Sometimes, a player puts his stick in the closet, then finds reasons for it to stay there. Now, there’s a reason to dust that stick off.

This Sunday, July 15th, will be the inaugural meeting of what, for lack of a better name, is being called the “Old Men’s Lacrosse Pick Up League”. This informal league is for players aged 35 and older. There will be no set teams, and given the busy nature of most people’s schedules, a “come when you can, leave when you have to” rule will be in place.

The games will begin at 4:00pm at Darden Towe Park. After picks, teams will play one game of 12 minute running quarters, take a rest break for a half hour. “Surviving” players will play another game with the teams shuffled. “Sane”, controlled contact will be allowed, however, uncontrolled or dangerous contact is strictly forbidden.

The current plan is to continue play on Sundays through the Fall, however, that is subject to change based on the majority of players’ schedules. There is no cost to play, however, membership in USLacrosse is strongly encouraged. (Note for the weak-of-heart: USLacrosse membership includes a comprehensive lacrosse insurance program for a full year!)

Players planning to participate should show up at Darden Towe Park between 3:30 and 4:00pm. If you have a pinneys or a favorite jersey, please bring that to the field with you along with your equipment. For more information, or to register your interest in playing, contact Jeff Young at: