News and Announcements
Dear Pacific Rim Members.
The Vancouver Island Field Lacrosse League will be holding a meeting on Monday July 6th, 2020 to discuss the BCLA’s Return to Lacrosse Guidelines. After this meeting, we will report to our membership with the outcome of this meetings discussions.
President – Pacific Rim Field Lacrosse
Reminder of the BCLA’s last message and return to play guidelines that are in the message, please review.
Dear BCLA Members,
The BCLA has been working collectively with local municipalities in planning a return to lacrosse. The health and safety for all participants in the BC Lacrosse community is paramount and this is central to all of our decisions around COVID-19. We’re proud of the efforts of our lacrosse community which will result in lacrosse athletes back playing the sport they love.
On June 11, the BCLA has provided members and stakeholders the tools to plan a safe return to lacrosse with the BCLA Return to Lacrosse Guidelines – Phase 1, so that we can safely deliver lacrosse programming while keeping within the BC Health Authority, viaSport BC and other government regulatory agency guidelines. The Province of BC has asked each Provincial Sport Organization to develop its own Return to Sport guidelines and the BCLA Return to Lacrosse Phase 1 Guidelines are aligned with viaSport BC’s Return to Sport Guidelines –
The BCLA Board approved the BCLA Return to Lacrosse Phase 1 Guidelines –
As previously communicated in the June 11 President’s Message –
http://bclacrosse.com/2020June11%20E-Mail%20to%20BCLA%20Membership%20-%20BCLA%20Return%20to%20Lacrosse%20Guidelines%20Phase%201%20-%20with%20logo.pdf , there was an announcement on June 10th, that a Ministerial Order has been issued, extending liability protection to not-for-profit amateur sport organizations for damages resulting from exposure to COVID-19. This liability protection applies to non-profit, amateur sport organizations and their members as long as they are complying with orders from the provincial health officer and following the BCLA’s Return to Lacrosse Guidelines. This protects the directors, officers, staff and volunteers of not-for-profit sport organizations recognized under the BC Societies Act. This Order is in effect immediately and until the state of emergency is lifted. The Ministerial Order extends liability protection to not-for-profit amateur sport organizations for damages resulting from exposure to COVID-19. To review the Province of BC’s announcement, please visit –
Any programs provided by non-BCLA entities are not sanctioned by the BCLA. They manage their own lacrosse operations and do not adhere to BCLA policies and guidelines that are created by BCLA members. Nor do they fall under the Ministerial Order of liability protection from exposure to COVID-19. Athletes that participate in non-BCLA programs are not covered by BCLA insurance.
When the government announces moving into the next phases of restrictions, sports don’t necessarily move to new phases at the same time. We are still in the Phase 1 stage for lacrosse activities which includes drills and skill development. We don’t know when sport will move to the next phase to allow for game play and we are currently planning for the next phase is in this process. The concepts being considered are an adaptive box game and an adaptive version of the World Lacrosse 6 on 6 lacrosse game (outdoor) – http://bclacrosse.com/World%20Lacrosse%20-%20Men's%20and%20Women's%206v6%20Rules%20(FINAL%20Draft%20-%20May%2025%202020).pdf
All volunteers are crucial to our return to lacrosse programming. We are proud to have coaches who are educated by trained facilitators following NCCP curriculum and training recognized by the Coaching Association of Canada (CAC). Our coaches teach our players to grow as individuals and as a team.
The BCLA will continue to update the BCLA Membership through e-mails, on-line Community of Practice postings and on the BCLA Website – http://www.bclacrosse.com/return-to-lacrosse.php.
Our Association Raffle will take place at 8 pm on November 23rd.
Please make the necessary arrangements to have your raffle tickets turned into your team managers by the end of this week (Friday, November 15th), so that they may have enough time to get the tickets in for the draw.
If you wish to be present for the draw, please email our Secretary, Tara Amell, for the address.
The BCLOA field lacrosse officials clinic is taking place on Saturday September 14th from 9am-4pm at the PISE building on Interurban Road, room 329A.
The address is: 4371 Interurban Rd, Victoria, BC V9E 2C5
If you are interested in officiating this year and would like to make a few extra dollars, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your interest.
*We are waiting on when of if another Umpires clinic will be held for female officials.
NEW EVALUATION DATES IN SEPTEMBER – NOW POSTED
Here are the evaluation dates for U15 Pacific Rim players.
The evaluations are scheduled for Royal Oak Middle School and the University of Victoria (Field 2B).
Association Run Sessions
Wednesday September 4, 2019
5:45pm – 7:00pm – Under 15’s (ROMS)
Saturday September 7, 2019
11:00am – 12:45pm – Under 13’s (UVIC) – regular practice
1:00pm – 2:45pm – Under 15’s (UVIC)
Coach Run Sessions *If required
Tuesday September 10, 2019
6:00pm – 7:30pm – Under 15’s (ROMS)
Wednesday September 11, 2019
6:00pm – 7:30pm – Under 13’s (ROMS) – regular practice
*Regular practice dates for other age divisions will soon be announced.
*Be advised, “Pay Parking” is in effect at UVIC for Saturday. Parking at ROMS will “ONLY” be on the school side of Greenlea Avenue or in the ROMS school parking lot (entrances off West Saanich Road and Shawnee Road). Cars will be towed if on the other side of Greenlea or up side streets.
**For more information, please visit our “Evaluation Information” page of our website.
To All Pacific Rim Players, Parents, and Volunteers.
Due to a large number of families being away for summer vacation and current registration numbers low; the Executive has voted in favour of postponing the U13 and U15 evaluations in August and rescheduling them to September.
The new dates will be determined this week and announced by the weekend.
We are sorry for the inconvenience. We hope that everyone enjoys the rest of their summers and we look forward to seeing everyone in September.
Pacific Rim Field Lacrosse Executive