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Boys Lacrosse Program

BOYS PROGRAM UPDATE - JANUARY 4, 2021

On January 4, 2021, after reviewing the most recent restrictions imposed by Governor Walz and the Minnesota Department of Health; assessing the Minnetonka School District's upcoming plans; and accounting for other winter sports activities in the coming months, the Minnetonka Lacrosse Association Board of Directors has made the following changes to our usual slate of winter and spring offerings: 

  • WINTER CLINICS: We will not be conducting winter clinics in the Tonka Dome in January and February, as we normally would.
  • BOX LACROSSE: We will be delaying the launch of our box lacrosse registration until we have had an opportunity to gather more information about what the box lacrosse season might look like this year.
    • At present, it appears that the box season would likely be truncated--perhaps just four weeks of league play, which would likely not start until March 26. It's unclear at this point how the season would work with Tonka's spring break at the end of March and beginning of April.
    • If we decide to proceed with box lacrosse this spring, we will look at scheduling preseason practices in March -- if that's feasible at that time.
    • We will be sending out a survey in the coming weeks to evaluate whether our lacrosse families will be comfortable with indoor lacrosse this spring or whether they would prefer an outdoor lacrosse opportunity (e.g., the GNLL Spring Field League) before our summer field season.
  • BEGINNER CLINICS and 6U CO-ED OPPORTUNITIES: We will be postponing all plans for beginner clinics and 6U co-ed lacrosse until April at the earliest, when we can schedule those activities for an outdoor venue that will present less risk of community COVID spread per MDH recommendations.
     
  • 14U TRYOUTS FOR SUMMER FIELD LACROSSE: We have tentatively scheduled boys' 14U summer tryouts for March 20 and 21 in the Tonka Dome, but we may reschedule these tryouts for an outdoor venue in April if possible. If we must proceed with 14U tryouts in the Tonka Dome (or another indoor venue), rest assured we will have ample space available to distance our athletes well beyond the minimum guidelines currently imposed by the MDH.

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. 

2019-2020 AGE GUIDELINES

Effective 9/1/19 through 8/31/20

To choose the program your player is eligible to play, find their birth date in the date ranges below.  Note:  Your player may have aged up to a new age level as of 9/1.

Age Level Date of Birth From Date of Birth To Grade Level
14U Program 9/1/2005 8/31/2007 7th or 8th
12U Program 9/1/2007 8/31/2009 5th or 6th
10U Program 9/1/2009 8/31/2011 3rd or 4th
8U Program 9/1/2011 8/31/2013 1st or 2nd

 

*6/1 cut-off date is for current 8th graders only. 

Current 9th graders are not allowed to play on a 14U team per league rules.

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.