CLL Forms Ontario Lacrosse League & Western Lacrosse League
In preparation for the launch of the first major junior lacrosse league in history, the Canadian Lacrosse League (CLL) announces the formation of the Ontario Lacrosse League (OLL) and Western Lacrosse League (WLL) to carry out the functions of lacrosse operation in each region.
"While all aspects of business operations will be handled by the Canadian Lacrosse League it is vitally important that each league administer its own lacrosse operations to meet the needs unique to each region." said Chris Fox, CLL Founder and President.
The Ontario Lacrosse League will represent the eastern half of the CLL and will include Ontario, Quebec, and the Atlantic Provinces. While the Western Lacrosse League will represent the western half of the CLL and will include the provinces of Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan along with the territories of Northwest Territories, Nunavut, and Yukon.
Lacrosse operations will focus on scheduling, player transactions, and compliance. "Having full-time staff dedicated to the day-to-day operations will create the best development environment for players, coaches, and officials possible." added Fox. In the coming months the CLL will begin a national search to name Commissioners for each league, under the formal titles of Vice-President of Lacrosse Operations, in preparation for an inaugural season.
In addition to naming Official Suppliers of Nike Lacrosse, O'Neill Lacrosse, Signature Lacrosse, STX, and TRUE Sports Lacrosse the Canadian Lacrosse League will be announcing dates and locations for the 2021 Regional Combines which will take place throughout seven different Provinces in preparation for the 2021 IIJL World Junior Lacrosse Championship scheduled for August 8-14, 2021 in Winnipeg, Manitoba at Bell MTS Place.
ABOUT ONTARIO LACROSSE LEAGUE
The Ontario Lacrosse League (OLL) is the eastern half of the Canadian Lacrosse League (CLL) and includes Ontario, Quebec, and the Atlantic Provinces. Visit the OLL website www.ontariolacrosseleague.com and social media Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook for more details.
ABOUT WESTERN LACROSSE LEAGUE
The Western Lacrosse League (WLL) is the western half of the Canadian Lacrosse League (CLL) and includes the provinces of Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan. Visit the WLL website www.westernlacrosseleague.com and social media Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook for more details.