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12U and 14U player evaluations

We are excited to announce we have enough girls registered this year to have A and B teams at the 12U and 14U levels.

In order to field these teams, we will be holding two evaluation sessions to determine the best placement for these girls.

EVALUATION DATES:
SUNDAY, MAY 5TH, 2-4 PM
MONDAY, MAY 6TH, 6-8 PM

Evaluations will be held at the Flying Cloud Lacrosse Fields.

The EPLA is pleased to announce the first 8U girls lacrosse program for Eden Prairie, registration is ready for sign-ups!!  This is a great opportunity for beginning players to give lacrosse a try for the first time. The focus of our 8U program is skills development and FUN. 

  • Age Grouping: 8U birth dates between Sept. 2010 and August 2013  (1st and 2nd Grades)
  • Practice Times - 12:30PM to 2:00PM, Sundays May 5 through June 23.
  • Location - Flying Cloud Lacrosse Fields.
  • Games on selected Sundays with neighboring communities jamboree style. Times and locations TBD.
  • Coaches - Current high school players, alumni, and parents.
  • Equipment - Stick and googles cans be provided on request for those in need (see registration).

2019 Girls Youth Spring Training

Eden Prairie Girls Lacrosse Association and MN Elite Girls Lacrosse Club are excited to announce a series of 3 spring LAX clinics to help get you ready to go for the upcoming summer season. 

We have paired up with the amazing coaches of the Minnesota Elite Girls Lacrosse Club to bring you clinic sessions that will sharpen your stick skills, fine tune your shooting, help you win the draw and dominate on Defense.

The Winter Clinic is open to 3rd - 8th grade players of all experience levels including beginners.

Dates/Times/Cost:

Saturday, March 9th, 9 – 11 AM, $25

Sunday, April 14th, 10AM – 12 PM, $25

Sunday, April 28th, 10AM – 12 PM, $25

**you may choose to attend any or all sessions**

Wall Ball

We will be offering wall ball clinics free of charge to girls that will play in the summer season!  They are 1 1/2 hours in length and will focus on drills to improve stick skills so we can hit the ground running for summer season (they are different than the Spring Clinics).  It will be fun and functional sessions to get girls ready to go before practices even start. We plan to get the music going and the girls moving.

We are excited to offer this!  Dates currently scheduled are;  

Saturdays March 16th, March 23rd, April 13th and 27th from 11:30 AM - 1 PM at the Central Middle School North Gym

Registration for the Eden Prairie Girls 2019 Youth Summer League!

Teams: 10U - 12U - 14U

*** REGISTRATION DEADLINE - March 24, 2019 ***

Please contact EPlaxgirls@gmail.com for more information related to late registrations

When does the 2019 summer season begin? The 2019 season will begin during the1st or 2nd week of May.

Wall Ball: Included in Summer Registration

  • Saturdays March 16th, March 23rd, April 13th and 27th from 11:30 AM - 1 PM at the Central Middle School North Gym

When will we have practices? Practices will be scheduled Monday through Thursday. Depending on field availability, we will have some possible Fri/Sat/Sun practices/games. Practices will be held during the late afternoon through evening. 

When will we have games? Games are scheduled from June through August 6th. All teams will be participating in 2 tournaments this summer season plus some 7v7 informal scrimmages with neighboring communities. 

What equipment will my player need for the 2019 summer season? A mouth guard, lacrosse stick, and googles. Player will also need a US Lacrosse Membership (please see "Registration Information")

What is a US Lacrosse Membership? Where can I purchase one? US Lacrosse is the national governing body for both men's and women's lacrosse. Any player, coach, or official participating in the game is required to have a US Lacrosse membership. Memberships can be purchased at www.uslacrosse.org

US Lacrosse Membership FAQ

 

Register to be a varsity ball boy!

Register to be a ball boy for the Eden Prairie Men's Varsity Lacrosse

Click here to sign up

This is a great opportunity for the kids to see the game up close.

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WALL BALL ROUTINE

 

Having good stick skills is essential to being a successful lacrosse player!  Stick skills can be improved on your own with either a rebounder or on a concrete/brick wall(no windows).  In order to improve your stick skills, additional time must be spent away from practice on your own or with a partner.  Here’s a simple and effective wall ball/rebounder routine from Eden Prairie head varsity lacrosse coach Ryan Ward.  Start with 25-50 reps for each skill.  To challenge yourself, increase the difficulty level by stepping back and repeating the routine or increase the amount of reps.  You can find many alternative routines online as well.  

Throw right catch right
Throw left catch left
Shuffle right and throw right
Shuffle left and throw left
One handed left
One handed right
Quick sticks right
Quick sticks left
Canadian Right
Canadian left
Catch right, face dodge(fake), then throw right
Catch left, face dodge(fake), then throw left
Throw right catch right, split dodge, throw left catch left
Behind the back strong hand


YOUTH LACROSSE MINNESOTA HEAT GUIDELINES

Summer lacrosse brings the requirement to be aware of the impact the weather indicator Heat Index has on the safety of our players. The Heat Index is a combination of temperature and humidity. The YLM endorses the guidelines below for determining what should be done when the Heat Index reaches certain levels. This document is also available on the YLM website, www.youthlaxmn.com.

The NOAA website (www.weather.gov) will provide the current Heat Index by city or zip code. This will not provide the exact Heat Index at your site and factors like the type of field (grass or artificial turf) can significantly impact player safety in high Heat Index conditions.

Coaches, officials, and administrators are encouraged to err on the side of caution. All those involved in administering the game including coaches from both teams, officials and site administrators should discuss precautions before the game and, if needed, again at halftime. When mandatory water breaks are needed, the timer should be directed to stop play and sound the horn approximately halfway through each quarter. Teams must be prepared in for high Heat Index conditions and bring coolers filled with water and towels and/or watermelon and oranges as well as ample water. Having an adequate supply of water for all players is an absolute requirement in order to play in high Heat Index conditions. In addition, players and their parents should be reminded that players need to consume addition water throughout the day before and after the game. If sufficient water is not available, the game should not be played.
 

Heat Index

Clock Impact

Precaution

Up to 89°

No game changes recommended.

Observe players for signs of heat reactions. Coaches should substitute more frequently and observe players on the sideline. Players should be encouraged to remove helmets and drink extra water.

90° - 99°

Mandatory one-minute water breaks per quarter. Each quarter should be shortened by one minute. Game clock and any penalty clocks should be stopped during water breaks. Officials should remind teams there should be no coaching during water breaks.

Players should remove helmets during water breaks. In addition players should pour water on their heads and/or apply cold, wet towels to their necks in addition to drinking plenty of water.

100° - 105°

Mandatory two-minute water breaks per quarter. Each quarter should be shortened by two minutes. Game clock and any penalty clocks should be stopped during water breaks. Officials should remind teams there should be no coaching during water breaks.

Players should remove helmets during water breaks. In addition players should pour water on their heads and/or apply cold, wet towels to their necks in addition to drinking plenty of water. In addition, players and their parents should be reminded that players need to consume addition water after the game.

105°+

Suspend play, notify YLM

 

 

While each association is responsible for ensuring that a game can be played safely. If the weather forecast indicates the potential for very high Heat Indices, the YLM Executive Committee may call for the cancellation of all scheduled games and practices. Such decisions will be communicated through the YLM website.