News & Announcements
Posted November 28 2022
MapleStix is an annual 1-day lacrosse camp for U15s and U19s (i.e. born on or prior to January 1, 2011) started by Jim Calder. Jim has asked that I take the reins. I am the head of Girls & Womens Lacrosse at Toronto Beaches. Everything that I do for GWLAX is not-for-profit and hobby.
This year's MapleStix event will take place on January 7, 2023, 3:30pm-6:30pm, at Toronto SoccerPlex, 101 Railside Road, Toronto. It's near the DVP & Lawrence Avenue. Coaches Erica Evans (Trent), Jesse Porter (UofT), Mike Watson (Queen's), Garrett Loubert (Western), Erica Shortt (Laurier) and Samantha Yurechuk (Guelph) will all serve as guest coaches.
My vision for MapleStix is a not-for-profit 3-hour indoor event focused on connecting players to OUA coaches. It is a counterweight to the braindrain that takes place every year when players (including my own kid) decide to attend a U.S. school so that they can play high level lacrosse. The NCAA recruitment process can take a life of its own, and when a U.S. school offers a player a full or partial ride, players often forget that Canadian universities are high quality, affordable and located where students are more likely to want to make life & business connections
Please see attached the link with registration instructions:
Have a wonderful holiday season and we hope to see you on January 7th!
Posted November 23rd 2022
We are excited about the upcoming 2023 lacrosse season for the Orillia Lady Kings.
We have many new goals to achieve for 2023 in growing the game of lacrosse here in Orillia.
We want to grow the house league program, Little Lady Kings to U15
Rep program in all divisions from U11-U19. Along with Game day events for U9 lady kings
We are working on hosting a lacrosse weekend so families can come watch our girls play
We will be holding a lacrosse equipment swap day, so parents can trade up or down
We are working on a Try Lacrosse day for new players to come learn lacrosse
We are also working on a Referee mentorship program for our older girls
We are always looking for volunteers to help with our house league program on Monday evenings and welcome any volunteers who can help us on a Host Weekend.
Volunteers are what makes our house league program one of the biggest in Ontario, this includes parents and high school youth who need their hours. Please reach out if interested in helping.
Sponsorship is what gives these girls the opportunity to play and develop into fine young athletes. We have an amazing group of sponsorships that have been there for us year after year, your generous help makes it a memorable year with friends and teammates.
We look forward to your sponsorship again for 2023, anyone interested in helping the Orillia Lady Kings this year, please reach out to us.
Our Website will be revamped for the new season it is currently under construction!!
Any further questions about the new season, volunteerism, sponsorship or any question about lacrosse please send me an email Noggie161@gmail.com
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