Oceanside Minor Lacrosse

Home of the Oceanside Sharks and the Oceanside Buccaneers


Field lacrosse registration is open!


Registration is now open for the 2019/2020 Field Lacrosse season!  Please note that we will need ALL interested players registered by August 15th, 2019.  This is so that we can form teams and release any players that still want to play but don't have enough for a division in Oceanside.  



Field lacrosse dropin sessions are on the go for July already!  They are free and available to boys and girls ages 8-15. Just fill out an OMLA waiver and bring it, along with your regular box lacrosse equipment to the Parksville Community Park fields! Come and find out how much fun it is to transfer your lacrosse skills to a big open field!
Monday, July 15th, 6-8pm
Wednesday, July 17th, 6-8pm
Monday, July 22, 6-8pm
Wednesday, July 24th, 6-8pm
Monday, July 29th, 6-8pm
Wednesday, July 31, 6-8pm

Field or box - what's the difference?

There are 10 players on the field at once: 3 attackmen, 3 mid-fielders, 3 defensemen and the goalkeeper.  Substitutions are done on the fly, mostly for the midfielders who play the entire length of the field.  Attackmen will generally remaoin on the offensive half of the field while the defenseme (Long poles) will remain on the the defensive half.  Players may exchange positions as long as another player remains in the area as a temporary replacement.  Unlike box lacrosse, there is no time requirement to take a shot - so the team can maintain control of the ball for as long as they can. 


As players discover their uniqueness, they develop into role players and learn to find positions on the field where they are most effective.


Cross checking is not allowed, and body checking is allowed only when a player is within 9 feet of the ball.  The stick may be used to stick-check another player, but use of the stick to contact another play-er's arms or body is not allowed.  Penalties vary in length from 30 seconds to 1 minute and 30 seconds, and are served on a stool near the scorekeeper.  

U9 Age 8 and 9
U11 Ages 10 and 11
U13 Ages 12 and 13
U15 Ages 14 and 15

Equipment Discounts

Kirby’s Source for Sports is open in Nanaimo, be sure to mention Oceanside Lacrosse when you are purchasing to receive a 10% discount on protective equipment only (not sticks).

Eddy’s Hockey Shop in Duncan, be sure to mention Oceanside Lacrosse when you are purchasing to receive 10% discount.