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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.

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.


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.

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

 

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.  


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.




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.