2020 Playing Season Info


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St Albert Rams Lacrosse Club and Local Lacrosse

 

St Albert Rams Lacrosse Club is a minor lacrosse association that is part of the Greater Edmonton Lacrosse Council (GELC) and operates from March to July each year. Other minor box lacrosse clubs within the GELC include: South Edmonton Warriors, West Edmonton Blues, North Edmonton Wizards, Sherwood Park Titans, Fort Saskatchewan Rebels, Leduc Crush, Westlock Rock, Parkland Posse, and Beaumont Raiders. The Rams have teams in all Divisions, 6U (Mini-Tyke) which is 3 to 5 yrs old through 16U (Midget) which is 15 and 16 yrs old.

 

St Albert also has six major lacrosse teams. the Junior A, Senior B and Senior C Miners; the Junior B Tier I and Junior B Tier II Crude; and the Junior Ladies Drillers. They all play in the Rocky Mountain Lacrosse League (RMLL). Due to the renovations at the Jerome Iginla (formerly Akinsdale) Arena, the Crude are playing out of Morinville for the 2020 season and the Drillers are playing out of Spruce Grove.

 

The Club is always looking for new people. There are opportunities to participate as an Official, Coach, Manger, Trainer or as one of the many other valuable volunteers required to make our Club and sport a great success. There are series of coach and referee clinics conducted each year within the Edmonton area and throughout the province.

 

Equipment Requirements

 

The GELC is a member of the Alberta Lacrosse Association (ALA) which is governed by the Canadian Lacrosse Association (CLA). The ALA has recently introduced contact at younger levels which now includes equal pressure to be used at Mini-Tyke, place-and-push at Tyke and unmodified contact at Novice. Therefore, full equipment is required for all Divisions which consists of the following: helmet (NOCSAE or CSA approved), cage/mask (CLA approved), protective gloves, shoulder and arm (elbow) pads, back/kidney pad, mouth guard, and a jock or jill strap. Running shoes and a stick are also required and kneepads are optional. Hockey equipment can be used except for the kidney protector which is unique to lacrosse. However, lacrosse specific equipment provides better fit, protection, and flexibility. This is particularly true of items such gloves and arm guards. There are also lacrosse specific cages (masks). There are youth lacrosse sticks that have a thinner handle and slightly smaller head and at U6 (Mini-Tyke) and U8 (Tyke) sticks can be as short as 26 inches (66.0 cm). At Novice and PeeWee sticks cannot be any shorter than 34 inches (86.4 cm) and at Bantam and above sticks cannot be shorter than 40 inches (101.6 cm) nor longer than 46 inches (116.8 cm).

 

Here is a list of some of the local retailers who carry various selections of lacrosse equipment and sticks.

 

Source for Sports St Albert. http://www.stalbertsourceforsports.ca/generalsports/lacrosse.aspx  They carry lacrosse equipment and have a larger selection and variety of gear and sticks. This store is located at 580 St Albert Trail, phone number is 780 458 0000.

 

Sportchek St Albert. https://www.sportchek.ca/stores/st-albert-centre.html?gclid=Cj0KCQiAkKnyBRDwARIsALtxe7jh6Hf11hxWOlbon0AET97BGkcflHo9W30Qq9fdmLbea3stcgaVTHUaAvI5EALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds  A small lacrosse section with a selection of sticks and some equipment. The store is located at 375 St. Albert Trail #160, St. Albert, AB T8N 3K8, phone number is 780 460-0220.

 

United Sports. https://unitedsport.ca/collections/lacrosse  They have a large selection and variety of lacrosse equipment and carry everything required to completely outfit a player. In most cases if not in stock they are willing to order it. They are located at 7620 Gateway Blvd, Edmonton, phone number 780 433 1181.

 

Canadian Tire. https://www.canadiantire.ca/en/sports-rec/team-sports/lacrosse.html?adlocation=LIT_Category_Product_LacrosseCat_en  Basic gear and typical Canadian Tire level of equipment; limited selection and variety. The St Albert store is located at 40 Bellerose Drive, St Albert, phone numbers is 780 459 5545.

