We're into that time of year when the Heat Index becomes a weather indicator we need to be aware of to ensure the safety of our players. Heat Index is a combination of temperature and humidity. The guidelines below for determining how Heat Index impacts our games can be found on the YLM website. Go to the NOAA website (www.weather.gov) and enter the city or zip code in the local forecast search on the left side to get a current heat index for wherever you are.
As coaches, please err on the side of caution. Talk with your refs and coaches from the other teams about taking water breaks half way through each quarter. Typically the refs will ask the scorekeepers to blow the horn halfway through. Bring a cooler filled with water and towels.
Teams with practices should take extra and longer water breaks.
Up to 89°
Normal Play, but coaches should watch for signs of heat reactions and substitute accordingly. Players should be encouraged to remove helmets and drink extra water.
90° - 99°
Mandatory one-minute water breaks per quarter. Each quarter should be shortened by one minute. Game clock and any penalty clocks should be stopped during water breaks. Officials should remind teams there should be no coaching during water breaks. Players should take off their helmets and pour water on their heads in addition to drinking it.
100° - 105°
Mandatory two-minute water breaks per quarter. Each quarter should be shortened by two minutes. Game clock and any penalty clocks should be stopped during water breaks. Officials should remind teams there should be no coaching during water breaks. Players should remove their helmets and pour water on their heads in addition to drinking extra. Players should be encouraged to drink extra water throughout the day before the game and when they return home after the game.
The U15 league is geared toward Prep players born on or after 9/1/1998. Players who do not meet the age guidelines but are going into 10th grade for the 2014/15 school year may request an exception to play.
The pre-registration is required to insure Minnetonka will support two teams. Upon confirmation, final registration will be communicated with final cost, schedule and roster. "
Hello Minnetonka Lacrosse Families and Players, The 2014 summer lacrosse season is fast approaching and the Minnetonka Lacrosse Association is gearing up for an exciting year! Please make note of the following dates. Additional information will be released this week. Please forward this message to family and friends. REGISTRATION
Registration will open March 17, 2014 at 9:00AM
NEW FOR 2014
U11 will have an A and B team. Any player that wants to play on the A team must attend a tryout session.
TRYOUTS DATES Tryouts are only required to make the A team.
As Lacrosse continues to gain momentum and particpation there are numerous programs and opportunities presented for your children. We have compiled information that we recommend as strong programs being offered at the Minnetonka Dome and nearby locations. We are trying to simplify the various programs for Jan - May and have some trusted partners that offer complimentary programs that are well run and we feel would be a positive experience for our Assocation members. If you have any questions please contact a Minnetonka Lacrosse Board Member: http://www.mtkalax.org/Contacts.asp?n=29016&org=mtkalax.org
Please view the listing below of recommended programs for Winter/Spring of 2014.
Any suggestions, feedback or desire to volunteer in some capacity is always appreciated.
Minnetonka Youth Lacrosse Board.
MINNETONKA LACROSSE ASSOC WINTER/SPRING BOYS YOUTH PROGRAMS AND RECOMMENDATIONS:
a.Minnetonka 7/8 A Coach Josh Yue runs Lacrosse specific training involving running, plyometrics, and strength training geared specifically to lacrosse athletes
SPRING PROGRAMS – SOON TO BE FINALIZED
1.MN Swarm Box Lacrosse League
a.Minnetonka Lax Board did not agree nor recommend participation in the initial “Real Box” league that had increased fees, rule changes and additional equipment requirements. Tonka and many other Associations voiced concerns and MN Swarm now introduced Box Lacrosse Development league that mirrors what Minnetonka participated in last year – BUT with closer locations requested. We endorse and support the Development League.
b.League runs from March through May
c.Minnetonka will form teams and open registration by early December.
d.If anyone registered directly with the “Real Box” league and wishes to change please contact Lorin Peterson at-
2.7/8 Outdoor Spring League
a.Tonka Board is reviewing this opportunity to compliment the Box Lacrosse Development League and will announce team formation by mid-December
Help Support Your Lacrosse Association-Sponsor Mtkalax Today!
Lacrosse in Minnesota has grown to a top five state in participation in the U.S.! Our association continues to grow in numbers each year. Our philosophy of Safety, Fun, Instruction and competitiveness are the key ingredients that attract participants each year.
We are fortunate to have access to fields including the Tonka Dome during the more challenging weather season. Equipment requirements, new uniforms and additional referees and league fees for the increased number of teams result in increasing costs. To offset these costs and to continue to rent the limited fields available for boy and girls spring/summer leagues the association is accepting various levels of sponsorship.
If you or your business is interested in supporting our expansion please go to the sponsorship link on the main menu at Mtkalax.org to learn more. Thanks for your support and enjoy the upcoming season as our teams take the field!
President, Minnetonka Lacrosse Association