Lacrosse is a major thread in the fabric of Brampton's, and indeed Canada's heritage, with records indicating that the game has been played in our community since the 1860's; making it the oldest minor lacrosse association in North America. We offer recreational and representative Lacrosse programs in Box Lacrosse, Field Lacrosse for both boys and girls ages 3 to 20.
The Mission of the Brampton Minor Lacrosse Association is to...
Develop team players and a person's character by having affordable fun, fostering a socially responsible and safe environment of inclusive sport that represents the diversity of our city.
Lacrosse in Brampton has had a rich and enduring history. Building on Canada’s aboriginal roots, lacrosse emerged in Brampton in the 1870s and has become an important ingredient of Brampton’s distinctive character. The Brampton Excelsior Lacrosse Club was officially formed in 1871. In 2020, The Excelsiors will be celebrating their 150th anniversary, making it the oldest continuously run sports organization in North America.
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June 15, 2020
To our Membership,
On behalf of everyone in the Brampton Minor Lacrosse Association, I would like to thank you for your patience as we navigated through some unusual times and for taking the steps to stay safe during this pandemic.
On June 12, 2020 we received official notice from our governing body, The Ontario Lacrosse Association that the box season was in fact cancelled due to COVID-19 and the inability to offer a program. The OLA work on various options with the hope we may be able to offer a modified program for the membership to participate in this great game but as the time continued with little to no improvement in our communities the decision was made to end the 2020 season.
We will now begin the task of issuing full refunds to our membership via the credit card the payment was processed on for each registration. This task will take some time and we ask that you allow us 2 weeks for the refund to be processed and in turn your credit card company to post the credit back to your account. If you do not have the refund by June 30th please reach out to me directly to follow up on it.
This costs associated with preparing for the season, administrative costs and registration costs are going to be absorbed by the Brampton Minor Lacrosse Association in the range of $10,000 plus but as an Executive we believe that in an uncertain financial time that it was paramount to not share the burden with our families.
We hope to see everyone for the 2021 season and we have begun planning and a return to play module so we can come back safe and stronger than before
Brampton Minor Lacrosse Association
To All Teams,
The past 2 months has been a very unprecedented time for all of us and we truly hope everyone is safe and keeping well as that is paramount.
The John “Gus” McCauley Memorial Tournament is part of the foundation in minor lacrosse tournaments and a large piece in history to many of the lacrosse world. We have coaches who once played in the event and have made this one of the high points of their season to compete in what we believe is the best tournament in the province. To us in Brampton and also the McCauley family we look forward to honoring John and his contributions to this great support with this event each and every year and sharing that legacy with everyone that is part of the event.
This was to be our 28th year hosting this great event and as many of you know one of if not the hardest tournaments to gain entry. We had much of the work in hosting completed including the schedule which was going to be released this week. In the spirit of the event, to honor John and to have some fun and we plan to have this year’s event to be a “fantasy” tournament. We will be reporting scores throughout the weekend as we would through our Twitter @BMLA1943 so players, coaches and families can follow along as they would if we were having the event live and at least make this a lacrosse weekend during our social isolation. We, both as a Tournament committee and the McCauley family, feel that having this fantasy weekend we can have some fun, have something to follow along with over the weekend that makes us happy and also continue to host the event. We encourage you to share the schedule, our details on the “fantasy” weekend and have your players and families follow us for the May 29 – 31 weekend on Twitter.
See you in 2021!
Brampton Minor Lacrosse Association
The Brampton Sport Alliance (B.S.A.) provides a voice for youth sports groups and a forum for these groups to share solutions to common problems and challenges facing volunteer-based youth sport organizations. The B.S.A. represents 22 affiliated minor sport organizations.
The primary goal of youth sports in the City of Brampton is to help youth find success in sport, which makes them feel valued and wanted. Every child can be successful in one sport or another.