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BOYS 10U PROGRAM

USA LACROSSE AGE LEVEL GUIDELINES

NEW 2021-2022 AGE GUIDELINES
Effective 9/1/21 through 8/31/22

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:  9/1/2013 - 8/31/2015
10U Program:  9/1/2011 - 8/31/2013
12U Program:  9/1/2009 - 8/31/2011
14U Program:  6/1/2007 - 8/31/2009
*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.


10U ACTIVE REGISTRATIONS

10U SPRING/SUMMER 2022 PROGRAM

REGISTRATION DEADLINE:  TUESDAY, 2/15/2022

UNIFORMS:

Registration fees include uniforms for this season.  Ordering deadline is Tuesday, 2/15/22.  All details, including fitting event information and the ordering link, can be found at https://www.edinalacrosse.com/uniforms2022.   

GENERAL SEASON SCHEDULE:

Practices will 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 is anticipated to start in early June and end the last week of July. 

IMPORTANT!

  • All players must be using NOCSAE certified chest pads for the prevention of Commotio Cordis, per USA Lacrosse rules effective 1/1/22.  More details can be found at https://www.edinalacrosse.com/boyslacrossegear.  Players will not be allowed to play if they do not have the required chest pads.  You can purchase the new chest pads online at lacrossemonkey.com, amazon.com, dickssportinggoods.com, and other lacrosse retailers.  The local lacrosse shops have had very low to no inventory. 

GOALIES

10U dedicated goalies are needed!  Equipment is provided.  A 50% registration discount will be given – PRIOR to completing registration, please contact us at edinayouthlacrosse@gmail.com to get a discount code to use.  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.

TOURNAMENTS 

Each 10U team will participate in an additional Twin Cities Metro weekend tournament during the season.  The 10U registration fee covers the cost of a tournament.  More details will be shared once finalized.

SEASON TIMELINE OVERVIEW:

1.  PRACTICES START THE FIRST WEEK OF MAY

Practices will be 2 weeknights per week - 1 hours per practice for 10U.  Tentative practice schedules for May will be available after registration closes  and the 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.  

  • The first game could be as early as June 6th.

  • Expect 1-2 games per week - some in Edina, some in other areas of the Twin Cities.  Games are scheduled on weeknight evenings Mon-Thu.  10U will have 8 regular season games.

  • Around the July 4th holiday,  YLM will schedule games through Thursday, June 30th, and resume game play Thursday, July 7th.

  • 10U teams may participate in the end of season YLM jamboree based upon family and coach availability the weekend of July 23rd.  We'll finalize that decision no later than mid-June.

3.  PRE-SEASON SCRIMMAGES

During May, we will look for opportunities to do some preseason scrimmages or tournaments.  More details to come.

REGISTRATION FEE AND OTHER IMPORTANT INFO:

REGISTRATION FEES:

10U:  $395*

*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: 

  • Coaching and field costs

  • Certified and experienced coaching staff

  • EMT at all league games

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

  • League fees

  • Uniform

  • In-season tournaments and scrimmages, including the 10U end of season jamboree

Please review the refund policy below before registering your player.

In addition to the Edina Lacrosse Association registration fee, a USA Lacrosse Membership is required and must be valid through AUGUST 1, 2022.   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 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. ELA will lend out goalie equipment - throat guard, chest protector, goalie stick to interested players signing up to play goalie.

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

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)

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 edinayouthlacrosse@gmail.com if interested.  Registration fee is adjusted for Practice Players.

 

BOYS 10U GENERAL OVERVIEW

  • Ages: Typically 3rd-4th 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 6 v 6 with a goalie.  At this age level, players typically take turns playing goalie - extra goalie equipment and goalie stick provided by us.  
  • 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 early January with our summer season registration.
  • Main Season:  The main season is our spring/summer program. 
    • Travel League - starts in May and runs through July; involves 1-2 evening practices per week, plus 1-2 games within the Twin Cities metro (half are generally home games).  Generally a 3-4 night commitment.  Optional tournaments are available, which will require separate registrations and fees (generally less than $50).
    • Practice Players - There may be an option for 10U players new to lacrosse, depending upon interest level.  Practice Players are part of a travel team, but they only participate in practices.  Geared for players who are interested in learning more about lacrosse but not ready for the commitment of a travel team.
    • Registration generally launches in January for the upcoming summer.
    • Edina Uniforms provided and included in registration fees.
  • Fall Season:  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.
  • Coaches:  Parent Coaches, College Lacrosse Players, or Post-College Coaches may be used
  • Assistants from EHS Boys Lacrosse Team
  • Requires US Lacrosse membership current and valid through end of the season

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