Boys' summer registration closes at midnight on Sunday, April 3.
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.
Summer evaluations April 5-6 (14U) and April 9-10 (12U). Details below.
Team practices for the 2022 summer season for the 10U, 12U, and 14U players will begin on Monday, May 16.
Our first summer tournament will be the weekend of June 4-5, in Farmington, MN.
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:
Installment payments available at time of registration.
Note: Additional uniform cost may apply. See "UNIFORMS" below.
If you purchased a uniform for the 2022 Boys' Spring Lacrosse season, then you will use that same uniform for summer lacrosse. If you do not (or will not) have a uniform from the 2022 spring lacrosse season, then you will need to add $90 to your summer registration for a 2022 uniform.
For YLM summer league play, we break players into A- and B-teams.
To help us make rostering decisions, player evaluations will be held as follows:
It's critical that 12U and 14U players attend both evaluation sessions for their age group. Please plan accordingly. These evaluations will be conducted by an independent third party. Players who miss evaluations will be rostered on a B-team.
Note that we do not conduct evaluations for 10Us. They will be rostered based on their elementary school. We will ask 10Us to attend the "team balancing" scrimmages that we plan to conduct on May 4-6 so that we can try to ensure that we have roughly equal 10U teams.
ALL TRYOUTS WILL BE HELD AT BADGER PARK IN SHOREWOOD. Any location change due to inclement weather will be noticed to all registrants via email as soon as practicable.
For field lacrosse league play, full lacrosse equipment will be required. This includes a regulation lacrosse stick, lacrosse gloves, a NOCSAE-certified lacrosse helmet, elbow or arm pads, lacrosse shoulder pads that meet the NOCSAE ND-200 standard (implemented in 2022), and appropriate footwear--either non-metal cleats or sturdy sneakers, depending on the surface and conditions. In addition, boys must wear an athletic cup. Players may optionally wear rib pads.
All players must wear a mouth guard, which cannot be clear or white. (And tell your kid that, no, his Invisalign isn't a compliant mouth guard and no note from the dentist can get him out of this requirement. Refs will check!)
For more information about equipment, check out USAL's Equipment Guide.
Effective Sept. 1, 2021 through Aug. 31, 2022
|Age Level||DOB from||DOB to||Typical Grade Level|
|14U||6/1/2007||8/31/2009||7th or 8th|
|12U||9/1/2009||8/31/2011||5th or 6th|
|10U||9/1/2011||8/31/2013||3rd or 4th|
|8U||9/1/2013||8/31/2015||1st or 2nd|
|6U||9/1/2015||8/31/2017||Pre-K to K|
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.