FAQ


When is registration?

  • Registration starts in February and registration is on-line.
  • Late fees are applicable if a RETURNING player fails to register during the registration period (a returning player is a player who has played for Storm before).
  • Late fees are not applicable to first year players.

What is the mailing address?

  • St. Margaret's Bay Storm Lacrosse, 470 Brookside Road, Brookside NS, B3T 1T4

Where to get my tax reciept?

  • On the website click on the "Storm Info" tab.
  • Click on the "Registration Account"
  • Fill in the following information:  player's first and last name, date of birth and access code.
    • If you do not know the access code, click on "retrieve your access code". Entre the necessary info, and the access code will be emailed to the email address on file.
  • Click "Tax Receipt" tab and select the tax year and click "Submit"
  • Select where to email receipt or click "View Print Version" to view and print tax receipt

Who can register with St. Margaret's Bay Storm Lacrosse Association?

  • Any player who lives in the following catchment area MUST register with Storm:  North-Intersection of Hammonds Plains Rd and Lucasville Rd; South-To the Atlantic Ocean-Peggy’s Cove; East-Intersection of St. Margaret’s Bay Rd and Prospect Rd (Rte 333); West-To and including Hubbards
  • For more information go to www.mmll.ca and look at Regulation 2 Boundaries under the OPERATING RULES tab.

If I registed with Storm, am I guaranteed to play for Storm?

  • As with many sports this is dependent on the number of players registered with Storm for your particular division.
  • If there are not enough players for your age division, you will either be released from Storm so you can play with another assocaition or Storm will combind our players with another association to make one team so our players stay together whether or not they play with our association.
  • FEMALE DIVISONS:  Please note, because the female divisions are still growing, there are not always enough female players in one association to form a team.  When this occurs, the Female Director for Metro Minor Lacrosse League (www.mmll.ca) is responsible for forming mixed association teams.  Storm takes these actions very seriously, and plays a big role ensuring Storm players stay together, and that the association players play with is appropriate for where our players live. Female players always have the option to play in the other divisions.
  • If you are a Storm player that played with a different association last year, you must still register with Storm this year.

Can a player register for a division below/above their age division?

  • A player can NOT play below their age division.
  • A player can play above their age division.  Refer to www.mmll.ca and look at Regulation 5 Player Movement under the OPERATING RULES tab on the left side.

Can a female player register for a male team (Club or Select)?

  • Yes.  Club and Select teams are co-ed.
  • NOTE 1:  Males can NOT register for a female team as the Female Division plays by modified rules for the sole purpose of encouraging girls to play lacrosse.
  • NOTE 2:  At the National level, males and females play with the same rule book (there are no separate rules for females).

When does the season start? end?

  • Starts: First week of May.
  • Ends:  Depending on the Division, league play ends anywhere between the end of June and the first week of July.
  • Play-offs start after league play is completed.

How many games/practices?

  • Storm attempts to provide each team with one practice per week during the season at LeBrun Centre in Bedford.
  • Home games are played at the Rocky Lake Dome in Bedford (and the odd one might be at the BMO Centre).  Away games are played at other arenas in HRM.
  • Tykes have 10 games and a Jamboree (not play-off games)  
  • Club (Male and Female) play 14 games plus play-off games
  • Select play 16 games plus play-off games

When are games played?

  • Tykes have their group skills session and games on Saturdays for 75 minutes between 10am and 1:30pm
  • For all other divisions, the game schedule will not be determined until the end of April.  Games occur between Monday and Sunday.  
  • If you know how to navigate GoalLine, refer to last year's schedule on www.mmll.ca

Where and when are practices held?

  • Last year our practices were at LeBrun Arena on Holland Ave in Bedford (we expect to do the same this year)
  • Storm likes to avoid scheduling practices on week-ends (although coaches may decide differently).  Storm generally books a slot of times at LeBrun  Arena between 6:30 and 9:30 on week nights (last year it was Mon, Tue and Wed)
  • Practices for the whole season can not be finalized until the game schedule is made available, and our Scheduler has had time to work the schedule (patience is required).

