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COVID-19 IMPACTS TO ELA PROGRAMMING

RETURN TO PLAY PHASE 3 - GROUP SIZE CHANGE + SCRIMMAGES/GAMES - EFFECTIVE JUNE 24, 2020

Applies to Boys & Girls 10U/12/14U and Boys 8U Travel programs.   As of June 24, 2020, the MDH updated Youth Sports Guidance.  As a result, we will be able to have group sizes up to 25 with social distancing and scrimmages/games.   Review the restrictions and policies contained in the Updated Social Distancing Policy document linked below (changes in red).   


GIRLS & BOYS KINDERGARTEN/8U HOUSE REFUND & PLAY AT HOME OPTIONS

For those who opted-in to the Play & Home Program, you will receive weekly emails starting June 13th.  Referenced videos, etc. and contact information can be found at https://www.edinalacrosse.com/playathome.


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NEW BOYS CHEST PAD RULES IN 2020 AND 2021

To protect against Commotio Cordis*, US Lacrosse has implemented new rules that boys chest and shoulder pads must meet NOCSAE certification.  These pads have been approved by NOCSAE.  Boys goalies must use the certified chest pads as of 1/1/2021.  Other boys players must use the certified shoulder pads as of 1/1/2022.

*Commotio Cordis (Latin, "agitation of the heart") is an often lethal disruption of heart rhythm that occurs as a result of a blow to the area directly over the heart (the precordial region) at a critical time during the cycle of a heart beat, producing what is termed an R-on-T phenomenon that leads to the condition.


EDINA LACROSSE DISCOUNT AT NORTHSTAR LACROSSE


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  1. Open the Amazon Shopping app on your device
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WANT TO BE A LACROSSE OFFICIAL?

Game officials are staffed by UMLOA (Upper Midwest Lacrosse Officials Association).  UMLOA is looking to add officials!    They have a great training program, plus flexible scheduling.

Questions?  Contact Jon Day, 612-963-2293
Men's Game, Minnesota State Coordinator
US Lacrosse, Officials Development Program


2019-2020 AGE LEVELS BY BIRTH DATE

Age Level Birth Dates changed as of September 1, 2019.  It's possible your player may have aged-up.  See below for details.

NEW 2019-2020 AGE GUIDELINES
Effective 9/1/19 through 8/31/20

To choose the program your player is eligible to play, find his birth date in the date ranges below.

Kindergarten Program:  Current & Incoming Kindergarteners
 8U House & Travel Program:  9/1/2011 - 8/31/2013
10U Program:  9/1/2009 - 8/31/2011
12U Program:  9/1/2007 - 8/31/2009
14U Program:  6/1/2005 - 8/31/2007

*6/1 cut-off date is for current 8th grade boys only. 
Current 9th grade boys are not allowed to play on a 14U team per league rules.


CAMPS AND CLINICS

Looking for other opportunities to work on your lacrosse skills?  Make sure to check out the Camps/Clinics page. 


CLUB LACROSSE TEAMS - YEAR ROUND OPPORTUNITIES

Looking for even more opportunities to work on your lacrosse skills?  The Twin Cities Metro has several Club Lacrosse Year-Round Teams,  Make sure to check out our Club/Travel Teams page. 


2020 SPONSORS


WANT TO BECOME A SPONSOR?

Edina Lacrosse Association (ELA) has some great opportunities!  Please direct any inquiries to our Sponsorship Coordinator.


EDINA LAXERS IN ACTION!

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