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Category Archives: Middle School

CTYLA Coaches Lacrosse Game

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2013 Coaches Lacrosse Game  CTYLA will be hosting their 2nd Annual Coaches Lacrosse Game. Read below for all the details of this fun event. Event:   2013 Coaches Lacrosse Game   Date:   Saturday, May 11, 2013   Time:   5:00pm (please arrive 30 minutes before)   Locations:   Founders Memorial Park in Dripping Springs (working on possibly having game ... Read More »

2013 GHYLA Champions


Congratulations to this years GHYLA Champions. 2013 GHYLA Champions 8th Grade – HYLAX Hornets 7th Grade – Houston Outlaws Young Guns – The Woodlands Highlanders via Read More »

Boy’s 1/2 and 3/4 Bantam Summer Lacrosse League


Presents Summer 2013 Boy’s 1/2 and 3/4 Bantam Summer Lacrosse League The Mustang Lacrosse League is pleased to announce the Eighth Annual North Texas Youth Summer Lacrosse League to be held on the spacious and centrally located campus of Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano.This league will be split into two age groups, Bantam 1/2 Grade and Bantam 3/4 Grade. The ... Read More »

Boy’s 5/6 Grade, 7/8 Grade and JV/Varsity Summer Lacrosse League


Presents Summer 2013 Boy’s 5/6 Grade, 7/8 Grade and JV/Varsity Summer Lacrosse League The Mustang Lacrosse League is pleased to announce the Eighth Annual North Texas Youth Summer Lacrosse League to be held on the spacious and centrally located campus of Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano. This league will be split into three age groups, 5/6 Grade, 7/8 Grade and ... Read More »

GHYLA Playoff Schedule for this Weekend


We wish the best of luck to all teams this weekend.  Check back on Monday for results of games.   via Read More »

Team Spotlight: The 7th/8th Grade WAYA Lacrosse Team


Our Central area team spotlight this week is the West Austin Youth (Association) Lacrosse Team (WAYL) hailing from Austin, TX.  This Middle School team is led by Coaches Tim LaBelle, Head Coach, and Josh Francis, Assistant Coach. The  7th/8th grade WAYA are 4-2 on the season, winning their last 4 games in a row.  Texas Heat had the chance to catch up with the coaches ... Read More »



Don’t want lacrosse season to end quite yet? Here is a great Youth and Middle School tournament in the area. END OF SEASON LACROSSE FESTIVAL Lacrosse Festival Information: Date: Saturday, May 18, 2013 - Lighting - JuniorSunday, May 19, 2013 - Bantam - Senior - Lighting Four (4) team tournament Location: Dripping Springs Sports Park (games are not at Founders Memorial Park) Time: ... Read More »



After their win this past weekend over WAYA 8-1, the SWALA 5/6 Tigers are off to a 5-0 start.  In a very physical game the week before, SWALA pulled out a win against Dripping Springs Gold 9-5. Dripping Springs took the lead 0-3 after the first quarter.  Their offense came out firing and SWALA wasn’t ready.  After a stern talking ... Read More »


SWALA Tigers 5/6

On Sunday, SWALA 5/6 Tigers went to 3-0 on the season beating NWAYLA Trojans 14-5.  The Tigers offense continued to click, while the defense led by Caden Barrera put in a strong performance and only allowed one goal in the first half.  With an 8-1 halftime lead, the Tigers cruised to victory behind Hunter Rogers and Avery Fontana with 5 ... Read More »

Guide to Youth Lacrosse – Shooting in Close

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-The Ultimate Guide to Youth Lacrosse – Shooting in Close Read More »

Fun Lacrosse Games for Kids

lacrosse-drills-for-kids wrote a great article regarding lacrosse drills for kids.  With younger players it is sometimes harder to get them engaged but with these fun games I’m sure coaches should have no problem.   LACROSSE DRILLS FOR KIDS Lacrosse is a great sport for kids to play that encourages athleticism but also gives kids a way to enjoy themselves and ... Read More »

Youth Lacrosse: Some basic points of emphasis


Youth lacrosse practices should largely be focused on properly developing the fundamental skills while simultaneously fostering a love for the game.  It’s important to make sure players learn and practice these techniques properly: Passing:  FOOTWORK (standing sideways to the target); hands up and away from the body; top hand towards the middle of the stick, bottom hand at the butt-end ... Read More »

Youth Box Lacrosse in Texas

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The TBLA Youth Academy is offering box lacrosse for middle school aged players and younger.  The TBLA is currently run in Austin, Houston, Dallas, and San Antonio.  There is a summer season that runs from early June to late July and a fall season that runs from September until late October.  Below is more information about the TBLA Youth Academy. ... Read More »

C2C Playday Wrap-Up

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The Coast-2-Coast organization kicked off its summer season this past weekend by hosting the C2C Spring 2012 Playday. With the help of its sponsors Circle K, Lacrosse Wear, and Not Just Soccer, as well as help from some generous parent volunteers, the C2C playday was run almost flawlessly. The two-day event was open to youth teams ranging from U-9 to ... Read More »

The BRIDGE Tournament Wrap-Up, Youth Lacrosse

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With the spring season coming to a close, the McKinney Lacrosse Club hosted one final event to wrap up a great youth season in Texas lacrosse. The McKinney BRIDGE Lacrosse Shootout event allowed teams from Houston, Austin, and North Dallas to raise money for the BRIDGE Dallas Lacrosse program by playing the game they love. The Dallas BRIDGE lacrosse program, ... Read More »

Central Middle School Championships Recap

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The Central Texas 7th/8th Playoff (Senior Red) division and 5th/6th Playoff (Junior Red) division championships were held Saturday May 12th.  After a rain delayed marred week of playoffs, Westlake brought home the crown in both divisions. At the 7th/8th level, the final four consisted of Westlake 8th, Vipers (Vandergrift), Dripping Springs and Westlake 7th.  The championship game pitted Westlake 8th ... Read More »

2012 North Texas Youth Lacrosse League 7/8 Championship Recap

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       Highlander Stadium in picturesque Highland Park was the scene of Friday nights North Texas Youth Lacrosse League Championship game featuring the Highland Park Scots and Dallas Jesuit’s youth program the Dallas Deuces. The Scots entered the game as the number one south seed, undefeated in league play, and sporting a goal differential of +64. The Scots defeated Plano West and Southlake ... Read More »

Highlights from the 7th/8th grade Deuces vs. HP NTYLL Championship Final

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North District 5/6 & 7/8 Playoff Schedule


Monday 4/23 – 7/8th grade 1st round Southlake 8-2 vs. Frisco Highland Park 16-1 vs. Plano West Allen 7-3 vs. Episcopal School of Dallas (ESD) Deuces 8-1 vs. HebronTuesday 4/24 – 5/6th grade 1st round St. Marks 3-2 vs. Flower Mound Highland Park Blue 18-1 vs. McKinney Frisco 16-4 vs. Highland Park Gold ESD 9-5 vs. Allen   4/25 in ... Read More »

Houston Christian HS hosts the 3rd Annual Middle School Lacrosse Round-up


On March 3rd, a great combination of Houston private schools and club middle school teams gathered at Houston Christian for the 3rd annual Round-Up tournament.  Participating teams included: St. John’s, St. Francis Episcopal, Kinkaid, HYLAX, Katy, West Houston, Klein, Clear Lake, Spartans Lacrosse and the Houston Outlaws.   The teams played 4 games in the preliminary rounds and then the ... Read More »