News and Announcements

St. Paddy's Day Shootaround

Posted by Saanich Lacrosse at Mar 5, 2017 6:44PM PST
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Saanich Lacrosse is pleased to be hosting the annual Victoria Shamrocks St. Paddy’s Day Shootaround! We encourage all Saanich Lacrosse players and families to drop by.

Please see details below from the Shamrocks as well as the attached poster.

Mark your calendars, our 2017 St. Paddy’s Shootaround will be held Sunday March 19 at Braefoot Park (1359 McKenzie Ave) from 12-4 with the help of Saanich Lacrosse Association. We are inviting players, executive, coaches, volunteers, media and their families from the Senior, Intermediate and Junior Shamrock teams. There will be a BBQ put on by Country Grocer with smokies (beef and vegan), salads and drinks with proceeds from the BBQ (by donation) to be donated to Saanich Lacrosse Association.

We are planning a special media announcement at 2pm during the event (in the upstairs boardroom) with more details released closer to the date.

See you there.


Jason Sperling | Operations Manager
Victoria Shamrocks Senior A Lacrosse

Updated Icebreaker and Tryout Schedule

Posted by Saanich Lacrosse at Feb 12, 2017 3:05PM PST
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New ice-breakers have been added for mini-tykes and tykes, as well as bantam. Below is an updated schedule for all ice-breakers and tryouts.

*ICE BREAKERS – all players welcome *

For mini-tyke and tyke – helmet and gloves required. All other ice-breakers require full gear.

Mar 5 – 10am-11am – Mini-tyke (at Pearkes Fieldhouse)
Mar 5 -11:15am-12:15pm – Tyke (at Pearkes Fieldhouse)
Feb 17 – 5pm-6pm – PeeWee (Eagle Ridge)
Feb 24 – 5pm-6pm – Novice (Eagle Ridge)
Mar 5 – 12:30pm-2pm – Bantam (at Pearkes Fieldhouse)

Tryouts
Please be dressed and ready to go (full gear), including time to register prior to your start time. All sessions at Eagle Ridge.

NOVICE:
March 1 – 5pm-6:30pm
March 3 – 5pm-6pm
March 12 – 10:30am-12pm

PEEWEE:
March 1 – 6:30-8pm
March 3 – 6-7pm
March 12 – 9am-10:30am

BANTAM:
Feb 24 – 6-7pm
March 11 – 5:00-6:30pm
March 12 – 12-1:15pm

MIDGET:
Feb 17 – 6-7pm
March 11 – 6:30-8pm
March 12 – 1:15-2:30pm

Thanks,
Saanich Lacrosse Executive

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Ready to get things going for the older girls for the upcoming Female Box Lacrosse Season and excited to offer the new Junior team (1996-2000)

At this time we have some drop-in sessions planned so that new players can learn the basics and returning players can get ready to go back to the box. The idea behind these sessions is to offer a few options so that hopefully everyone can make it to a session. IF you need to arrive a few minute late or leave early that is okay too.

Based on registrations to-date our numbers look good for the upcoming season, but we are always happy to have more girls come out and see if lacrosse is the right sport for them… so please feel free to invite a friend to come along to any of these sessions. For any players that aren’t registered yet we will need to have a waiver signed by their parent (which we will have on hand or I can e-mail you one in advance if the parent won’t be attending). We will also have extra sticks if needed.

BANTAM, MIDGET, JUNIOR

  • Thursday, February 16 (7-9) at David Cameron Gym
  • Monday, February 20 (6:30-8:30) at Tsawout Gym
  • Monday, March 6 (6:30-8:30) at Tsawout Gym

REMINDER – Wear runners, helmets (other gear optional)… and bring a water bottle.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to ask

Best of luck to all our Female players heading over for Field Provincials… hoping Mother Nature cooperates and gets rid of all the snow for you!

Instructions to David Cameron Gym:

If you are coming from Costco you can’t turn left on to Meaford so you need to…..

  • Follow veterans memorial to Kelly Rd
  • Left on Kelly Rd,
  • Left onto Pickford,
  • Right on to Marlene Dr,
  • Left on to Hagle.
  • You can turn left onto Alicia Place for parking at the rear of the school or continue down Hagle until you see the school on the left.

Another option ….

  • Take Sooke Rd
  • Left on Kelly Rd after Dairy Queen,
  • Right on to Pickford,
  • Right on to Marlene Dr,
  • Left on to Hagle.
  • You can turn left onto Alicia Place for parking at the rear of the school or continue down Hagle until you see the school on the left.

Instructions to Tsawout Gym:

Assuming you are coming out the Pat Bay Highway from town…..

  • Right on Mount Newton X Road (McDonalds/Waddling Dog)
  • Continue straight at 3-way Stop at Lochside
  • Follow road which curves to the right and is now Stautw Rd.
  • You will see the Tsawout building on the right
  • Right on Tetayut and there is a parking lot around the building.

