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~~Welcome~~
Minnesota Schoolgirls Lacrosse Association
MSLax


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
joni.canney@isd194.org
612-840-6740


 

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Important Dates
01/10/2017
  MSLax Important Dates Please mark your calendars now! Spring...
US Lacrosse Age Segmentation
11/30/2016
There are a lot of questions about the age segmentation - please...
 
Important Dates

 

MSLax Important Dates
Please mark your calendars now!

Spring Scheduling Meeting
Sunday, March 5
11:30-3:00
St. Louis Park Community Center

Spring Rosters Due
Friday, March 24 - must be submitted to play games
 

US Lacrosse
Coaches Education Program (CEP)

Level 1 Training
Saturday, March 25
Moorhead Youth Hockey Arena
9:00-4:00
To register:  
https://www.uslacrosse.org/coaches/coaching-education-program/instructional-clinics


Spring Season Begins
Sunday, March 27

Summer Scheduling Meeting
Sunday, May 7 (tentative)

Spring Tournament
June 3-4
Wayzata

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
Site & Time:  TBD


by posted 01/10/2017
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