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Summer Boys' Lacrosse

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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)

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 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 Lacrosse Key Dates

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


  • Summer evaluations for 12U & 14 U will be Saturday & Sunday, March 25-26. Times TBD


Team practices for the 2023 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: 

  • July 22-23, 2023: 6U/8U/10U End of Season Jamboree Weekend
  • July 26, 2023: Release of  YLM Tournament schedules
  • July 29-30: YLM Championship  Weekend

Preseason Hopkins Pavilion Dates

  • Friday, February 24th
  • Friday, March 3rd
  • Friday, March 10th
  • Friday, March 17th
  • Friday, March 24th

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?" 
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.