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KINDERGARTEN BOYS PROGRAM

BOYS US LACROSSE AGE LEVEL GUIDELINES

NEW 2019-2020 AGE GUIDELINES
Effective 9/1/19 through 8/31/20

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:  9/1/2011 - 8/31/2013
10U Program:  9/1/2009 - 8/31/2011
12U Program:  9/1/2007 - 8/31/2009
14U Program:  6/1/2005 - 8/31/2007
*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

KINDERGARTEN SUMMER 2020 SEASON INFORMATION

REGISTRATION DEADLINE:  MAY 1, 2020

UNIFORMS
All Kindergarten players will receive t-shirts and small 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 1, 2020. Teams will play 2 weeknights per week at Wooddale Park, generally on Mondays and Tuesdays. Sessions are 1 hour long. No activities are planned for the week leading up to July 4th (a Saturday this year).


IMPORTANT!

  • Player Commitment Statement:   Lacrosse is a team sport.  Player and team development happen successfully when players show up and participate - plus, it's a lot more fun!  We require all of our travel team players to accept and adhere to our Player Commitment Statement (committing to attending practices and games and providing coaches advance notice when not able to attend) via signature during registration.
  • 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.
     

SEASON TIMELINE OVERVIEWS
1.  SEASON STARTS THE WEEK OF JUNE 1st
Sessions will be 2 weeknights per week – 1 hour per session – at Wooddale Park.  Generally, these sessions have been on Monday and Tuesday evenings to try and avoid conflicts with Edina Soccer Association for these age levels.

The Kindergarten format is small group clinics, focused on building core lacrosse skills and having fun.  We generally have 1 coach for every 4 players.

2.  SEASON ENDS THE WEEK OF JULY 27th (NO SESSIONS THE WEEK PRIOR TO JULY 4TH)


REGISTRATION FEE AND OTHER IMPORTANT INFO:

REGISTRATION FEES:

Kindergarten:  $175

Registration fee includes: 
- T-shirts and small lacrosse sticks
- Certified and experienced coaching staff
- Edina Park & Rec per-player fees and field costs
- League fees

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 2, 2020.   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.

 

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:
- Parents interested in assisting coaches are welcome!  If interested, please note on your registration. Training will be provided.
- Behind the scenes help

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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