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Boys' 8U In-House Lacrosse

Boys' 8U In-House Lacrosse

The Minnetonka Lacrosse Association (MLA) in-house program for 8U players bridges the gap between the 6U introduction to lacrosse skills and field lacrosse league play, which begins at the 10U age segment.  Players participate in clinic-style drills, small-sided in-house competition, and, where appropriate, scrimmages, jamborees, and potentially even tournaments with other associations' 8U teams.

2023 8U In-House Season Details

Registration Opens: December 2022
Registration Closes: Rolling registration

Cost: $150

Practices have been scheduled for :

  • Wednesdays, 6-7pm, Manor Park in Shorewood
    • Sessions begin mid-May 
    • Sessions end of June

Registration includes an MLA jersey and all turf and field fees, as well as all coaching costs and, if applicable, tournament fees. 

Equipment Required:

  • lacrosse gloves
  • lacrosse or hockey helmet (with face cage)
  • lacrosse or hockey shoulder pads
  • lacrosse or hockey elbow pads
  • athletic cup
  • mouthguard (not clear or white)
  • lacrosse stick
    • Stick available with registration. 

US Lacrosse Membership

All participants must have a current USA Lacrosse (USAL) Youth Membership ($30).  

We recommend that look up your child's USAL membership information prior to beginning the registration process.  See links below for USAL membership information and membership lookup tool.

Call for Coaches and Managers

Call for Coaches: We're always looking for new coaches! If you or someone you know would enjoy coaching or helping a coach during practices, please contact us at EMAILS@MTKALAX.ORG.  Note that if you'd like to be a coach, MLA will pay for your USA Lacrosse Level 1 certification and USA Lacrosse coach membership. 

Call for Volunteers: In addition to coaches, we always need volunteers in a number of capacities to keep Minnetonka youth lacrosse going. If you're interested, check out our Volunteer Opportunities webpage.

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! 


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