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Welcome to Edina Lacrosse Association

COVID-19 IMPACTS TO ELA PROGRAMMING

Edina Lacrosse Association has cancelled or postponed all activities planned through May 4th in accordance with the MN Stay at Home order, and in alignment with the direction the City of Edina and Edina Public Schools has taken. 

  • The Boys Box Lacrosse program has been cancelled.  Families participating in Box Lacrosse were emailed on Wednesday, April 1 regarding refund options.  
  • The Boys 12U/14U Preseason April Clinic series was also cancelled.  Families registered for the series were emailed on Wednesday, April 1 regarding refunds.
  • The Boys 12U/14U April 27th & 29th Evaluations for Team Placement are postponed.  Our current plan is to reschedule them in May (dates TBA).

Due to social distancing recommendations, do not schedule your own lacrosse practices or games with other players.  You can work on your lacrosse skills by yourselves (e.g., wall ball, playing catch with your sibling or parent, staying active with biking, walking your dog, etc.).  Be safe and stay well!

At this time, it is too soon to know if the COVID-19 response will impact on our upcoming summer programming.  Rest assured, we will let our families know as soon as we can.  We  continue to monitor CDC and MDH recommendations as they evolve related to the COVID-19 spread.  ELA will make the right decisions for our players, families, coaches and community members.   As a non-profit organization, our programming fees align with the costs to deliver the programs, and thus we will be able to address refunds once the summer program plans are confirmed.  If you have questions, please contact edinayouthlacrosse@gmail.com.


TEAM MINNESOTA VIRTUAL DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY

During the Stay at Home days ahead, Team Minnesota has a great opportunity for virtual training!  Visit https://www.teammnlax.net/ and do a quick, free registration to get full access to their live training, videos and other training ideas.


MOUTH GUARD PICK-UP POSTPONED

If you went to Minnesota Orthodontics on March 11th for their free Mouth Guard clinic, the pick-up scheduled for Wednesday, March 26th has been postponed.  Minnesota Orthodontics will be closed.  We will distribute Mouth Guards at a later date TBA.  Thank you!


BOYS & GIRLS K-8 SPRING/SUMMER 2020 REGISTRATION UPDATE

BOYS 8U HOUSE AND KINDERGARTEN PROGRAM REGISTRATION STILL OPEN!

THE REGISTRATION DEADLINE FOR OTHER PROGRAMS WAS
SUNDAY, MARCH 1.  CONTACT EDINALACROSSE@GMAIL.COM IF INTERESTED IN OPENINGS OR WAIT LIST OPTIONS.

 


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.


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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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