High School Program (Grad Years 2022 - 2024)

This is designed for players who want to take their lacrosse and leadership to the next level by getting out of their comfort zone. Whether your goal is to play in college, be a significant contributor on your high school team, or be a leader off the field, this program is for that athlete. For those looking to play lacrosse in college, we help you navigate the recruiting process throughout the whole journey. Tournaments for our high school program are local, regional, and optional national tournaments in divisions that will challenge and push our players to be at their best.
 

When signing up for Lakers, you are signing up for the club lacrosse season that runs August 1 - July 31 with practices being in the summer (early June - end of July).  Those players and families looking for extra training have the option to add on the optional fall and winter programming. 

All Lakers are expected to attend the Leadership Workshops throughout the year.

2020 Fall Season Season (Optional Add-On)

Sundays: September 13th - October 18th
Time: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: Hopkins High School Stadium in Hopkins, Minn.

2020/21 Winter Season (Optional Add-On)

Sundays: November 15th - December 20th AND January 3rd - February 7th, 2021
Time: 8:00 - 9:30 am  
Location: Academy of Holy Angels Stardome in Richfield, Minn.
If we have to cancel in-person practices for a portion or all of the Fall and/or Winter seasons due to COVID mandates; families who signed up for these seasons will receive a prorated (if part of the in-person practices are held) or a full refund (if it’s called before in-person practices begin) for these specific seasons.

2021 Summer Practices

Our Rising Sophomores (Grad Year 2024) through Our Rising Seniors (Grad Year 2022) have over 40+ hours in practice time during our 8 week season.
 
  • Mondays - This is an optional practice for grad years 2022 - 2026 where players will work on conditioning, individual stick skills, and Lax IQ. Evenings for 1.5 - 2 hours at Hamline Univ.
  • Tuesdays - Grad year teams will be split up in two separate 2-hour training sessions between 6:00 - 10:00 pm. Typically in the past, the younger grad team practices from 6:00 - 8:00 pm with the two older grad teams practicing from 8:00 - 10:00 pm.
  • Wednesdays - In the past this practice has been from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at Hopkins High School.

Tournaments

Regional and National tournament costs are usually between $300 - $625 per tournament with regional ones being cheaper than national tournaments. This fee does not include a few meals, souvenirs, or airfare, for the tournaments we fly to (Champions Cup, Captial Cup, Presidents Cup). All other expenses for these tournaments are covered (tournament entry fee, hotel, ground transportation, coaching stipends, equipment, etc.). Local tournaments are around $125.
 
2021 Summer tournament registration will open late fall/early winter; roster spots fill on a first-come, first-serve basis.
 
All families are asked to commit to 1 summer tournament (IWLCA Midwest Cup); players are welcome to sign up for more than one. 

2021 Summer Tournaments

Tournament Dates 2022 Grad Year 2023 Grad Year 2024 Grad Year
Blue Ox Invitational (Farmington, Minn.) June 19 & 20, 2021 Optional Optional Optional
CSE MidAmerican Lacrosse Festival (Rockford, Ill.) June 25, 26, & 27, 2021 Required Required Required
IWLCA Capital Cup (Richmond, Virg.) July 9, 10, 11, & 12, 2021 By Invite Only By Invite Only By Invite Only
STX Minnesota Shootout (Stillwater, MInn.) July 16, 17, & 18, 2021 Optional Optional Optional
The Showdown (Naperville, IL) July 23-25, 2021 Optional Optional Optional
Any Additional Tournaments Optional Optional Optional

Additional 2020 Fall - 2021 Summer Season Dates

SERVICE & LEADERSHIP WORKSHOP
Typically this is one Sunday mid-morning to mid-afternoon in late October to Mid-November. 
Date, Time, and Location: Sunday, Nov 8 - 4:00-6:00pm; Zoom Virtual Meeting
 
HOLIDAY SERVICE PROJECT - EARLY DECEMBER
We will be purchasing gifts for those in need to help brighten the holidays for a local family.
 
In the past, we have partnered with Breaking Free which is a non-profit based in St. Paul, MN that helps victims of sex trafficking. Click here to learn more about the organization.
Date, Time, and Location: TBD
 
PARENT/PLAYER MANDATORY MEETING & LEADERSHIP WORKSHOP

In the past, this has been at Hopkins High School "Little Theatre" located across from the Big Theatre in early March on a Sunday evening.
 
This meeting is a welcome to our packed and exciting summer season! We will go over the season: practices, tournaments, expectations; recruiting process; tournament travel logistics; as well as have time for Q&A for returning and new families. 
 
Players will also participate in a Leadership Workshop.
 
Date, Time, and Location: TBD

Year-Round Activities

  • Leadership training (year-round)
  • Service project opportunities (year-round)
  • Recruiting assistance (year-round)

INVESTMENT

  • High School (2022 - 2024 Grad Years) Team fee: $775
  • Optional 2020 Fall Programming: $335
  • Optional 2020/21 Winter Programming: $430
The above summer season INCLUDES the following: year-round recruiting assistance and a ConnectLax profile for all eligible high school players (rising sophomores through rising seniors); year-round service and leadership opportunities.  
 
Team Fee does not include the required uniform, and optional tournament fees and any associated travel expenses for optional tournaments.
 
Lakers will receive discounted pricing on Lacrosse Connections leagues, which will be open to the public.
 
Leagues run in 3 different sessions:
  • Fall (September - October) @ Hopkins OR Blaine
  • Holiday (November - December) @ Academy of Holy Angels OR Blaine
  • Winter (January - February) @ Academy of Holy Angels OR Blaine
More information will be posted on the Lacrosse Connections website.
***Given the nature of traveling girls lacrosse, we must sign up for tournaments and design and pay for a lot of programming upfront. This means that all fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. Please keep this in mind when signing up for events and programming.***