March 17, 2019
Attention all Registrants:
All team rosters should be finalized by March 18.
In 2017 the Greater Edmonton Lacrosse Council (GELC) moved to a zone concept, forming four zones within the GELC. The Rebels are in Zone North which consists of the Rams, the North Edmonton Wizards and Fort Saskatchewan Rebels. These other Clubs play primarily out of the Glengarry Arena and the St Albert arenas respectively.
The Zone concept is primarily to generate A level teams at Peewee, Bantam and Midget. However, when a Club does not have enough players to form a team at any level at Peewee, Bantam or Midget, the Clubs within that particular zone work together to generate enough players for each team at every level. This is to ensure that every young athlete who wishes to play lacrosse has a team to play on.
This practice will continue for the 2019 season. Clubs will make every effort to ensure Club integrity is maintained when forming teams however, based on registration numbers and evaluation results there may be a requirement to amalgamate with the other Clubs within our Zone. This could be with the Wizards, Rams or both.
The identification of the Host Club will be dependant on number of players from each Club on the team as well as coach availability. Where joint teams are formed, practice locations will also be based on team composition and effort will be made to ensure practices rotate between locations equitable.
As you are aware, we have had some challenges with the Peewee and Bantam rosters / coaches. These teams will be the 2 subject to amalgamation.
Once teams are finalized they will be posted on our web page. Please know, we are all working at finalizing these details and understand you are all anxious to know where your child might be playing. As soon as we have the details, we will share them with you.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact a member of the executive.
Fort Saskatchewan Rebels Lacrosse Executive