Boy's Rep Field Lacrosse (OMFLL)
Tentatively we plan on fielding teams in the following age groups:
- U9 (2015/2016)
- U11 (2013/2014)
- U13 (2011/2012)
- U15 (2009/2010)
- U17 (2007/2008)
Registration Link: Registration is now open! HERE
- U9 (2015/2016) $250
- U11 (2013/2014) $325
- U13 (2011/2012) $350
- U15 (2009/2010) $350
- U17 (2007/2008) $350
Included in registration:
- 2-4 hours of indoor training.
- Minimum of 13-15 hours of outdoor training.
- 5-6 game weekends including provincial championship weekend.
- 10-15 games (~10 hours of game time).
- Burlington lacrosse gear (shorts and long sleeve or hoodie)
Season start: We are tentatively expecting to start formal practices as early as the first week in March. Game days will start the week end of April 16.
Boys Rep Field Lacrosse Info
The BMLA participates in the Ontario Minor Field Lacrosse League (OMFLL Website ).
Information on Gamedays
The Regular Season starts the week end of April 9 and ends with the Provincial Championships during the Victoria Day long week end (May 20-22). The only exception is the U9 age group, they end a week earlier with a provincial championship the week end of May 13-14.
Games for U9, U11 and U13 are typically on Saturdays. Games for U15 and U17 are typically on Sundays.
Gamedays are "tournament style" with many teams descending on a host center to play twice (or three times for U9) in a day. The result is a fun tournament atmosphere every week end.
In the past host centers have included: Burlington, Brampton, Ajax, Guelph, London, Welland, Peterborough, Scarborough, and Orillia.
It is unlikely there will be games hosted in Burlington in 2023 due to field availability constraints.
Information on Practices
Indoor practices for U13, U15 and U17 will start before March break. U9 and U11 will start after March break. Indoor practice time / locations are TBD and will be outside the City of Burlington due to Sherwood Dome availability constraints.
Outdoor practices will start early April and will likely be at City View park. The tentative practice schedule (pending confirmation from the City of Burlington and coordination with Rep Box tryouts / practice schedule). Based on feedback from last year, effort has been made to have one two-hour field practice per week for the U13-U17 age groups. Please provide feedback at the end of the season if this was helpful and should be considered for future years.
U9 Tuesday & Wednesday 6-7pm
U11 Tuesday & Wednesday 6-7pm
U13 Tuesday 7-9pm
U15 Tuesday 7-9pm
U17 Wednesday 6-8pm
The U9 age group plays half-field 7-on-7, with one goalkeeper, two defenders, two midfielders and two attack on the field. We expect to have a roster size of 10-15 players in order to effectively field a team.
The U11 age group plays half-field 8-on-8 with one goalkeeper, two defenders, three midfielders and two attack on the field. We expect to have a roster size of 13-18 players in order to effectively field a team.
These age groups play full-field 10-on-10 with one goalkeeper, three defenders, three midfielders and three attack on the field. We expect to have roster sizes of 15-20 in order to effectively field teams.
Tryouts & Eligibility *PLEASE READ CAREFULLY*
The spring field lacrosse season is a "rep" program.
Please register asap if you plan on playing this year. Having a clear picture of registrations will allow us to make early adjustments to our team plans and communicate effectively with our registered families. We will be reviewing our registrations and will decide if a team must fold due to low registrations by February 17. Those not registered by February 17 may not be able to get a release to play at another center if a team folds. Practices will start for all teams in March. U13, U15 and U17 will start before March break. U9 and U11 will start after March break. We will notify families in advance if there are more registrants than expected roster spots and these initial practices become a tryout.
We may decide to cut off further registrations if registration numbers are high enough to field a full team once a team starts practicing. Those attempting to register late may not be able to play.
Final date for registering to be eligible for play during the season is the Friday before the start of the third weekend of play.
The OMFLL is expecting to run a fall season again in 2023 and we hope to be able to run teams pending enough players. The fall field season would run from early September through the first weekend in October. More details to come in the summer, so keep your calendar clear!
Can I Play?, Should I Play?
The concept of our program being "rep" should not scare away new participants. It is recommended new players have some previous lacrosse experience, but field lacrosse experience isn't mandatory to start playing with us since the rules and gameplay are easily learned.
The BMLA evaluates a team's talent yearly to ensure they are rated correctly to play equal competition. Additionally, the OMFLL uses the MyLAXRankings to reseed teams after a few weeks of play in order to rebalance league play.
There are many good reasons to consider playing field lacrosse:
-Outdoor play in Spring/Fall weather.
-Larger playing field emphasizes the ability to find space.
-As players get older the game emphasizes position specific skills. The result is a position for all players regardless of speed, size or skillset. There is a role for everyone!
-As players get older there are opportunities to play at a higher level:
*Several local private lacrosse organizations exist that travel to the US and play in tournaments.
*Many Burlington high schools have started offering field lacrosse as an extra-curricular.
*Field lacrosse programs are offered at many Canadian universities.
*Field lacrosse is a more popular version of the game in the US and opportunities exist for players to play at the US level via scholarships.
*Professional field lacrosse leagues are growing in popularity and notoriety.
*Field lacrosse is played internationally and is under consideration to be added as an Olympic sport.
The season can't come soon enough!
Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have questions or suggestions for our field lacrosse program. You can do so through the links on our website, or by contacting Adam Kennedy at [email protected]