Caterham has an outstanding reputation in lacrosse and consistently finishes in the top four schools at the annual National Schools’ tournament.  High standards are expected throughout all the age groups, from the U12’s through to the 1st X.

All girls play lacrosse with sessions taking place in games afternoons and at after school turnouts. Our aim is to field as many teams as possible with the U12 and U13 having A, B, C & D teams and U14’s having A, B & C teams. At U15 there are A & B teams while the seniors are split between 1st, 2nd, and 3rd X’s.

Our goal is for each player to realise their potential and ambition within the sport. In addition to squad training, players’ individual development is supported by skill specific sessions, including fitness, goal setting, stick work and shooting. At the elite end of our programme, our top athletes are supported by twice-weekly Athletic Development sessions in our performance gym. Within our senior programme, our play is supported by video analysis sessions as well as speed, agility and power micro dosing sessions.

A Caterham Lacrosse player is competitive while maintaining good sportsmanship and an understanding that success is not individual but comes through team play. These ideals are instilled by a group of highly skilled coaches who have played and coached at International level. Our current Director of Lacrosse, Miss Waterman is Head of the London South Regional academy and coaches on the National pathway.

We have fantastic staff to player ratios at every training session and all levels of player are taught skills appropriate to their ability and in a group size that will facilitate learning.

We have a proud tradition of competition against the top performing schools in the nation. For many girls, their competitors then become teammates upon selection to international, regional or county squads. Proudly, at the last home internationals, we had six players representing England, Scotland and Wales.

Caterham Lacrosse teams regularly tour to the USA where their skills are tested even further whilst allowing the players to immerse themselves in a different sporting culture. We also encourage all of our players to join an outside of school lacrosse club to further their skill set. We have brilliant links with Caterham Cougars Lacrosse Club and many of our players train and play with them on a Sunday.

To see regular updates and news from our lacrosse programme, follow us on social media: Twitter – @CaterhamLax

Term: Autumn & Spring

Teams: 1st X, 2nd X, 3rd X, U15 A&B, U14 A,B&C, U13 A,B,C&D, U12 A,B,C&D


Mrs. Pippa Burtenshaw

Director of Lacrosse

Email: [email protected]

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