Canada Summer Games

The Alberta Lacrosse Association is excited to announce the 17U Male and Female Team Alberta Programs have opened registration in preparation for the 2022 Canada Games! The 2022 Canada Summer Games will take place in Ontario’s Niagara Region and consists of more than 5,000 athletes and coaches. The Games will welcome our nation’s next generation of national, international, and Olympic champions as the best young developing athletes from across the nation assemble to compete in Canada’s largest multi-sport event. In addition, many of the costs such as travel and accommodation are paid for by the Government of Canada thereby reducing many cost barriers to our athletes, and creating a truly open opportunity.

Eligible Age Groups (By Birth Year)

17U Male




17U Female




Registration Details



The Government of Canada will provide up to $1.7 million in funding to include the sport of Box Lacrosse in the 2022 Canada Summer Games! This funding minimizes and reduces costs to athletes to both train year-round and to attend the Games! 

Scheduling Information

Practices and training throughout the year will be held locally for athletes of specific regions along with central player camps that will take place in Edmonton, Red Deer, and Calgary.


The 17U Male program will be led by Philip Smyth. Philip started coaching lacrosse with an Edmonton Warriors Pee Wee team in 2003. He progressed to coaching a Sherwood Park Titans Midget team in 2005 and eventually landed as the defensive coach with the Edmonton Eclipse Jr. A club from 2006 - 2009. Since 2008, Philip has worked for Alberta Lacrosse and the National Coaching Certification Program as a Learning Facilitator and Coach Evaluator, while also serving as the Head Coach for several successful Bantam Female Team Alberta teams.

The 17U Female program will be led by Dallas Smith. Dallas comes with twenty-plus years of lacrosse experience, which started locally with the Sherwood Park Titans and includes NCAA Division I experience at Binghamton University. In addition to his playing experience, Dallas has a strong coaching background serving as the Head Coach of DHC Hanover and the Team Alberta U-15 Men's Field program, along with various other local coaching positions that span across North America. Furthermore, Dallas's technical background includes serving as a Master Coach Developer for box lacrosse, men's field lacrosse, and women's field lacrosse, as well as various other positions as a previous member of Lacrosse Canada's box, men's field, and women's field sectors, as well as a former member of Lacrosse Canada's Indigenous Development Committee.

Team Alberta Box Evaluations

An open selection camp will commence as government regulations allow and team selection will occur in a timely manner in order to provide selected athletes with a full year of lacrosse-specific training along with year-long strength and conditioning and mental training programs.

Try-Out Fee: $100.00


  • 17U Female: July 31st-August 1st, 2021
  • 17U Male: August 14th-15th, 2021

17U Female Evaluation Schedule

Date Start Time End Time Group(s)  
Saturday July 31st, 2021 9:00 10:15 Group 1  Group 2
Saturday July 31st, 2021 10:15 11:30 Group 3 Group 4
Saturday July 31st, 2021 11:30 12:45 Group 1  Group 2
Saturday July 31st, 2021 12:45 14:00 Group 3 Group 4
Saturday July 31st, 2021 14:00 15:00 n/a n/a
Saturday July 31st, 2021 15:00 16:15 Group 1  Group 3
Saturday July 31st, 2022 16:15 17:30 Group 2 Group 4
Date Start Time End Time Group(s)  
Sunday August 1st, 2021 9:00 10:15 Group 1  Group 2
Sunday August 1st, 2021 11:15 12:30 Group 1  Group 3
Sunday August 1st, 2021 13:30 14:45 Group 2 Group 3
Sunday August 1st, 2021 15:45 17:00 All All


  • Both the male and female evaluation camp will take place at the Genesis Center in Calgary, Alberta



Thank you for your support!