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Team Krause Brings home Gold

Posted by North Okanagan Minor Lacrosse at May 15, 2016 3:23PM PDT ( 0 Comments )

Congrats to NOMLA’s Novice #2 Team on their gold medal win. They went 4-0 crushing their opponents at the Nicola Valley Lacrosse tourney! Well done Legends on your spectacular win!


To all LAX Players,

Due to the cancellation of the High Performance Program offered in conjunction with BCLA, NOMLA has outsourced assistance from EXCEL Performance here in Vernon. With their help, we have created an exclusive program geared toward:* Increasing Size, strength, speed, agility and endurance.*

This Lacrosse program follows a Functional Movement screen where asymmetry’s in the body are recognized that may limit performance and increase risk of injury. It is important for all athletes to gain a true understanding of preventative programming that increases strength, stability, power and force.

According to Excel,_ “if you want to jump higher, run faster, reduce injuries, be stronger…BE BETTER at your sport [then] you need to train for it”!_

This Program is designed by Excel’s Athletic Performance Specialist, Rhonda Catt. Rhonda has been helping many athletes within the Vernon Area become the very best they can be. If you are interested, please RSVP to We encourage all players who are looking to improve their performance and overall health to consider this program. We are looking for a minimum of 16 registrants so we can keep the cost down. Overall cost will be $69/month gst and will include +*_proposed_* 2 days of training per week (tentatively Monday/Wednesday @ 3:30 pm (flexible depending on who registers)).

Don’t Delay – SIGN UP TODAY!

The document Excel Performance Training OFFERING was attached to this post.

NOMLA is encouraging all players to partake in the baseline concussion testing being offered April 17th at Norval Arena during our annual picture day. The cost is between $50-$60. We are asking for full commitment for players between the ages of 10 and 16. Many sports associations make this mandatory for the health and well-being of their players. Not only for players and parents to manage the symptoms but for coaches to understand the importance of brain health and recovery after a player experiences a concussion.

What is a Concussion?

A concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury caused by excessive force to the skull which in turn causes damage to brain cells. A concussion can cause many different problems including physical, cognitive and emotional impairment, which may have long-term effects.

Many athletes assume that getting their “bell rung” or not losing consciousness means they’re not concussed. That is incorrect, symptoms may not appear immediately and athletes should be evaluated to determine if they have sustained a concussion

Baseline Concussion Testing

Every athlete is unique, therefore should have an individualized baseline test; including symptom, cognitive and balance error scores. The Sport Concussion Assessment Tool (SCAT3) is a standardized tool used for cognitive testing for both baseline and post-concussion re-testing. When returning to sport from a concussion, post-concussion testing is compared to their baseline test to ensure safer return to sport. (as defined by Infinite Sports Therapy in Burnaby BC – as recommended by Selects Performance)

“Multi-facetted baseline testing of brain function is what we recommend for all participants in contact sport. The Complete Concussion Management protocol is an excellent resource for providing a comprehensive, streamlined management strategy for concussions in any sports organization.” – Alpine Ski Canada

Symptoms of Concussion:
◾"Pressure in the head"
◾Neck Pain
◾Nausea or vomiting
◾Blurred vision
◾Balance Problems
◾Sensitivity to noise/light
◾Feeling like in a “fog”
◾"Don’t feel right"
◾Difficulty concentrating/remembering
◾Fatigue or low energy
◾Trouble falling asleep
◾More emotional


To all members, we are asking for some input with regards to *_*+concussion baseline testing+*_* for all NOMLA players for this season. Many Associations have implemented a concussion protocol into their policy manual as a means to safeguard players against brain injury. We have an opportunity, within the next few weeks, to have Dr. Erin Woitzik of Neumovement to come with her team and provide this testing. I need to have a list of parents/players who would be interested in this. The cost will be between $50-$75 and this will provide a baseline to which we can monitor brain development after a player has been concussed. We highly recommend that players between the Peewee and Midget Division consider having this done.

Here are some quick links designed to provide critical info to both players/parents and coaches:

Coaches –
Players –
Parents –

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us direct.

NOMLA Executive