Feb 15 Friday 6pm KICK-off Event @ Saint Louis - special guest pro player Kevin Cooper
Kevin has been playing for Wimmer Elite team at our international October tournament on Oahu for the past 3 years. He is originally from Baltimore (played at Maryland) and has played for multiple teams in the MLL, and is part of the new Premier Lacrosse League starting this Summer. He is the head coach at La Costa Canyon High School in San Diego, and makes his living by playing and coaching lacrosse.
PIZZA social, Coach/Team meet-ups and Season details – Don’t miss this event!
EVITE link will be sent out soon!
Feb 16 & 17 Sat/Sun 10am-Noon - Season Opener Clinic with pro player & coach Kevin Cooper of the Premier Lacrosse League – Registration will open soon.
SPRING Registration– Register today at www.alohalax.org.
2019 SPRING Registration is LIVE! - Early bird discount until 12/31
Check FAQ tab under “About AYLA” for more info.
Season calendar should be posted soon; Game day times TBD.
Return players are expected to have their own gear next season.
Limited supply of rental gear is available on a first-come-first serve basis for new players. Register to rent online.
A great offer from Lax.com for AYLA members is back -- Promo code is Aloha20 at www.lax.com valid until 12/31/18. Get 20% off your order.
Black Friday deals will be coming up, too, so be on the lookout at all lacrosse retailers.
Sports Gear Warehouse in Kaneohe has a very limited supply of protective gear and sticks at 50% off until supplies last. This local store may stock more gear if there is interest locally.
NEW UNIFORM Policy for 2019
All players will be asked to wear BLACK athletic shorts. You can wear your own short or buy the new AYLA logo black shorts available at our soon to open AYLA store online.
Team Jerseys will still be provided for the season.
NEW Leeward Area in the works! If you or know anyone is interested in youth lacrosse in the Leeward area, please email
. Players, volunteers and coaches needed!
2019 VOLUNTEERS Wanted – AYLA programs are possible only with a community of volunteers. We have many roles available that fit everyone’s commitment level and skill sets. Also new this year are volunteer incentives that can lower your playing expenses. Please indicate your area of interest when registering.
It is with deep sadness that I report the passing of Rudie Schaefer last night at 7:44pm EST surrounded by family in Connecticut. The founder of AYLA and a patriarch of Hawaii lacrosse, Rudie left an indelible impact as a men's league player, lacrosse parent, coach, referree, and AYLA president for well over a decade since its founding in 2003. He will be greatly missed.
Please keep his family in your prayers as they go through this difficult time. We will share with you information regarding any future service/event planned in Rudie's honor.
The famed Thompson brothers at Thompson Brother Lacrosse Group gives a shout out to the Konawaena Wildcats and show their support for growing the game in Hawaii. The Wildcats finished a strong season playing in the Founders Cup finals on Oahu this year.
Nearly 40 boys attended the camp over 2 days participating in drills and learning techniques from Coach Bear Davis.
Coach Bear handed out Ohio Machine swag to all participants at the end of the fun event. We look forward to his return to Hawaii!
MAHALO to AYLA coaches Kento Ames, Chris Deal, Kirk Dodson and Tom Syverson for working with Coach Bear and all the boys! Also special mahalo to Erik Jul & the Men's league for last minute field support and to Eric & Jen Martin for issuing gear & checking in the kids!
On Feb. 10, the Honolulu Sharks team with family and friends spent a beautiful Saturday morning participating in Matson's Beach Clean up program, Ka Ipu 'Aina. Matson awards a $1000 donation to non-profit organizations that participate in this program. The team will use the grant towards their participation in the annual Big Island trip promoting youth lacrosse to play teams at Hawaii Preparatory Academy & Konawaena High School. Check out these photos! Way to go Sharks!
AYLA had a successful ESPN event at Aloha Stadium on Saturday 2/3/18! No rain & lots of kids introduced to lacrosse & AYLA.
GIANT MAHALO to Meg Fosnok (Windward Area President), Tom Syverson (USL Hawaii Chapter President/Coach) and Rick Ruggles (AYLA VP/Coach) for taking the lead on this effort. And a special thanks to Ref Bill Vanmanen, the Holmes family, and the Bailey family for helping out! GO AYLA!