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    Beginners Coaches Clinic

    EPLA will be providing instruction for new and experienced coaches from an EP parent and US Lacrosse National Youth Coach of the Year, Scott Hugdahl.  Scott will provide you all the tools and information you need – you don’t need to be athletic or knowledgeable about lacrosse, just willing to help, learn and be part of your child's team!

    The first beginners coaches clinic is Wednesday, March 29, 2017 from 6-7pm at My Home Turf.  My Home Turf is located at 14600 Martin Drive Eden Prairie, MN  55344.  Entrance is around back on the north side of the building.  Please email Steve Tessmann at steve.tessmann@gmail.com if interested in attending.

    EPLA Girls Youth Program is Pleased to Announce Registration for the 2017 EPLA Youth Girls Spring Training!

     

    Cost: $100/ player
    Age Grouping:
    10U (3/4th) - 12U (5/6th) - 14U (7/8th)

    Parents and players our Spring Training registration is ready for sign-ups!!  This is a great opportunity for the beginning player to give lacrosse a try for the first time or to hone your existing lacrosse skills. The focus of our Spring Training season is skills development to better prepare the players for an earlier start to the Summer Season.  We will be indoors for the first 3 sessions and then on EPHS artificial turf and Flying Cloud Lower Field (weather permitting).  We plan to hold 2-3 scrimmages on the EPHS Turf A.

    LOCATION: My Home Turf at 14590 Martin Dr, Eden Prairie, MN 55344  (Behind World Auto Repair) and Eden Prairie High School Turf A.

    Tentative Schedule:

    Sunday Afternoons - My Home Turf

    • DATES:  March 12th, March 19, March 26
      • U10:  2-3PM
      • U12:  3-4PM
      • U14:  4-5PM
    • Eden Prairie High School Turf A DATES: 
      • Sat. April 1, 2-3PM U10 and U12; 3-4PM U14
      • Sat. April 8, 2-3PM U10 and U12; 3-4PM U14
      • Sunday. April 9, 10-11AM U10 and U12; 11AM-12 U14
      • Sunday. April 23, 10-11AM U10 and U12; 11AM-12 U14
      • Sunday April 30 at Flying Cloud - Weather and Field dependent - TBD

    The Registration "Home" is not currently available.


    EPLA Girls Youth Program is Pleased to Announce Registration for the 2017 Girls Youth Summer League!

    14U – Girls born between 9/1/2002 – 8/31/2004 (formerly 7th-8th grade) - Cost $275

    12U – Girls born between 9/1/2004 – 8/31/2006 (formerly 5th-6th grade) - Cost $265

    10U – Girls born between 9/1/2006 – 8/31/2008 (formerly 3rd-4th grade) - Cost $225

    • Please see Registration Link below.
    • The 2017 season will begin with practices the 2nd or 3rd week of May. Expect 2 practices per week plus a game. Practices expected to be scheduled Monday through Thursday. Practices will be held during the late afternoon through evening. 
    • Games are scheduled to occur from June 5th through August 6th. All teams will be participating in 2 tournaments this season. 
    • Team sizes are limited. Priority will be given to EP residents. 

    Please direct any questions regarding this registration to:

    Heather Honn - heather.honn@gmail.com or

    Joe Orning - joe.orning@gmail.com


    2017 Boys Eden Prairie Beginner Clinics

    The Eden Prairie Lacrosse Association will be offering winger beginner lacrosse clinics for boys of all ages.  The key focus of these sessions is to allow boys their first exposure to the sport of lacrosse regardless of age or ability.  This is also a perfect way to prepare the boys for Spring and Summer sessions and YLM league play.  

    Camp Specifics: 

    • Pick from either of the two 4 week sessions or register for both. 
    • Session I: 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, and 2/22
    • Session II: 3/1, 3/8, 3/15, 3/22
    • Wednesday Nights - 6:00 to 7:00 pm
    • Only equipment needed: mouth guard, cleats/athletic shoes, water bottle
    • Clinic Location: MyHomeTurf (Indoor Facility) located on 14600 Martin Drive, Eden Prairie, MN 55344
    • Camp Fee: $100 for one session, $150 for both.  

    Program Specifics

    • Learn the key components of the game of lacrosse - Ground Balls, Passing/Catching, and Shooting
    • Learn the proper techniques to cradle the ball, catch, pass, shoot and dodge.

    All the sessions will be run by Coach Scott Hugdahl.  Scott has coached all levels of youth, High School and travel lacrosse programs for Eden Prairie and across the state.  He is a board member for Eden Prairie, the YLM, MLA and US Lacrosse and was the recipient of the US Lacrosse National Youth Coach of the Year Award. He's is also the proud father of 2 HS All-American Lacrosse players who went on to play 4 years of NCAA lacrosse.  

    If you're interested in signing up your son, please RSVP your name, email address, son's name and age to Scott Hugdahl at mitchmatt@msn.com and we will officially register you for the program. Once the sessions start you can bring the registration fee to the first session you attend.  Also, let Scott know if you have any questions. Please feel free to pass this on to any friends and family members.   

    EPLA Board of Directors


    Beginners Equipment Package Deal

    EPLA and Lavin Lacrosse are proud to announce a beginner’s equipment package deal.  This package provides the beginner lacrosse player with all the equipment they need to start playing lacrosse.  This package does include a helmet!  Items included are:

    Cascade CS Youth Helmet (Cascade CPV-R intermediate sized helmet +$25)

    Maverik Charger Complete Strung Stick (Head and Shaft)

    Maverik Charger Arm Pads

    Maverik Charger Gloves

    Maverik Charger Shoulder Pads

    Beginner Package price: $219.99.  These items retail for $275 individually!

    Lavin also stocks local team helmet colors!  Stop by or call Lavin Lacrosse in Chanhassen to inquire about this package.

    CHANHASSEN

    7838 Market Blvd, 

    Chanhassen, MN, 55317

    952.934.1365


    Welcome New EPLA Board Members!!!

    EPLA Board would like to welcome the newly elected Board Members for 2017:

    • Ashley Nelsen
    • Heather Honn
    • Derek Hugdahl
    • Anita Burke

    We were very pleased to have a significant number of people step up to offer their help!  We are excited to get some new people to bring new ideas to grow our program.  Thanks to all of those that showed up for elections.  We are seeing a great influx of parents and young adults stepping up to help continue the success of Eden Prairie lacrosse.

    Don Bloyer, President

    Steve Tessmann, Vice President


    CALLING ALL COACHES

    The EPLA is looking for Mom's, Dad's and Alumni that would like to help coach youth lacrosse. 
    We will help you learn the game, drills, concepts so you can be successful- NO LACROSSE EXPERIENCE REQUIRED.  

    Some of our best lacrosse coaches "learned on the fly" and realized coaching lacrosse is very similar to coaching other sports.  

    Please contact Steve Tessmann to learn more: steve.tessmann@gmail.com