Minnetonka Lacrosse Association

2021 Boys Spring Field Lacrosse -- 10U/12U/14U

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2021 Spring Field Lacrosse Registration

TO REGISTER YOUR CHILD WITH TONKA FOR THE 2021 SPRING FIELD SEASON, CLICK THE "CONTINUE" BUTTON AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE. 

Note: This registration is for 10U, 12U, and 14U league play in the GNLL Spring Field League. Tonka will open registration for its 8U in-house program and its 6U "Little Skippers" program in mid-March. Older or more advanced 8U players who wish to "play up" for 10U league play, see waiver information below. 


2021 Spring Field League Information: 
For the 2021 spring lacrosse season, MLA will participate in the Great Northern Lacrosse League (GNLL) Spring field league operated by Homegrown Lacrosse

Games: 
-Game schedule to be determined at league scheduling conference in early March. 
-All games to be doubleheaders, i.e., scheduled to be played in a 3-hour window on Saturdays or Sundays.
-Games may be played back-to-back when appropriate or scheduled with a one-hour break between games. 
-Up to eight weekends of doubleheader action (16 total games) possible, schedule permitting, but a minimum of six games (three doubleheaders) guaranteed. 


Practices:
-Practice dates and times TBD. 
-Anticipating 1-2 practices per week, fields permitting. 

Cost:  $300 per player.  ($50 discount for registrations completed by midnight on March 6.) 

Equipment: For 10U-14U league play, GNLL requires full lacrosse equipment (lacrosse helmet, lacrosse gloves, shoulder pads, elbow pads, mouthguard, and athletic cup). Athletic cleats strongly recommended. 

Uniform: Registration includes a reversible Tonka lacrosse pinnie that each player will wear for practices and games. Players will provide their own Tonka-blue shorts. Wear really cool socks. 

Player Age Segmentation and Eligibility

Players must register according to current US Lacrosse Player Age Segmentation guidelines:

  • 14U-eligible athletes: DOB from June 1, 2006- August 31, 2008
  • 12U-eligible athletes: DOB from September 1, 2008 - August 31, 2010
  • 10U-eligible athletes: DOB from September 1, 2010 - August 31, 2012
  • 8U-eligible athletes: DOB from September 1, 2012 - August 31, 2014

Applications for age waivers (“playing up” or “playing down”) will be considered on a case-by-case basis. 8U players who wish to "play up" to 10U for league play should contact the Boys' Youth Director for a waiver evaluation. Final decisions on age waivers will be subject to approval by the MLA boys' youth director and the GNLL league manager. For age-waiver questions, contact the Boys' Youth Director

Players who have started 9th grade are not eligible regardless of DOB.  

Eighth-graders who try out for and are selected for participation on an MHS team during the 2021 high-school season cannot participate in youth play during the spring field season. Their youth spring registrations will be refunded in full if needed. 

USL Lacrosse Membership Required

For insurance reasons, all players must have a US Lacrosse youth membership ($30 annually) in order to participate in MLA and league activities. MLA recommends that you confirm your athlete's USL membership status prior to beginning the registration process.

Use the following link to confirm USL membership status:
https://memberlookup.uslacrosse.org/usl/index

To learn more about US Lacrosse, visit:
https://www.uslacrosse.org/about-us-lacrosse

Questions

Please direct questions to:

Colin Winkler
boysyouthdir@mtkalax.org

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