Coaches needed for the 2023 box lacrosse season

Click here to apply to coach or assistant coach a 2023 Burnaby Minor Lacrosse team:

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Registration for the 2023 Box Lacrosse season is open!

Sport Registration - CLICK here to register for the 2023 Box Lacrosse Season on or after December 1st, 2022. Please read all the instructions carefully when filling out the online registration form.

Returning players please register early to receive the early bird rate and save $40 before January 21st at 11:59pm. New players to BMLC always pay the early bird rate!

2023 BMLC Season Flyer - Click here for our detailed registration flyer ___________________________________________________________________________________

2023 INTRO TO LACROSSE (click on this link to see Intro to Lacrosse flyer)

Intro to Lacrosse returns to Burnaby after three year hiatus - Burnaby Now (Click here for an article in our Burnaby Now paper)

Sessions are held at Edmonds School main indoor gym at 7651-18th Ave, Burnaby.

*****The online registration for Intro to Lacrosse has closed, but if you would like to have your child join us, please email Susan at registrarbmlc@gmail.com for late sign up. We still have room in some sessions.

For just $80, registrants receive 4 sessions over a 5 week period. Boys and girls born anytime during 2014-2018 are invited to learn the basics of lacrosse. Register early to get a preferred time! No equipment needed. Kid-friendly lacrosse stick and ball provided. Please click on one of the links below to register for your preferred day/time.

#1: Friday nights 6:00pm to 6:45pm (Held on February 3, 10, 17 and March 3, 2023) **No session on February 24th 

#2: Friday nights 7:00pm to 7:45pm (Held on February 3, 10,17 and March 3, 2023) **No session on February 24th

#3: Saturday afternoons 12:45pm to 1:30pm (Held on February 4, 11, 18 and March 4, 2023) **No session on February 25th

#4: Saturday afternoons 1:45pm to 2:30pm (Held on February 4, 11, 18 and March 4, 2023) **No session on February 25th

We accept e-transfer only, payable to registrarbmlc@gmail.com. Please send payment after registering.

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Emily Lavin Player Sponsorship

In December 2020 Burnaby Minor Lacrosse lost one of our own when Emily Lavin passed away. Emily was an avid athlete in many sports but lacrosse was her favorite sport. In Emily's honour, each year the BMLC will sponsor a player that would not otherwise be able to participate in lacrosse.  Always remembered.....always missed.

 

U11, U13, U15, and U17 "A" team head coach announcement.
Thank you to all coaches who have stepped up to head coach and assistant coach our 2023 teams!

U11 (Novice) = Andrew Guindon
U13 (PeeWee) = Tyrone Douglas
U15 (Bantam) = Tyler Kirkby
U17 (Midget) = Jordan Hara

"A" TEAM TRYOUT TIMES

These times are for players who have registered for U11, U13, U15 and U17 and chose the $40 A team tryout option when registering. If you registered, didn't choose the tryout option, but wish to tryout, please email Susan at registrarbmlc@gmail.com.

Tryouts are being held at Scotia Barn in Burnaby on the inside turf arena. 6501 Sprott St, Burnaby.

Players will be evaluated by coaches as well as outside evaluators who are not affiliated with the team.

Players are to attend ALL sessions in their division if possible. If you are not able to attend a session please email Susan at registrarbmlc@gmail.com and Manish at manishbhatara@hotmail.com so we can notify the coaches. Please arrive at least 15 minutes before your tryout start times to sign in and be assigned a pinny.

Saturday February 11
2:00 to 3:00pm = U13 (PeeWee)
3:00 to 4:00pm = U17 (Midget)

Wednesday February 15
4:30 to 5:30pm = U11 (Novice)
5:30 to 6:30pm = U15 (Bantam)

Saturday February 18
2:00 to 4:00pm = U11 (Novice)

Wednesday February 22
4:30 to 5:30pm = U13 (PeeWee)
5:30 to 6:30pm = U17 (Midget)

Saturday February 25
2:00 to 3:00pm = U15 (Bantam)
3:00 to 4:00pm = U17 (Midget)

Wednesday March 1
4:30 to 5:30pm = U13 IPeeWee)
5:30 to 6:30pm = U17 (Midget)

Saturday March 4
2:00 to 4:00pm = U15 (Bantam)

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Burnaby Lake Arena and Confederation Park Outdoor Box Update

The demolition of the Burnaby Lake Arena has been postponed until 2024. This is due to the delay of the completion of the new twin arenas by Byrne Creek School (Rosemary Brown Arena). We will have full use of Burnaby Lake Arena for our 2023 box lacrosse season.

