Please see the attached statement with regards to the postponed 2020 season. While we have done our best to plan and prepare (twice) and try to get to "YES" to have a season, unfortunately we have reached the end of the line and realize it will not be possible to proceed with the current Provincial restrictions in place. We want to thank everybody for their support and working diligently to provide field lacrosse for our members. While we wish the outcome was a better one, we strongly encourage everyone to please book some local fields and offer a Sept-Oct Return to Activity program for your members to get them active and participating in lacrosse and help build your programs.
We would be remiss if we didn't give a shout out to Chris Lowe and Blaine McCauley for taking time out to meet with your local representatives to get field time allotted to the program, should we have been able to play our season. We hope you can modify those permits and get your local kids out there with sticks in hand!
We will be back in 2021 and look forward to coming back stronger across the Province.
Field tryouts $25 cash only
Players must be registered 24 hours before 1st tryout in order to participate . All Tryouts to be held at:
Dixie Road & Sandalwood Parkway
|U9||Richard Archer and John Derochie|
|U11 #1||Richard Archer and John Derochie|
|U11 #2||Brock Boyle|
Lacrosse is the oldest team sport in North America. It may have developed as early as the 1100s, but since then it has seen many modifications The modern Ojibway verb 'to play Lacrosse' is baaga'adowe (Baggataway).
In Native society the sport was used as a religious ritual. Games could be played on a pitch over a mile wide and sometimes lasted for days. Early lacrosse balls were made out of deerskin, clay, stone, and sometimes wood. Lacrosse has played a significant role in the community and religious life of tribes across the continent for many years. Early lacrosse was characterized by deep spiritual involvement, befitting the spirit of combat in which it was undertaken. Those who took part did so in the role of warriors, with the goal of bringing glory and honor to themselves and their tribes. The game was said to be played "for the Creator."
BMLA offers many opportunities to play Field Lacrosse mainly in during the spring and early summer.