INTERMEDIATE TEAM


Try Outs

 

MAY 8th, 9PM  at the Stouffville Arena, Pad B


Registration: OPEN  (click on registration page) 
There will be no registration at tryouts. We strongly encourage you to register as soon as possible to allow enough time for the club, zone & OLA approval process. 

REP PROGRAM NOTIFICATION


Stouffville Minor Lacrosse Association (SMLA) would like to officially declare our rep teams for the 2019 season. We have chosen to make this declaration early so that our members have time to try out for their next closest centre, if they wish to participate in rep this season by playing for another team.


The following Rep-level teams WILL BE fielded for the 2019 season by the SMLA:

  • Intermediate BOX
  • Bantam BOX
  • Peewee FIELD and BOX
NOTE: The Ontario Lacrosse Association requires players to be registered with their home centre by 17 March, 2019. If players are not registered by 17 March, 2019, they become ineligible to play Rep-level lacrosse anywhere in Ontario for the 2019 season. Do not delay!


Due to a projected lack of registrants, we will not be fielding teams for several age groups. Because of this, we encourage you to take your interested child to the next closest centre. For most Stouffville residents the next closest centre will be West Durham or Uxbridge. To confirm for which centre(s) your child may be eligible to play, contact us at [email protected], and we shall be happy to help you. Tryouts for these centres may be proceeding now, or starting very soon, so please do not hesitate to contact us as soon as possible.

The following Re-level teams WILL NOT be fielded for the 2019 season by the SMLA:

  • Midget FIELD and BOX
  • Bantam FIELD
  • Novice FIELD and BOX
  • Tyke FIELD and BOX

NOTE: If there is enough player interest to field a Novice, Tyke or Paperweight BOX tournament team, we will make every effort to facilitate this. However, no final decision about such a team can be made at this time, as such a decision depends on the level player interest in each age category.


Program Philosophy


Today's athletes are stronger, faster, quicker and more skilled. 

In our new program, which has been designed specifically to improve player athleticism, our representative teams will train and play harder than ever before.


Our new weekly practice program will be a high intensity, 90 minute (30/30/30) session, focused on three core elements of becoming an elite lacrosse athlete:


  • Cross-Fit Training: constantly varied, functional movements performed at a high intensity to improve athlete fitness
  • Skills Training: Stick fundamentals and ball familiarity
  • Team Play and Strategy: ball possession and movement, transitions and positional play

General SMLA Rep Program Information

Thank you for your interest in the 2019 Stouffville Minor Lacrosse representative program. Please take a moment to read the following overview of our program:


  • - The SMLA rep program schedules it's rep program for weekday play with the exception of 3 tournament weekends.
  • - The SMLA has included in the program (1) rep team practice per week . Most practices will be scheduled on Mondays. Additional practices may be added by the coach/team.
  • - The SMLA will schedule an average of 1 rep game per week starting May 10th – July 26th. Most games will be scheduled on Wednesdays.
  • - The SMLA will register the team for 3 weekend tournaments (1 away, 1 local & OLA provincials).
  • - The OLA (Ontario Lacrosse Association) has implemented the rule that all D & E ranked representative teams must participate in their association’s lacrosse league. The SMLA, 8 week + DOC program runs Tuesday nights (2005-2010) or Saturday Morning (2011-2016) and will consist of skills training and games that will complement the player development model of the representative program.
  • - All SMLA rep teams will have non-parent head coaches. Parent volunteers with certification and VSS may be chosen by the head coach to complete the team bench staff.

  • - Peewee (2) Rep team fee is estimated at $465 (based on 16 team members) + local lacrosse $240/260 + **Rep jersey/shorts. Season schedule will include 2 tournaments + Provincials and 1 game per week + practice. Preliminary budgets will be reviewed with team manager.  Final player fee will be adjusted according to actual program costs, fundraising & sponsorship revenue.
    • Participation in house league is a mandatory part of the Pewee (2) rep program.

  • - Peewee (1) Rep team fee is estimated at $715 + **Rep jersey/shorts (based on 14 team members and includes insurance, OLA magazines, SMLA fees/expenses, Zone 6 & OLA registration fees previously covered by house league registration).  Season schedule will include 3 tournaments + Provincials and 1-2 games per week + practice(s). Preliminary budgets will be reviewed with team manager.  Final player fee will be adjusted according to actual program costs, fundraising & sponsorship revenue. 
  • Participation in house league is optional for the Peewee (1) rep program.

  • - Bantam Rep team fee is estimated at $590 (based on 16 team members and includes insurance, OLA magazines, SMLA fees/expenses, Zone 6 & OLA registration fees previously covered by house league registration+ **Rep jersey/shorts.  Season schedule will include 2 tournaments + Provincials and 1 games per week + practice (s). Preliminary budgets will be reviewed with team manager.  Final player fee will be adjusted according to actual program costs, fundraising & sponsorship revenue. 
  • Participation in house league is optional for the Bantam rep program.

 - Intermediate  Rep team fee is estimated at $500 (based on 16 team members and includes insurance, OLA magazines, SMLA fees/expenses, Zone 6 & OLA registration fees & jersey rental).  Season schedule will include 2 tournaments + Provincials and 1-2 games per week + practice (s). Preliminary budgets will be reviewed with team manager.   Final player fee will be adjusted according to actual program costs, fundraising & sponsorship revenue.

  • ***Each team has the opportunity to reduce player fees through team sponsorship & fundraising initiatives.
  • **For returning players, 2018 Jerseys and shorts can be worn for the 2019 season.