U17A Division Expectations Agreement


The Alberta Lacrosse Association (ALA) is pleased to announce, in partnership with the Calgary District Lacrosse Association (CDLA) and the Greater Edmonton Lacrosse Council (GELC), the inaugural season of a stand-alone U17A league called the Wild Rose Lacrosse League (WRLL)!

The WRLL creates new and exciting game play as the CDLA and the GELC U17 teams play in an interlocked season.

The WRLL is split into 2 regions (shown below) in which each region will play one home and one away game versus every other team their region, plus each team will play one cross-over game. This format produces a 15-game regular season with the top 4 teams from each region qualifying for a regional playoff series, and concluding with a league championship.

Wild Rose Lacrosse League (WRLL)
South Region (CDLA) North Region (GELC)

Calgary Sabercats
Calgary Hornets
Calgary Axemen
Calgary HOKS
Rockyview Rage
Red Deer Chiefs

Edmonton Warriors
Edmonton North
Sherwood Park Titans
Parkland Posse
Saskatchewan SWAT

 

Given the increase in games played and the travel involved, it will be necessary to schedule some league games on weekends and so an effort will be made to align the WRLL with Jr A and Jr B games of the RMLL so that we may create an enhanced playing experience for our athletes. Benefits of such an alignment include but are not limited to:

  • Allows for increased availability of not just more officials but more experienced officials if WRLL and RMLL games are scheduled together.
  • Allows for more rapid development and advancement opportunities for younger officials who may wish to advance their officiating career into Major lacrosse by providing an opportunity to work as a 3rd official alongside more experienced referees.
  • Provide an opportunity to increase the exposure of our 16UA athletes to the coaches and management of the Major teams, which in turn could help with the transition of players from Minor to Major.
  • Provide more opportunities for Minor players to watch Major lacrosse and therefore see more advanced lacrosse played at the highest levels which is a great way for self-improvement, but also may further ease the transition into Major lacrosse.

We know that U17 teams tend to participate in independent, out-of-province tournaments and so to ensure that each WRLL team has this opportunity without creating regular season schedule conflicts, the WRLL will have 2 pre-determined weekends with no games scheduled - one weekend in May, and one in June. This will provide each team with a great opportunity to attend out-of-province tournaments if they so desire.

 

The Axemen Lacrosse Club wants participation in team sports to be fun for all and needs support from both parents and players to achieve this goal. A level lacrosse is the highest level of play available, similar to Quadrant (AA, AAA) Hockey, and requires a similar level of commitment. All players and parents participating in the "A" programs must understand and adhere to our club’s expectations. Should you and your child wish to participate at the "A" level, you will need to read this agreement and sign at the bottom of the page. Players without a signed agreement will not be eligible for placement on an A level team regardless of evaluation performance.

 

EXPECTATIONS:

  • Expect player to attend all practices and be on time as practicable
  • Expect player to attend all games and be on time as practicable
  • Expect player to attend at least 85% of additional practices and games
  • Expect players to participate in tournaments as practicable (if chosen by the team)
  • Expect players to participate in Provincials in July

If you are unable to make a practice or game, the player will need to contact the coach well in advance with reasons for absence.Head Coaches will be able to make judgments as to the nature of the absence.

Players that do not adhere to these expectations can expect Coach's discretionary adjustments to playing time, roles, favouring those that are committed as above.

 

This form MUST be submitted before the FINAL evaluation session.

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