A Gaming License is required by each team for their 50/50 and Raffle draws. Please note that when a gaming license is to be taken out, it must be taken out in the team's name and not using the gaming account of the Ridge Meadows Minor Lacrosse Association. For further info and instructions on how to apply, please click on the following website - Gaming Policy and Enforcement
Teams often require funds in order to participate in tournaments or purchase other items for the team players such as trophies, etc. and will often hold fundraising events on their own to reduce the amount of funds required directly from parents. It's a good idea to discuss your team's goals with your coach and parents and come to a mutual consensus on the amount of fundraising to be done.
After Game Snacks
Game snacks are especially popular with younger players, but older ones enjoy them too! It is best to schedule a family for each game to be the treat bearers (this can be done on your game schedule). Or one family can manage the freezies for the season.
This is generally your last function of the season, a time to give the players their trophies or plaques (optional), recognize your coaches and parents that helped out throughout the season and just have a good time. It is often a good idea to delegate the planning of the party to another parent. Because the weather is great at this time of year, the possibilities are endless. Book a pool, plan a picnic or barbeque, etc. Players always look forward to their wind-up party and it is the last event they'll have a memory from, so make it a good one.
Arena Guidelines for Coaches and Managers
1. Please encourage your players to respect the facilities and the customers in the facilities. Ensure your players do not throw lacrosse balls inside the facility, except on the floor. Also they should not throw balls against the outside walls of the arenas. In past years glass and stucco have been broken and damaged.
2. Please do not warm up your players in the parking lot. We are concerned for the player's safety and do not want lacrosse balls bouncing off any cars. There are fields located near both arenas that you can use for warm ups.
3.Players must wear a helmet at all times when on the lacrosse floor. Coaches are asked to help educate the players and to help enforce this safety issue.
4.Please bring your own lock for dressing room doors in both arenas. Keep the doors locked at all times while your team is on the floor.
5.Please have teams use the dressing room to change and leave their lacrosse bags. Do not allow the players to change in the lobby or walkways and leave their bags lying around. Each team is entitled to one dressing room during your floor times.
6.Please speak to the arena staff if you have any issues with the facilities.
7.Coaches, managers and parents support with these items would be appreciated by the arena staff.