Final tryouts tonight – lots of players on the bubble, old and wily veterans struggling to hold on to their high paying contracts being pressured by hungry youngsters ready to leave it all on the floor to get their shot at glory….well, maybe not in our situation but this crap always sounds good on TSN.
Last week the turnout was a bit disappointing – only 20-25 runners and the stamina only lasted till 10:15 or so though thee were a few keeners left on the floor for awhile honing their (booming) shots. Still just over 50 registered and 8-10 more more or less confirmed to come.
Another pickup evening tonight, come out 8:00, 8:30, 9:00 – but be aware that there may not be too many players left alive and mobile on the floor much after 9:00pm. If you haven’t registered online or paid yet, read the previous posts for details and bring along a cheque or cash tonight. If interested we will likely be retiring to the Alibi afterwards to discuss team new player drafts, trades and/or preliminary rebalancing. There has been some talk that maybe a full reshuffle might be in order but be aware that there seem to be 4-5 clusters of players that want to or should play together. Once the clusters are seeded, there is limited flexibility to place most of the rest of the (less picky) players. …sigh….. the things that have to be done to keep the prima donnas happy! 🙂
In any case, full games start next week, rosters and a schedule will be posted as soon as I can get things figured out
Wednesday April 27, 2016 Kinsmen Arena 8:00pm – 10:00pm
We have the floor time tonight:
Wednesday April 20, 2016
8:00-10:00 at Kinsmen
The plan is again to play some informal pickup for the first two weeks (no refs), to get warmed up and see who survived the winter. So far, approx 45 players have already signed up online and at the first 2 Alibi registrations – the Alibi regoistered players should plan to play the first hour or so – 8:00 – 9:00. Everyone else that has not registered or paid yet, please come to the arena, 8:00-8:30 to sign up and/or pay and register for insurance coverage online and then play either 9:00-10:00 or when the first hour’s contingent start to stagger from the floor. Again, the online signup can be done easier from home – just email me, gglinavs at sprynet.com to get detailed instructions along with the login and password.
The pre season buzz is electric – Will the teams remain intact? Can Team Cinderlla (Bill) repeat their last place regular season momentum and only win the important last games of the playoffs? Can Team Russ keep their streak of championship finals appearances intact (+4 years and counting). Will anyone need to be taken from the arena on a stretcher? Come out and lets see what happens!
Let the jogging and wheezing begin!
33 already registered, another 30 or 40 to go, Sooooo….
The SECOND registration for London 2016 Masters House League and Travel Teams will be held
TUESDAY, APRIL 12, 2016 7:00pm-10:00pm
25 Oxford St W
London ON N6H 1R2
Bring your cheque book (and try to preregister online before you come)–
House League (19-20 weeks) – $175
4, maybe 6 teams (numbers permitting), 1 hr games on Wednesdays 8:00-10:00 (maybe 11:00) at Kinsmen – starting April 20, 2016 floor conditions permitting.
Tournament Travel Team – $200
3.5 Tournaments + Provincials
Erin (1 day) – April 16, 2016 (2 games)
Midland – April 29 – May 1, 2015 (4 games)
Fergus – July 15– July 17, 2016 (4 games)
Niagara – August 5 – August 7, 2016 (4 games)
Provincials (ROCK Ctr Oakville) – September 9 – September 11, 2016 (4 games)
As was the case last year, EVERYONE has to register again online for insurance coverage. We will have some tablets and laptops at the registration to process the online forms….BUT you can make things easier by pre-registering at the OML website ontariomasterslacrosse.com – I will be sending out a quick email to all known addresses from last year with login details or you can email me at gglinavs at sprynet.com to get the username and password. Make sure you register for London Masters House League and/or London Seniors as may be appropriate. After filling in your information, you have to scroll to the bottom of the page to check off the “I have read and understood this stuff” box before submitting. If you need to register for both teams you can go back a page and change the team to register again without having to fill in all of the information again – a little bit better user interface than last year.
See you there.