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March 23, 2019

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Get your VTL club gear order in by March 28!

Shorts? Hoodies? Hats? Shirts?

In partnership with Prodigy Sports, Valley Thunder has an exclusive online store now open. Have a look and order direct from the site; once the store closes March 28, it will take about 3-4 weeks for items to ship. But that's just in time to sport as we open Season 11! There are lots of items and size ranges for our athletes, coaches and fans:

https://prodigy-sports.com/en/1412-valley-thunder-lacrosse

2019 lacrosse season

Valley Thunder Lacrosse's 11th season of youth lacrosse programming, based out of the Kingston and Berwick rinks, gets underway April 16! Youth ages five and up (check age divisions under the Teams tab) are welcome to register for team play, from Mini-Tykes to Intermediate.

Lacrosse practices generally start the second week of April, with games starting in early May and running through the end of June. Valley Thunder plays home-and-away games with club teams around Nova Scotia. Valley Thunder hosts its own all-ages Apple Cup June 7, 8 and 9; the 2018 tournament featured 17 teams from Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, including several provincial teams prepping for their 2018 national competitions.

Coaches at all team levels are welcome to join Valley Thunder. Referees are always needed - and paid - for games and tournaments.

Registration is open until May 1; after that date, no refunds will be possible.

For more information about Valley Thunder Lacrosse, visit www.valleylacrosse.ca or join our Facebook group Valley Thunder Lacrosse.

Registration events are detailed on the valleylacrosse.ca Schedule, or

- February 24, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., Berwick school gym

- February 26, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Credit Union Centre, Kingston

- March 4, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Credit Union Centre, Kingston

- March 7, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Kings Mutual Century Centre, Berwick

- April 4, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Greenwood Community Centre

2019 registration form

Code Of Conduct 2019

 Acknowledgement of risk and release of liability 2019

Free try-its

Try lacrosse at free drop-in sessions at Cambridge school (6113 Highway 1, Cambridge); led by senior club athletes February 28, March 7, 14 and 28. Bring a water bottle, athletic wear and indoor sneakers. No other gear is required for these introductory sessions. Season programs are available for athletes born in years 2002 to 2014.

There will also be a free try-it at the Pine Ridge Middle School gym in Kingston Friday, March 29, 6 p.m. to 8 .m. Bring indoor sneakers, water bottle, hockey helmet with cage and hockey gloves. All ages, all experiences. VTL athletes are encouraged to bring friends!

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Lacrosse coaches, refs invited to join VTL for 2019 season

Valley Thunder Lacrosse welcomes new and experienced coaches and referres to join its program. The season runs April 10 to the end of June, with formal coach and referee certification offered through Lacrosse Nova Scotia. Clinics will be held at the 14 Wing Greenwood Fitness & Sports Centre. Each course is one day: referees are May 5 (register here); coaches are TBA. Registration details will follow from LNS.

You will also need to complete an RCMP Criminal Records Check (request letter and RCMP form available under Resources - Volunteers).

Thank you!

Checking clinics May 4

Join LNS' Mark Anderson at a free checking clinic at the Kingston Credit Union Centre. The purpose is to have players (and coaches and parents) become comfortable with the fundamentals of both receiving and delivering a clean, purposeful lacrosse check and to understand the importance of footwork and angling.

The noon to 1:30 p.m. session will be for Novice and PW athletes; there will be a session for Bantam and Midget athletes from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Bring full LX gear and a water bottle. 

6th Valley Thunder Lacrosse Apple Cup - 2019

The 2019 Valley Thunder Lacrosse 6th Apple Cup will be June 7 to 9, 2019 at the Kings Mutual Century Centre in Berwick and the Credit Union Centre in Kingston. Visiting teams are welcome in Novice, Peewee, Bantam and Midget House/ B divisions. Deadline to register will be noon, May 21, 2019. 

Registration information is posted here.

Apple Cup accommodations options

 

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