We have bantam & midget already offered, and we don't want to become like that "other" sport that wants to play 12 months of the year.
I understand that if players want to play, then you should offer some place for them to play.
We have Under-19 programs, that could accomodate those players, even as 1 & 2 teams in the U19 loop.
There are all kinds of solutions, but I think we need to look at the complete picture, such as multiple leagues running at the same time (i.e. U19 runs in Fall, Minor Field may switch over to the Fall, Men's is in the Fall). Officials, conflicting schedules, volunteers, and not to mention hockey all put together creates a very busy time.
We need to look at everything being offered to avoid "burnout", overlap, and get a hold of issues such as residency and can players play in multiple leagues as the same time (i.e. U19 & U16)?
I think more than just a few people should decide to offer a program...it needs to be looked at from a macro point of view, and what is best for the game. When deciding what is best, they need to review all the polices and rules governing all the field leagues.
Personally, I would love to see more field lacrosse played (I much prefer it to box), but we have to consider the ramifications of all our decisions.
Posted on Oct 11, 2006, 12:15 PM from IP address 184.108.40.206
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