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Welcome VMLA Box Lacrosse Families

My name is Maureen Calvert, I am your VMLA Volunteer Coordinator. As the 2016 Box season is now revving up, please read the following regarding volunteer duties. )Maureen Calvert volunteer@vancouverlacrosse.com and I will be happy to answer them.

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Each family is asked to put in a minimum of 6hrs of volunteer time, or they will forfeit their $75 volunteer deposit. 

Volunteer positions are, but not limited to, executive member, coach, assistant coach, manager, door person, fitness trainer, first aid attendant, designated time keeper (for PeeWee & above), designated scoresheet (for PeeWee & above)(meaning volunteer will do time or score for all home games), Sid Dann, photo day co-ordinator, etc…

The volunteer positions should not be confused with team duties. All parents are asked to help with team duties, including those relating to time keeping, score keeping, shot clock (30-second clock), 50/50, and so forth.
To arrange your volunteer duty please contact, volunteer@vancouverlacrosse.com This does not include team duties.

Volunteer Positions Open Now!

Renfrew Box Cleanup
Sunday April 5:00pm
Sign Up Here

Photo Day
Sunday April 17th
Sign Up Here

Sid Dann Tournament
May 28-29
Sign up sheet coming soon!

Provincials Tournament
July 16-20
Sign up sheet coming soon,
contact me now if you are interested in volunteering!

Fundraising Opportunities
Car Wash Day – TBA
Pub Night – TBA

Bingo Volunteers
The VKMLA receives gaming funds that are critical to the association’s viability. In turn, we must supply volunteers to work short (3 hrs) shifts at Planet Bingo(2655 Main St, between 11th and 12th). Basically, volunteers just assist the “Planet Bingo” staff with simple duties. Our next dates for fulfilling our obligations are: TBA
Please contact the Bingo Coordinator  for more information.

Team Managers
Are you interested in managing one of our box lacrosse teams, or becoming an assistant manager? This is a fun and rewarding experience, and counts towards your volunteer credit. There are no courses for this but mentoring is available. For further information, talk with your coach or contact anyone on the VKMLA executive board.

Door Personnel
Are you interested in helping out on the door during box lacrosse games? In order to do this position, you need become a Certified Door Person.
For safety reasons, the association requires that all bench personnel take theBCLA Door Personnel course and become certified.  This is a free online course and is available to any parent wishing to assist during games, and is a minimum requirement to sit on the team bench.
Once you take the online course, let the coach know that you are certified and can assistant on the door. Also, let the association know by sending an email to Tom Callaghan Our Coach Coordinator. He is responsible for coaching development. This position counts towards your volunteer credit.

Team Duties

Time Keeping & Score Keeping
At each game, the home team must assign one person to keep score and one person to time keep.  These are considered to be team duties and do not count as a credit for the volunteer fee unless you sign up to do this duty for all your home games, PeeWee level and up. 
The team manager is responsible for coordinating the time keeping and score keeping duties, and each family is expected to participate.  The team manager will set-up a parent meeting (usually during a practice) to teach parents how to use the scoreboard. As for score keeping, there are several tutorials available online. Each parent is asked to learn how to do this duty.

Shot Clock (30-Second Clock)
At each game, the home team must provide a person to do the shot clock. The VKMLA started coordinating shot clock duties with the referee allocator.  The Association pays the shot clock fee for PeeWee games and older.
Shot clock duties will primarily be assigned to members that have completed a referee course. To express interest in doing the shot clock duty, let your team manager know or contact the referee allocator.

Other Team Duties
Other team duties may also be assigned, at the discretion of the team manager. These may include, but are not limited to fundraising, bringing treats, washing jersey’s, providing ice, hosting gatherings,… Some of these duties can count towards the volunteer fee so talk with your manager or Maureen, our Volunteer Coordinator, to ensure that these count towards your 6 volunteer hours.

Please note that each parent volunteer effort is recognized and is greatly appreciated by all!

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It’s Jersey Pick up Days on Saturdays, March 25 & April 2nd at South Memorial Box!
Come see these lovely ladies, Gigi & Maureen under the canopy tent and enjoy a cup of coffee & pastries!
Please be patient while you wait in line and have the following items ready:

What you need to pick up your jersey:
- $100 Jersey Deposit cheque addressed to VMLA and post dated July 31, 2016.
- $75 Volunteer Fee cheque addressed to VMLA and post dated July 31, 2016.
- Registration Fee. No jersey will be given if you have not paid, unless you have made arrangements.*
- Un-returned jerseys. No jersey will be given if you have un-returned box/field jerseys.

