If you’re interested in learning how to play Canada’s official summer sport or want to sharpen the skills you already possess, sign up to play for the upcoming Lacoka Lacrosse season. Registration for Mini Tyke, Tyke, Novice, Pee Wee, Bantam and Midget players is happening tonight at the Lacombe Arena Meeting Room from 7-9 p.m. with one free registration to be given away. Proof of age such as a birth certificate is required.
For anyone who can’t make it to Lacombe tonight, Ponoka late registration will be taking place at 7 p.m. on Feb. 4 at the Ponoka Arena and Rimbey late registration will be held at the Rimbey Arena on Feb. 11 at 7 p.m. No registrations will be accepted after the teams have been established.
The Ponoka & District Lacrosse Association was formed in 2004 and officially changed to the Lacoka Lacrosse Association in 2008 combing the communities of Ponoka and Lacombe.
The Boundary between Lacoka and Blackfalds Lacrosse Associations has been set at Township Road 40-2. Those living North of this road will register with Lacoka while those living South will register with Blackfalds. Any players previously registered with either association who live on opposite sides of this new boundary line may register with the association they previously played for; however, they must receive and will be granted a release from the association whose boundary they fall under if they wish to remain with their previous association.
As in the past five years, the Lacoka Locos will participate in the Central Alberta Lacrosse League (CALL) along with teams from Red Deer, Olds, Didsbury, Kneehill, Innisfail, Drumheller, Blackfalds and Hobbema.
League play runs April, May, and June with a 12 game schedule including six home games and six away games followed by playoffs to determine league champions and provincial representatives. Teams may also choose to attend tournaments throughout the season.
Coaches, and referees for this league are needed. Free coaching clinics are available to all new and returning coaches and the association pays clinic fees for referees as well. Executive members, teams managers and people who assist with fundraising help keep fees as low as possible so consider signing up for a volunteer position at registration night or prior to the start of the season.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.lacokalacrosse.com.