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.
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.
The Registration "BOYS 12U PROGRAM" is not currently available.
BOYS 12U SPRING/SUMMER 2022 PROGRAM
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: TUESDAY, 2/15/2022
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:
Player Evaluations are scheduled April 18 and 19 to determine team placement. All players will be on a team - generally we have 1 12UA team and 1-2 12UB teams. Please refer to https://www.edinalacrosse.com/boysevalinfo for more details.
Practices will start the first week of May, right after player evaluations. 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. 12U State Tournament games run July 25th through July 30th.
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.
12U will have player evaluations to determine team placement in late April (timing/location TBA - will entail 2 sessions).
There will be (1) A-Team and (1) or (2) balanced B-Teams – all players will be assigned to a team. Optional preseason clinics (by positions) may be offered as a tune-up for 12U players prior to evaluations – more details and registration will be provided later this winter.
12U dedicated goalies are needed! Equipment is provided. A 50% registration discount will be given – PRIOR to completing registration, please contact us at email@example.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.
Each 12U team will participate in an additional Twin Cities Metro weekend tournament during the season. The 12U registration fee covers the cost of a tournament. More details will be shared once finalized.
SEASON TIMELINE OVERVIEW:
1. EVALUATIONS: 2 SESSIONS IN LATE APRIL (TIMING/LOCATION TBA)
Our league, Youth Lacrosse MN (YLM), requires (1) A-Team and balanced B-Teams at the Boys 12U Age Level. As a result, ALL 12U PLAYERS must attend evaluations. Every player will be on a team!
Team assignments will be announced by April 30th.
More details will be sent about evaluations after registration closes.
2. PRACTICES START THE FIRST WEEK OF MAY
Practices will be 2 weeknights per week - 1.25 hours per practice for 12U. May schedules will be available once coaching and field times have been finalized. 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.
3. 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. 12U will have 10 regular season games.
Around the July 4th holiday, YLM will schedule games through Thursday, June 30th, and resume game play Thursday, July 7th.
All 12U & 14U teams (A and B levels) will participate in the state tournament. Dates are July 25-28, 2022 for District/Sectional playoffs, and July 30-31, 2022 for the YLM Championship Weekend.
4. 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:
*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
End-of-season 12U state championship tournaments
Certified and experienced coaching staff
EMT at all league games
Edina Park & Rec per-player fees and field costs
In-season tournaments and scrimmages
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if interested. Registration fee is adjusted for Practice Players.