We hope the that you can quickly find your answers to your questions below. If you still have any question or comment, please feel free to contact us by using this form.

Buying Gear:

Dicks Sporting Goods   Thousand Oaks

Lacrosse Unlimited   Westlake Village

Play It Again Sports   Simi Valley (gently used gear)

Positional Info Boys:

Attack:  The Attackers job is to receive the ball from the midfielders in transition, and set up the offense. The three attackers must stay on the offensive side of the field.

Midfield: The three midfielders or “middies” are allowed to play over the entire Lacrosse field. They start the game with a face-off and play both offense and defense.

Defense:  The three defenders must stay on the defensive side of the field since there has to be four players(3 Defenders and 1 goalie) on this half or it’s a penalty.

Goalie: Much like all sports the goalie is one of the most important positions in lacrosse. The goalie uses a much bigger head and net on their stick to help save shots.  The goalie stands in a small circular area around the goal, called the crease, no one from the other team can go in the crease.

Positional Info Girls MS:








Girls lacrosse is a non-contact game played by 12 players: a goalkeeper, four defenders, four attackers, and three midfielders. Seven field players may cross the restraining line into the defense or attack ends of the field and four stay behind, not including the goalkeeper.

What are some terms I’ll hear often?  Below is a short list of common terms you may hear during a game:

  • Ball down – when the ball is on the grass it is considered “down” and no team is in possession.
  • Clear – is any action taken by a player within the goal circle to pass or carry the ball with her crosse out of the goal circle.
  • Hot – at the 10U and 12U levels teams need to attempt 3 consecutive passes before they can shoot on goal.  The referee keeps track and will announce a team is “hot” when they have satisfied the pass requirements and are able to shoot on goal.  There is no pass requirement at the 14U level.
  • Mark up – marking up is guarding an opponent within a stick’s length.
  • Middie back – at the 12U and 14U levels middies (midfielders) will stay back in the defensive zone if a defenseman advances the ball beyond the restraining line, ensuring at least 4 players are in the defensive half of the field.  Middies who stay back will often lift their stick in the air to ensure the referee sees them and doesn’t call “offsides” when the ball crosses the restraining line.
  • Restraining line – in full field play is a solid line at each end of the field 30 yards up field from the goal line which extends fully from one side of the field to the other side. The restraining line in cross field play at 10U is at midfield.  Failure to have the appropriate number of players on each side results in an “offsides” violation.
  • Scoop – when the ball is on the grass, players are encouraged to scoop it up, not “rake” it.  Players are taught to get low and scoop through the ball because raking (think pulling back, raking leaves) is a foul.
  • Shooting space – defenders cannot obstruct the free space to goal if not marking an opponent or playing the ball carrier within a stick’s length.
  • Sphere – is an imaginary area of 7 inches surrounding the head.
  • Three seconds in the arc – is when a player while defending in the 8-meter are remains in that area more than 3 seconds without marking an opponent within a stick’s length.
  • 8-Meter arc – is the area in front of each goal circle inscribed by two lines drawn at 45-degree angles extending from the intersection of the goal circle and the goal line (extended); connected by an arc marked 8 meters from the goal circle.
  • 12-Meter fan – is a semicircle area in front of each goal circle bounded by an arc 12 meters from the goal circles.


Game Day SCLA League FAQ:

The following is a summary of the most common questions and situations that arise on any given SCLA game day.

The most important thing to remember is common sense and that we are here for the kids to play lacrosse. Generally, there is not much more to do at the tent than help folks find their fields or game schedules.

Common Questions Or Concerns:

Guide families to proper to fields:

  • See the visual map at the bottom of this FAQ.
  • There will also be a poster board hanging from the tent or on an easel.
  • Each field has a number flag marker.


