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Welcome to 2021 - MSLax Presidents Message

By Julie Carlson, 01/14/21, 4:30PM CST

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Hey all program admins &/or team reps, welcome to the MSLax 2021 youth girl’s lacrosse year!

Hey all program admins &/or team reps, welcome to the MSLax 2021 youth girl’s lacrosse year!  It’s going to be a great year, hopefully better than last year’s COVID-prone play!

The USA is making good progress in getting vaccinations into the arms of citizens, and with continued safety standards of 6’ social distancing & wearing masks, we are more likely to have regular spring and summer seasons!  Therefore, we’re going ahead with planning for our year.

Currently, MSHSL has slated high school lacrosse startup to be the week of April 5, only a week later than our usual startup timeframe.   Reach out to Julie Carlson with any questions

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Currently, MSHSL has slated high school lacrosse startup to be the week of April 5, only a week later than our usual startup timeframe.   Reach out to Julie Carlson with any questions

Important Dates

SPRING SEASON - REGISTRATION OPEN NOW

  • Team registration open date:  Fri, Jan 1, 2021
  • Team registration close for spring league:  Fri, 3/5/21
  • Coaches meeting & training on Sun. 3/14/21 via Zoom - 11am-1pm
  • Game Scheduling Meeting on Sun. 3/14/21 online during the spring scheduling season
  • Season start date:  Thurs, 4/1/21
  • Team rosters due:  Mon, 4/5/21
  • Spring Tourney:  Sat-Sun, June 5-6, 2021 at Health East Sports Complex (Woodbury)

 

SUMMER SEASON

  • Team registration open:  Fri, Jan 1, 2021
  • Team registration close for summer league:  Fri, 5/14/21
  • Coaches meeting & training on Sun. 5/23/21 via Zoom - 11am-1pm
  • Game Scheduling Meeting on Sun. 5/23/21 online - 1pm-3pm
  • Team rosters due:  Mon, 6/7/21
  • Season start date:  Thurs, 6/10/21
  • Summer Tourney:  Fri-Sun, July 30-Aug 1, 2021 at Maple Grove High School

Spring/Summer Team Registration Open

The team sign-up for 2021 spring & summer play is now available on the www.MSLax.net website on the Home page.  Click on this link for easy access.  We hope to see all of our teams back in full form for 2021!

US Lacrosse Lax Con is this Weekend

Help your players by learning tips from coaches around the country.

Enjoy learning from the best coaches in the country in an easy virtual format. It's this weekend Jan 15-16.  Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from the best minds in the game.  Register here

Coaches Level 1 Certification Required

MSLax is coordinating with YLM & GNLL (HomeGrown) in requiring all lacrosse coaches to be Level 1 fully USL-certified, reason being it is EXCELLENT & SPECIFIC LACROSSE COACHES TRAINING no matter if you have 10+ years of coaching experience in another sport or zero years of coaching experience in lacrosse.  

Per our Policies & Procedures located under Board> Policy & Procedures on the MSLax website, all teams must have at least 1 fully USL certified coach on each team & our goal is that all coaches become fully certified this year.  USL certification requirements are listed here.   The whole certification process should only take about 5 hrs to complete so please get this communication to your coaches to get this Level 1 certification done now before the season starts.

Coaches Concussion Training

MSLax, GNLL, & YLM also require coaches to complete concussion training every 2 years.  This is separate from the US Lacrosse requirements above.  Free concussion educational materials can be found here.  Associations need to track this locally.

MDH Mask Mandate

As always we comply with Minnesota Department of Health Guidelines.  Right now masks are required to help reduce community spread.  Coaches are sensitive to constrictions this may place on athletes.   Thank you for embracing this  and wear a mask as required by the state

Winter Player Clinics and HS Intensives at Orono Dome

Sign up here. Come out and continue to develop your lacrosse game and have fun playing at the Orono Dome! This program is for girl’s high school lacrosse players in grades 8-12 and open to players from all communities.  Goalies there will be specialized GK training!

Location:  Orono Dome  2465 Wayzata Blvd, Long Lake, MN 55356.

Dates, Times:  

  • Winter Clinics:  6 sessions - Sundays from 10am - 12pm.  January 17th through February 21st.
  • HS Intensives: 4 sessions - Sundays from 10am - 12pm.  March 7th  through 28th

Pro Player Kylie & Coach Rachel Conditioning Coach Zoom Videos

Virtual player training via Zoom is currently being conducted now through Feb 4 via Zoom for players at any age. by Pro Player Kylie Ohlmiller & Buffalo Strength Coach Rachel Bush.  We’ve had great turnout so far from players throughout the state but we still have plenty of room for more participants!  Registration link is here.  You only need to register once for all sessions. Pass onto your players, they will not regret it!

We are also storing these Zoom sessions in our You Tube channel located here for winter sessions.  Feel free to have your players browse around to see these superb recording to better their skills!  Also here is the location for our Summer Zoom video sessions for more videos!

Board Members Working For You

FREE Zoom sessions for your players to get ready for the season in the off season thanks to Janien Fandel & Peter Robson, & improving internal processes which will make everybody’s life easier thanks to all the rest of our board members.

We’d love to hear from you!  If you are looking to contact any of our board members about new ideas or questions, see this link on MSLax website:  https://www.mslax.net/board for current board member contact information.

NEW - MN Lax Con Coming

In addition, we are planning an online ‘MN Lax Con’ event as part of our annual spring coaches’ meetings on March 14th which hopefully will be an in-person event in the upcoming years.  This is being planned by our Age Coordinators, Emily Muelken, Ashley Nelsen, & our newest Age Coordinator Lexi Halvorson.  Please note, even if you are a summer coach, you are invited to attend these Zoom sessions.  Look for more details later on the topics they’re working on!

Mail Chimp Tool

Did we catch your curiosity on what this is?   MSLax will be using this tool to advertise news & events to a filtered list of constituents,   We would like EVERYBODY to sign up no matter what their title is (coaches, players, program admin, team reps, etc.).  It’s easy, should only take 15 seconds!  See below directions on how to do. Go to www.MSLax.net website & on the right -hand side, there is a content box on right-hand side..

Sign up for MsLax info on the front page of our website via MailChimp