Update – Rule Changes

Edmonton Masters members,

At the executive meeting on March 22, we discussed the options available to the club regarding the change in rules dictated to us through the ALA and ALRA. Unfortunately, due the timing of the rule change, we are limited in what we can do. The following provides an overview of our proposed plan going forward:

1. Remain an ALA member – We discussed pulling out of the ALA but were concerned that we would not be able to have a full season. We would need to find floor space as we are currently booked through the GELC which would also be higher in cost. We would need to find referees as we would not be able to use the ALRA referees. Due to the visibility of the issue, we don’t think ALRA referees would be willing to referee us as they would likely face discipline through the ALRA. We did not feel that the club wanted to go with shinny style throughout the season either.

2. Play by CLA masters rules this season – As we wish to remain ALA members, we will need to play the CLA rules for this season. It will give us an opportunity to say that we tried the rules and provide additional support of why or why not we would support staying with these rules going forward. We may also find that there are some aspects that we may want to keep in suggesting alternative rules to the ALA and/or CLA.

3. Advocate for CLA masters rules changes – We will engage the ALA to determine how we can advocate for changes to the CLA masters rules. Some preliminary investigation seems to show that there are modified CLA rules across the country so we would like to investigate further. We feel that there may be an ability to request that there are multiple CLA masters rules from which a provincial association can choose their preferred option (similar to novice rules). We will begin this work immediately with the ALA.

4. Rules meeting – After the season, we will meet as a club to discuss how the club would like to move forward with the rules. We must recognize that some members will want to adopt the CLA rules, others will want to move back to our modified rules and the meeting will give us an opportunity to discuss and vote. Depending on timing, it may be part of the AGM.

Link to CLA Masters Rules (Appendix G) Rule and Situation Handbook for Box Lacrosse 2017-18

We encourage everyone to give these rules a chance for one season to really understand them and provide feedback based on usage. Any executive member is open to ideas, suggestions and feedback. We thank everyone for your patience as we deal with this.

Executive
Edmonton Masters Lacrosse Club

Edmonton Masters Spring Fling Tournament 2018 is here!

Are you ready to get out on the floor and work out all those lacrosse muscles? The Spring Fling Tournament is a great time to get primed for the lacrosse season. There will be both Mens and Womens divisions again this year. There will be swag, a banquet/social evening and lots of fun!
 
For Edmonton players, you must be registered to play for the 2018 season to be eligible for the tournament.
 
Date: March 16-18
Location: Tri-Leisure Spruce Grove
Format: 4 on 4 games with 2-20 minute runtime periods
Rosters: 10 runners plus goalie (teams can bring more but only 11 per game on the bench)
Cost: $660 per team
 
Mens Division – Edmonton players, if you are interested in participating please contact the following people for teams:
Yellow/Red teams – Dave MacCarthy
Black/White teams – Darrel Baker
Blue team – Matt Martel
 
Womens Division – Women are encouraged to register as a team. Individuals without a team can contact Theresa Ettinger to be placed onto a team.
 
Spread the word!

2017 EMLL Men’s Schedule

SUNDAY APRIL 30 – Southside Arena

Red bye
7:00 – White v Black
8:00 – Yellow v Blue

SUNDAY MAY 7 – Southside Arena
7:00 – Yellow v Black
8:00 – Yellow v Blue
9:00 – White v Red

WEDNESDAY MAY 10 – Glengarry Arena

White bye
9:30 – Yellow v Blue
10:30 – Black v Red

SUNDAY MAY 14 – Southside Arena
7:00 – White v Black
8:00 – White v Blue
9:00 – Red v Yellow

WEDNESDAY MAY 17 – Glengarry Arena

Yellow bye
9:30 – Blue v Red
10:30 – Black v White

SUNDAY MAY 21 – Long weekend. No games.

WEDNESDAY MAY 24 – Glengarry Arena

Black bye
9:30 – Blue v White
10:30 – Red v Yellow

SUNDAY MAY 28 – Southside Arena
7:00 – Red v White
8:00 – Black v Yellow
9:00 – Black v Blue

WEDNESDAY MAY 31 – Glengarry Arena

Blue bye
9:30 – White v Red
10:30 – Yellow v Black

SUNDAY JUNE 4 – Southside Arena
7:00 – Blue v White
8:00 -Blue v Black
9:00 – Red v Yellow

WEDNESDAY JUNE 7 – Glengarry Arena

Red bye
9:30 – Yellow v White
10:30 – Blue v Black

SUNDAY JUNE 11 – Southside Arena
7:00 – Red v Blue
8:00 – Red v Black
9:00 – White v Yellow

WEDNESDAY JUNE 14 – Glengarry Arena
9:30 Black v Red (only game)

SUNDAY JUNE 18 – Southside Arena
7:00 – 4th v 5th
8:00 – 2nd v 3rd
9:00 – Winner of game 1 v 1st place team.

