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

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Girls Field Lacrosse (OWFL)

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2022 Season

 
Tentatively we plan on offering programming in the following age groups: 

  • U9-Learn to Play (2014 & 2015)
  • U11-Rep (2012-2015)
  • U13-Rep (2010-2011)
  • U15-Rep (2008-2009) 
  • U19-Rep (2004-2007)


Registration Link:  Registration is not yet open.  Hopefully it will be available January 2022.  We will announce registration availability on our website and on social media once it is is available.  Check back soon!

Registration Cost:  Team budgets and registration fees are being set.  Expect the cost for U9 learn to play to be in the $125-150 ballpark, and the rep fees to be in the $400-500 ballpark.  Check back soon!

Included in registration (Learn to Play):

  • Minimum of 16 hours of outdoor training (April-June).
  • Burlington lacrosse gear (t-shirt or tank top)

Included in registration (Rep):

  • Minimum of 29 hours of outdoor training (April-July).
  • 6-8 game weekends (depending on age group).
  • 13-30 games (depending on age group).
  • Burlington lacrosse gear (skirt and t-shirt or tank top)

Season start:  We are tentatively expecting to start formal practices mid-April.  Game days will start late-May.

Girls Field Lacrosse Info

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


Information on Rep Game Days

Plans are being made by OWFL for the 2022 Regular Season, and families familiar with the 2021 tournaments should expect a return to previous years' league play.  Games may start late-May and end in late-July.  
 

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

Game days are "tournament style" with many teams descending on a host centre to play twice in a day.  However for 2021 families should expect limitations and modifications to this model. 

Host centres could include:  Brampton, Guelph, Halton Hills, Oshawa, Orangeville, Kawartha, London, Kitchener-Waterloo, and Owen Sound.

Rep Commitment

Players in our rep program will have games on weekends and it is important to understand a commitment to that team is expected.  We are committed to allowing our players to play in our box lacrosse house league or rep programming.  But other commitments (other sports, or personal vacations) will be difficult to balance if we expect to not forfeit from lack of player availability.

Information on Learn-to-Play / Recreational

We are expecting in 2022 to run a "learn-to-play" / recreational program for players new to field to lacrosse, or those players hesitant in committing to a competitive program.  Families should expect this to be a fun and casual way to learn the skills and game play of the sport.  No experience is required!

The program is expected to run mid-April through end of June.

We will where possible give our recreational players exposure to game play through scrimmaging, exhibition games with neighbouring organisations, or fun game-days organised by the OWFL.


Information on Practices

Outdoor practices will likely start late-April. 

Location is TBD. 

Rep players should expect practices to be twice a week on weekday evenings.  Learn to Play should expect sessions to be 1-2 times per week also on weekday evenings.

Based on feedback from our boys field players, effort has been made to have one field and rep-box practice on the same night of the week for the U15 and U19 girls field and girls Bantam/Midget rep-box 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, U15 and U19 age groups play full-field 10-on-10 (including a goalkeeper). 

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 and the response has been overwhelming.  There is a chance with smaller league and roster sizes in 2021 that we may need to run formal tryouts.  If 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 emphasises the ability to find space.
-Different sticks / rules emphasises stick skills and hand-eye coordination.
-As players get older the game emphasises position specific skills.  The result is a position for all players regardless of speed, size or skill set.  There is a role for everyone!
-As players get older there are opportunities to play at a higher level:
*Several local private lacrosse organisations 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] or Atanas Tchorbadjiysky at [email protected]

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