Dear ALA Members,
We are pleased to announce the appointment of head coaches for the 2023 slate of Team Alberta (TA) clubs which includes U19 Women’s Field, U17 Men’s Field, and U17 Male and Female Box lacrosse teams.
U19 Women’s Field Lacrosse Team: Lesley Hawke
Lesley is hot off coaching the 2022 U19 TA Women’s Field lacrosse team to a hard-fought silver medal. Lesley is one of the most decorated coaches / players involved in Alberta lacrosse and comes with a diverse history of experience and accomplishments spanning Club, Provincial, National, and collegiate programs. Leslie is also the current President of the Alberta Field Lacrosse Association (AFLA) and so brings a unique insight to her role as head coach.
U17 Men’s Field Lacrosse Team: Greg Bradley
Greg is well respected within the Alberta lacrosse community and has been active within the ALA as both a player and a coach for over 15 years. Greg is one of those player / coaches who has extensive experience in both Box and Field lacrosse, and across multiple levels.
U17 Male Box Lacrosse Team: Tim Foster
Tim brings a strong background in lacrosse and a successful history with the Team Alberta program that spans both Major and Minor lacrosse including head coach of the 2018 gold medal winning U17 Team Alberta team.
“I like to believe that I have helped develop a passion for lacrosse in my players, as well as teaching them how to achieve success both personally and as part of a team.” - Tim Foster
U17 Female Box Lacrosse Team: Travis St Germain
Travis is no stranger to the Team Alberta program and is in fact coming off of a successful experience as an Assistant Coach with the 2022 17U Female Box Canada Summer Games (CSG) team. In addition to his role with the CSG program, Travis was involved as a coach with the 2018 Summer Games program, has coached both Box and Field lacrosse for over 10 years and is also currently acting as a coach with the 2023 U19 Male NAIG team.
“My coaching philosophy is to create an inclusive environment based on positivity where athletes can grow as players and human beings.” - Travis St Germain
With our head coaches now in place, they will each begin the process of building out their respective staffs and setting tryout dates for each team. We want to thank all our coaching applicants and we wish our new head coaches all the best as they embark to provide an amazing lacrosse experience for all Team Alberta athletes.
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