Boys' Summer Field Tryouts
DATES: March 25-26
LOCATION: Easter Carver County Athletic Center
10U: Training scrimmage from 3-4pm on 3/25; no scrimmage on 3/26
12U: Tryouts from 4-6pm both days (arrive by 3:40 for check-in)
14U: Tryouts from 6-8pm both days (arrive by 5:40 for check-in)
Minnetonka Boys' Youth Summer lacrosse offers fast-paced action with a family-friendly schedule. With no weekend practices or games in June or July and only one or two weekend tournaments, summer lacrosse offers families the opportunity to enjoy all the thrill, skill, and athleticism that lacrosse has to offer without having to miss those memorable weekends up north or on the lake.
Summer Boys' Lacrosse is open to athletes from 10U through 14U (that's typically those youth players who will be entering third grade all the way up through those entering ninth grade the following fall, depending on their date of birth).
Note: "Boys' lacrosse" refers to the rules of the game; the Minnetonka Boys' Youth Lacrosse program welcomes athletes of all sexes and genders.
We are adding preseason practices in February and March for BOTH Spring and Summer registrations! Dates and times below
Team practices for the 2023 summer season for the 10U, 12U, and 14U players will begin TBD.
Youth Lacrosse Minnesota (YLM) summer league regular-season games will run from early June through late July, with games to be played on weeknights throughout the metro area.
End-of-season YLM league jamborees and tournaments will be played over the last few weeks and weekends of July, subject to league scheduling. Specifically, per YLM's website:
Hopkin's Pavilion Address:
11000 Excelsior Boulevard
Hopkins, MN 55343
8U/10U from 5:30-6:30pm (one-hour practice);
12U from 6:30-8pm (90 min. practice, incl 30 min. scrimmage);
14U from 8-10pm (2 hr. practice incl. 30-minute scrimmage)
We often get the question: "Is my child too old [or sometimes too young] to start lacrosse?"
No! With guidance from the "Lacrosse Athlete Development Model" developed by U.S. Lacrosse, we gear all of our progams to be age appropriate. In addition, we design our rosters and our league team registrations levels to be developmentally tied to the athletes at a given age, in a given cohort, and on a given team. In short, we do everything we can to make our lacrosse experience developmentally productive, with more emphasis placed on developing young athletes, lacrosse players, and citizens than on winning.
If you're new to lacrosse or know someone who's never tried it, help us make sure they know that MLA will develop all players regardless of ability and experience. We will place those players on the right team for their individual development and we will do everything in our power to help them learn the game that we love.