Q1. Are there tryouts for teams?
A1. Field lacrosse is not tiered for field days (other than provincials) so there is no tryout ... we do our best to make parity teams for field days.
Q2. Summer is a busy time for our family - is it really worthwhile signing up when we will miss some practices and possibly a Field Day or two?
A2. Yes, it is worthwhile! The Razorback program is a summer program. We are aware that there are many things pulling families in all sorts of directions during the summer months. Players are not assigned to teams for this very reason. We pool the players for practices and scrimmages, and prior to any field days, we identify who will be available to attend that field day and draw up teams based on who is available. We find very quickly that the players enjoy field so much that attending practices and field days becomes a priority for them.
Q3. Can I request that my son play with all his friends from his box lacrosse club?
A3. No, you cannot. We seek to balance the teams above all. Typically, all practices and all field days are at the same location so carpooling is not an issue. Our experience is that the friendships the players and parents make at the field carry over the winter and into the next box season. We have players from all across the GELC, and beyond, and this is one of the strengths of our program.
Q4. How many games will we play?
A4. When it come to the number of games played, that will depend on how each team does on each respective field day. Typically in one field day each team will play at least 3 - 4 games minimum.
Q5. When are the practice / scrimmage nights?
A5. Practices / scrimmage will be held on Wednesday and Sunday evenings.
Q6. When are the Field Days?
A6. Tentative dates for the 2018 Field Days are:
Red Deer/Lacome - July 28 & 29, 2018
Edmonton - August 11 & 12, 2018
Calgary - August 25 & 26, 2018
Provincials - Leduc - September 7 - 9, 2018
Q7. What do the fees include?
A7. The Registration fees will include - 2018 Razorbacks pinnie, field time, refs, ALA registration, defensive sticks, goalie equipment, balls, and other necessities to run a successful program.
Q8. How long does the program run?
A8. The summer program runs from early July to the September long weekend.
Q9. I have heard that the Razorbacks have traveled to BC and several cities in the United States to play Field Lacrosse. Is this included in the regular program?
A9. No it is not included. Most of these travel opportunities are limited in the number of team spots we can secure. Additionally some of the tournaments require you to place well in the final standings to be invited back the next year. As a result the travel opportunities outside Alberta and Saskatchewan (Saskatoon) will require a tryout and the families of those players will pay for tournament fees, travel permits, travel and accommodations and food separately.
NOTE: Travel opportunities are only available for registered Razorback players
If you still have questions please feel free to email Jason Schmidt at firstname.lastname@example.org