Welcome to the Roseville Area Youth Lacrosse Association
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Registration Extended Though 3/30
Boys & Girls Teams Ages U8 through U14
2019 Season runs April 22 - July 31
Registration will be open through March 31
All players are required to register with US Lacrosse at uslacrosse.org to participate (a US Lacrosse number will be required at registration.
ALL first-time players receive a $50 credit
Equipment provided for Boys U8 & U10 (and U12 as available)
Limited availability of Girls Sticks adn Goggles
Scholarships are available for familes that qualify for free or reduced lunches through the school district. Please inquire with a board member or send an email to RAYLAinfo@gmail.com
Boys and girls ages U8 through U14 can play. See the recommended birth dates for teams on the main page.
What equipment is needed?
Click on "Equipment" on the Girls or Boys tab at the top of the page for information
Equipment is provided for Boys in U8 and U10. We may also have equipment available for U12 on a limited basis.
Girls Goggles and sticks are available upon Request
Are Scholarships available?
Yes, a limited number of scholarships are availble to familes who qualify for free or reduced lunches through the school district. Contact RAYLAinfo@gmail.com
When does the season run?
April 22 - July 31
Are there try-outs?
No we do not hold try-outs. Each team is comprised of 18-25 kids. This may seem like a lot, but lacrosse is highly physical and requires players to rotate in and out of games frequently for rest and water breaks.
When are games and practices?
Our league practices and games are mainly during the week. Most teams practice a couple times a week. Once games start the commitment can vary, but they may have one practice and 1-2 games. We usually have 1-2 weekend tournaments as well. Games are scheduled by the governing Lacrosse Boards for Boys and girls. The RAYLA board does not schedule games.
How can you start practice while there is snow on the ground?
The spring practices are held at the Minnesota Loons Training Center, 1633 Terrace Dr, Roseville. Once ground thaws and dries out a bit, practice is moved to parks within the Roseville School district. 2019 practice locations are yet to be decided.
Where are games held?
Home games are played at Langton Lake Park, 1894 County Rd C2 West in Roseville.
Away games are played at the opposing team/city locations
What are the fundraising committments?
New in 2019 families will be asked to volunteer time instead of selling Heggies Pizza (i.e. attend Board meetings, team manager, picnic organizer/volunteer, photographer and many more)
A buy-out option will also be available
Details will be shared at the Parent meeting in April
If I have additional questions, who should I contact?
Questions can be sent to RAYLAinfo@gmail.com
During the season, questions about schedules, games etc. should be directed to your team manager
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New US Lacrosse Youth Rules & Best Practices Guidebooks
New US Lacrosse Youth Rules and Best Practices Guidebooks Now Available
US Lacrosse, the national governing body of men’s and women’s lacrosse, is in the midst of a comprehensive effort to improve the quality of experience for everyone associated with youth lacrosse. A key component of this effort is the development of consistent national rules that are based on the physical, cognitive and psychological development stages of children. The US Lacrosse youth rules have been developed with those stages in mind to focus on player development, team play, sportsmanship and safety.
The Youth Rules and Best Practices Guidebooks are intended as educational tools for players, parents, coaches, officials and administrators to help explain the rules and the rationale behind the rules. The best practices included in these books are as important as the rules. They provide guidelines for youth lacrosse organizations to make sure the emphasis is where it should be – on the health and well-being of the children playing the sport, and their enjoyment and development in the game.