News and Announcements

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We need your help to sell out the final Vancouver Stealth regular season home game and raise $10,000 for the Stealth-BCLA Lacrosse on the Move Travel Grant Fund!

This Saturday, April 23rd is the final regular season home game seeing the Vancouver Stealth up against the Saskatchewan Rush at the Langley Events Centre starting at 7:00 PM. All kids (18 years and under) wearing their jerseys to the game will get in free (with a paid adult).

The Vancouver Stealth announced that Stealth Owner Denise Watkins and Saskatchewan Rush Owner Bruce Urban will donate $5,000 each, a total of $10,000 toward the Stealth-BCLA Lacrosse on the Move Travel Grant Fund pending a sell-out on Saturday (April 23) night for the Stealth vs Rush game. Lacrosse on the Move Grants are distributed to club teams traveling to Field and Box Lacrosse Provincial Championships, and to Team BC athletes who would not otherwise be able to travel to National Championships.

The first 1,000 fans into the building will receive a Garrett Billings bobblehead. For more information, please call 604.882.8800 or visit www.ticketmaster.ca.

Regards,
BC Lacrosse Association

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VMLA’s Annual Photo Day will take place Sunday, April 17 at Killarney Arena with AAA Photography.
Please arrive at least 15 minutes early for your scheduled photo slot.

845-Novice B**
9:00-Tykes
9:07-Novice A
9:14-Bantam B
9:21 Peewee A
9:28-Peewee C
9:35-Midget Girls
9:42-Novice C
9:50-Bantam C
10:00-Bantam A
10:07-Mini-tykes
10:14-Midget Boys

Activities will include:
-Complimentary Pancake Breakfast.
-Fastest shot contest : prizes to be won!
-Cheer on the Mini Tykes 9-10AM & Peewee A’s at 1130AM.
-Volunteer Table: Sign up to volunteer for the Sid Dann Tournament & Provincials.

Check out our Sales Tables:
-Toonie Shaft: Win an Insignia 2.0 Lacrosse shaft courtesy of XTreme-Threads!
-Limited edition Epoch Hawek Heads $120, Box Cutter shafts $100, wooden sticks $65 for sale.
-Burrards Gear (Shorts, socks, bags) Check out the new gear & place your team order.
-If you have new or gently used gear you want to sell, please bring to the gear table at 830AM with your Name & Price Tag on the item.
-Stringing Table: Bring your sticks in for restringing or pick up a mesh stringing kit.
-Columbus Meats Maui Ribs (A very limited amount will be available for sale tomorrow just in time for bbq season! Reserve your bucket today for $50! fundraising@vancouverlacrosse.com

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Vancouver Minor Lacrosse Baseline Concussion Testing

Have you had an athlete sustain a concussion or return to sport too quickly following a head injury?
There are concussion management protocols in place to prohibit athletes from returning prematurely to their sport and Baseline Concussion Testing is the first step in management.

Baseline Testing is important so that we have an individual baseline test for each athlete prior to the start of the season. If an athlete were to become concussed during the season, an Athletic Therapist in conjunction with their Family Physician, can guide an athlete through the gradual progression into activity using this tool to ensure safer return to sport for that athlete.

Infinite Sports Therapy is providing the opportunity for athletes to have their baseline concussion test completed.
It is recommended that you take the test ANNUALLY. So even if you attended last year’s testing, you should take it again this year.

Each baseline test takes only 15 minutes and costs $25 per athlete. Each athlete that completes the testing will also receive a $5 voucher towards the purchase of a SISU Mouth Guard (Regular price $29.95).
Sports Therapy will be performing baseline concussion testing at Killlarney Arena in the First Aid Room.

Testing Registration: Go to: http://www.infinitesportstherapy.com/book-online/
-Click: Book Appointment Online
-Choose: Vancouver Lacrosse Concussion Testing
-Select date of testing
-Select time of Testing
-Complete information
-Payments via PayPal

If you have any questions or concerns, please email Athletic Therapist Brynn Bicknell at brynn@infinitesportstherapy.com
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The BC Lacrosse Association, in partnership with viaSport and the Sports with Balls group, would like to invite you, on a first-come-first-serve basis (space is limited), to take part in a (face-to-face) session led by Dr. Shelina Babul called “Concussions: An Invisible Epidemic and the Need to Standardize Care” on Thursday, April 28th at 6:30 PM at Fortius (3713 Kensington Avenue, Burnaby). There is no cost to attend this session. Please let me know if you’d like to attend in person and I’ll put you on the list – e-mail
rochelle@bclacrosse.com.