Female Box Lacrosse Drop-in Sessions

Posted by Saanich Lacrosse at Feb 5, 2017 12:01PM PST
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Very excited to get things going for the upcoming Female Box Lacrosse Season. This will be the third season for our Victoria wide Female teams and we are expanding to add Junior (Born 1996-2000) and hopefully a girls only Tyke (2009-2010) team that will play in the boys league.

At this time we have some drop-in sessions planned so that new players can learn the basics and returning players can get ready to go back to the box. The idea behind these sessions is to offer a few options so that hopefully everyone can make it to a session. If you need to arrive a few minute late or want to leave early for the younger ones that is okay too.

Based on registrations to-date our numbers look good for the upcoming season, but we are always happy to have more girls come out and see if lacrosse is the right sport for them… so please feel free to invite a friend to come along to any of these sessions. For any players that aren’t registered yet we will need to have a waiver signed by their parent (which we will have on hand or I can e-mail you one in advance if the parent won’t be attending). We will also have extra sticks if needed.

TYKE, NOVICE, PEEWEE (2005-2010)
Thursday, February 9 (7-9) at David Cameron Gym
Thursday, February 23 (7-9) at David Cameron Gym
Monday, February 27 (6:30-8:30) at Tsawout Gym

BANTAM, MIDGET, JUNIOR

  • Thursday, February 16 (7-9) at David Cameron Gym
  • Monday, February 20 (6:30-8:30) at Tsawout Gym
  • Monday, March 6 (6:30-8:30) at Tsawout Gym

REMINDER – Wear runners, helmets (other gear optional)… and bring a water bottle.

If you have any questions or concerns please just ask

Instructions to David Cameron Gym:

If you are coming from Costco you can’t turn left on to Meaford so you need to…..

  • Follow veterans memorial to Kelly Rd
  • Left on Kelly Rd,
  • Left onto Pickford,
  • Right on to Marlene Dr,
  • Left on to Hagle.
  • You can turn left onto Alicia Place for parking at the rear of the school or continue down Hagle until you see the school on the left.

Another option ….

  • Take Sooke Rd
  • Left on Kelly Rd after Dairy Queen,
  • Right on to Pickford,
  • Right on to Marlene Dr,
  • Left on to Hagle.
  • You can turn left onto Alicia Place for parking at the rear of the school or continue down Hagle until you see the school on the left.

Instructions to Tsawout Gym:

Assuming you are coming out the Pat Bay Highway from town…..

  • Right on Mount Newton X Road (McDonalds/Waddling Dog)
  • Continue straight at 3-way Stop at Lochside
  • Follow road which curves to the right and is now Stautw Rd.
  • You will see the Tsawout building on the right
  • Right on Tetayut and there is a parking lot around the building.

Saanich Lacrosse Tryout Schedule 2017

Posted by Saanich Lacrosse at Feb 3, 2017 9:54PM PST
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SAANICH LACROSSE TRYOUT & ICEBREAKER SCHEDULE 2017

Please note change to process for 2017

Due to registration numbers this year we will not be doing full evaluations for all players in the novice, peewee, bantam and midget divisions. For the 2017 season Saanich Lacrosse will be doing strictly ‘A’ team coaches tryouts. There will be an ‘A’ and ‘B’ team in each division. If your child is interested in trying out for the ‘A’ team in their division they must attend one session but are encouraged to attend all sessions for their age group. Everyone who wants to tryout for the ‘A’ teams is encouraged to attend. If they do not attend any of the tryouts they will automatically be placed on the ‘B’ team for their division. The head coach from each division will be using these sessions to determine their ‘A’ team along with independent evaluators. If your player does not wish to play ‘A’ lacrosse please do not attend the tryout sessions, if your child attends the tryout they are committing to playing ‘A’ lacrosse if selected.

Your player will be advised of their placement by email by March 20/17.

If you have any questions or concerns in regards to this process please contact:
Lindsay Pepper
Thepeppers49@gmail.com

Schedule – all sessions held at Eagle Ridge (unless noted otherwise)

*ICE BREAKERS – all players welcome *

Mar 5 – 10am-11am – Mini-tyke (at Pearkes Fieldhouse)
Mar 5 -11:15am-12:15pm – Tyke (at Pearkes Fieldhouse)
Feb 17 – 5pm-6pm – PeeWee (Eagle Ridge)
Feb 24 – 5pm-6pm – Novice (Eagle Ridge)
Mar 5 – 12:30pm-2pm – Bantam (at Pearkes Fieldhouse)

Tryouts
Please be dressed and ready to go, including time to register prior to your start time. All sessions at Eagle Ridge.

NOVICE:
March 1 – 5pm-6:30pm
March 3 – 5pm-6pm
March 12 – 10:30am-12pm

PEEWEE:
March 1 – 6:30-8pm
March 3 – 6-7pm
March 12 – 9am-10:30am

BANTAM:
Feb 24 – 6-7pm
March 11 – 5:00-6:30pm
March 12 – 12-1:15pm

MIDGET:
Feb 17 – 6-7pm
March 11 – 6:30-8pm
March 12 – 1:15-2:30pm

Thanks,
Saanich Lacrosse Executive