CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL TEAMS IN ALL DIVISIONS FOR A GREAT SEASON AND PLAYOFF RUN BY ALL TEAMS
This was a fantastic year of lacrosse and we are already looking forward to next season!
Check out the Playoff brackets to see how the playoffs went.
Here are the Division Champions:
Novice A: Sidewinders 1
Novice B: Wizards
Novice C: Sidewinders 2
PeeWee A: Sidewinders 1
PeeWee B: Ojibway
PeeWee C: Sidewinders 3
Bantam A: Sidewinders 3
Bantam B: Shamrocks 1
Bantam C: Ojibway
Good luck to all of our Provincial Teams competing at the National Championships in August. Watch the site here for updates.
A Letter from our President:
Dear Lacrosse Families,
Welcome to another season of lacrosse in 2016. The Red River Lacrosse Association Executive have been working diligently this Fall and Winter to resolve the challenges we had last season and to revise the program for 2016. We acknowledge that there were many issues in 2015, which we experienced first-hand and heard from our constituents. Some of the upcoming changes we have implemented:
1.Scheduling will be handled by a sub-committee and provided in advance of the start of the season. To prevent rescheduling, the schedule will be thoroughly checked for conflicts. The schedule will be available on our new website this year. The season will commence on April 25, 2016.
2.The days of the week games will be respected as much as possible, however there will be weekend games to allow the clubs to have their Club Days. There are four club weekends planned.
a.Sidewinders: April 30/May 1
b.Gryphons: May 7/8
c.Falcons: May 14
d.Wizards: May 15
e.Shamrocks: May 28/29
3.The playoffs will be conducted as a week-long tournament style during the week of Jun 20 to 26. They will be completed prior to the end of June.
4.Referee and timekeeper scheduling will be improved to ensure that we do not have lost games due to no officials.
5.Referees will have increased mentoring this year, with a focus on controlling the game and maintaining player safety.
6.There will be increased focus on the conduct of coaches and Respect in Sport for all involved, including officials, players, and coaches.
7.The A and B divisions have been removed this year. Clubs are expected to create equal teams. This will ensure that players of all levels are encouraged to improve, and not just the top teams in each club. Playoffs will be tiered as in the past based on the season results.
8.The Junior program will be revived as a draft league played out of Notre Dame Arena. We are anticipating four teams from across RRLA. The season will start on Jun 1, and end with playoffs during the week of Jul 18 to 22.
We look forward to the start of the 2016 season, and encourage all past players to return and enjoy the fastest game on two feet. Good luck to all of your teams, and have a good season.
Red River Lacrosse Association