Announcement

Team BC Tryouts!

Posted by Vancouver Minor Lacrosse Association on Mar 21 2016 at 11:18PM PDT
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Register Online! http://www.isportsnetwork.com/bcla_bantam_peewee.php
http://www.isportsnetwork.com/bcla_female_box.php

Bantam/PeeWee Boys – District Camp Process:
The BCLA has divided the Province into 4 Districts: Interior, Vancouver Island, Vancouver, Fraser Valley,
for the purpose of Regional tryouts in order to identify athletes in these Districts to compete at a Provincial
Tryout Camp for each age division. The Associations according to District are listed below.

The District Camps are open camps (minimum 30 runners & 4 goaltenders are recommended).
The District Camp tryout dates are set by the District Coaches and usually are a one day, 3-hour tryout. From the District Camp tryouts, up to 15 runners and 2 goaltenders will be selected to compete at the Team BC Provincial Tryout Camp. At the District Camps, coaches and evaluators, in conjunction with the Team BC coaching staff, the BC Lacrosse Coaches Technical Support Group and Regional Coaches, will evaluate the highest skilled players in their District.

NEW for 2016 – District Camp tryouts are open to 1st and 2nd year athletes to represent their
District and ultimately attend a Team BC Box Provincial Tryout Camp. PeeWee boys eligible
athletes (years born 2004 & 2005) and Bantam boys eligible athletes (years born 2002 & 2003).
Some Districts may not be able to identify 15 runners and 2 goalies. Other District players identified shall
be allocated accordingly by the Team BC-Box Lacrosse Committee. Athletes selected from all Districts
will be distributed on one of four teams with athletes from other Districts for the Provincial Tryout
Camp. At the conclusion of each Provincial Tryout Camp, a maximum of 18 runners and 2 goalies will be
selected to form “Team BC”.

There is a registration fee of $25.00 per player to attend a District Camp. This fee is to be accompanied with
player application to offset the costs of the event.
Bantam/PeeWee Boys – District Associations per Tryout
Vancouver Tryout Fraser Valley Tryout Island Tryout Interior Tryout
Burnaby Abbotsford Alberni Valley Cranbrook Shuswap
Coquitlam Chilliwack Campbell River Elk Valley Quesnel
Delta Langley Comox Valley Fort St. John Vanderhoof
New Westminster Mission Cowichan Valley Kamloops West Kootenay
North Shore Port Coquitlam Juan de Fuca Kelowna
Port Moody Ridge Meadows Nanaimo Mackenzie
Richmond Semiahmoo Oceanside Nicola Valley
Sunshine Coast Surrey Peninsula North Okanagan
Vancouver Saanich Penticton
Victoria-Esquimalt Prince George

Bantam/PeeWee Boys – Team BC Provincial Tryout Camp Process:
At the Provincial Tryout Camp, the 4 teams will be formed, evaluated and ranked over the 2.5 day camp.
The Provincial Tryout Camp consists of physical testing, skill sessions and games between teams.
The cost to the players for a Provincial Tryout Camp, who successfully qualified at a District Camp, will be
$125. A meal will be provided Friday evening and lunches will be provided Saturday and Sunday. Snacks and
water will be available throughout the course of the tryout. Players will also receive a numbered jersey, Team
BC t-shirt and a water bottle.
The final team selected for Team BC PeeWee and Bantam will represent BC at the National Championships.
The PeeWee Minor Box Lacrosse Nationals are July 31-August 6 in Whitby, Ontario and the Bantam Minor
Box Lacrosse Nationals are August 2-6 (dates to be confirmed) in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
Midget – BC Summer Games & Team BC Provincial Tryout Camp Process:

To be eligible for the 2016 Team BC Midget Box Lacrosse Provincial Tryout Camp, athletes MUST
apply, tryout, be selected and compete with your Zone Box Lacrosse team at the 2016 BC Summer
Games Box Lacrosse competitions (July 21-24, 2016 in Abbotsford). The BC Summer Games Box
Zone tryouts are where the Midget players are identified for the Team BC – Midget Provincial Tryout
Camp.

