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.
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.
2021 BOYS 10U BOYS LACROSSE PROGRAM OVERVIEW
Age Guidelines as of 9/1/2020:
10U: 9/1/2010 to 8/31/2012
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: SUNDAY, APRIL 4, 2021
Our registration deadline is Sunday, April 4, 2021, for our 10U 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.
3/18 Update: Even though our uniform store has closed, we will have extra inventory available for purchase if you need a new uniform or uniform pieces.
***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.
GENERAL SEASON SCHEDULE – 10U TRAVEL
Our travel teams will start practices 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 is anticipated to start in early June and end in late July.
10U, dedicated goalies are needed! Equipment is provided. A 50% registration discount will be given – PRIOR to completing registration, please contact Tom Sarbaugh at firstname.lastname@example.org if your player will register as a goalie. ELA goalies receive additional goalie specific training during the season. Teams that do not have a dedicated goalie will need to have players rotate as goalies during games.
All traveling 10U players will have the opportunity to register to participate on an ELA 10U team in a Twin Cities metro area lacrosse tournament. Tournament fees are not included in the ELA Field Season registration fee. A team will be registered for a tournament if a minimum number of players register. Tournament registration fees are paid at time of sign up. Tournament player registration date T.B.D. Tournament dates will likely be on the weekend of either June 5-6 or June 12-13. A separate registration for the tournaments will be posted after teams have been rostered.
SEASON TIMELINE OVERVIEW – TRAVEL TEAMS:
1. PRACTICES START THE FIRST WEEK OF MAY
Practices will be 2 weeknights per week - 1 hour per practice for 10U. Tentative practice schedules for May will be available after registration closes and number of teams and coaches has been determined. June and July practice schedules will be determined in late May/early June after the June/July game schedules have been announced by the league.
2. REGULAR SEASON GAME PLAY - JUNE & JULY
Regular season games will occur in June and July. The schedule will be announced in late May/early June by the league.
3. PRE-SEASON SCRIMMAGES
As a result of the pandemic, pre-season scrimmage games with other associations will not be scheduled this year.
REGISTRATION FEE AND OTHER IMPORTANT INFO:
*A payment plan is offered at sign up that will allow you to make 3 equal payments at registration and in March & April (NOTE: a 3.15% transaction fee of the full registration amount + $1.50 service fee is added to each payment).
Registration fee includes:
GOALIES NEEDED - full-time goalies receive a 50% discount. Please contact Tom Sarbaugh at email@example.com BEFORE registering if your son is interested.
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.
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. ELA will lend out goalie equipment - throat guard, chest protector, goalie stick to interested players signing up to play goalie.
NOTE: Any family purchasing a chest protector should consider purchasing a NOCSAE compliant chest protector as these are required for goalies in 2021 and ALL players in 2022.
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 on required use of face coverings will be posted on the ELA COVID-19 Policies and Procedure documents and families will be notified.
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:
PRACTICE PLAYER OPTION – 14U/12U/10U ONLY:
If your player is new to lacrosse and wants to learn the skills but not participate in competitive game play, being a Practice Player might be an option for him. Please contact Tom Sarbaugh at firstname.lastname@example.org if interested. Registration fee is adjusted for Practice Players.