  • The BEST way to see the schedule and track your games is via a convenient mobile app call TeamSnap Tournament:
    1. Go to your mobile phone app store:
    2. In the app, sign in using your email address.
    3. Click the button “Follow” our tournament “2022 SCLA Spring Season”.
    4. Click on the “Division” button on the app screen.
    5. Select the division for your team. You can select as many teams as you like in any division.
    6. Then click “My Schedule” to see the game schedule for your team(s).
    7. Now you can see your favorite team, division schedules, and receive real-time scores, updates, and notifications.
  • The schedule is also posted on the SCLA website:

Volunteers: What are the volunteers required for each game?:

  • Scorekeeper: Home team
  • Timekeeper: Visiting team
  • Field Commissioner (yellow vest): Both teams

Emergency Contact Information:

  • Arroyo Vista Field Marshall: M ______________
  • First Aid:
    • Located next to SCLA tent on the EAST side of the
      pavilion…look for the red First Aid Flag.
  • SCLA Staff (this is a list of Town reps/ SCLA staff that have the most experience with game day operations. They may not be on the field.
    • For any emergency, please TEXT in the order listed:
    • Frank Johnson 805-338-6397
    • Tom Williams (805) 377-5714
    • Brian LaRue (818) 723-6700
    • Chris Reilly (323) 216-8271
    • Randy Parker (818) 599-4922
    • Kim Shapiro (805) 320-1292
    • Brock Jones (805) 551-4334

Lost and Found (L&F):

  • L&F items can be returned to the SCLA table and will be secured in the storage shed.
  • Please check the shed if anyone is looking for a lost item.

Tools (to repair equipment and gear):

  • In storage shed in plastic box.

Food Trucks:

  • Food and snacks are available in the parking area adjacent to
    the SCLA tent AND behind the Pavilion building.

Lacrosse Balls:

  • In storage shed (white/boys and yellow/girls)

Field Paint (for lines):

  • Field paint is in the storage container. Be sure to get the
    proper color for the relevant field.

Mouth guards:

  • Extra mouth guards are available if needed.
  • Quantities are limited.

Score sheets:

  • For the Jamboree and Championship Tournaments:
    • Score sheets should be returned to the SCLA Tent.
  • For the Regular Season:

What are the teams responsibilities when they are the last game of the day:

  • The last game of the day is responsible for:
    • Cleaning up all the water bottles on the sideline.
    • Please return lax balls to the field box at the scorer table.
    • Pick up cones and return to the field box.
  • SCLA has a contract with a field crew that will come and
    remove all of the equipment and return it to the shed.

When can I leave the SCLA tent?:

  • Please remain at the tent until a replacement volunteer is present.
  • Please do not leave the SCLA tent unattended.
  • If no one shows up, please reference the emergency contact list above.

First Aid

  • Where does the first aid person set up?:
    • hey should set up next to the SCLA tent or under the
      SCLA tent.
  • In the event of a medical emergency, if the first aid person is not at the tent and cannot be located on any of the fields, please TEXT Scott Blatt (Body Logic) (805) 390-5821
    • If you are not able to reach Scott, please use the
      emergency contact numbers listed above.

What to do if:

  • Referee is late/missing:
    • Girls
  • Call/text Joanne Gmerek (310) 426-0232.
    • Boys
      • For 12U Stars and above, proceed with a single official.
      • For single official games, text/call:
        • Chris Nevil (310) 346-0055) or Mike Avenali (805)
          455-7147 to notify them. They will help identify
          alternative referees at the fields who can ref the
  • If you do not hear back from Joanne and/or Chris or Mike, please try and identify referees that are not currently working a game. They often sit near a scorers table or the SCLA tent. You can identify them by their shirts/black jackets/black pants.

Not enough players:

  • Ask opposing team to loan players.
  • Agree with opposing coach to play with less players.

Problem spectators:

  • Do not argue or confront them.
  • Ask the coach of the team to talk to the parent.
  • If really bad, go to scorer table, ask for an officials time out to stop the game (if they have not already). The game can be canceled at discretion of the officials.
  • Report to SCLA rep (see above).