About the Team

UBC Thunderbirds Lacrosse Sport Club was established in 2013 as a student-run club program that competes against both collegiate and club teams across Western Canada and Northwestern United States. Since 2013 the UBC Lacrosse team has successfully competed against 5 Canadian university teams in BC and Alberta, defeating 4 of them, and for the. Starting in 2017 the club travelled to Oregon and Washington to compete against American university club teams. In 2019 UBC Lacrosse competed in the Canada West Field Lacrosse League, as well as played against Simon Fraser University as part of our commitment to grow collegiate lacrosse in Canada. This year our goal is to have a successful season in the Canada West Field Lacrosse League and further grow our intercollegiate competition north and south of the border. For more information visit recreation.ubc.ca/sport-clubs/lacrosse and connect with UBC Lacrosse on Facebook, Instagram (@ubclax), and Twitter (@ubclax).

For recruitment, donations, sponsorships, or any other inquiries please email us at lacrosse.sc@ubc.ca.

Anyone interested to compete with UBC Lacrosse should contact us through the team email or Instagram, @ubclax. More information and arrangements can also be made then.

The UBC Lacrosse Sport Club’s season runs from September to April. This year the team will continue to compete in the Canada West Field Lacrosse League throughout the year. As well, our team is hoping to play in a few select exhibition games against American opponents in the fall, and Canadian opponents in spring. Joining the team allows you to compete on a weekly basis throughout the academic year and help shape the intercollegiate field lacrosse landscape in western Canada.

Try Outs:

Try-outs will take place in early September.

Contact us on our Facebook, Twitter page, or email us at lacrosse.sc@ubc.ca to inquire about joining the team.

Eligibility Requirements:

Off Field:

  • UBC requires each player to be registered in 9 credits per term or registered in a UBC affiliated co-op term. (A player can be registered in fewer than 9 credits if they have fulfilled all their academic requirements and are expecting to graduate in that term.)
  • Each player must maintain a minimum academic average of 60%.

On Field:

  • Committed, Encouraging, and always giving their best effort

Team Fees:

Team fees will cover team expenses including travel cost, league fees, competition and practice apparel, team insurance and field time. Additionally, team members will be expected to contribute to meet fundraising goals throughout the season. Fees cover expected TSC costs, practice uniforms, travel, league fees for games, practice times and practice equipment. As a club, we do not want money to be a barrier, with proper arrangements, finance plans can be made.

The team offers varying payment options to accommodate different player’s current financial situation. Email lacrosse.sc@ubc.ca for the total breakdown of team fees.

Practice Schedule:

The team practices twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 pm -11 pm at Warren Field for the winter semester and half of Spring semester, transitioning to Thunderbird Stadium for the last two months of the season. The team also has a Sunday night lift at the Bird Coop gym reserved for all Sport Club Athletes.

Competition Schedule:

The 2022-2023 competition schedule will be updated soon and can be found on our homepage under “Schedule.”

Games typically occur on a weekly basis throughout the academic year. Below is a sample schedule for 2019-2020.

  • Fall Intercollegiate competitions (SFU, Washington state, Oregon) September – November 2019
  • CWFLL Fall 2019 September  – Nov
  • CWFLL Spring 2020 February – April
  • CWFLL Provincials April 10-12, 2020

*Schedule is subject to change, announcements will be on the Instagram (@ubclax) and athletes will be notified.

 

2020/2021: Due to COVID-19, we were unable to participate in any games or practices. The Thunderbirds look forward to compete in the CWFLL and against collegiate teams next year.

2019/2020: Due to COVID-19, this years season was cut short and we were unable to participate in BC Provincials, however that did not stop us from continuing on our expectations of being successful. Our program finished mid-table in 4th place in final CWFLL standings with a 7-6-0 record. In our only competition against SFU and MCLA competition we finished with an 0-1 record.

