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KINDERGARTEN BOYS PROGRAM

BOYS US LACROSSE AGE LEVEL GUIDELINES

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.

Kindergarten Program:  Current & Incoming Kindergarteners
 8U House & Travel Program:  9/1/2012 - 8/31/2014
10U Program:  9/1/2010 - 8/31/2012
12U Program:  9/1/2008 - 8/31/2010
14U Program:  6/1/2006 - 8/31/2008
*6/1 cut-off date is for current 8th grade boys only. 
Current 9th grade boys are not allowed to play on a 14U team per league rules.

US LACROSSE MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

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.



KINDERGARTEN PROGRAM ACTIVE REGISTRATIONS

BOYS 2021 KINDERGARTEN SUMMER PROGRAM

Age Guidelines as of 9/1/2020:

CURRENT 20-21 KINDERGARTENERS & INCOMING 21-22 KINDERGARTENERS

2021 BOYS K BOYS LACROSSE PROGRAM OVERVIEW

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: SUNDAY, MAY 2, 2021

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 7, 2021. Teams will play 2 weeknights per week at Wooddale Park, on Mondays and Tuesdays from 6-7 pm. Sessions are 1 hour long.  (NOTE:  If there are major changes in how we have to schedule this summer due to changes in COVID-19 youth sports guidelines from MDH, this could impact our scheduling.  We will notify registrants if anything changes.)


IMPORTANT POLICIES!

  • COVID-19 Related Policies:   As part of the registration process, families will read and acknowledge the current COVID-19 related policies in effect.  Please note that we expect changes to these policies as we get closer to the outdoor sports season, and we will share updates as they are finalized in accordance with Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) Youth Sports Guidance.  Our COVID-19 information can always be found on our website at edinalacrosse.com/covid19.
  • Bullying Policy:   All registrants must accept and adhere to our Bullying Policy via signature during registration.  Player and team development and fun are dependent upon our players treating each other and their coaches with respect.


REGISTRATION FEE AND OTHER IMPORTANT INFO:

REGISTRATION FEE:  $175

FEES INCLUDE:

  • 8-week program, starting June 7th and running through July

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

  • Coaches

  • Edina Park & Rec Per Player Fees and Field Costs

  • Edina Lacrosse T-Shirt

  • Beginner/small lacrosse stick


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.

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

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. We will reach out related to specific needs.  However, for now, parents interested in assisting coaches are welcome and needed.  If interested, please note on your registration.  No lacrosse experience is required.  New volunteer assistant coaches will learn from our experienced program coach and HS assistant coaches.

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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