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February 25, 2021



2021 lacrosse season

NOTE TO ATHLETES AND FAMILIES: The anticipated spring 2021 season will be an evolving program, depending on on-going COVID-19 public health protective measures. Please stand by for updates, as dates and details are fluctuating daily. We are planning for programming as conditions permit - and will be glad to see you all!

Valley Thunder Lacrosse's 13th season of youth lacrosse programming is based out of the Kingston and Berwick rinks, and will resume in April 2021. Youth ages five and up (check age divisions under the Teams tab) are welcome to register for team play.

Lacrosse practices are generally twice a week. Valley Thunder plays home-and-away games with club teams around Nova Scotia. Coaches at all team levels are welcome to join Valley Thunder. Referees are always needed - and paid - for games and tournaments.

Registration forms and rates are below. Please stand by for an online registration option.

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

2021 registration form

Code Of Conduct 2021

Acknowledgement of risk and release of liability 2021


Lacrosse coaches, refs invited to join VTL

Valley Thunder Lacrosse welcomes new and experienced coaches and referres to join its program. The season typically runs April to the end of June, with formal coach and referee certification offered through Lacrosse Nova Scotia. COVID-19 public health precautuions are affecting this season's timings, and development clinics. 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 Minor Lacrosse League - Notice of annual general meeting February 28, 2021
The SMLL welcomes everyone to its AGM, scheduled for Sunday, February 28, at 7 p.m. The meeting will be held virtually through Zoom. If you would like to attend, please contact Brendon Smithson at brendonlivestrong@hotmail.com for the meeting link.
The 2020 AGM has two executive position open for election:
  • Commissioner
  • Deputy commissioner
The following appointed positions will be appointed at the AGM:
  • Referee in chief
  • Webmaster
  • Member at large
  • Scheduler
  • Suspension coordinator
If you are interested in any of the above positions, please contact Brendon Smithson at brendonlivestrong@hotmail.com.
SMLL welcomes all to be part of an exciting future for the league.


Notice of annual general meeting - Valley Thunder Lacrosse Sunday, March 7, 7 p.m. via Zoom
-2020 president's report, financial report
-Election of executive: president, vice-president, treasurer/ registrar, secretary (two-year, calendar year terms, all are technically vacant due to the 2020 lost season)
-Operations committee positions: tournament chair, referee-in-chief, development officer, fundraising chair (one-year, no vote terms)
If you are interested in volunteering for a position, please reference VTL bylaws: http://www.valleylacrosse.ca/Resources.php . You may contact Sara White, VTL president, cskeddy@hotmail.ca; to express interest, or be nominated/ offer during the meeting.
A meeting invite will be sent via email to all 2019 registered athletes/ club contacts. If you are not on this list and would like the link, please email Sara White, VTL president, cskeddy@hotmail.ca.


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 typically play an eight- to nine-game season, and host their  championship weekend in mid-June. COVID-19 public health precautions are affecting all scheduling, but 2021 season planning is underway. 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 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 - 2021

The 2021 Valley Thunder Lacrosse 7th Apple Cup will be June 4, 5 and 6, 2021, pending public health COVID-19 guidance; 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 April 2021.

Apple Cup accommodations options