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2024 Little Laxers 

How to Participate !

If you are registering for Little Laxers, please register for both CJYLL & Free Monroe. There is a $30 registration fee for all of the Little Laxer dates. 

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Little Laxers Monroe & CJYLL

Monroe Township Lacrosse is excited to announce a collaboration with the Central Jersey Youth Lacrosse League (CJYLL)

Monroe Township Lacrosse is excited to announce a collaboration with the Central Jersey Youth Lacrosse League (CJYLL) to offer clinics to both our boys and girls little laxers. These clinics are designed to expose Central Jersey K-2 grades to lacrosse, teach the basic fundamentals and promote a positive, long-lasting experience with lacrosse.

Monroe LAX is honored to have Anton Updale, an alumni of the Monroe Rec Program as the Head Coach of this program. Anton Updale and a few Monroe HS LAX players, both boys and girls will share their love and knowledge of the game to our little laxers.

In order to participate, we need you to register for "2 programs."  First, through the program so we can send you the sportsengine app invite to open communication. Second, you will need to register through the CJYLL website  for insurance reasons.  The registration opened on March 7th and closes April 14th. The CJYLL fee is only $30 which covers the insurance cost. Please see attached flyer.

The practices will be split between two central locations to accommodate all of the towns in the CJYLL program. 

The schedule is as follows:

Sundays, 12 to 1:30 and Fridays, 6 to 7:30

Robbinsville: Blakely Park (Top Field) on Sunday, April 14, Friday, April 26, Sunday, April 28, Friday, May 10 and Sunday, May 12

Monroe: HS Cage Field on Sunday, April 21, Friday, May 3, Sunday, May 5, Friday, May 17 and Sunday, May 19th

In addition, Monroe will be offering little laxer practices at NO Additional Cost at Veterans Park, 61 Avenue K in Monroe.  Boys additional practices will be held on Tuesday's, April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 and May 14 from 6-7.   Girls will have additional practices on Monday's, 4/8, 4/22, 4/29, 5/6 and 5/20 from 6-7.

You will receive a link to SportsEngine when you sign up, please download the app.

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Register for 2024 Spring Season 

Monroe Lacrosse Spring Program

Monroe Lacrosse Spring Season for both boys & girls grades 3-8 opens the first week of March.

Our Practices are held three times a week starting at the Monroe High School fields, then are moved to Veteran’s Park, Ave. K fields in April. All home games are played at Veteran’s Park. Ave. K fields. Games are held both weekdays and weekends. Games continue into early May, culminating in conference playoffs.

Spring registration opens in January with early bird discounts. We also offer sibling discounts with  regular registration.

Our Little Laxers Program begins in April and runs for 8-10 weeks. Our Little Laxers Programs welcome players Pre-K to grade 2.

Monroe Rec Lacrosse

Our MissionMonroe Rec Lacrosse is a community-based lacrosse program dedicated to increasing the exposure and enjoyment of the game of lacrosse to children in and around the community of Monroe, NJ. Boys and girls teams grades K-8.

Our goal is to place a lacrosse stick in every child’s hand within the community and to teach train and involve the larger community in supporting what we consider to be the greatest game in the world. 

The lacrosse season begins the first week of March and runs through the end of May. Our Registration for the Spring Season, grades K-8, opens mid-December. 

Monroe Lacrosse will offer fall 7v7 games, little laxer clinics and winter clinics.



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Congratulations to Director of Coaching Joe Garavente who has been selected to be a member of the Johns Hopkins Lacrosse Board!

Congratulations to Director of Coaching Joe Garavente who has been selected to be a member of the Johns Hopkins Lacrosse Board! The Board is responsible for setting the strategic direction of the Men's and Women's programs and implement directives to maximize the experience of the Hopkins Student Athletes.

Coach G was a High School All American-lacrosse player at Uniondale High School in New York. He graduated from Johns Hopkins with a BES in Electrical Engineering and was a member of two NCAA Championship lacrosse teams at John Hopkins and is a 3-year Captain of Pod for Johns Hopkins Mentoring Program. He received his MBA from JL Kellogg Business School at Northwestern University, where he was Head Coach for Northwestern Club Team for two seasons.  He is an active member of the Monroe Rec and HS lacrosse programs and is a resident here in Monroe. He is a proud father of two girls, two boys and grandfather of three.  

Coach Joe Garavente is currently an Assistant Coach for the Monroe High School Lacrosse Program. He has been an integral part of the Monroe coaching staff since 2008, overseeing the transition from a new lacrosse program to one of the top programs in Central New Jersey.  His accomplishments with Monroe High School Lacrosse include Two Time GMC Assistant Coach of the Year, Nine GMC Finals, Five Consecutive GMC Championships- six in last seven seasons. 

 Coach G has been the Vice President of Central Jersey Youth Lacrosse League since 2011.  Co-leading the effort to standardize rules, originated a playoff system and All-Star game for grades 5-8 for a 16 towns group. He is a leader in providing clinics and ongoing education for coaches and players. 

Coach G started the Monroe Rec Lacrosse program in 2006, designed as the feeder program for the new Varsity Program at Monroe High School.  He was the President of the program from 2006 to 2017 seeing growth to 200 Rec players and 120 HS players and has been the Director of Coaching since 2018. Coach G also started the 5/6 grade East Brunswick Rec Program as a joint effort with Monroe and EB- coached from 1995 to 2006.    

We would like to send huge congratulations to Coach G for this great honor of being selected to be a member of the Johns Hopkins Lacrosse Board. 

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