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Summer Boys' Lacrosse

BOYS' 2024 TRYOUTS

  • Saturday Mar. 16: Spring field evaluation scrimmages (CHASKA DOME)
    Note: Boys’ spring field evaluations will be ongoing through the winter dome preseason, but on March 16 we will hold age-level scrimmages to further help with team placement. Spring field evaluation scrimmage times as follows: 
  • 12U: 2:00-3:30pm
  • 14U: 3:30-5:30pm

 

  • Saturday and Sunday Mar. 23-24: Boys' Summer Field Tryouts (CHASKA DOME)
  • Saturday, March 23
    • 12U: 1:00-3:00pm
    • 14U: 3:00-5:00pm
  • Sunday, March 24
    • 12U: 4:00-6:00pm
    • 14U: 6:00-8:00pm

 

  • 12U/14U Note: March 23-24 will be boys’ summer field tryouts for 12U-14U. Please save the date; it's critical for players to attend summer tryouts if they wish to play on an A-team. 
  • We do not hold tryouts for 8U or 10U.

Winter Dome Clinic Schedule

Everyone that registers for spring and/or summer seasons will have access to our included Winter dome clinics run by the MHS coaching staff! We will have an elementary session and middle school session each day. 

Times for the clinics are the same for each week

Elementary: 5:30-7:00pm

Middle School: 7:00-8:30pm

These will be held at the Tonka Dome on the following dates a:

  • January 13
  • January 20
  • January 27
  • February 3
  • February 10

It is highly encouraged to take advantage of these included winter training sessions in preparation for our spring and summer seasons. Winter clinics can play a role in spring team placement for 12U and 14U teams. 

A word about volunteers...

  • We need volunteers to make our programs run. PERIOD. 
    Every registration has an option to select a volunteer role. If you're interested in volunteering in any capacity but don't know how, please send us an email: EMAILS@MTKALAX.ORG.
  • It's particularly beneficial for the program if we can get multiple parent-coaches, bench/sideline manager, and team managers for a given season. But we additionally need multiple assistant webmasters to help with SportsEngine admin tasks, equipment coordinators to help with getting goals to fields and getting nets strung up and gear delivered to coaches, apparel and uniform coordinators, and many others to make MLA successful for our kids! 
  • You do not need to know lacrosse inside and out to coach for us. We typically have one or two "expert" coaches with each team, but it's always helpful to have additional bodies to run practices, fill in when needed, and monitor sideline activity and playing minutes. Particularly at the 6U, 8U, and 10U levels, we'll teach you everything you need to know to help out  as a coach or volunteer! 

About Tonka Boys' Youth Summer Lacrosse

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 8U through 14U (that's typically those youth players who will be entering first 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.

2024 Summer Lacrosse Costs

Our Spring, Box, and Summer lacrosse registrations are in the same registration link this year! Payment installments are available for Spring & Summer registration fees.

The costs for basic boys' Summer lacrosse registration, which includes preseason practices in the Tonka Dome in February and March, YLM field-league play from June-July, 2 tournaments for 10U-14U, and end of year tournament for 10U-14U:

  • 8U- $150
  • 10U - $385
  • 12U - $500
  • 14U - $550

Add the box-lacrosse league play option to your registration and get 6 box league-play games added to your registration for just $150--that's a steal at just $20 a game for arena turf time with refs! 

Note: Participants must have a current USA Lacrosse membership. USAL youth memberships cost $30 annually. 

Summer Lacrosse Key Dates

We are adding preseason practices in January, February and March for BOTH Spring and Summer registrations! Dates and times below

 

  • Summer evaluations for 12U & 14 U will be Saturday & Sunday, March 23-24. Times TBD

 

Team practices for the 2024 summer season for the 10U, 12U, and 14U players will begin TBD. 

  • NOTE: We will hold "team-balancing" scrimmages on the evenings of 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: 

  • TBD: 6U/8U/10U End of Season Jamboree Weekend
  • TBD: Release of  YLM Tournament schedules
  • TBD: YLM Championship  Weekend

Preseason Hopkins Pavilion Dates

  • March 1
  • March 8
  • March 15
  • March 22

Hopkin's Pavilion Address:

11000 Excelsior Boulevard
Hopkins, MN 55343

For all of the Hopkins Pavilion dates, we will run: 

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)

Great Time to Try Lacrosse!

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.