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2024 Boys 12U spring/summer details

Please visit below link for up to date schedule: 

Boys 12U Pre-Season Team Site


To be eligible for a 12U program, birthdate must be 9/1/2011 - 8/31/2013

Official registration for this program has closed.





Player Evaluations will happen late April to determine team placement.  ALL 12U PLAYERS must attend evaluations. All players will be on a team - generally we have 1 12UA team and 1-2 12UB teams.  Team placement announcements will be made by April 28th. 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.

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 as early as June 3, and end the last week of July. Games are played on weeknight evenings Monday through Thursday with about half the games being AWAY games. 12U State Tournament games run through the weekend of July27-28

A local weekend tournament is also planned June 7-9 in Shakopee.  And we may have some opportunities for a few weekend scrimmages as we gear up for the season.  See more details below about tournaments.


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.  Keep in mind, though, that we have several new players at the 12U age level, so it’s definitely OK to be a beginner as a regular player.  Please contact our VP of Boys ( if interested in the Practice Player option.  Registration fee is adjusted for Practice Players.


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. 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

GOALIES-discount offered

12U dedicated goalies are needed!  Equipment is provided. A 50% registration discount will be given – PRIOR to completing registration, please contact us at 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.


1. OPTIONAL PRE-SEASON CLINICS -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.


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!  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.

  • Team assignments will be announced by April 28th.

  • More details will be sent about evaluations after registration closes.


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 after the June/July game schedules have been announced by the league.


During May, we will look for opportunities to do some preseason scrimmages with other area lacrosse associations.  More details to come.


Regular season games will occur in June and July. The schedule will be announced in late May by the league.  

  • The first game could be as early as Monday, June 3rd.

  • 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 - 5 will be home games.

  • No scheduled games July 2-6 in observance of the July 4th holiday. 

  • State Tournament: All 12U & 14U teams (A and B levels) will participate in the state tournament. Dates are set for the weekend of July 27-28 for the YLM Championship.

6. River Valley Rumble Tournament: The 12U Team registration fee covers the cost of a tournament. Currently we anticipate participating again in the Shakopee River Valley Rumble tournament June 7-9. More details will be shared once finalized.


12U:  $515*

*A payment plan is offered at sign up that will allow you to make 3 equal payments: 1st at registration, 2nd will be automatically withdrawn 30 days after, and 3rd will be automatically withdrawn 30 days from 2nd payment.  (NOTE:  a 3.15% transaction fee of the full registration amount + $1.50 service fee is added to each payment).

Registration fee includes: 

  • Certified and experienced coaching staff

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

  • League fees

  • Tournament fees

  • EMT at all league games

  • Preseason tournaments and scrimmages

  • End-of-season 12U state championship tournaments


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, 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 5th-6th 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 lacrosse skill development, particularly stick skills, fundamentals of game play and overall lacrosse IQ.  Also, at the 12U age level, we gear player development on specific positions - Attack, Midi, Modified Long Pole Defense, Defense and Goalie.   It's a transition year - game play is on a full sized field - 9 v 9 plus a goalie.  ELA will generally give a registration discount to players willing to be full-time goalies - goalie equipment can be borrowed from ELA (throat guard, chest pad, goalie stick, etc.).
  • 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 December.
  • Main Season:  The main season is our spring/summer program.  There are 2 options for 12U players:
    • 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.  
      • ​Tryouts will happen pre-season to determine the roster for 1 A-Level Team and a few balanced B-Level Teams.  In order to be considered for an A-Level Team, players and their parents must sign a player commitment agreement to ensure excellent show-up rates for practices and games.
    • Practice Players - may be an option for 12U 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.
    • Uniforms required and ordered separately via a Squad Locker link to be sent out to registered players when registration closes. 
    • Tournaments: There will be 1 or 2 weekend tournaments during the season. Registration fees for these tournaments are typically included in the summer program registration, though some tournaments may require additional registration and fee. 
  • 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.  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:  Head Coaches generally Post-College Coaches.  Assistants may be Post-College, College and/or EHS Boys Lacrosse Team Members.  Parents are always welcome assist coaches - training provided.
  • Requires US Lacrosse membership current and valid through end of the season

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Questions about our 12U Program?

Kristopher Wilson

VP of Boys Program

Jon Selleys

12U Boys Program Coordinator

Phone: 612-483-2088