2016 – 17 High School Lacrosse Calendar Announced

The JLA Lays out Plans for a Blockbuster Year of High School Lacrosse 

The JLA is excited to announce an ambitious outline for their 2016-17 High School boys and girls lacrosse calendar. This year’s calendar sees a return of the Taino, Maroon and North Street Cup competitions, as well as the popular holiday training camps. However this year’s calendar also includes a fall program and competition aimed at developing experienced players and welcoming new players, teams and coaches to the lacrosse family. The new fall competition is dubbed the Matum Cup. Matum is a Taino word meaning friendship, which properly reflects the spirit and goals of the fall program, while continuing the JLA’s tradition of honoring indigenous people.

St. Hugh's celebrates a goal during the 2016 Maroon Cup Championship Game.
St. Hugh’s celebrates a goal during the 2016 Maroon Cup Championship Game.

Not outlined in this calendar are coaching workshops that will also take place in October, as well as national team training and development activities.

*This schedule is a general outline and players can expect and updated schedule with specific fixtures and practice dates and locations on October 9th at our HS Player’s meeting at STGC’s Emmet Park at 3:30 PM.

On the boys side, the JLA is hoping to add Hillel Academy and Jamaica College this fall. On the girls side, we are working to help Wolmers, Hillel and AISK form teams.

Get ready for an exciting year of high school lacrosse in Jamaica!

