The Roseville Area Youth Lacrosse Association (RAYLA) is committed to engaging youth from the Roseville area (ISD 623) in the sport of lacrosse.

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2014-15 East Metro Saturday Morning Girls’ Lacrosse - Grades 7-12
 
Concordia Sea Foam Stadium Dome -1380 Concordia Avenue, Saint Paul
Saturday Mornings 7:30 – 9:00
November 15th – March 28th 
(November 15th, 22nd, 20th; December 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th; January 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th. 31th; February 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th; March 14th, 21st, and 28th)

Improve With Small Field Game Play and Expert Instruction

  • 40 minutes of lacrosse training provided by S.E.C. high school coaches followed by 50 minute competitive small field games each Saturday
  • Instruction provided for all skills levels
  • Small field cross-field play with regulation center draw circle and full size scoring areas
  • Small game format guarantees frequent touches and enhanced skill development
  • 8-team format – players will be assigned to teams and lines based on high school affiliation and playing experience

Registration and Payment:

  • Registration opens 9/30.  Register early, as this league will fill fast.
  • 2 Registration Options
    • Option 1: $275 - all 19 sessions - Link for registration:  http://assn.la/Reg/?r=4:84698
    • Option 2: $175 - any 10 sessions - Link for registration: http://assn.la/Reg/?r=4:84699                           - this is the best option for girls who participate in a winter sport – if you are planning to play after the conclusion of your winter sport season make sure you register now as this option will fill early
  • All players must be US Lacrosse members
  • Payment is made to Stillwater Girls’ Lacrosse Booster Organization through PayPal during online registration
  • Players must supply their own numbered reversible practice jersey
  • The East Metro Girls’ Lacrosse Nov – Dec League is sponsored and organized by the Stillwater Girls’ Lacrosse Booster Organization - contact Deb Dahl for additional information: deborah.dahl@andersencorp.com
  • SGLBO Refund Policy:  Refunds prior to the first day of the league will have a $10.00 processing fee deducted. No refunds will be given after the first day of the league play.
  • Direct payment questions to Ruth Crepeau: ruth.crepeau@thomsonreuters.com  

by posted 10/22/2014

 

Homegrown Lacrosse offers two great training programs this winter. The training programs will be held in two rounds: Nov/Dec (Holiday) and Jan/Feb (Winter). Players can register to participate in one or both rounds. The holiday season will focus primarily on position specific training via the Sniper Series Offensive Boot Camp and the Scorpion Series Defensive Boot Camp in various regions across the metro. We will also be offering the LaxFit Boot Camp and a River League in St. Paul. During the winter season, the Lax Boot Camp (all positions) will be offered in various regions. I've briefly summarized each program below and included a link for more information and registration. I am really looking forward to getting back on the field this winter and hope to see you out there!

 

Sniper Series Offensive Boot Camp (Nov/Dec): Players are engaged in position specific, high repetition drills and exercises. The Sniper Series Curriculum focuses intensely on the stick work, shooting techniques and offensive concepts attack and midfielders need to succeed. Click here for more information and here for registration.

 

Scorpion Series Defensive Boot Camp (Nov/Dec): Players are engaged in position specific, high repetition drills and exercises. The Scorpion Series Curriculum focuses intensely on footwork, stick positioning and on- / off-ball defensive concepts close defensemen and long stick midfielders need to improve their game. Click here for more information and here for registration.

 

River League (Nov/Dec): River Leagues provide opportunities to play, learn and grow in an organized and competitive league throughout the winter season. Players register individually and are placed on free-agent teams where they connect with, learn from and teach new teammates from other associations. Each team is coached by two Homegrown Lacrosse staff members. Click here for more information and here for registration.

 

LaxFit Boot Camp (Nov/Dec): LaxFit weekly sessions are broken into three major components; speed and agility biomechanics, core skill and position-specific skill development. Each component offers technical breakdown, dynamic drills and competitions to maximize impact, develop work ethic and push players past their comfort zones. Click here for more information and here for registration.