Pick Up Schedule:
9-10AM: Mini Tykes & Tykes.
10-1130AM: Novice – No pick up until Saturday, April 2nd as per coaches request.
12-1:30PM: Peewee A’s and C’s.
1:30-3:00PM: Bantams – TBD, when team rosters are set.
3-4:30PM: Midget Boys & Girls.

Your Vancouver Lacrosse jersey should be handled with care and worn only for games and not practices.
At the end of the season, please ensure you return your jersey to your team Manager or Head Coach.
If it is not returned by July 30th, your jersey deposit cheque will be cashed without further notice.

Forms: This year, we are using Epact to collect medical info, waivers and code of conduct forms.
An email reminder will be sent out again shortly and must be completed by +April 1st. +
If you wish to complete paper forms, we will have them available upon request. Please contact Gigi, epact@vancouverlacrosse.com.
http://www.vancouverlacrosse.com/organizations/2358/pages/106464

Wear your Vancouver Lacrosse Jersey and get in FREE to the April 2nd Stealth Game at the LEC!

The Vancouver Stealth are inviting all BC youth lacrosse players – 18 years of age and under – to wear their lacrosse jerseys (or a Stealth jersey) to the game. Those that do will receive FREE admission (18 and Under accompanied by an adult).
Fans are encouraged to buy their tickets in advance (including those for the players in uniform) by contacting 604.882.8800 or e-mailing Tickets@StealthLAX.com. For group ticket information, please e-mail Tickets@StealthLAX.com.

Let’s #PacktheLEC on April 2 to support our Stealth in their continued bid for the 2016 NLL playoffs!

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Come be a part of the Stealth Experience on at the Langley Events Centre on Saturday April 2! Players 18 and Under (must be accompanied by an adult) — YOU MUST WEAR YOUR TEAM OR STEALTH JERSEY and get in for FREE!

The Vancouver Stealth take on the Toronto Rock on Saturday, April 2 at the Langley Events Centre (game time is 7:00 PM). We need your support to make the LEC the loudest building in the league.

The Vancouver Stealth are inviting all BC youth lacrosse players – 18 years of age and under – to wear their lacrosse jerseys (or a Stealth jersey) to the game. Those that do will receive FREE admission (18 and Under accompanied by an adult).

Following the game, BC youth (18 & Under) lacrosse players will be invited down to the turf to play with the Stealth where they will have the chance to shoot on a Stealth goalie, pass the ball with a Stealth player, get autographs and other lacrosse activities as a part of the ‘Stealth Experience’. Players attending who would like to participate in the post-game activities will be required to bring helmets (with masks), gloves and sticks (players who would like to participate and do not have sticks can be provided one courtesy of the BC Lacrosse Association and LEC).

Fans are encouraged to buy their tickets in advance (including those for the players in uniform) by contacting 604.882.8800 or e-mailing Tickets@StealthLAX.com. For group ticket information, please e-mail Tickets@StealthLAX.com.

Let’s #PacktheLEC on April 2 to support our Stealth in their continued bid for the 2016 NLL playoffs!

2016 BC Summer Games!

Posted by Vancouver Minor Lacrosse Association at Mar 21, 2016 11:37PM PDT ( 0 Comments )
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BC Summer Games Kicks off July 21st – 24th in Abbotsford!
Games Schedule a.imeetcentral.com/bcla/doc/46683042/?&pgref=

Zone 5 – Vancouver Coastal is represented by the following players from Vancouver:

  • Brandon Balewicz – Box Lacrosse
  • Robbie de Guzman – Field Lacrosse
  • Lucas Mullen – Field Lacrosse
  • Griffin Calvert – Field Lacrosse
  • Paddy Hess – Field Lacrosse
  • Jacob Goodwin – Field Lacrosse
  • Sam Esworthy – Field Lacrosse
  • Declan Kingston – Field Lacrosse
  • Cole Seto – Field Lacrosse
  • Thomas Bratty – Field Lacrosse

BC Summer Games/Midget Team BC Player Application – Box Lacrosse – (Players must be born in 2000-2001)
https://bcla.imeetcentral.com/bcla/doc/43059110/?&pgref=
BC Summer Games Player Application – Field Lacrosse – (Players must be born in 2001-2002)

The document 2016 Summer Games Player Application-Field was attached to this post.

