What is your Mask, Covid and Refund Policy?
As a youth non-profit sports organization, Elk River Youth Lacrosse Association must follow the MDH Guidelines that are passed down to us by the state regarding the pandemic rules of play. At this time masks are required to participate. We carefully watch all guidance changes as they come out from the state and adapt as quickly as possible to these changes.
For the indoor clinics, we are allowing the use of helmet attached masks which provide better breathing options. If a player uses one of these masks and needs to remove their helmet, they must put on a separate mask.
Here are a couple of helmet mask options:
We do not have the ability to know what the state guidelines will be as we approach the outdoor season.
Refunds are handled on a case-by-case basis and are generally issued only to players who become injured prior to the season starting. Refunds will not be issued on the basis of mask policies from the state. (If we have 20 players register, and then cancel because they find out we have to wear a mask outside, this would cause a major problem in our ability to have a season. It is also costly to our association to process refunds.)
There is an issue with online registration, where do I go for support?
If you run into any issues with sign-in, payment, or technical problems please call the SportsEngine tech support team:
To Call the SportsEngine Support Team: 1.888.255.7840 (Option 1, then Option 2)
Support hours are:
Monday-Friday | 8am-7pm CST (for phone, chat, and email support)
Saturday/Sunday/Holidays | 9am-6pm CST (for phone, chat, and email support)
Where can I pick up new or used lacrosse gear?
Online at SportsStop.com, in person at Dave's Sport Shop in Maple Grove, Play it Again sports in Elk River also has used lacrosse gear. Many vendors will usually have a promo package for gear where you can get a discount when you buy all the pads at the same time.
When does the field lacrosse season begin?
The outdoor practices start as soon as the school district allows us to get out on the fields. Practices start around May 1st, sometimes a week or two earlier depending on moisture content on the fields and the condition of the turf. The volunteer coaches at each age level will request field allocations and based upon coach and field availability you will receive a practice schedule of dates and times.
How does the online uniform ordering work?
Geared Up has uniforms in each size for you to have your player try-on to ensure accurate sizing. Feel free to bring shoulder pads if you are wondering how they will fit with pads on. You will also be ordering your shooter shirt which will have the player’s last name and number printed on the shooter shirt. Some parents go a size up on the shooter shirt so it is easier to read the last name on the shooter shirt as it will hang down a bit below the uniform.
What gear is required for boys field lacrosse?
For outdoor field lacrosse, we do require that the boy’s players wear an approved lacrosse helmet during all practices and games. They are also required to wear a mouth guard and we recommenced the type that attaches to the helmet so the players do not lose them on the field. Shoulder pads, arm guards, gloves, protective cup/athletic supporter and cleats are also required, but do not forget the lacrosse stick!
What gear is required for girls field lacrosse?
For outdoor field lacrosse, girls are required to wear a mouth guard (not clear or white), lacrosse goggles, and cleats (football or soccer cleats work well). Also, make sure to purchase a girl’s lacrosse stick https://www.uslacrosse.org/safety/equipment/legal-sticks. Girls are not required to wear helmets but can be worn if parents desire. Please contact the girl’s director for more information.
What does the girls field lacrosse schedule look like?
Practices are generally scheduled twice a week for one to two hours beginning around the second week of May. Girl’s teams will utilize Twin Lakes Elementary. Home games will usually take place at Oak Knoll Athletic Field. Games are scheduled on weeknights in the summer starting around the second week of June. Summer weekends will generally be open with no lacrosse games with the exception of the state tournament on the first weekend of August at Lakeville South High School.
What does the boys field lacrosse schedule look like?
Practices are scheduled twice a week for one to two hours beginning around the first week of May. Boys teams will use Salk and Vandenberge Middle School fields for practice. Home games will usually take place at Oak Knoll Athletic Field. We will have early spring jamborees with two games per weekend during the school year. If your son is a multi-sport athlete, we have found that the Spring jamborees can conflict with other pre-scheduled competitions. Do not worry these jamborees are optional scrimmages and do not count towards a team season record. You may have to pick and choose which sport to have your son play on these weekends. Be aware that the game schedules for these jamborees may be delivered only a few days prior to the games.
Once school is out the games are scheduled on weeknights in the summer. Summer weekends will generally be open with no lacrosse games (with the exception of selected tournaments and playoffs for 12U and 14U). State Playoffs are the last weekend in July.
What age levels have skill evaluations?
The boys teams at 12U and 14U have tryout evaluations provided by Homegrown Lacrosse and are not affiliated with Elk River Youth Lacrosse. The boys 8U and 10U teams will have board members and coaches perform evaluations and scoring for these players and we will have a player draft with the head coaches of the teams at 8U and 10U to help divide the players into multiple teams. Girls teams may or may not have evaluations depending on the number of players.
What are the Team Sizes?
8U – 5 play on the field at a time (no goalie) – cap teams at around 13 players
10U – 7 play on the field at a time including goalie – cap teams at around 16 players
12U – 10 play on the field at a time including goalie (large field) – cap teams at around 23 players
14U – 10 play on the field at a time including goalie (large field) – cap teams at around 23 players
8U - cap teams at around 13 players
10U – cap teams at around 13 players
12U – cap teams at around 23 players
14U – cap teams at around 21 players
What are the grade levels for each age level?
8U - 1st and 2nd Grade
10U - 3rd and 4th Grade
12U - 5th and 6th Grade
14U - 7th and 8th Grade
Can my son or daughter play up or down an age level?
We do have availability for a player to waiver down an age level. The valid conditions that are acceptable for the waiver process are:
Can I put in a buddy request?
The board has elected to do player evaluations at all levels for boys teams, we no longer offer buddy requests.
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Where can I find the Lacrosse code of conduct?