After the cancellation of YLM's tentative 7v7 summer league on June 15, The Minnetonka Lacrosse Association has created the following plan for a four-week, eight (8) session Lacrosse clinic beginning July 6th.
Player Registration Opens: NOW
The MLA has worked hard in conjunction with the varsity coaches to develop this plan that allows our kids to take the lacrosse field this summer in a way that's safe for our kids, our families, and our community. We are confident that our plan complies with applicable state and city orders and guidance. Feel free to reach-out with any questions or suggestions.
6U: DOB 9/1/2013 through 8/31/2015
8U: DOB 9/1/2011 through 8/31/2013
10U: DOB 9/1/2009 through 8/31/2011
12U: DOB 9/1/2007 through 8/31/2009
14U: DOB 6/1/2005 through 8/31/2007 and not started 9th grade
Player segmentation subject to US Lacrosse player segmentation guidelines as administered by Youth Lacrosse Minnesota.
8U participation in YLM league play TBD. If league play not available to 8U players, MLA will run in-house 8U activities as appropriate.
Requests for age waivers to "play up" or "play down" should be submitted to the MLA Boys' Youth Director. These requests will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis, with the final determination to be made in the sole discretion of the MLA Boys' Youth Director.
Registration fee $95.00
Full lacrosse gear is required, per league rules and US Lacrosse insurance requirements
Full lacrosse gear means: lacrosse helmet, legal lacrosse stick, lacrosse gloves, shoulder pads, arm pads, mouth guard, protective cup, and non-metal cleats appropriate for youth play on grass or turf. Rib pads are optional but recommended. Requirements for goalie gear are different; consult USL's equipment webpage.
HELMET POLICY: MLA does not require a specific color for a boys' helmets or gloves, but we encourage players to purchase and wear Tonka Blue (often "royal blue") whenever possible, with white as a first alternative option and black as a second alternative option. All equipment, including helmets, must be free of decals or markings bearing other lacrosse clubs' or associations' logos or names. This policy went into effect for the 2014 summer lacrosse season and covers equipment worn at tryouts and player evaluations.
UNIFORMS: Team-issued uniforms (jersey and shorts) are included with your registration fee and must be worn at all games, scrimmages and tournaments.
8U Note: For 8U in-house activities, players may use hockey equipment (e.g., hockey helmet).
All participants must have a US Lacrosse Youth Membership ($30) in order to register with MLA and participate in MLA activities.
During registration, you will be asked for the player's USL membership number and membership expiration date. The player's USL membership must not expire until after the season has ended. We recommend that you confirm the player's membership status prior to beginning the registration process.
Up until a program registration closes, the Minnetonka Lacrosse Association (MLA) will give consideration to written requests for withdrawals and refunds. In all cases MLA will retain a 15% processing fee for costs incurred from our registration service and administrative costs.
After a program registration has closed, no refunds or cancellations will be given except in the case of injury or similar extenuating circumstance that prevents practice and game participation. In such cases, the Minnetonka Lacrosse Association Board of Directors must approve the refund, and may require documentation to substantiate the refund request.
No refunds will be given in the case where program sessions must be canceled due to weather, facilities cancellations, or other situations beyond MLA’s control.
Please direct questions to:
Colin Winkler, Boys' Youth Director, via email to firstname.lastname@example.org