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April 6, 2020



2020 lacrosse season

NOTE TO ATHLETES AND FAMILIES: Lacrosse activities are suspended until May 15 by the Canadian Lacrosse Association and Lacrosse NS, in accordance with Public Health guidance on COVID-19 prevention and precautions. Please stand by for updates, as dates and details are fluctuating daily.

Valley Thunder Lacrosse's 12th season of youth lacrosse programming, based out of the Kingston and Berwick rinks, will get underway in April 2020. 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 hosted its own all-ages Apple Cup June 12, 13 and 14; the 2019 tournament featured 28 teams from Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, including several provincial teams prepping for their 2019 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.

2020 registration form

Code Of Conduct 2020

Acknowledgement of risk and release of liability 2020


Lacrosse coaches, refs invited to join VTL for 2020 season

Valley Thunder Lacrosse welcomes new and experienced coaches and referres to join its program. The season runs April to the end of June, with formal coach and referee certification offered through Lacrosse Nova Scotia. The clinics are in the process of moving to an online training option  Please stand by for dates and registration details. VTL referees will be paid a $5 per game bonus (to the cost of their certification course fee) for games reffed for VTL

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

Thank you!


Scotia lacrosse league expands game across province

Four Nova Scotia minor lacrosse associations are 2019 founding members of the Scotia Minor Lacrosse League.

The SMLL includes Valley Thunder Lacrosse, Truro Bearcats Lacrosse, the Pictou County Snipers and the Cape Breton Warriors. League play includes teams in Novice, Peewee, Bantam and combined Midget/ Intermediate divisions.

The SMLL’s focus is on growing the game of lacrosse across the province. SMLL teams will play an eight- to nine-game season, and host their  championship weekend in mid-June. Hosting clubs also schedule in a variety of development clinics for athletes, coaches and officials, taking advantage of en masse events to offer skills training, mentorship and opportunities to build camaraderie at all levels within the game. The 7th Apple Cup, hosted by Valley Thunder in Berwick and Kingston June 12 to 14, will see league teams joined by clubs from across Nova Scotia and into New Brunswick for the largest minor box lacrosse tournament in the province.

The SMLL membership remains open, as communities across the province rejuvenate or launch youth minor lacrosse programs. The league will flex its structure and schedule to accommodate teams at any and all divisions, and there is preliminary interest in extending programming into the field lacrosse sector.

Follow the league at smll.ca.

7th Valley Thunder Lacrosse Apple Cup - 2020

The 2020 Valley Thunder Lacrosse 7th Apple Cup will be June 12, 13 and 14, at the Kings Mutual Century Centre in Berwick and the Credit Union Centre in Kingston. Visiting teams are welcome in 6U/ 8U (combined),  10U, 12U, 14U and 16U House/ B divisions. The application form will be posted by the end of March.

Apple Cup accommodations options