8U (tyke)


8U (tyke) Thrashers 2020

Our 2020 Head Coach

Randy Labrecque


OVERVIEW “8U (tyke) Thrashers”

  1. To introduce a more comprehensive development program that will build on our current development model of fundamental skill development.
  2. Facilitate more game opportunities for our U8 Tyke Thrashers Program.



  • Emphasis on proper fundamental lacrosse skill sets in an environment that encourages participation, inclusion & skill development with the introduction to game play.
  • Begin regular season practice on Wednesday, April 1, 2020 and continue with Mon/Wed practices until Wednesday, April 22/20. From that date practices will continue Monday’s for April, then switch to Tuesday’s May forward.
  • Game Days will be Wednesday’s April 22 & 29/20, then continue Thursday’s for the remainder of the season.
  • Establish a Voluntary Travel Tournament Team to play both Field & Box Lacrosse.
  • Potential Tournaments to date:
    • Box
      • Prince Albert Tyke Breaker Saturday, May 2, 2020
    • Field
      • Sturgis, SK: May 29 - 31/20
      • Yorkton/PA/Kelvington: June 5-7/20
    • * We could host a combo festival with both Box & Field Games vs Other Associations*
  • Utilize Junior Coaching Program for practice helpers
  • Game Officials to be used for Thursdays to regulate flow, develop our officials and free up coaches to explain the game.



  • CLA 8U (Tyke) Option A for game play
    • 3 x 15min Straight Time Periods
    • No Body-checking
    • “Place & Push” for defense
    • Sticks allowed if defenders stick head contacts offensive players stick head.
    • Offensive player that including ball carrier who deliberately charges directly at a defensive player will be assessed a Charging Penalty.
    • 4 v 4 max 10 runners


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