About the Oshawa Blue Knights City League
The Oshawa Minor Lacrosse Association ‘City Of Oshawa Lacrosse’ (COOL) league is the equivalent of a ‘house’ or ‘club’ league with teams comprised of OMLA registered players who compete in age appropriate divisions in a season that runs from mid-April to the end of June. At the end of the season there will be a City Championship Weekend with all teams vying for the title of City of Oshawa Lacrosse Champions.
COOL will offer all players a place to play in a safe and constructive setting designed to enhance their experience in youth sport through the ideals that lacrosse should be fun; lacrosse should provide new challenges and learning; and that lacrosse is a great sport with which to make new friendships and strengthen existing ones. To realize these ideals the fundamental principle to observe is that the kids come first.
The City League will be the primary development mechanism to teach new players the basic skills of lacrosse and to provide new challenges to experienced players, all with a goal towards furthering player excellence in the sport. To this end, the concept of the ‘clinic’ is being developed to replace or enhance the traditional idea of ‘the practice.’ This will allow for a standard delivery of instruction over a wider group of participants. The overall guidance for all COOL lacrosse programs is developed within the parameters of the Long Term Athletic Development program as outlined here on the Canadian Lacrosse Association website for ‘Lacrosse for Life.’
As the main development environment, the goal of City League is to ensure that all players have equal access to all the benefits and experience offered by way of excellent coaching. In other words, City League coaches will not be given a bucket of balls, a set of jerseys and sent on their way. We believe that there is an ‘Oshawa way’ of playing lacrosse and that requires a consistent coaching program which will supplement existing OLA coach training programs. We encourage all interested persons to sign up to coach!
View the links under the ‘City League’ for more information about this program.