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Weather and Heat Index for 7/21 and 7/22
07/21/2014
We're into that time of year when the Heat Index becomes a weather...
Homegrown Lacrosse Summer league-Mtka Teams
04/27/2014
Pre-Registration is open for the Minnetonka's teams for the Homegrown...
Minnetonka Boys Summer Lacrosse Information
03/11/2014
Hello Minnetonka Lacrosse Families and Players,   The 2014...
Girls Youth Spring League
01/05/2014
Girls Youth Spring League Registration now open for grades 3rd-8th Grade Click...
Upcoming Programs and Opportunities
12/04/2013
To Minnetonka Youth Lacrosse Parents,   As Lacrosse continues...
Help Support Your Lacrosse Association-Sponsor Mtkalax Today!
02/09/2009
 Lacrosse in Minnesota has grown to a top five state in participation...
 
Weather and Heat Index for 7/21 and 7/22
by posted 07/21/2014
 

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.
 

Heat Index Recommendations
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.
105°+ The YLM will suspend all games and practices

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Homegrown Lacrosse Summer league-Mtka Teams
by posted 04/27/2014
 

Pre-Registration is open for the Minnetonka's teams for the Homegrown Lacrosse Summer league at https://leagueathletics.com/Registration/Default.asp?org=mtkalax.org. Homegrown is offering both a U15 league and High School league for current 9-11th grade players. Both leagues begin in June and will play two games a week in double header format. More information can be found at http://www.homegrownlacrosse.org/page/show/276420-leagues

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. "


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Minnetonka Boys Summer Lacrosse Information
by posted 03/11/2014
 

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.

  • Saturday, May 10, 2014​

04:00pm - 05:00pm:  U11 - CANCELED
04:00pm - 06:00pm:  U13
06:00pm - 08:00pm:  U15

 

  • Sunday, May 11, 2014

09:00am - 10:00am:  U11 - CANCELED
09:00am - 11:00am:  U13
11:00am - 01:00pm:  U15

 

  • Monday May 12, 2014

06:00pm - 07:00pm:  U13 - CANCELED
07:00pm - 08:00pm:  U15 - CANCELED
 
AGE AND TEAMS

  • U15 Born between 9/1/1998 and 8/31/2000
  • U13 Born between 9/1/2000 and 8/31/2002
  • U11 Born between 9/1/2002 and 8/31/2004
  • U09 Born between 9/1/2004 and 8/31/2006

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Girls Youth Spring League
by posted 01/05/2014
 
Girls Youth Spring League

Registration now open
for grades 3rd-8th Grade



Click the link below for detailed info and registration


Detailed info and registration

 

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Upcoming Programs and Opportunities
by posted 12/04/2013
 
To Minnetonka Youth Lacrosse Parents,
 
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.

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MINNETONKA LACROSSE ASSOC WINTER/SPRING BOYS YOUTH PROGRAMS AND RECOMMENDATIONS:
 
1. Tonka Dome - Skill Development Clinics – Register at: http://www.mtkalax.org
 
a. Jan/Feb – 8weeks - Tuesday Nights – 3 Unique Offerings
i. Beginners and Basic Skills – Grades 1-3
ii. Individual Skill Development – Grades 3-6
iii. Individual Skill Development – Grades 7-8 – Led by Mtka HS Varsity Coach Olivier
 
2. Tonka Dome – U13 (6 & 7th grade)– 7 on 7 League – High Paced Game - Register at: http://www.mtkalax.org
 
a. Jan/Feb – 8wks – Saturday Mornings – 1 or 2 games per morning
i. 7 on 7 is cross field – extremely fun and fast pace environment
ii. Experienced, skilled players at the U11 level may request an exception waiver to play
 
 
3. TBD – U15 team in the Homegrown Lax League
 
a. Details and registration to come.

 
RECOMMENDED TRAINING PARTNERS:
 
4. Boot Camps – Homegrown Lacrosse - http://www.homegrownlacrosse.org
 
a. 8 sessions at Champions Hall – Jan –Feb
i. Position specific and skill focus
 
5. Acceleration – Northwest - http://www.accelerationnorthwest.com/lacrosse.php
 
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
 
3. Please refer to Minnetonka Youth Lacrosse Website for information and registrations http://www.mtkalax.org   

4. Girls Spring Programs
 
a. Girls Outdoor Spring Leagues 
 
b. Programs:  3/4 Grades, 5/6 Grades, 7/8 Grades (Gold and Silver teams)
 
c. Season:  April-Early June
 
d. Registration will open January 1st.  Please refer to Minnetonka Youth Lacrosse Website for information and registrations http://www.mtkalax.org   
 

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Help Support Your Lacrosse Association-Sponsor Mtkalax Today!
by posted 02/09/2009
 
 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!  
 
Best regards,
 
Marc Anderson,
President, Minnetonka Lacrosse Association

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