News and Announcements
The Vancouver Island Field Lacrosse League will be holding its 2017-2018 Annual General Meeting next month.
The date set for the meeting is Monday, June 26, 2017 from 6:30pm – 9:30pm in the boardroom at the Fuller Lake Arena.
At the AGM, all members of affiliated Clubs who are present and in good standing shall be entitled to one vote. Each member shall be defined as a parent/guardian of a registered player for that previously played season; a BCLA recognized field lacrosse coach, manager or trainer and registered to an association for the previously played calendar season. A player is not eligible to vote due to his/her “minor” status.
Positions up for election are: Chair (2 yr. term) and Secretary (2 yr. term).
The VIFLL has had Shauna Clinging as its secretary for a very long time and Shauna has decided to move on to spend more time with her family. We would like to take the time now to thank Shauna for all of the years or service she provided to the Vancouver Island Field Lacrosse League as well as when she represented Mid Island Field Lacrosse.
You will be dearly missed but we wish you nothing but the best for you and your family as you embark on the next chapter of your life. Thank you.
There will be refreshments and snacks provided. We look forward to seeing you at the AGM. All VIFLL proposed changes and current operating policy can be found at the bottom of the “DOCUMENTS” page of our website.
The document 2017-2018 VIFLL Proposed Changes was attached to this post.
On behalf of Gordon McIntosh, BCLA Minor Directorate Chair;
A Message to all Minor Box Association Presidents
RE: Lacrosse Seasons – Field, Box and Women’s Field
As some of you may be aware, twice a year we are faced with timing issues surrounding the conclusion of the Field Lacrosse season and the start of the Box Lacrosse season. Many of our players are still contributing to the efforts of their Field Lacrosse teams that are either still in league play or preparing for Youth Field Provincials, while many of our dedicated volunteers are preparing for the start of Box Lacrosse. In the late summer and early fall, the timing will be reversed.
At this time we would request that our members are respective of both disciplines that all members work tirelessly for. Successful examples of this from the past included a ‘Field Team’ travelling to the US for a tournament during the middle of the Box season, which was only allowed once it was assured that their players’ Box Lacrosse commitments were met. We have many clubs that, at the front end of the Box Season, start in January with ‘pre-season training’ or ‘winter warm ups’ and do this quite successfully as this still allows for the Field Lacrosse players to continue their participation in practices and games with their Field teams.
Please refrain from calling MANDATORY try-outs, practices, and camps as teams prepare and participate in BC Provincial Tournaments. This adversely affects the team’s ability to function properly. Players shouldn’t have to be faced with the stress of making a choice. Let players enjoy worry-free preparation and participation of these BC Provincial Tournaments. We do not want to take steps to create ‘firm season dates’, but if these ‘mandatory requirements’ by local associations and their coaches continue during these cusp periods between box and field lacrosse, we are left with no alternative to bring in policies that will not allow any cross-over of try-outs, practices and camps during these cusp periods in the future.
We are hopeful that in the SPIRIT that is BC Lacrosse, our members can honour the games that we all work so hard to build and grow.
The Vancouver Island Field Lacrosse League is now accepting coaching applications for this years’ U15 Regional Team. For more information for this years team, please contact one of the following people…
For any and all coaches wishing to apply to be Head Coach or an Assistant Coach, please download the following form and email it to the VIFLL Head Coach (Sean Walmsley).
The document VIFLL Regional Team Coach Application 2017 was attached to this post.
The Vancouver Island Field Lacrosse League is now accepting applications for this years’ U15 Regional Team. For parents or players wishing more information or to sign up to try out for this years team, please contact one of the following people…
The document VIFLL Regional Team Information - 2017 was attached to this post.
The British Columbia Lacrosse Association will be holding “officials” clinics very soon to train “new and returning” officials for the upcoming 2016/2017 field lacrosse season.
Click on the following link (CLINIC DATES – VANCOUVER ISLAND) to view the dates that clinics will be held on Vancouver Island and for what levels. In order to submit your name to attend, please contact your association “Head Officials”. If you do not know who that may be, visit your association website and search under “contacts or executive”. Barring that, contact the VIFLL Head Official (Rob Cook – email@example.com) for further information.
VIFLL Head Official