Since 1897, the Ontario Lacrosse Association (OLA) has been recognized as the administrative governing body of all levels (youth, junior and senior) and disciplines (box, field and inter-lacrosse) of lacrosse in the province. Over time, the OLA has introduced and delivered programs and services to assist in the promotion and development of the sport provincially.
The mission of the OLA is to govern, improve, foster, and perpetuate the sport of lacrosse in Ontario. We are the umbrella organization for all lacrosse organizations in the province and direct the development of technical programs, supervision of competitions and provincial championships.
The OLA also provides informative resources for those interested in the 'Fastest game on two feet'. For more information contact: Ontario Lacrosse at (416) 426-7066 or by fax at (416) 426-7382 or email.
Lacrosse is recognized as a sport that is unparalleled in developing; skill, speed, endurance and athletic dexterity. It accomplishes this by combining the skills of hockey, basketball, and many other sports to produce a unique sport of its own. There are seven different versions of lacrosse which are played today and teams across Ontario compete in:
- Major - Junior Box Lacrosse
- Minor Box Lacrosse
- Men's Field Lacrosse
- Women's Field Lacrosse
- Minor Field Lacrosse
- Masters Lacrosse
- Inter Lacrosse (Soft Lacrosse)