The purpose of the 6U and 8U Divisions 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. 

8U is for kids aged 7 and 8 years old. 

Just like the 6U Division, 8U has some minor rule changes.


No two-line rule
No 30-second clock
Play with the 8U boards
Super Star rule is in effect
Only 3 goals by a single player will count toward the score.
If more are scored they will be treated as a goal (face-off) but will not show on the score sheet or scoreboard.


Goalies are introduced into game play with equal participation by all players. 6U and 8U are our key programs as we develop our organization.

Games are based on a house league format, with limited travel outside of High River. The reason for this is to allow for all games to be played close to home and reduce travel to and from games. Practices and games are typically limited to twice a week ie. Tues & Thurs evenings.

Equipment Needed

  • Helmet  : All helmets MUST be CSA approved for ice hockey. The helmets must have a chin strap and cannot be altered from their original state.
  • Face Mask: The mask must be CSA approved for ice hockey or a NOCSAE approved Calcoat mask. Model#411sr or #414Jr. All masks MUST be approved for helmet model that it is mounted on.
  • Mouth Guard: Mandatory
  • Shoulder Pads: One piece pad made of flexible durable material when fit properly offers protection for upper body and shoulders.
  • Arm Pads/Slash Guards: Light weight, hard plastic that offers protection for the whole arm, while allowing full range of motion of the arm at the elbow.
  • Back & Kidney Pads  : A one piece light weight plastic pad which offers protection for the back and kidney area.
  • Gloves: Box lacrosse gloves offer excellent protection and flexibility.
  • Short cuff hockey gloves can be used, but they don‘t offer the same grip or flexibility.
  • Lacrosse Stick: Stick Length PeeWee and down: 34"-46", Bantam +: 40"-46"
  • Athletic Support and Cup: Jock or Jill

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