 

Lax Boot Camp (Jan/Feb): Homegrown Lacrosse's Winter Boot Camp is a high intensity, high tempo and high energy training program designed to get players ready for tryouts and the spring season. The program challenges players to improve their abilities from both a conditioning and a skills perspective. Each session features progressive position specific instruction as well as high repetition skill drills. Every minute of field time is used to heighten player's on-field IQ while building endurance and lacrosse specific muscle memory. Click here for more information and here for registration.


by posted 10/22/2014

MINNESOTA LACROSSE TRAINING CENTER

TRUE LACROSSE MN is excited to announce the grand opening of the Minnesota Lacrosse Training Center. Starting November 1st athletes from all over the state will have access to a lacrosse exclusive training center. 

Located conveniently in Bloomington off 35W and 494 with over 6000 square foot of turf the MLTC will help the overall development of lacrosse in Minnesota. True Lacrosse is excited to bring this opportunity to athletes from all across the state. The space offers the ability to focus on fundamentals and develop great stick skills due to the in tight spaces.


MINI-GOPHER LACROSSE (Ages 4-8)!

 

Come join the University of Minnesota staff and current players to learn the fast fun sport of lacrosse. No experience necessary, no equipment necessary, and fun is required! 

  • Ages 4-8
  • Fun games and activities all related to teaching the fundamentals of lacrosse 
  • Great way to test out the sport for young families 
  • Proceeds benefit the University of Minnesota's Men's lacrosse team! 
  • Players will be issued a stick, and tennis balls are used so no helmet necessary! 
  • Instruction is led by the Gopher coaching staff and current players ! 

WHERE: MLTC 

WHEN: Wednesdays from 7pm-8pm (11/5,11/12,11/19,12/3,12/10)

COST: $130


GARBAGE GOAL LAX LEAGUE (U11 and U9)

ABOUT: The Garbage Goal Lax League is a developmental opportunity for young players. The hour session will be split half in skill building instruction and half in 4v4 game play in tight spaces, shooting on a garbage can with tennis balls. This will teach young players on offense how to handle the ball in tight spaces while finishing the ball in tight spaces. All players will develop better stick skills using a tennis ball. Defensive players will learn how to play more physical and rely less on their stick. 

STRUCTURE: 

  • 6 Sessions each an hour long ( 30 mins skills and drills, 30 mins of competitive game play)
  • Skill focus will teach indoor fundamentals and in tight ball handling. 
  • 12 player maximum (4v4 games with 2 subs). 
  • Tennis balls will be used for all drills and game play.
  • Garbage cans will be the goals 

WHERE: MLTC

WHEN: 6 Sessions Wednesdays @ 5pm-6pm(11/5,11/12,11/19,12/3,12/10,12/17)

COST: $150 per player (Max of 12)

Registration will be available shortly

 


Academy Shooting Series (Level 1)

Overview: True Lacrosse MN is excited to offer our shooting specific clinic, True Academy Shooting Series, a high repetition clinic for boys youth and high school players. This clinic will focus on shot speed, accuracy and technique. This will be done by way of all different types of shots, in-close finishing, shooting on the run, shot deception techniques, and all other aspects to take your game to the next level. 

We have created a class level system new to this program. Level 1 is a pre-requisite for level 2. This will enable to ensure proper fundamentals when moving into more advanced concepts. 

When: (8 total sessions) 

  • 6:00pm-7:00pm 
  • Monday/Wednesday (11/3, 11/5, 11/10, 11/12, 11/17, 11/19, 11/24, 12/1) 
  • Tuesday/Thursday. (11/4, 11/6, 11/11, 11/13, 11/18, 11/20, 11/25, 12/2)

Who: U13 through High school athletes

Where: Minnesota Lacrosse Training Facility 

Cost: $150 ($19/hr)

 


Academy Face-off Series

Overview: True Lacrosse MN is excited to offer our FACE-OFF specific clinic, True Academy Face-off series, a high repetition clinic for boys youth and high school players. This clinic will focus on building a face-off athlete from the group up. We start from how to simply approach the ball to teaching an athlete to work with wings as they progress. 

Giuseppe Palermo will lead the instruction after years of experience at the X at Quinipiac (NCAA D1) and at UST (2 MCLA D2 Natl. Championships).

When: (8 total sessions) 

  • 7pm-8pm
  • Tuesday/Thursday. (11/4, 11/6, 11/11, 11/13, 11/18, 11/20, 11/25, 12/2)

Who: U13 through High school athletes

Where: Minnesota Lacrosse Training Facility 

Cost: $150 ($19/hr)

 

by posted 10/22/2014
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.


View or download the guidebooks and rules FAQs
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