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Registration FAQ's

Summer 2017 Registration FAQ's

Below is a listing of FAQ's.  Please see below for the answers.  This contains information for both the boys and the girls programs.

1. How much does lacrosse cost?

2. How do I know what level my child will play?

3. Before I register, what else do I need to know?

4. How are teams organized?

5. Who coaches my child’s team?

6. How many teams are at each age group?

7. What equipment is needed?

8. What is included in our summer registration fee?

9. Where are practices and games played?

10. What is the time commitment for travel lacrosse?

11. How can I help the program or volunteer?

12. Hey, I’m from Shakopee, can I play in Prior Lake?


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

How much does lacrosse cost?

The 2017 summer season registration fees are listed below.  For all levels, the registration fee includes entry into the Prior Lake Tournament and year end Jamborees, Playoffs or State Tournament fees.    

Girls 8U - In-House: $120        Boys 8U - Travel: $210

Girls 10U - Travel: $310           Boys 10U - Travel: $310

Girls 12U - Travel: $350           Boys 12U - Travel: $350

Girls 14U - Travel: $360           Boys 14U - Travel: $360

 

How do I know what level my child will play?

For both boys and girls, the lacrosse year starts on September 1.  Your player’s age on September 1 determines his/her age group.  The brackets below will help you determine your player's level based on their birthday:

8U   born 9/1/08 through 8/31/10

10U born 9/1/06 through 8/31/08

12U born 9/1/04 through 8/31/06

14U born 9/1/02 through 8/31/04

14U born 6/1/02 through 8/31/02 (and still in 8th grade)

 

Before I register, what else do I need to know?

For girls, 8U, 10U and 12U will be equal teams.  14U will have both A and B levels.  

For boys, 8U and 10U will be equal teams.  12U and 14U will have both A and B levels.  

Player time requirements (length of practice, days of practice) are more at the A level.  You will have the option to accept or decline consideration for the top (A level) team.  If you do not want to commit to the requirements for extra practice and travel of the A team, you can check the box declining a spot at that level during registration.

You will need a US Lacrosse number to play.  An active US Lacrosse number is required by the state lacrosse league (YLM for boys and MSLAX for girls).  All players and coaches are covered under US Lacrosse’s insurance with a valid membership.  USL is also an organization worthy of your support.  They invest time and money into promoting the game and making it safer to play.  The cost of an annual youth membership is $25 and there is a link in our registration session.

 

How are teams organized?

We take player evaluations very seriously here at PLAY Lacrosse.  In April of each year, our Development Directors and their staff will evaluate all the boys and girls registered to play lacrosse.  All players are evaluated for multiple reasons, including A/B team placement and team balancing.  We are committed to fielding as balanced of teams as is possible to be in compliance with league guidelines and to ensure equity for all of our participants.  The Development Directors and their paid coaches may use high school players to assist in rating players on individual skills and drills, but these high school players will not be involved in any part of the decision making process.  Evaluations for levels with A/B teams are considered closed.  The only the parents allowed into evaluations are those parent coaches who are assisting run the drills for players being being evaluated.  Those parent coaches are NOT involved in any portion of rating or the decision-making process.  Although you have the option to decline a spot on the A team, your child will still be evaluated to ensure even teams.   

 

Who coaches my child’s team?

Each of our travel teams will have a combination of volunteer parent and paid high school or college coaches.  Parent coaches will assist the paid coach(es) with skill development and team management and will be primarily responsible for organization of the team and communication.  The paid coaches will be responsible for proper skill development, game strategy, and position specific skills.

 

How many teams are at each age group?

We do not turn away anyone who wishes to play lacrosse, therefore, we will develop as many teams as the numbers at registration allow. Typically, we have 3­-4 teams at each level.

 

What equipment is needed?

Girls at all levels need goggles, a mouth guard, a stick, Navy compression shorts and a reversible practice pinnie (available for purchase if you do not have one from a prior season) to play lacrosse.  Cleats are not required, but are highly recommended.  

