2015 TEAM SASK head coaches, managers & provincial coordinators selected!

 

The SLA Board of Directors and Provincial Office would like to congratulate the following individuals for being selected to be Head Coaches, Managers, and Provincial Coordinators for our 2015 Team Sask program!

BOX LACROSSE TEAMS
  • Provincial Coordinator - Kim Larocque
  • Pee Wee Head Coach - Chris Anderson
  • Pee Wee Manager - Misty Hall
  • Bantam Head Coach - Randy Trobak
  • Bantam Manager - Gwen Carter
  • Midget Head Coach - Sean Graham
  • Midget Manager - Mandy Currie
     
FIELD LACROSSE TEAMS
  • Provincial Coordinator - Carrie Johnson
  • U15 Head Coach - Jordan Jarvis
  • U15 Manager - Norm McDonald
  • U18 Head Coaches - Luke Acton/Arden Wipf
  • U18 Manager - Dallas Guigon

Thank you to everyone who sent in applications, SLA appreciates all our volunteers for Team Sask and we look forward to the 2015 season!  If you have any questions about the Team Sask program or Team Sask try outs please contact Bridget Pottle, SLA Executive Director, at 306.780.9216/1.844.780.9216 ext. 1 or via email at ed@sasklacrosse.net.


 

TEAM SASK TRY OUT TIMES AND LOCATIONS

 

The Team Sask try outs are being held on April 25th and 26th, 2015.  Below is a list of times and locations for each camp.  Players we will take applications right up until the day of try outs so it's not too late to register!!

BOX TEAM TRY OUTS

The Box team try outs consist of three camps.  The North and South Camp and then the Finals Camp.  Players are to pick either the North or South Camp to attend and then all players are asked to attend the Finals Camp.  Coaches may make some initial cuts after the North and South Camp but they will personally talk to the player after those camps.  If a player is not approached by a Coach after the North or South Camp then they are to attend the Finals Camp.   If a player CAN NOT attend the Finals Camp they need to let the SLA Office know in advance so the office can let the Coaches know (it will not affect the Coaches decision on whether that player makes the team or not, it will just give the Coach a heads up they only have the one camp to thoroughly evaluate that player). 
Just a reminder the year of birth dates for each Box team are:

  • Pee Wee - Players born in 2004 & 2003
  • Bantam - Players born in 2002 & 2001
  • Midget - Players born in 2000 & 1999

SOUTH CAMP

  • Date: April 25th, 2015
  • Location: Kinsmen Arena, Moose Jaw SK. (855 MacDonald St)
  • Times:
    • Pee Wee - 9:30am - 10:30am
    • Bantam - 10:45am - 11:45am
    • Midget - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

NORTH CAMP

  • Date: April 26th, 2015
  • Location: Kinsmen Arena, Saskatoon SK (1247 Avenue P S)
  • Times:
    • Midget - 8:30am - 9:30am
    • Bantam - 9:40am - 10:4am
    • Pee Wee - 10:50am - 11:50am

FINALS CAMP

  • Date: April 26th, 2015
  • Location: Kinsmen Arena, Saskatoon SK (1247 Avenue P S)
  • Times:
    • Midget - 11:50am - 12:50am
    • Bantam - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    • Pee Wee - 2:10pm - 3:10pm
FIELD LACROSSE TRY OUTS

The Field team try outs will consist of two camps; a South and North Camp.  Players are invited to come out to both if possible.  If a player can only attend one camp please let the SLA Office know in advance so the office can let the Coaches know.  (This will not affect the Coaches decision on whether that player makes the team or not, it will just give the Coach a heads up they only have the one camp to thoroughly evaluate that player).  The try out camps will have both the U15 and U18 teams being evaluated together at the same time.  Just a reminder the year of birth dates for each Field team are:

  • U15 - 2001 & 2000
  • U18 - 1999, 1998, & 1997

SOUTH CAMP

  • Date: April 25th, 2015
  • Location: Yara Centre, Moose Jaw SK (1220 High Street West)
  • Times: 2:30pm - 4:30pm

NORTH CAMP

  • Date: April 26th, 2015
  • Location: Saskatoon Soccer Center, Saskatoon SK (150 Nelson Road)
  • Times: 3:30pm - 5:30pm

 

If you have any questions about the Team Sask program or Team Sask try outs please contact Bridget Pottle, SLA Executive Director, at 306.780.9216/1.844.780.9216 ext. 1 or via email at ed@sasklacrosse.net.


 

INVITATION FOR PLAYER, COACH, AND MANAGER APPLICATIONS FOR THE

TEAM SASK PROGRAM 2015

 

The Saskatchewan Lacrosse Association is inviting all Lacrosse players, coaches, and volunteers to apply/volunteer to become a part of the Team Sask program for the 2015 Lacrosse season.

The Team Sask program consists of three Box Lacrosse teams (Pee Wee, Bantam, and Midget) and two Field Lacrosse teams (U15 and U18) that will represent the SLA and Saskatchewan at the CLA Minor Nationals.  The Team Sask program is a great way for Lacrosse players across Saskatchewan to be trained by top Coaches in the provinces and to compete against the best minor Lacrosse players across Canada.  It is also a great way for Lacrosse players to meet other Lacrosse players across Saskatchewan and create lifelong friendships and memories.  Nationals this year will be held during the following times and at the following locations:

Pee Wee and Midget Box Nationals: Whitby, Ontario from August 1st  – 9th, 2015
Bantam Box Nationals: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan from July 21st – 26th, 2015
U15 and U18 Field Nationals: Halifax, Nova Scotia from August 28th – 30th, 2015

Player try outs/evaluations will take place April 25th in Moose Jaw, and April 26th in Saskatoon for both Box and Field Lacrosse.  Times and location will be sent out at a later date.  For more information on the applications please see below.

