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