Hello Lacrosse Families,
There is a lot of information below so please take a moment to review and please contact us if you have any questions.
First off, I hope that everyone is staying safe (and warm). It has been a trying year to say the least, and I know we are all missing normal activities like lacrosse. Both locally, within the Calgary District Lacrosse Association and the Alberta Lacrosse Association, we have been meeting and putting together plans so that when we are given the Ok to go ahead we will be ready.
With that we are moving forward optimistically, planning to be able to move forward as restrictions are eased. There are still lots of questions and a number of these questions cannot be answered until we have everyone registered, so please read below and register ASAP!
We have opened the registration system for the 2021 Season today!!! It will be a bit of a modified season, and we are putting Covid-19 protocols in place following ALA, CDLA and government policies.
In order to accommodate the modified season, and the desire to get as many people as possible back on the floor, we have decided as a board to REDUCE our registration fees approximately 15% for all minor divisions. Junior players, we have left the fees the same, as last season, and are still the lowest in the division, but plan to continue supporting the Junior program, with transportation for away games etc..
To eliminate the need for mass refunds we are requiring everyone to follow the same payment schedule.
Payment 1: Due at registration everyone will pay $40 to register for 2021 to start. This first payment will be refunded if we are unable to run a season due to government restrictions. However when the seasons starts (Planning for early April), this fee will be non-refundable.
From there the remainder of the payments will be split into 3 equal payments, one for April 15, May 15 and June 15, 2021. This way we only collect as we are playing. Moving from month to month collecting as we progress. We will not have an option to pay the entire fee upfront this year, although I know some prefer this, we are simply trying to make sure move at a pace to react to any unforeseen changes.
We are defaulting to Credit card payments to ease this process. We already receive more Credit card payments than any other payment method. Jumpstart and Kidsport options will be available as well.
If you are unable to pay by Credit card, then please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org and we can work on alternate methods.
The season: (For minor 6U-16U anyhow).
We are aiming for a start in the first couple of weeks in April. We are planning to run in Cohorts, and will isolate (practice) for 2 weeks, then play for a week within the cohort, back to isolation for 2 weeks, then games again for another week and so on. The plan allows for 10 games per team with a finish in late June.
Please understand we are dealing with pretty much the same information everyone else has so our plans are contingent on restrictions being lifted by the government. We want to be back as much as you all do!
We need you to register, it is EXTREMELY important that we know sooner than later what our numbers look like, so the earlier the better.
EVALUATIONS and A Teams
First of all for evaluations, we are very restricted on what we can do at this time. Currently the plan will be to do paper evaluations seeking input from previous coaches and stats from the 2019 season. As we iron out these details we will starting letting everyone know.
A-Teams - HOKS is working on plans and we will work with them as well within the current restrictions. The information will be shared as they make it available.
The 2 winners from the contest for a free 2020 registration will carry over to 2021! We will reach out to you on details.
NEW CONTEST - EVERYONE WHO REGISTERS BY THE END OF THE DAY FEBRUARY 26, 2021 WILL BE ENTERED INTO A DRAW FOR A FREE 2021 REGISTRATION!
UPCOMING FLOOR TIMES!
We are working on some plans to get floor times if they become available with the new restrictions. Once we have heard from some coaches on their availability we will open up a sign up sheet for people to sign up for a slot. MORE DETAILS TO COME.
Yours in Lacrosse,
Strathmore Lacrosse Club Board of Directors