News and Announcements
2013 President’s Message
To All Players, Coaches, Volunteers and Fans;
Welcome to another year of Tigers Lacrosse!
One of our goals as we approached the 2013 season was to get the ball rolling early in regards to registration and coaching appointments. As an Executive it was a priority for us to do as much as we could during the off season as we geared up for the New Year.
We have moved to an entirely on-line registration system, including payment. Generally feedback has been positive; certainly from an administrative point of view it has been the way to go! One negative effect of the change was to our Tiger Gear clothing sales which were down last year. Many of us made it a tradition to purchase a hoody, a T-shirt or a hat when we dropped in to register. Although this opportunity has been lost, through our website it is as easy as an email to shop for the newest and coolest items. Registration opens January 1st, 2013!
Coaching applications are now being accepted on-line. Check the SLA website for information.
Goalies will also be pleased to hear that we have made a significant investment in new uppers and leg pads for this coming season. It is important to remember that we are happy to provide the best equipment for our athletes but we expect in return that that the gear is treated with care!
As always, I would like to take a moment to acknowledge and thank all of our volunteers; coaches, managers and Executive members. The success of Saanich Lacrosse is directly related to the time and effort which is given by everyone involved. Are you interested in helping out? Contact any of your Executive members for information. Look for dates and times for coaching and refereeing clinics as they are planned.
We will be utilising email blast and website based communication regularly. Keep an eye out for information and updates including announcements of upcoming events including our 2013 AGM which will be held next Fall.
Looking forward to an exciting a memorable season!
President, Saanich Lacrosse Association
Welcome all new and returning lacrosse players!
Registration is now open for the 2013 season!
Saanich Lacrosse is pleased to continue with online registration and payment this season. Simply complete the online form – http://www.saanichlacrosse.com/clubs/1651/pages/45012. You do NOT need to mail a copy of your registration to us this year, it will automatically be sent to the registrar. So when you pay on line you’re done. You can no longer register online and pay by cheque. The jersey deposit cheque will be collected by the team manager.
If you choose not to register on line you will need to mail a cheque along with a copy of the registration to the address below. Please have player’s name marked clearly on the cheque, this is to ensure payment is credited to the correct player. You will not be considered registered until both registration and payment are received.
“PRINT REGISTRATION PAGE” LINK HERE http://www.saanichlacrosse.com/clubs/1651/pages/45012
For ALL NEW PLAYERS to Saanich Lacrosse:
When submitting your registration as per either of the above methods, we will also need one (1) copy of the player’s birth certificate as well as proof of residency (i.e. copy of a utility bill). These can be scanned or photographed and e-mailed to the registrar at email@example.com or you can mail a hard copy to the address below.
EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION
Our usual early bird registration fees will be in place till the end of January ONLY so get registered early
Early registration fees are shown below. Fees go up $20 after January
Cheques should be made payable to “Saanich Lacrosse Association” and can be mailed to:
Saanich Lacrosse Association
PO Box 30025
Saanich Centre Postal Outlet
Please note: INTERMEDIATE and Jr. B players cannot register on line, please contact the registrar or Chris Jackson to get your registration form.
Remember, if you are NEW to Saanich Lacrosse, you will also need to mail or e-mail a copy of the player’s birth certificate and proof of residency.
If you have any further questions please contact our Registrar: Chris Sheridan at firstname.lastname@example.org
Do you have more than 2 kids playing Lacrosse
Regular price for two oldest children, $42 for each additional child.
For the purpose of team numbers a wait list may be implemented by the executive.
We encourage all players to register early to assist with accurate registration numbers for teams and to avoid being waitlisted.
· Full refund less a $25 Admin fee prior to March 1
· Full refund less $42 BCLA fee and a $25 Admin fee from March 1 to March 31
· Refunds after March 31 only for medical/injury reasons. Must be accompanied by a doctor’s note and will be considered on a case by case basis by the Executive.
Hello Saanich Lacrosse families,
In an effort to have our players get lacrosse sticks in their hands earlier than usual, time has been booked at Eagle Ridge on Sunday, December 30 for some winter workouts. The sessions will be organized with coaches and they will be geared towards having some fun with an emphasis on skills. Full gear will be required.
These are not considered part of the formal lacrosse season and are not the ice-breakers or evaluations which will happen in the New Year. These sessions are open to all players within the age groups below that were registered with Saanich Lacrosse in 2012 regardless of what level they played last year or what experience they have. The intention is to simply provide something extra to stir interest and get kids playing lacrosse prior to the season getting underway.
Saanich Lacrosse is not charging a fee for these sessions, however to ensure a manageable number of players are participating and to confirm player status for insurance purposes, you MUST RSVP to the contacts below if you plan to attend.
The following sessions have been booked at Eagle Ridge on Sunday, December 30:
· 6:00pm – 7:00pm – Novice players –born in 2003 and 2004 – please RSVP to email@example.com
· 7:00pm – 8:30pm – PeeWee players – born in 2001 and 2002 – please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
· 8:30pm – 10:00pm – Bantam & Midget players – born in 1997 – 2000 – please RSVP to email@example.com
If you have any questions you can email the contact for your age group. If you would like to play goalie and require gear, please email as well and arrangements will be made.
We hope you are able to make the workouts and depending on how they are received, additional sessions may be looked at for January.
We hope you all have a happy and enjoyable holiday season!
Saanich Lacrosse Executive
Hello Saanich Lacrosse players, parents and coaches.
It is hard to believe but the box lacrosse season is not far away. One of the biggest challenges every season for Saanich Lacrosse is finding enough volunteers to fill our coaching vacancies. The past few seasons have been a tremendous challenge for the association to ensure we could find enough coaches to ensure all our players had a place to play.
In an effort to try and reduce the impact of looking for coaches right before the season starts, we are sending this email out to solicit interest in coaching this season for Saanich Lacrosse. We are looking for anyone interested in head coaching or assisting. Putting your name forward does not imply a 100% commitment at this point but provides us with an opportunity to start to compile a list of people interested in coaching or assisting, and begin to gauge whether the numbers are in line with our registration or not. It is also important to note that indicating an interest at this stage will have absolutely no impact on where a player is placed or what level they play, as that is determined through the evaluation process. Many of you may also know family or friends that may be keen to give something back to lacrosse and be willing to help coach. By all means, please feel free to forward this email to anyone you think might be interested.
This season we will be implementing an application form to help gather the relevant information for all our coaching volunteers. If you are interested in head or assistant coaching in the 2013 season, please complete the Coaching Application which can be found on the Saanich Lacrosse website under the Coaches Corner section of the site.
Once completed, please email the completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org prior to January 15, 2013. All coaching applications will be reviewed by the Saanich Lacrosse Executive and from that review, coaching assignments will be determined.
Saanich Lacrosse is also currently looking to fill the executive position of Head Coach. If you, or someone you know may be interested in this position, please have them contact email@example.com.
We hope you are looking forward to a great 2013 lacrosse season and see you soon!
Saanich Lacrosse Executive
2013 Season Registration:
• We welcome all new and returning lacrosse players! Registration will open for the 2013 season in early January! Register before the end of January for the early bird discount.
• Saanich Lacrosse is pleased to continue with online registration and payment this season. If you don’t wish to pay online you will be able to print a form and drop it to the Registrar. We encourage everyone to use the online registration process.
• For ALL NEW players to Saanich Lacrosse:
We will require (1) copy of the player’s birth certificate as well as proof of residency (i.e. copy of a utility bill). These can be scanned or photographed and e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note: INTERMEDIATE and Jr. B players cannot register online, please contact the registrar to get your registration form in the new year.
Additional information listed under the registration tab.