About Field Lacrosse (OMFLL) (Burlington Minor Lacrosse)

PrintAbout Field Lacrosse (OMFLL)

Boy's Rep Field Lacrosse (OMFLL)

 

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2022 Season

*Edited 2/15

Tentatively we plan on fielding teams in the following age groups: 

  • U9 (2014/2015)
  • U11 (2012/2013)
  • U13 (2010/2011)
  • U15 (2008/2009) 
  • U17 (2006/2007)

Registration Link:  Registration is now open! REGISTER HERE

Registration Cost: 

  • U9  $250
  • U11 $325
  • U13 $350
  • U15 $350
  • U17 $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 16 and ends with the Provincial Championships during the Victoria Day long week end (May 21-23).  The only exception is the U9 age group, they end a week earlier with a provincial championship the week end of May 14-15.

 
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.

Information on Practices
Indoor practices for U13, U15 and U17 will start before March break.  U9 and U11 will start after March break.  The indoor practices are typically from 5-6pm at the Sherwood domes.

Outdoor practices will start early April and will likely be at City View park.  Practices will be twice a week usually in the 6-8pm time range.

U9 and U11 will drop down to one practice per week for the brief overlap period when the rep-box season starts.

Based on feedback from 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 and U17/Midget 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

U9

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.

U11
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.

U13/U15/U17
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, Can I Play?, Should I Play?

The spring field lacrosse season is a "rep" program.  Information on expectation for "tryouts" can be seen HERE

However, 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 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]

 

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