Renaming of Box Lacrosse Age Categories, News (West Grey Lacrosse)

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Renaming of Box Lacrosse Age Categories
Submitted By Adam Stanley on Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Press Release from the CLA regarding the renaming of age categories for box lacrosse:

Ottawa, ON— This year, the Canadian Lacrosse Association (CLA) has changed the age division names for box lacrosse and men’s field lacrosse.  

At the CLA’s semi-annual meeting in May, the CLA passed approval for age division name changes to the men’s field lacrosse sector. The men’s field lacrosse age divisions are now categorized as U18, U15, etc. These changes were in place for the 2019 field lacrosse season.  

Following this, a change to rename the box lacrosse age categories to 16U, 14U, etc., was passed at the CLA’s annual meeting in November. It is the CLA’s intent to have the new age categories implemented for the start of the 2020 lacrosse season.  Update: The target season for the name change in the OLA is the 2021 season. 

"The Little People of Canada (LPC) and the Dwarf Athletic Association of Canada (DAAC) are extremely pleased and applaud the Canadian Lacrosse Association for their success at eliminating the M-word as an age classification and moving to a more inclusive and universally descriptive classification nomenclature. This is a win-win-win. A win for the sport, the fans, and all Canadians. The ease with which this was embraced and adopted across all Canadian sporting organizations is a testament to Canada's core desire for inclusion, dignity, and respect," said Allan Redford, president of Little People of Canada.  

“These new division names better reflect the age categories in lacrosse,” said Shawn Williams, president of the Canadian Lacrosse Association. “Allan Redford, president of Little People of Canada, reached out to the Canadian Lacrosse Association just under a year ago about this movement in sports. Since then, the Canadian Lacrosse Association has taken active steps to address this and all name changes to the age categories will be in place for next season. As an organization, we believe that sports, and the language used in them, should be inclusive and respectful.”  

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