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EP Girls High School Summer League

 

The long standing EP Girls HS Summer Varsity League will begin on 6/26 this year and will run 5 weeks through 7/31.  This is a FUN, low time commitment game league.  The games will be Wednesday evenings.  Games will be full field and ref'd. 

Summer league provides an opportunity to play a full field game of lacrosse throughout the summer with a variety of teams from across the Metro.  Coaching welcomed, but optional. A competitive, but relaxed environment provides a great way to keep your stick (and your head) in the game during the short off season. EPHS Summer League, now, in its 19th year!

Wednesdays

Start date: June 26

End date: July 31

NO SUMMER LEAGUE ON JULY 3

(in accordance with MSHSL rules)

Time frame: One hour games, one game per night. 

6:30 -7:30 PM

7:30 - 8:30 PM

Cost: $80 per player

Officiated by MSHSL referees 

Players will need to bring a reversible jersey with them each week.  Room for 8 teams in league. 

 

2019 Eagles Girls Youth and HS Lacrosse Camp

Minnesota Girls Lacrosse presents Eagles Girls Lacrosse Camp

This is a camp open to girls grades K-12, who are both novice and experienced lacrosse players.  Camp Director is 7-time MSHSL State Lacrosse Champion Coach from Eden Prairie High School - Judy Baxter.   Brooke Jones, current assistant coach for the EP Girls Varsity Lacrosse team, will be running this camp,  along with current & former EPHS Eagles Lacrosse players who have gone on to play D-I & D-II & D-III Collegiate Lacrosse.
 

2019 DATES:  June 26, 27, 28

12:00 - 1:30 PM        K-4th           $60

12:00 - 2:00 PM        5th - 7th      $75

2:30 - 5:00 PM          8th - 12th    $90

Location:  Eden Prairie HS Turf A

 

Sample Daily Schedule: 


Dynamic Warm Up, Fundamentals/Competitions/Games

Specialty Sessions

Building individual skills and team concepts

 

Specialty Sessions:

Shooting Competition: Attacking the net

Defending the arc

Settled offense/fast breaks/advanced defense

Agility and Core training

4 v 4 & 7 v 7 Games

 

Campers Should Bring Daily: Lacrosse Stick, Goggles, Mouth Guard, Goalie Equipment (if applicable), Water, Snack, Sunscreen 


Minnesota Girls Lacrosse continues to offer the best value for money in girl's lacrosse camps in Minnesota.  Since 1999, we have provided one of the finest coaching staffs with five Head High School Coaches and current NCAA Division I players teaching girls to play the fastest growing sports in the US.  Our Elite & Developmental Camps are designed for new players and for those who wish to gain valuable experiences while refining techniques and learning advanced game tactics & team strategies.  Many of our campers have gone on to win State Championships and play Division I, II and III collegiate lacrosse.  We will give you the tools to work towards that outcome also!

Judy Baxter - Head Coach, EPHS Girls Varsity Lacrosse 

EPHS Lacrosse Coach, 1999 to present, Minnesota Girls State Champions 2015, 2009, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2001

MN Elite Co-Head Coach 2011 to present

2008 3M Excellence in Coaching Award

2007 MSHSL Coach of the Year

USLA National Tournament Team Coach, 2008, 2007, 2004, 2002

Vail Shoot Out Team Coach 2002

Lehigh University, Head Coach 9 years (2002-03, 1978-1985)- NCAA Quarterfinals: 1985 & 1984

East Coast Conference Champions: 1985 and Coach of the Year 1985 & 1984

Philadelphia Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women, Coach of the Year 1985

US National Lacrosse Player, 1975-1980 and USA Team Captain 1981

 

Brooke Jones - Assistant Coach Eden Prairie Girls Varsity Lacrosse

Brooke attended Edina High School, playing Lacrosse there.  

She then went on to play D1 Lacrosse at Northwestern University, graduating in 2015. 

After coaching at Loyola Academy in 2016, she moved back to Minnesota and has been coaching at Eden Prairie for 3 years.

Brooke also trains goalies and coaches for the Minnesota Elite club. 

Girls U8 Summer Program

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.

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.  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.  





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.