“All first-year Junior players attending Jr. A tryouts must be registered with a Club with a Tier II team.“
Teams: St. Albert Jr. Miners, Saskatchewan Swat, Calgary Jr. A Mountaineers and Okotoks Jr. A Raiders.
Player Ages: 17 to 21. The majority of players are 19 to 21 years old. Very few players (less than 10%) play Jr. A in their first year of Major lacrosse.
First Playing Rights:
The Jr. A Mounties and Jr. A Raiders hold the Jr. A playing rights for all players south of Innisfail. The Jr. A Miners hold the playing rights for all players North of Lacombe. The Jr. A playing rights for players residing between Innisfail and Lacombe belong to all three Jr. A teams.
Graduating Midget Draft:
Annually by mid February, the Jr. A Mounties and Jr. A Raiders each draft ten Graduating Midgets from the Minor Lacrosse Clubs from Innisfail south and three Graduating Midgets from the Minor Lacrosse Clubs between Innisfail and Lacombe. The Jr. A Miners draft ten Graduating Midgets from the Minor Lacrosse Clubs from Lacombe north and three Graduating Midgets from the Minor Lacrosse Clubs between Innisfail and Lacombe. Drafted players are the property of the team which drafted them until released or traded.
50 Man Protected List:
Each Jr. A team can protect up to 50 players. This Protected List includes the players on the teams’ previous season roster (maximum 25 players), plus the drafted first year Juniors and selected Jr. Aged players to fill the list to a maximum of 50. As long as a player is listed on a team ‘s Protected List, the player cannot play for another Jr. A team in Alberta. A player can remain on a Jr. A team ‘s Protected List for all five (5) years of their Junior eligibility. For example, a drafted first year Junior could be on a Jr. A team ‘s Protected List for 5 years of their Junior lacrosse eligibility and never be on a Jr. A team 25-man roster. The Jr. A Teams 50 Man Protected List is posted on the RMLL website www.rockymountainlax.com The 50 Man Protected List increases to 60 each year from mid Feb. to the second Sunday in April.
Must report to the Jr. A team who drafted them if the player remains on the 50 Man Protected List of that Jr. A team. A player can be drafted to both a Jr. A team and Jr. B Tier I team. In this circumstance, the player must report to both teams and attend the tryouts of both teams.
Jr. A Free Agent:
A player not protected by one of the city teams holding their rights may try out for any team in the respective cities. Players residing in the boundaries of CALL and not protected by one of the Alberta Jr. A teams, may try out for any of the Alberta Jr. A teams. (A drafted/protected player can only attend the tryouts of the Jr. A team which drafted/protected them).
Tryouts can be by invitation only or open. All open tryouts are posted on the RMLL website Home Page: www.rockymountainlax.com