YEAR 8 of the Vimy Winter Lacrosse Program is now accepting registration. We are extremely excited about the upcoming year and seeing even greater development for all the participants. Sessions will run from late October until the end of February at the Leduc Recreation Centre. Sessions will be divided between skill development and controlled game play. Our focus in the beginning of the program is to develop the skills and as we proceed through the program to increase the gameplay. It is our objective to teach players to play the game the proper way and allow them to show their skills off during the games. For our goalies, we will be bringing in goalie instructors to ensure players at this position are receiving quality instruction on technique and skills..
Jimmy Quinlan - Lead teacher at Vimy Lacrosse, a sports alternative program that provides lacrosse training to students within the Edmonton Public School Board. Jimmy played for several years in the National Lacrosse League before stepping behind the bench as an assistant Coach for the team where he won the league championship in 2015, 2016 and 2018.
Paul Rai - Founder and Director of Vimy Lacrosse, program now in its 13th year of operation and boasting over 100 student-athletes. Paul has 20 years of lacrosse coaching experience working with players from Mini Tyke to Senior Mens. He has led box and field teams to numerous tournaments across North America and has won a Presidents Cup Senior Championship as a player and coach.
Zach Yopek-Stabel - Zach will be returning as our Head Goalie Coach. Zach just finished this summer playing for the Calgary Mounties Junior A team, leading them to a Minto Cup berth. Zach is a Vimy Lacrosse alum and played his minor lacrosse for the Edmonton Warriors Lacrosse Club. Zach still has two more years of Junior A left. Zach currently is in his second year at the University of Alberta.
Tony DeGans - Tony graduated from the University of Alberta in 2015 with his Bachelor of Kinesiology with a major in Coaching. Tony has been with Vimy Lacrosse for the past 4 years and has continued to enhance the program with his work with Donnan Lacrosse at Donnan Elementary. Tony has also worked with Junior A and Junior B Titans for the past four years. His dedication to the sport of lacrosse is exceptional and loves working with young aspiring players.
Dallas Smith - Smith joins Vimy Lacrosse from the Manitoba Lacrosse Association located in Winnipeg, Manitoba.The Manitoba Lacrosse Association is a non-profit organization that acts as the recognized lacrosse authority throughout the province of Manitoba. Smith also comes to Vimy with twenty-years of lacrosse experience, including NCAA experience playing for Binghamton University, a Division I school in upstate New York, where he graduated in 2015. In addition to playing experience, Smith has a strong coaching background serving as the Head Coach for DHC Hannover in Hannover, Germany and various box and field teams throughout Alberta.
Cost: $325 for Mini-tyke/Tyke/Novice $350 for all other age groups All Sessions @ Leduc Recreation Centre (Field House) (36 runners and 4 goalies available at each level). Each Player will receive a Vimy Lacrosse Pinnie and a Vimy Lacrosse special item.
To register for the Winter Lacrosse Program, please visit www.aadie.ca and login to AAD Registration to create your profile. If you have registered with us previously, please use your current profile.
Dates are tentative and subject to change based on final registration numbers. We try to keep groups on a specific day, but we do need to make adjustments to ensure each group receives their allotted floor time. Please note that we will do our best to groups players on ability and will move players around to promote the best learning environment.