Team BC Tryouts!

Posted by Vancouver Minor Lacrosse Association at Mar 21, 2016 11:18PM PDT ( 0 Comments )
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Register Online! http://www.isportsnetwork.com/bcla_bantam_peewee.php
http://www.isportsnetwork.com/bcla_female_box.php

Bantam/PeeWee Boys – District Camp Process:
The BCLA has divided the Province into 4 Districts: Interior, Vancouver Island, Vancouver, Fraser Valley,
for the purpose of Regional tryouts in order to identify athletes in these Districts to compete at a Provincial
Tryout Camp for each age division. The Associations according to District are listed below.

The District Camps are open camps (minimum 30 runners & 4 goaltenders are recommended).
The District Camp tryout dates are set by the District Coaches and usually are a one day, 3-hour tryout. From the District Camp tryouts, up to 15 runners and 2 goaltenders will be selected to compete at the Team BC Provincial Tryout Camp. At the District Camps, coaches and evaluators, in conjunction with the Team BC coaching staff, the BC Lacrosse Coaches Technical Support Group and Regional Coaches, will evaluate the highest skilled players in their District.

NEW for 2016 – District Camp tryouts are open to 1st and 2nd year athletes to represent their
District and ultimately attend a Team BC Box Provincial Tryout Camp. PeeWee boys eligible
athletes (years born 2004 & 2005) and Bantam boys eligible athletes (years born 2002 & 2003).
Some Districts may not be able to identify 15 runners and 2 goalies. Other District players identified shall
be allocated accordingly by the Team BC-Box Lacrosse Committee. Athletes selected from all Districts
will be distributed on one of four teams with athletes from other Districts for the Provincial Tryout
Camp. At the conclusion of each Provincial Tryout Camp, a maximum of 18 runners and 2 goalies will be
selected to form “Team BC”.

There is a registration fee of $25.00 per player to attend a District Camp. This fee is to be accompanied with
player application to offset the costs of the event.
Bantam/PeeWee Boys – District Associations per Tryout
Vancouver Tryout Fraser Valley Tryout Island Tryout Interior Tryout
Burnaby Abbotsford Alberni Valley Cranbrook Shuswap
Coquitlam Chilliwack Campbell River Elk Valley Quesnel
Delta Langley Comox Valley Fort St. John Vanderhoof
New Westminster Mission Cowichan Valley Kamloops West Kootenay
North Shore Port Coquitlam Juan de Fuca Kelowna
Port Moody Ridge Meadows Nanaimo Mackenzie
Richmond Semiahmoo Oceanside Nicola Valley
Sunshine Coast Surrey Peninsula North Okanagan
Vancouver Saanich Penticton
Victoria-Esquimalt Prince George

Bantam/PeeWee Boys – Team BC Provincial Tryout Camp Process:
At the Provincial Tryout Camp, the 4 teams will be formed, evaluated and ranked over the 2.5 day camp.
The Provincial Tryout Camp consists of physical testing, skill sessions and games between teams.
The cost to the players for a Provincial Tryout Camp, who successfully qualified at a District Camp, will be
$125. A meal will be provided Friday evening and lunches will be provided Saturday and Sunday. Snacks and
water will be available throughout the course of the tryout. Players will also receive a numbered jersey, Team
BC t-shirt and a water bottle.
The final team selected for Team BC PeeWee and Bantam will represent BC at the National Championships.
The PeeWee Minor Box Lacrosse Nationals are July 31-August 6 in Whitby, Ontario and the Bantam Minor
Box Lacrosse Nationals are August 2-6 (dates to be confirmed) in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
Midget – BC Summer Games & Team BC Provincial Tryout Camp Process:

To be eligible for the 2016 Team BC Midget Box Lacrosse Provincial Tryout Camp, athletes MUST
apply, tryout, be selected and compete with your Zone Box Lacrosse team at the 2016 BC Summer
Games Box Lacrosse competitions (July 21-24, 2016 in Abbotsford). The BC Summer Games Box
Zone tryouts are where the Midget players are identified for the Team BC – Midget Provincial Tryout
Camp.

