Hi All

As you may have already heard Lacrosse is starting up again in the province.  Wheat City Lacrosse started up this week and they look like they are having a blast.  The Manitoba Lacrosse Association (MLA) is putting on the Lax is Back camp in Winnipeg and it will be transitioning us through the first 2 phases of our Return to Play (RTP) Protocols.  

Here is a few important points you need to know about phase 1 & 2 of our RTP

  • Athletes are to arrive no more than 10 minutes before the start of your practice

  • Athletes must self assess at home before attending practice and if you are feeling unwell please stay home

  • Athletes will be checked in and screened prior to every practice (simple questions that are being asked everywhere)

  • Athletes are to arrive ready to play (excluding helmets and gloves) there will be no change room access during these camps

  • Athletes must bring their own water in a labeled water bottle (bring lots it may get hot)

  • No spectators are allowed in the area of play during either phase 1 & 2 but we ask parents that wish to stay in their cars to be mindful of social distancing when visiting with other parents.

  • Phase 1 - (1st 2 weeks) there will be no contact of any kind and all activities will follow all social distancing rules

  • Phase 2 - (2nd 2 weeks) minimal contact is allowed with no more than 10 minutes of total contact time during the practice time

  • Athletes are asked to bring there own sticks but if you are unable to get one some will be available to use which will be sanitized before and after each session

  • Athletes have 10 minutes to leave the field of play following their practice  

Those are just a few of the protocols we have put in place to allow us to return to lacrosse this summer.  

If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact Matt at the MLA  at lacrosse@sportmanitoba.ca

Hope to see you all out in the next few weeks!


MLA Members,


After a lengthy but important process with Sport Manitoba and the provincial government, the MLA has officially been approved for a return to play.


All programs running sanctioned lacrosse activity must follow the MLA Return to Play Protocol document (attached).


The MLA’s return to play will come in 4 phases:


              Phase 1: Outdoor practices; non-contact

              Phase 2: Outdoor practices; limited contact

              Phase 3: Indoor/outdoor games within small cohorts of athletes (Date TBD)

              Phase 4: Return to regular-style programming (Date TBD)


Please read the attached MLA RTP document attached for full details.


Please contact MLA Executive Director Matt Mason for any questions regarding the MLA Return to Play Protocols.


The MLA will be hosting a camp in Winnipeg through the first two phases of our Return to Play. Announcing the Lax Is Back Camp: A four week lacrosse skills camp hosted by the MLA with featured coaches Cory Henkewich (Head Coach, Team Manitoba Canada Games 16U), Luc Magnan (Halifax Thunderbirds, NLL), Kelson Borisenko (Manhattan Jaspers, NCAA DI), and more including the staffs of our boys & girls Canada Games teams. There will be groups for all ages. For more info, see the attached Lax Is Back Flyer.


Athletes can register at the following link:




Contact lacrosse@sportmanitoba.ca for more info.


Matt Mason

Executive Director

Manitoba Lacrosse Association

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