The LA Lacrosse Leagues mission is to help teach life lessons to school aged children throughout Southern California via lacrosse and to promote and advance amateur youth lacrosse in a safe and sportsmanlike manner and to create a culture where leaders, c
 
 
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The Talon Spirit Award measures a player's contributions both on and off the field; the intangibles that may even go unnoticed by most onlookers. The Spirit Award is given to the player who works harder than everyone else in groundball situations; the player who is in constant communication with his teammates, a vital part of the team aspect of lacrosse; the player who quickly offers words of encouragement to a teammate who has inadvertently turned the ball over to the other team; the player who respects all those participating in lacrosse (teammates, opponents, referees, coaches, and fans); the player who will never let his teammate(s) down; the player who has the most heart and never gives up; the player who cheers both in the game and on the bench; the player who works as hard in practice as he does in the game; the player who does the right thing whether in public or in private; the player who respects and honors the sport of lacrosse on and off the field in the best way possible. 

The following are past and current "Spirit Award' recipients:

Year
Name
Team
Division
Area
2008 Spring
Preston Clifford
Barrage
U12
WestSide
2008 Spring
Trey Fearn
Outlaws
U12
WestSide
2008 Spring
Daniel Halper
Rattlers
U12
WestSide
2008 Spring
Philip Thompson
Riptide
U12
WestSide
2008 Spring
Cooper Perkins
Warriors
U14
WestSide
2007 Spring
Zack
Barrage
U9
WestSide
2007 Spring
Aaron Forman
Barrage
U9
WestSide
2007 Spring
Nick Steinfeld
Barrage
U12
WestSide
2007 Spring
Preston Clifford
Cannons
U12
WestSide
2007 Spring
David Parker
Dragons
U12
WestSide
2007 Spring
Hugo Bertram
Outlaws
U12
WestSide
2007 Spring
Warren Saks
Warriors
U14
WestSide