Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I register offline?

No, all registration should be completed via our website. We accept Debit/Credit Cards via the website.

Can I register after March 31st?

Yes you may register after March 31st, however you will pay our full registration fee. We use the March 31st date as we're required to provide our counts by our division to Metro Minor Lacrosse Association so they can plan the season.

When will registration be open for 2024 season?

We're working to finalize our registration dates for 2024. Please keep an eye on our website and social media for an announcement!

How does the Club and Select League work?

There are three levels of lacrosse in Nova Scotia. The Select league is designed to teach players how to compete at a higher level (rep) in lacrosse whereas the Club league is designed for learning the game and for fun and competition. The trilogy is completed by the NS provincial teams where players compete at the National level at a high skill level. In order to help developing players learn the game, all club teams will be balanced to equalize the talent. In order to play in the select league the player must participate in team tryouts early in the season to evaluate their skill level. Once named to a select league team, the player will have to pay an additional select fee to pay for the additional floor time and referees. During registration, all players can indicate a desire to play select league on the registration form. Watch the website and your email announcements for the tryout session times. Players with the desire and skill to play for the provincial teams are invited to contact one of the provinicial coaches named on the provincial team pages at the Lacrosse Nova Scotia website.

I'd like to play Field Lacrosse. Can I register through the Dartmouth Bandits?

Field Lacrosse is under the Nova Scotia Field Lacrosse League for CO-ED and Bluenose Lacrosse for Girls. Websites are and Field runs from September-November with a pre-season beginning in August. Registration begins in early July.

Where do I find lacrosse equipment?

Lacrosse is experiencing a resurgence in Nova Scotia and most sporting goods stores will carry some form of lacrosse gear. We recommend Sportswheels in Sackville, Cleves and SportChek locations. Gear can also be purchased through the web on sites like Amazon and National Sports. Some hockey gear can be used as well.

As a parent, I have never played Lacrosse before but want to help out where I can. What can I do?

Just about anything you want to! Because lacrosse is enjoying such a rapid growth, there are lots of opportunity at the team, club, association or provincial level to get involved and help out. If you have experience as a coach in another sport and wish to get involved, we will provide you with a course, pair you up with another person who knows the game and provide mentorship and guidance throughout the season. Each coach and manager will learn how to use the Bandits lacrosse administration system to provide a web based communication tool to help manage your team. This includes team and parent emailings, scheduling tools, player profiles and statistics.

If you want to try the game, there is a non-contact, co-ed Masters League via Lacrosse Nova Scotia.

I am a hockey referee. Can I referee lacrosse?

We can provide you with a course and put you on the path to certification to help keep those extra funds coming in. Every year we send one of our referees to the nationals to reach the next level of certification and with more than 100 lacrosse games a week in HRM, there are lots of opportunities to officiate.

What do you do with the information on the registration forms?

The information on the forms is used by Dartmouth Bandits to manage the lacrosse season. Personal information is guarded and accessible only to Dartmouth Bandits executive.

The information that you provide will only be shared with the directors, officers, volunteers, coaches and officials of the Dartmouth Bandits Lacrosse Club, and our governing agents (Canadian Lacrosse Association/Lacrosse Nova Scotia/Metro Minor Lacrosse League) AND only as required. We do not sell or rent your personal information to anyone.

My child wants to play as a goalie but I dont have any equipment. What should I do?

No problem. We can help there too! The only thing we ask is that Goalie equipment provided by the association must be returned in good condition at the end of the season. We will even provide special coaching sessions to help new goalies get established.

My daughter wants to play lacrosse, what are her options?

In recent years, the all girls lacrosse teams have been formed and we now have participation at all levels from U13, U15 and U17. This year we're planning a U11 female team as well!

U7 and U9 programs are currently all co-ed.

There are Try Lacrosse sessions for girls only. Please watch our website for announcements.

How do I find out about game schedules/practices?

Once your player is rostered, the information will be available via your App. It's also posted on our website which is synced with MMLL to ensure you're kept up to date when a game is rescheduled.

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