Our Shamrocks online store is now available here with lots of options to choose from!
Great news!!! We have secured Varsity View Sportsplex and Allard arena for the 2023 Box Lacrosse Season!!!
This means we are back in our catchment for this season and hopefully the foreseeable future.
Because ice removal dates vary, here is the schedule we have been able to firm-up:
4x4 Camp, April 3rd-6th (Mon-Thurs)
Practices: Mondays-Thursdays April 10th-13th, April 17th-20th
Games/Practices: Monday-Thursday, April 24th-27th
We then move to practices on Saturday/Sundays for May 6th-7th and May 13th-14th. Games will be scheduled away (Mon-Thurs) May 1st-4th and May 8th-11th during this period.
As of May 15th, we will officially move to Allard arena for the remainder of the season. Our time slots will revert back to Monday-Thursday.
Registration is now OPEN!!!
Deadline of March 31st fast approaching!
Registration for the 2023 Box Lacrosse Season is now officially open! Please click here to register through the RAMP system.
Please note that the 4x4 camp is included in the cost of registration.
We are also happy to announce that despite global inflation, the Shamrocks board has decided to keep the cost of registration the same as last year (which had been previously reduced). Our goal has been and will continue to focus on the growth of the game. It is important to us to have as many ahtletes playing box lacrosse as possible by keeping registration cost down.
Another great Discovery program now under wrap!
Volunteers are needed!
The following positions need dedicated volunteers:
1. Numerous Board Representatives
Please refer to the Contact Us page for additional information.
Welcome to the home of the The West Zone Shamrocks Lacrosse. The Shamrocks are part of the Red River Lacrosse league which provides competitive lacrosse for the ages of 4-21. We are a not for profit organization which is run by a group of dedicated volunteers.
**New for 2022** All games are played indoors and our home games are all based out of Century arena.
Native Americans are the creators of lacrosse. The sport was developed by the Native Americans as a way for conflict resolution, the training of young warriors and as a religious ritual.
In the 1930's, box lacrosse was invented in Canada as a summer sport for hockey players. There are two types of lacrosse - box and field however the most common version for Canadians, is box. The game is usually played in the spring and summer months in an ice hockey arena after the ice has been removed. Skills are used from a variety of sports - the running of soccer, team play of basketball, and the passing, shooting and contact of hockey.
Box lacrosse is a full contact team sport using a solid rubber ball and a lacrosse stick. The lacrosse stick is a long handled racket in which the head of the stick has a loose net strung into it that allows the player to hold the lacrosse ball.
A lacrosse team consists of a goalkeeper and five runners. The goal is smaller in box than in field lacrosse and the goaltender wears much more protective padding. Within thirty seconds of gaining possession of the ball, the attacking team must take a shot on goal. The object of the game offensively, is to use the lacrosse stick to catch, carry and pass the ball in an effort to score on the opponent's goal. When teams are on the defense, the object is to keep the opposing team from scoring and to dispossess them of the ball through the use of stick checking and body contact.
Lacrosse provides exceptional conditioning. Box lacrosse players are rewarded for their coordination and agility.