When is the Lacrosse Season?
Wheatland's Lacrosse Season generally runs from April to the middle of July of each year.
Who does the Wheatland league consist of?
Wheatland covers a big area. Clubs within Wheatland and locations are:
Fusion Lacrosse - Sedgewick
Lakeland Lacrosse - Bonnyville & Cold Lake
Lloydminster Brutes - Lloydminster
Vermilion Roar - Vermilion
Wainwright Wolfpack - Wainwright
Is there fundraising involved and what type?
There are fundraisers involved. Typically each teams budget is set around a $1000 fundraising goal. In the past teams have fundraised individually as a team for the club or the club has come up with a fundraiser and everyone participates. Fundraising in lacrosse has consisted of Bottle Drives, Raffles, Phone Book Deliveries, High Way Clean-up, bar tending and DD Services, and hosting multiple events such as tournaments.
What days and times are lacrosse?
Mondays and Wednesdays
Mini-Tyke & Tykes 6-7pm
Tuesdays and Thursdays
Pee Wee 6:30-7:30pm
Is there travel involved?
Wheatland is a travel league. Travel could consist of but are not limited to the following places:
What are the ages you need to be to play?
You must be 5 years old by December 31st of the calendar year you are registering for which could mean you play an entire season as 4 years old if your birthday is in for example October and the season ended in July.
What Equipment is needed to play? Can I use my Hockey Equipment?
Here is an equipment list from Head to Toe:
Helmet with Cage
Wrist Guards (Optional)
Jock/Jill Strap (Can)
Knee Pads (Optional)
You can you use all your hockey equipment and add the kidney protector, mouth guard if you don't already have one and a stick. The difference between the two sets of equipment is the flexibility. It truly is personal preference for each athlete.
Is there Weekend Play?
Wheatlands league runs on weekday play so basically you have 1 practice a week and 1 game a week dependent on travel distances. Obviously we are not going to send our teams to Cold Lake on a Wednesday night. So I guess to answer the question is YES there is some weekend play. This could be to make up the long distance travel games or for the year end playdowns, provincials, tyke festivals or tournaments.
How much are the Dues?
For the most up to date information use the link below.
When is the Registration Deadline?
Fusion Lacrosse has an early registration incentive. If you register on or before March 1st you save $50 if you Register on or after March 2nd of each year dues go up by $50. Please register as soon as possible.
The hard deadline for registration is set by the Alberta Lacrosse Association which is May 15th of each year. If you wait till May you have already missed one month of lacrosse.
How old do you need to be to become a referee?
You must be 14 years of age by December 31st of the calendar year.
Can anyone become a coach? Do you need experience?
Coaching is open to all interested applicants. You must be 16 years old to apply. You do not need any experience to become a Fusion Lacrosse Coach, the association has tools in place to help you every step of the way.
My lacrosse stick is taller than me what can I do?
The lacrosse stick is the most important piece of equipment you need to play. It's just like a hockey stick you can cut the shaft to certain lengths.
As per CLA guidelines
Mini-tyke, Tyke & Pee wee's the stick can be cut to a minimum of 34"
Bantam & Midget the stick can be cut to a minimum of 40"
When cutting the shafts the stick measurements are measured from the butt end of the stick all the way to the top of the head and is an overall measurement.
The stick maximum length is 46"
How do I become a coach or manager?
If you click on the FORMS tab on the website the application will be there. Please fill it out and send it back to firstname.lastname@example.org with all the necessary documents such as coach certifications & criminal record check.
Whats included in my DUES?
Dues cover your floor rental, refs, ALA fee's, Wheatland Fee's & Home Tournament.
Is there any equipment provided?
The only equipment that is provided is for goalies. We encourage athletes who want to play in net to purchase there own goalie lacrosse stick but do have some on hand to use if necessary. Players are responsible to purchase their own equipment. If players require a stick we have them on hand as well but they must purchase their own as they can not cut our house sticks to different lengths as per the CLA guidelines.
Is there a TRY-IT night?
Fusion Lacrosse, offers drop in sessions and info nights generally in late February or in Early March before the early registration deadline hits. Keep checking the website for the most up to date information. Or like us on Facebook and keep up to date.
Is there teams for GIRLS ONLY?
Girls can play on the league co-ed teams or if there is enough interest we can form in addition to the league teams an all girls team that can play exhibition games and enter into tournaments. If they so choose they can also attend provincials, but would have to decide on whether they want to attend with their league team or with the all girls team they can not play on both at provincials.