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Minnesota Schoolgirls Lacrosse Association

Our mission is to promote the growth of girls lacrosse in Minnesota.  We work to foster a positive environment to teach skills to players and coaches.

We are the governing body for girls lacrosse in Minnesota. 
Currently serving girls in 3rd to 12th grade.

Questions?  Contact:
Joni Canney, MSLax President


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Important Dates
MSLax Important Dates Please mark your calendars now! PCA Training Sunday,...
PCA Training
MANDATORY COACHES TRAINING! Sunday, January 29 Calling all Women's...
US Lacrosse Age Segmentation
There are a lot of questions about the age segmentation - please...
Important Dates

MSLax Important Dates
Please mark your calendars now!

PCA Training
Sunday, January 29

Spring Scheduling Meeting
Sunday, March 5
St. Louis Park Community Center

Spring Season Begins
Sunday, March 27

Summer Scheduling Meeting
Sunday, May 7 (tentative)

Spring Tournament
June 3-4

Summer Season Begins
Monday, June 5

Summer Tournament
August 4, 5, 6
Lakeville South

US Lacrosse
Coaches Education Program (CEP)

Level 2 Training
Sunday, August 13

by posted 01/10/2017
PCA Training

Sunday, January 29

Calling all Women's Coaches!

On-Field Clinic &
Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) Training

MSLax is proud to bring a PCA clinic to Minnesota!  
In conjunction, we will have an on-field coaches training too.
All associations will be required to send at least ONE representative to
this training in order to play in the 2017 MSLax youth league.

Sunday, January 29

Women's coaches clinic @West St. Paul Dome
1655 Livingston Avenue,  West St. Paul

PCA clinic for ALL coaches @Concordia College
Buenger Education Center
379 Syndicate Street North,  St. Paul


Register here:  https://leagueathletics.com/UserForm.asp?RegID=134175&org=MSSLAX.COM



by posted 12/10/2016
US Lacrosse Age Segmentation
There are a lot of questions about the age segmentation - please share this with the families in your association.  The list below gives the birthdate guidelines for each level.  Basically the only change for 2017 is the NAME of each level.  If there are girls in 8th grade with a summer birthday, (who are older than their peers) we can easily do a waiver.  Their association must request the waiver - after that player downloads their birth certificate to be verified by US Lacrosse for their annual membership. 
US Lacrosse
New Age Segmentation
US Lacrosse has recommended the adoption of "Age-based Segmentation" for associations instead of "Grade-based Segmentation" starting in 2017.  In the past, MSLax has not been a proponent of changing to the "U" based system because it did not have a clear delineation between youth and high school.  There was always confusion about what to do with girls in ninth grade.  The new program is now a clear-cut division with 14U designated as youth and anything over 14U is high school.  Since we do not have enough girls for single-based levels (ie 10U, 11U, 12U, 13U, etc.) we are following the recommendation of using even-year grouping (i.e. 10U, 12U, 14U, etc.) that US Lacrosse recommended.  This is in line with boys lacrosse age-based levels in Minnesota. 
Levels for 2017 are as follows:
10U – Girls born between 9/1/2006 – 8/31/2008 (formerly 3rd-4th grade)
12U – Girls born between 9/1/2004 – 8/31/2006 (formerly 5th-6th grade)
14U – Girls born between 9/1/2002 – 8/31/2004 (formerly 7th-8th grade)
18U – Girls born between 9/1/1998 – 8/31/2002 (formerly U19)
One-Time Birth Certificate Download
Parents will also be required to do a one-time download of a players birth certificate when renewing or signing up for a US Lacrosse membership.  This will also ensure that players are at the correct level.  As always, MSLax allows for waivers from girls with extenuating circumstances.  
If you have any questions, please let us know!
MSLax Board

by posted 11/30/2016
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