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Boys Lacrosse Season Information (2024)

8U & 10U 

The 8U and 10U program begins in May and continues through July.  The 8U program is typically 1st and 2nd Grade and 10U is typically 3rd and 4th Grade.

 

8U Regular Season

8U summer (late May to July), this group plays outdoors on half fields. Games are in a 5x5 format and are typically played without a goalie, with a focus on skill development.

8U tentative practice times:

  • Mon/Wed 6-7:30pm
  • Games - Weekdays TBD

8U Tournaments (tentative):

  • LAX by the Lake (Prior Lake) June 28-30, 2024
  • Year End Jamboree: July 20-21, 2024 - Location TBD

 

10U Regular Season

10U summer (May to July),  outdoor on half fields. Games will be played 7x7 with a goalie, with a focus on skill development.

10U tentative practice times:

Tues/Thurs 6-7:30pm

10U Tournaments (tentative):

  • River Valley Rumble (Shakopee), June 7-9, 2024
  • LAX by the Lake (Prior Lake), June 28-30, 2024
  • Year-end Jamboree: July 20-21, 2024

 

EVAA participates in Youth Lacrosse Minnesota (YLM) for the summer season. Games schedule: TBD.

Independence Day Blackout Dates. No YLM games will be scheduled for these dates.

12U - 14U

12U & 14U is broken into two seasons:

Spring Season (April-May)

12U and 14U spring lacrosse teams will have one practice per week (day TBD), plus 1-2 games through the Great Northern Lacrosse League (GNLL) per weekend on the same day, either Saturday or Sunday at outdoor locations around the Twin Cities.  Spring games begin April 13 and continue through June 2. The cost for spring lacrosse is $150/player.  

Summer Season (june -July)

The 12U and 14U Teams will participate in the Youth Lacrosse Minnesota (YLM) summer season. Beginning in June, all league games occur during the week (blackout period during the week of July 4th). The cost for summer lacrosse is $430/player.

12U and 14U  tentative practice times:

Tues/Wed/Thurs 6-7:30pm

Summer Tournaments*:

  • Viking GOAT (Farmington), June 1-2, 2024
  • LAX by the Lake (Prior Lake), June 29-30.
  • State Tournament - July 27-28, 2024. 

*families may elect to play in additional tournament(s) for an additional cost.  Each team will handle this separately.

2024 KEY SEASON DATES

  • Spring Lacrosse: April and May (12U and 14U teams only)
  • Regular Season: May 15 - end of July 

2024 Season Fees

8U

  • Regular Season: $150

10U

  • Regular Season: $250

12U and 14U

  • Spring Season: $150
  • Regular Season: $430

USA Lacrosse Age Groups 2023-2024

Age Group Birth Years '24 Summer Season Fee
8U 9/1/2015-8/31/2017 $150
10U 9/1/2013-8/31/2015 $250
12U 9/1/2011-8/31/2013 $430
14U 6/1/2009*-8/31/2011 $430

*The current cutoff date of 6/1 is for 8th graders only. Players in 9th grade are not eligible to play 14U. 


Lacrosse Gear

Equipment Needed:

  • Lacrosse helmet
  • Lacrosse stick
  • Mouth guard
  • Cleats
  • Lacrosse Shoulder pads, arms pads, gloves, cup

For the Box lacrosse season, all the equipment listed above is required, but hockey helmets and gloves are permissible.  Lacrosse gear is required for all other levels and outdoor seasons. 

Please be aware that shoulder pad and chest protector standards changed in 2022.  All age levels (8U-14U, including goalies) need to meet the NOCSAE standard ND200. All chest protectors and shoulder pads must contain the NOCSAE logo and SEI certification mark on both the packaging and the product to be legal for play.

EVAA has loaner gear available.  A check is required and will be held and returned at the end of the season.  


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