President's Message

Hello Raiders!

First I would like to thank the members for yet another great season. 2017 saw a lot of successes for our club and a great second year of the HOKS partnership. Our events were all very well attended and of course, as a small community of like-minded people, we continue to support our passion for lacrosse by being positive role models on and off the field. 

Please join us for our AGM November 23 at 7pm at Pason to see if there is anything you can do to help guide the club into the future. We will also be having our planning day on Saturday November 25 from 0900-1200 at Pason for the purpose of planning what the 2018 season will look like and welcome you to attend.

We will also need your continued support at the Spring Classic and Girls Rock tournaments. These are 2 of the larger events in the province, with the Girls Rock event possibly being the largest girls only tournament for box lacrosse in North America and we are taking the feedback from last years tournaments to improve this years. The Raiders also have the opportunity to sell 50/50 at two Roughnecks games this year so keep an eye out for those dates.  

There are a variety of volunteer positions required for this upcoming season and will complete your volunteer requirements for the year:

Coach Coordinators (MInityke/Tyke, Novice/Peewee, Bantam/Midget, 1 person for each grouping) - The role of the coordinator is to be a resource and aid coaches in the  application of skills, drills and bench coaching appropriate to the lacrosse age group in accordance with the lacrosse LTAD.

Evaluation Coordinator - Will work with the Technical Director to plan, organize and recruit persons required to administrate and evaluate ORLA players for team selections in accordance with the evaluation procedure as outlined in the ORLA Policies. Please note strong organization skills are required.

In-line with our bylaws and the requirement to have 4 executive board positions up for nomination each AGM , the executive board positions of Director of Programs, Director of Technical Development, Director of Operations, and Treasurer are up for nomination. Please note each executive board position comes with a two year term and failure to complete the two years can leave you member not in good standing. Descriptions of the roles are listed on our website. While we do have some nominations and /or existing board members who will continue to serve on the board, we will require many new volunteers to fill roles at all levels. Getting to know your board members is a great way to feel more comfortable making suggestions to improve programs, operations and technical development for the players.

This year we are continuing a few roles that will be paid positions. Each role is a one year commitment to be re-voted in each year. Please see below for their descriptions.

Tournament Coordinator - this is a paid position (Pay Scale dependent on tournament profits) will work with the Director of Organizational Development to ensure our 2 tournaments (Spring Classis and Girls Rock) run smoothly.

Scheduler - Will have overall responsibility for coordinating and creating the practice schedule for Raiders Lacrosse. The Scheduler is responsible for developing, implementing and maintaining a schedule throughout the season ensuring practices are scheduled as per the club direction taking in to consideration the game schedule developed by the CDLA. The Scheduler is the key contact for booking the facilities required and communicating effectively with the point people at the facilities and within the club.

Please note if you are interested in any of these roles please send your intentions to: Sapphire Husky ORLA Registrar,   registrar@okotokslacrosse.com

Thank you and I look forward to seeing you on the 23rd and 25th

Go Raiders

 

Ray Landymore

President

Okotoks Raiders Lacrosse Association

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Raiders Winter Camp - Registration Now Open!
Open to Boys & Girls

Where: Crescent Point Field House

When: Runs every Monday & Wednesday (January 2-February 21, 2018: 8 weeks for a total of 16 sessions)

Time: 6-7pm Tyke & Novice; 7-8pm PeeWee, Bantam, Midget

Instruction: Skill based groups by Certified Raiders Coaches

Registration: Use the Registration Tab

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