Manitoba Lacrosse Hall of Fame Seeks Nominees For Class of 2020

Help to recognize the lacrosse achievements by individuals for outstanding contributions to Manitoba Lacrosse by nominating a player, builder, coach, administrator, team or veteran to the 2020 Manitoba Lacrosse Hall of Fame. 

You can access the online nomination form or download and submit the PDF form via email to nominations @ http://mblacrossehof.ca/.

Nominations will be accepted until January 15,2020. The Class of 2020 Induction Ceremony will be held on October 4, 2020 @ the Canad Inns Garden City. 

If you require any additional information contact Glen Henkewich at ghenkewich@gmail.com or Doug Krochak at dkrochak@shaw.ca.

MLA To Host Lacrosse Summit December 1st

The Manitoba Lacrosse Association wants to hear from its members. On Sunday, December 1st, 12:00 noon at Sport Manitoba there will be a lacrosse summit open to all MLA members.

A variety of topics will be discussed such as grassroots initiatives, female lacrosse, high-performance opportunities, etc. Agenda items are being accepted and an agenda will be released leading up to the summit.

If you are interested in participating, please RSVP to lacrosse@sportmanitoba.ca.

More details to follow.

Manitoba Lacrosse Association Announces Staff For 2021 Canada Games Girls Lacrosse Team

The Manitoba Lacrosse Association is pleased to announce Kim Winzoski as Head Coach of Manitoba’s 2021 Canada Games girls lacrosse team. Joining Kim on the staff will be John Harding, Don Jacks, and Daina Ojala.

Kim, who was recently named Volunteer of The Year by the MLA for 2019, has been a longtime coach, manager, and administrator with the North Winnipeg Falcons as well as the Secretary and Registrar for the Red River Lacrosse Association. We look forward to working with Kim as she grows into her new role as Head Coach and builder of the girls program.

Ojala, with her experience as a coach and administrator in the Wizards organization, will be working closely with Kim on the managerial side but also brings experience as a coach in both lacrosse and ringette.

Harding has been coaching box lacrosse in Manitoba for over twenty years since his playing days and will offer a wealth of technical experience to the budding program.

Jacks will play a similar role as Harding, bringing his many years of playing experience at some of the highest levels both nationally and internationally, as well as his years of coaching experience with both Team Manitoba and local club teams.

With lacrosse’s inclusion in the 2021 Canada Games, Manitoba has been gifted an avenue to start sustainable girls-specific lacrosse programs, something that has been missing for too long in the province.

The 2021 Canada Games will take place August 6th-21st, 2021 in Niagara, Ontario. The box lacrosse tournament will consist of players in the U17 age group which will be players born in 2005 or later. 2021 will be the first year that lacrosse will be included in the Canada Games since 1985.

If you are interested in trying girls-only lacrosse or have any questions regarding the program, please contact the Manitoba Lacrosse Association at lacrosse@sportmanitoba.ca and visit https://www.mbgirlslacrosse.ca/ to stay up-to-date.

Manitoba Lacrosse Association Names Henkewich Head Coach Of 2021 Canada Games Team; Announces Full Staff

The Manitoba Lacrosse Association is pleased to announce Cory Henkewich as Head Coach of Manitoba’s 2021 Canada Games boys lacrosse team. Joining Cory on the staff will be Luc Magnan, Brett Morrison, and Blaze Bezecki

Cory, who has gained a wealth of coaching experience in relatively short time over the last 10 years in both box and field lacrosse, has most recently been the head coach of the Manitoba Blizzard Jr. B lacrosse club of the RMLL for the last two seasons. 

Morrison has worked closely with Henkewich in their various coaching endeavours over the years with Team Manitoba, club box and field programs, and development programs such as True Lacrosse and most recently the Team Manitoba Athlete Development Program. Morrison and Henkewich’s names have been synonymous with player development in Manitoba for the last handful of years.

From Pine Falls, MB, Luc Magnan is the only Manitoban playing in the National Lacrosse League. Entering his fifth season in the NLL and first with the newly named Halifax Thunderbirds, Luc will be an integral part of the staff, bringing the coaching experience he has gained as a coach at the Hill Academy and the Toronto Beaches Lacrosse Club in addition to his experience as a professional lacrosse player. 

Bezecki, a 2019 graduate of the Manitoba Blizzard Jr. B Lacrosse Club, was the leading scorer in their division this year as well as team captain. Blaze brings the experience that he has gained through his years on a very successful Manitoba Blizzard team that won back-to-back RMLL championships in 2016 and 2017, as well as a coach with the Team Manitoba Athlete Development Program. 

The 2021 Canada Games will take place August 6th-21st, 2021 in Niagara, Ontario. The box lacrosse tournament will consist of players in the U17 age group which will be players born in 2005 or later. 2021 will be the first year that lacrosse will be included in the Canada Games since 1985.

MLA Announces Launch of a New High-Performance Program

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

January 17, 2018

For more information contact:

Dallas Smith

lacrosse@sportmanitoba.ca

(204)925-5684

Manitoba Lacrosse Association Announces Launch of a New High-Performance Program

MLA to launch Prestige Lacrosse, the Organization’s Nine-Month High-Performance Program!

Overview

The Manitoba Lacrosse Association is proud to announce the launch of the Prestige Lacrosse Program, a three day a week, nine-month combined sector program (Box and Men’s Field) focused on the development of high-performance athletes in three separate but interrelated fields.

Program Start Date: Mid-February 2018

Eligible Age Groups: 13, 14, 15, 16, and 17-Year Old’s

Programming Details

  1. On-The-Field Program (January-October)
    • Combined Box and Field Program focused on developing specific individual positional skills and individual tactics.
    • The program will also focus on team tactics and team strategies that are employed in both box and field lacrosse.
  2. Strength and Conditioning Program (January-March)
    • A program focused on developing correct exercise technique, increasing strength and power, improve physical conditioning through sport specific exercises, progress movement capabilities, and enhance speed and acceleration.
  3. Classroom Program (January-October)
    • A program focused on Sports Nutrition, Sports Psychology, Strength and Conditioning, and individual life skills.

Cost

The MLA is committed to covering the majority of the costs associated with the Prestige Program, including but not limited to, floor and field costs, any costs associated with strength and conditioning, including instructor lessons and facility costs, costs associated with classroom programming, and apparel. A small fee of $50.00 is the annual cost of the program.

Notes

The establishment of the Prestige Program is not a replacement for the Team Manitoba Program, but supplements the Bantam, Midget, U15, and U18 Programs. Moreover, participation in the aforementioned programs is a recommendation but not a pre-requisite.

Enrollment in the program will be based on commitment. Individuals interested are expected to participate in all components throughout the length of the program.

To register, please email Dallas Smith at lacrosse@sportmanitoba.ca

Registration closes February 15th, 2018