JDF Lacrosse Preseason Update
As our season is about to get rolling over the next few months, I thought now was a good time to reach out to everyone. First, I hope everyone was able to enjoy the holiday season even during these strange and unprecedented times. Staying safe, happy, and healthy are the most important goals moving into the year 2021. JDF Lacrosse, the Island Commission and BCLA are doing our best to be able to provide the sport we all love with these goals for 2021. Please bear with us while we navigate yet another season of uncertainties.
What we can tell you is that we are expecting to have some type of season, of course not our normal crazy chaos of tournaments and lots of travel but we are expecting we will be able to have games none the less. What and how this will look – we are not quite sure yet. We are learning just like everyone else that we will need to become very fluid in our decisions and that things may change on a moment notice. Currently, the associations on the island are starting to open their registration, check on availability of the facilities and will be meeting next month to discuss what is best for the leagues with the information that is current at that time.
As for JDF our registration is open, and we have booked floor time at Eagle Ridge for assessments (Starting January 21st). Our normal home floor in the JDF Arena is in the middle of renovations. We have been told that those are expected to be finished prior to our normal season floor time that starts in April. As for the pre-season floor time – typically, we do tryouts starting at the end of January and then move on to assessments of the rest of the players and finish up mid-March. Due to multiple factors, this season we are doing something different – we will be assessing all players. If you have not registered yet please do so as soon as possible so that we can prepare our groups for the upcoming floor time. Having said this – we all understand that financially this could be a challenge (especially during these times) please reach out to Evelyn Sutton who is our association registrar to find out ways that may help get your player on the floor.
Normally the midget division starts their season at the beginning of April with all other divisions following suit, we are hoping this won’t change but that will be dictated by the current Health orders at that the time, please watch your emails, our website jdflacrosse.com and our social media for more information to come.
Until our next update if there are any questions, concerns or if you want to volunteer during this season please do not hesitate to reach out to one of our executive members.
Please stay safe, stay healthy and see you at the box!
Juan De Fuca Lacrosse