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Hudsonville Area Lacrosse Association - Age and Eligibility Guidelines

 

HALA follows the age and eligibility guidelines set forth by US Lacrosse.  US Lacrosse provides national leadership, structure and resources to fuel the sport's growth and enrich the experience of all participants.

HALA requires all players and coaches have active US Lacrosse membership, which provides medical and general liability insurance as well as provides youth lacrosse rules and guidelines.

US Lacrosse established these eligibility guidelines to promote a safe and sportsmanlike environment across the entire country. US Lacrosse believes that leagues, associations, and other organizers of youth lacrosse should provide playing opportunities that, as much as possible, aim to establish a "level playing field" among players of similar age.  US Lacrosse membership also conducts player age verification.

 

HALA Teams

 

U14 

This team is comprised of mostly 7th and 8th graders.  This team will play local and travel.

 

U12

This team is comprised of 5th and 6th graders that are U12 eligible.  This team will play local and travel.

 

U10

This team is comprised of 3rd and 4th graders eligible for U10. This team will play local and travel.

 

U8

This team is comprised of 1st and 2nd graders that are U8 eligible. This team will match up for local play with other 1-2 teams.

  

Hudsonville Area Lacrosse Association strongly encourages players to play in the appropriate age group. Playing up (in an older age group) or playing down (in a younger age group) is discouraged.  However, there are instances where a player’s size, talent level or other circumstances may make playing in the assigned age group less desirable.