I have not been getting my email(s) responded to, nor have I received any communication from the association.
There could be a number of things going on here. First step, double check your registration information by logging into the registration platform that you registered your player on. (e.g. Beaumont Lacrosse, Leduc Lacrosse, Sherwood Park Lacrosse). Second, once you confirm your contact is correct, please check your junk and spam folder. Thirdly, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know you don't seem to be getting our emails or team notifications. We can then help you! I'll review our opt-out list, if your email address is not there, then I can send a test email through RAMP. If it does not go through to you, it means your email address is being blocked by RAMP because you have, at some point, unsubscribed from all RAMP communications. This link is found at the bottom of all emails send from RAMP mailer. Perhaps this was done in the past with another association/player that used the RAMP registration system. If this is the case, RAMP support needs to be contacted and you need to be manually removed from their unscubscribe list by RAMP support. Please email: email@example.com if you suspect this. And let us know, we can forward you a summary of our communications.
I have registered my child, when can I expect them to start playing?
The Greater Edmonton Lacrosse Council has scheduled league game play to start the week of April 17th, 2023. Planning the schedule depends on many factors including facility and official availability, as well as, number of teams formed per division. As registration levels per association have been fluctuating these past couple of years, it is difficult to predict which divisions will have enough players to form teams etc. Registration deadlines are determined by each association, but typically close mid March to the end of March allowing for game schedule release. Once the GELC releases the game schedule, then each association can then plan practice floor times for teams in each division. The process is dependent on registration numbers and if associations have enough players to form teams.
The Beaumont Raiders will have teams formed and players on the floor at the beginning of April. Some divisions will have earlier floor time to allow for an evaluation day that splits players in a division into teams to create an even parity between teams for new and experienced players. I can assure you, as soon as I have the information, I will ensure you have the information. Please check back on the website often. We can't wait to get on the floor either, 2023 is going to be a great season!
When does registration open?
Registration opens on Jan 1st, 2023 and closes March 20, 2023 @ 23:59. Teams are formed at the end of March and league game play is set to begin April 17th, 2023 with the season wrapping up at the end of June 2023. Visit: http://gelc.ab.ca/content/2023-season-information
At what age can you join lacrosse?
Boys and Girls aged 4-16. Age description from Lacrosse Canada: Age is determined to be the age of a player that they will be in the calendar year of the current playing season. Calendar year is January 1 to Dec 31 of any given year. Example: for U17, player cannot turn 17 at any time during the calendar year to be eligible. Find the Level Information tab under REGISTRATION on the main menu
Which Level should I register my child in, they have no lacrosse experience?
We are thrilled you have an athlete interested in trying something new! We have players join at all experience levels and ages. In fact, the most common ages we have first-timers join are U11 and U13; however, we also have new players join at our U17 level. Register your player based on their birth. Be sure to attend our FREE Come Try Lacrosse Event on March 19th.
Find the Level Information tab under REGISTRATIONS on our main menu
What days of the week are game play for the 2023 Season
For the 2023 Box Lacrosse playing season, game days will be scheduled in accordance with facility availability and Game Official availability. More information on schedules will be posted in March 2023. Member clubs will schedule practices at their discretion. http://gelc.ab.ca/content/2023-season-information
I have a child in U9 can I request that they play with their friend?
Yes U7 and U9 allow reciprocal friend requests. The divisions for U7 & U9 are co-ed teams that are not leveled or evaluated.
Unfortunately at levels U11 and up, we are unable to accommodate friend requests. These levels are evaluated and divided to ensure fairness and parity between teams.
I noticed a change in division names from Male/Female now to Men/Women. I find this strange because my child is 8.
This season you may notice a change to our division names and age groups, as well as, a change in labeling from "Male/Female" now to "Men/Women". This may seem strange to you based on the age groups of our athletes, but this change comes with guidance from Lacrosse Canada in promoting inclusiveness. The term "female" connotes a biological category, while "women" is a whole human person, making it technically a noun. The Beaumont Raiders are supporting the use of women as an adjective to achieve a more inclusive meaning that emphasizes gender over biological sex. In the coming days, you will notice this change occur in all of the GELC member associations.
My athlete is turning 17 in 2023, where can my box lacrosse athlete play?
Please visit the Rocky Mountain Lacrosse League website: www.rockymountainlax.com for information on Junior A, B and Female Divisons
What months is the lacrosse season 2023
The GELC 2023 Lacrosse League play is set to begin the week of April 17th, 2023. Registration with the Beaumont Raiders closes Monday, March 20th to allow for team formation. Team practices and initial floor times start at the end of March, with some divisions requiring evaluations to create parity with multiple teams. All players will begin floor times with player and team development at the beginning of April. Our 2023 playing season runs from April until the end of June, with provincials for some teams in July.
I would like to help coach my players team this season, how do I get started?
That is fantastic, thank you for supporting our athletes! Register yourself in RAMP as a Coach/Staff and follow the application questions. Our coaching director will contact you directly with any questions and details as to where you are needed. Please visit the Coaches Corner tab on our home website for more information.
I still have a question, who should I contact?
Do NOT submit a question here. The FASTEST way to get your question answered is by emailing the responsible party directly. It is best practice, to include at least two, if not more, executive contacts in your email to ensure you are not missed by the volume of emails we receive. Please visit the Executive tab in the main menu. Here you will find a list of our current executives and their email addresses. Please reach out to the executive responsible for your corresponding questions.