Youth Program (Grad Years 2027, 2028, & 2029)

This is designed for those players who want to grow their skill set in a more challenging environment by training alongside players from across the Twin Cities Metro area. Coaches will challenge players through age-appropriate drills and skill development. We know our players desire to play with friends on their local MSLax association team and have created our practice schedule to minimize potential conflicts. Players are introduced to leadership and how to be leaders on their association teams by lifting up and bringing out the best in those around them and challenging teammates to be their best. Tournaments for youth are kept to local and regional locations to reduce costs to our families and the potential for conflicts with association play.
 

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,
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 5th Graders (Grad Year 2029) through Our Rising 7th Graders (Grad Year 2027) have over 25+ hours in practice time during our 8 week season. Tuesday and Wednesday night practices will focus on skill development as well as field IQ/system development specific to their graduation years.
 
After feedback from our families who participate in both Minn. Lakers Select as well as their local MSLax association's team, we have created a schedule that will allow for less conflict in scheduling for those who participate in their local MSLax association. We want our players to be able to participate with both Minn. Lakers Select as well as their local MSLax association's team.
 
Starting the first full week in June practices will be held on the following days, times, and locations:
 
  • Sundays - Evenings (in the past practice has started at 6:00 pm) for 1.5 hours. The location will be in the North Metro at either Maple Grove High School/Fernbrook Athletic Fields in Maple Grove, Minn. or the National Sports Center in Blaine, Minn.
  • Tuesdays - Evenings (in the past practice has started at 6:00 pm) for 1.5 hours. The location will be in the North Metro at either Maple Grove High School/Fernbrook Athletic Fields in Maple Grove, Minn. or the National Sports Center in Blaine, Minn.
  • Wednesdays - Optional 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at Hopkins High School for those who miss practice that week or practice is canceled due to a tournament/weather as a make-up

2021 Summer Practices

For Regional tournament costs are usually between $300 - $400 per tournament. This fee does not include a few meals, souvenirs, or airfare (for those who choose to fly to Chicago, Ill.). 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 2 summer tournament (Blue Ox Invitational and STX Shootout); players are welcome to sign up for more than one. 

2021 Summer Tournaments

Tournament Dates 2027 Grad Year 2028 Grad Year 2029 Grad Year
Blue Ox (Farmington, Minn.) June 19 & 20, 2021 Required Required Required
STX Minn. Shootout (Stillwater, Minn.) July 16, 17, & 18, 2021 Requried Required Required
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: TBD 
 
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 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.***