The Drop In Session this week was well attended after information was sent out around Cowichan Valley. So far we have under 10 players in each of the 4 age divisions we are aiming for. Which means we need a few more players. If you are interested in playing Field Lacrosse, know someone who is interested in trying Field Lacrosse please come on out to any of our Drop In sessions this week or next. We are aiming for teams in U11 Boys, U13 Boys, U12 Girls, and U15 Girls this season. *Note: Players outside of these age ranges register with Mid Island to be released to neighbouring associations.
The boys divisions will play in the Vancouver Island Youth Field Lacrosse teams vs Tier 1 and 2 teams from North and South Island. For the U15 Girls Division, Victoria, Pac-Rim, and Nanaimo are working to try and build teams for a new 7v7 Island League as well. U12 Girls may have one other Island team to play and invited players from around the island to join a local house league for the season, and depending on interest create a travel team to compete in Provincials at the end of the season.
Teams are to be Declared Aug 30th. After Aug 30th, Teams will begin practises twice a week until the season begins Sept 21/22nd weekend.
Next FREE Drop In Dates (all the Cowichan Sportsplex Infield from 6:00-7:30pm):
Wed Aug 21st
Tues Aug 27th
Thurs Aug 29th
Please contact Naomi Walser at email@example.com for information.
Hello Cowichan Valley,
The MIYFLA is trying to re-start local Field Lacrosse in the Cowichan Valley in the U11/U13 Boys divisions, and U12/U15 Girls divisions. We are looking for any adults or former local Valley field lacrosse players, male and female, to become certified level 1 referees. Field Lacrosse will be new to the majority of our players this season. New referees do not have to know the game inside and out to start. Having played the game, or even watched a game is a great start to becoming an official.
Boys Field Lacrosse games will be played locally in Duncan at the Cowichan Sportsplex Infield on weekends. New referee's will be trained to officiate U11 and U13 Boys games. The season will run from Sept 21st - Dec 1st 2019, with a 6 week break until Jan 11th. Provincials will be in February 2020.
COACHING AND OFFICIALS CLINIC DATES:
Men's Field Lacrosse Officials Clinic is in Victoria on Sat Sept 14th from 9-4pm.
Women's Field Lacrosse Officials Clinic is in Duncan on Sun Aug 25th from 9-4pm.
Men's Field Lacrosse Coaching Clinic in Victoria on Sat Sept 14th from 9-4pm.
Men's Field Lacrosse Coaching Clinic in Nanaimo on Sun Sept 15th from 9-4pm.
Women's Field Lacrosse Coaching Clinic in Duncan on Sun Sept 15th from 9-4pm.
To register for a coaching or officials clinic please contact Naomi Walser at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Congratulations to Josh MacDonald who was selected to the U15 team, Braith Williams and Bria Grounds on the Freshman team, Grace Shepherd and Elora Waardenburg on the Middle School team, and Brynn Williams and Anikka MacDonald in the Recruits program.
Josh will be heading to Canadian Nationals in Kelowna BC Aug 30th - Sept 1st to compete against 4 other provinces for the National Title, and Delaware in November. The female Freshman and Middle school team will be heading to the Sandstorm Lacrosse Festival in Jan 2020 to represent Team BC along with the Sophmore, Junior, and Senior Teams.
Good Luck to all players!
Field lacrosse for boys was cancelled in 2018/2019 due to the lack of volunteers and decreased registration. However, there was Girls Field Lacrosse house league in the Fall 2018 thanks to Naomi Walser's efforts!
The MIYFLA has new executive being Naomi Walser as President; Corinne Findlater, as Treasurer; and Sheri Williams as Registrar. Thank you for volunteering with much appreciation to Bill Sanderson, Lucas Rankin and Kim Schiavon for their time and energy in these positions.
The MIYFLA is looking for more helpers to make Field Lacrosse possible for girls and boys in the Cowichan Valley. We are looking for a Secretary, Webmaster, Facebook Administrator, Equipment manager, Booster Club and Coaches. It doesn't require as much time as you may think. Please contact Naomi at email@example.com for more info on how to help out.
Be on the look out for details of an AGM at the end of March 2019 to discuss moving forward with Field Lacrosse in 2019/2020!