Matum Cup (Taino word meaning friendship)
Fall lacrosse is seen as the “off season” and will be a chance to welcome new players, schools & coaches into the Jamaica Lacrosse family with a spirit of friendship. So while there are games and a fall competition for the Matum Cup, (Matum is a Taino word meaning friendship) the emphasis is on skill development and growing the game in a spirit of friendship, matum, that would honor the Taino People.
Monday, October 10, Player Meeting at STGC’s Emmet Park Pavilion for all boys & girls
Tuesday, October 11, Training
Wednesday, October 12, Training
Thursday, October 13, Training
Friday, October 14,
Saturday, October 15,
Sunday, October 16,
Monday, October 17, Training
Tuesday, October 18, Training
Wednesday, October 19, Training
Thursday, October 20, Game Day
Friday, October 21,
Saturday, October 22,
Sunday, October 23,
Monday, October 24, Training
Tuesday, October 25, Training
Wednesday, October 26, Training
Thursday, October 27, Game Day
Friday, October 28,
Saturday, October 29,
Sunday, October 30,
Monday, October 31, Training
Tuesday, November 1, Training
Wednesday, November 2, Training
Thursday, November 3, Game Day
Friday, November 4,
Saturday, November 5,
Sunday, November 6, Training
Monday, November 7, Training
Tuesday, November 8, Training
Wednesday, November 9, Training
Thursday, November 10, Game Day
Friday, November 11,
Saturday, November 12,
Sunday, November 13,
Monday, November 14, Matum Cup Round 1
Tuesday, November 15,
Wednesday, November 16, Matum Cup Round 2
Thursday, November 17,
Friday, November 18, Matum Cup Championships
Holiday Camp
The Holiday Camp is an incredible opportunity to develop your personal skills, while learning from international coaches. The camp is held at STGC’s Emmet Park, and is run by volunteers from the USA. It is also a great chance to play against, and develop friendships with visiting American players your own age.
Monday, December 26, Holiday Camp
Tuesday, December 27, Holiday Camp
Wednesday, December 28, Holiday Camp
Thursday, December 29, Holiday Camp
Friday, December 30, Holiday Camp
Saturday, December 31,
Sunday, January 1,
Monday, January 2, Holiday Camp
Tuesday, January 3, Holiday Camp
Wednesday, January 4, Holiday Camp
Thursday, January 5, Holiday Camp
Friday, January 6, Holiday Camp
Saturday, January 7,
Sunday, January 8,
Taino (boys) and Maroon (girls) Cup
This is the most prestigious and coveted championships in the JLA annual calendar. The Taino Cup, named to honor the indigenous roots of the sports of lacrosse (The sport was first played by the ancestors of the Taino people in North America) is the boys HS Championship, while the Maroon Cup honors the roots of the perseverance of African slaves in Jamaica, and is awarded to the girls HS Champions.
Monday, January 9, Training
Tuesday, January 10, Training
Wednesday, January 11, Training
Thursday, January 12, Game Day
Friday, January 13,
Saturday, January 14,
Sunday, January 15,
Monday, January 16, Training
Tuesday, January 17, Training
Wednesday, January 18, Training
Thursday, January 19, Game Day
Friday, January 20,
Saturday, January 21,
Sunday, January 22,
Monday, January 23, Training
Tuesday, January 24, Training
Wednesday, January 25, Training
Thursday, January 26, Game Day
Friday, January 27,
Saturday, January 28,
Sunday, January 29,
Monday, January 30, Training
Tuesday, January 31, Training
Wednesday, February 1, Training
Thursday, February 2, Game Day
Friday, February 3,
Saturday, February 4,
Sunday, February 5,
Monday, February 6, Taino Cup Round 1
Tuesday, February 7, Maroon Cup Round 1
Wednesday, February 8, Taino Cup Round 2
Thursday, February 9,
Friday, February 10, Taino & Maroon Cup Championships
Tentative International Friendlies
The JLA is working hard to invite American HS teams to visit Jamaica during their spring breaks which take place from mid-February to April 1, depending upon which region of the USA the school is from. The JLA will announce the scheduled games as HS teams commit to travel to Jamaica.
Mid Feb – April 1 TBD Tentative International HS Spring Break Friendlies
North Street Cup
This is the oldest lacrosse competition in Jamaica and dates back to the spring of 2013 when Kingston College played St. George’s College in the first ever HS lacrosse game in Jamaica. The Cup is named after the small piece of North Street that separates these two prestigious schools. In recent years, all Kingston based HS lacrosse teams(boys & girls) have participated in competition.
Monday, April 17, Training
Tuesday, April 18, Training
Wednesday, April 19, Training
Thursday, April 20, Game Day
Friday, April 21,
Saturday, April 22,
Sunday, April 23,
Monday, April 24, Training
Tuesday, April 25, Training
Wednesday, April 26, Training
Thursday, May 12, Game Day
Friday, May 13,
Saturday, May 14,
Sunday, May 15,
Monday, May 16, North Street Cup Round 1 (Boys)
Tuesday, May 17, North Street Cup Round 1 (Girls)
Wednesday, May 18, North Street Cup Round 2 (Boys)
Thursday, May 19,
Friday, May 20, North St Cup Finals (Boys & Girls)
Summer Camp
Similar to the Holiday Camp is an incredible opportunity to develop your personal skills, while learning from international coaches. The camp is held at STGC’s Emmet Park, and is run by volunteers from the USA. It is also a great chance to play against, and develop friendships with visiting American players your own age.
Monday, July 3, Summer Camp 10-1
Tuesday, July 4, Summer Camp 10-1
Wednesday, July 5, Summer Camp League Games
Thursday, July 6, Friendship Games with USA Players
Friday, July 7,
Saturday, July 8,
Sunday, July 9,
Monday, July 10, Summer Camp 10-1
Tuesday, July 11, Summer Camp 10-1
Wednesday, July 12, Summer Camp League Games
Thursday, July 13, Friendship Games with USA Players
Friday, July 14,
Saturday, July 15,
Sunday, July 16,
Monday, July 17, Summer Camp 10-1
Tuesday, July 18, Summer Camp 10-1
Wednesday, July 19, Summer Camp League Games
Thursday, July 20, Friendship Games with USA Players
Friday, July 21,
Saturday, July 22,
Sunday, July 23,
Monday, July 24, Summer Camp 10-1
Tuesday, July 25, Summer Camp 10-1
Wednesday, July 26, Summer Camp League Games
Thursday, July 27, Friendship Games with USA Players
Friday, July 28,
Saturday, July 29,
Sunday, July 30,
Monday, July 31, Summer Camp 10-1
Tuesday, August 1, Summer Camp 10-1
Wednesday, August 2, Summer Camp League Games
Thursday, August 3, Friendship Games with USA Players