May 5th, 2023 – New Contracts, Regional Attorneys & Expenses

Dear Members,

Congratulations to everyone heading into the post-season beginning in just a couple of hours.  For those of us who missed the playoffs, I am sure many of us have begun to think about our next contract.  Below, I will outline where to find our contract negotiation tools; such as, the player contract database, the CBA, Player handbook, etc.  Additionally, there will be some information about Regional Attorneys and Expenses.
New Contracts
Signing new contracts is an exciting and stressful time, but it is extremely important.  Don’t rush to sign anything, do your research and know that time is on your side.  Please use the resources the NLLPA has available to ensure that you are being compensated fairly.  As the old saying goes, “you don’t get what you deserve, you get what you negotiate.”  Compare yourselves to similar players, talk to other players, use them as examples and once again, know that time is on your side right now.
Please use the below login information to look through the ‘Player Login’ resources that are available to you:
  • User: player
  • Password: nllpa2021#
*You will need to request access to some resources.  I will grant you access once you request it.
Regional Attorneys
The NLLPA would like to reiterate our recommendation for all of you to consider retaining a Regional Attorney (‘RA’) to assist you with your next contract negotiation.  It is much easier to have someone advocate on your behalf and it helps avoid awkward conversations with your GM/Coaches.  All of our RA’s have been vetted by the NLLPA, they are lawyers and they are ethically bound by their law societies.  They are an excellent resource that we encourage you to take advantage of.  Additionally, the NLLPA will cover the first $200 USD of a player’s first time using a Regional Attorney.
Please read the Regional Attorney Bio’s on the NLLPA website to learn more.  Please reach out if you would like any recommendations.
According to the terms of our CBA, players must submit expense reimbursements to their club within 60 days following the player’s final game of the season.  You waive your right to reimbursement if you do not submit your expenses within the 60 day period.  Once you submit your expenses, your club then has 60 days to reimburse you.  Otherwise, they will be assessed a 10% surcharge.
Expense information can be found on page 5 of the Player Handbook or in the CBA for more details.
Thank you and good luck to everyone competing in the playoffs,

Reid Reinholdt

Vice President & Executive Director
National Lacrosse League Players Association
P: 604-897-5517