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2019 Season kickoff


Come to AYLA’s 2019 Spring season KICK-OFF event

Saint Louis School

Feb 15, Friday at 6pm

RSVP on Evite at:  http://evite.me/a6hn3B2eSx


  • Meet Kevin Cooper who played for the MLL and is now 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.
  • Enjoy PIZZA with friends & family
  • New & returning players & families welcome
  • Meet your Coaches and team mates & find out about the season
  • AYLA shorts, shirts, hats for sale. Cash/Check/Credit Card accepted

by posted 02/14/2019
NEW Location Saturday Clinic & Other News

Aloha -

1. Please be advised of venue change for Saturday's season kick-off clinic led by Kevin Cooper

SATURDAY 2/16 10am-Noon:   KAKA'AKO Waterfront District Park at 102 Ohe Street, 96813 (see map)

SUNDAY 2/17 10am-Noon:        Kapiolani Park (no change)

  • Register one day or both days of Kevin Cooper Kick-Off clinics at:  http://assn.la/Reg/?r=3:180269
  • Check in 9:45 am.
  • Bring your gear, water & sunscreen
  • Limited number of loaner sticks available.


2. Come to the Spring Kick-Off EVENT on 2/15 Friday 6pm at Saint Louis School.

  • Chalk Talk for Coaches & Lacrosse enthusiasts with Kevin Cooper at 5pm
  • Meet Coaches/team
  • Find out about season
  • Pizza
  • AYLA shorts, shirts, hats for sale
  • RSVP at: http://evite.me/a6hn3B2eSx



by posted 02/11/2019
Feb 2019 Clinics - REGISTRATION OPEN!

Aloha All -

1.  WW Clinic 2/9 -- register by clicking this link-->> http://assn.la/Reg/?r=3:180277

2.  Kick-Off Clinic with Kevin Cooper 2/16 & 2/17--  register by clicking this link-->>  http://assn.la/Reg/?r=3:180269

RENTERS: if you are attending the Kick-Off clinic and renting gear for the season, please register to rent AND email Eric Martin at martin91775@yahoo.com to arrange for pick up at Kick-Off clinic on 2/16. Please note, this year a rental deposit check will be required to pick up.


AYLA Board



by posted 01/23/2019
SAVE the DATEs - Feb 2019 events

SAVE the dates for the following February 2019 events:


  1. Feb 9 Saturday 9-11am – Windward Clinic – registration coming soon!


  1. 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!
  1. 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.


  1. SPRING Registration– Register today at www.alohalax.org.


Stay Tuned!




AYLA Board

by posted 01/21/2019
AYLA Spring 2019 REGISTRATION Open & other News

Aloha Everyone!

  1. 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.
  1. Lacrosse Gear
  • 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.
  1. 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.
  1. 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!                                                                         
  2. 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.


AYLA Board

by posted 11/12/2018
Passing of AYLA's Founding Father Rudie Schaefer

Aloha Rudie!

Good Morning friends,

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.



Click here to make a donation.  Mahalo Nui Loa

by posted 05/18/2018
Thompson Brothers Lacrosse shout out to Konawaena

Nice work Wildcats!

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.


Click here to download the video.


by posted 05/09/2018
Sharks top Konawaena for club lacrosse title


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by posted 05/08/2018
AYLA on Sunrise

Did you catch it this morning?

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by posted 02/21/2018
First ever Spring Kick-Off Pa'ina was a resounding success!
  • Over 100 attended this event where Board members, volunteers, coaches were introduced to parents & players and the latest information about the season were shared. 
  • Coach Kirk Dodson was awarded the 2017 Garret Kawamura Volunteer of the Year award -- recognizing his contributions as AYLA president, commissioner and coach. Congratulations Kirk!
  • Special Guest Bear Davis, MLL Coach of the world champion Ohio Machine, gave an inspiring keynote speech that really fired up the room and got everyone excited for the season. 
  • Shout out to YARD HOUSE restaurant in Waikiki & Eric Martin (chef) for donating $10 gift cards & free kids meal card to all attendees at the Kick-off! 
  • MAHALO to HS Division chapter President & Coach John Keogh for organizing and arranging for St. Louis School to host the event!

by posted 02/19/2018
Girls Clinic Sun 2/18
  • Over 30 girls attended the first all girls clinic at Kapiolani! 
  • Though it was cut short by the rain, the enthusiam and excitement were not dampened and all had a great time -- despite getting soaked! Go Girls!
  • MAHALO to AYLA coaches Eric Hiu and Rachel Hickey for giving the girls a fun & memorable experience! Special thanks to WW President Meg Fosnok for field support!

by posted 02/19/2018
​Bear Davis Boys Camp Sat 2/17 & Sun 2/18
  • 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 AmesChris DealKirk 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!

by posted 02/19/2018
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