The Jack Crosby U11 (Novice) Tournament is now scheduled for July 6, 7, 8 and 9, 2023 with the return of Burnaby Lake Arena.

Confederation Park Outdoor Box will be out of commissioner for our 2023 season. The city will be starting work on the new covered box at that location in February, 2023. 

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2023 Female Junior/U17/U15/U13 Provincial Championships Dates: July 6-9, 2023 in Mission
2023 U13 Provincial Championships Dates: July 6-9, 2023 in Ridge Meadows
2023 U17 Provincial Championships Dates: July 27-30, 2023 in Cowichan Valley
2023 U15 Provincial Championships Dates: July 20-23, 2023 in (TBA)

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2023 BCLA Scholarships - Deadline June 1, 2023 to the BCLA Office - click here

Lacrosse Gear by Division:

Mini Tyke & Tyke

All players must wear at all times the following equipment: Hockey helmet with face shield (both CSA approved), shoulder pads, gloves (hockey gloves are okay for younger players), athletic support (boys must wear a “Jock” with plastic cup and girls must wear a “Jill"), mouth guard, elbow pads, volleyball style knee pads recommended, and a junior lacrosse stick.

Novice/Peewee

Same as Tyke except: arm slash guards and kidney/rib/back slash guards are mandatory. Adult lacrosse stick.

Bantam/Midget

Same as Peewee except the minimum stick length is 40 inches. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Lacrosse after Minor….

So, you’ve now completed your time in the Minor ranks of Box Lacrosse and the next level is Junior Lacrosse for the males and Senior Women's Box Lacrosse for the females. Junior Lacrosse falls under Senior Directorate (you were under the umbrella of Minor Lacrosse/Directorate from mini-tyke to 16U). Junior is a five-year program comprised of Junior A, B1 and B2 tiers. Junior A is the top level in Junior and the championship is the Minto Cup. Each Burnaby Junior (A/B1/B2) level has try outs and an email will go out with information on when/where starting with A try outs. If you don’t wish to try out for A but do want to try out for B1/B2 you can be put directly onto the B1 or B2 try out list. Junior A practice twice a week and games (as scheduled). Junior B1 & B2 practice once a week and games (as scheduled). A/B1 teams travel to the Island (Victoria/Nanaimo) via bus with the team for those games (a per diem is given to each player for food). There is a fee to play and that information will be sent out to all players by tier (A/B1/B2) but if you obtain the minimum level sponsor then you don’t need to pay the fee (as it’s covered in the sponsorship). Team shorts, dry fits & golf shirts are given to each player. Jerseys are provided for the season to all teams. Junior A team jerseys are handled by the team (home games hanging in the dressing room/away games brought by the equipment manager-all are laundered by the team). B1/B2 players receive a home and an away jersey and are responsible for bringing to games and laundering them after each use (must be returned at the end of the season). Please contact Brad Hara with any questions and to be placed on any of the three Junior try out lists.
For those females looking to continue playing box lacrosse after graduating from Junior Girls there is Senior Women's Box Lacrosse.  You can reach out to the executive by visiting their website (click here) to inquire about what team is looking for players in that league.
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Lacrosse has been played by Indigenous peoples across North America for hundreds of years, long before it was introduced to settlers. It is deeply intertwined within the history and culture of many Indigenous nations and communities. In Iroquois and Haudenosaunee cultures, Tewaarathon (lacrosse) was viewed as a gift from the Creator, acknowledging the Creator’s life forces and honouring the Elders and their nations. Lacrosse was also used to resolve conflicts and restore balance among nations; it was used as a powerful source of physical and spiritual healing. We would like to recognize all the nations across Turtle Island who have shared their knowledge, history, and love of lacrosse.

Specifically, we at Burnaby Minor Lacrosse Association would like to recognize, honour, and respect the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Coast Salish peoples whose traditional territories our community is practicing, playing and living on. As the sport of lacrosse has grown and we travel as guests to other communities to compete,  we would like to recognize among others, our neighbors the Semiahmoo, Katzie, Kwikwetlem, Kwantlen, Hwiltsum, and Qayqayt First Nations. The relationship that these nations have with the land is both historic and ongoing.

We are committed to creating a safe and inclusive environment for our players and their families, and to recognizing, respecting, and naming the contributions that Indigenous communities have made to the sport. We strive to recognize the importance of lacrosse in our collective history and honour the traditional game by teaching and instilling the values of respect, sportsmanship, and team spirit.

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