The impact of COVID-19 has been significant on us all. We thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate through these unprecedented times. We hope all our Hawks families are staying safe and healthy.
As a club, we are in constant communication with the OLA, Zone 4 and the town of Huntsville to gather all the necessary information to make decisions and fact-baring directives to our membership. We would like to ensure you all that we are looking at different contingency plans for our programs. We will keep you updated via our social media sites and website on our direction.
Spring Field Lacrosse (OMFLL) Update
The OMFLL continues to plan for the Fall season. The OMFLL and OLA are in discussions about the opportunity of moving the Spring Field season to the end of the summer / beginning of the fall. The OLA BOD has made the decision to offer all division from U9-U17 the opportunity to play in a summer/fall league. This is being discussed further as we move ahead. If this happens, registration will reopen and be open to any additional players that may wish to participate.
The HDMLA is aware of the difficulties that the COVID-19 pandemic has on all of us, we have decided to issue 100% refunds or credits to all our Spring Field registrants.
Since the town of Huntsville has indicated to us that the arena will not be available until May 31st, we have postponed the start of our Development season. We hope that we will be able to offer modified versions of our Development program later as we approach the summer. We will communicate the details of the modified program to you as soon as we can.
If and when we can offer modified Development programs, we will open new registration products for those interested in participating.
In the interim, because we have postponed our Development program, we will be offering refunds or credits to you. Please notify Keri Black firstname.lastname@example.org (treasurer) if you would like a refund or credit.
Box Rep Update
The HDMLA board will continue to deliberate and follow the OLA guidance regarding Box Rep programs. Since the Box Rep program runs through the summer months, we are waiting direction from the OLA. The OLA is working hard to come up with a modified season. All in-person lacrosse activity has been postponed until May 31st, including our annual Hawksfest (Tag Day). We will look at rescheduling Hawksfest at a time that is safer for our families. All tournaments held in May ONLY have been cancelled.
Our executive has not made any decisions on Box refunds at this moment.
Stay safe and keep your sticks in your hand!
From the executive of HDMLA
We hope that everyone is safe during these uncertain times as we battle together as a community to help flatten the curve with the hope to get back to normalcy soon.
With OLA & OMFLL direction coming out yesterday we just wanted to reach out in hopes to answer any questions you may have.
Full statement links
May 15th is the new tentative start date for lacrosse to resume as per Ontario Government & OLA direction. This does causes our spring field season to be cancelled with the hopes to have some field lacrosse possible in late summer/fall. As we receive more details from the OMFLL we will make sure to push out to you.
As the cancellation of our field season we are committed to working with our members and offer you all options for a full refund. (Refunds at this time are only for Field registration fees)
option A. Full refund
option B. Credit on account
You will automatically receive a credit on your account and will not have to do anything additional for this credit. If you are looking for a refund please contact our treasure - Keri Black (email@example.com) Please note it will take our volunteers a few days to begin the process, your patience is appreciated.
Our executive is currently working with the Town of Huntsville to put together updated plans and schedules which will be updated on our website ASAP. We are optimistic that we will see our young athletes on the 'Jack' soon and will do everything we can to help this happen.
Please reach out to myself (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any concerns or questions. We will keep all updated via email and social media when we receive further information.
Please stay safe out there as we need to continue to work together to make our community safe again for our families.
HDMLA - President
ONTARIO LACROSSE ASSOCIATION COVID-19 UPDATE
1 Concorde Gate, Suite 200-C Toronto, Ontario M3C 3N6 email@example.com
As COVID-19 (coronavirus) continues to make headlines both here in Ontario and around the world, our hearts go out to those affected. We want everyone to know that they are part of the Ontario lacrosse community, and that we care about your health and safety above all else.
We are closely following news reports and monitoring the impact that this situation is having across the province. Because we live and work in the amateur sports community, we understand the concerns raised by our members, especially considering the rising number of postponed events, programs and educational opportunities throughout the province. With the ongoing developments related to COVID-19 and the concerns that people are sharing over its transmission, it’s important that we all work together to prevent and eradicate it as quickly as possible.
Although the Public Health Agency of Canada maintains that the risk associated with contracting COVID-19 is low for Canadian citizens, the situation remains fluid and could change day-to-day. As of today, we have made the difficult but necessary decision to direct our leagues to pause all sanctioned in-person lacrosse activities (try-outs, training sessions, scrimmages, practices, games, etc.) effective immediately and until April 5th, 2020. Online activities, including promotion, registration and planning may continue during this period. In the meantime, we intend to continue preparing for the upcoming season while monitoring the situation. We encourage our members to visit ontariolacrosse.com for the latest news, updates and return-to-program information as we approach the 2020 season.
Up-to-date risk assessment information and other resources published by the Canadian government related to COVID-19 can be found here. The Ontario Lacrosse Association reminds everyone to consider good hygienic practices and safe contact in order to maintain a healthy environment. We are grateful for your understanding and your desire to begin the 2020 season as soon as it is safe to do so.
Keep your sticks in your hands; we’ll be back soon.
Marion Ladouceur OLA President
On behalf of the OLA Board of Governors
March 13, 2020
HDMLA will be selling these 2021 Calendars for $20 as a fundraising initiative this year! Stay tuned for how to get yours!
