News and Announcements

Box Lacrosse Referees Needed

Posted by Saanich Lacrosse at Feb 14, 2022 4:55PM PST ( 0 Comments )

The Saanich Lacrosse Association is in need of referees for this upcoming season. Needless to say, referees (and shot clock personnel) are necessary and essential in order to play the game. We are looking to recruit male and female referees of all ages (13+), young and old. No prior experience with the game of lacrosse is required. Please spread the word and anyone with any interest, questions or inquiries is strongly encouraged to contact the Referee in Chief, Ryan White at

Some Benefits of Officiating:

The potential benefits of officiating are almost too long to list. There are a number of benefits that are enjoyed by all officials, while other benefits are much more personal and are determined on an individual basis:

1. It is fun, leading to great memories.

2. It pays above minimum wage with flexible scheduling to suit your availability and earnings increase by division (rates listed below).

3. It improves you as a player, coach, parent and/or fan by increasing rule knowledge and providing a deeper understanding of the game.

4. It promotes health, fitness, vision, anticipation, and reaction time.

5. It is a great way to grow and develop character as a person, promoting lifelong skills that are resume building. See below.

(decision-making and judgement skills, work ethic, teamwork, interpersonal communication, people management, leadership, respect, critical thinking through logic and reasoning, relationship building, responsibility, integrity and dependability, self-control and discipline, time management and organization, ability to block out distractions and concentrate, pride and belonging, attention to detail, judgement skills, the ability to be calm and collected under stress, fairness and equality, safety management, courage and confidence, active listening and learning, dedication and commitment, mental toughness and stress tolerance, conflict resolution, perseverance and determination).

6. It increases valuable social interaction leading to lifelong friendships through camaraderie and other valuable contacts or connections for other job opportunities etc.

7. It is a great way to stay actively involved in the sport.

8. Officiating is a way to give back to the community, sport, and kids. The sports official is a role model who is charged with enforcing the concepts of fair play and good sportsmanship. It provides a unique opportunity to positively influence young people and enhance lives.

9. Potential for paid travel opportunities.

10. Potential career paths with room for development. Elite levels get paid hundreds of dollars per game.

My life would not be as enjoyable, or as fulfilled if I did not referee as the sport has been exceptionally good to me. I encourage anybody thinking about taking a referee course to register and keep an open mind of the many wonderful things that refereeing can bring to your life.

Upcoming referee clinic dates are now posted – sessions start February 27th. For more details, go to

Box Lacrosse Officials Game Fee

Payments/Wages Per Division (Subject to Change):

Shot Clock Officials $20
Tyke $20
Novice (Minor/Female) $30
PeeWee (Minor/Female) $35
Bantam (Minor/Female) $40
U18/Midget (Minor/Female) $45
Juvenile (Minor) $50
Intermediate $65
Junior (Female) $50
Senior (Female) $55
Junior B $65
Junior A $105
Senior C $80
Senior B $85
Senior A (WLA) $120+

LAX Icebreakers for the Girls!

Posted by Saanich Lacrosse at Feb 5, 2022 5:56PM PST ( 0 Comments )

We are excited to announce ice-breaker sessions specifically for female lacrosse players! All interested girls are invited to come out to Pearkes Fieldhouse and play. Bring a friend to try lacrosse too! Sessions are:

Sunday February 20 from 5-6:30 pm
Sunday March 13 from 6-8 pm
Sunday March 27 from 5-6:30

Please register at:
so we know how many girls to expect. If you have not completed a BCLA waiver in the last year, you will need to complete the waiver when you register.

Contact with any questions.

*Early Bird Registration ends January 31. Save $50 and register now. Registration fees waived for mini-tyke players.

Coaching applications due January 31.

Next Icebreaker this Sunday, January 30 at Pearkes Fieldhouse

5:00 – 6:30 pm – Novice and Pee Wee (born 2010 to 2013)

6:30 – 8:00 pm – Bantam and U16 (born 2006 to 2009)

Please pre-register at:

Insurance waivers are required for all participants who are new to Saanich Lacrosse or have not played since 2020 Please complete the waiver at ( and email to

Former Tiger Scores Big as Panther

Posted by Saanich Lacrosse at Jan 22, 2022 9:07PM PST ( 0 Comments )

Panther City Lacrosse Club earned their first win in franchise history January 15th in New York City. The winning overtime goal was scored by former Saanich Tiger Patrick Dodds. Patrick is the leading rookie scorer in the National Lacrosse League after five games and is the top scorer on his PCLC team! At just 20 years old, Patrick is one of the youngest players in the NLL. Patrick played his entire minor lax career with the Saanich Tigers and also plays for the Jr A Shamrocks in the BCJALL season.

Speaking of Saanich Lacrosse, registration for the 2022 season is now open – early bird rates end Jan 31. See where lacrosse can take your kid. Register today at:

@Saanich @PantherCityLax @JrShamrocks

Ice-Breaker Sessions Underway

Posted by Saanich Lacrosse at Jan 12, 2022 2:42PM PST ( 0 Comments )

The following Icebreaker sessions and a goalie clinic are coming up.

Sunday January 30, 2022
Pearkes Fieldhouse
5:00 to 6:30 pm – Novice and Pee Wee
6:30 to 8:00 pm – Bantam and U16

Sunday February 13, 2022
Pearkes Fieldhouse
5:00 to 6:00 pm – Mini Tyke and Tyke (2017-2017)

Sunday March 13, 2022
Pearkes Fieldhouse
5:00 to 6:00 pm – Mini Tyke and Tyke

Goalie Clinic Only
Sunday February 6, 2022
Pearkes Fieldhouse
5:00 to 6:30 pm – Novice and Pee Wee
6:30 to 8:00 pm – Bantam and U16

Please pre-register for all sessions at:

Insurance waivers are required for all participants who are new to Saanich Lacrosse or have not played since 2020 Please complete the waiver at ( and email to


Equipment Requirements – Minimum helmet, mouth guard and gloves but full gear is recommended. Helmet and gloves for Tyke/Mini-Tyke. Full gear for Goalie Clinic.
Should you require equipment for the Goalie Clinic, please contact Ryan at 250-880-0841 prior to the session.
No dressing rooms are available for use and players should be ready to go on the floor within 5 minutes from the start of the session.
COVID Precautions – No spectators are permitted. Masks are required except when on the playing floor. Please be mindful of the traffic flow patterns as designated by Pearkes.
For more information or questions, please contact Ken Passfield at the email address above or 250-995-2308.