Releases (Strathroy Minor Lacrosse)



Like minor hockey associations, minor lacrosse associations are defined by boundaries established by the OLA. Players within these established boundaries must play for that association.  A player can request a Release to play for another association, however, SMLA is a non-release center.  Releases will not be granted, except for extraordinary and exigent circumstances.  Those circumstances do not include quality of play, quality of coaching etc.. 

If a formal Release is received by SMLA; an in-person Release Hearing will be scheduled once SMLA determines the number of Release requests received for that calendar season and the number of players registered for the team affected. There is a non-refundable $50 fee for a Release Hearing payable to SMLA at the time of the designated Release Hearing.  After the Hearing , a decision will be provided in writing by the SMLA Hearing Board to the applicant.  If the applicant is not satisfied with the decision of the SMLA Hearing Board, the applicant can appeal the Release decision within 5 days to the Zone Director or League Commissioner.  All appeals must qualify under the OLA’s Appeal Process (OLA Operating Regulation 11.3(d) ) and must be accompanied by a non-refundable fee designated by the Zone and/or OLA.

It is up to the applicant to familiarize themselves with the OLA Release procedure. Reasonable Time is determined by the functional needs and operations of SMLA, not the applicant.  Please visit the OLA for complete release details. 
Releases are not required for House League lacrosse.