The Canada Development Team (CANDT) run by the Canadian Lacrosse League (CLL) is not part of Lacrosse Canada and LC’s National Team Program. As such this team and any regional combine or international event that this team participates in is not sanctioned by Lacrosse Canada.
As per LC Policy 5.1.5 - Team Canada refers to only sanctioned and officially recognized Canadian National Teams operated under the jurisdiction of LC.
Any players wishing to try out for this development team should be aware they will not be playing for Team Canada or part of Lacrosse Canada’s national team development program but a team put together of Canadian players not sanctioned by LC. These players will not be recognized as legitimate Team Canada players nor be covered by any insurance under LC.
Further to above the Member Associations of LC approved the following policy at the LC Annual Meeting on November 20th, 2021.
5.1.2 Domestically and internationally, no registered participant, Jr and under, may play or participate in any non-approved competition, namely any competitions non-approved by World Lacrosse or any of its National Governing Bodies (NGB) including Lacrosse Canada (LC), and Provincial or Territorial Sport Organization (P/TSO) without first obtaining the permission of their LC Member Association. Any participation in non-sanctioned events will result in loss of eligibility for all National Championships and Team Canada events.
If you have any questions regarding this communication please don’t hesitate to contact Jane Clapham, Lacrosse Canada's Executive Director.