Dr. Shelina Babul, Associate Director and Sports Injury Specialist at the BC Injury Research and Prevention Unit, has led the development of the Concussion Awareness Training Tool (CATT). This free online resource (www.cattonline.com) currently includes toolkits for medical professionals; and for parents, players and coaches. Another toolkit, for school professionals, has also recently been released.

Dr. Babul is planning to conduct a one-hour focused concussion education seminar with a brief background on concussions, highlight key points, what’s happening in sports, current research, policy and practice, and then walk through the concussion awareness training tool (CATT) to standardize practice among various audiences. We will end with a question and answer period.

We are recording this webinar so that others will have access to this information by webcast during the session and it will available for viewing on the viaSport website afterward. To access the webinar session, you can log in on Thursday, April 28th at 6:30 PM – https://www.viasport.ca/events/webinar-concussions-

The document Baseline testing with Infinite Sports Therapy was attached to this post.

Let the games begin!

Posted by Vancouver Minor Lacrosse Association at Apr 10, 2016 11:45PM PDT ( 0 Comments )
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Tiering Session Over, Remainder of Schedules Posted!

The tiering session for the Novice, Peewee, Bantam and Midget divisions is complete. The balance of the regular season schedules for these divisions have now been posted, based on the new league alignments. The regular season schedules for Female, Tyke and Mini-Tyke Divisions continue as posted.

http://lmmlc.ca/index.html

June 1 Last date for team movement
June 5 Regular season ends (Female)
June 6 Playdowns start (Female)
June 12 Regular season ends (Midget)
June 13 Playdowns start (Midget)
June 20 Regular season ends (Bantam)
June 21 Playdowns start (Bantam)
June 26 Regular season ends (Peewee), Playdowns end (Midget) Season ends (Mini-Tyke, Tyke and Novice)
June 27 Playdowns start (Peewee)
June 29-July 3 Female Provincials – Vancouver Island
July 3 Playdowns end (Bantam)
July 6-10 Midget Provincials – Coquitlam
July 10 Playdowns end (Peewee)
July 16-20 Bantam Provincials – Vancouver
July 20-24 Peewee Provincials – Richmond
July 21-24 2016 BC Summer Games – Abbotsford

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VMLA’S Annual Pub Night will be held on Saturday, April 16 at The Pint – 455 Abbott Street, Vancouver at 7PM!
Come mingle and get to know returning and new parents. Tons of raffle prizes and 50/50 Cash prizes to be won! Don’t miss out on the drinks, dancing and fun memories!

Show your support for VMLA’s first fundraiser event this season. $25 includes a pint of beer and a juicy burger! Buy your tickets today online. http://www.teampages.com/forms/11421-Annual-VMLA-Pub-Night-

Burrards box gear for sale here: http://www.vancouverlacrosse.com/organizations/2358/pages/106459
http://www.vancouverlacrosse.com/forms/9942-Vancouver-Lacrosse-Socks-Available-

Our fundraising efforts are not just about raising funds. It’s also about coming together as a community.
Got a great idea? Join our fundraising team – fundraising@vancouverlacrosse.com.

Upcoming Events:
April 2: Jersey Pick Up Day from 9AM-330PM. Bring your $100 jersey deposit & $75 Volunteer cheques!
April 7: Mandatory Meeting for Coaches & Managers at Trout Lake 7PM sharp.
April 11: League Games Begin! Schedule will be posted on http://lmmlc.ca/schedules.html
April 17: VMLA Photo Day! 9AM-12PM at Killarney Arena.
April 24: Team BC Tryouts at Killarney Arena.
May 15-19: Tiering Break. NO games.
May 28 & 29: Sid Dann Peewee Tournament. Contact Shannon Walsh tournament@vancouverlacrosse.com if you are interested in becoming the next Sid Dann Coordinator.
July 16-20: Bantam Provincials hosted by VMLA. We need all hands on deck. Sign up to volunteer today! Contact Maureen Calvert – volunteer@vancouverlacrosse.com

GO Burrards GO!!!