LACROSSE IS OFFICIALLY OLYMPIC!
Did you know that lacrosse was played in the Summer Olympics in 1928, right here in Amsterdam? We are extremely proud to say that, after a few decades break, lacrosse is returning to the Olympics in 2028! So grab your cleats and your stick and you could be one of the players to represent The Netherlands in Los Angeles!
What is Lacrosse?
Lacrosse is a fast-paced team sport played on a football pitch and dates back to the 12th century in North America. It is also growing in the Netherlands, with our Women’s National Team winning the Platinum Division of the World Championships, and the Men’s National Team placing 14th in San Diego last Summer. There are clubs in all corners of The Netherlands, and so many of our players have made life-long friends (and even partners) through Dutch lacrosse. You can read more about the different types of lacrosse available in the About section of the site.
Most importantly, lacrosse is a sport that will help you in all aspects of your life. You will improve your fitness and hand-eye coordination, practice teamwork and strategic thinking, build endurance both mentally and physically, socialize with a diverse group of inclusive people, and also enjoy opportunities to participate on committees, boards, and more.
Who are we?
We are one of the oldest lacrosse clubs in the Netherlands! We have members of all skill levels, so experience with lacrosse, or with team sports in general, is NOT necessary to join the club! We have teams in all of the Dutch league divisions, offering you an opportunity to play with and against people with similar experience levels. We practice twice a week on Tuesdays and Fridays at Sportpark Middenmeer, and there are always experienced players and coaches to help you learn the game.
We offer a bit of everything you could want in a sports club. Based on your preferences, you could play just for fun and fitness, or you could work your way up into the more competitive divisions and even up to the Dutch National Teams. Off the field, we love to socialize, “stink and drink” at the bar after practice and games, throw parties, and put on international tournaments. We are growing, but work hard to keep our philosophy that EVERYONE can play and contribute to the club. There’s a reason reason we say: ‘There’s no “I” in Lons!’
Want to know more? You can Contact Us Here!