PLAYER APPLICATIONS

Player applications will be accepted until the first day of try outs, however if not enough applicants sign up for a certain camp (North or South) by April 15th, the specific sector may choose to cancel that tryout camp.  A $60 registration fee will need to be paid before the player starts their first try out.  The SLA can accept cash, cheque or credit card payments.  (Please note for all credit card payments an extra 5% banking fee will be added onto the final cost).  The try out fee is to cover the cost of facilities and equipment for the tryout camps to be held and any left over money will be given to the teams to help cover team expenses.  If someone wants to try out for the Team Sask program but cannot attend try outs due to circumstances out of their control they will need to contact the SLA office and make arrangements to be evaluated at a different time.  Try out applications and fees will still need to be submitted to the SLA Office.

COACH APPLICATIONS

Coach applications will be accepted until February 23rd, 2015.  All Team Sask Coaches will need to meet all CLA certification requirements prior to Nationals which means they will need to be Competitive Introduction (CPI) in training, trained, or certified depending on what coaching year they are in.  First year CPI Coaches need to be “in training” (have attended a CPI clinic), second year CPI Coaches will need to be “trained” (have attended the CPI clinic previously and submitted their workbook), and third year or more CPI coaches will need to be “certified” (attend a CPI clinic previously, submitted their workbook, have completed all their modules and been evaluated).  Please note there are no differences in requirements for Head Coach or Assistant Coaches.  The CLA now requires all CPI coaches to have completed their Community Development (CMD) training.  If you are a CPI coach that doesn’t have their CMD training you can choose to either attend a one day CMD clinic (will not need to complete a workbook)  OR challenge the clinic and complete the CMD workbook.  The SLA office will work with all Coaches to ensure they have their appropriate certification and make any processes as smooth as possible.  Selected Coaches are also expected to be at all try outs to evaluate the players.  If the SLA doesn’t receive any Coaching applications for a particular team, then that team will not attend Nationals. 

MANAGER APPLICATIONS

Team managers will work with the Provincial Coordinators and the SLA Executive Director to do administration planning of the teams.  Applications will be accepted until February 23rd, 2015.  Some of the duties of the Team Manager are:

  • Filling out sizing forms for all Team Sask clothing
  • Working with a Team Treasurer and Provincial Coordinator to collect team fees.
  • Assist Coaches
  • Filling out different registration forms
  • Help snack parents at Nationals
  • Create agendas and itineraries for their team for during Nationals
  • Ensure all team activities are approved by the SLA Office for insurance purposes.
  • Create rooming lists and submit flying lists if applicable.

If no applications are received for a specific team then that team will not attend Nationals.

All Managers and Coaches travel and accommodation expenses at Nationals will be covered by the team.

Parents want to volunteer but don’t want to take on a Manager or Coaching role?  There are still plenty of other volunteer opportunities for the Team Sask program such as Snack Parents, Treasures etc.  The Team Sask program relies on volunteers and all the generous hard work and effort they put in for the players to have these opportunities.

All applications forms are available below.  Please send all applications to the SLA Provincial Office by any of the following ways:

  • Mail
    • Saskatchewan Lacrosse Association
    • 2205 Victoria Avenue
    • Regina, SK  S4P 0S4
  • Fax
    • 306.525.4009
  • Email
    • ed@sasklacrosse.net    Please DO NOT email applications to lacrosse@sasktel.net

The SLA hopes to see all Saskatchewan Lacrosse players come and try out for the Team Sask program to take part in our most elite minor program and thanks all of the volunteers in advance that will ensure the success of this program for the 2015 season!  If you have any questions about the Team Sask program please do not hesitate to contact Bridget Pottle, SLA Executive Director, at 306.780.9216/1.844.780.9216 ext. 1 or via email at ed@sasklacrosse.net. 

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sla 2014 award recipients

 

The SLA Board of Directors and Staff would like to congratulate the following SLA 2014 Award Recipients!

  • 2014 PROMOTION AND DEVELOPMENT AWARD - SWIFT CURRENT LACROSSE ASSOCIATION
  • 2014 SLA MEDIA OF THE YEAR - MARC SMITH WITH GOLDENWEST RADIO MOOSE JAW AND DISCOVER MOOSE JAW
  • 2014 SLA SPONSORSHIP OF THE YEAR - ROYAL SPORTING GOODS (Located in Regina, SK)
  • 2014 SLA TEAM OF THE YEAR (BRAND NEW AWARD!) - 2014 TEAM SASK MIDGET BOX LACROSSE TEAM
  • 2014 SLA RUSSELL SLOBODIAN MALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR - RHETT HANDLEY
  • 2014 SLA FEMALE OF THE YEAR (BRAND NEW AWARD!) - TEANNA SIEBEN
  • 2014 SLA VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR - CARRIE JOHNSON
  • 2014 SLA COACH OF THE YEAR - IAN LUEKE
  • 2014 SLA OFFICIAL OF THE YEAR - DON JOHNSTON