St. Louis Park Lacrosse Association

2023 Boys Spring and Summer

Welcome

Welcome to 2023 Boys Spring & Summer Registration

This registration session will allow you to sign consents, complete contact information and submit payment. 

 

You will be able to register for both Spring and Summer seasons on this registration.  By choosing to register for both seasons at the same time, you will receive a discount.

 

To complete registration through our secure site, please have your Visa, MasterCard, Discover or checking account information available.  Following the completion of this registration, you will see a charge on your account from St. Louis Park Lax.  

 

Please reach out at any point in time if you have questions about the registration, our program, or the sport in general. Can direct any questions to:

 

Eric Buckley

President (Boys)

Phone: (612) 532-6403

BACKGROUND

2023 marks the St. Louis Park Lacrosse Association's 16th season overall. We were formed to support the development of lacrosse skills for the youth living in or attending school in the City of St Louis Park.  In addition, we welcome eligible youth from surrounding communities to join players from St. Louis Park.

 

In 2023, the association will field boys teams playing at the 8U, 10U, 12U, and, 14U levels.

 

We operate with no funding from the school district.

INFO ABOUT PRACTICES, GAMES & TOURNAMENTS

8U, 10U12U, and 14U teams - 

Spring season will run April  thru May.

 -- The spring season will consist of practices, scrimmages and at least 6 games.

 --  The spring season will start with practices Thursday April 13th on the St. Louis Park Recreational Outdoor Center (ROC) @ 5:30 PM and will end at 7pm.  We anticipate moving practices to the St. Louis Park Middle School fields when they dry out in early May.  This is subject to change due to availability of the SLP ROC, early season weather conditions and may be subject to change between Spring and Summer seasons.

 --Usually games for the Spring season are played the weekends, however scrimmages and exhibition matches may be scheduled during the weekdays.  Home games are played at the St Louis Park Middle School.


Summer season will run from June through July. 

 -- The summer season will consist of practices, scrimmages, games, a likely mid-season tournament and a season ending tournament. 

 -- Practices will be held primarily on Monday or Tuesday and Thursday evenings at the St Louis Park Middle School

 -- Games will be primarily held on weekday evenings.  The goal is to avoid Saturday regular season games.  They will only be scheduled if absolutely required. Home games will be played at the St Louis Park Middle School.  

 -- The optional mid-season summer tournament will be dependent on player availability.

 -- Tournaments involve possible Friday evening as well as Saturday and Sunday games.

 

All practice and game days and timing are subject to change. 

EQUIPMENT NEEDED

Boys must be equipped with:

  • Helmet
  • Mouthguard
  • Shoulder/Chest Pad (must meet 2022 NOCSAE standards)
  • Arm Protection
  • Gloves
  • Stick (strung for boys lacrosse)

Optional Equipment

  • Rib Guards
  • Jockstrap (recommended)
  • Cleats (recommended)

SLP Lacrosse Association has a LIMITED amount of rental equipment in most sizes available for $75/for the Spring & Summer season.

LEVEL OF PLAY

We follow USA Lacrosse age bracket guidelines for determining a player's level of play.  As lacrosse is a spring sport, age bracket guidelines may differ from those of other sports such as hockey or football.  Please refer to below chart to determine the correct level of play for your child. 

LEVEL OF PLAY

USA LACROSSE MEMBERSHIP REQUIRMENT:

You must register first with USA Lacrosse and then return to this Registration Session to sign up.  If you have not already signed up with USA Lacrosse, please follow these steps:

 

  • Step 1:  Obtain current USA Lacrosse Membership
    • IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A CURRENT USA LACROSSE MEMBERSHIP:  CLICK HERE to go to USA Lacrosse Registration and register your player(s). Be sure to PRINT and SAVE their confirmation code(s). Remember to register EACH of your players with USA Lacrosse. Each player must have their own unique USA Lacrosse confirmation number.
    • TO LOOK UP/RENEW A USA LACROSSE MEMBERSHIP:  CLICK HERE to go to USA Lacrosse Membership Lookup.
  • Step 2:  Return to this registration and proceed. Later in this registration session you will need to enter the USA Lacrosse Confirmation Code that you received in Step 1.

PLEASE NOTE:  Registration with SLP Lacrosse is validated against the USA Lacrosse  Registration database.  Any data that does not match USA Lacrosse Registration data exactly will cause the registration to error out and not be able to be finalized.   

 

SPORTSENGINE ACCOUNT

Parents/Guardians registering their players must also create a SportsEngine in order to log in.  Most association communication will be driven through the SportsEngine website and app.

PROGRAM COSTS

One of our main objectives is to keep the cost of playing lacrosse low and the sport accessible. Each year, we do research to compare various athletic programs in the area make sure lacrosse is one of the most affordable offerings.  We also strive to be transparent and upfront about all costs involved throughout the season and at each age level so families can make an informed decision before registering. Please see detailed table below as well as explanation of all costs.

EXPLANATION OF COSTS

Registration Fees (varied by age see above chart) - This covers the cost of the coaches, fields, equipment, uniforms, referees, league & tournament fees, marketing and other general administrative expenses associated with running the organization. A discount is provided if your player registers for both spring and summer seasons.

 

Fundraising ($140 fee only for families that don't complete fundraising) - In an effort to keep the sport affordable for all players—while avoiding concession sales and mandatory parent volunteering—players are required to participate in an annual fundraiser for the association which kicks off end of May. Each player is responsible for selling 7 x $20 coupon cards ($140) during the season. The commitment is 7 cards if you play one season (either spring or summer) or both.  Players only participate once per year, even if registered for multiple seasons.

 

USA Lacrosse Membership ($30) - All players are required to join USA Lacrosse before registering with St. Louis Park Lacrosse Association. There is a $30 annual fee that covers insurance and administrative expenses required to operate the national governing body of the sport.

 

Uniforms ($30-$70 sliding scale) - Your player will be provided with a reversible jersey, shorts and a shooter's shirt which is theirs to keep after the season is over.