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KINDERGARTEN BOYS PROGRAM

USA LACROSSE AGE LEVEL GUIDELINES

2022-2023 AGE GUIDELINES
Effective 9/1/22 through 8/31/23

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:  9/1/2014 - 8/31/2016
10U Program:  9/1/2012 - 8/31/2014
12U Program:  9/1/2010 - 8/31/2012
14U Program:  6/1/2008 - 8/31/2010
*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.


Effective September 2021:   For Kindergarten players, USA Lacrosse has a reduced membership fee of $15 (instead of the normal $35 fee).


KINDERGARTEN PROGRAM ACTIVE REGISTRATIONS

2023 KINDERGARTEN BOYS SUMMER LACROSSE PROGRAM OVERVIEW

PROGRAM FOR

CURRENT 22-23 KINDERGARTNERS

INCOMING 23-24 KINDERGARTNERS

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: FRIDAY, MARCH 17TH

UNIFORMS

All Kindergarten players will receive t-shirts and small/practice lacrosse sticks as part of their registration fees.  These will be handed out either prior to or at the first session.   

GENERAL SEASON SCHEDULE

The Kindergarten program will run for 8 weeks, starting the week of June 5, 2023 running through August 1. Teams will play 2 weeknights per week on Mondays and Tuesdays.  Sessions are 1 hour long.  Location is usually Wooddale Park, but we are still finalizing the location with Edina Parks.

 

REGISTRATION FEE AND OTHER IMPORTANT INFO

REGISTRATION FEE:  $175

Registration fee includes: 

  • 8-week program, starting June 5th and running through July

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

  • Certified and experienced coaching staff

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

  • Edina Lacrosse T-Shirt

  • Beginner/small lacrosse stick

  • Lots of fun!

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, 2023.   If you do not have current USA Lacrosse Membership CLICK HERE to go to USA Lacrosse and enroll or renew.

  • Kindergarten players have a reduced fee for the USA Lacrosse Membership.

  • When you register, these items must match your USA Lacrosse Membership:

    • Your player's name.  If you did not use a Middle Name in your USA Lacrosse Membership, do not enter a Middle Name in our registration.  If you did use a Middle Name or Initial in your USA Lacrosse Membership, enter it the same in our registration.

    • Your mailing address. 

    • Your player’s birth date. 

GEAR

Our beginner Kindergarten program does not require the usual full lacrosse gear. Softer balls will be used. Players will be given beginner sticks to use and keep. Ensure your player arrives with their stick at each session.

FAMILY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Edina Lacrosse Association is a non-profit volunteer run organization. Without family volunteers, we cannot function.  We will reach out related to specific needs. However, for now, we’d love parents to help in 2 roles:

  • Parent volunteer assistant coaches.  If interested, please note on your registration. Training will be provided.

  • Program team manager.  Will send out weekly reminder communications, any weather-related communications, and will plan end of season fun.

EDINA LACROSSE ASSOCIATION REFUND POLICY

Up until a program registration closes, the Edina Lacrosse Association (ELA) will give consideration to written requests for withdrawal and refund. In all cases, ELA will retain a processing fee for incurred costs from the web provider registration service and administrative costs. After a program registration has closed, no refunds or cancellations will be given except in the case of injury or similar extenuating circumstances which prevents practice and game participation, and then only by approval of the Edina Lacrosse Association Board of Directors.

No refunds will be given in the event of program session(s) cancellation(s) due to weather, facilities cancellations or other situations beyond the control of ELA‚Äč.

USA LACROSSE REQUIREMENT

For this registration, a USA Lacrosse Membership is required and must be valid through AUGUST 1, 2023.   When you register, your player's name, address and birth date must match exactly to your USA Lacrosse Membership; if not, you'll receive an error message.

If you do not have current USA Lacrosse Membership CLICK HERE to go to USA Lacrosse and enroll or renew. Be sure to PRINT and SAVE their USA Lacrosse Membership Number. Remember to register EACH of your players with USA Lacrosse. Each player must have their own unique USA Lacrosse Membership Number.

INQUIRIES
Please contact Kelly Rhodes at jkerhodes@msn.com.


KINDERGARTEN SUMMER LACROSSE SKILLS PROGRAM

  • Ages: Current & Incoming Kindergartners
  • Where: Lacrosse Field at an Edina Park (typically Wooddale)
  • When: Typically 2 days per week between Monday - Thursday
  • Early June through end of July/early August.  Nothing scheduled the week of July 4.   Registration usually available in January for the following summer.
  • Time: Generally early evenings
  • Cost: Varies each year (typically around $175)
  • What:  A program to provide players an opportunity to learn about lacrosse and begin working on basic skills, like stick skills. Players will work on developing and improving basic lacrosse skills including: catching, passing, throwing, cradling, shooting. A great opportunity for young players who want to start learning the game.   It will be a combination of small group skill-based clinics with some scrimmage opportunities built in.
  • Small lacrosse sticks and soft balls provided to each player.  Edina Lacrosse t-shirt also included.  No other equipment is required.
  • Coordinator/Coach: Experienced Head Coach for the Program, plus several experienced Assistant Coaches are used - we try to do 1 coach for every 5 players.  
  • A Parent Communications Coordinator/Coaching Liaison is needed!  Also, Parent Assistant Coach volunteers are welcome.
  • If your kindergartner already has some lacrosse experience, and he is looking for more lacrosse time, please contact us to talk about his readiness for our 8U House or Travel programs.
  • Requires US Lacrosse membership current and valid through end of the season.
  • Questions?  Please contact Kelly Rhodes at jkerhodes@msn.com.

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