The girls' box lacrosse season starts in early April. Typically right after assessments for the minor box program teams hit the floor starting practices right away. Games will follow closely behind the first couple of practices.


Throughout the season teams will have the opportunity to participate in Zone games as well as invitational tournaments. The girls' box lacrosse program is ever-growing within Ontario, and even though Zone 8 has a strong girls' box lacrosse representation, there may not be a lot of teams to play locally. With limited teams to play within Zone, a limited number of games may be put on the schedule to start the season. However, the same opportunity for gameplay is extended to the girls via exhibition games.


Players can expect to be on the floor with the team, depending on coach and team interest, 2-3 times per week, Monday to Thursday. We try to ensure that all teams have the opportunity to participate in 2 tournaments per year. Floor times are typically 6-9 pm, with the youngest divisions starting earlier in the evening.


To qualify for provincials at the end of the season, each team must have played in at least 10 games (an accumulation of zone, exhibition, and tournament games). Zone playoffs take place in the last couple of weeks in July, and provincials take place in Whitby starting on the Civic long weekend.


Beyond Minor Lacrosse...


Lacrosse Canada - For the first time a Women's World Box Lacrosse championship will be held in Utica, New York in 2024. Players from 10 countries will compete to be named World Champions.


Ontario University Athletics - There are nine University Field Lacrosse teams currently in Ontario that allow players to study and play lacrosse at the same time. Check out: Guelph, Western Laurier, Ontario Tech, McMaster, Toronto, Queens, Brock and Trent for post-secondary education and athletics.


NCAA - there are over 125 NCAA D1 teams to play women's field lacrosse for in the United States of America. Great opportunities to study abroad, compete for scholarships and get an education.

Olympics - Lacrosse is coming in 2028! A fast-paced variant of box and field lacrosse will be played at the next summer Olympics.


WMSL - After minor lacrosse, you can continue to play in Women's Major Series Lacosse. There is no age cap to this competitive league. The league is seeing tremendous growth and currently includes the Arthur Senior Aces lacrosse club where many of the CW Riverhawks coaches have played, as well as seven other competitive teams.


If you would like more information on anything above, please feel free to email with any questions you have!


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