The five (5) local non-profit minor lacrosse clubs in the Niagara Region have joined forces during COVID-19 to offer our members a truly unique lacrosse opportunity! The goal of the Niagara Lacrosse League is to provide players with an opportunity to play lacrosse and compete close to home safely and at an affordable price.
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Niagara Lacrosse League – F.A.Q.
What is the Niagara Lacrosse League?
The five (5) local non-profit minor lacrosse clubs in the Niagara Region have joined forces during COVID-19 to offer our members a truly unique lacrosse opportunity. The goal of the Niagara Lacrosse League is to provide players with an opportunity to play lacrosse and compete close to home at an affordable price.
What is the Niagara Lacrosse League’s refund policy?
The schedule of one practice and one scrimmage per week can occur if the Niagara Region is in the Yellow, Green or Orange zone. If we are in the Red zone, then scrimmages will be replaced with practices. If we are in the Grey zone, then all activities will likely be cancelled. There will be no refunds unless Niagara Region goes into the Grey/Lockdown zone for multiple weeks. Each local club will keep a minimum of $75 for money paid out for your child’s insurance and uniform costs. Other costs will be refunded on pro-rated basis if field time is cancelled due to the Niagara Region being in the Grey/Lockdown zone.
How much is registration?
Registration is $250 for U9 and above. Registration is $125 for U7 and below. Kids that qualify for U7 and below will need to register for U9 and select cash or cheque as their payment option. Once registration is approved, those U7 players can e-transfer their $125 to the appropriate club.
What rules will the Niagara Lacrosse League follow?
The Niagara Lacrosse League is a hybrid of both box and field lacrosse. All practices and scrimmages will occur outdoors and use six-foot nets. Scrimmages will be 5v5 or 7v7 utilizing a small side of a football field. Long poles will be utilized at older age groups, however, stick skills using short sticks will be the emphasis at younger age groups.
Does my child have to tryout?
No. But there are limited spots at each age group, so we encourage you to register asap.
Will my child be teamed up with their friends from our local club?
No. Players will be distributed amongst the teams based on skill to ensure league competitiveness. Where your child is from will have no influence on the team they are assigned.
Where will the practices and scrimmages occur?
At this time, all playing sessions will occur on the turf fields at AN Myer Secondary School and Westlane Secondary School in Niagara Falls.
When will these practices and scrimmages take place?
At this time, we have turf field time scheduled on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday evenings. U5 and U7 will train once per week on Monday or Wednesday. U9 and older will practice once per
week on Monday or Wednesday, and scrimmage on Fridays. The season will run from mid-May to mid-August.
Can girls play in the NLL?
Yes. Girls can register for the Niagara Lacrosse League similarly to how they can play in the Ontario Minor Field Lacrosse League (OMFLL). St. Catharines Minor Lacrosse Association will be also running a field lacrosse house league for girls only. Please visit www.SCMLA.ca for further details on their girls only program.
What equipment will be required?
Contact during play will be limited as outlined on the Ontario Lacrosse Association’s Return to Play guide ( https://ontariolacrosse.com/administration/covid-19 ), however full equipment will still be required.
Are spectators allowed to attend practices and scrimmages?
Per the OLA’s Return to Play guide, 100 spectators will be allowed when the Niagara Region is in Green and Yellow zone; and 1 parent or guardian per participant will be allowed when the Niagara Region is in Orange and Red zone.