*NEW for 2016 Midget Box Lacrosse Summer Games applicants only – All Midget Box Lacrosse
athletes (ages 15 & 16 year-olds – 1st & 2nd year athletes) chosen to a 2016 Summer Games Zone Box
Lacrosse team will be eligible for selection to the 2016 Team BC Midget Box Lacrosse Provincial
Tryout Camp. Midget boys eligible athletes (years born 2000 & 2001).
After all Summer Games Zone tryouts are complete, 45 players & 6 goalies will be identified from the pool
of athletes by coaches and evaluators and approved by the Team BC Committee. The identified athletes,
from the pool of Summer Games Midget Box athletes, will be invited to the 2016 Team BC Midget Box
Lacrosse Provincial Tryout Camp in May 2016. Athletes selected from all Districts will be distributed
on one of three teams with athletes from other Districts for the Provincial Tryout Camp. The cost to
the players for a Provincial Tryout Camp will be $125. Lunches will be provided Saturday and Sunday.
Snacks and water will be available throughout the course of the tryout. Players will also receive a numbered
jersey, Team BC t-shirt and a water bottle. At the conclusion of the Midget Box Lacrosse Provincial Tryout
Camp, a maximum of 18 runners and 2 goaltenders will be selected to form “Team BC”.
The final team selected for Team BC Midget will represent BC at the National Championships July
31-August 6 in Whitby, Ontario.

Female Bantam/Female Midget/Female Junior – Provincial Tryout Camp Process:
At the Provincial Tryout Camp, coaches and the Team BC Committee will create 3 or 4 equal teams
(depending on number of applicants). The athletes will be evaluated and ranked over the 2-2.5 day camp.
The Provincial Tryout Camp consists of physical testing, skill sessions and evaluation in game situations.
The cost to the players for a Provincial Tryout Camp will be $125. A meal will be provided Friday evening
and lunches will be provided Saturday and Sunday. Snacks and water will be available throughout the
course of the tryout. Players will also receive a numbered jersey, Team BC t-shirt and a water bottle.
The final team selected for Female Bantam, Female Midget and Female Junior will represent BC at the
Female National Championships July 18-23, 2016, in Calgary, Alberta.
Team BC Box Lacrosse Program – Selection Process:
The Coaches and Evaluators will be evaluating based on:
 Offensive and Defensive game skills
 Intangibles (i.e.-coachability, self-discipline, leadership, heart and desire)
 Aerobic and Anaerobic conditioning systems
 Balance, Strength, Agility and Flexibility
 Practice focus, co-operation, punctuality and demeanor both on and off-floor
 Goaltenders will be evaluated and ranked on their ability to stop the ball under
difficult circumstances
 Attitude of both players and parents plays a huge part at the National Championships
and is considered a primary selection criterion
District Team Coaching staffs will play an integral role in the final team selection and will meet with the
Team BC Head Coach at the completion of every game and event at the Provincial Tryout Camp to
collectively debrief and further rank all players. All Coaches and Evaluators will meet at the conclusion of
the Provincial Tryout Camp and select the final Provincial Team.
Players will be evaluated on all skills i.e.: defence, offence, face-off, teamwork, and work ethic. We are
not here to build a team of strictly goal-scorers—we search for the whole competitive package! The
selection process also considers attitude and respectfulness of the player and their parent(s)/guardian(s).
The final selections will take place at the end of the day on Sunday and all players will be interviewed.
All District Coaches and Evaluators will be involved in the selection of Team BC; however, the final
exit interview will be conducted by the Team BC Coaching staff.
NOTE: Applicants must be registered with the BCLA for the 2016 Minor Box Lacrosse season to
be eligible for Team BC. All players MUST participate at the Provincial Tryout Camp weekend
(consideration will be given to injured players).

Once selected to Team BC, successful players will be required to attend a minimum practice schedule. All
participants, including players, parents and coaches are expected to conduct themselves both on and off
the floor in an exemplary manner according to their respective codes of conduct and to further consider
themselves ambassadors of our Province and our sport, at all times.

For further information contact:
David Showers Darcy Rhodes
BCLA Technical Director Team BC Box Technical Coordinator
Phone: 604-421-9755 Phone: 604-455-8885
E-mail: dave@bclacrosse.com E-mail: darcyrhodes@bclacrosse.com

The 2016 Team BC – Box Lacrosse Head Coaches:
Midget: Rich Catton – Resides: New Westminster
Bantam: Ron McQuarrie – Resides: Victoria
Pee Wee: Curt Malawsky – Resides: Maple Ridge
Female Midget: Blair Bradley – Resides: Coquitlam
Female Bantam: Chris Gill – Resides: Pitt Meadows
Female Junior: To Be Determined

The document Team BC Tryout Application Form was attached to this post.

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