The 2019 team selection will conclude with the Tyke and Novice drafts this coming weekend. All team rosters should be finalized by March 18. The Rams have historically partnered with the Wizards to form teams where there are not enough players to form teams within in a particular division. As well, in 2017 the Greater Edmonton Lacrosse Council (GELC) moved to a zone concept, forming four zones within the GELC. The Rams are in Zone North which consists of the Rams, the North Edmonton Wizards and Fort Saskatchewan Rebels. These other Clubs play primarily out of the Glengarry Arena and the Jubilee Recreation Centre respectively.
The Zone concept is primarily to generate A level teams at Peewee, Bantam and Midget. However, when a Club does not have enough players to form a team at any level at Peewee, Bantam or Midget, the Clubs within that particular zone work together to generate enough players for each team at every level. This is to ensure that every young athlete who wishes to play lacrosse has a team to play on.
This practice will continue for the 2019 season. Clubs will make every effort to ensure Club integrity is maintained when forming teams however, based on registration numbers and evaluation results there may be a requirement to amalgamate with the other Clubs within our Zone. This could be with the Wizards, Rebels or both.
The identification of the Host Club will be dependant on number of players from each Club on the team as well as coach availability. Where joint teams are formed, practice locations will also be based on team composition and effort will be made to ensure practices rotate between locations equitable.
Once teams are finalized they will be posted on our web page.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your applicable Division Director.