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2024 Boys 8U House 2024 spring/summer details

Please visit below links for up to date schedule: 


To be eligible for an 8U program, birthdate must be  9/1/2015 - 8/31/2017

Registration for this program closed on March 17th. We have a few spots remaining. Email the contacts at the bottom of the page for more information.

2024 Boys Spring/Summer 8U House overview

registration deadline March 17th



All skill levels from beginner to experienced are welcome! 8U House for 8 weeks, starting the first Week of June. Teams will practice 2 weeknights per week, generally on Mondays and Tuesdays.  Program is focused on players learning core lacrosse skills in small group rotations, leading to intra-program team scrimmages starting late June and throughout July.  

Registration Fee

8U HOUSE:  $200

Registration fee includes: 

  • Certified and experienced coaching staff

  • Edina Park & Rec per-player fees and field costs

  • Certified referees for intra-program scrimmages

Please review the refund policy below before registering your player.


Our uniform ordering process has changed this year. Registration fees do not include uniforms. Instead, upon close of registration, an email will be sent to all registered players with link and directions for ordering uniforms directly from Squad Locker. You will pay for uniforms directly to Squad Locker and they will be sent directly to your house. 

Required Uniform Pieces ($96.90):

1 jersey $55.95

1 pair of shorts $39.95


Full protective equipment is required per USA Lacrosse:  lacrosse helmet, non-tethered mouth guard, chest protector NOCSAE certified for the prevention of commotio cordis, elbow pads, gloves, protective cup, cleats, water bottle, and lacrosse stick for position. 

REMINDER: Chest protectors must be NOCSAE certified for the prevention of commotio cordis as of 1/1/22.  Please see details at


Edina Lacrosse Association is a non-profit volunteer run organization. Without family volunteers, we cannot function.  Each summer season one adult family member from each family must volunteer at least one time for at least one of the following:

  • Team Manager (1 per 8U Travel team and 1 for the 8U House program).  This is a team’s communication liaison between the coach and parents, plans tournament needs/communications, ensures game volunteers are assigned and plans in-season and end-of-season fun. Please note your interest in this position during your registration.  Training will be provided.

  • Parents interested in assisting coaches are also welcome!  If interested, please note on your registration. Lacrosse experience is helpful, but not necessary. New volunteer assistant coaches will be paired with experienced program and head coaches.

  • Scoreboard operator during home games and scrimmages (ALL families, on rotation)

  • Game clock operator during home games and scrimmages (ALL families, on rotation)

  • Field set-up for home games (ALL families, on rotation)

  • Field close-down for home games (ALL families, on rotation)

  • “Chill” side-line managers (ALL families, on rotation)



  • 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.  
  • Spring Box Lacrosse Season:  Because of the fast pace and high number of passes and plays players are involved in Box Lacrosse, ELA has incorporated Box Lacrosse into its core player development programs.  The season, starting late February and running through early April, will include weekly games on Saturdays or Sundays (will require some travel in the Twin Cities Metro) and weekly practices.  Registration launches in late November or early December usually.
  • 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.
    • Uniforms required and purchased separately via Squad Locker link that will be sent to registered players upon close of registration.
    • Players interested in more competition and a longer season may also wish to consider the 8U Travel Program: 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

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Questions about our 8U Program?

Kristopher Wilson

VP of Boys Program

Emily Segura

8U Boys Program Coordinator

Phone: 225-931-9187