The Red River Lacrosse Association is happy to announce that registration for the 2021 spring box lacrosse season will be open in all zones on or before March 24, 2021. The RRLA and all the zones in the city and surrounding areas are working extremely hard to keep up with all the changes to the public health orders so the season is still a work in progress, but we are planning on providing you with games and practices over the next few months. Here are some answers to some frequently asked questions about the upcoming season.
What are the possibilities that lacrosse will look like this spring?
Our first choice would be indoor games with slight modifications to the game in order to limit instances of prolonged contact. As the province updates the provincial health orders easing restrictions, the MLA can advance the organization through the phases of the Return to Play as restrictions allow.
There are lots of possibilities for us to run this spring. These are indoor, a combination of indoor and outdoor or strictly outdoor lacrosse to follow the provincial guidelines.
How are the Cohorts going to be selected?
As per the MLA Return to Play Protocols, we need to keep the groups of teams playing together to 60 players or less. To accommodate this, we are looking at dividing up the teams by a couple of different methods depending on how many teams/players we get registered and the team’s age group. A couple of the different methods we are considering for this division is the geographical location, and possibly tiering some age groups to promote fair competition. We will not know the outcome of this until we see registration numbers.
When would the season start and end?
We do not know when exactly the games will begin inside as we need to wait for them to approve team games indoors before that can happen, but we will be able to start practices and do team formations while we wait for that health order to be approved.
The regular box lacrosse season will not run any later than the end of June this year, but other lacrosse programs may run throughout the summer and fall again this year. Those programs are still TBD currently.
How many games should I expect for my registration fees?
Since we do not know exactly when the season will start, we do not know how many games we will be able to host but we are looking at hosting anywhere between 10-15 games for each team like previous lacrosse seasons.
What happens if the season gets cancelled due to public health orders?
Each club will have refund policies in place if the season must end abruptly. Please check with your club for more info.
Where can I go to find out about the Lacrosse Return to play policies for Covid-19?
You can find the most up-to-date information on the Manitoba Lacrosse Association’s Website at https://manitobalacrosse.com/ or the Red River Lacrosse Association’s website at https://www.redriverlacrosse.com/. Please contact the Manitoba Lacrosse Association if you have any question about our return to play policy at firstname.lastname@example.org
How can I help?
The RRLA and clubs are always looking for volunteers and coaches. Please reach out to your club or the RRLA if you would like to join our team! Another way you can join the team is to become a referee! Please contact the Manitoba Lacrosse Association for more information on becoming a ref today.
For more information, please visit our website.
Red River Lacrosse Association Board of Directors