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Boys Lacrosse Program

BOYS' PROGRAM UPDATE -- Feb. 24, 2021

  • BOYS' SPRING LACROSSE: As of February 20, we have opened registration for a spring field lacrosse offering in lieu of our traditional spring box lacrosse offering. For more on the spring field lacrosse opportunity visit our Spring Field Lacrosse Information Page
  • 8U IN-HOUSE: We expect our 8U in-house division to open registration in mid-late March, with activities beginning in mid-late May.
  • 6U CO-ED: We expect our 6U co-ed lacrosse clinic to open registration in mid-late March, with activities beginning in mid-late May. Watch our 6U information page for updated details.  
  • 14U TRYOUTS FOR SUMMER FIELD LACROSSE: We continue to plan 14U tryouts for summer, but we expect tryouts this year to be more flexible than they have been in prior years. Summer team composition will be based in large part on evaluations from spring lacrosse; selection for the 9/10 team (applicable to 8th graders at 14U); coaches' evaluations; and participation in limited evaluation clinics leading into the summer season.  

Boys Program Overview

Minnetonka Lacrosse operates 3 Lacrosse seasons and a series of winter clinics in the off season.

  • Spring Box Lacrosse - Spring (March - April)
  • Summer field Lacrosse - Summer (April - July)
  • Fall field Lacrosse - Fall (September - October)
  • Winter dome clinics - Winter (January - February)

Summer Lacrosse is a family friendly sport.  No weekend practices or games in June or July.  Only 1 or 2 tournaments involve weekend play.  Families can still enjoy weekends together up north or on the lake without missing games or practices.  A great alternative to sitting at a hot/dusty baseball diamond every weekend of the summer with travel baseball. 

2020-2021 AGE GUIDELINES

Effective Sept. 1, 2020, through Aug. 31, 2021

Age Level DOB from DOB to Typical Grade Level
14U 9/1/2006 8/31/2008 7th or 8th
12U 9/1/2008 8/31/2010 5th or 6th
10U 9/1/2010 8/31/2012 3rd or 4th
8U 9/1/2012 8/31/2014 1st or 2nd
6U 9/1/2014 8/31/2016 Pre-K to K

Spring Box Lacrosse

MLA will once again be participating in the lacrosse league operated by TC Lacrosse and managed by former pro box player Ryan Ward. We had a phenomenal experience with this league last year, and we're looking forward to getting back into it. For more details about the league, visit https://www.twincitieslacrosse.com/page/show/3836257-tc-spring-indoor-league

10U/12U/14U Summer Field Lacrosse

10U/12U/14U
Early February Registration opens
Mid March Registration closes
Mid April Pre-tryout clinics for 12U/14U
Late April – Early May Tryouts  12U/14U
Early May Summer Field lacrosse season practices begin
Early June League games begin
Mid June - One weekend tournament
July 21-22 10U End of Season Jamboree
July 23-29 State Playoffs and State tournament 12U/14U

8U Summer Lacrosse In-House Program

Season: Early May through end of June. 
Practice:  Wednesday evenings from 6-7 at Manor Park. There will be possible scrimmages with other associations and we are actively looking for an end of season jamboree. Play with the Skippers during half time at one high-school varsity game in May. 
Equipment: Full gear is required for 8U; this includes helmet, shoulder pads, arm pads, gloves, mouth guard, protective cup and lacrosse stick. Starter sets are available online or at local stores which include stick, shoulder pads, arm pads and gloves for approximately $100. Rental lacrosse sticks are available if needed. Gear from others sports is acceptable for this age, i.e. hockey helmet, gloves and shoulder pads. Practice jersey will be provided

Fall Field Lacrosse

For the fall season, we participate in GNLL's Youth Fall Field League. Teams will be formed at the 10U, 12U, and 14U levels.

Games: Teams will participate in six (6) regular season games to be played on Sundays between 9am and 5pm in September and ending early October. Games will be played at regional host locations. 

Practices: Teams will practice one night a week at Badger Park

Winter Dome Clinics

The Minnetonka Lacrosse Association (MLA) invites all boys’ lacrosse players to register for our annual series of Winter Clinics coming up on Saturday mornings in January and February. Our Winter Clinics will be broken out into groups for beginner, intermediate, and advanced lacrosse players from 1st to 8th grade.