FAQ


FAQs


How long is the season?

Lacrosse usually the beginning of April (1 week later for Mini tyke & Tyke) and can run until mid July for Novice and up. Playoffs begin the last week of June and can run up until Provincials Mid July. It ends mid-June for Mini tyke& tyke.  .

What days will my child practice?

We have a tentative practice schedule in place; however it is subject to change depending on our coaches availability. Check out our schedule page.

How much traveling is involved?

Teams usually have at least 1 game a week. (No games on May long weekend) starting mid- April. Half of these games will be played at home in Westlock.  Games are most often played on the weekend.  Weekday games are possible for Novice & up.  During Playoffs Novice & up will have only weekday games.  

 
What are the Levels of Lacrosse?
 
Lacrosse offers A, B & C level at Peewee, Bantam & Midget Boys. Female teams don‘t have levels at this time.  Novice play up to 4 games in the season and then the League tiers them.
 
What if my child wants to play "A" level?
 
GELC A league is run in Zones. WLA Zone is Westlock, Parkland Posse (Spruce Grove) & West Edmonton Blues.  Players within the Zone will tryout and form a team that will be run mostly out of the Spruce Grove, West Edmonton area. You must register with your home club first and let the President know you intend to tryout so all pertinent information can be forwarded to you as it becomes available.  WLA may host an A team, but player numbers typically dictate that we don‘t. 

What do I need for equipment?

Please refer to the equipment guide.  Please note that although knee pads are not mandated by the Alberta Lacrosse Association, it is mandated by Westlock Lacrosse Association that all players, Bantam and Below, wear knee pads at all times when on the playing surface. This includes Practice and Games.

How far will I travel?

The farthest we travel is Leduc.  Your team may choose to do tournaments that may have you travel elsewhere, but those are optional.

Do I have to fundraise?

WLA does a fundraiser every year.  You will have the option of a buyout or doing the fundraiser at the beginning of the year. Please see fundraiser page for more info.

Do I have to volunteer?

WLA does not require everyone to volunteer as of yet.  On occasion we may ask for some help but each team will have small roles that require the help of parents and we ask that everyone do their part to help make the year successful.

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