Archive for the ‘Box Lacrosse’ Category

Only two weeks left before the start of the Winter Lacrosse Camp. The custom SC-1X Under Armour shafts and the Headline heads have arrived for all of our participants. The camp will run into early March and will offer participants an opportunity to develop their lacrosse skills and play in controlled scrimmages. The objective of the camp will be to allow players to work on their lacrosse skills in a supportive learning environment. We believe at Vimy Lacrosse that the development of the basic skills leads to a better lacrosse player.

There are approximately 5 spots open in each group. To register for the Winter Lacrosse, please visit and login to AAD Registration to create your profile. If you have registered with us previously, please use your current profile.

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).

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 To find out more information on Vimy Lacrosse please visit .


It is that time again, when the end of hockey season comes halting just as the lacrosse evaluations start.  It is almost feels like that dog running out the back sliding glass door and not realizing the door is still closed.  Smashes his face hard into the glass.

We all know how short the lacrosse season can be, especially when compared to the tedious length of the hockey season.  Just as the players start figuring things out the box lacrosse season ends.  So everything that will be going on in the box lacrosse season will be chaotic, hectic, unnerving, daunting and even at times alarming.  That chaos is what can also be appealing.  The chaos of the game, the speed, the transition from offense to defense, and of course the not knowing what the penalty call is.  Embrace the chaos and be prepared for a fun and exciting box lacrosse season and where possible see how you can reduce the chaos.

The beauty of the game is that kids don’t need $700 skates and $200/hr ice times to get better.  What they need is a stick, a ball and a wall.  See below for a great video of wall ball drills.  Nothing will equalize the playing field more than stick skills.  Urge your children to put the controller down and get outside (soon I hope) and work on their skills.  Urge them to be lacrosse “rats”.  Kids who have their stick in their hands 24/7 just enjoying the beauty of the game.  They will quickly find the peace of having that ball in their stick and the great feeling they have when they make a perfect pass or shot.  For the player who can master the skills the game becomes less about chaos and more about control.  Around them may be turmoil, but not for them.  For them there is calm and focus.

Enjoy the box lacrosse season.  And get on the wall!


Thank you to Under Armour Lacrosse for partnering with Vimy Lacrosse to bring another great prize for all of our participants of the Vimy Lacrosse Spring Break Camp.  The prizes have arrived in the Vimy Lacrosse offices.   There are only 20 spots left in this year’s camp as we are just under three weeks away.   Please see below all the details on this year’s camp and avoid disappointment by registering this week.

Tyke to Midget
March 31st and April 1st, 2015
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM – South Side Soccer Centre

Jimmy Quinlan — Former Captain of the Edmonton Rush, Now Assistant Coach for the team
Ryan Dilks and Jeff Cornwall — Edmonton Rush
Mike DeGirolamo – Goalie Instructor, Drafted by the Edmonton Rush in 2014
Paul Rai—Director of Vimy Lacrosse

Spring brings the beginning of another exciting box lacrosse season. Get your lacrosse sticks and spend two full high tempo days with working on your passing, shooting, ball handling and game play.

Offensive techniques, defensive play and transition skills with Jimmy Quinlan, Ryan Dilks and Jeff Cornwall. Specialized goalie instruction with NLL Draft Pick, Mike DeGirolamo, including dedicated instructional time on stance, technique, loose balls, passing and game awareness. Two days of drills, games and prizes.

Players will be grouped by age and ability to enhance the learning environment. Each player will receive a camp pinnie and a special camp prize. Daily draws for Under Armour apparel and gear.

To register visit click here or call 780-465-5461 x185


Vimy_logo_BigThere are just over 3 weeks left until the Vimy Lacrosse Spring Break Camp and we are happy to announce that Mike DeGirolamo has been added as our goalie instructor for the camp.  Mike was drafted by the Edmonton Rush in 2014 and has played Junior A lacrosse in Alberta for the past four years.  In 2013, Mike played for the Okotoks Raiders and was an integral part of the team that won the provincial title and proceeded to play in the Minto Cup.  Mike worked with the goalies during Vimy’s Winter Lacrosse program and brings a strong technical background of the position.  He has been one of the top goalies in the Alberta Junior A league and has experience at the  National level.  Mike joins Jeff Cornwall and Ryan Dilks of the Edmonton Rush as instructors at this year’s camp.  There are only 30 spots left at the camp and we again are looking at very exciting two days.  To register please click on this link.

cornwall-698x461Jeff Cornwall, transition player for the Edmonton Rush, has been added to the Vimy Lacrosse Spring Break Camp as an Instructor. Jeff played his junior lacrosse for the Coquitlam Adanacs and is now in his fourth pro season in the National Lacrosse League. Jeff possesses incredible speed and is another huge piece of Edmonton’s vaunted defense. Vimy Lacrosse is excited to have Jeff join the camp and working with the young players. To register for the camp please CLICK HERE

Vimy_logo_BigFour current Vimy Lacrosse student-athletes and two former Vimy Lacrosse student-athletes were taken on Monday during the Alberta Junior A Lacrosse League Draft.  The draft is an annual event in which graduating midget lacrosse players are selected by the four Junior A teams in the Province.  Congratulations go out to current Vimy student-athletes Parker Beaudry, Brent Mitchell, Maurice Kelly and Brayden Parker.  Congratulations also go out to former student-athletes Jake Marouelli and Noah Flink.  Vimy is proud of their accomplishments and we look forward to watching the players as they start their junior careers and make their way in the Alberta Junior A Lacrosse League.

Click on the link below to see the full draft list:

Jr A 2015 Draft List


dmacmillan@interbaun.comRyan Dilks, a fifth year NLL professional, has been added as an Instructor for the 2015 Vimy Lacrosse Spring Break Camp being held on March 31st and April 1st in Edmonton.  Dilks is one of the leaders of the Rush defense, one of the stingiest defenses in the league.  We are extremely excited to have Ryan join the camp and bring his expertise to the young players that attend.  Ryan hails from Hamilton, Ontario and played his junior lacrosse for the Six Nations Arrows.  To register for the Vimy Lacrosse Spring Break Camp please CLICK HERE.