2017 Age Group Coordinator = Richelle Trudeau
Mini Tyke is for players born between 2011-2013.
Evaluations will take place the weekend of April 8-9, 2017.
During the 2016 season, Mini Tykes played on Tuesday evenings from 6-7pm and Saturday mornings from 9-10am at Oakridge. There is NO GUARANTEE that this will be the same for the 2017 season.
Kids will be divided into teams of approximately 12 players.
For 2017, the Sabrecats have 6 Mini Tyke teams.
The Age Group Coordinator will attempt to accomodate reasonable friend requests where possible while still maintaining parity teams (teams being made equal with respect to ability level).
No GUARANTEES are made with respect to friend requests.
Kids should be dressed in their full Lacrosse gear. For complete details on the equipment required you can visit the Calgary District Lacrosse Association website.
The Sabrecats are always looking for parents who are interested in volunteering to coach their kids teams. This can be a truly rewarding and fun experience for you and your child. Learn more about the Lacrosse coaching program.
Mini Tyke and Tyke coaches (which includes head coach and assistant coaches and anyone on the bench) need to be trained at the Community Initiation level. If you are interested in coaching please email Jamie Kaufman at email@example.com
In order to be trained at this level, you must do the following:
(Note: all costs for the coaching courses are paid for by the Sabrecats. Simply cc firstname.lastname@example.org when you complete the below email).
Email email@example.com with:
- your name, home address including postal code
- division you are coaching
- course name, date and location you plan on attending (see list of courses below)
- club you are with
- list current Lacrosse NCCP certification level you hold – if none, please state “none”
- You will be sent a course code/access id and further instructions
- You must then login to the Canadian Lacrosse Association NCCP website system
- Complete the pre-clinic assessment (this can take between 1-2 hours); this MUST be done before you attend the course
- Once your pre-clinic assessment has been completed, you must also register online for the course via your NCCP account
- Attend the required course, be sure you complete the attendance sheet at the clinic
- Complete your coach workbook online through your NCCP account.
- Minimum age to Coach is 16
- Please keep a record of your NCCP system login id and password as CDLA does not have access to this information
- Your Coach certification status is available through your nccp.lacrosse.ca account in the Status tab.
- Skipping any steps 1 through 7 will only hinder your progress in certification
The One Day course is all that is required for Mini Tyke and Tyke.
We would however encourage parents to consider continuing their training the following year with the Novice and PeeWee level courses which include a 1 day course + a workbook.
Only one course/level per year is allowed so being ahead of the certification process is a good idea.
The Mini Tyke Program follows the guidelines as set forth by the Canadian Lacrosse Association Long Term Athlete Development Plan (LTAD).
The format for Mini Tyke will be:
- 3-on-3 during the two 15 minute games
- Session times – 1 hour
- 15 minute warm-up / skills – 15 minute game – 15 minute skills session – 15 minute game
- Running time
- Players on floor for 3 minute intervals during the 2 – 15 minute games
- Play the width of the floor
- Contact Rule is ‘equal pressure’
- No referees – coaches manage the floor
- No penalties – stop when necessary to explain infractions
- The fall back rule applies when the goaltender is in possession of the ball. All defensive players must enter the neutral zone where they must wait until the ball crosses the restraining line. The goalie must pass the ball to one of the offensive players who must be at least 9 feet from the crease.
Please consult ALA Regulation 19.15 for full Mini Tyke rules.
The purpose of the Mini Tyke and Tyke leagues is to introduce, emphasize, and develop the fundamental skills of lacrosse. The focus of practices as well as games is to promote an environment that encourages participation, skill development, and overall enjoyment of the game.
The CDLA has divided the Mini Tyke leagues according to association. This is to allow for all games to be played close to home and reduce travel to and from games.
At the end of the season, a special “Mini Tyke Festival” is held where all teams come together to play one another in a fun and festive atmosphere.
Throughout the season, in order to encourage the development of this environment, there will be no standings for Mini Tyke or Tyke. Please note that although standings are not kept, standard game results procedures must be followed (ie. sending in the game sheets).