PLAYER APPLICATIONS FOR TEAM SASK PROGRAM ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED
Team Sask Provincial Teams represent the Saskatchewan Lacrosse Association and all its Member Associations at the Canadian Lacrosse Association National Championships. Being a part of the Team Sask program will give players the opportunity to have elite level training and get some more Lacrosse games in during the season. It is also a great opportunity to meet new friends while giving players the chance to showcase their Lacrosse skills to some new coaches in Saskatchewan and across Canada while potentially opening up some doors for future elite level playing opportunities. Above all the Team Sask Provincial Program gives players the chance to represent their community and province to other teams around Canada.
The Saskatchewan Lacrosse Association is now accepting player applications for the 2014 Team Sask Provincial Program. In the links below are the application forms for both Box and Field Provincial Teams. Please send all applications to the Saskatchewan Lacrosse Association Provincial Office. Information on try out dates and times will be sent out as soon as they are determined. Information on Nationals and the Team Sask Provincial Program are on the application forms.
PREVIOUS SASK LACROSSE PLAYERS FIND SUCCESS IN PROFESSIONAL SPORTS
Two former Sask Lacrosse players from Regina Saskatchewan have found success in professional sports.
Chris Kunitz who grew up playing Lacrosse in Regina and was apart of the Team Sask Provincial Program will get to represent Canada at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi on the Hockey Team. Chris used his Lacrosse skills to help him make it to the NHL in 2003 where he eventually was name an alternate captain in 2007. In 2008 Chris was traded to the Pittsburg Penguins where he still plays today.
Jon Ryan, Lacrosse player from Regina, stepped into Sport Record books by becoming the FIRST person from Saskatchewan to win the NFL's covenant Super Bowl. Jon made the NFL in 2006 when he signed a contract with the Green Bay Packers. In 2008 Jon signed on with the Seattle Seahawks and has been there ever since.
A huge congratulations to both of these amazing athletes! You both have represented your home town and province well and everyone apart of the Saskatchewan Lacrosse Association family is proud of you!
SASKATCHEWAN produces another FIRST LACROSSE ALL AMERICAN
Saskatchewan produced its second Lacrosse All American! In 2007 David Mitchell, Lacrosse player who grew up in Moose Jaw was named Saskatchewan's first Lacrosse All American. Last season Reagan Harding, a sophomore, who attends Lake Erie College in Painesville, OH became the second when he was named All-American by the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association and al...so received the honors of All-ECAC First Team and the ECAC All-Tournament Team. Harding, a Saskatoon native on full scholarship, played in both Box and Field Lacrosse programs in Saskatoon. Harding attributes much of his success to his coaches he had in Saskatchewan.
“Coaches like Al Luciuk, Mike Surcon and Randy Trobak measure with any coaching staff you will find anywhere in North America. Even with nationwide success, Saskatchewan Lacrosse is not given the credit that it deserves. We have produced many great Lacrosse players that are attending schools in all division in the United States. Our beginnings started with the love of the game first and foremost, but more importantly we learned team work and we were taught to give 100% on and off the field”, Harding says.
In addition to the Field program Harding played Jr. B Box for the Saskatchewan SWAT.
“Not only do we have a great Field program but we have a great Box program. The combination of Box and Field experience makes our players very desirable to colleges in the US. In the college I attend, we have 6 Canadians of which all are on the starting lineup. Every college in our conference has at least 1 Canadian. I want to tell upcoming and prospective college players from Saskatchewan that it is possible to have success in college Lacrosse. We have a solid foundation which enables us to compete at the highest levels” says Harding.
In the off season from school, Harding, who was drafted 17th overall in the WLA plays for the New West Salmon Bellies in B.C. In the future, Harding hopes to obtain a law degree while playing in the NLL.