FAQ

House League

How long does the House League season run? When does it start, and when does it finish?


Our season runs from mid-April to the end of June and is played on Saturdays. The season ends with the Gord Lyons Weekend of Champs, which occur during the last weekend prior to the end of school. Typically U5 and U7 will play early mornings, U9 and U11 will be mid morning/lunch time, and U13, U15 and U17 will play in the afternoon. All games finish before 5pm.




My child hasn't signed up yet, but he wants to come to the clinics to see what lacrosse is all about. Is that possible?


It is possible, but there is an insurance fee that will have to be paid in order for the child to be on the floor during the clinics. The fee is $20, and will be subtracted from the registration fee if the child decides to participate in the season.




Where are Games Played?


Our program is run at Mold-Masters SportsPlex in Georgetown




When are the Practices Scheduled?


We know how busy young families can be, so we don’t ask our parents to come out on a separate night for a practice. We try to accommodate as best we can by running practices 20-30min prior to the start of each game on Saturday




My son/daughter is just starting out – is there a place for him/her?


Absolutely! The goals of the Houseleague Program are to have fun and to learn the game of lacrosse. You’re never too old to start playing Canada’s National Sport. Everyone is welcome in every division.




Does everyone play equally? What if my son/daughter is not as good as other kids?


The goals of our Houseleague program are to have fun and learn this great game. Our philosophy is that all the kids play equally.




Can I sign up my child with a friend?


Our goal is to make equally balanced and competitive teams. As a result, not all requests may be met. But we will do our best to accommodate.





General Questions

What division will my child play in?


Division placement is based on Birth Year. Birth Years 2018 & 2017 - Division U5 Birth Years 2016 & 2015 - Division U7 Birth Years 2014 & 2013 - Division U9 Birth Years 2012 & 2011 - Division U11 Birth Years 2010 & 2009 - Division U13 Birth Years 2008 & 2007 - Division U15 Birth Years 2006 & 2005 - Division U17




What equipment is needed to play?


The U5 program is a soft lacrosse program. Equipment required for U5 players: - Helmet - Mouth Guard - Gloves - Lacrosse Stick As an organization, we will supply the players with Shirts/Jerseys. Equipment required for U7 to U17: - Helmet - Mouth Guard - Jock/Jill - Gloves - Shoulder Pads - Arm Guards - Kidney Pads - Lacrosse Stick Additional equipment information can be found on the Equipment page under About Us





Girls Field

What does the practice schedule look like?


All teams have 2 practices per week, each practice being 1 ½ hours in length. Last year practices were held on the soccer fields in Acton (beside the Arena) and we are looking to do the same this year. Practice nights will fall between Tuesday and Friday – nights dependent on the age group




What is the typical game schedule?


The majority of games are held on weekends with some mid-week games for particular age groups. Game days and times are set at the start of the season based on age group. As this is a rep team, travel is required to locations such as: Brampton, Oakville, Orillia, Owen Sound, Kawartha, Six Nations etc. Each age group only plays one day per weekend and games are fairly close together.




What division will my child play in?


Division placement is based on Birth Year. Birth Years 2018 & 2017 - Division U5 Birth Years 2016 & 2015 - Division U7 Birth Years 2014 & 2013 - Division U9 Birth Years 2012 & 2011 - Division U11 Birth Years 2010 & 2009 - Division U13 Birth Years 2008 & 2007 - Division U15 Birth Years 2006 & 2005 - Division U17




What are the costs involved?


The initial registration fee is $400. Additional rep fees are assessed after registrations are known and team numbers are decided. If a new player, you will be required to purchase a uniform (approx. $90). There is optional Bulldog merchandise available however this changes from year to year (eg. Jacket $65, Socks $20, etc). Each family pays $20 per year towards the Bulldogs Family Fun Night Fundraiser.




Does the organization allow fundraising to cover costs?


Yes, costs can be minimized by fundraising however this is done at a team level and at the discretion of the Head Coach and Team Manager. If a team is considering doing fundraising, all team members should be in agreement and it should also be run by the Director to ensure there are no issues.




Is attendance at all practices, games and provincials mandatory?


The expectation is that players will be fully dedicated for the duration of the season (end of May to end of July). We do recognize that some families plan vacations and this should be shared with the Head Coach at the start of the season. Players must play a minimum number of games to quality to play in provincials and depending on the age group/size of team, playing time may be impacted by attendance.




Is the program competitive at all age groups?


Yes, this is a rep program where some clubs start at a very early age and therefore the competition is fierce. A strong work ethic, positive attitude and willingness to learn will help the girls to succeed in this sport.




Does it matter if my daughter has not played before and doesn’t know the rules?


No, during games the referees are excellent at explaining the calls and helping the girls to understand the rules – this is true at all levels. Along with the Head Coach, we have support from senior women who have played the games at various levels (high school, university, national level) that will assist with practices and help teach techniques/skills required.




What equipment is required?


The only mandatory equipment required is a mouth guard. Footwear can be running shoes or cleats and protective eye wear (goggles) are strongly recommended – they may become mandatory. For teams that wish to travel to the USA to play in tournaments, goggles are mandatory there.




Is there any physical/body contact?


No, the girls game is very different from the boys in this regard. At the younger ages, there is no stick contact allowed and as you move to the older ages, although stick contact is permitted, there are rules around that (U13 – only if stick below shoulders, U15 – not in the sphere around the face etc).





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