U7 - Lil Roughnecks


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Vacant U7 Coordinator


The Calgary Roughnecks sponsor the U7, Lil' Roughnecks division in CDLA. Lil' Roughnecks players will receive a stick (first time players only) and get to keep their jersey at the end of the season.

U7 - Lil' Roughnecks is for players turning 4, 5 or 6 in the calendar year.

The U7 program follows the guidelines as set forth by the Canadian Lacrosse Association Long Term Athlete Development Plan (LTAD). 

The format for U7 will be:

  • The season will start at the beginning of April and go until the end of June
  • Floor times will be Tuesdays (evenings) and Saturdays (mornings to early afternoon)
  • All games and practices will play in NE Calgary Arenas
  • 3-on-3 during the two 15 minute games
  • Session times - 1 hour
  • 15 minute warm-up / skills - 15 minute game - 15 minute skills session - 15 minute game
  • Running time
  • Players on floor for 3 minute intervals during the 2 - 15 minute games
  • Play the width of the floor
  • Contact rule is equal pressure
  • No referees - coaches manage the floor
  • No penalties - stop when necessary to explain infractions
  • Equipment requirements

Please consult ALA Regulation 15.15 for full U7 rules.

The purpose of the U7 Lil' Roughnecks league 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.

At the end of the season, a special U7 Festival is held where all teams come together to play one another in a fun and festive atmosphere.

Throughout the season, in order to encourage the development of this environment, there will be no standings for U7. Please note that although standings are not kept, standard game results procedures must be followed (ie. sending in the game sheets).




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