RELEASE REQUESTS

- Releases only apply to REP Lacrosse.
 

The Clarington Minor Lacrosse Association (CMLA) has a fundamental commitment to the growth and development of the game of lacrosse in Clarington. The Association has a 'no release' policy for players residing within the Clarington Minor Lacrosse Association boundaries. However, in special circumstances as determined by the CMLA executive, a release may be granted as long as it abides with the OLA and CMLA Constitution, By-Laws and Rules and Regulations.

 

Please note:

  1. When a release is granted the caliber of the player shall not enter the decision

  2. In accordance with the 2022 OLA Rules and Regulations a player may not apply for a release prior to February  15th of the current year.  

  3. All  players  must be registered  with the CMLA, including payment and OLA  approved for  the current  season prior  to applying  for  a  release

  4. A  player will  be eligible  for  one rep  release request  per  playing  season,  per  sector

  5. Release requests must be submitted by the following dates:
    Box:  May  1st
    Field:  March 1st
    Fall Field:  August  15th.   

  6. If a player is looking for a release to play rep in another centre they must be registered with Clarington and have attended at least 1 rep tryout for the appropriate age group

  7. If a release is obtained the player can tryout with the next closest centre as determined by the OLA club boundaries


HOW DO YOU APPLY FOR A RELEASE?

The Player must first be registered (including payment) with CMLA.  The Player or Parent/Guardian must complete section 1 of the Ontario Lacrosse Association (OLA) Release Request Form and deliver it to the CMLA President - president@claringtonminorlacrosse.com

CMLA will respond within 72 hours to acknowledge receipt of the request and notify the player/guardian of the date & time of the release hearing. 

OR10.1
a) All matters pertaining to discipline or release requests  are to be held in person

- due to the current situation hearings will be held via zoom if all parties are agreeable
b) All related parties must be invited to attend the hearing
c) If the party in question does not attend the hearing, a decision will be made in absentia

FOLLOWING THE HEARING

The CMLA will provide you with a decision within 5 business days of the conclusion of the hearing

  1. Approve the release and provide the applicant with the approved release form

  2. Deny the release request and complete section 2 of the Release Request Form with written reasons for denying the request


IF THE RELEASE IS DENIED BY THE CMLA:

  • You can appeal your release to the Zone 6 Release Committee (an appeal fee applies)

  • If the request is again denied the request can be taken to the OLA Appeals Committee (an appeal fee applies)

  • If the request is again denied, the player can either request a refund, or continue to play with his/her current association and try to resolve the differences that led to the request for a release

 

Full details on the appeals process can be found here: https://ontariolacrosse.com/administration/ola-appeals-process


REFUND POLICY

In the event a release is granted, the CMLA refund policy will apply (i.e. withdraw/refund registration will be subject to an administration fee as determined by the refund policy).

RELEASE REQUEST FORM: