lady hawks girls field lacrosse rep program
April 7, 2020
We hope you are all keeping well and staying safe, healthy and happy with your family at this time.
As some of you will be aware, the Ontario Lacrosse Association has issued a halt on all Lacrosse activities in the Province until May 15th and the Town of Oakville has closed all recreation centres and playing fields until at least May 31st.
I can let you know at this time that the OWFL League has been looking at alternatives to the season. The next update on return to play protocols from the Ontario Lacrosse Association is expected by May 15th at which time we expect to have more firm direction from the OWFL.
In the meantime we hope you are all staying happy, healthy and active. We would love to see you all keeping those sticks in your hands and keeping your Lacrosse skills sharp! Follow us on Instagram and tag us in any pictures or videos of you playing Lacrosse at home with the hashtag #LadyHawksAtHome.
We hope to see you all as soon as possible - in the meantime stay safe and healthy and active!
Offering rep team programs for girls and women ages 8 - 18+. See below for further details.
Thank you for considering the Lady Hawks rep program. Below you will find several pieces of useful information to help determine if rep lacrosse is appropriate for your daughter and family.
Players must be registered online with the proper documentation prior to tryouts.
As with other rep sports, to play on a rep team, a family needs to consider the level of commitment they can offer the team and take this into careful consideration before trying out. We ask that once you commit to the team, that lacrosse doesn't become second to another rep sport.
2020 Rep Program
Players interested in trying out for the rep team program can begin with participating in the indoor pre-tryout drop in clinics (included in your registration fee) held at the Toronto Rock Athletic Centre beginning in late March (excluding Senior team) - see below for clinic dates and times. **Please note to a shut down of all lacrosse activities until April 6th the rep PRE-tryout clinics have unfortunately been cancelled - tryouts are scheduled to begin April 7th**
Rep team tryouts are held in April for U11-U19 (specific dates and times noted below). Rep teams practices will be begin with several indoor practices after tryouts then moving outdoors for the regular practice schedule in the first week of May.
Rep teams will practice twice per week during the outdoor season - see below for days of practice.
Rep teams compete against other centres in Southern Ontario in the Ontario Womens Field Lacrosse (OWFL) league. OWFL games begin in late May and conclude in late July or early August depending on the age division. Games are played mainly on weekends throughout Southern Ontario.
Rep Team Costs
Fees are payable via $350 initial registration plus $400 due June 1st
Senior - Birth Years 2001 and older - $285 - Click Here for More Info on Senior Team Program
** U11 - U19 players trying out for a rep team that are not placed on a rep team after tryouts may request to have their registration transferred to a house league team where an equivalent age category exists in the House League. If House League not desired or age category does not exist a refund shall be issued for your registration fee minus $25 tryout fee and $30 indoor clinic fee.
2020 REP PRE-TRYOUT DROP IN CLINICS
**Note as of March 13 - Due to a shut down of all lacrosse activities until April 6th the rep pre-tryout drop in clinics have unfortunately been cancelled. All players interested in trying out for rep are encouraged to keep your stick in your hands between now and tryouts.**
Get your stick warmed up for tryouts!
All clinics held at the Toronto Rock Athletic Centre 1132 Invicta Drive, Oakville
Dates and times:
Pre-tryouts clinics for rep players have unfortunately been cancelled due to a shut down of all lacrosse activities until April 6th.
Tell a friend - a new player can attend one pre tryout drop in prior to registering (sticks and goggles provided for trial players - they must sign a waiver) - rep players can attend a house league indoor session with any new friends or new players can attend a rep session (prior to tryouts) if they want to see where they fit in with the rep program.
Indoor Practices begin after tryouts
Outdoor practices begin in early May - see above for days of practice.
All tryouts held at the Toronto Rock Athletic Centre 1132 Invicta Drive, Oakville
Dates and times:
Tuesday April 7th
Wednesday April 8th
Thursday April 9th
** Additional tryout times may be added if necessary
In order to tryout:
- a player must be registered completely online including the proper documentation for the 2020 season;
- MUST SUBMIT A COMPLETED REP COMMITMENT SURVEY PRIOR TO TRYOUTS (see button at bottom of page)
- We expect that players attend each tryout date, but at minimum, must attend one and communicate with the rep director to obtain approval prior to absence.
- ATTIRE: Each player is asked to wear mouthguard, goggles and running shoes. PLEASE DO NOT WEAR REP UNIFORMS OR PINNIES FROM THE PREVIOUS SEASON. Players will be provided with numbered pinnies for tryouts
Lady Hawks 2020 Coaches
U11-1 - Danielle Noon and Jon Diamond
U11-2 - TBD
U13-1 - Meghan Bayley
U13-2 - Erin Heidecker
U15 - Shelby O'Ryan
U19-1 - Lexi Doherty and Meghan Bayley
U19-2 - Curtis Davies
2020 Practice Days
Indoor or outdoor turf time in April and early May - specific times and dates per team TBA.
Outdoor Practice Days beginning in May:
U11 and U13 Tuesday and Thursday evenings
U15 and U19 Monday and Wednesday Evenings
**additional or alternate days may be added at U15 and U19 - this will be published prior to tryouts
OWFL Weekend Days of Play for 2020 - teams typically play two games on their day of play
U19 - Saturday mornings
U15 - Saturday afternoons
U11 - Sunday mornings
U13 - Sunday afternoons
Seniors - Sundays (6 week season)
OWFL Tentative Game Dates and Locations - SUBJECT TO CHANGE
** Some teams may also play some mid-week games
** Teams may also be scheduled to play in one US tournament in lieu of one of the regular season weekends
May 16/17 - @ GUELPH, ON - warmup for U11 and U13/Regular season begins for U15 and U19 - this date may be substituted for an away tournament for U11 and U13 in Detroit, MI
May 23/24 - @ BRAMPTON, ON
May 30/31 - @ BRAMPTON, ON
June 6/7 - @ BRAMPTON, ON
** Note all teams will be celebrating 10 years of Lady Hawks Lacrosse on Saturday June 6th in Oakville - details TBA
June 13/14 - @ HALTON HILLS, ON
June 20/21 - @ OSHAWA, ON
June 27/28 - @ORILLIA
July 4/5 - @ ORANGEVILLE
July 11/12 - @ KAWARTHA
July 18/19 - @ OWEN SOUND
Thursday July 23- Monday July 27st -Provincials - @ KITCHENER, ON - specific days for each age TBA
** above dates and locations may be substituted for a bye weekend and/or a US tournament depending on age group**
Do not double book your player on practice night or game day with another spring/summer activity (i.e. 3 v 3 hockey, soccer).
You will be asked to report conflicts you might have of the following nature:
1. conflicts early in the season (in April and beginning of May) with winter activities that are ending (hockey tryouts/dance competitions/basketball playoffs) nonetheless every effort should be made even in this time period to make lacrosse the priority);
2. any family functions that absolutely cannot be missed during the season (i.e. weddings).
3. If your daughter is playing boys field and/or box lacrosse and/or girls box lacrosse please complete the commitment form and contact me to discuss prior to tryouts.
Apart from those types of conflicts full commitment to practices and games are expected if you are trying out for a rep team.
If you cannot attend provincials you will not be eligible for a rep team.
If you need to discuss please contact email@example.com