aloha youth lacrosse association
WHERE IT ALL
Aloha Youth Lacrosse Association (AYLA) was founded in 2003 as a youth club league and player development program for Boys and Girls, from Elementary through High School. Lacrosse is the fastest growing sport on the US mainland, with more high schools and colleges fielding teams from the West Coast/Pacific Northwest to the Midwest/Southwest and East Coast.
In Hawaii, lacrosse is small in numbers, but the youth league has grown every year and very quickly especially in the last few years. We continue to lobby the ILH-OIA for recognition as a varsity sport.
about the sport
Lacrosse requires the ability to run well and develop great hand-eye coordination. The game is derived from native North Americans, who for many centuries used the game to train for battle, or compete between tribes in place of war.
The modern game for boys involves 10 players on a team, with protective gear, passing a hard rubber ball with a Lacrosse stick to score in a goal on a field similar to a soccer field. Girls Lacrosse does not allow body contact and is played 12 on 12 with only goggles and a mouth guard. Girls Lacrosse and Boys Lacrosse are radically different and are referred to as 1 Sport, 2 Games.
AYLA head coaches are certified under US Lacrosse coach training programs. Most AYLA coaches are former college Lacrosse players, and many from top schools including Navy, Army, St. Johns, Rutgers, D-III power house Salisbury and Ithaca College, and other strong programs.
Their experience translates into solid development skills and values in our youth players. Many of our coaches are members of the Hawaii Men’s Lacrosse League and the Wahine League of Honolulu.
play in your area
The lacrosse season 2019 is finally here. Practices will start Tuesday Feb 26th at Kapiolani Park, 5:00-6:30. For the newcomers, that is on the Paki side of the park adjacent to the smaller parking lot. Bring gear and water.
If you still need gear, go to registration page to rental. Pick up gear 3/2 Saturday 4-6pm. See home page news section for details.
We have three returning coaches and some new coaches as well. More information will come out about coaches soon.
Let me know if you have any questions,