News and Announcements

Ice Breakers will be held at the following dates/time/place…….

Saturday January 10th, Peakes Fieldhouse
3-4pm Tyke and Minityke
4-5pm Novice
5-6pm PeeWee

Saturday January 31st, Pearkes Fieldhouse
3-4pm Tyke and Minityke
4-5pm Novice
5-6pm PeeWee

Please visit saanichlacrosse.com to stay up to date with all icebreaker information

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REGISTRATION IS OPEN!

Registration for the 2015 season is now open for male and female players born in 2010 and older.

Please register online at saanichlacrosse.com

Remember to register early for early-bird pricing and to avoid a wait-list!!

THE CLA MEMO has been posted on the BCLA Website linked here: https://bcla.centraldesktop.com/home/viewfile?guid=574596087C72B691AED98C386D7B52EDD4D5124E5&id=36473314&a80427678db9d75ed5c593b8a4879f51

The National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE) has confirmed that, after voiding the certification of the Cascade R model helmet on November 24, 2014, Cascade has developed a solution and re-certification process for the helmet that has been approved by NOCSAE. The modified Cascade R helmet models will now be designated as the Cascade R-M.

According to the official release from Cascade, “The solution will involve a simple modification to Cascade R helmets currently in the marketplace. Cascade will make the modification to existing helmets at its Liverpool, N.Y. facility beginning December 16, 2014. The modification will be free of charge for consumers and retailers, including shipping.”

Further, NOCSAE has confirmed that, “The Cascade R helmet will remain decertified unless and until it has been returned to Cascade and properly modified. NOCSAE has required that the modified Cascade R-M have a specialized tamperproof label with the manufacturers certification statement and NOCSAE lacrosse logo, as well as a unique serial number that will be indexed to the serial number of the modified helmet so that all modified model R-M’s can be tracked.”

For more information and to view the official release, please visit the NOCSAE website – http://nocsae.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/Cascade-R-M-RELEASE-12-12-14.pdf

For information about the Cascade Model R helmet issue, please visit the Cascade website – http://www.cascadelacrosse.com/

For instructions on how to return your Cascade R helmet for certified modification, please go to – http://r.cascadelacrosse.com/

Any Cascade R helmet that has not received the appropriate modifications will remain decertified by NOCSAE and therefore not be permitted per CLA policy 12.4.2.1.

Season Greetings from the Sr. Shamrocks!

Posted by Saanich Web Admin at Dec 11, 14 10:02PM PST
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Season Greetings from the Sr. Shamrocks!

Hope all is well as the organizations are gearing up for 2015 Season. We are doing the same and 2015 looks to be another exciting Season for Shamrock Fans.

We just wanted to reach out to Saanich Lacrosse to help us promote our Give ‘em Rocks in their Socks Holiday Promo. Here is the link: http://www.victoriashamrocks.com/news-blogs/team-news/item/give-em-rocks-in-their-socks. A JPEG is attached to this announcement.

We also will have some exciting stuff for the kids in the New Year (save the dates), including our St. Paddy’s Day Shoot-Around on March 15th, and our 2015 Spring Break camp from March 16th – 19th. We will reach out early in the New Year to let Saanich Lacrosse know when these promotions will occur.

Hope you have a great Christmas!
Victoria Sr Shamrocks Admin

Warrior Regulator and Cascade Model R lacrosse helmets no longer compliant with CLA policy.

The Canadian Lacrosse Association (CLA) would like to confirm that, because The National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE) recently voided the certification of two previously certified helmet models, the Warrior Regulator and Cascade Model R lacrosse helmets are no longer compliant with the following CLA policy:

12.4.2 For Box and Men’s Field Lacrosse, all players are required to wear a helmet which must meet either of the following standards:

12.4.2.1 A National Organizing Committee for Safety in Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE) approved helmet and facial protector, approved as a complete unit, for lacrosse.

Therefore, these models are no longer permitted for use during men’s field or box lacrosse and players using these models must take appropriate measures to ensure they are following CLA rules and policies.

According to the official release, “NOCSAE has been advised that Warrior and Cascade are working to address this issue, and it is anticipated that each will develop a procedure to assist players and teams who use these models.” Please refer to the following websites for further details:

For more information and to view the official release, please visit the NOCSAE website – http://nocsae.org/media-newsroom/2014/11/nocsae-voids-certification-of-two-lacrosse-helmet-models/

For information about the Warrior Regulator helmet issue, please visit the Warrior website – http://www.warrior.com/Regulator-Collection/exp-regulator,default,pg.html

For information about the Cascade Model R helmet issue, please visit the Cascade website – http://www.cascadelacrosse.com/

Additional information and technical bulletins related to equipment may be found on the equipment page of the CLA website.

The CLA’s greatest priority is the safety of all members and participants.

Please do not hesitate to contact CLA Program Coordinator, Ashley Raaymakers (ashley@lacrosse.ca or 613-260-2028 ext. 301) should you have any additional questions or concerns.