The Juniors team is comprised of a mix of 5th & 6th graders. This level of play introduces players to the game they will play in high school. The game is now played in a 10v10* (3 Attack, 3 Midi, 3 Defense & 1 Goalie) format. The playing field roughly doubles in size at this level and the stop clock is introduced.
*Some games may be played with a 7v7 format when a team does not have enough players to field 10 players.
The regular season runs in the Spring.
Practices start in January.
Games start in mid-February and wrap up by mid-May.
Most practices are held at Lake Creek Park in central Round Rock.
Home games are played at Round Rock Multipurpose Complex, Stony Point High School or Round Rock High School.
Away games are played all over the Austin metro and suburban areas including locations in the NW like Liberty Hill and those in the south like Dripping Springs.
Team practices are 90 minutes each and held 2-3 times per week depending on game schedule.
A sample practice schedule might be: 5:30-7pm on Tuesday & Thursday plus 1-2:30pm on Saturday. This season's practice schedule will be posted for each team in the Crossbar app when available.
Teams will play a minimum of 8 games during the regular season. Games are generally held on the weekends however at this level mid-week games may be part of the regular schedule.
The CTYLA plans to have play-offs for Juniors teams this season. Dates are TBD but could potentially extend the season by one week for teams who qualify. We will provide more information when it becomes available.
Team uniforms are included in the season registration fees and include shorts, shooter shirt and pinny (jersey).
To help mitigate the cost of purchasing equipment, rental equipment is available on a first come, first served basis during the registration process.
Equipment You Provide
At all levels of play, players must provide their own mouth guard, protective cup, & cleats. We do not offer these in our rental package.
Frequently Asked Questions
What if my player can't make all of the practices?
We strongly encourage players to make all practices and to take practice seriously. This is a team sport and practice with the team is important. However, we understand that an occasional absence cannot be avoided. Parents should inform the coach of a player's impending absence through the team app. Excessive absences may reduce player participation time in games at our older team levels.
Weekday practices start early - what if I can't get there exactly on time?
Please bring your player to practice, even if you will be late. 30 minutes of practice is better than none at all.
There are several youth lacrosse clubs. How do I know if my player should be a Rattler?
Currently, during the regular season the Round Rock Rattlers are the designated youth program for students in the feeder patterns to attend Round Rock High School, Stony Point High School, Cedar Ridge High School, Hutto High School, and any Pflugerville ISD high school. If your player is home schooled or attends a private or charter school without its own high school lacrosse program, your address will determine what public high school you are zoned for. If you have any questions about playing for the Rattlers, please contact us and we'll help you figure it out.
My daughter would like to play lacrosse, do the Rattlers have a girls team?
The Rattlers do not currently have a girls team however several girls have opted to play for the Rattlers in the past. Girls who play for the Rattlers play boys lacrosse with boys equipment. If your daughter would rather play for a girls team, please contact us and we'll put you in touch with the girls teams we know.
Registration Fee: $650
Registration Close Date: 2/1/2024
First Practice Date: 1/13/2024