YEAR 7 of the Vimy Winter Lacrosse Program is now accepting registrations. We are extremely excited about the upcoming year and seeing even greater development for all the participants. Sessions will run from late October until March at the Leduc Recreation Center. Sessions will be divided between skill development and controlled game play. Our focus in the beginning of the program is to develop the skills and as we proceed through the program to increase the game play. It is our objective to teach players to play the game the proper way and allow them to show their skills off during the games. Our mandate in this program is to develop lacrosse players who have sound fundamentals. For our goalies, we will be bringing in goalie instructors to ensure players at this position are receiving quality instruction on technique and skills.
Jimmy Quinlan – Lead teacher at Vimy Lacrosse, a sports alternative program that provides lacrosse training to students within the Edmonton Public School Board. Jimmy played for several years in the National Lacrosse League before stepping behind the bench as an assistant Coach for the team where he won the league championship in 2015 and 2016.
Paul Rai – Founder and Director of Vimy Lacrosse, program now in its 13th year of operation and boasting over 100 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.
Mike DeGirolamo – Mike will be our Head Goalie Coach. Mike finished his Junior A career playing for the Whitby Warriors under Head Coach Derek Keenan. He finished the season second in the league with a 7.76 GAA. Mike was drafted by the Edmonton Rush in 2014. He finished this summer playing for the Nanaimo Timbermen of the WLA.
Tony DeGans – Tony graduated from the University of Alberta in 2015 with his Bachelor of Kinesiology with a major in Coaching. Tony has been with Vimy Lacrosse for the past 4 years and has continued to enhance the program with his work with Donnan Lacrosse at Donnan Elementary. Tony has also worked with Junior A and Junior B Titans for the past four years. His dedication to the sport of lacrosse is exceptional and loves working with young aspiring players.
Erik Turner – Erik is an alumnus of Vimy Lacrosse where he attended high school before leaving for Cornell where he was a member of the Big Red lacrosse team for four years. During his time with the Big Red the team won 3 Ivy League Titles, made 3 NCAA tournament appearances, and one Final Four appearance. Erik brings a wealth of knowledge about the game, and is very excited for the opportunity to help develop the next group of Alberta lacrosse players. Erik works as an instructor at Donnan and Vimy Lacrosse.
Cost: $395 for Minityke/Tyke/Novice
$425 for all other age groups
All Sessions @ Leduc Recreation Centre (Field House)
(30 runners and 4 goalies available at each level).
Each Player will receive a Vimy Lacrosse Pinnie and a Vimy Lacrosse special item.
To register for the Winter Lacrosse Program, please visit www.aadie.ca and login to AAD Registration to create your profile. If you have registered with us previously, please use your current profile.
Minityke/Tyke (10. 11, 12 birthyears) – Sunday mornings
Novice (08, 09 birthyear) – Sunday mornings
Pee Wee (06, 07 birthyear) – Sunday afternoons
Bantam/Midget (03, 04, 05 birthyear) – Saturday evenings
Bantam/Midget/Junior Girls (2005 birthyear and older) – Saturday Evenings
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 groups 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.
To find out more information on Vimy Lacrosse, please visit VimyEdmonton.ca/Lacrosse .