CLL Partners with Professional Lacrosse Players' Association


WINNIPEG, MB - The Canadian Lacrosse League (CLL) and Professional Lacrosse Players' Association (PLPA) have established a relationship to develop education and career development resources for CLL players. 

In preparation for the launch of the first major junior lacrosse league in history the CLL will work with the PLPA to develop exclusive education and career development resources for CLL players to help them navigate the transition from life as student-athletes to life as professional-athletes and young professionals.

"While the programs we develop with the PLPA will focus on providing players with resources to pursue playing in the National Lacrosse League, all players will benefit from the relationship and the underlying education components centred around career advancement." Said Chris Fox, Founder and President of the Canadian Lacrosse League. 

"We are excited to work with the CLL to advance the game of lacrosse and help junior players make the next steps towards the National Lacrosse League." Said Reid Reinholdt, Vice-President and Executive Director of the PLPA and Forward for the Toronto Rock. "We hope to provide guidance through the education and career development resources in order to prepare players for the future." Reinholdt added. 

Education and career development resources will be implemented and available to CLL players as early as this year as Canada prepares for the 2021 IIJL World Junior Lacrosse Championship in Winnipeg, Manitoba from August 8-14, 2021. As part of the relationship the CLL will also include PLPA specific content within the CLL marketing calendar highlighting the different paths players have taken to reach the NLL while also assisting the PLPA in their marketing and branding initiatives. 

The Professional Lacrosse Players' Association (PLPA) is the exclusive bargaining representative for Players of the National Lacrosse League (NLL) with respect to wages, benefits and terms and conditions of employment having negotiated nine (9) collective bargaining agreements to date. The PLPA was founded in 1992 by Peter Schmitz and Dave Succamore with General Counsel Ronald L. Jaros and was certified May 7, 1993 by the National Labour Relations Board (NLRB) as the Major Indoor Lacrosse League Players' Association (MILLPA). In 1997 the MILLPA became the Professional Lacrosse Players' Association after the Major Indoor Lacrosse League (MILL) amalgamated with several private owners to become the National Lacrosse League. 

The Canadian Lacrosse League (CLL) was established in 2016 as a Founding Member Nation (Canada) of International Indoor Junior Lacrosse (IIJL) to compete annually in the IIJL World Junior Lacrosse Championship (WJLC). The CLL is the first major junior lacrosse league in Canada with intra-league competition between the Ontario Lacrosse League (OLL) and Western Lacrosse League (WLL) culminating in a CLL National Championship. For more information about CLL, visit and connect with the CLL on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.