2021 Season Updates
To our Toronto Beaches Lacrosse Club community,
We hope that this email finds you well. Let’s all do our best to keep safe, maintain physical distancing and help to stop the spread of COVID-19. Hopefully these efforts will contribute to our having the best 2021 season that we can.
The Club wanted to provide all of our members an update on what we know for 2021 from our regulatory bodies, plus some announcements for programs we are planning to run.
“Boys” Field: The Ontario Minor Field Lacrosse League (OMFLL) has announced that the traditional Field rep season will be shifting to fall, with no inter-club programs running in the spring.
“Girls” Field: The Ontario Women’s Field Lacrosse organization has announced a hopeful return to play as of May, we await further news on that front.
“Boys” Box: The OLA has not yet made any announcements about the rep box season
But, good news! With spring quickly approaching, we are in the planning phase of facilitating outdoor lacrosse development programs. While the situation continues to remain fluid and we will abide by all public health recommendations, we want our membership to know that we are working behind the scenes on planning to ensure we are ready should we be able to have some type of outdoor organized sport in Toronto.
For the “boys” program (noting that girls are welcome to play in this league as well), our vision is to hold a blended/hybrid Field and Box season, running from approximately April to the end of June, where players will be able to practice and develop within their age group and skill level. This program will emphasize learning and create a positive and fun atmosphere. We are hoping to have 5 weeks of Field Lacrosse, which will transition in to 5 weeks of Box Lacrosse (outdoor). Right now, we are planning for players to participate in 2 sessions a week. If Ok’d by public health, one of those sessions will consist of a competitive game (may required modified rules/non contact).
And for the girls programs, we have regretfully been unable to conduct our annual winter training due to Toronto’s lockdown. However, our aspiration is to offer outdoor spring trainings as early as late March, weather and health guidelines permitting. For our rep players, we plan to conduct tryouts in April in anticipation of the return of OWFL’s 2021 season. For our house players, we expect to begin non-competitive programs in late May.
As the plans continue to be developed within public health guidance, we will update on registration and program specifics. Watch your inbox and our website for updates, and please follow our social channels:
Help us continue to grow the game of Lacrosse and provide positive and safe outlets for the Youth of Toronto. Thanks for your continued support and we hope we can all have a safe year of Lacrosse to come.