Player Development Programs will be offered in a variety of ways for the coming season. This page will be updated on a regular basis to reflect the new development opportunities available.
The CDLA is thrilled to announce the return of its well established High Performance Camp
Starting in October athletes born between 2007 and 2012 will experience high intensity lacrosse training with a best in class coach lineup
With this camp you will get
- 40+ hours of floor time
- Practice Pinnie to keep
- 1.5 hours once a week until Christmas on Sundays times will be between 215pm and 515pm depending on group
- 1.5 hours twice a week in January and February ( one weeknight and Sunday)
- Minimum 4 instructors per floor time including a goalie coach
More details to come, Register now to maximize your lacrosse training for the 2023 Season
Coaches Bios for CDLA Camp
Gary Playsted (NCCP “Competitive Introduction”)
Al Houghton (NCCP “Competitive Introduction”)
Coach Gary and Coach Al each bring more than two decades of experience helping local field and box lacrosse players develop at the club, provincial and national levels.
Over the last 15 years the two have led camps for organizations including, the Axemen, Hornets, Sabrecats and Rage as well as Calgary Field Lacrosse, Evolve Lacrosse, Diamond H and Playlax.
While they bring specific focuses to their coaching, they share a commitment to establishing a respect and understanding of lacrosse and look to share their love of the game.
Their primary goal is always to ensure every player leaves their camp as a better lacrosse player/teammate, ready to take on and excel at the next level.
Team Alberta coaching staff (2013, 2014, 2015)
Junior Roughnecks (2016, 2017, 2018)
Alberta Summer Games (2006, 2008, 2010)
Nine CDLA Championships
Seven ALA Championships
Calgary Chill Junior B Defensive Coach (Gary - 2018)
Calgary Mountaineers Junior A Coach (Al - current)
Playing Career : Calgary hornets (minor) Okotoks Raiders Jr A (2013-2017) 2 year Captain 4th all time RMLL Career points played in 2 Minto cups 1 western final. Brooklin Redmen Sr. A. Calgary Roughnecks NLL
2018 Midget National Champions
Calgary Mountaineers assistant coach
Minor Lacrosse - Delta Islanders
Junior A Lacrosse - Jr A Delta Islanders 08’-12’
Senior A Lacrosse - Coquitlam Adanacs 10’
NLL - Calgary Roughnecks 14’
Senior B - Calgary Mountaineers 15’-16’ + Ladner Pioneers 19’ + Edmonton Miners (current)
Conditioning Coach - Jr B Calgary Shamrocks 16’
Defensive Coach - Jr A Mounties 17’-19’
Head Coach - Jr A Mounties 20’-Current
Playing Career :
-Okotoks Raiders Jr A (1 Minto Cup, 1 western final) -Nanaimo Timberman WLA -Saskatchewan Rush NLL -NCAA Wheeling Jesuit University
-2018 Midget National Championship
-Calgary Mounties Assistant Coach