Lacrosse in Victoria BC

by Jodi Baker on May 9, 2011

Lacrosse is an outdoor sport that originated as a game played by Native North Americans of the plains and eastern woodlands.  Today both field lacrosse and box lacrosse are played in Victoria, and this outdoor activity has a great history and a strong following in the Greater Victoria area.

There are two main types of lacrosse with well developed programs for people who are living in Victoria to choose from:

Box Lacrosse –is a fast-paced game between two teams of six players each, played within the confines of a walled “box”.  Traditionally, and across much of Canada, this game is played on ice rinks after the ice is out for the season, or temporarily covered.  Because of the temperate climate in Victoria box lacrosse is often played at outdoor purpose-built lacrosse venues.

For more information about Box Lacrosse in Victoria, check out the BC Lacrosse Association Box Lacrosse website.  There you will find contact info for the various leagues operating in the Greater Victoria area for youth, women and senior men, as well as a ton of information about tournaments, coaching, governance, and some pretty cool video too!

The BC Lacrosse Association also oversees Field Lacrosse and here you will find all the news you need about field lacrosse for youth, women and men.  This outdoor sport has been referred to as “the fastest sport on two feet” and is played by two teams of ten players (12 in women’s field lacrosse).  The men’s version of the game is a rough, full contact sport, and the women’s is limited-contact, and more skill driven.  Either way – it’s a fast game.

Whether Box Lacrosse or Field Lacrosse is your preference, you are going to find a team to join (or follow) in Victoria BC.  Lacrosse in another outdoor sport that is enjoyed by many people who are living in Victoria.

Jodi Baker

After attending grade school locally, Jodi enrolled at Camosun College, taking Business Administration and majoring in marketing. She graduated in 1991, the same year she was licensed as a Real Estate Agent and joined Re/Max Camosun. Since then Jodi has been been building her career based on a desire to provide friendly professional service to people who want to sell or buy properties in Victoria, winning several awards along the way. In 2003 Jodi joined Geoff McLean and Associates, and she enjoys being part of his team of real estate experts. The team approach allows Jodi to balance her career and home life, something that every mother can appreciate, especially when the children are young! Jodi also enjoys cooking, camping, traveling and music. She shares her Central Saanich home with her husband and two children, two border collies and a cat. Connect with Jodi on Google

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Kam Kott August 5, 2012 at 9:24 pm

Hi,

I am looking to join a lacrosse team but have never played the sport. Is there a league for my skill level?

admin August 7, 2012 at 7:34 am

Hi Kam,
I think you should contact the BC Field (or Box, if that’s your preference) Lacrosse Association to learn what they have to offer for beginners in your age category. Good Luck!

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