2020/21 Winter Lacrosse Program
This year we are celebrating the tenth year of our camp. Over the past decade we have had the opportunity to work with so many awesome young lacrosse players and grow this camp. This year we are moving our location to Beaumont’s new indoor turf facility. We are excited about this move to Beaumont and continuing to grow the sport of box lacrosse.
The North Strong Lacrosse name represents the extraordinary lacrosse that is being played in Canada and specifically Alberta. The players from this region are powerful, talented and determined. Our focus at the camp remains the same. We will continue to focus on developing the stick skills and knowledge required to excel in the game of box lacrosse. Speed and skill on the floor leads to fun for all the players. Our goalies are given extra attention to work on the finer points of the game and to be the defensive leaders of the team.
The North Strong Lacrosse Winter Program is now open to accept registrations.
As we head into our tenth year, many of the young players we worked with a decade ago are now playing college lacrosse in the US and Canada, in both men’s and women’s field lacrosse. Others are playing in Junior A and B leagues in the province and there are still more playing for Team Alberta box and field teams. It is exciting to see our Winter Program players making an impact in lacrosse across North America.
This year’s sessions will run from late October until the early part of March at the Beaumont Sport and Recreation Centre located on 5001 Rue Eaglemont in Beaumont, Alberta.
NORTH STRONG STAFF
North Strong Lacrosse is owned by Paul Rai, who was the founder of Vimy Lacrosse, a school academy program now in its 15th year of operation and boasting over 80 student-athletes. Paul has 20 years of lacrosse coaching experience working with players from Mini Tyke to Senior Mens. He has led box and field teams to numerous tournaments across North America and has won a Presidents Cup Senior Championship as a player and coach.
Paul is involved with the day to day operations of the camp and brings in support staff that understand the game of box lacrosse. All the coaches are trained by Paul Rai and include goalie instruction led by Zach Yopek-Stabel. Zach will be returning as our Head Goalie Coach. Zach is a Vimy Lacrosse alum and played his minor lacrosse for the Edmonton Warriors Lacrosse Club. Zach just finished his Junior A career and played at the 2018 Minto Cup for the Calgary Mounties.
Cost: $325 for 6U/8U
$350 for 10U
$385 for 12U/14U/16U Boys and Girls
All Sessions at the Beaumont Sport and Recreation Centre
(25 athlete spots available at each level).
Each player will receive a North Strong Lacrosse Pinnie and a North Strong Lacrosse special item.
Sessions will start October 24, 2020
Sessions will be held during these tentative floor times
Saturdays 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Sundays 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Please note we will be following the health guidelines issued by provincial government and the facility. This may affect start times, spectators, dressing rooms and other logistical factors. As we get more information we will immediately share it with you.
6U/8U (13, 14, 15 birthyears)
10U (11, 12 birthyears)
12U (09, 10 birthyears)
14U/16U (05, 06, 07, 08 birthyears)
Female 12U/14U/16U (05 to 10 birthyears)
Dates are tentative and subject to change based on final registration numbers. We try to keep groups on a specific day, but we do need to make adjustments to ensure each group receives their allotted floor time. Please note that we will do our best to group players on ability and will move players around to promote the best learning environment.
For more information on the program please email Paul Rai at firstname.lastname@example.org