St. Louis Park Lacrosse Association

2023 Girls Spring and Summer

Welcome

Welcome to 2023 Girls Lacrosse Registration

This registration session will allow you to sign consents, complete contact information and submit payment.  We are eager to see more girls join the sport of lacrosse in St. Louis Park and want to help families along the way.

 

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:

Hayley Savat

Hayley Savat

President (Girls)

Phone: (952) 212-6708

Background

This year marks the 16th season for St. Louis Park Lacrosse Association, and 11th for our girls' program. We were formed to support the development of lacrosse skills for the kids living in or attending school in the City of St Louis Park.  We also welcome those from surrounding communities to join.

 

In 2023, the association will field girls' teams playing at the 8U, 10U, 12U and 14U levels in the Minnesota Schoolgirls Lacrosse (MSLAX) Association. 

 

The youth association has developed a strong connection to SLP girls' middle school and high school lacrosse teams.  For 2023 season, the SLP girls varsity head coach, assistant coach and 6 high school players will be involved in the youth program as either coaches or organizers. Check out the Meet The Coaches section of our website for more information on our incredible coaching staff for 2023 season. There will also be several fun events throughout the season with the high school team.

Info about practices, games & tournaments

Each team will have scheduled practices, games and chance to participate in 1-2 tournaments throughout the season. All home games are played at St. Louis Park Middle School fields and away games and tournaments are mostly in the nearby metro area. Frequency of practice and games is dependent on age level and we do our best to keep schedule consistent.

 

Refer to calendar for events already scheduled. 

If you are looking for 14U spring registration, please refer to SLP Middle School Athletics website, as this program is run through the middle school for the spring season only. SLP Lacrosse Association runs the 14U summer registration and team.

Equipment needed

Equipment needed for girls' lacrosse:

  • Goggles
  • Mouthguard
  • Girls/Women's lacrosse stick
  • Cleats or tennis shoes
  • Water bottle

SLP Lacrosse Association has goggles & sticks available for players to use throughout the season, to be returned at the end of the season.

For any families interested in purchasing their own lacrosse equipment, below are local vendors that carry all equipment required for girls' lacrosse.

 

All members for SLP Lacrosse Association are eligible for a 15% discount and free shipping. Use offer code NSLAX15% when checking out online or tell them you are from St. Louis Park Lacrosse in the store.

 

 

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. 

USA Lacrosse Membership Requirement

All SLP Lacrosse Association players must be USA Lacrosse members in order to register.  If you are planning to register but have not already signed up with USA Lacrosse, please follow these steps:

 

  • Step 1:  CLICK HERE to obtain new or lookup current USA Lacrosse Membership

 

  • 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

 

During this registration process, parents/guardians registering players will be asked to create a SportsEngine account if they don't already have one. Once account is created, you will be asked to log in to proceed with registration.  Association and team communication during the season will be driven through the SportsEngine website and app as well as each team's roster, schedule, chat and photos.

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.

 

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.

 

Processing Fee ($0) - The association assumes the cost of SportsEngine processing fee during registration.

 

Uniforms ($0) - The association owns all girls uniforms, and distributes them free of charge. Girls' uniforms consist of a black lacrosse skirt and two jerseys (home & away). Players are required to return their uniforms at the end of the season to avoid a $75 charge.

 

Volunteer Hours ($0) - No volunteer hours are required, however discounts offered for volunteer coaches, team managers, board members, etc. If you are interested in volunteering, there will be a question later in this registration where you can indicate your interest.

 

Optional:

 

Equipment ($0) - girls' lacrosse equipment (stick, goggles, goalie gear) is available for use duration of season free of charge and needs to be returned at end of season. 

 

Shooting Shirt ($35 or FREE if registered by March 5th) - a popular clothing item for lacrosse is shooting shirts, which can be worn during warmups, practice or as casual clothing item outside of lacrosse.  The shooting shirts are a lightweight polyester material, long sleeve and loose fitting, designed by a local vendor especially for SLP Lacrosse.

 

FREE SHOOTING SHIRT IF REGISTERED BY MARCH 5TH!

SCHOLARSHIPS

Lacrosse can have an incredibly positive impact on the lives of young athletes. We want the ability to share that experience with as many individuals as possible in our community.  Scholarships are available upon request, and in a variety of formats.  Please don't hesitate to reach out to learn more if you are undecided about registering due to costs or have additional questions or concerns.  Know that we are flexible in making accommodations because we'd love to see your daughter on the field in 2023!

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