Oceanside Minor Lacrosse

Home of the Oceanside Sharks and the Oceanside Buccaneers


Annual General Meeting

The Oceanside Minor Lacrosse Annual General Meeting will be taking place on Wednesday, October 23rd at the Muti-Purpose room of Oceanside Place Arena at 7:00 PM. There are a couple of Executive Positions that will be coming vacant this year, so if you have ever wanted to get involved, please do come out and see what it's all about! We are a generally pleasant bunch of parents-of-lacrosse-players, and those that attend the AGM get their names entered to win 2 half-price registrations for the upcoming box season!

Field lacrosse 2019/2020



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.  


U7 Age 6 and 7
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.