2017 Tyke Age Group Coordinator = Trina Holland
Tyke is for players born between 2009-2010
Evaluations will take place on April 8-9, 2017.
During the 2016 season, Tykes played on Tuesday evenings and Saturday mornings at a facility in the south. There is NO GUARANTEE that this will be the same for the 2017 season.
Kids will be divided into teams of approximately 15 players.
For 2017, the Sabrecats have 8 Tyke teams.
The Age Group Coordinator will attempt to accommodate 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.
If you are interested in coaching at the Tyke level please contact Jamie Kaufman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 – anyone on the bench) need to be trained at the Community Initiation level.
In order to be trained at this level you must do the following:
(Note all costs for the coaching course are paid for by the Sabrecats. Please cc email@example.com when you complete the below email).
Email firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Mini Tyke and Tyke Coach Courses (Community Initiation) – 1 day clinic
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 Tyke program follows the guidelines as set forth by the Canadian Lacrosse Association Long Term Athlete Development Plan (LTAD).
The format for Tyke will be:
- Tyke sessions are 1 hour
- Tyke Sessions are split into a 30 minute warm-up/skills and a 30 minute game
- play full floor
- play 5 on 5 (with goalie)
- 3 x 3 nets
- referees on floor to call penalties and explain violations; players who repeatedly commit rule violations will be sent off the floor
- 3 minute shifts
- Contact rule is Place and Push.
- 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.
- After each goal and the end of each shift, play shall start with the goalkeeper of the team that was scored on or was in possession of the ball at the end of the shift and the defensive players shall fall back to their zone.
Please consult ALA Regulation 19.16 for full 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 Tyke leagues up into 3 areas:
- Deep South – Okotoks / High River
- South Calgary – Axemen and Sabrecats
- North Calgary – Hornets, Knights and Rockyview
The reason for 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 “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).