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8U BOYS HOUSE PROGRAM

USA LACROSSE AGE LEVEL GUIDELINES

NEW 2022-2023 AGE GUIDELINES
Effective 9/1/22 through 8/31/23

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

Kindergarten Program:  Current & Incoming Kindergarteners
 8U House & Travel Program:  9/1/2014 - 8/31/2016
10U Program:  9/1/2012 - 8/31/2014
12U Program:  9/1/2010 - 8/31/2012
14U Program:  6/1/2008 - 8/31/2010
*6/1 cut-off date is for current 8th graders only, although all 8th graders can play. 
Current 9th graders are not allowed to play on a 14U team per league rules, but some of our offseason programming will include 9th graders.

USA LACROSSE MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

An USA Lacrosse Membership is required for our programs.  When registering, our system validates USA Lacrosse Memberships.  Please make sure your player's name, zip code and date of birth match what you used when signing up for your USA Lacrosse Membership.



Youth Lacrosse Minnesota League Rules:

Please visit this link for details.


8U HOUSE PROGRAM ACTIVE REGISTRATIONS

BOYS 8U FALL 2022 PROGRAM

5 Tuesdays    5:30-6:30pm     Wooddale Park

September 13 - October 11, 2022


NOTE! 

Your player may have aged up to the next age level since the past summer season.  
Age Levels change each year as of September 1.

Boys 8U: 9/1/2014 - 8/31/2016

FOR THE FALL PROGRAM, WE WELCOME ANY 1ST & 2ND GRADERS.  IF YOUR PLAYER'S BIRTH DATE FALLS OUTSIDE THIS RANGE, PLEASE CONTACT KELLY RHODES AT EDINAYOUTHLACROSSE@GMAIL.COM.

 

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: August 15, 2022
Register EARLY to be guaranteed a spot.
 

Join in the fun this fall and improve your lacrosse skills!  We’ll do some pre-game drills/practices and then games at all sessions between our 8U teams, conveniently at Wooddale.  Plus, we'll offer a pre-season lacrosse basics session to get everyone warmed up.   Come and enjoy the beautiful Minnesota fall weather with top lacrosse coaches! 
 

DETAILS:

Preseason Lacrosse Basics Warm-up Session:  Sunday, 9/11/22, 3-4 pm at Braemar

Regular Season Dates:  Tuesdays

  • 9/13/22
  • 9/20/22
  • 9/27/22
  • 10/4/22
  • 10/11/22

Time:  5:30 - 6:30pm

Field Location:  Wooddale Park
 

Program:

  • This will be a fun weekly program, focused on some pre-game drills/quick practices and then game play against each other.  We'll also do a preseason lacrosse basics session to get everyone warmed up.   Once registration closes, we will survey families on some other opportunities for games against other associations (completely optional).
  • New players are welcome to join.
     

COACHES:

  • Nick Midboe:  Nick led our fun summer 8U House program.  He is both a very experienced lacrosse coach, plus an Edina parent with a player in the 8U program.
  • Jack Hartwig:  Jack was one of the head coaches for our 8U Box Lacrosse program and our 8U Travel team this past year.  He enjoys working with our 8U players, getting them excited about the sport. 
     

GEAR:    Full lacrosse gear required  
lacrosse helmet, non-tethered mouth guard, NOCSAE approved chest protector, elbow pads, gloves, protective cup, cleats, water bottle, and lacrosse stick. We’ll reuse summer uniforms; if you don’t have one, we’ll get a jersey for you.
 

COST:    $65 plus current USA Lacrosse membership.
In addition to the Edina Lacrosse Association registration fee, a USA Lacrosse Membership is required and must be valid through October 11, 2022.   When you register, your player's name, address and birth date must match your USA Lacrosse Membership; if not, you'll receive an error message.
 

REFUND POLICY:  Please pay attention to the cancellation refund policy posted on registration page before you register 
 

QUESTIONS?  Please contact Kelly Rhodes at edinayouthlacrosse@gmail.com

BOYS 8U HOUSE PROGRAM OVERVIEW

  • Ages: Typically 1st and 2nd graders.  Birthdate requirements are communicated with each registration.  ELA adheres to US Lacrosse age guidelines.
  • As with all of our programs, our goal is for our players to enjoy lacrosse, while working on team work and lacrosse skills at the same time.  Focus is on basic lacrosse skill development, particularly stick skills and fundamentals of game play.  Games are played 5 v 5 with no goalie.  
  • Main Season:  The main season is our summer program.  
    • House League - starts in early June and runs through July - 8-week session; involves 2 evening sessions per week, including practice time and in-house scrimmages.   
    • Registration generally launches in January for the upcoming summer.  Fees vary each year.
    • Edina Uniforms provided and included in registration fees.
    • Players interested in more competition and a longer season may also wish to consider the 8U Travel Program.
  • Fall Season:  Generally, several new players enter the 8U program in the fall since the fall is when the new birth date guidelines go into effect.  The fall program can vary.  It may be a weekly clinic format, or it may be a fall travel league.  Registration generally launches in June/July for the upcoming fall.
  • Winter Season: The winter program is a weekly clinic to keep players engaged in lacrosse - generally Sunday afternoons in January and February.  Registration generally launches in early November.
  • Full Lacrosse Equipment Required: lacrosse helmets, mouth guards, chest pads with shoulder guards, elbow pads, gloves, cup, cleats, stick, water bottle.
  • Experienced coaches.  Will ask for parent volunteers as assistant coaches and team managers.
  • Requires US Lacrosse membership current and valid through end of the season
  • QUESTIONS CAN BE DIRECTED TO:  https://www.edinalacrosse.com/page/show/599259-edina-lacrosse-association-contacts

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