All MLA-Sanctioned Activities Postponed Until Further Notice Due To Concern Over COVID-19

Following the decision of other Provincial and National Sport Organizations, the Manitoba Lacrosse Association has made the difficult decision to postpone all MLA-sanctioned activities until further notice due to concerns over COVID-19. The health and safety of our lacrosse family is our top priority and it is with your protection in mind that the Manitoba Lacrosse Association Board of Directors has decided on taking these measures. All games, practices, programs, camps, and clinics are to be postponed until further notice, effective March 14, 2020.

The MLA recognizes the amount of work that has been put forth by our volunteers and athletes in preparation for the start of the 2020 Box and Field Lacrosse seasons, but at this time, we feel this is the necessary precaution to take in order to do our part in keeping our community safe. Though we cannot provide a timeline on when activities will resume, we assure you that any developments will be communicated with our membership.

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.

Team Manitoba U-15 Tryout Camp Announced

Announcing the 2019 Team Manitoba Under-15 Tryout camp information:

The team will be led by Head Coach Ian Magnan, a homegrown talent who recently finished his NCAA lacrosse career at Lynn University. Ian also coached the Team Manitoba U15 team at the 2018 Canadian National Championship.

The first two tryout dates are as follows:

  • Tuesday, June 25th 6:00-8:00 @ Powerview School
  • Wednesday, June 26th 6:00-8:00 @ Powerview School

All players born 2004 or later are eligible to play. There will be a $50 fee to try out.

 

Please contact lacrosse@sportmanitoba.ca to register.

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