News and Announcements
Revival Lacrosse and Arrow Express Sports (AES) have announced a partnership for 2014. Seven-time National Lacrosse League All-Pro and 2009 MVP Dan Dawson will hold camps in Oakville, Victoria and Six Nations in the coming months.
“Our main goal is to grow the game at the grassroots level, and to give the best instruction to kids that we can,” said the Knighthawks forward. “We not only do that by having the best lacrosse players in the world at these camps, but they are also the best teachers.”
The relationship with AES will allow Dawson to bring his camp and his exclusive Pro Lacrosse Experience to the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena. Arrow Express Sports is a sport management company based out of the ILA at Six Nations. AES creates opportunities for youth through lacrosse and strives to promote overall healthy lifestyle choices through its camps, clinics and special projects.
The camps are open to 90 players at the Tyke, Novice, Pee Wee and Bantam levels. Joining Dawson this summer are Rochester Knighthawks goalie Matt Vinc, Knighthawks forwards Cody Jamieson, Craig Point, Mike Accursi and Stephen Keogh, along with Buffalo’s Anthony Cosmo, Toronto’s Bill Greer, and Calgary’s Jeff Shattler and Dan McRae.
“These guys are great ambassadors for the sport and that’s very important for what we are trying to do,” said Dawson. “Lacrosse is a very unique sport where the players are very much engaged as far as the fans and local players. We are excited to be growing the business and taking them across North America.”
The camps will kick off at the ILA with a March Break Camp from Monday, March 10th to Thursday, March 13th. The second camp will travel to the Toronto Rock Athletic Centre for four days, beginning on Monday, July 14th and concluding on Thursday, July 17th. The camp will then make a stop at Bear Mountain Arena (home of the Shamrocks) in Victoria, BC from Monday, July 21st to Thursday July 24th. The final installment of the camps will take place back at the ILA from Monday, July 28th to Thursday, July 31st. Camps will run daily from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (9am-12pm Tyke/Novice and 1pm-4pm PeeWee/Bantam.
New this year is the Pro Lacrosse Experience. The camp is limited to just 34 players at the midget level with Six Nations serving as its home base from Wednesday, July 2nd to Friday, July 4th (9am-3pm). The Pro Lacrosse Experience will include breaking down game film, weight training, studying nutrition and getting reps on the floor.
“It is giving high-performance lacrosse players the ability to get a three-day pro lacrosse training camp format,” said Dawson. “This is the program I am most excited about this summer.”
Registration is now open and interested players can register at www.aeslacrosse.com under the programs header.
Team selection/drafting will take place the week of March 28th.
Watch the website for further information!
You will be contacted by your coach/manager after the team selections have been made.
If you have not been contacted or have not received an email please contact the registrar immediately.
A HUGE “THANK YOU” to all the executive, coaches, volunteers, parents and players who have been out at the box over the last few weeks for A Tryouts and Back to the Box events!
You’ve endured rain, snow, wind and MORE … all for the LOVE OF LAX!
Great Spirit JDF WHALERS!!
2014 is sure to be the BEST year yet!
CANCELLED for the two dates previously advertised for March. Please note that there will be dates in April ~ check back on the website for further details.
Level one – mini tyke, tyke, novice and pee wee coaches
Level two – pee wee A, bantam and midget coaches
All clinics are at the Archie Browning Rec Center.
If you are interested, please contact me and we will get you registered.
Victoria Women’s Field Lacrosse would like to invite anyone who would like to learn and play field lacrosse (for fun & fitness) to join our brand new Recreational Women’s 7-Aside Field Lacrosse League! All you need is a stick and mouth guard. Starting in April we will be playing games on Monday nights from 7-8pm using half the field for each game. Socializing afterward is highly encouraged! It will be approx. $100 for a 12 game schedule. There won’t be any practices but we will help anyone who would like to do some extra learning on the side. Hope to see you out to give us a try. Beginners are especially encouraged to come out!
Also… for anyone who would like to give the rougher game of box lacrosse a try, we have a team here in Victoria that both travels to Vancouver and hosts home games in the BC Senior Women’s League. Tentatively we will be practicing on Wednesday nights @ 9pm and playing on Sundays. Brave beginners welcome.