Minnetonka Lacrosse Association

2019 Boys Box Lacrosse - Spring

Welcome

MINNETONKA 2019 Boys Box Lacrosse - Spring

IMPORTANT REGISTRATION NOTE: When a team has been filled at a given age segment, we will begin a waitlist for that segment. When a waitlist has sufficient numbers to support a second team, we will add the waitlisted registrants to a team roster. You should select the waitlist option ONLY if you do not see paid registration as an option

 

 

League Information

For the 2019 box (indoor) lacrosse season, MLA will once again be participating in the lacrosse league operated by TC Lacrosse and managed by former pro box player Ryan Ward. We had a phenomenal experience with this league last year, and we're looking forward to getting back into it. For more details about the league, visit https://www.twincitieslacrosse.com/page/show/3836257-tc-spring-indoor-league

Season Details

Dates:  March 2 - April 20
                     Six regular-season games plus one playoff game

                     No games Easter weekend.
                     
Practices:  
Hopkins Pavilion, one hour, Fridays.
                     No practice Easter weekend
                             - 10U practices at 5-6pm
                             - 12U practices at 6-7pm
                             - 14U practices at 7-8pm


Games:  One game per team per weekend, to be played on either Saturday and Sunday. Exact game schedule TBD. Make-up games may be added as needed.  

All games to be played at one of three locations in the west metro:
                             - Hopkins Pavilion
                             - Chaska Community Center
                             - Shakopee Community Center

Cost:  $300 per player
 
Age Divisions:

 

Players must register according to US Lacrosse Age Segmentation guidelines:

- Athletes enrolled in high school may not register, regardless of their DOB.

- 14U-eligible athletes: DOB from September 1, 2004 - August 31, 2006 (7th & 8th grade)
- 12U-eligible athletes: DOB from September 1, 2006 - August 31, 2008 (5th & 6th grade)
- 10U-eligible athletes: DOB from September 1, 2008 - August 31, 2010 ( 3rd & 4th grade)

- 8U-eligible athletes: DOB from September 1, 2010 - August 31, 2012 ( 1st & 2nd grade)


Applications for waivers (“playing up” or “playing down”) will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Final decisions on waivers will be subject to approval by both MLA and TC Lacrosse.

 

US Lacrosse Membership Required!

A US Lacrosse Membership is required for all players to complete the registration process. We recommend that you verify your membership status prior to beginning the registration process. 

To verify your USL membership: https://usl.ebiz.uapps.net/PersonifyEbusiness/Default.aspx?TabID=266

To join USL: https://www.uslacrosse.org/membership

 

Why Play Box Lacrosse? 

Box lacrosse offers exciting, fast-paced action played in a hockey rink on carpet-style indoor turf. Playing box can dramatically improve players’ quickness, decision-making abilities, stick skills, and dodging--especially in close quarters.
 
Legendary college coach Bill Tierney, winner of seven D1 NCAA men’s lacrosse titles, has said this about box lacrosse:
 

"If I had my choice, I would have every player under the age of twelve play box lacrosse exclusively or at least a majority of the time. The number of touches of the ball and the ability to develop better stick skills in a game of box lacrosse far surpasses what happens to young people on a 110 x 60 yard field. Learning how to pass and catch in traffic, understanding how to shoot, and developing a sense of physicality are all positive traits developed by the box game."


Questions

Please direct questions to:

Colin Winkler
boysyouthdir@mtkalax.org