Why Minnesota Lakers Select?

Minnesota Lakers Select girl's lacrosse program was the first advanced traveling club program in the state, and the is the longest-running club in Minnesota
 
Entering into its 15th year, our program has highly competitive teams participating in top recruiting tournaments and showcase events all over the country! Going into the summer of 2020 season, Lakers Select teams will compete with girls in graduation years 2021; 2022; 2023; 2024; 2025; 2026; and 2027.
 
Graduates of the program are playing across all NCAA levels - DI, DII, and DIII - and on competitive IWCLA/US Lacrosse club teams. Current Minnesota Lakers Select players come from over 30 different high school teams in the Twin Cities as well as Greater Minnesota/Wisconsin and over 15 various youth/middle school/community programs at the younger graduation years.
 
Whether a player continues their career beyond high school or not, we understand that everyone's lacrosse career is finite. We also know that the lessons learned on the field, during practice, and through sports are infinite. 
 
This is why we developed a 3-pillar (Premier Lacrosse Training, Service, and Leadership Development) approach to club and travel lacrosse.

1. Premier Lacrosse Training

The Minnesota Lakers Select Club Program offers competitive local, regional, national, and international training and recruiting opportunities for players who wish to further advance their game and/or play collegiate level lacrosse.
 
For those interested in playing in college, our goal is to help those student-athletes find the best fit for them, their families, and the college coaches. And we celebrate each and every decision, commitment, and choice! College coaches know that when they get a Laker, they are getting a highly trained lacrosse player who will be a leader on and off of the field.
 
We are also the ONLY club program in Minnesota to offer our players the fantastic opportunity of playing internationally in the biennial World Cup U19 Festival. Over the past 8 years, we have participated in Germany, Canada, Scotland, and England! We enjoy playing girls from all over the world as well as watching Team USA compete for the championship.

2. Service Learning

We believe that a big part of being a great leader is the ability to serve others and give back. Minnesota Lakers Select works with local organizations (such as Breaking Free, Feed My Starving Children, Meals on Wheels) as well as international organizations (such as Soul Hope, Peace Together Uganda, UMCOR disaster relief).
 
Throughout the year, we do 4 service projects (March, June, October, and December) that give back to one or more of these groups. Service projects also include education into the issue the project is addressing, the impact it has on the organization and those served, as well as how it will affect us as individuals and leaders.

3. Leadership Training

Minnesota Lakers Select works with a few organizations to bring dynamic leadership training in a variety of formats. Some partnerships include: Dr. Cindra Kamphoff, Ph.D., CMPC, author of Beyond Grit, keynote speaker, as well as being a certified mental performance consultant; Empower Leadership Academy for Girls, founded by Pam Borton, former Minnesota Gophers Women's Basketball Head Coach; Dr. Anna Baeth, Ph.D in Women and Sport, University of Minnesota; Kathryn Knippenberg, certified nutritionist and Head Coach Augsburg University, DIII. Leadership training focuses on intrapersonal skill development to strengthen interpersonal leadership.