Youth Lacrosse Minnesota (YLM) has formally cancelled the lacrosse summer season. For those interested, the full YLM email is below.
Summer Development Option - Please Reply! With no season happening, we are planning a development clinic in the month of July. Please complete the survey. Costs will be minimal (to pay our college coaches) with enough numbers. Our plan is to run 5-8 sessions on weeknights similar to what we’ve done in the past with our lightning bugs program.
Regular Season Refund - With a season not happening you will receive a full refund for the regular season. That refund has to go through the Eastview Athletic Association (EVAA) and the SportsEngine, Inc. system that provides administrative services for our youth sports programs so it may take a few weeks.
While we are disappointed that YLM felt it was not feasible to go forward with games. We understand the decision that was made. We want to work to ensure that our boys get touches sufficient to continue developing their lacrosse skills. We want to thank you for being patient as we worked through a strategy to have some type of season.
We hope to hear from you soon about the development option. Thanks again.
John Other Medicine
Email from YLM
“Association Leaders –
Over the last several months we have all remained hopeful and optimistic that the situation we face with COVID-19 would improve and allow the season to progress, even if it was for a short period. Unfortunately, at this time given all the information available and most importantly the State of Minnesota’s phased approach the YLM Board has decided to cancel the 2020 Summer Lacrosse season.
Many of you have weighed in, provided feedback and remained supportive throughout this deaccessioning process and we thank you for your support. This decision was not made lightly, however at this time the remaining weeks for a season, the field availability, the number of teams forced to cancel due to numbers and our athletes and parents deciding to pursue other interests for the remainder of the summer – it would not be fair to anyone to continue hoping for a season.
The YLM will not sanction any gatherings, practices, scrimmages or games at this time but reminds all associations to check with their local city/field maintenance, schools, and current state return to play guidelines (Phase 3 as of this letter date) before they embark on any lacrosse activities. We encourage you to use safe social distancing practices, common sense health etiquette and best practices under the USA Lacrosse return to play guidelines should you find yourself or your team on the fields this summer.
In summary, we will have a bit longer of an offseason this year but will look to return next season with many lessons learned and energy focused on growing the game of Lacrosse in Minnesota.
Finally, if your association had submitted payment this year, refunds will be coming soon.
GIRLS - ALL AGES - THE SPRING AND SUMMER SEASON HAS BEEN CANCELLED.
Welcome to Eastview Athletic Youth Lacrosse! We are busy planning for the upcoming 2020 spring and summer season. Season details will be posted to both the boys and girls pages as they are available.
Lacrosse is one of the fastest growing sports in Minnesota!
Eastview teams have typically performed very well at the youth and high school levels.
We need volunteers to run a successful youth lacrosse program!
Board Members: We are always looking for new volunteers to help with the coordination of the season. Please visit our Board page for open positions.
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