2021 Lacrosse Update - Registration and Season Plans, News (North Perth Outlaws Lacrosse)

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2021 Lacrosse Update - Registration and Season Plans
Submitted By Mel Gibson on Saturday, April 10, 2021
With the recent stay-at-home order coming into effect the North Perth Outlaws Lacrosse Association continue to adjust and remain flexible, while moving forward with preparations for the 2021 season.  We are in frequent communication with the local health unit, zone 8 lacrosse, and the OLA as we continue to pursue our goal of offering a safe and fun 2021 lacrosse season.


Registration continues and the deadline for segment 1 of April 17, 2021 has not changed.  All programs are over 50% full and it is possible that we reach our limits.  Please do not be disappointed and be sure to register as soon as you decide to play lacrosse this season.  Our refer a friend program continues as an opportunity for those registered to earn volunteer hours.  Fees will be reduced for segment 1 once we know when in person training can begin. Fees will not be collected until the first floor time.  Segment 2 fees will be set and registration for it will be available after the stay-at-home order is lifted.
 


Click below to take you directly to the registration page to register for the 2021 season.  For a full list of volunteer opportunities please see the general information section under the registration tab on our website.  For those that are interested in being a trainer, manager, or assistant coach please contact [email protected]northperthoutlaws.ca
 
 

We continue to add updates to the 2021 RTA(Return to Activity) section on the website as well.  We have added Modifications to League play which summarizes the OLA RTA and gives more detail on our season structure, while maintaining flexibility to react to changing health measures.  Following OLA guidelines and provincial restrictions, we will be easing into activity with a staged approach.  Cohorts will be finalized after registration closes and we will be announcing coaching leaders for each cohort within the next week.  These leaders will provide registered players with resources and guidance throughout the early stages of our return to activity and will be available to answer any questions about lacrosse skills, training, and techniques that players may have.  Players will begin Stage 1 with at home individual training no later than April 18.  This will allow players to have a minimum of 4 weeks of training, as advised by the OLA, prior to modified game play.(Stage 4) The current plan is to have each of the first 3 stages last approximately 2 weeks, depending on the duration of the current stay at home order.  The earliest in person medium group training(Stage 3) can start is May 10, if the stay-at-home order lifts by then.

Click below for more information on Modifications to League play.  Please note this section will be updated regularly as per changing health restrictions and OLA guidelines.  A flexible plan is essential to a quick start to in person training and a smooth transition into modified gameplay.

 

 
Each Cohort will also have an executive representative assigned if parents have any questions not related to lacrosse skills and training.  Contact information for each cohort leader and cohort exec rep will be posted to each cohort's league page, on our website.

We are prepared for almost any less-than-ideal situation that this untraditional lacrosse season will bring us.  Cohort leaders are aware that new players may not have lacrosse sticks yet and will provide resources and guidance which will still allow them to prepare for the season.  With colour framework being an unknown which will affect arena protocols, we are prepared for an outdoor start to in person training if necessary.
 
Our RTA has been designed to be flexible and adjust to any changes in provincial and local health measures.  We anticipate that it will be updated several times before in person training begins.  Our priority continues to be getting players active and prepared for the season while promoting physical and mental health, player safety and injury prevention, and following all public health measures and OLA guidelines.
 
If you have any questions please contact any executive member.
 
Thank you
 
North Perth Outlaws Lacrosse

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