The St. Catharines Athletics Junior A Lacrosse Club competes in the Ontario Lacrosse Associations Junior A Lacrosse league.( OLAJrA) The league comprises of eleven teams, the Barrie Lakeshores, Brampton Excelsiors, Burlington Cheifs, Kitchener Waterloo Braves, Mimico Mountaineers, Whitby Warriors, Peterborough Lakers, Six Nations Arrows, St. Catharines Athletics, Toronto Beaches, and the Orangeville Northmen. These teams play a 20 game regular season schedule with the top 8 teams qualifying for the play-offs.
The eventual winner of the OLA championship series competes for the Minto Cup along with the winner of the British Columbia Lacrosse Association (BCLA) champions and the Alberta Lacrosse Association (ALA) champions.
Getting out of Ontario has been a very difficult task as there are always several very good teams in the OLA, Ontario teams have historically won 72% of the Modern day Minto Cup competitions.
The Athletics are poised once again to be a Minto Cup contender over the next couple of years as we currently have a very skilled and athletic core of players and we also have a very great crop of 1998, 1999, 2000 players that will continue to strengthen the roster over the coming years.