Okotoks Raiders Lacrosse Families 

Presidents Message

First I would like to thank the members for yet another great season. No season is ever without hiccups, but this past year was the best I have had the pleasure of experiencing as a Raider. 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. This past season also saw us do a bit of experimenting in partnering with other clubs with the creation of the HOKS teams in the Peewee, Bantam, and Midget levels. It was very successful and resulted in a much better matching of player skill level to the competitive level of play, culminating in a much more positive experience for the kids, who are the main focus of our ideals. Our season results are also maintaining a very positive path in the win and loss columns.

Please join us at our AGM this Tuesday  November 8th at 7PM in the Community Room at the Rec Centre to see if there is anything you can do to help guide the club into the future.

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. Last year saw roughly a 15% increase to our floor time fees however, because of the success of the events and the funds raised, we were in a better position to work towards maintaining our fees consistent with the prior year and had to only do a slight increase at some levels and none at others.

There are a variety of volunteer positions required for this upcoming season. The next few are new roles that would complete your volunteer commitment for the season.

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.

This year the board positions of Director of Administration, Director of Organizational Development, Director of Registrations, and Treasurer are up for nomination. 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 introducing a few roles that will be paid positions. Please see below for their descriptions.

Tournament Committee (3 persons) this is a paid position (Pay Scale dependant on tournament profits) will work with the Director of Organizational Development to ensure our 2 tournaments (Spring Classis and Girls Rock) run smoothly. There is a list of duties that will be available at the AGM, should you want to see this or any of the roles requirements before the AMG please send an email to Sapphire Husky ORLA Registrar.  registrar@okotokslacrosse.com

Scheduler: This is a paid role - 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.

Thank you and I look forward to seeing you on the 8th

Go Raiders

Ray Landymore

Information and Quick Links

2016 Coaches Evaluation Form

We put a lot in behind the scenes to provide our coaches

resources to enhance the experience for you child. Let us know

how we did by completing the evaluation form.    Link to form

Email completed form to: technical@okotokslacrosse.com

Events and Announcements

Okotoks Raiders Winter Lacrosse Camp


Monday & Wednesday starting
January 2
through
February 22, 2017
Crescent Point Field House

Tyke, Novice, 1st year Peewee: 6 - 7p
2nd year Peewee, Bantam, Midget: 7 - 8p
New to lacrosse All Ages: 6:30 - 7:30p

Don‘t delay! Register Here as there are only 25 spots per session available!

Please ensure to sign in at the Raiders table the first week of camp

Cost: $195 for players (Includes a pinnie), $50 for goalies

Be sure to follow us on Twitter @OkotoksRaiders for the latest news and updates

Please note as players develop they may be asked to join a higher age group



Tax Receipts for Lacrosse

To print off last years, log into you profile on sportzoft and change the season there you will have the option to print.




Upcoming Coaching Seminars

Tired of watching?

Want to get active and be involved with your children?

Are you interested in learning and helping to develop Lacrosse?

BE A COACH

Training and mentoring provided send in your application today and learn what you have to offer.

Click here for the Coaching Application

UPCOMING COACHING SEMINARS

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Sponsors

Looking forward to seeing you in the 2017 Box Season!

More information contact Programs@OkotoksLacrosse.com


Thank you to our sponsors!