 

Totem Outfitters. https://totemoutfitters.ca/sports-exchangeCarry both new and used sports gear and have a good selection of lacrosse equipment and sticks. If unsure about spending money on new gear this is a great option to purchase used equipment; availably varies. They are located at 7430 99 St, Edmonton, phone number is 780 432 1223.

 

Slash Lacrosse:  https://www.slashlacrosse.ca/. Is the closest lacrosse specialty store and carry a wide range of both player and goalie equipment. They are fully stocked on site year around. They are located at 6200 67A St # 11, Red Deer, phone number is 403 347-5274.

 

Season Schedule

 

The Rams’ practices and home games take place at Servus Credit Union Place and Kinex Arenas= in St Albert and the new Morinville Leisure Centre. Away games depend on the division; lower divisions generally travel less than the higher divisions. Evaluations occur during the first two weeks of March, the preseason runs from mid-March to mid-April and the GELC season is from mid-April to end-June. Playoffs are completed early-July. Below are the days of the week and times that practices, and games are scheduled by division. These times are subject to change based on floor availability, however whenever possible, every effort will be made to schedule according to these days/times:

Division

Night of Week

Regular Home Game and Practice Times

(away games may vary)

U6 (Mini-Tyke)

Mon / Wed

Potentially some weekend games

6:00 to 7:00 PM

U8 (Tyke)

Tue / Thu

Potentially some weekend games

6:00 to 7:00 PM

U10 (Novice)

Tue / Thu

Mon / Wed (practices)

Potentially some weekend games

7:00 to 8:00 PM

U12 (Peewee)

A - Mon/Wed/Fri/Sa/Sun
B - Tue/Thu/Fri/Sat/Sun
C - Mon/Wed/Fri/Sa/Sun

7:00 to 8:30 PM or

7:30 to 9:00 PM

U14 (Bantam)

A - Tue/Thu/Fri/Sat/Sun
B - Mon/Wed/Fri/Sa/Sun
C - Tue/Thu/Fri/Sat/Sun

8:00 to 9:30 PM or

8:30 to 10:00 PM

U16 (Midget)

Any

Note: U16 A is provincial wide league for 2020

8:30 to 9:00 PM or

9:00 to 10:30 PM

U10 (Novice) Girls

Tue / Thu

Mon / Wed (practices)

Potentially some weekend games

7:00 to 8:00 PM

U12 (Peewee) Girls

Mon/Wed/Fri/Sat/Sun

7:00 to 8:30 PM or

7:30 to 9:00 PM

U14 (Bantam) Girls

Tue/Thu/Fri/Sat/Sun

8:00 to 9:30 PM or

8:30 to 10:00 PM

U16 (Midget) Girls

Any

8:30 to 9:00 PM or

9:00 to 10:30 PM

 

Fundraising

 

Key fundraiser for the St Albert Rams is the annual Baggataway Tournament which takes place the second weekend in June. The other critical aspect to the Rams’ program is the volunteer shifts which occur throughout the year and could include bingos, casinos, representing the Rams at Canada Day or Sports Day as well as Rams’ events such as evaluations.

 

Important Dates for 2020

 

1 to 15 March               Rams Evaluations

16 March                      Rams Preseason Coaches and Manages Meeting

17 March to 19 April      Rams Preseason

4 April                           GELC Compulsory Coaches and Managers Meeting

18 April                         Rams Coaching Mentorship

20 April                         GELC Season Starts

25 to 26 April                GELC Novice Event

12 to 14 June                St Albert Rams 2020 Jeremy Richardson Memorial Baggataway Tournament

19 to 21 June                Timbits Wrap up Tournament at the East Edmonton Soccer Centre

22 June                        Playoffs Start

9 to 12 July                   Minor Box Lacrosse Provincials, Calgary

16 to 22 August            Minor Box Lacrosse Nationals, Langley, BC

 

 

Lacrosse Links

 

St Albert Rams - http://www.ramslacrosse.ca

Greater Edmonton Lacrosse Council - http://gelc.ab.ca

Alberta Lacrosse Association - http://www.albertalacrosse.com/

Canadian Lacrosse Association - http://cla.pointstreaksites.com/view/cla

World Lacrosse - https://worldlacrosse.sport/

Rocky Mountain Lacrosse League - http://www.rockymountainlax.com

National Lacrosse League - http://www.nll.com/view/nll

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