THE MINI-TYKE PROGRAM IS AN IN-HOUSE LEAGUE.
Possible dates for practice/games for mini-tyke: Tuesday evenings (approx. 6 or 6:30 pm start); and
Saturdays commencing around 9 am (this will depend on our booking);
Season Start Date: Approximately third week of April to third week of June.
Location: Calgary West Soccer Centre or Huntington Hills Arena
The mini-tyke program is for kids aged 4, 5 and 6 years of age (as at December 31 of current year).
OPTION L (LTAD)
* Players on Floor: 3 on 3 plus a goalie
* Floor: cross floor (width of floor)
* Nets: 3 x 3
* Warm-up: 5 min
* Shifts: 3 min
* Game Play: 3 x 15 min periods
* Contact: body position
* Officials: Coaches - manage floor
* Score: None
* Penalties: None - stop to explain infractions
* Balls: CLA Approved
* Special Rules: Fall back rule
Please consult ALA Regulation 15.15.
The purpose of the Mini-Tyke and Tyke program is to introduce, emphasize and develop the fundamentals of the skills and game of lacrosse. The focus of practices as well as games is to promote an environment that encourages participation, skill development, team work and the overall enjoyment of the game of lacrosse.
At the end of the season there a special "Mini-Tyke" is held where all teams within the City come together to play one another in a fun setting.
Through the season, in order to encourage the development of this environment, there will be no standings for the Mini-Tyke and Tyke divisions. "RO" will be displayed in place of a game score to show a game has been played. Please take note that although no formal standings are kept for the Mini-Tyke and Tyke Divisions, standard game result procedures must still be followed (sending in the game sheets after each game).