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Boys' Lacrosse Program Overview

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.

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! 

Boys' Lacrosse -- Program Overview

Minnetonka Lacrosse operates three lacrosse seasons: 

  • SPRING BOYS' LACROSSE
    • Early February through mid-May
      • Basic registration includes pre-season practices in January and February (in the Tonka Dome)
      • Spring field lacrosse league play runs from mid-April through mid-May. 
      • Optional enhanced registration includes the above plus box lacrosse league play in March and April.    
         
  • SUMMER BOYS' LACROSSE
    • Mid-May through late July
      • Registration includes:
        • May preseason practices; 
        • Preseason Tonka Dome practices (January and February)
        • League play in June and July; and
        • One or two tournaments or jamborees depending on age level.  
           
  • FALL BOYS' LACROSSE
    • Early September through late October
      • In-house clinics at Badger Park in Shorewood for players looking to develop their skills in a competitive clinic-style setting built around professionally crafted practice plans and small-sided or full-field competitive play.   
      • Fall field lacrosse offers exceptional developmental value for your dollar. 

6U Co-Ed Lacrosse

Our 6U co-ed lacrosse clinics offer even the littlest Skippers the chance to start learning the game early. These clinics do not require pads, and we provide a stick with your registration. With gamified drills and fun general athletic activities, your child will start to learn the basics of this amazing sport. 

For more information on our 6U Co-Ed Clinics, check out our 6U Co-Ed Lacrosse webpage. 

2024 AGE GUIDELINES

Effective Sept. 1, 2023 through Aug. 31, 2024

Age Level DOB from DOB to Typical Grade Level
14U 9/1/2009 8/31/2011 7th or 8th
12U 9/1/2011 8/31/2013 5th or 6th
10U 9/1/2013 8/31/2015 3rd or 4th
8U 9/1/2015 8/31/2017 1st or 2nd
6U 9/1/2017 8/31/2019 Pre-K to K