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Desert Foothills Athletic Club




Welcome to Desert Elite Lacrosse! 

Programs for Boys & Girls Grades 2-High School 
Serving the Cave Creek, Care Free, Desert Ridge,
Gray Hawk & Norterra communities.

Tim Jones, Director
[email protected]

[email protected]
480-488-8485 DFAC office



Winter/Spring -  Regular Season - Grades 2-8
Winter High School - Regular Season - High School
Summer "Box" - Grades 2-High School
Fall Outdoor "Box" - Grades 2-High School

See below for Open Program Registration Listings

Registration Listing

Lacrosse - Boys Summer Box 2019

2nd Grade - High School
April 23 - July 25 (dates vary by option)
     OPTION 1:  Full Program - Outdoor & Indoor - $385
     OPTION 2:  Partial Flexible Program - Outdoor Box - $120
     OPTION 3:  Late Start - Outdoor & Indoor Box - $220
See webpage for full details.
$40 Sibling Discount
$15 Early Bird Discount before April 23
MUST HAVE USBOXLA MEMBERSHIP (select Arizona Outlaws at sanctioned league/event)

OPTION 1: Full Program - Outdoor & Indoor Box

Registration closes on 07/01/2019 at 12:00 AM
Season Dates: 04/23/2019 to 07/25/2019

OPTION 2: Partial Flexible Program - Outdoor Box

Registration closes on 07/01/2019 at 12:00 AM
Season Dates: 04/23/2019 to 07/25/2019

OPTION 3: Late Start Program-Outdoor & Indoor Box

Registration closes on 07/01/2019 at 12:00 AM
Season Dates: 04/23/2019 to 07/25/2019

Lacrosse - Mad Lax Skills Clinic

Boys Skills Clinics (2nd-8th Grade)
Level 1 - June 18-20
Level 2 - July 25-27
Discount for participating in both clinics

Level 2/Experienced (4th-8th Grade)

Registration closes on 06/26/2019 at 12:00 AM
Season Dates: 06/25/2019 to 06/27/2019

About us

The Desert Elite Lacrosse program is focused on providing our youth with the rewarding opportunity of participating in youth sports and Lacrosse in particular.  Our direction for Lacrosse is to promote the recreational value of lacrosse while emphasizing fun and respect for the sport.  We are proud to introduce the sport of Lacrosse to our community and the DFAC families joining the popular Basketball and Soccer programs. Lacrosse is currently the fastest youth sport in the United States and DFAC is excited to be part of the action.

DFAC Lacrosse started in the Fall of 2013 by running clinics for boys and girls in grades 3-5 in the North Phoenix Area. 

In January of 2014, DFAC launched the Desert Foothills Lacrosse Academy, running 3 Phases ending on March 29, 2014. 

In April of 2014, Desert Foothills Lacrosse launched our Spring League.  Skills training sessions we held during the week and small sided recreational games were played on Saturday afternoons ending in May. 

Our Desert Elite Winter/Spring Lacrosse program in 2015 is when competitive teams were formed for the first time and played competitive games and tournaments in January, February and March.

The Summer Season brings the Summer Skills training sessions and "Box" Lacrosse, with some sessions held inside at the Ice Den, and some outside at Casey's Sports World.

In the Fall we train to prepare our players for league and tournament play with the Winter session starting in December.  Sessions start in August and will end in November. Training will include some scrimmage games as well as Chumash.

The Winter/Spring Season kicks off in December and ends in April.  Boys and Girls teams will have 30+ practices and play 15 - 25 games each.  Boys teams will play in the AYL (Arizona Youth Lacrosse) and enter the Lax 4 Life tournament in December.

The Future of Desert Foothills Lacrosse?  In the coming seasons, we expect to add younger kids, starting in kindergarten and expanding to the High School age group.  We envision full recreational leagues for all levels, competitive club teams competing in local competitive leagues and tournaments in Arizona and neighboring states and getting a High School Lacrosse program in our local High Schools.  We plan to grow the sport of Lacrosse in the North Phoenix area and help to make is accessible to anyone who wants to participate.


Summer Box Lacrosse 2015

Summer Box Lacrosse 2016

Girls Lacrosse 2015

Girls Lacrosse 2015

Spring Lacrosse 2016

Spring Lacrosse 2016

Lacrosse Clinics for kids grades K-8

Saturday, January 5 at Horseshoe Trails Elementary School*
Girls:  9:00-10:30
Boys:  10:30-12:00
Equipment Provided

* 5405 E. Pinnacle Vista Drive, Phoenix (10 minutes north of Desert Ridge)



Girls Lacrosse Page

Cactus Shadows Falcons Lacrosse Page

US lacrosse

Pictures and video from our segment featured on Fox 10 Morning Show on 12/31/2018!

Fox 10 Morning Show

What is 'Box' Lacrosse?

Box is played 6 v 6 off the boards of a hockey rink, with smaller goals, bigger goalies, no long poles, tighter space and a much faster transition combined to equal increased skill at all levels.  It’s more like basketball and hockey than it is field lacrosse.  The benefits of Box lacrosse to the developing player is well documented and evident with Denver University’s box oriented offense domination in the NCAA, winning the National Championship in 2015.  What is less talked about is that Box, when played properly, is actually safer than field lacrosse, which is a great change of pace for field-only players...and a lot of fun!

USBOXLA provides a common structure and governance for nationwide youth Box lacrosse leagues, tournaments, and travel teams.  Additionally, USBOXLA provides support and member benefits to Indoor Sport Facility Owners/Managers, league operators, coaches and referees to assist their Box lacrosse efforts. 

USBOXLA Member Benefits Include
· Liability and property damage insurance for Sport Facilities, Box lacrosse league operators, coaches and referees.
· Ability to play the game of Box Lacrosse without compromising the integrity of game plays while ensuring the safety of its participants.
· Player excess medical insurance and liability insurance coverage.
· Official Box Lacrosse training materials, Official USBOXLA Rule and Situational hand book and certification for coaches and referees.

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