All city buildings are closed and scheduled programs are cancelled until at least May 4.
Visit our COVID-19 webpage to find out how city services are affected.
Please see below from the school board.
Please be advised that all community use permits have been cancelled up to and including April 30th. Please ensure that your coaches, volunteers, program leaders and participants are aware of this closure for community use programs.
Please visit the Board website www.wcdsb.ca for status updates on this matter.
All times at Laurier Stadium have been cancelled for the month of April. They will revisit in May so, as always, stay tuned.
Based on closures due to the Coronavirus, some of our scheduled times have changed. The first is the closure of SJAM until April 5 so our time there has been cancelled.
We won't know about our St Davids times until after April 5 (see message below from WCDSB). We will do our best to keep you informed about the impact these closures will have on our lacrosse season.
Hello Community Users,
As a result of the Government of Ontario’s order for all publicly funded schools in Ontario to remain closed from March 14, 2020 to April 5, 2020 (https://news.ontario.ca/opo/en/2020/03/title.html), the Waterloo Catholic District School Board is taking the following actions to further assist in limiting the spread of COVID-19:
• Effective March 14, 2020 to April 5, 2020 all WCDSB schools (including all St. Louis Adult Education campuses) are closed.
• Effective March 16 all Extended Day programs are cancelled. Families registered in WCDSB operated programs will not be charged fees during this time period.
• Effective March 14, 2020 to April 5, 2020 all Community Use of Schools permits are cancelled.
• The March 23, 2020 public meeting of the Board of Trustees is cancelled. Any delegations pertaining to the St. John CES Boundary Review will be received as planned on Monday, April 6 at the regularly-scheduled Board Meeting, and again at a Special Public Board Meeting on Monday, April 20, 2020.
Please see below for tryout dates and times.
*Please check the website often as these sessions may be cancelled if schools are closed.
April 19, Bechtel Park Fieldhouse times have been cancelled
May 2, Laurier Stadium (not Alumni) Tryout
May 3 at Bechtal (full field) 9am-11pm , U11
May 9, Laurier Stadium (not Alumni) Tryout
May 10 , St David's Turf, Tryout
1:00-2:30, U11 (3)
4:00-6:00, U19 (2)
Our Recreational and Competitive U9 programs are the heart and soul of the girl's field lacrosse experience. The fact that our older players give back to the little ones is probably the biggest reason our younger players have so much fun. While the player-coaches do an amazing job and have great lacrosse knowledge, it is crucial that we have adult supervisors to help mentor them along the way.
If you have any interest in helping out and serving as a mentor both to some of our youngest players and their older player-coaches, please reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Remember, it takes a community to raise a child. We want YOU to be part of our lacrosse community!
In addition to our rep program and houseleague coaches, we are happy to let you know that Stephanie Buck, former KW and University of Western Ontario grad will be our Little Laxer coach this season. Steph is joined by returning coaches, Justiene and Greg Cameron to fill out the staff. Its going to be a great season!
U11-1, Tamara Grant
U11-2, Lisa Collee, Craig Haller
U13, Brooke Hepditch
U15, Andrea Broderick
U19-1, Ken Lubert
U19-2, Kevin Schmitt
Houseleague Coordinator, Amanda Groothuis
Director of Development, (Little Laxers and U9) Lisa Collee
Ladies Pick-up, Lisa Collee
Little Laxers, Stephanie Buck, Justiene Cameron, Greg Cameron
You can register NOW for all 2020 girl's field lacrosse programs!
A few pointers. First, make sure you click the tab on the first page that indicates gender. If you don't click that you are registering a girl, the program defaults to the boy's program. This was probably the biggest issue last year. If you don't see the programs listed below, you are probably in the boy's registration portal. You will need to fix it to see the girl's program offerings.
Some of the names assigned to programs by the OLA don't match ours so I will try to offer some guidance here.
To register for the KWMLA program listed in the column on the left, use the program name on the right.
Coaches and parent volunteers will need to register as well (see below).
If you want to bring a friend to a try lacrosse event this winter, they will need to register using the "try lacrosse" tab so they have insurance from the OLA. Our annual Family Day event will be at Bechtel Park on Family Day Monday on Feb 17 from 2pm to 4pm.
Fees for all programs are listed on the registration site.
