2022/2023 Field Season Registration Closed
Registration for the 2022/2023 field lacrosse season is now closed. Check back in mid-2023 for information on registration for the 2023/2024 season!
Documents Needed to be Sent in to Register (New Players)
- Photocopy of player’s birth certificate (SLA needs to keep this on file)
- Photocopy of player’s proof of residency (hydro, gas or other utility bill)
Do we play in all weather?
Yes, the elements for field lacrosse do have exposure to rain. Games/practices will be cancelled due to freezing rain, snow, or turf freezing. We will play on in rain or even sunshine! That being said, unlike box lacrosse, we recommend you have your child’s gear stored in a Rubbermaid tote so dry wear (jackets, etc) is protected while they play so they have something warm to change into.
When are practices and games?
- This season we have ALL of our PRACTICE times at Newton Athletic Park located at 7395 128 Street, Surrey. Practice days may be either Mondays, Tuesdays, or Wednesdays which will be allocated solely for PRACTICES. Times for each team’s practices will be allocated when we confirm how many teams we have. Register early and it helps us with our information.
- HOME GAMES for youth division (co-ed) teams are mostly on Sundays at Newton Athletic Park.
- HOME GAMES for female division teams will be Saturday evenings at South Surrey Athletic Park Field #10, located at 2199 148 Street, Surrey.
- AWAY GAMES will be whenever other teams have field time. For youth division, most clubs have Sunday home games but there are a few that have home games on Saturdays. For female division teams, most games are on Saturdays with the odd Sunday game.
- TOURNAMENTS may happen and are mostly weekend events.
What is your refund policy?
Refunds of registration fees must be applied for in writing to the SLA Registrar at firstname.lastname@example.org and are subject to the following:
- Full refund, less $35.00, upon receipt of request prior to August 11 of the playing year.
- No refunds given after August 11 of the playing year.
- If there is a cancellation of the season due to unforeseeable reason that we cannot control, there will be a pro-rated refund process we will abide by. That is, each week will count as a $15.00 per week less the non-refundable insurance portion of registration as mentioned above.
- If the season lasts longer than the end of October, and there is a cancellation beyond our control, there will be no refund offered.
What is your player release policy?
- Players must register in their home association first unless otherwise noted!
- The Pacific Coast Field Lacrosse League (PCFLL), our governing body for field lacrosse in the Lower Mainland, will not allow any player to be released from an association until there are a maximum of 25 players registered on any one team.
- The PCFLL does not release based on the calibre of the player. For example, if you are the 26th player to register for the U15 Tier 1 team, there is a good possibility that you may be released to a club that does not have a Tier 1 team. Most likely the league will release you to an association needing players for their Tier 2 teams. The league’s approach is to move players to where other clubs need to fill their team rosters. Usually all clubs’ Tier 1 teams are full before releases are made.
- The PCFLL also does not allow released players to decide which club they want to play for. There is no guarantee where a player may end up when released, as it all depends on which club needs players to fill team rosters. The league does not take into consideration where a player lives and where they have to commute.
- In stating these rules passed down to all associations by the PCFLL, please be aware and prepared!
All information collected during registration will only be used by my local lacrosse association and the British Columbia Lacrosse Association for registration purposes. The information collected will not be shared with any parties outside of the BC Lacrosse Association and its members.
The KidSport™ Fund
The KidSport™ Fund is a program of Sport BC designed to “remove the financial obstacles that prevent underprivileged children from playing sport in British Columbia”. Each child aged 6-18 who applies is eligible for up to $300 for one season of sport. The grant is provided directly to the club or sport organization. For information on this program, click here.
Jumpstart is a national charity supported by Canadian Tire Corporation with a commitment to sports in local communities. Children can be funded for successive seasons in a sport up to a maximum of $300 per sport; subject to Chapter discretion and/or local demands. The annual maximum is $600; again, subject to Chapter discretion and/or local demands. For more information on this program, click here.