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Boys' Lacrosse Program Overview

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 February and March (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; 
        • 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. 

In addition, we offer an 8U boys' lacrosse in-house program in May and June and a 6U Co-Ed lacrosse clinic. Find more information about both on this page. 

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. 

8U In-House Boys' Lacrosse

Our 8U in-house boys' lacrosse offering typically runs from early May through the end of June. Our 8Us practice one or two nights a week, typically at Manor Park and Badger Park, both in Shorewood. When appropriate, and with assistance from parents, we will schedule scrimmages with 8U teams from other local  lacrosse associations (e.g., Wayzata, Chaska/Chan). In addition, our 8Us have the opportunity to scrimmage on Einer Anderson Stadium at MHS during half-time at a Skippers boys' varsity lacrosse half time. 

Why do we run our 8U program in-house? Because it means you don't have to go out and buy a lacrosse helmet and compliant lacrosse shoulder pads just to try lacrosse! Your child can wear an old hockey helmet and shoulder pads. We'll even include a lacrosse stick in your registration if you want! 

For more information on our 8U in-house program, check out our 8U In-House webpage.

2022 AGE GUIDELINES

Effective Sept. 1, 2021 through Aug. 31, 2022

Age Level DOB from DOB to Typical Grade Level
14U 6/1/2007 8/31/2009 7th or 8th
12U 9/1/2009 8/31/2011 5th or 6th
10U 9/1/2011 8/31/2013 3rd or 4th
8U 9/1/2013 8/31/2015 1st or 2nd
6U 9/1/2015 8/31/2017 Pre-K to K