Player Development

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 

Calgary District Lacrosse Association : RAMP Registrations


Coaches Bios for CDLA Camp

Co-Head Coaches:

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.


Coaching highlights:

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)


Travis Getz
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

Coaching :
2018 Midget National Champions
Calgary Mountaineers assistant coach 

Cody Hawkins
Playing History
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)

Coaching History
Conditioning Coach - Jr B Calgary Shamrocks 16’
Defensive Coach - Jr A Mounties 17’-19’
Head Coach - Jr A Mounties 20’-Current

Jordan Getz
Playing Career :
-Calgary hornets
-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

Calgary ALA Approved Camps

For more information on ALA Camps offered in Calgary, please visit the following link:


Calgary Axemen Winter Camp

We are pleased and excited to announce details for our highly-successful and long-running Axemen Winter Lacrosse Camp.

Session 1: Oct. 13 - Dec. 18 - Click here to register

Dates of Session 1 can be found here - Session 1 will be held at Calvary Field House 


Session 2 : Jan 6 - Feb 26 - Click here to register


Dates of Session 2 can be found here - Session 2 will be held at Calgary Soccer Center


Both camps will be designed and overseen by Axemen Coaching Director Colin Risi.

2022 Axemen 16U A assistant coach Adam Barker and 2022 Axemen 12U A head coach Geoff Thompson will run on-floor sessions.

Veteran Axemen coaches, board members and long-time volunteers Sean Ross and Ty Pilson (both of whom co-coached Novice 1 the last two seasons) will assist in running sessions.

The camps will focus on stick skills, proper offence, defence, transition and special teams, along with various scrimmages formats to put all their training and skill development to good use.


Robin Latajka
Executive Director
Axemen Lacrosse Club
@axemen_lacrosse on Instagram
@calgaryaxemen on Facebook
Calgary Hornets Winter Camp
Calgary Hornets will be holding our Fall Camp Sessions again this fall at Spray Lakes Family Sports Centre, Cochrane.   Dates are:    October 15 to December 17, 2022      Information is on our website ( regarding the groupings, location, dates and times.   Registration will OPEN SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2022.
6U-8U   --  1:45 pm - 2:45 pm;
10U-12U -  3:00 pm - 4:15 pm;
14U-16U -  4:15 pm - 5:30 pm;
The birth dates when registering are for the divisions your player played in the 2022 Spring Box Season.   (We are unable to adjust these birth dates in Ramp)  Players will register in the divisions associated to their birth date, but depending on numbers may be moved to the division they will be playing in 2023.   The birth dates that could be affected are:

2014 - Player played 8U in 2022 --  would be in the 10U Session;
2012 - Player played 10U in 2022 -- would be in the 12U Session;
2010 - Player played 12U in 2022 -- would be in the 14U Session;

Players born in 2006 (graduating 16U players) cannot register for these fall sessions. 
We will be in touch prior to the sessions starting to confirm your grouping.   
Thank you and we hope to see many of you coming out to sharpen your lacrosse skills.
Debbie Goodfellow
Executive Director, Hornets Lacrosse,
Jr. Ladies Cardinals and Jr. Wranglers 2

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