GLA House LeagueUpdated Thursday March 1, 2018 by Gloucester Minor Lacrosse Association.
2018 HOUSE LEAGUE PLAYER ASSESSMENTS -
Assessments will begin the week of April 23rd. The target season start date for games would begin on Monday May 7th.
Dates will be posted and e-mails sent to registered players beginning March 26th.
Note - Due to low arena availability at this time of year we will need to spread the assessment period out over a three-week period.
GLA House League Program
The house league program is the cornerstone of the GLA. Our goal is to operate a fun and organized program that is enjoyable for everyone involved (emphasis on FUN). Our focus is on fair play and improving the lacrosse skills of all players involved. Many of our house league referees are involved in the GLA competitive program. As a result, we try to minimize conflicts by scheduling the house league and competitive programs on alternating nights.
Please note that although we have a separate Girls Program for Novice through Midget (subject to registration), we do encourage girls to play with the boys if they so wish.
Season Overview for 2018
The house league season runs from April 23rd until June 27th. Teams have an average of two events per week.
Practices and games are a mix of weeknights and weekends. Practices are typically on Mondays and/or Wednesdays subject to arena availability. Games will be a mix of weeknights and weekends. Three weekends (mid-May, beginning of June, mid-June) over the course of the season will be set aside for all teams to come together and play a cluster of games (tournament style!).
Similar to last season, depending on numbers at each age group, we may enter into an Interlock schedule with the Nepean Knights Organization. The purpose of this is to offer the best experience possible for the House League Program. It offers our players the ability to play against more teams and a stronger level of play at the House League Level.
Last season we successfully ran the Interlock at Tyke, Bantam and Midget.
Location of Play
Regional catchments are formed based around a cluster of one or two arenas that act as the home practice arena for the teams. Our main arenas are Earl Armstrong, Blackburn, Fred Barrett (Leitrim), Brian Kilrea, Brewer, Navan, Metcalfe and Osgoode.