Glendale Lacrosse began in 2005 by playing box lacrosse in Bonsall Park working with the city of Glendale Parks & Recreation, the Arizona Sting Professional Box Lacrosse Club and US Lacrosse, the national governing body of lacrosse. The Viper Lacrosse competitive field lacrosse teams started in 2007, winning Coach of the Year in 2010, the HS Division II State Championship in 2012, and the JHS State Championship in 2014. Our program is one of the very few in Arizona that is vertically integrated with Kindergarten through HS teams.
In 2015 we were selected as a Charter Member of USBOXLA, the only player, coaching and referee development organization standardizing the box game as it’s played in Canada. One of the founders of USBOXLA is Matt Brown, Associate Head Coach of Denver University (2015 NCAA Champions), regarded as one of the great minds in lacrosse today. This past summer under our "Team Zona" travel team, incorporating players from 6 programs across the valley, we became the first team from Arizona to invited to compete in the USBOXLA Nationals against top box teams from Canada and the USA.
By incorporating box lacrosse into our training, with near constant off ball movement, tight spaces, small goals, and so much more we have a proven distinct advantage on the field.
Viper Youth Field Lacrosse 2016
Our club was founded on the core concept of developing all players. During the 2016 season the youth teams will compete in the newly formed league, Arizona Youth Lacrosse (AYL), while the HS plays in the Arizona Lacrosse League (ALL). To the extent possible, playing time will be distributed evenly. This is achieved by platooning players across positions so that win or lose; everybody plays, contributes and has fun. All teams will incorporate field and box lacrosse training for the most touches and fastest paced development possible.
JHS 8th - Top youth team competing for the Arizona Youth Lacrosse State Championship
JHS 7th - A team with a mix of recreational and developing competitive players
5/6th - Full sized field, 5th, 6th and advanced 4th grade players, 10v10
18 weeks beginning November 30 and continuing through the week of April 9. During the fall leading up to the start of games, the practice schedule will remain set. Once games begin we will reduce practices for games. All practices are 6-8pm on weekdays and between 8-12pm (depending on division) on Saturdays.
Field - Thunderbird Paseo Park, 6000 W Thunderbird Rd, Glendale, AZ 85306
Box - Bonsall Park Box Rink, 5821 W Bethany Home Rd, Glendale, AZ 85301
Youth Season Game Schedule:
10 weeks / 24 games total beginning Jan 23 and ending April 9 with the Cactus Cup season ending tournament. Jamboree style games with potential Friday Night Light and home games depending on field availability. Easter break and 1-2 weeks off for spring breaks, Super Bowl, etc.
Since 2005 we have run over 100 no-cost PE Lacrosse Clinics in schools across Peoria Unified, Deer Valley Unified, and DYSART school districts. If you want a PE Lacrosse Clinic at your school just ask your PE teacher and contact to get on the schedule!!!