Mission lacrosse registration starts Saturday

Any new players coming into the league pay $170; all other rates frozen for 2012

Mission lacrosse rates have been frozen for 2012, and registration starts Saturday.

Sign up happens at the Mission Leisure Centre Jan. 28 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., and Feb. 13 from 6 to 8 p.m. The new season will begin in mid-April.

Rates were kept the same as 2011 to bring in as many kids as possible, said Mission Minor Lacrosse President Bill Muirhead. “This is a great game and we have a strong organization, so our aim is to make it as fun and accessible as possible for our youth.”

All new players, regardless of age, will pay $170.

“There is no better game than lacrosse,” explains Jeff MacAulay, MMLC vice-president. “Being involved in the sport has helped me to really feel like a member of a larger community, so our aim is to share that experience with kids and their families.”

For anyone concerned about the expense, the MMLC can help low-income families access KidSport funding and tell parents where to find inexpensive gear.

MMLC plays and practices at the Mission Leisure Centre, but also takes advantage of the Centennial Park lacrosse box in good weather. Dry land practices, especially for younger players, also take place in local school gyms.

“We have had a strong turnout of new directors and coaches, so I believe we will have some of the best minor lacrosse teams in the lower mainland,” predicted Muirhead. “It’s a good time to be involved in lacrosse in Mission. We’re building a tradition of excellence and our club is continuing to get stronger.”

Kids born anytime between 1996-2007 are eligible to play. Both boys and girls are welcome to play. Check out missionminorlacrosse.com for more information, or call Bill at 604-820-2467.

Rates:

All new players: $170

Mini Tyke: $170

Tyke: $190

Novice: $210

PeeWee: $220

Bantam: $230

Midget: $240