About Girls Field Lacrosse, Girl's Field Lacrosse (OWFL) (Burlington Minor Lacrosse)

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Girls Field Lacrosse (OWFL)


Girls field lacrosse is back in Burlington!!


Did you know Burlington once had a successful girls field lacrosse program?  Between 2003 and 2009 Burlington won four provincial championships!!  

We are excited to once again offer girls field lacrosse in Burlington.  We are making plans to run a U11 team (2010-2013 birth years), a U13 team (2008-2009 birth years) and a U15 team (2006-2007 birth years).  

Please contact us if you are a player outside of these birth years and are interested in playing girls field lacrosse.  We could expand our offerings if there is enough interest.

A player living in Burlington has unique rules that apply this year.  Please read The Residency Rules Letter below

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Girls Field Lacrosse Info

The BMLA participates in the Ontario Women's Field Lacrosse League (OWFL Website)


Information on Gamedays
The 2020 Regular Season is expected to start
the week end of May 16 for U15 and May 23 for U11 and U13. All divisions will end during the Provincial Championships scheduled July 23-28. 

 
Games for U11 and U13 are typically on Sundays.  Games for U15 are typically on Saturdays.

Gamedays are "tournament style" with many teams descending on a host center to play twice in a day.  The result is a fun tournament atmosphere every week end.

Host centers are being scheduled but could include:  Brampton, Guelph, Halton Hills, Oshawa, Orangeville, Kawartha,  London, Kitchener-Waterloo, and Owen Sound.


Information on Practices
Outdoor practices will start the week of April 20 at City View park, and will move to grass fields in mid-May (location TBD).  Practices will be twice a week usually on a Tuesday/Wednesday and Friday in the 6-8pm time range.  *Note:  There will be some exceptions, schedules should be finalized and posted shortly.

Based on feedback from our boys field season last year, effort has been made to have one field and rep-box practice on the same night of the week for the U15/Bantam teams.  This should free up a weeknight for players and families.  Please provide feedback at the end of the season if this was helpful and should be considered for future years.

Team Composition
The U11, U13 and U15 age groups play full-field 10-on-10 (including a goalkeeper)

We expect to have a minimum roster size of 14 in order to effectively field teams.

Equipment
Girls field lacrosse stick.  A list of all approved sticks can be found HERE

Field lacrosse goggles.

Mouth guard (any visible colour other than clear or white, and must not have graphics of teeth)

Lacrosse cleats. Football and soccer cleats are viable alternatives.

Tryouts, Can I Play?, Should I Play?

Our girls field lacrosse is a new offering in Burlington.  The response has been overwhelming, however it is unlikely we expect to run formal tryouts.  If for some reason registration exceeds the number of players we expect to carry on a roster then we will let parents know in advance that our first few practices will be used as tryouts.

The concept of our program being "rep" should not scare away new participants.  We expect many new players and by default will be placed at the lowest level of league competition. 

There are many good reasons to consider playing field lacrosse:
-Outdoor play.
-Larger playing field emphasizes the ability to find space.
-Different sticks / rules emphasizes stick skills and hand-eye coordination.
-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.
*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.
*Field lacrosse is played internationally and is under consideration to be added as an Olympic sport.



Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have questions or suggestions for our field lacrosse program.  You can do so through the link on this page, or by contacting Adam Kennedy at [email protected] 

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