See you at the field,
|KWMLA Program||Birth Years||Program name on Registration Site|
|Little Laxers||2015, 2016||Baby/Mini/U9 Minor Women's Field 2020|
|U9 Recreational||2013, 2014||Baby/Mini/U9 Minor Women's Field 2020|
|U9 Competitive||2013, 2014||U9 Competitive|
|U11 Houseleague||2010, 2011, 2012||U11 Minor Womens Field House 2020|
|U11 Rep||2010, 2011, 2012||U11 Rep Womens Field 2020|
|U13 Houseleague||2008, 2009||U13 Minor Womens Field House 2020|
|U13 Rep||2008, 2009||U13 Rep Womens Field 2020|
|U15 Houseleague||2006, 2007||U15 Minor Womens Field House 2020|
|U15 Rep||2006, 2007||U15 Rep Womens Field 2020|
|U19 Houseleague||2002, 03, 04, 05||U19 Jr Womens Field House 2020|
|U19 Rep||2002, 03, 04, 05||U19 Rep Womens Field 2020|
|Ladies Pick Up||2001 and older||Ladies Pick Up Houseleague|
|Parent Helper||18 yrs and older||Volunteer|
|U11 Coaching Staff||18 yrs and older||Volunteer - Coach - U11 - 2020|
|U13 Coaching Staff||18 yrs and older||Volunteer - Coach - U13 - 2020|
|U15 Coaching Staff||18 yrs and older||Volunteer - Coach - U15 - 2020|
|U19 Coaching Staff||18 yrs and older||Volunteer - Coach - U19 - 2020|
|Trainer||18 yrs and older||Volunteer - Trainer 2020|
|Try Before you Buy||all ages||Try Lacrosse|
Participants in the first annual Mother/Daughter game
KW well represented on Team Ontario U15. From left to right: Jessica Lubert (coach), Avery Morton, Rylan Weatherdon, Jayde Summers, Harper Weatherdon, Maryn Broderick, Megan Shepley, Ken Lubert (coach), Andrea Broderick (coach).
"This was an amazing experience for my daughter, she will definitely be playing again next year!!"
"Possibly the most well-run program I have encountered (incl. hockey, soccer, you name it). Exceptional experience. Fun, engaging... you have created something truly unique and special."
"We loved lacrosse. It was very well organized and the coaches did an amazing job keeping the kids engaged."
U9 Pixie Sticks
"Great first experience!"
"Looking forward to next year!"
"Absolutely fantastic. I can't express enough how well run and structured the program is. We just wished it lasted longer! I honestly can't think of anything I would change. I guess other than extending the season! Really looking forward to my daughter being part of the upcoming tournament in KW."
"My daughter really enjoyed it."
"I'm so grateful to everyone involved with this program. To make it possible for my daughter to start her first season even though she didn't make it to the rep team. The skills they were taught were outstanding. It was so great to see the girls come so far."
"Hanna did an amazing job with the girls. She tried very hard to ensure she worked with each girl and encouraged them. Hanna's assistants did an amazing job with the girls. My daughter enjoyed the program - she joined it to see how interested she is in playing lacrosse. I would like to thank Hanna and her team for great season!!!!"
"This is the first team sport my daughter has been interested in and she has truly enjoyed it. From the perspective of a parent who has other kids in other organized team sports (non-lacrosse), I was SO impressed with how well run the program was. The communication was timely and fulsome. Thank you!"
"Hannah is an amazing coach! She brings out the best in all her students, and challenges them at a level appropriate to each learner. She challenges kids, but makes the learning enjoyable and makes every child feel good about themselves."
The KW Girls Field Lacrosse House League program starts May 12 at Westmount Sports Park in Waterloo.
Little Laxer and U9 Recreational programs run from 6pm-7pm on Thursdays. The U9 Competitive program will run on Tuesdays as well as Thursdays also from 6-7pm. All players will receive a T-shirt and players new to the program will receive a stick and eye protection. U9 Competitive players will also receive a pinnie.
Junior HL and Intermediate HL sessions will be Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6pm-7pm. All players will receive a KW Girls Field Lacrosse T-shirt. Players new to the program will also receive a pinnie to wear to practices and games. Returning players are reminded to bring their pinnies from last season with them.
Other than that all you will need is a stick, a mouthguard and a willingness to have a GREAT TIME!
See you on May 12th!
For the first time EVER, we are offering a Ladies Field Lacrosse Pickup program.
This program is for:
Players who are 19 years old or over who still want to enjoy the game as a supplement or a less competitive alternative to the OWFL Senior League,
Moms who watch their daughters having fun on the field and have always wanted to give the game a try,
Older sisters who regret that they never had the opportunity to play when they were younger,
Any lady who wants to play!
Sessions will be instructive and include drills for all levels of player.
NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY! but skilled players are welcome as well.
To sign up, go to the registration page and create and add yourself to your family account.
Click on "Ladies Pickup- Houseleague", pay the registration fee of $115 and you're good to go.