Player Releases & Exemptions


Lacrosse in Calgary is a boundary sport. Axemen boundaries can be fond here. However, some players move addresses after playing most of their youth with another club. Some players play other sports within other club boundaries (school). These release forms are brought to the Axemen board for review. The board reviews the ramifications of each release and makes a decision on the release request at monthly meetings (Jan-Mar). The release form must be sent to the President 7 days before the board meetings so all executive can review. The release is then sent to the the self governing body (CDLA) for other club concerns and signatures. These releases usually set precedents and are reviewed thoroughly. Upon written approval, the player is released from the Axemen to other clubs. The Axemen may initiate a release due to low enrollment on any particular age group. These are yearly releases only.

Player Release Form



Each year some players are exempt from playing in there “natural” birth age division. Common reasons are height and weight compared to the players peer group. Some are for convenience (two kids in two seperate divisons, one year apart). The process of this form is that the parent fills it out and sends it to the President of the Axemen. The Axemen president will present it to the self governing committee (CDLA) before the season starts and teams are formed (early March). Other clubs within the CDLA have the opportunity to object to this application. The Axemen, upon written notification from the CDLA, will notify the parent of the decision on the exemption. The Axemen will perform due diligence on all applications. This exemptions are only one year exemptions.

Player Exemption Form





After registering in the Intent-to-Play, the player makes the exemption request to their former Minor Lacrosse Club. If the Minor Club and the Minor LGB approve the exemption request, the Minor LGB sends the request to the RMLL.

  • Player registers in Intent-to-Play and pays the ALA Player Registration Fee  
  • Player sends request to play overage U17 to Minor Club. Request includes reason for exemption request, player DOB, player height, weight and number of years played.  
  • Minor Club approves or denies  
  • If Minor Club approves, the Club requests approval from Minor LGB President  
  • If Minor LGB President approves, the request to release goes to the RMLL Executive Director requesting approval  
  • RMLL President then approves or denies  
  • If RMLL President approves, then the RMLL moves the player from the Intent-to-Play to the Minor LGB/Minor Club  
  • Once the player is moved from the RMLL to Minor, the ALA Executive Director is notified and will adjust the Minor Club Team Registration Fee by the ALA Player Registration Fee so the player is not paying this fee twice.

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