Dear Hamilton Lacrosse Families,
On June 11th, the Ontario Lacrosse Association announced the cancellation of regularly-scheduled box lacrosse programming for 2020. This communication can be found at: https://ontariolacrosse.com/news.
Although we knew this was likely the outcome, it is still difficult news for everyone who supports and is involved with Hamilton Lacrosse.
While the traditional lacrosse season will not occur this year, the OLA is actively working on a Return to Activity/Play plan for fundamental skill development, drills, and local outdoor activities for associations across Ontario. The OLA also remains hopeful that minor boys field lacrosse will run this year as a fall program.
Women’s field lacrosse regular competitive programming has been cancelled as per OWFL https://www.instagram.com/p/CAf1d0iBaGx/?igshid=1jh198qbwrhg4. We are hoping to hold outdoor skill sessions for the girls if Hamilton fields open with safety precautions in place.
As a non-profit organization, we do not have the financial resources to absorb all the costs (OLA fees/transactions costs) that have already been deducted from each registration. As such Hamilton Lacrosse has developed two refund options that will ensure that we can sustain our organization through the remainder of this year and into 2021.
For those registered for our Box Lacrosse/Girls Field programs you will be provided with 2 options for handling your 2020 registration fees:
1. Apply fees to your 2021 registration: Avoid any fee increase for the 2021 season! Have your entire 2020 fees automatically moved forward and applied to your next seasons registration.
· If your player remains in the same age division next year, your 2021 fees are now paid!
· If your player is moving up an age division next year (example moving from Paperweight to Tyke), you will only pay the difference in divisional costs based on the 2020 early bird rate!
2. Refund your 2020 registration: This option will allow for a refund to your original form of payment within 30 days. You will be refunded the cost of your registration minus a $25 fee. This fee offsets some of the non-recoverable costs levied by the OLA and transaction fees.
To initiate one of the above options, please email the registrar at firstname.lastname@example.org. If we have not received a response in regards to your registration by June 30th, we will automatically hold the fee’s as a credit for the 2021 season.
For those who are registered for Boys Spring Field Lacrosse and are interested in participating in the fall field program, we ask that you leave your registration fees in place while we wait for next steps from the OMFLL.
Hamilton Lacrosse will communicate any information/news on summer skills clinics and activities as it becomes available.
Remember to keep your stick in hand and stay safe. We look forward to seeing you all soon,