Orillia.
More detailed schedule information will follow in early April, once all Ontario Women’s Field Lacrosse (OWFL) teams are declared.

2019 Draft Schedule                                                                                                                                                             
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Players wear cleats, mouth guard, goggles, and use a girls field lacrosse stick.
Goalies wear a helmet with cage, throat protector, mouth guard, chest pad, arm guards, goal-keeper gloves, padded shorts, leg pads, and cleats.


The F.I.L., CLA, and OWFL currently to not have a regulation requiring goggles be worn. The OWFL is currently reviewing the policy and are considering making goggle use mandatory for the 2019 season.

Many clubs in the OWFL have a requirement their players wear goggles at all times.

Goggles are required at all times and levels in the US.

Team rules regarding the wearing of goggles can be established.

Players under 18 must have written approval of their parent or guardian to permit playing or practicing without goggles.

(This will be permitted if it is not in contravention of team or OWFL rules.)


Women's Field Lacrosse operate under rules designed to maximize player safety.

Strict rules govern the shape and design of the sticks and pockets used.

The OWFL recognize the rules of the CLA and FIL. Sticks approved for use in OWFL play are listed on the document from the F.I.L. website.  

If the stick is not on the list it is not permitted for use in OWFL play.
Please note different regulations govern play in the US, and as such a stick approved for play in the US may not be permitted in OWFL.

All players have their sticks checked prior to each game by the officials for compliance with F.I.L. rules, and re-checked after each goal they score.

Approved Sticks


Mouthguards are required under the rules of lacrosse to be worn at all times during games and practices.
New in 2019 is a rule requiring the mouthguards be coloured.  Clear or white mouthguards will not be permitted.
At OWFL games pregame mouthgurad checks are completed to make certain all players have a mouthguard.

 U13/15 Rules                                                                                                                                                                      


• Regular Field

• Regular Restraining Lines

• Standard Crease / 11m Arc

• 9+1 Players on the Field (3 back)

• Two Time Outs per Game (90 seconds)

• 2 x 20 minute halves; last two minutes stop time (both halves) (unless 12 goal differential)

• 6ft x 6ft nets

• Yellow (hard) Lacrosse Balls

• Draws after every goal

Goaltenders to start inside crease on each draw

Offensive Modifications

• Two Pass Rule per possession one pass must be initiated and completed in the offensive end of the field

• Give and Go ALLOWED

• Goalie clear is included

• Ball is live off rebound

• Free Position shot will be taken no matter what, for all defensive major fouls in the marking area

Defensive Modifications

• Stick checking is allowed below the ball carrier’s shoulder

• Body to Body contact is permissible

• NO Stick to Body contact

• Five Second Defence Rule

- When defence “legally mirrors” an offensive player’s stick for five seconds,

the offense will lose possession - Legally mirrors – actively marks the ball carrier within a stick length, and in

position to perform a legal check

• Minor foul awarded on same side of restraining line

• Goalie will still have 10 seconds in crease

Five Second Rule Guidance

• No player can hold the ball for more than 5 seconds when a defender has two hands on their stick and is in a position to legally mirror (actively marking within a stick length) the player with the ball

• If the attacker makes an adjustment to protect the ball (thus putting the defender out of position) the five second count stops.

• If the defender re-establishes legal mirror position, the count will be reset

• In the event of a double team, the same concept holds true when one is in position to legally check

• The ball carrier has unlimited time with the ball unless legally mirrored

Complete OWFL Field Rule Book


Finally, our LMLA organization and girls field lacrosse program are only as strong as our volunteer support. 

Get involved in the fastest-growing girls sport in North America. We’d love to hear from you regarding your interest in coaching, managing a team, or being a trainer. No experience necessary! Help us grow this sport and give girls another exciting option in youth sports! 

Interested in Coaching or other positions? email our Girls Field Director and learn how LMLA can assist you.

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