U8 is for players aged 4 to 6 (as at December 31 of current year).

Dates for games/practices for Mini Tykes: 
1 x 1 hr practice per week  
Season Start and End Dates:  Early April - Mid June
There are a north and a south division.  Due to our location, we can play in one or the other.  If we have two teams we usually play in both.  Last season we had one team and they played in the north.  That includes Nanaimo, Oceanside, Port Alberni, Campbell River, and Comox.  The south includes Westshore, Saanich, Esquimalt, and Peninsula.  When we have two teams we try to split them geographically as best we can with people living south of Duncan heading south and people living in Duncan and north headed up island.  There is usually a wind-up tournament.

*  Players on Floor:  3 on 3 - plus a goalie
*  Floor: Crosscourt floor
*  Nets:  3 x 3
*  Game Time:  3 x `15 min run time periods.
*  Face Off:  Yes
*  Shifts:  3 min.
*  Contact:  Place and Push
*  Penalties:  None
*  Officials:  Referees
*  Score:  None
*  Balls:  CLA Approved
*  Goalies:  Yes
*  Special Rules:  Fall Back Rule

The purpose of the U6 and U8 Program is to introduce, emphasize and develop the fundamental skills of the game of lacrosse.  The focus of the practices, as well as games, is to promote an environment that encourages participation, skill development and above all else an enjoyment of the game.

Throughout the season, in order to encourage the development of this environment, there will be no standings for U6 and U8.  "RO" will be displayed in place of a game score to show a game has been played.  Please note that although standings are not kept or posted, standard game results procedures must be followed (ie sending in the scoresheets after each game).

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