Vimy Lacrosse Field Development Program


November 19/2017 – March 18/2018

Vimy Lacrosse is excited to announce our first ever Field Lacrosse Development Program. We will be running two separate programs for Boys Field Lacrosse and Girls Field Lacrosse. The program will be run out of the new Turf Training Center. The 110 x 36 yard facility will enable us to provide specific training to the players while also allowing us to implement small sided games to teach the skills and tactics for the field game.

Boys field lacrosse instruction will include drills specific to long poles, attackmen, midfielders, goalies and faceoff players. The focus of the program will be to develop the positional skills of the players as well as teach the individual tactics, team tactics and team strategies required in field lacrosse.

The Girls field lacrosse program will have a two fold approach. The first is to provide those girls who have never played the game before the opportunity to learn about the girls game. The second is to provide those that are experienced, with the opportunity to take their game to an elite level. The turf facility will allow us to group girls by age and ability so they are in a great learning environment and they are challenged each and every session.

Vimy Lacrosse delivers a superior training experience for players and families looking for more than what is typically available. Our level of instruction is exceptional and we are committed to the growth of the player. We believe that our ability to develop players is unparalleled in the lacrosse training landscape today.


Erik Turner – Erik will be the Lead Instructor for the Boys Program. 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 field game, and is very excited for the opportunity to help develop the next group of Alberta boys field lacrosse players.

Paul Rai – Paul will be the Lead Instructor for the Girls Program. Paul is the 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 developed the Girls Field Program at Vimy Ridge and has coordinated GIrls’ field teams traveling to tournaments across North America.

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.

Phil Smyth – Phil played his minor Lacrosse for the Gold Bar Miners and the Millwoods Warriors. Mr. Smyth played major Lacrosse for the Edmonton Miners (Junior B and Field Lacrosse) and the Edmonton/ Sherwood Park Outlaws (Senior B). Mr. Smyth was lucky enough to win seven consecutive Provincial Titles as a player with the Outlaws from 2002-2008, and two National Championships as well in 2002 and 2007. Since 2008, Phil has worked for the Alberta Lacrosse Association (ALA) and the Canadian National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) as a Learning Facilitator and Coach Evaluator for Box Lacrosse and Learning Facilitator for Women’s Field Lacrosse. Phil recently was the Head Coach of the Team Alberta Bantam Girls Program that participated in the National Championships in Halifax.

Cost: $425
All Sessions at Turf Training Center
5820 59 Avenue Edmonton, AB
Sunday Evenings
November 19, 26 – December 3,10,17
January 14, 21, 28 – February 4, 18, 25 – March 4, 11, 18
Boys 6:00 – 7:30 PM (Boys born in 2002 – 2008)
Girls 7:30 to 9:00 PM (Girls born in 2000 – 2008)
Each player will receive a Vimy Lacrosse Pinnie


To register for the Field Development Program, please visit and login to AAD Registration to create your profile.

If you have registered with us previously, please use your current profile.

Please select either Boys Development Field Lacrosse OR Girls Development Field Lacrosse