U17A League (Wild Rose Lacrosse League)


Wild Rose Lacrosse League (WRLL) U17,

 

This league will be known as the Wild Rose Lacrosse league (WRLL) and the 2023 season will be the league’s second year in operation. The WRLL creates new and exciting game play as the Calgary District Lacrosse Association (CDLA) the Greater Edmonton Lacrosse Council (GELC) and the Saskatchewan SWAT U17 A teams will play an interlocked season.

The league will be split into 2 regions: 1) the South region consisting of the CLDA teams, and 2) the North region consisting of the GELC teams and SWAT. Each region will play one home and one away game versus each team in their region. Additionally, they will cross-over and play one games versus each of the teams from the other region. With this format, each team will play a 15-game regular season, followed by a regional playoffs series and wrapping up with a league championship. The top 4 teams from each region will qualify for the playoffs each year. (Only the SWAT can have 2 games scheduled in the same day this is due to their weekend only travel constraints).

2023 Playoff format will be as follows:

First round will be 1 vs 4 and 2 vs 3 in each Region, single game elimination, winners advance to the second round. Second round will be a best of 3 regional finals. The winners of the two reginal finals will then attend Provincials for another best of 3 finals series to crown the WRLL league champion. (Provincials in 2023 are host by the GELC location TBD)

Given the increase in games played, and the travel involved, most league games will be scheduled on weekends. The weekend games may be scheduled in the same venue as the Rocky Mountain Lacrosse League (RMLL) Jr. A or Jr. B games or another central venue, Scheduling games like this has many benefits including:

· allowing for more experienced referees to work both Minor and Major games,

· offering opportunities for referee development to those officials who may like to advance their officiating career (by working as a 3rd referee alongside of experienced referees),

· increasing the exposure of minor players to the coaches/management of the Major teams

· providing more opportunities for Minor players to watch Major in preparation for their graduation

To ensure that each U17 teams can travel outside of Alberta to attend tournaments, the league will have 3 pre-determined weekends with no games scheduled. There will be one weekend in each April, May, and June kept open for all teams to attend tournaments out of province, thus limiting the requests to reschedule league games.

All teams should follow their normal game reporting process with the GELC or CDLA RMAP websites. IE home team is responsible to enter games results with all goals and Penalty’s, within 24 hours of game completion. The visiting team will then go in and verify the game once posted by the home team, they have 48 hours to complete this process.

Home teams should be wearing their light color jersey and Away team should have their dark jerseys if there is a color conflict it is the home team’s responsibility to change jersey colors.

Home team is to supply all games balls I would like to suggest the home team also provide the warmup balls for both teams, this would remove the coaches being on the floor in warm up trying to retrieve balls form the opposing team side of the floor and possibly interrupting the warmup and getting hit by a ball.

White copy of game sheet stays with the home team not the winner of the game, yellow to wining team and pink to losing team.

Important dates Season starts Friday April 14th, 2023, season must end by June 21st, 2023. The first-round playoffs games are to be played Saturday June 24th, 2023. Second round games can be played between June 25th and July 5th. Provincials will be held July 14th to 16th 2023. Black out weekends are tentatively the last weekend in April, May long weekend, second weekend in June and July 1st weekend we will verify these weekends with ALA, Saskatchewan and BCLA tournament dates)

Each team must submit their final team roster plus a maximum 10 player AP roster to the ALA director of development and their LGB Presidents 24 hours prior to their first game.

 

South Region Teams                           North Region Teams

Calgary Sabercats                              Edmonton Warriors

Calgary Hornets                                 Edmonton North

Calgary Axmen                                  Sherwood Park Titans

Calgary HOKS                                   Parkland Posse

Rockyview Rage                                Saskatchewan SWAT

Red Deer Chiefs

 

 

 

ALA director of Development

development@albertalacrosse.com

Keith Berg

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