Canton Youth Lacrosse
Boys Grades 3-8

The Canton Recreational Lacrosse program was started 18 years ago and is administered through Canton Leisure Services.  Programs include:

Fall season: Sept.-Nov., six games
Gym time: Jan.- Feb., stick work
Spring season: Mar.-May, 10 games, two tournaments
Summer travel team: June-July, three tournaments

Players are grouped by grade- 3rd / 4th , 5th / 6th , 7th/8th grade.
All skill levels are welcome !
Contact Canton Leisure Services at Canton Sports Center at 734-483-5600
or visit its website to register or for more information

For Girls Lacrosse Programs -- Please contact Canton Sports Center 



2018 High School Showcase

78A vs Ann Arbor at U of M
April 21, 2018


Canton Lacrosse

Honey Badgers 5/6 Summer Travel Team
2018 Best of the Midwest Champions

Canton Lacrosse Day at U of M
April 23, 2016

 2016 Midwest Lax Bash Champions - 7/8

2016 Midwest Lax Bash Champions - 5/6

2015 D Town Holiday Classic Champions - 7/8

 2015 Honor the Game Champions - 7/8 



Big win at 'Big House'
By Tim Smith, May 1, 2015
Observer and Eccentric Newspapers

What could be better for a bunch of seventh and eighth graders to spend the day at the Big House in Ann Arbor?

For the Canton Youth Lacrosse 7th/8th grade team, it was the chance to compete on Youth Lacrosse Day at the University of Michigan, April 25, 2015.

The team squared off against Belleville prior to U of M's D1 lacrosse game with Penn State.



3rd Grade Through High School
Fundamentals & Advanced Skills


C1X - 3 Seasons of Lacrosse
Summer - 4 Day Camp, 5 v 5, Face Off Clinics
Fall - 5 v 5, Lax Academy
Winter - Box Lacrosse, Skill Drills
Registration & details at



Drills - Drills - Drills

Scrimmage every Day
Focus on Fundamentals 

              "Youth lacrosse on the rise in Canton"

        Youth lacrosse is growing by leaps and bounds in Canton, and the Canton Youth Lacrosse Club is celebrating on-field success and enough demand to expand the program.
        First for the team successes: the CYLC's team in the division for grades 5-6 won the championship in the Midwest LaxBash Tournament and finished with a 22-2 record.
        And the club’s team in the division for grades 7-8 finished in the semifinals at the tourney, completing the year with a 16-4 mark.   
        The CYLC is operated by Canton Leisure Services and is the only local recreational lacrosse program serving the Plymouth and Canton communities.
        Lacrosse is one of the area’s fastest growing sports, as underscored by enrollment figures for the CYLC.
        When the program got started six years ago, there were about 36 players for two teams (grades 5-8) and coaches struggled to fill rosters.
        Now, there are six teams, from grades 3-8, with more than 120 players and a registration waiting list annually.


--- from June 12, 2014, Observer Eccentric Newspapers(page 20 of .pdf)




16 Quotes from TEAM USA
"Play for the guy standing next to you.” – Matt Abbott, midfield

“One thing happens every day: You either get better or you get worse.”
-Jesse Bernhardt, defense

“Stop thinking and just play.”
– Dan Burns, midfield

“Don't dwell on mistakes, because it will only cause more.”
– Ned Crotty, attack

“Play with a controlled aggression.”
– Tucker Durkin, defense

“It’s all about the little things.”
– Michael Evans, defense

“Outwork the guy next to you.”
– Kyle Hartzell, defense

“If you can pick up a ground ball you’ll play for any team you want.”
– Marcus Holman, attack

“The difference between you and me is I don’t forget how good you are, but you do.”
– David Lawson, midfield

“Be fast on the field physically, but play slow mentally. Basically, play hard but play smart.”
– Kevin Leveille, attack

"If you do not hustle in every facet of the game, there is no room for you in this sport."
– Matt Mackrides, midfield

"There are guys who play lacrosse, and there are lacrosse players."
Brendan Mundorf, attack

“Character is what you do when no one is watching.”
– Paul Rabil, midfield

“Move on to the next one. You can’t make every save or score every shot. Have a short memory and get the next one.”
– Jesse Schwartzman, goalie

“Play with no fear of failure.”
– Max Seibald, midfield

“Be cool to the pizza dude.”
– Steele Stanwick, attack