RELEASE REQUESTSUpdated Wednesday February 1, 2017 by Thunder lacrosse.
WHAT IS A ‘RELEASE”?
When a player wishes to play in a centre other than his/her current Box Lacrosse association he/she must apply to be released in order to sign and play with another association.
HOW DO YOU APPLY FOR A RELEASE?
Thunder Lacrosse will respond within 72 hours to acknowledge receipt of the request.
Thunder Lacrosse has 2 Options:
1. Approve the Release and provide the applicant with the approved release form.
2. Deny the release.
If not approved:
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.
You can appeal your release to the Zone 6 Release Committee (there is an appeal fee of $50 payable to zone 6). The player and a Thunder Lacrosse representative must attend this meeting.
If the request is again denied by the Zone, the appeal can be taken to the OLA Appeals Committee (there is a fee of $100 payable to the OLA for this). The player must attend this meeting. The Zone and Thunder Lacrosse representatives may attend (optional).
If at any level of these proceedings, the release is granted (whether conditional or unconditional), the player must register with their next closest centre as per OLA boundaries. He/she will then present the signed two-page form to the registrar of his new association, in order that it can be attached to the new registration form as proof of release. A refund of Thunder Lacrosse registration fees will be issued (less a $25 administrative fee).