New for 2019 Alberta field lacrosse has introduced boundaries

New for 2019 are boundaries,

Alberta Field lacrosse is aligning with the box club boundaries 

Here are Chaos Boundaries:

The West Edmonton Blues shall be responsible for the area north of the North Saskatchewan River to the City of Edmonton limits on the west side of St. Albert Trail and northern limits of the city. As well, the boundaries of the Blues shall extend to highway 60 north of the North Saskatchewan River. 

  • The St. Albert Rams shall be responsible for the City of St. Albert and such communities as Morinville, Riviere Qui Barre and the rural municipalities surrounding St. Albert. 
  • The Westlock Rock shall be responsible for the communities of Westlock, Barrhead and surrounding municipalities. 
  • vi)  The Parkland Posse shall be responsible for the Communities of Spruce Grove and Stony Plain, and the rural municipalities surrounding them. 

Headgear in Women’s Lacrosse?

From NY Times:

“Addressing growing concerns about head injuries, two companies this month became the first to sell lacrosse headgear that is built specifically for girls and that complies with new standards from the sport’s governing body. But the availability of the equipment has only made the touchy debate over whether girls should wear it even more stark.

For a long time, the prevailing view held that wearing headgear would lead girls to play more aggressively, making the sport more like boys’ lacrosse, a full-contact sport in which hard-shell helmets have been required for years.”

Let us know what you think about headgear in women’s field lacrosse below.

Alberta Lacrosse Announces 2017 U19 Head Coach

From the Alberta Lacrosse Association:

The Alberta Lacrosse Association is very pleased to announce the Head Coach for the Alberta U19 Women’s Field team traveling to Halifax this summer.

Sarah Oor is originally from the Edmonton area. Sarah graduated from Limestone College in 2014. While at this NCAA Division II College, Sarah was the captain of her team in 2014 season. In 2010 and 2011, Sarah was a Member of Team Canada and was the team Captain leading the team to a Bronze medal in Hanover Germany. Sarah has coached Women’s Field in England and in Wales, as well as in the USA. Alberta Lacrosse is very excited for Sarah to come on board with the Alberta program.

The tournament will be a precursor for what is hoped to be the return of an annual Canadian Women’s Field Lacrosse Championship, the Jenny Kyle Cup. BCLA hosted in 2016 and Alberta is in line to host in 2018. The events will take place from July 22-24, 2017.”

FIL Releases 2017 Women’s Lacrosse World Cup Schedule

From the Canadian Lacrosse Association:

“The official match schedule for the upcoming 2017 FIL Rathbones Women’s Lacrosse World Cup is now available on the organizing committee’s website. A total of 25 nations are set to compete for the title of world champion between July 12-22, 2017 at Surrey Sports Park in Guildford, England.
Team Canada, which brought home a silver medal during the last world cup in 2013, will kick-off their tournament with five round robin games in six days between July 13-18. They will face-off against the world’s most elite teams as part of Pool A, including the defending world champions from the U.S., the host team from England, as well as Australia, Wales, and Scotland.
  • Thursday, July 13th at 6:00pm BST vs. Australia, Championship Pitch
  • Friday, July 14th at 2:00pm BST vs. Wales, Pitch 1
  • Saturday, July 15th at 3:00pm BST vs. Scotland, Championship Pitch
  • Sunday, July 16th at 6:00pm BST vs. USA, Championship Pitch
  • Tuesday, July 18th at 6:00pm BST vs. England, Championship Pitch
The tournament’s knockout stage will commence on July 19, with Canada guaranteed a quarter-final game. Should they advance, the semi-finals will be played on July 20 and the championship final on July 22.
The full match schedule and division brackets can be found here – Playing Schedule. Please note that all game times are listed in British Summer Time (BST).
For more information on the 2017 FIL Rathbones Women’s Lacrosse World Cup, visit their website (http://www.englishlacrosse.co.uk/RWLC17/world-cup/) or follow them on Facebook or Twitter. You can also join the conversation by using #RWLC17.”

Ten Reasons to Play Women’s Field

1. You will improve as a player – If you want to improve as a player, field lacrosse is like going to lacrosse camp all summer long. Field lacrosse teaches advanced stick skills (use of opposite hand, new cradling skills), individual offense (e.g., one-on-one moves, shooting tips), conditioning and strength-building, and provides an increased sense of team strategy. These are skills that will improve your overall lacrosse game.
2. Low cost – The cost of registration is modest. Plus you don’t have to worry about getting extra equipment. If you are playing Women’s field lacrosse, the equipment is minimal.3. A chance to play all summer –  Field Lacrosse season starts in early July and lasts until the end of August. That adds an extra month to your lacrosse season.

4. A chance to play with other lacrosse players – Field Lacrosse provides an opportunity for players from different areas of the region to play together.  There also is the opportunity to play other region’s teams on field lacrosse ‘festival’ days.

5. Competition at all levels – Field Lacrosse provides competition at all levels (depending on region): Mini Tyke, Tyke, Novice, PeeWee, Bantam, Midget, U19 (17-19) and Senior (20 and older).

6. Another chance to play in provincials.

7. Nets are bigger – Field Lacrosse encourages high scoring games with the use of 6 ft-by-6 ft nets and lots of fast-paced action.

8. Builds fitness – Field lacrosse is played on the soccer-sized field and builds extra conditioning and fitness.

9. Other opportunities – Field lacrosse is the only lacrosse opportunity that provides athletic scholarship opportunities in the United States. Field lacrosse is also played at the collegiate level in Ontario and B.C.

10. It’s fun!! – Field Lacrosse emphasizes learning new lacrosse skills and having fun!