Burnaby Minor Lacrosse Club

Team Coaching Announcement

Burnaby Minor Lacrosse Club is pleased to announce
our coaches for the 2019 season:

Novice A = Jamie Ward
Novice B = Kevin Hanson
Novice C = Sergio Fernandes
PeeWee A = Diana Launt
PeeWee B = Joe Bell
PeeWee C = Nicolaas Fernandes
Bantam A = Sheldon Evers and Jordan Hara (co coaches)
Bantam B = Ryan Lasaleta and Murphy Vockeroth (co coaches)
Midget A = Jordan Gabriele
Midget B = Tyrone Douglas

Head coaches will be adding assistant coaches
to their bench staff for the season
.

Criminal Record Check

If you intend to coach or manage with the BMLC, you need to ensure that you have had a Criminal Record Check done.

We are members of the new CRRP Applicant Based Online Service.

If you require a CRC to be done please email Coaching Admininstrator to obtain the access code you will need to access the system.

Rule of Two

Click here to read the Rule of Two Policy

Coaches

All bench personnel (Head Coach/Assistant Coach/Door Personnel) are required to have the proper coaching training for the level they are coaching as well as completing the online workbook prior to the start of the season.

If you are unsure of what level is required for any bench position please click on Bench Coach Level Requirements below to see to the bench diagram.

Bench Coach Level Requirements

For those of you attending coaching clinics please remember to log in with the access code provided prior to attending the session. Also remember to complete the online workbook immediately after the session or you will not be certified.

Please take a lacrosse stick with you to the session.

Please inform the Coaching Administrator, of your entire bench staff so that I can ensure we have a CRC for them, that they are properly trained and that the Form 100 is completed correctly prior to submission to the BCLA.

No coach can be on the bench for provincials if not properly trained - don't wait till the last minute to become trained!

Thank you all for giving your time to the kids!

Affiliated Players Policy for the Burnaby Minor Lacrosse Club

An affiliated player is a player who, at the request of a head coach of a team of a higher division or caliber, has the opportunity to practice with the higher level team and may play as many as 4 games at the higher level during the season.

Affiliating players gives players an opportunity to further their development and gives the team the ability to bring up a player familiar to the team when they have a reduced roster.

No team can have more than 4 affiliate players.

An affiliated player must attend their own team's practices and games over attending a game or practice for their affiliate team, their own team must be their first priority. Permission is required from their own team's head coach and call-up sheets must be signed before they can play a game at the higher level. Permission is not to be withheld without reasonable justification.

Call-up sheets must be submitted for each game when affiliate players are playing up as required under BCLA Operating Policy 4.07.

Minor Box One-Game Permit to Play Up

Call-Up Policy

Coaches, please remember that if you want to call up a player from a team lower than yours you must call the coach of that child before you do so. This is so the coach can keep track of how many games the child has played up for any and all teams.

A call up player must attend their own team’s practices and games over attending a game or practice of the team calling up the player, their own team must be their first priority.

A runner may not play more than 4 games at a higher level team. Once that 5th game is played, even if for a different team than the first four games, the child cannot play at the lower level again. Sanctioned tournament games count towards the four games. We have had situations in the past where the child is called up and does not know the rule. This usually happens in a tournament. We have also had situations where a C player has been called up to more than one B team. If the child plays for one B team 4 times, then just once for another B team, the child cannot go back to the C team.

This rule has been updated for goalies. Goalies may not play more than 6 games at a higher level team. Once that 7th game is played, even if for a different team than the first six games, the child cannot play at the lower level again. Sanctioned tournament games count towards the six games.

The coach needs to keep track of all games that the child has played up so the 5th game is not played at a higher level. To complicate things further, if you think the lower player may play for you in the playoffs, they need to play 4 games for you.

Tryout Information

Burnaby Minor Lacrosse Club’s goal is to provide the most challenging and enjoyable experience for all our minor athletes. To ensure that we meet the expectations of all of our players, proper tryouts are required to determine each and every child’s skill level, competitive desire, and the expectations of their minor lacrosse experience. Please keep your expectations realistic, and ensure your child enjoys his/her minor lacrosse career, by having them placed at a level they can contribute, compete, and gain success at.

 “A” Ball

“A” lacrosse is the most competitive and demanding level that can be provided by the association. Coaches that run our A program are looking for specific talents and skills that will make up a diverse team that can compete against the best from all other associations. This level of lacrosse demands a high level of cardiovascular endurance, dedication, superior stick skills, and commitment to the program. Players will be trained to push their boundaries and increase their skill-set through intensive practice and training regimes. There is a strong expectation of winning at this level, and some kids may see their floor time reduced by the coaching staff when they feel the player is unable to handle the situation in question. High level athletes require constant challenges and an emphasis on fun at this level is an injustice to those that train to compete. Players considering trying out at this level need to make sure they are skilled enough, dedicated enough, and fully aware of the need for specific roles within a team dynamic for “A” ball. ”A” tryouts are usually very physical and fast paced; those not prepared may increase their chance of injury. Athletes striving to tryout out for national and summer games programs will often be required to be affiliated with an “A” program.

Players will pay for and attend a minimum of one tryout at the A tryouts to be considered for an A team. It is up to the discretion of the BMLC executive (not a coach) for a player to be considered for an A team but be evaluated at B tryouts.

Two goalies will not be assigned to one team when there are 4 teams and 4 goalies, 3 teams and 3 goalies or 2 teams and 2 goalies in a division.

“B” Ball

“B” lacrosse is considered a competitive level of lacrosse and provides a stepping stone for those enhancing their playing ability beyond simply the introductory level. B lacrosse is considered a tryout level, as Coaches will still be required to assess the skill level of each and every player. Players cut from “A” ball will be required to tryout all over again at the B level. It should not be automatically assumed that all players trying out for “A” will at least make “B”. This level of lacrosse provides a challenge for the novice to intermediate skilled leveled player. Coaches will often provide players with numerous opportunities to play various roles within the team dynamic. If 2 or more teams are declared by the association at this level, then they must be balanced as mandated by the LMMLC. Players cannot make specific requests for friends or coaches at this level. Players are provided a minimum of 2 tryout dates, absence is considered a tryout. Coaches have the final say in player selection.

Players will attend a minimum of one tryout at the B tryouts to be considered for a B team when a C team exists. It is up to the discretion of the BMLC executive (not a coach) for a player to be considered and evaluated for the B team after B tryouts are completed.

Two goalies will not be assigned to one team when there are 4 teams and 4 goalies, 3 teams and 3 goalies or 2 teams and 2 goalies in a division.

“C” Ball

“C” lacrosse is an introductory level of the sport and provides a fun and positive environment for new and skill limited players to learn the game. The LMMLC dictates that players at this level must have no more than a specified amount of playing experience. BMLC understands that the greatest emphasis at this level is fun and playing with your friends. Tyke, Mini Tyke and Female are considered “C” ball. Players at the “C” level will experience all the joys of the game similar to any level within the association. “C” teams will still play varied associations with similar skillsets during regular season, tournaments, and even Provincial Championships. Coaches are instructed to play all players equally in all situations throughout the course of the year. The association will attempt to balance all teams at this level, but the rate of individual growth in this sport for each player is extremely unpredictable. BMLC will be more concerned about the enjoyment level of the athletes and not the records of each individual team as they compare to others within the association. Tryouts will not be held at this level, but assessment will be run for a coach’s draft to attempt to balance the teams if necessary.

Two goalies will not be assigned to one team when there are 4 teams and 4 goalies, 3 teams and 3 goalies or 2 teams and 2 goalies in a division.