- 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.
When a release is granted the caliber of the player shall not enter the decision
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.
All players must be registered with the CMLA, including payment and OLA approved for the current season prior to applying for a release
A player will be eligible for one rep release request per playing season, per sector
Release requests must be submitted by the following dates:
Box: May 1st
Field: March 1st
Fall Field: August 15th.
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
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 - firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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
Approve the release and provide the applicant with the approved release form
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
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: