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Registration is now OPEN for 2017 Field Lacrosse Season

Registration for the 2017 Field Season is now open.  For more information regarding registration, please visit our registration page

Box Lacrosse

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

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. 

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2017 Box Lacrosse Season Drop-Ins

Drop-Ins will be for 5 weeks on Friday Nights starting from Feb 17th to Mar 17th at the SASCU Indoor Soccer Arena.  Novice and Peewees from 6:15pm to 7:15pm.  Bantams and Midgets from 7:15pm to 8:15pm.  Due to the increasing rental costs of the arena, there will be a small fee for returning players of $5 per session up to a maximum of $20 for all 5 sessions.  New players are welcome to come out to these drop-ins at no cost. 

Players must be registered before they can step out on the floor.  Please use the registration page or complete the required paperwork at the drop-in session with the registrar.  For new players, registration form is required, but commitment is not necessary. 

Players must wear full gear including jocks and mouthguards for drop-ins. 

For more information, please contact the registrar at registrar@shuswapminorlacrosse.com 

2016 Provincial Championships

PROVINCIAL GOLD - 2016 Midget "B" Box Lacrosse team

Your 2016 Provincial Champs are Jorge Arrazola-Sam, Kayne Beaudry, Talon Billy, Jaron Bootsma, Warin Buzzell, Samantha Davidson, Ethan Dodge, Keegan Hanson, Jonah Hector, Jaden Herrington, Colton Irmen, Jett Manuel, Tye Mitchell, Ryan Sadorsky, Connor Senn, Taylor Webster-Locke, Liam Westermann, and your Provincial MVP Tyler Chartier. Their coach, Andy Sadorsky, is extremely proud of these players they have worked hard, and definitely earned everything this year!!!

Top Guns High Performance Lacrosse Camp

It’s OFFICIAL! The Top Guns High Performance Program is once again available for registration. We are sending out the information much earlier in hopes of securing adequate registration numbers. This program runs from February 5th to March 12 of next year. We have broken the program down for Tyke & Novice Division to Peewee to Midget Divisions. The cost is $125 for runners (max 30 players) and $75 for goalies (only 4 spaces available). All sessions will have a certified BCLA coach attend. Please DO NOT delay as registration will close on the 31st of December. We are holding an in person registration at Sunvalley Source for Sports on the 17th of December between 12 & 2 with our certified coach for any questions you may have.  Contact topgunslacrosse@gmail.com for more information.

Please feel free to pass this on to any one who would like more one on one training. What better way to dust of the equipment and get ready for evaluations this coming March!

2017 Top Guns Lacrosse Camp - Tyke/Novice
2017 Top Guns Lacrosse Camp - Peewee/Bantam/Midget

Vancouver Stealth Back for 2017!

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! 
Visit http://www.stealthlax.com/season-tickets/

What's New

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.

Next Board Meeting - May 3 @ 6:30pm

The next SMLA Board Meeting will be held at Askews Community Room on Wed, May 3rd at 6:30pm.  Please refer to the SMLA - Documents Page for Agenda and Past Meeting Minutes. 


Thank you to our Sponsors

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