Founded by brothers Kevin and Shaun Lux, the Atlanta Lacrosse League is dedicated to providing a dynamic and inclusive platform for lacrosse enthusiasts of all ages and skill levels. Our mission is to grow the game of lacrosse, fostering a love for the Creator's game, and making it accessible to everyone who wishes to play. By offering exceptional lacrosse experiences, we are committed to nurturing a culture of respect, passion, and camaraderie among our players. Through our unwavering dedication to the sport, we aim to cultivate lifelong connections, inspire personal growth, and contribute to the enrichment of the lacrosse community. Join us as we celebrate the joy of lacrosse and create lasting memories together.
How we came to be
In the spring of 2015, the Atlanta lacrosse community faced a significant setback when DoubleStixx Lacrosse announced they were ceasing operations, leaving a void in the city's organized Men's Lacrosse scene. With no alternative for adult players that summer, lacrosse enthusiasts throughout Atlanta scrambled to find ways to continue playing the sport they loved.
As the winter of 2016 rolled in, brothers Shaun and Kevin Lux eagerly waited to see if someone would step forward to establish a new Men's Lacrosse League in Atlanta. Despite their anticipation, February passed without any developments. Finally, on March 1st, 2016, while watching a Syracuse basketball game, the duo decided to take matters into their own hands and committed to creating a league to bring the lacrosse community back together.
Shaun and Kevin faced an uphill battle with only eight weeks until their target start date of June 5th, 2016. They needed to secure a field, obtain insurance, order jerseys, build a website, and, most importantly, recruit 88 players to form four teams. The Lux brothers defied the odds through unwavering determination and a shared passion for the sport.
On June 5th, 2016, the Atlanta Lacrosse League officially launched with not just four but six teams, boasting an impressive roster of 136 players. The league's inception marked a new chapter in the city's lacrosse history, breathing life back into the Creator's game and providing an inclusive, thriving platform for players of all ages and skill levels.
Since its inception, the Atlanta Lacrosse League has grown exponentially and now offers both Men's and Women's Lacrosse leagues in the Spring, Summer, and Fall. In addition to their adult leagues, they have expanded their offerings to include Fall High School Leagues for Boys and Girls. On average, the league boasts over 300 athletes per season, with their most popular season in the Summer featuring over 500 participants! This continued growth is a testament to the Lux brothers' dedication and the thriving lacrosse community they have created in Atlanta. The league's commitment to inclusivity, respect, and camaraderie among players of all ages and skill levels remains at the core of their mission, ensuring a bright future for the Creator's game in the city.