JUNIOR PROGRAM

 

Division Information:


JUNIOR COORDINATOR:  Debbie Goodfellow - info@hornetslacrosse.com

 

Cardinals (Junior Ladies):  17 - 21 years old;
Wranglers (Tier II): 17 - 21 years old

Team Contacts:

CARDINALS (Junior Ladies):  Ralph Gubler -  GublerR@superiorpropane.com

WRANGERS (Tieri II):   Wayne Zadderey - wzadderey@gmail.com



For further information you can contact Debbie at info@hornetslacrosse.com or the contacts above for the respective teams.

AN OVERVIEW OF THE JUNIOR PROGRAM:

After completion of the Midget level of minor lacrosse, players move on to the "Junior Program" for young men and women wanting to continue with the game of lacrosse (players aged 17 to 21).  The Junior Division in the Province of Alberta is governed by the Rocky Mountain Lacrosse Association ("RMLL"), the lacrosse organization in Alberta that oversees Major lacrosse.

Major lacrosse differs from minor lacrosse in many ways. 

For the Male Players -  For Junior "A" and Junior "B" Tier 1 teams in Southern Alberta, there is also a player "draft" annually in late February or early March whereby the teams in these divisions are allowed to "draft" players to their team from the pool of graduating Midgets, Junior "B" (Tier 1), Junior "B" (Tier 2), Junior "B" (Tier 3) and walk-in players who have not played for a year or two. 

The "drafting" process is in place to ensure highly skilled players are provided the opportunity to play at the highest possible level of their ability and to promote their parity amongst the Junior "B" and Junior "B" teams in the province.

The Junior "B" Tier 2 and Tier 3 divisions of the RMLL allow players to (a) continue in lacrosse and (b) develop their skills if they wish to evolve to the highly competitive Junior "A" or Junior "B" Tier 1 divisions.

All the Junior "B" levels require commitment, skill and a desire to continue learning the game of box lacrosse.

For  more information on the season, visit any of the following:

Alberta Junior A - www.abjralacrosse.com
   -  South teams:  Mountaineers and Raiders
   -  North teams:  Miners and Eclipse

Junior B - www.rockymountainlax.com

  -  South teams:  "B" Mountaineers, Chill, Shamrocks, Silvertips, South
         Saskatchewan Stealth
  -  North teams:  NAMLC Crude, Edmonton Warriors, Sherwood Park Titans,
         North Saskatchewan Swat, Red Deer Rampage

Junior Tier 2/Tier 3 - www.rockymountainlax.com

JUNIORS:

Graduating Midget and returning Tier II/III players wishing to tryout for Tier I, must first register with the Hornets.  Junior B Tier I teams in Calgary are the Junior B Mountaineers, Shamrocks, Silvertips and Chill.

JUNIOR LADIES:

The Junior Ladies program has 1 level.  They do travel throughout the province to compete and their upper age limit can vary.  There are 8 Junior Ladies teams in the Rocky Mountain Lacrosse League.  Four are hosted by Calgary Clubs and the rights of the graduating midget girls are as follows:  Cardinals (Hornets), Rockyview Jr. Silvertips (Rockyview, Knights and Strathmore), Okotoks Raiders (High River and Okotoks)  and Axemen (Sabrecats and Axemen).  

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