West Zone Information
The West Zone is comprised of three clubs including the Parkland Posse, West Edmonton Blues, and Westlock Rock. At this level, any player at U13, U15, and U17 is welcome to try out to play on the West Zone ‘A’ Team. These teams offer players the opportunity to play at the highest skill level.
Registration to try out for an ‘A’ team is managed by the Parkland Posse and must be completed through the Parkland Posse website as a separate registration to each club’s regular-season registration.
Prior to registering for 'A' Tryouts on the Posse website, each player MUST be registered for the regular season with their HOME club.
eg: a player who resides in Edmonton, must first complete registration with the Blues and then register for the ‘A’ tryout on the Posse website separately.
Any player who is selected for the ‘A’ team from the Blues or the Rock will have their home-club registration fees transferred to the Posse as per GELC policy.
U17 Playing Season / Format
Owing to the success of the Wild Rose Lacrosse League, the U17 ‘A’ teams will once again play in that league. This is a provincial-wide U17 league which consists of an inter-locking schedule of play between teams in Calgary, Red Deer, and Saskatoon. This will require some scheduled travel and these teams will have extra considerations and directions they will have to abide by including trips to Calgary to play the teams in the south. Normally, the season includes two over-night trips to Calgary to play an afternoon game on the first day and morning game the following day. There is no anticipated travel to Saskatchewan as the U17 ‘A’ Swat Team will travel to Edmonton and Calgary for all of their games.
Final details of that league will be made available prior to ‘A’ try-outs or contact the President of your home club for any additional information required.
Wild Rose U17 teams, by nature of their schedule are not permitted to enter any tournament in Alberta and must travel to Saskatchewan or B.C. for tournament play.
U13 and U15 Season / Format
Unlike U17, both U13 and U15 'A' teams play only against the 'A' teams from the other three zones in the GELC. They are free to play in any tournament in Alberta.
‘A‘ Team Guidelines
What players should expect
What parents should expect
Fees for ‘A’ tryouts are $70.
*** NOTE *** This fee is over and above your regular club registration.
Dates and Location
All tryout sessions will be held at the Tri Leisure Centre in Spruce Grove.
Sessions will be held over 4 sessions on March 4, 6, 11, and 12.
Schedule will be the same for each day as follows:
U13 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
U15 7:30 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
U17 8:45 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
We thank you for your support of the Zone concept and of your players who wish to compete at this level. Should you have any questions or need further information, please contact your Age Division Director or club President.