AGE DIVISION NAME CHANGES FOR OLA MINOR BOX
·FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ·
TORONTO, ON- January 14, 2021 - The Ontario Lacrosse Association's (OLA) Board of Directors has adopted age division name changes for minor box lacrosse. This change reflects the movement of minor sports throughout Canada toward alphanumeric age division titles.
Effective immediately, OLA box divisions will be renamed according to the list below:
U9 Box (formerly Tyke, for players aged 7 and 8)
U11 Box (formerly Novice, for players aged 9 and 10)
U13 Box (formerly Pee Wee, for players aged 11 and 12)
U15 Box (formerly Bantam, for players aged 13 and 14)
U17 Box (formerly Midget, for players aged 15 and 16)
U22 Box (formerly Intermediate, for players aged 17 through 21)
The OLA's intention is to implement these division name changes for the 2021 season. Soft Lacrosse (for players 3 and 4 years old) and Paperweight (for players 5 and 6 years old) will remain the same.
This division naming structure is consistent with previously established divisions in the Ontario Women's Field Lacrosse League (OWFL) and the Ontario Minor Field Lacrosse League (OMFLL).
We would like to take this time to thank all of the applicants that applied to be coaches for our Representative Field and Box Lacrosse teams. Without you we would not be able to provide the necessary guidance that our youth requires to become successful athletes and overall good individuals. We are pleased to announce our 2021 coaching staff... see attached link for details
December 30, 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 in 2020 and for taking the steps to stay safe during this pandemic. We have endured a year like no other in cancellation of programs, school as we knew it, going places with friends and family and travel.
With the cancellation of the 150th year of Brampton Excelsior Lacrosse Club and some festivities that were planned we had to pivot like many and cancel the season but were fortunate to get some training sessions in throughout the summer and in the fall at Memorial arena in our inaugural Brampton Excelsior Academy. We have recently had some changes to our Executive team and have had a few members step back who will be deeply missed and had others step up as we plan for a 2021 season. Our Executive team will be working to ensure a 2021 season if approved will be a memorable one as re-engage with our current members and look to introduce and welcome new members to our family.
Stay tuned to our social media posts on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter, our website and see what initiatives are approaching as we look towards a safe and healthy 2021 season!
We would like to thank all our volunteers, timekeepers, coaches, referees, conveners, players, parents and our Executive for their patience as we navigate changes as to the new normal and support us unconditionally. We are all proud of our history, our organization, our alumni and our members and wish all a safe and Happy New Year.
President Brampton Minor Lacrosse Association
The NLL 1st overall pick in the 2020 Entry Draft as selected by the New York Riptide, is Brampton Minor Lacrosse graduate Jeff Teat.
Jeff Teat has played his entire minor, junior and now Senior box career in Brampton. He has been one of the most impactful 1997 born lacrosse players and also has played with Team Canada, Team Ontario and @cornelllacrosse
The Brampton Minor Lacrosse Association wants to congratulate Jeff for his hard work and determination!
Please see the link to the USLAXMAGAZINE for the announcement.
The 29th overall pick for the @NLL Entry Draft is Brampton Minor Lacrosse graduate Andy Borgatti who was selected by the New York Riptide @newyorkriptide They made a great choice with this pick #BEpride #excelsiors4life #alumniwatch #lovethiskid #lovethisfamily
Rock Elite League and Camp Offering
Tyke, Novice & Peewee:
Since the end of June, we have been running socially distanced Summer Lacrosse Classes during the day at the TRAC. Each division is here Monday-Thursday for an hour and a half each day and have been getting coached through skill sessions by Toronto Rock players Dan Dawson, Challen Rogers and Adam Jay. As well as future NLL star and Brampton Minor Lacrosse Alumni Jeff Teat. With the Stage 3 announcement for Halton Region, we have changed this program to offer game-play. It is now the Rock Elite Summer Development League and it will follow the model of our Fall and Winter program in which the kids get 45 minutes of practice time and 45 minutes of game-play each day they are here. There are new times for the RESDL from the Summer Classes to help parents that have gone back to work and can’t bring their child to the TRAC early in the day. Tyke is 2:45pm-4:15pm, Novice is 4:30pm-6pm, and Peewee is 6:15pm-7:45pm. This is still a weekly program which means parents can register for any one or multiple weeks remaining and the kids are here Monday-Thursday.
Bantam, Midget & Junior:
We have formed the Summer edition of our Rock Elite League that we have ran in the Fall/Winter since opening the TRAC. This will be a four team per division league and each team will play TWO games per week at the TRAC. The league will run from August 4th-September 3rd and there will be 8 regular season games plus one Championship Night. The schedule for the Bantam division is Tuesdays at 8pm and Sundays at 1pm or 2:15pm. The Midget division will play Tuesdays at 9:15pm and Sundays at 3:30pm or 4:45pm. The Juniors will play Thursdays at 8pm or 9pm and Sundays at 6pm or 7:15pm. Playing in this league for the rest of the Summer will qualify kids for our Jr. Rock teams which will compete at the Jr. NLL tournament Summer of 2021.
We are hoping to give as many kids as possible an opportunity to play lacrosse this Summer and feel these programs are a great way to accomplish our goal.
To register click on the link