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Welcome to Junior Bulldogs Lacrosse



Begins January 2024

Bowie Junior Bulldogs offers teams for these grade levels:

  • 1st/2nd grade Bantam
  • 3rd/4th grade Lightning
  • 5th/6th grade Junior
  • 7th/8th grade Senior

Weekly Practice   
Practices begin the last week of January.  Two practices per week.

  • 1st/2nd Grades : M/W 5-6:30PM
  • 3rd/4th Grades : M/W 5-6:30PM
  • 5th/6th Grades : T/TH 5-6:30PM
  • 7th/8th Grades : T/TH 5-6:30PM

Practice is held at Small Middle School. : 4801 Monterey Oaks Blvd., Austin.

Each team has at least one professional head coach and one or two volunteer parent coaches.

Weekly Game Information

Game play begins the last weekend in February and runs to first weekend in May.
8 Game season. Games on Sat or Sun.  No games during spring break or Easter weekend.  
Home games are played at Small MS or Bowie HS.

If you have any questions, please email us at OR


It is up to the player to bring his own gear to practice. The required equipment to play fall or spring ball is:

  • Helmet
  • Shoulder Pads *NOSCAE certified
  • Arm Pads
  • Gloves
  • Cleats
  • Stick
  • Mouthpiece



  • Be on time and ready to practice/play
  • Give maximum effort everyday
  • Display respect and teamwork
  • Commit to improvement 
  • Refuse to let mistakes (or fear of making mistakes) stop them
  • Wall Ball every week

Interested but want to find out more?

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1st/2nd Grade

Sticks In Hands

At this level of play our focus is on FUN and FUNdamentals.

Teaching the basic techniques of lacrosse. Scooping ground balls, cradling, throwing, catching, and
shooting as well as basic rules of the game.

Small sided teams and short field games provide for more 1 on 1 instruction and more time engaged in
the game.

We want every child to have fun learning, and create an environment where they will be excited to play!

5th/6th Grade

Pick it up

Here is where we get moving. Building on the fundamentals learned, the skills are scaled up for the next level of play.

Full field games, full sided teams, more refined stick skills, and overall quicker game play. Fundamentals
are still emphasized, now at a faster pace.

Game strategy and plays/play-making is introduced.
We work on specialized positions more while continuing to allow kids to try new areas on the field.

More development of lacrosse IQ. Off-ball movement, working in space, and basic intro to design plays.
More ball handling, less ground balls.

3rd/4th Grade


Fun and Fundamentals continue to be at the forefront of our goals. We want to keep kids engaged and excited about lacrosse.   

With many kids still entering the sport at this level, basic techniques will remain a major focus. 

Continuing with small sided teams and shorter fields, more team play concepts are introduced.  We also start to develop lacrosse IQ.  Creating and moving in space, and ball transition are explained and practiced.

Individual positions are introduced.  Attack, Midfield, and Defensive positions are practiced.  We rotate kids through each and see where they gravitate and show skill.  Face offs and Goalkeeping also begins here.

7th/8th Grade

Player Development

Fundamentals will remain at the core of instruction.

Focus will be on quicker sticks, quicker feet, and overall quicker play. Here players are moving into
faster skill sets and a higher pace of team play.

Players will be learning more advanced team concepts. How to work as a unit, and how involve your
teammates in the game.

Coaches will speak to intermediate strategy and play-making.
Conditioning, increasing lacrosse IQ, and sharpening skills to prepare players for the high school level.