2021 Box Lacrosse Season FAQ
Approximately at the end of February.
LMLA does not get notice of upcoming changes to the PHO. We know when you know.
Please be patient as things change on a daily basis.
It is our intention to be 100% game-ready this season. Under the current PHO, we will start with skills and drills at a three meter distance.
However, as soon as there are any changes to the PHO, we have solutions and strategies in place to progress:
- Skills and drills at three meter distance (current)
- Skills and drills with full contact
- Scrimmages (within team)
- In-house games (within association)
- Cohort game (inter-association)
There is an initial fee of $70 per player to register with the association. The $70 non-refundable payment covers basic costs for the association. This includes insurance, administrative fees (TeamSnap, website, COVID), and fees for BCLA and LMMLC. Your player must be registered to participate in any LMLA activities, including development.
Late registration is $90 and is in effect as of February 10, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.
There will be separate fees to participate in the regular box season.
Due to Covid-19, the format and costs for the box season are unknown. The season time frame, format and fees are dependent on the return to play policies within our jurisdiction and the BCLA guidelines.
Due to current PHO and BCLA guidelines, we have not scheduled any formal evaluations at this time.
Several factors will be considered when splitting the groups for skills and drills, including: experience, age, skill level, availability, and special requests.
However, these groups may be changed at any time as we move forward based on a re-evaluation of these same topics to ensure that the groupings are a good fit for all.
The primary focus will be to encourage all players to grow, develop and have fun during these uncertain times.
We will have formal evaluations before teams are formed.
The evaluation process is an integral part of the sport and is often a tough one for parents, players and coaches to go through. The information that is gathered may not be used to tier players from A-to-C; however, it is a learning process that benefits all and one that we see as being very important to all involved.
A specific number of head coaches, assistant coaches and helpers will be selected based on the number of players in each age group. The selection process for coaches is being re-evaluated and will include a review of past performance, past feedback, experience levels, etc.
All skills and drills practices will have at least one head coach and one assistant coach, both of which are required to have the appropriate level of certification and a current criminal record check.
Additional assistant coaches and approved helpers may also be used depending on the current PHO and BCLA requirements around the number of participants allowed in a facility.
Helpers may be parents or non-parents who have a criminal record check on file and have been asked to assist in particular situations without having any larger commitment to the group.
If you are interested in helping out, please complete a coach application.
While we are working with skills and drills, the coaches may change from session to session. This will be done with thought and consideration in an attempt to allow all players to work with all coaches in a positive environment.
Once we are able to form teams and prepare to play games, coaches will be assigned following similar practices as in the past.
Please submit any questions about the upcoming box season that have not been addressed above.
Thank you for your question. It will be forwarded to the appropriate person who will follow up with you directly.