The ALL to host Young Guns game prior to NLL Combine

by Lance Winn

The Arena Lacrosse League (ALL) is thrilled to announce the league will be hosting a Young Guns Showcase Game Saturday September 16 at the Toronto Rock Athletic Center in Oakville, Ontario. The game is scheduled for a 3pm start and is open to the public, providing fans the opportunity to watch many of the young players who play in the ALL.

“This is a terrific opportunity for the Arena Lacrosse League to showcase some of the young talent that played in the league during our inaugural season and have not been signed to a pro training camp roster, stated ALL President Paul St. John. 

“By launching the ALL, we have been able to provide players, including many with prior pro experience, the chance to continue to play high calibre lacrosse during the winter months. We are hopeful that this game will provide some of these young players the opportunity to get recognized by the top pro league in the world and maybe earn a tryout.”

“The game itself will show fans the exciting brand of lacrosse the ALL plays, our rules are the same as the NLL as we develop players and prepare them to make the jump to pro if the call comes. In our first year we had twenty players play at least one pro game during the 2017 season or were part of a team’s practice roster, something that we are very proud of” added St. John. 

Rosters for the Young Guns game will be announced in early September and will include players who are currently not signed to a pro contract. 

About the ALL: The ALL is an amateur league based in Ontario, Canada and is for players 18 years of age and above, playing under the same rules as the NLL. The league is currently heading into its second season set to open in December 2017.