GLA House LeagueUpdated Tuesday January 17, 2017 by Gloucester Minor Lacrosse Association.
GLA House League Program
The house league program is the cornerstone of the GLA. Our goal is to operate a fun and organized program that is enjoyable for everyone involved (emphasis on FUN). Our focus is on fair play and improving the lacrosse skills of all players involved. Many of our house league referees are involved in the GLA competitive program. As a result, we try to minimize conflicts by scheduling the house league and competitive programs on alternating nights.
Please note that although we have a separate Girls Program for Novice through Midget (subject to registration), we do encourage girls to play with the boys if they so wish.
The house league season runs from mid-April until the end of June. Teams have an average of two events per week.
New for 2017 - Practices and games are a mix of weeknights and weekends. Practices are typically on Mondays and/or Wednesdays subject to arena availability. Games will be a mix of weeknights and weekends. Three weekends (mid-May, beginning of June, mid-June) over the course of the season will be set aside for all teams to come together and play a cluster of games (tournament style!).
New for 2017 - Subject to registation, regionally based house league teams will be formed based out of one or two local arenas (see the arenas we play out of below). Players will be assigned to the team based on which arena(s) they live closest too. If there are insufficient players registered in a given region to form a team, players would be grouped with other players from the next closest centre. If there are too many players registered to form one team, but not enough for two teams in a given region, then the first 16 players registered will be assigned to the closest arena, and the remaining grouped with players in the next closest centre.
Regional catchments are formed based around a cluster of one or two arenas that act as the home practice arena for the teams. Our main arenas are Earl Armstrong, Blackburn, Fred Barrett (Leitrim), Brian Kilrea, Brewer, Navan, Metcalfe and Osgoode.
For more information please contact GLA Vice-President of Programs, Shawn Doyle.