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8U BOYS HOUSE PROGRAM

BOYS US LACROSSE AGE LEVEL GUIDELINES

NEW 2020-2021 AGE GUIDELINES
Effective 9/1/20 through 8/31/21

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:  9/1/2012 - 8/31/2014
10U Program:  9/1/2010 - 8/31/2012
12U Program:  9/1/2008 - 8/31/2010
14U Program:  6/1/2006 - 8/31/2008
*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.

US LACROSSE MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

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



Youth Lacrosse Minnesota League Rules:

Please visit this link for details.


8U HOUSE PROGRAM ACTIVE REGISTRATIONS

2021 BOYS 8U BOYS LACROSSE PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Age Guidelines as of 9/1/2020:

8U: 9/1/2012 to 8/31/2014 

REGISTRATION DEADLINES:  
8U TRAVEL PROGRAM:  SUNDAY, APRIL 4, 2021
8U HOUSE PROGRAM:  SUNDAY, MAY 2, 2021


UNIFORMS:
8U TRAVEL PROGRAM:
Registration fees do NOT include uniforms since we are reusing uniforms from 2020. New players will need to order uniforms separately by end of day, Monday, March 15th.  Returning players can order new uniform sets or individual pieces if needed.

***Returning Players:  Before registering, please locate and try on your 2020 uniform!
In case you don’t remember what last year’s uniforms looked like, here was the Boys Design.

During the registration process you will indicate either:
a) I will re-use my 2020 uniform and the jersey number.
b) I need/want a new uniform or a new shooter shirt/shorts/jersey. 

New uniform sets are $70 including a shooter shirt, jersey and kilt.  Individual pieces are priced separately.  Please go to edinalacrosse.com/uniforms2021 for all details.

8U HOUSE PROGRAM:
As part of registration fees, all players will receive an Edina Lacrosse Uniform Set (jersey, shorts and shirt).  No additional uniform order is required.  Uniforms will be handed out on or just before the first session.

 

GENERAL SEASON SCHEDULE

 8U TRAVEL PROGRAM:

Practices start the first week of May.  Teams generally practice 2 weeknights per week.  Some coaches may schedule extra weeknight practices depending on game schedules and coaches’/players’ availability. 

League play will start in early June and end in late July.  Game schedules will be known at the end of May.  Games are played on weeknight evenings - 6 games total - 3 will be at home (Wooddale) and 3 away.

8U HOUSE PROGRAM:

Runs for 8 weeks, starting the week of June 7, 2021. Teams will play 2 weeknights per week at Wooddale Park, generally on Mondays and Tuesdays. Sessions are 1 hour long.


IMPORTANT POLICIES!

  • COVID-19 Related Policies:   As part of the registration process, families will read and acknowledge the current COVID-19 related policies in effect.  Please note that we expect changes to these policies as we get closer to the outdoor sports season, and we will share updates as they are finalized in accordance with Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) Youth Sports Guidance.  Our COVID-19 information can always be found on our website at edinalacrosse.com/covid19.
  • Player Commitment Statement:   Lacrosse is a team sport.  Player and team development happen successfully when players show up and participate - plus, it's a lot more fun!  We require all of our travel team players to accept and adhere to our Player Commitment Statement (committing to attending practices and games and providing coaches advance notice when not able to attend) via signature during registration.
  • Bullying Policy:   All registrants must accept and adhere to our Bullying Policy via signature during registration.  Player and team development and fun are dependent upon our players treating each other and their coaches with respect.

TOURNAMENTS

8U TRAVEL ONLY:

Our goal is to participate in at least one weekend tournament this summer in the Twin Cities Metro Area.  We are still determining tournament availability.  Registration for tournament participation will be provided later on a first-come, first-served opportunity.

REGISTRATION FEE AND OTHER IMPORTANT INFO:

REGISTRATION FEES:

8U Travel:  $265

8U House:  $200

8U TRAVEL PROGRAM FEES INCLUDE:

  • 13-week program, starting with May practices and running through July

  • (2) 1-hour weeknight practices per week (weather permitting) and 6 weeknight league games total

  • Coaches

  • Edina Park & Rec Per Player Fees and Field Costs

  • League Fees

8U HOUSE PROGRAM FEES INCLUDE:

  • 8-week program, starting June 7th and running through July

  • (2) 1-hour weeknight practices per week (weather permitting)

  • Coaches

  • Edina Park & Rec Per Player Fees and Field Costs

  • Full uniforms - jersey, shorts, shirt to be provided on or right before the first session (no ordering required)


Please review the refund policy below before registering your player.

In addition to the Edina Lacrosse Association registration fee, a US Lacrosse Membership is required and must be valid through AUGUST 1, 2021.   When you register, your player's name, address and birth date must match your US Lacrosse Membership; if not, you'll receive an error message.

GEAR
Full protective equipment is required for the 14U/12U/10U/8U Travel & House programs per US Lacrosse: lacrosse helmet, non-tethered mouth guard, chest protector, elbow pads, gloves, protective cup, cleats, water bottle, and lacrosse stick for position. 

NOTE: Non-tethered mouth guards facilitate use with a face covering. Purchasing a spare mouth guard is recommended as youth players tend to lose these and they cannot return to the field without a mouth guard in place. A spare mouth guard should be in a sealed plastic bag with player’s name and kept with player’s possessions/water bottle on the sidelines.

COVID NOTE: ELA will comply with CDC and MDH guidelines for youth sports including requirements for youth athletes and coaches to wear face coverings on and off the field.  Updates to required use of face coverings will be posted on the ELA COVID-19 Policies and Procedure documents and families notified upon updates.

FAMILY VOLUNTEER COMMITMENT
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 team).  This is a team’s communication liaison between the coach and parents. If you’re good with texts and emails, 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.
  • Behind the scenes tournament help
  • Other behind the scenes help or coordination activities
  • 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 (ALL families, on rotation)
  • Field close-down (ALL families, on rotation)
  • “Chill” side-line managers (ALL families, on rotation)

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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