WEDNESDAY JUNE 21 – Glengarry Arena

Drop in

SUNDAY JUNE 25 – Southside Arena
Championship Sunday!

2017 EMLL Teams & April 23 Games

Teams are now posted. Please visit the Teams section for your team (ignore the drop downs until I figure out how to remove them). First games take place this Sunday, April 23.

Women’s Division: 6pm – Purple vs. White

Men’s Division: 7pm – Blue vs. Red; 8pm – White vs. Yellow.

Jerseys will likely be ready by next week so bring your old jersey or a colour of the shirt of your team.

Black will have a bye this week with your first game scheduled for April 30th. We are working on adding more floor time on Sundays and Wednesdays to add extra games. There is limited floor time with ongoing renovations and low ceiling options at City of Edmonton facilities. Some Sundays will double up, and everyone will play the same amount of games. The schedule will follow early next week.

We’re all looking forward to a fun and exciting 2017 EMLL Season.

Last Evaluations & 2017 Season

The final evaluation will take place this Wednesday at Glengarry Arena – 8:30pm for the Women’s division, 9:30pm for the Men’s division.. After that, it will take a few days for the teams to be made. Upon completion, an email will go out to all members regarding your team.
The season is set to begin Sunday, April 23rd. Sunday night games are at Southside Arena. The Women’s division will play at 6pm. Men’s division – there are 5 teams this year so we have elected to have Wednesday games rather than double up on Sunday’s. More details will be available once teams are made. Sunday games will be the same times of either 7pm or 8pm games.
Please join our Facebook page for immediate communication and to follow updates.
https://www.facebook.com/EdmmastersLAX/
Thanks,
EMLL Executive

2017 EMLL REGISTRATION

It’s that time of year again, Everyone. Dust of the ol’ lax sticks, start working out your forearms and bust a move on the lax floor. Registration for the 2017 season is now up!
There are a few things to note: Due to Coronation and Bill Hunter city arenas undergoing extensive renovations over the summer, there is limited floor space with high ceiling heights available. We have had to move the floor to Southside Arena for games and Glengarry Arena for Shinny/Games for both the Men’s and Women’s leagues. As of right now, the first shinny/evaluation will be on April 12, 2017 at Glengarry Arena. We are currently working on getting some floor time elsewhere. Should we be successful in getting an earlier start, we will send out an email.
Due to the weekend that Easter falls on, our first scheduled game is April 23, 2017. But don’t sweat. The Men’s league is also looking at utilizing some Wednesday shinny’s for games. As this is finalized, this will be communicated.
Draft Beer Night. The Men’s league will NOT undergo a draft this year; however, we will be hosting a social event that will feature draft beer and food. This will provide members with the opportunity to meet each before grueling it out on the floor. The date of the social event is April 21, 2017, 7pm. Location: TBD (hoping to book the Armory hall again near Kingsway). During the social event, the Woman’s league WILL be hosting a draft. So men, come have some draft beer and cheer on the women’s draft.
The Executive also voted on capping Men’s teams to 14 plus a goalie per team. What does this mean? Our goal is to grow the league to 6 teams; however, we have to plan for 4 teams with the ability to add more floor time if needed. That being said, the first 56 players to register for the Men’s league will be guaranteed a spot on a team. The intention is to keep the teams the same as much as possible. However, due to the cap, we may have to shuffle some players to keep the playing field as even as possible. If you wish to be on your friend’s team, please email Turtle at: gtilax21@gmail.com.
Now for the facts:
Women’s League:
– Games: Sunday’s @ 6pm, Southside Arena
– Practice: Wednesday’s @ 8pm, Glenngary
– Cost: $180 without a jersey, $210 with a jersey
Men’s League:
– Games: Sundays @ 7pm or 8pm, Southside Arena (Some games on Wednesday’s, time TBD)
– Shinny: Wednesday’s @ Glengarry Arena
– Cost: $250 includes a jersey and shorts.
The 2017 Spring Fling Tournament announcement will also come out this week.
If you have any questions, please email lacrossewomen@gmail.com for the Women’s league and edmmasterslax@gmail.com for the Men’s league.

Thanks and we look forward to another successful year.

Edmonton Masters Lacrosse Executive

Winter Drop In Lacrosse!

The EMLL will be having winter drop in lacrosse again for 2017. Details are:

When: Every Tuesday 9-10pm from October 11, 2016 to March 6, 2017

Where: Tri-Leisure Centre, Spruce Grove (South Field)

Cost:
2016 EMLL Box Registered Players – FREE!

2016 Registered Players in other ALA organizations – $10 per drop in

New players – First two sessions are free. After that, players must register through the EMLL and pay a $20 fee which will cover insurance. The $10 drop in fee will also apply. Please note that registering for the winter drop in does not make you a member of the EMLL.

All players must be 16 years old minimum. Open to both men and women.

Equipment – Helmet, gloves, stick, slash guards (optional but highly recommended)

Looking forward to seeing everyone on the floor!