*NEW for 2016 Midget Box Lacrosse Summer Games applicants only – All Midget Box Lacrosse
athletes (ages 15 & 16 year-olds – 1st & 2nd year athletes) chosen to a 2016 Summer Games Zone Box
Lacrosse team will be eligible for selection to the 2016 Team BC Midget Box Lacrosse Provincial
Tryout Camp. Midget boys eligible athletes (years born 2000 & 2001).
After all Summer Games Zone tryouts are complete, 45 players & 6 goalies will be identified from the pool
of athletes by coaches and evaluators and approved by the Team BC Committee. The identified athletes,
from the pool of Summer Games Midget Box athletes, will be invited to the 2016 Team BC Midget Box
Lacrosse Provincial Tryout Camp in May 2016. Athletes selected from all Districts will be distributed
on one of three teams with athletes from other Districts for the Provincial Tryout Camp. The cost to
the players for a Provincial Tryout Camp will be $125. Lunches will be provided Saturday and Sunday.
Snacks and water will be available throughout the course of the tryout. Players will also receive a numbered
jersey, Team BC t-shirt and a water bottle. At the conclusion of the Midget Box Lacrosse Provincial Tryout
Camp, a maximum of 18 runners and 2 goaltenders will be selected to form “Team BC”.
The final team selected for Team BC Midget will represent BC at the National Championships July
31-August 6 in Whitby, Ontario.

Female Bantam/Female Midget/Female Junior – Provincial Tryout Camp Process:
At the Provincial Tryout Camp, coaches and the Team BC Committee will create 3 or 4 equal teams
(depending on number of applicants). The athletes will be evaluated and ranked over the 2-2.5 day camp.
The Provincial Tryout Camp consists of physical testing, skill sessions and evaluation in game situations.
The cost to the players for a Provincial Tryout Camp will be $125. A meal will be provided Friday evening
and lunches will be provided Saturday and Sunday. Snacks and water will be available throughout the
course of the tryout. Players will also receive a numbered jersey, Team BC t-shirt and a water bottle.
The final team selected for Female Bantam, Female Midget and Female Junior will represent BC at the
Female National Championships July 18-23, 2016, in Calgary, Alberta.
Team BC Box Lacrosse Program – Selection Process:
The Coaches and Evaluators will be evaluating based on:
 Offensive and Defensive game skills
 Intangibles (i.e.-coachability, self-discipline, leadership, heart and desire)
 Aerobic and Anaerobic conditioning systems
 Balance, Strength, Agility and Flexibility
 Practice focus, co-operation, punctuality and demeanor both on and off-floor
 Goaltenders will be evaluated and ranked on their ability to stop the ball under
difficult circumstances
 Attitude of both players and parents plays a huge part at the National Championships
and is considered a primary selection criterion
District Team Coaching staffs will play an integral role in the final team selection and will meet with the
Team BC Head Coach at the completion of every game and event at the Provincial Tryout Camp to
collectively debrief and further rank all players. All Coaches and Evaluators will meet at the conclusion of
the Provincial Tryout Camp and select the final Provincial Team.
Players will be evaluated on all skills i.e.: defence, offence, face-off, teamwork, and work ethic. We are
not here to build a team of strictly goal-scorers—we search for the whole competitive package! The
selection process also considers attitude and respectfulness of the player and their parent(s)/guardian(s).
The final selections will take place at the end of the day on Sunday and all players will be interviewed.
All District Coaches and Evaluators will be involved in the selection of Team BC; however, the final
exit interview will be conducted by the Team BC Coaching staff.
NOTE: Applicants must be registered with the BCLA for the 2016 Minor Box Lacrosse season to
be eligible for Team BC. All players MUST participate at the Provincial Tryout Camp weekend
(consideration will be given to injured players).

Once selected to Team BC, successful players will be required to attend a minimum practice schedule. All
participants, including players, parents and coaches are expected to conduct themselves both on and off
the floor in an exemplary manner according to their respective codes of conduct and to further consider
themselves ambassadors of our Province and our sport, at all times.

For further information contact:
David Showers Darcy Rhodes
BCLA Technical Director Team BC Box Technical Coordinator
Phone: 604-421-9755 Phone: 604-455-8885
E-mail: dave@bclacrosse.com E-mail: darcyrhodes@bclacrosse.com

The 2016 Team BC – Box Lacrosse Head Coaches:
Midget: Rich Catton – Resides: New Westminster
Bantam: Ron McQuarrie – Resides: Victoria
Pee Wee: Curt Malawsky – Resides: Maple Ridge
Female Midget: Blair Bradley – Resides: Coquitlam
Female Bantam: Chris Gill – Resides: Pitt Meadows
Female Junior: To Be Determined

The document Team BC Tryout Application Form was attached to this post.