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KINDERGARTEN BOYS 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.


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

2022 BOYS KINDERGARTEN BOYS LACROSSE PROGRAM OVERVIEW

PROGRAM IS FOR:

CURRENT 21-22 KINDERGARTENERS & INCOMING 22-23 KINDERGARTENERS

REGISTRATION DEADLINE:
TUESDAY, 3/15/2022

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 6, 2022 running through August 2. Teams will play 2 weeknights per week at Wooddale Park, on Mondays and Tuesdays.  Sessions are 1 hour long.

REGISTRATION FEE AND OTHER IMPORTANT INFO:

REGISTRATION FEES:

Incoming K & Current K:  $175

Registration fee includes: 

  • 8 week program, starting June 6 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

  • Beginners/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, 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

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.

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. Training will be provided.

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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