BY DALLAS SMITH
WINNIPEG, Manitoba – In order to promote development among our youth lacrosse players, the Manitoba Lacrosse Association is proud to announce that it will be hosting an inaugural U15 Lacrosse Tournament on June 10th and 11th, 2017. The tournament is open to any members who wish to submit a team to MLA by June 5th, 2017.
The focus of the tournament will be skill development, therefore, we have adopted the common 7 on 7 format, which includes a shortened field. This already successful format has been shown to increase development more quickly, as the players are more active and get to touch the ball more often. We are excited to include this model in an MLA event, in order to grow youth field lacrosse across Manitoba.
Furthermore, we are including coach mentorship opportunities and positional skill development sessions to further the knowledge of both our players and coaches.
Lastly, the tournament co-insides with the MLA’s High School Provincials, in order to expose our younger players to field game at a higher level.
For more details and costs please contact the MLA Office.