2018/2019: Thunderbirds finished CWFLL regular season with a 9-7-1 record. And in Provincials, the Thunderbirds went 3-2, finishing in 3rd place in Tier 1. In 2 PNCLL exhibition games (vs. Simon Fraser University) the Thunderbirds went 1-1. The 3rd place finish in provincials was our teams best ever finish and we expect to only grow and maintain our position atop the CWFLL in the coming season.

2017/2018: In a fall ball tournament taking place in Bend, Oregon against MCLA teams, the Thunderbirds went 4-0. Opponents included Montana State University, University of Portland, Central Washington University and Oregon State. In PNCLL exhibition games, the Thunderbirds defeated Western Washington University, and lost 2 games against Simon Fraser University. Thunderbirds finished CWFLL regular season play with a 5-2-1 record, finished CWFLL Provincials with a 1-2-2 record and did not place.

2016/2017: In a fall ball tournament located at the University of Alberta, the Thunderbirds finished 3-1 with wins against the University of Alberta and the University of Lethbridge; as well as a win and a lost against the University of Calgary. In PNCLL exhibition play, the Thunderbirds went 0-2, dropping both games to Simon Fraser University. In CWFLL regular season play, the Thunderbirds finished with a record of 4-5-1.

2015/2016: In exhibition play, the Thunderbirds went 0-1 against Simon Fraser University, and 2-0 against the University of Victoria. In CWFLL regular season play, the Thunderbirds finished with a record of 9-6-1, on route to a CWFLL Provincial record of 5-0, and claiming 1st place in Tier 2.

 

The UBC Thunderbirds Lacrosse Sport Club was established in 2011 by Club founder Dan Millar. In the club’s early years of existence, the focus was on playing and teaching lacrosse for the love of the game. In the fall of 2013, as the club became more established, it sought competition from surrounding universities in BC and Alberta. The UBC Thunderbirds Lacrosse Sport Club finished second in their inaugural intercollegiate tournament, setting the tone for things to come.

Traveling to the USA to compete for the first time in fall of 2013, promoting the play of intercollegiate lacrosse. In the fall of 2014, the birds took the jump and entered the Canada West Field Lacrosse League. Their inaugural season in the competitive league saw them achieve a record of 6-10, a 4th place finish in the league standings, and secure a berth in the Provincial Championships. Here, they finished as the runner-up in the Tier II championship. From beginning as a group of friends who agreed to pass around a ball in first year residence, UBC TSC Lacrosse has gone on to go undefeated in the 2016 season, win the 2015-16 BC Provincial Championship, win the 2016 University of Alberta Invitational tournament, and was honored to receive the Team of the Year award at the 2015-2016 UBC Thunderbirds Sport Club gala. The 2018-2019 season marked the comeback of the birds where Coach Kyle Robinson finished his last season with the Birds coaching the team to a well deserved 3rd place finish in the tier one provincials. With high hopes and ready players, the team entered the 2019-2020 season with a winning record under the new head coaching of beloved Connor Frost. After a successful winter term, the team took a break that lasted longer than anyone had hope. Despite the season being canceled, the birds kept their hands in their sticks and skills sharp, ready for the next opportunity to return to the game we all loved. The 2021-2022 season came fast, the team, under the head coaching of Connor Frost and Tomas Syskakis looked to rebuild and recover. With new additions to the team, and one phenomenal goalie the team started off stronger than ever. We played the past season giving it our all and finishing 6th in the league.

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Please stay tuned to our social media (FB, Instagram, Twitter) for updates throughout the year.

Interested in joining our women’s affiliate team? Please contact us at lacrosse.sc@ubc.ca for more information.

Lacrosse really is the fastest game on two feet, it’s not just a cliché. Lacrosse is an approachable sport, and with the knowledge of the returning players on our team, anyone can join our team and feel like a lacrosse player.



UBC Thunderbirds Sport Clubs - Lacrosse
6000 Student Union Blvd.
Student Recreation Centre
Vancouver, BC
V6T 1Z1


604-822-3683 lacrosse.sc@ubc.ca

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