Many graduating midget players and parents are not aware of what happens after a player graduates from minor lacrosse in to Senior lacrosse and the next 5 years of their lacrosse careers. Here is a simplified explanation for all graduating midget players.
You are eligible to play Junior lacrosse if you are in your 17th to 21st birth year.
If you have a Jr. A program in your catchment you are not eligible for the draft as they hold your playing rights. If you do not have a Jr. A program in your catchment then you are eligible for the draft. If you are drafted and you want to try out for Jr. A then you report to that team. If you are drafted and you do NOT wish to try out for Jr. A then you report as set out in the steps below (as per your residential catchment). If you are undrafted, you are a free agent unless you live in a Jr. A catchment area. If you are a free agent, it is entirely your choice which Jr. A team you wish to try out for.
IF YOU HAVE JR. A IN YOUR CATCHMENT (Juan de Fuca & Nanaimo)
If there is a Jr. A team in your residential catchment that team holds your playing rights therefore, if you are interested in playing Jr. A or B Tier 1 you must try out for the team in your catchment. If you do not want to play Jr. A or Jr. B Tier 1 then you must tryout out for the Jr. B Tier 2 in your catchment.
IF YOU DO NOT HAVE JR. A IN YOUR CATCHMENT AND WERE NOT DRAFTED
(Campbell River, Comox Valley, Cowichan, Oceanside, Peninsula, Port Alberni, Saanich, Vic/Esquimalt)
If there is not a Jr. A program in your residential catchment and you were not drafted, you are free to try out for any Jr. A, Jr. B Tier 1, or Jr. B Tier 2 team based on your residential catchment.