Where and when are the games played?

  • Home games are generally played out of the Rocky Lake Dome in Bedford.  
  • Storm does not control when our teams play their games.  This is decided by Metro Minor Lacrosse League (www.mmll.ca) after all the Lacrosse Associations have submitted their numbers for the season.  Thus the game schedule is generally UNKNOWN until about a week before games start.  Generally though, the first games start the very first week of May (patience is required).
  • Last year Tykes had their groups skills sessions and games on Saturdays starting at 10am and ending by 1:30.

What is Club? Select? Provincial?

  • There are three levels of lacrosse in Nova Scotia .
  • Club level has been designed to teach players the fundamentals of the game of lacrosse.  All attempts are made to balance club teams within the association.
  • Select level is designed for those players with a strong ability and desire to play at a higher level.  Tryouts for Select teams are in early April.  In order to play in the Select league players must participate in team tryouts early in the season to evaluate skill levels. Tryout fees are applicable (non-refundable).  And Select teams have a higher registration cost than Club teams.  Select Teams also recieve more practice time.
  • The third level is represented by the NS Provincial Teams, where players are taught how to compete at a national level.  To play on a NS Provincial team, each player must be registered with a local lacrosse association (e.g. Storm).  Refer to www.lacrossens.ca for information about Provincial Tryouts.

?My child wants to play goalie, but I do not have any equipment.

  • No problem.  Goalie equipment is provided by the association and must be returned in good condition at the end of the season.
  • Goalies must provide the following themselves: hockey pants, jill/cup, hockey gloves and helmet with facemask.

What happens when a team does not have a goalie?

  • When this happens, then the position of goalie is rotated through all the players on the team.

What is available in the box lacrosse off-season (August - March)

  • August - November:  Field Lacrosse
    • Men's Field Lacrosse www.nsfll.ca (for both boys and girls)
    • Women's Field Lacrosse www.nswfll.ca (website comming soon)
  • October - April:  Off-Season Training for players interested in trying out for a provincial team (www.lacrossens.ca)
  • October - December:  Storm Fall Lacrosse depending on volunteer coach availability (www.stormlacrosse.ca)
  • January - March: Storm Winter Lacrosse (www.stormlacrosse.ca)

Where do I find lacrosse equipment?

  • Most sporting goods stores will carry some form of lacrosse gear, though a fairly limited selection (Canadian Tire, Sports Chek, Cleve's, etc)
  • Watch for the annual Gear Swap at the first of the seaon.

As a parent, I have never played Lacrosse before but I want to help out where I can.  What can I do?

  • Just about anything you want!  We would be happy to have you.
  • Lacrosse is enjoying rapid growth, and there is a lot of opportunties at the team, club, association and provinical level to get involved and help out.
  • If you have experience as a coach in another sport (hockey, basketball, ringette, soccer, etc) and wish to get involved, we will provided you with a course and pair you up with another person who knows the game and can provide mentorship and guidance thoughout the season.
  • See our Executive for contacts.

I am a coach with another sport.  Can I coach lacrosse?

  • ?Yes, but having previous coaching experience is not a requirement.  
  • Storm is always looking for coaches, assistant coaches, managers, and door openers for games.
  • Our preference is to have all head coaches NCCP Lacrosse trained (paid by Storm) and as many of our assistant coaches too.  
  • Storm wants all Tyke, Novice and Peewee coaches to be Community Development Trained.
  • Storm wants all Bantam, Midget, Intermediate and Junior coaches to be Competitive Iintroduction Trained 
  • Many Storm coaches are also Competitive Introduction Certified.
  • Training is generally organized thru Lacrosse Nova Scotia and takes place over two days in Mar/Apr and includes on-floor training as well as classroom

I am a hockey referee.  Can I referee lacrosse?

  • Not right away, but we can put you on the path to certification to help keep those extra funds coming in.
  • Check out www.mmll.ca for officiating information.

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