Vimy Winter Lacrosse Registration Now Open

Posted: October 2, 2015 by Paul Rai in Vimy Lacrosse, Winter Lacrosse


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2015-2016 Winter Lax DRAFT Schedule (Subject to change)

YEAR 5 of the Vimy Winter Lacrosse Program is now accepting registrations. We are extremely excited about the upcoming year and seeing even greater development for all the participants. Sessions will run from early November until the beginning of March at the Leduc Recreation Centre. This year we have added more sessions for the athletes, providing even more instruction and game play. Sessions will be divided between skill development and controlled game play. Our focus in the beginning of the program is to develop the skills and as we proceed through the program to increase the gameplay. It is our objective to teach players to play the game the proper way and allow them to show their skills of during the games. Our mandate in this program is to develop lacrosse players who have sound fundamentals. For our goalies, we will be bringing in goalie instructors to ensure players at this position are receiving quality instruction on technique and skills. Specific goalie sessions will be provided during the program to allow us to work directly with the young players.

STAFF

Jimmy Quinlan – Lead teacher at Vimy Lacrosse, a sports alternative program that provides lacrosse training to students within the Edmonton Public School Board. Jimmy played for several years in the National Lacrosse League before stepping behind the bench as an Assistant Coach for the team where he won the league championship this past year

Paul Rai – Founder and Director of Vimy Lacrosse, program now in its 11th year of operation and boasting over 100 student-athletes. Paul has 20 years of lacrosse coaching experience working with players from Mini Tyke to Senior Mens. He has led box and field teams to numerous tournaments across North America and has won a Presidents Cup Senior B Championship as a player and coach.

Mike DeGirolamo – Mike will be our Head Goalie Coach. Mike finished his Junior A career playing for the Whitby Warriors under Head Coach Derek Keenan. He finished the season second in the league with a 7.76 GAA. Mike was drafted by the Edmonton Rush in 2014 and is working hard to secure a spot in the NLL this upcoming season.

Sarah Oor – Sarah graduated in 2014 after four years playing in the NCAA with Limestone College (Div II), where she served as team captain. Oor is a native of St. Albert where she grew up and played box lacrosse. She was named as an Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) All-American in both 2013 and 2014. She also served as the Captain of Team Canada’s U19 Team (Women’s Field Lacrosse) in 2011 which took the bronze medal in the 2011 World Cup in Hanover, Germany.

Cost: $415 for Minityke/Tyke and Novice
$450 for all other age groups
All Sessions @ Leduc Recreation Centre (Field House)
(30 runners and 4 goalies available at each level).

Each player will receive a Vimy Lacrosse Pinnie. Each registrant will also receive a professionally strung Under Armour lacrosse stick (retail value $175). Our Under Armour stick program for the players is being done to ensure each player has a stick that will foster and promote strong mechanics and proper development of skills. We are very honored to be partnering with Under Armour on the stick program.

To register for the Winter Lacrosse, please visit www.aadie.ca and login to AAD Registration to create your profile. If you have registered with us previously, please use your current profile.

Bantam/Midget/Junior Girls (2003 birthyear and older) – Tuesday Evenings/Sunday Afternoons
Minityke/Tyke (08, 09, 10 birthyears) – Sunday mornings
Novice (06, 07 birthyear) – Sunday mornings
Pee Wee Minor (05 birthyear) – Sunday afternoons
Pee Wee Major and Bantam Minor (03, 04 birthyear) – Saturday evenings
Bantam/Midget (00, 01, 02, birthyear) – Saturday evenings

(Please note that we will do our best to groups players on ability and will move players around to promote the best learning environment)

For more information on the program please email Paul Rai at paul.rai@epsb.ca. To find out more information on Vimy Lacrosse please visit http://vimyedmonton.ca/lacrosse/ .

(Dates are tentative and subject to change based on final registration numbers)

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