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Have you ever coached and thought, “I could really use some help!”?
Have you ever watched your athlete practice and thought, “Looks like the coach could use some help!”?
Were you ever positively influenced by a coach and now it’s your turn to give back?

For all these reasons, Saanich Tigers Lacrosse needs you to help coach our athletes! No experience necessary as training will be provided.

If you were a coach last year, please actively connect with people you would like to see involved and have them contact us.

While our athletes are starting to count the days until Winter Holidays, Saanich Tigers Lacrosse is starting to count the days until the next season starts. If you want to see kids learn new skills, grow in confidence and above all, have fun, we need you to contact the Head Coach so we can arrange training.

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Saanich alumni Maki Jenner ran some great lacrosse training for girls through Power Play. See the report card. @inclusionincorporated @INclusion_INc #bclacrosse

The document PowerPlay_Report_Card__1_.pdf was attached to this post.

2022 AGM Notice

Posted by Saanich Lacrosse at Oct 10, 2022 11:07AM PDT ( 0 Comments )
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The AGM is set for Sunday, October 23, 2022 at 7:30pm – Virtual on Zoom

Topic: SLA AGM
Time: Oct 23, 2022 07:30 PM Vancouver

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82202075398

Meeting ID: 822 0207 5398
Passcode: jHpThw21

All members are invited to attend.

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Jr Shamrocks Game Today

Posted by Saanich Lacrosse at Jul 26, 2022 1:13PM PDT ( 0 Comments )
Come cheer on the Junior A shamrocks in game 5 against the Coquitlam Adanacs! Winner goes to the Minto Cup!

5pm at the Q Centre

https://shamrocks.bcjall.com/stats#/23/game/560347

2022 Season Highlights

Posted by Saanich Lacrosse at Jul 24, 2022 11:05AM PDT ( 0 Comments )
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Saanich Lacrosse Association
2022 Season Highlights

It’s been a great return to Lacrosse after two years away – the executive would like to thank all the coaches, managers and team personnel for making this season a success. A few highlights from the season:

Sportsmanship

We received a nice note from an opposition Novice team participating in the JDF Tournament:

“I wanted to reach out and thank your coaches for everything they do.
There was a tense few moments where the game was getting a little rough. At the first stop in play, one of your coaches (Pat) stepped out on the floor and asked our bench if he could stop the game for a moment so he could address his players all at once, without distractions. This showed me that he was not only looking out for his players, but ours as well. That is the kind of coaching that this division needs and I would like to personally thank him and the Saanich Tigers for it.”

The Chair of the Tim White (Nanaimo) Bantam Tournament and the VIMLC BCLA Zone Rep also sent emails commending the sportsmanship of both the Saanich teams in the tournaments. Thank you to team managers Cyrstal Fulber and Jen Majorki for encouraging our players to personally thank the Chair and for the gifts provided to the tournament hosts.

Provincials

The Pee Wee A2 team went 5 – 0 in the round robin and was in the gold medal game.
We had the lead in the 3rd, but a heart-breaking goal with 38 seconds left tied the game
and threw the momentum to Kamloops. They scored in OT and we ended up with
Silver. A disappointing ending, however, it was a great experience and the
boys should be proud of how they played and carried themselves throughout the
tournament.

The Bantam A2 team won gold in the Provincials. After losing to PoCo a few times
during the season, they played with determination when it counted and won 6 – 3 in the
gold medal game.

Our Novice Select team played in the Jack Crosby tournament. This team had great
skill and 8-9-year-olds played with grit. This age division is well set for playing
competitive lacrosse in the seasons to come. They won the gold over Nanaimo in the
finals. The team also won the most sportsmanlike team in the tournament.

BCLA – Vancouver Island Player of the Year Award – James Hall

The BCLA selected James Hall as the 2022 Vancouver Island Box Lacrosse Player of the Year.
The SLA nominated James, a member of the U16 A2 team, for this award. James has been coached by Fred Jenner since Pee Wee and Fred had the following to say:
“I have been coaching James since Pee Wee lacrosse and I can’t think of a player more deserving of this award. James has earned either the Captain or Assistant Captain honour each year I’ve coached him. And that honour comes from his willingness to do whatever it takes to make himself, his teammates or his team better. If I asked him to play on the power play or short man or sit in the penalty box for too many men call… he’d do it. And wouldn’t hesitate.
James always helps out his teammates during practice to understand plays or drills, as he knows that if they get better, the team will get better.
Throughout every practice or game, James has a smile on his face. No matter what. He truly loves to play this game and has the utmost amount of respect for the game, his teammates and his opponents. He truly is a kid that just loves to play, and I love watching him play.”

James has also been a referee in past years. Head Referee Ryan White had the following to say:
“James demonstrated great composure and confidence when he ejected a parent in one of the first games back in the shortened 2021 COVID season. For a new referee to hand a difficult situation was impressive.”

Congratulations James!

End of Season Survey

The Saanich Lacrosse Association Executive is committed to providing the best possible lacrosse experience for your player. This survey is designed to gather feedback from parents and players on the 2022 Season. The survey is anonymous and your responses will only be shared in general terms with the coach or manager if applicable. Your time to complete this survey is appreciated and is important to the Executive.
SURVEY: https://forms.gle/GKusZtFGijYENAXEA

Saanich Lacrosse Executive

The document 2022_Success.docx__1_.pdf was attached to this post.