Welcome to the Women's Collegiate Lacrosse League (WCLL), an intercollegiate club lacrosse organization, divided into two divisions, that represents 47 universities and colleges that stretch a geographic region from as far east as New York and west to Missouri. The WCLL, the largest club league in the continental United States, is beginning our 21st year of competition and we look forward to serving the many student-athletes in our conference. In the WCLL's long tenure, we have experienced the growth of womens' club lacrosse, whether watching a university club program transform into an NCAA scholarship opportunity or just witnessing a smaller club team enjoy the fruits of friendship, while competing in a shared experience. The WCLL's historical landscape is scattered with a number of successes and we're hopeful the trend will continue in 2016. We believe in our mission and fully support US Lacrosse and all that they represent. Our basic mission is simple:
WCLL Mission Statement
The mission of the Women's Collegiate Lacrosse Association (WCLL) is to develop the athletic opportunities of its participants, nourish the educational challenges of scholastic life and enhance the collegiate experience. We should strive to provide our student-athletes with a positive and creative outlet for their athletic hopes and serve our membership because we believe that fellowship and sportsmanship have value. If you are interested in learning more about our WCLL or the Womens' College Lacrosse Association (WCLA), our national organization, please contact WCLL League President League President Gary Neft at 1.800.240.0178 or email@example.com
WCLA DECEMBER 1, 2015 DEADLINES
1. All WCLA Divisional teams must have applications and dues postmarked into US Lacrosse by December 1, 2015.
2. After the December 1, 2015 date, all WCLA Divisional teams that are tardy with dues and team applications will be assessed a late fine.
3. All WCLA Divisional leagues will be required to name representatives for the Ranking and Recognition committees to meet the WCLA operating criteria and failure to comply could result in losing a league Automatic Qualifier for the WCLA National Tournament.
4. All WCLA Divisional Leagues will be required to submit team petitions for member programs who are changing Division I or Division II designation. A brief description must accompany any submission for WCLA teams jumping from Division I to Division II.
5. Any WCLA Divisional team moving towards NCAA designation status must fulfill the league requirements for WCLA By-Laws for Section ID.
BY GARY GATE
ATLANTA - If you are playing lacrosse in the WCLA this year, all student-athletes will be required to join US Lacrosse at a reduced rate, said organization officials. The cost of joining USL this year for WCLA members is $35, which is $15 less than standard rate for college students.
All the WCLA student-athletes will receive the full measure of benefits from their memberships, which include the USL monthly magazine, Lacrosse, some limited liability insurance, a USL rulebook and an inside track to USL educational programs.
If you are registering this year, you can download the USL pdf. that is located within this article. The membership registration code for this year is WCLA_2016. The $35 WCLA membership link will be active until February 15, 2016.
USL and WCLA officials said those club players who have active memberships through May 31, 2016 will not have to renew as they are covered for the season. However, if they want to get the discounted rate for summer participation, they will need to renew by February 15, 2016. All renewals extend the current membership out 1 yr.
WCLA officials provided these examples:
1. Player A has a membership current through November 30, 2015 and renews September 30, 2015. Player A’s membership will now expire November 30, 2016.
2. Player B has a membership current through May 31, 2016 and renews September 30, 2016. Player B’s membership will now expire May 31, 2017.
By LINDY LaRUE
There are few issues in life that are free, but WCLA member teams are being invited, free of charge, to use a video exchange and video game breakdown service for the upcoming spring season, said Krossover officials, the company offering the free video services.
The new service will be offered beginning December 1, 2015 and WCLA officials will post the registration information that day, but Krossover officials did issue some of the free program highlights:
Summary of Services provided for all WCLA members:
1. Each WCLA member will receive an account where they will be able to upload, store and exchange unlimited amounts of raw film(game and practice).
2. Each WCLA member will receive a free self-editing tool which will allow them to breakdown any and all of their ow film.
3. Each WCLA member will have access to Krossovers 24/7 customer support center. Customer support is available via phone, email and a support blog.
4. Each WCLA member will receive exclusive discounted pricing on breakdown packages with Krossover. Breakdown packages are an optional buy-in for any and all members.
Registration information will be available December 1, 2015, said WCLA officials.
BY NEIL DOWNE
DETROIT - There are a number of key pieces of information that are vital to the operation of the WCLL. Please note below the following and comply with the team requests because it will make overseeing the WCLL easier and it keeps our organization compliant with the WCLA. We do appreciate your cooperation. In this communication we have included a spreadsheet of the Division I-II teams divided by assignors.
If you have not sent your seasonal schedules to Laxpower and your assignors, please do it now. Please send your tentative schedule for all home games in 2016 to your regional team assignor and me, Leslie Porteous. Please make sure to include date, time, location and opponent for each home match. Please note that the regional WCLL assignors are in the process of updating the WCLL team’s contact information and every league contact should be receiving a "Welcome Email" from Arbiter to verify your team information. Please take the time to review the US Lacrosse website and the WCLA website, www.wcla.us, which is now launched. Please share and discuss the new rules with your team members and watch, for example, the video demonstrating shooting space and defenders in the goal circle. Please review the new rules. Each team’s representatives need to review the WCLL website. All the documents that game officials use are located under the Umpire tab. Be sure to know, as team representatives who host home games, what your responsibilities are for the visiting game officials. You should know the fees and policies for various situation like game changes or cancellations and make sure to contact your regional assigner by phone and email.