Bruce Codd of the OLA will be visiting 4 local schools starting on March 9th!! He will be teaching kids to play lacrosse as part of their gym class. We encourage the kids to wear their Hawks shirts and take their stick to school this week.
Hey Hawks families - we are excited to announce some new coaching selections:
Novice 1 - Jon Quinlan
Peewee 2 - Adam Renton
U13 - Frank Horvat
HDMLA would like to thank them for volunteering!
Paperweight - Open
Tyke Andrew Pegg
U9 Andrew Pegg
Novice Minor Mike French
Novice Major - Open
U11 Jon Quinlan
Peewee 1- Gus Liadis
Peewee 2 - Open
Bantam - Chad Pare-Coach
U15-Steve Perentesis - Coach
Midget - Open
U17 - Open
*Anyone interested in Open coaching positions please reach out with an email message to firstname.lastname@example.org by January 31st.
The above proposed amendments will be voted on during the AGM on Oct. 8th.
Intentions/Applications for 2019/2020 Executive Positions:
President: Jason Rudge (1 year into 2 year term)
Vice President: Lesley Reynolds (1 year into 2 year term)
Administrative Director: Keri Black (1 year into 2 year term)
Past President: Cory Veitch
Director of Development: Clayton Earl
Director of Player/Coach Development: Gus Liadis
Director of Box Rep Lacrosse: Tania Quinlan
Director of Field Lacrosse: Jason Rudge
Assistant Director of Field Lacrosse: Steve Perentesis
Director of Scheduling: Open
Director of Equipment: Joe O'Halloran
Director of Media & Communications: Carolyn Francis
Referee in Chief (or Assignor): Open
Director of Sponsorship & Fundraising: APPLICANTS - Julie Bennett and Jessica Sen
Director of Tournaments: Open
Any positions with multiple applicants will be voted on at AGM.
Jim Bishop Award: outstanding contribution to the development of lacrosse.
Emailed to Lesley Reynolds at email@example.com
Kirk Evans Award: Most Inspirational Player (Bantam & Midget)
Emailed to Kevin Knox at firstname.lastname@example.org
Elva Stinson Award: Elva Stinson was considered to be the biggest fan of lacrosse that Huntsville has ever seen. So this award is given to the person that embodies the spirit of lacrosse and lives for every aspect of the game.
Emailed to Lesley Reynolds at email@example.com
*Deadline for these nominations to be in will be August 1*
AWARDS TO BE PRESENTED AT THE BANQUET ON AUGUST 26th at 6pm @ The Active Living Centre.
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Hawks Fest '19
vs Orangeville1 - 11am Turf 5B
vs Mimico - 3pm Turf 5B
vs Halton 1 - 7pm Turf 5A
1st/2nd pool crossover - 11am
Final - 2pm
vs Northhumberland - 10:30am Sr. 2
vs Clarington 2 - 2.15pm Sr. 2
vs Whitby 2 - 6pm Sr. 3
1st/2nd crossover - 10.45am
vs Centre Wellington - 12:30 Cassie Campbell 1
vs Hamilton - 5pm Junior 1-2
vs Six Nations - 8am Sr 7
1st/2nd crossover - 12.30pm
vs Oakville 2 - 2pm Football 2
vs Hamilton 2 - 6.30pm Football 2
2nd/3rd Crossover 9.30am
1st vs winner of crossover 2pm
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Register now for the 2019 Spring Field Lacrosse Season!
Tryouts begin INDOORS at the JACK the week of March 25th - see the Calendar for details! You must be registered to attend tryouts.
Did you know?
We have had so much success with our try lacrosse program that we have a really large group of kids wanting to try it.
We would like to split the group up into ages so your little players can get more out of these sessions.
The birth years (already registered for try lacrosse)
2012-2007 (tyke to peewee) will be on Feb 4th - 6-7 *CANCELLED due to snow day - Rescheduled to March 4th!!
2015-2013 (paperweight) will be on Feb 25th - 6-7 * CANCELLED due to snow day
This is for "new" player this year only. Both these session are now full.
We are looking to add another date, please stay tuned.
Please email with your intentions at firstname.lastname@example.org
HDMLA is proud to announce the following coaches for the 2019 season:
Tyke Minor (2) - Andrew Pegg | email@example.com
Tyke Major (1) - Steve Perentesis | firstname.lastname@example.org
Tyke - Steve Perentesis
Novice Minor (2) - Jeff Higgs | email@example.com
Novice Major (1) - Kory Shirtliff | firstname.lastname@example.org
Novice - Kory Shirtliff
U11 - Jon Quinlan
Peewee - Joe O'Halloran | email@example.com
U13 - Chad Pare | firstname.lastname@example.org
Bantam - Ken Robins | email@example.com
U15 - Ross Clarke | firstname.lastname@example.org
Midget - Cory Veitch | email@example.com
U17 - Jason Rudge | firstname.lastname@example.org
The Objectives of the HDMLA are:
1) to promote, develop and govern minor lacrosse within the HDMLA Boundaries
2) promote the interest and participation in the sport of lacrosse
3) arrange tournaments and competitions and establish prizes, grants and awards
4) promote the principles of good sportsmanship
5) promote and enhance instructions, displays and exhibits of lacrosse skills