News and Announcements

This is the final evaluation times for the upcoming evaluation dates that are set for the 4th, 7th and 11th. At this time, it looks like we will have 2 teams for Bantam (A Team and a Development Team), 2 teams for Peewee (A team and a development team), and 2 Teams for Novice (balanced). There is a good chance that we will have up to 3 teams for peewee and novice but we will confirm this towards mid-march.

Please ensure that each player attend a minimum of 2 evaluations as set by the corresponding schedule. We also ask that all players be a minimum of 15 minutes in advance so that we can provide them with their pinnie, number and check them in. All players MUST wear this pinnie so the evaluators can confirm the player. We also ask that ALL goalies be prepared with a jersey so that they can be evaluated effectively.

March 4th: Hassen Arena
Novice Evaluation: 9-10
Peewee Evaluation: 10:15 – 11:!5
Bantam Evaluation: 11:30-12:30

March 7th: Hassen Arena
Novice Evaluation: 5:30 – 6:30
Peewee Evaluation: 6:45 – 7:45
Bantam Evaluation:8:00 -9:00

March 11th: Hassen Arena
Novice Evaluation: 9:00-10:00
Peewee Evaluation: 10:15-11:!5
Bantam Evaluation: 11:30-12:30


Please find attached information on the TOS Program as well as a Program Director Co-Ordinator Overview. As we will be looking to develop a U15 & U13 Elite Team within TOS, we are seeking applications for a program director for each division. This person will report direct to Kari Gares and/or Martin Gardner to ensure consistency throughout the program. If you are interested in getting involved or know of someone who would be a fit for our Organization, please have them send in a resume or credentials along with a brief bio outlining why they wish to get involved. The successful applicant must be willing to commit a minimum of 2 years, be willing to participate in joint calls and meetings, and possess a clear mandate of furthering the development of all players and continue to promote the game of lacrosse. Please send out an email notification to your members advising of this opportunity. We are requesting that all applications be emailed, mailed or dropped off no later than February 20th as we are currently arranging for evaluations this coming Spring.

Martin and I are extremely dedicated to furthering this program and will be ensuring that each successful candidate upholds TOS’s philosophy. If you have any questions, please feel free to call us direct. We look forward to a successful 2017 season.

On a side note: We are happy to announce that our U18 Team competed in San Francisco this past January, winning 4 of their 5 games. TOS has proven that the Interior of BC holds significant talent with many players representing all minor associations within the Thompson Okanagan/Interior region. These boys played with passion and dedication. We are hopeful that our continued development and presence will have a long term positive impact within the sport of lacrosse.

The document TOS Program Coordinator Job Description was attached to this post.

To all NOMLA Members,

As the 2017 Box season is quickly approaching, we are asking that all coaches ensure that they register for the upcoming Coach Clinic that is scheduled to take place on the 7th and 8th of April at the Vernon Campus. This is a mandatory clinic for all who wish to coach (both head and assistant) box lacrosse this season.

Please email our interim coach coordinator: Travis Mann with your confirmation of the clinic. We will be submitting our numbers to BCLA by the end of February.

Please contact for more info

Coaches info

2017 Box Lacrosse Clinic Dates


April 8, 2017 9am-4pm Centennial, Armstrong, BC Level 1 April 7-8, 2017 6pm-10pm & 9am-4pm Norval (boardroom), Armstrong, BC Level 2 We need coaches and bench persons for all levels, so please contact us if you are interested

Everyone getting Certified must register with NOMLA Acting Coaching Coordinator Travis Mann

What to bring:
Pen and paper!
Lacrosse stick
water bottle
running shoes

* Important note:*
All coaches attending training will be required to obtain a Password through the NOMLA Coaching Coordinator. Once the Password is obtained, the coaches will be required to go on-line and complete the pre-training question banks on subject material no longer covered in the clinics. This includes both Community and Competitive training.

Once successfully completed, the coach can register on-line for the clinic they wish to attend. After the season is finished you must go on-line to complete the workbook and be automatically registered with the NCCP Data Base as a ‘Trained” coach

Once on–line the coaches will be privy to coaching tools such as the drill manual and coaching DVD’S.

NEW information is available at the following website:

Coaches Resources

Form 100B for Box lacrosse coaches

Criminal Record Check form

*Coaches Code of Conduct *

Coaches Practice planner

See the documents tab

Check your certification and catch up on the latest in the coaching world at

How to Challenge level 1 (prospective coaches with Lacrosse experience can skip the level 1 clinic by challenging the level 1 exam. The challenge must be completed before taking level 2

Forms are available on the BCLA website through the following link:


To all NOMLA members,

The referee clinic dates are now available. Please email to advise us as to the clinic you wish to attend. Spots fill quickly so please do not delay. BCLA will also provide a jersey for those who require one at a cost of $25. Please email us the size required and the level to which you are applying. Age is 13 years or older (must be turning 13 in the year to which you are playing). Helmets will now be mandatory. NOMLA will be providing a loaner helmet if required (deposit of $45 required) or you can purchase a helmet at a cost of $45. We will require confirmation if a helmet is required prior to the start of the season. For further info, please email

Dates Venue City Time Type Rooms
04 Sat Mar 2017 OUC Penticton Campus Penticton 9AM – 4PM Box Clinic – L1, L2 2
05 Sun Mar 2017 OUC Kelowna Campus Kelowna 9AM – 4PM Box Clinic – L1, L2 2
01 Sat Apr 2017 OUC Vernon Campus Vernon 9AM – 4PM Box Clinic – L1, L2 2
02 Sun Apr 2017 Thompson Rivers University Kamloops 9AM – 4PM Box Clinic – L1, L2 2
23 Sun Apr 2017 OUC Kelowna Campus Kelowna 10AM – 4PM Box Clinic – L3 – 5 1

Kari Gares
NOMLA President

The document BCLOA Criteria for Ref Level was attached to this post.

Registration is now available for the 2017 Box Season. Early Bird registration ends January 20th @ 11:59pm so don’t delay. We are also including the cost for shorts this season. If you have any questions please feel free to reach us at

We look forward to seeing everyone this coming season.

Go Legends!