CVLA makes registration push

For kids who want to try a new sport, or those who are considering coming back, now is the time to sign up for box lacrosse.

For kids who want to try a new sport, or those who have played lacrosse in the past and are considering coming back, now is the time to sign up for box lacrosse this summer.

Online registration opened on Jan. 1, and there are three upcoming in-person registration sessions: at Fuller Lake Arena on Jan. 18 from 5:30-7:30 p.m., at the Island Savings Centre on Jan. 20 from 5:30-7:30 p.m., and at Kerry Park Arena on Jan. 23 from

3-5 p.m. Fees are reduced for players who sign up before March 1.

Minor lacrosse begins at mini-tyke for players born in 2010 and 2011, and goes up to midget for players born in 2000 and 2001.

According to Cowichan Valley Lacrosse Association president Chris Claxton, lacrosse offers many benefits to athletes from other sports, particularly winter sports like hockey and soccer, with which there is only limited overlap.

“It’s a great cross-training sport, and the seasons work out,” Claxton said. “A lot of skills you learn from lacrosse transfer over to hockey.”

Several CVLA graduates have gone on to play at higher levels, including Tyson Roe, who was picked in the 2014 National Lacrosse League draft and played for England at the 2015 World Indoor Lacrosse championships

For more information, visit the CVLA website at cvtl.goalline.ca or call Chris Claxton at 250-360-7613.