Registration for the 2017 Field Season is now closed.
Box Lacrosse is primarily played in Canada but quickly spreading throughout the United States. It is played on a standard sized arena floor and features 6 players (goaltender and five runners) on the floor at one time. Standard goal size is 4' by 4'. The style of the game is quick, accelerated by the close confines of the floor and a shot clock. The shot clock requires the attacking team to take a shot on goal within 30 seconds of gaining possession of the ball. Box lacrosse is also a much more physical game then field lacrosse. Since cross checking is legal in box lacrosse, players wear rib pads in addition to the shoulder and elbow pads that field lacrosse players wear. Box lacrosse players wear a different type of helmet as well, a hockey helmet with a box lacrosse cage.
Practices and games are held in Enderby and Salmon Arm. The season runs from March to June and begins in Enderby and once the ice has been removed from Shaw Centre, in Salmon Arm, we move to this location.
Field Lacrosse is typically played on a field 100 m long and 55 m wide. There are ten players in each team: three attackers, three midfielders, three defenders, and one goalie. Defensive and Offensive players may not pass the center line, however Midfielders or "Middies" are allowed anywhere on the field and may play offense and defense. The goals are 6 feet by 6 feet and sit inside a circular "crease", measuring 18 feet in diameter. A maximum of four players on the field per team may carry a "long crosse" (sometimes called "long pole", "long stick" or "d-pole") which is 52 inches to 72 inches long; typically used by defenders or midfielders.
The Shuswap Minor Lacrosse Association will be starting Field Lacrosse divisions this summer in Salmon Arm. The season runs from August to November and games are played on Sundays at various locations throughout the Interior. More information regarding dates and signup to come.
All SMLA members are invited to the Annual General Meeting of the Shuswap Minor Lacrosse Association. At this AGM, we need to fill many positions that have been lost due to players aging out – without filling those positions the continuation of Lacrosse in the Shuswap could be in jeopardy. Many hands make light work and the support of many people encourages the growth of Lacrosse in the area and improves the diversity of the Board. An email has been sent out to all members with descriptions of the Executive and Director positions. If you have any questions about any position please don’t hesitate to connect with Karen Peters.
The following positions are required to be filled at the AGM:
President (1 year)
Vice President (2 years)
Registrar (2 years)
Treasurer (1 year)
Head Scheduler (2 years)
Publicist / Promoter
The Vancouver Stealth are back for another season of exciting National Lacrosse League action at the Langley Events Centre! Come out and cheer on the squad in their quest for the NLL Champions Cup.
Season tickets are on sale now - save 20% off single game tickets!
Lacrosse is Canada’s national summer sport and is considered the fastest game on two feet. The Thompson Okanagan Region has a long standing reputation in the game of Lacrosse and the Shuswap Minor Lacrosse Association is proud to offer the youth of the Shuswap a positive and safe recreational choice. This Fall, we are excited to announce the formation of our own Field Lacrosse Divisions. Registration is now available from the Registration page.
The next SMLA Board Meeting will be held at Askews Community Room TBD. Please refer to the SMLA - Documents Page for Agenda and Past Meeting Minutes.