Registration for Vermilion Roar Lacrosse is now open and although the season will be altered, local athletes are looking forward to being able to play. Practices are set to begin March 15.
“Lacrosse is truly an amazing game,” said president Ryan Adams.
“It really helps with the development of other sports as well. Take hockey for example – it helps with conditioning and is amazing for hand-eye coordination. It also forms bonds between the players and their families.”
Adams has lived in Vermilion for 22 years and has been involved with lacrosse for the past eight years. As long as they receive enough registrations, they plan to run a modified season in accordance with all COVID regulations.
They will maintain three meters of social distancing and have limited dressing room usage with only one family member in the facility at one time (aside from the players).
They can currently only have practices with ten people including the coaches. However, they are permitted to split the floor which will give them a limit of ten on each side (practices only).
“Numbers are currently down, and we could use some more registrations to guarantee a season. We have discounted our fees in order to make playing this year more attractive. We are also developing a refund policy in case the season gets cut short,” said Adams.