Boys at all levels need a helmet, shoulder/arm pads, gloves, a mouth guard, protective cup, a stick, and a practice pinnie (available for purchase if you do not have one from a prior season) to play lacrosse.  Game shorts are also REQUIRED at all levels.  Cleats are not required, but are highly recommended.

Please note, our equipment purchase and rental program is back for 2017.

 

What is included in our summer registration fee?

Your registration fee covers all fees associated with regular season practices and games, including referees, field rental, balls, nets, jerseys, coaching, etc.  In addition, your registration covers entry into two tournaments (Prior Lake Invitational and one additional away tournament) for levels 10U, 12U and 14U.  Additional costs you may be asked to pay over the season include things such as team specific events, additional tournaments, uniform shorts (shorts are the same as last year, so you only need to purchase these if you need a new pair), and/or equipment rental (if you choose not to purchase your own).

 

Where are practices held?   Where are games played?

Pre­-season group practices and evaluations for boys & girls will take place after Prior Lake's Spring Break at the Savage Sports Dome.

Once we get outside (early May) -

Girls Lacrosse:

Once the outdoor fields have opened for the season and teams have been assigned, team specific practices will begin.  Practices take place on Prior Lake fields, typically TOMS and Redtail Ridge Elementary School.  You can expect to practice between 2-4 days per week.  Games are played throughout the Twin Cities with an equal number of home and away games.

Boys Lacrosse:

Once the outdoor fields have opened for the season and teams have been assigned, team specific practices will begin.  Practices take place on Prior Lake fields, typically HOMS and McCann Park.  You can expect to practice between 2-4 days per week.  Games are played throughout the Twin Cities with an equal number of home and away games.  Boys play between 6­-10 regular season games on weeknights from early June through the end of July.  

 

What is the time commitment for travel lacrosse?

Boys:

8U will practice for 1 hour two nights per week.  Part of this practice time will include scrimmages against other 8U teams.  Games will be played on Sunday nights in June & July with two additional games Monday­ & Thursday during the season.  

10U and the 12U B teams will each practice and/or play games three nights per week.  Practices will be 75 minutes in length.  Games will begin the first week of June, and mainly be played against SW Conference teams (Waconia, Shakopee, Chan/Chaska, Bloomington, and Eden Prairie).  The season will end the weekend of July 22-23 at their respective YLM Jamborees.  Each team at these levels will also participate in two weekend tournaments (one of which will be the Prior Lake Invitational the weekend of June 24-25).

12UA team will practice and/or play games four nights per week.  Practices will be 90 minutes long.  Games will be played all over the Twin Cities (not just in the SW conference) as you will only play other A teams.  You may travel as far as Rochester for weeknight games.  Additionally, this team will play in at least two weekend tournaments (one of which is the Prior Lake Invitational the weekend of June 24-25) and the State Tournament (July 29-20).  

14UB teams will practice and/or play games three nights per week.  Practices will be 90 minutes in length.  Games will mainly be played in the SW conference (Waconia, Shakopee, Chan/Chaska, Bloomington, and Eden Prairie).  The regular season will end with District Playoffs from July 24-28.  Depending upon the outcome of Playoffs, the State Tournament the weekend of July 29-30 may be available to you.  Additionally, these teams will participate in at least two weekend tournaments (one of which is the Prior Lake Invitational the weekend of June 24-25). 

14UA teams will practice and/or play games four nights per week.  Practices will be 90 minutes long.  Games will be played all over the Twin Cities (not just in the SW conference) as you will only play other A teams.  You may travel as far as Rochester for weeknight games.  Additionally, these teams will participate in at least two weekend tournaments (one of which is the Prior Lake Invitational the weekend of June 24-25). 

Girls:

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How can I help the program or volunteer?

We need you!  Send an email to Becky Bickett (VP of Lacrosse) if you are interested in helping.  We depend on volunteers for just about every aspect of leadership.  

 

Hey, I’m from Shakopee, can I play in Prior Lake?

No. The only exception is if Shakopee has no offerings at a level that we offer. Shakopee now has a growing program that offers lacrosse at every level.  We are committed to supporting our neighboring associations by keeping residents playing in their home associations.

 

Equipment Needs:

Boys: Helmet, shoulder/elbow pads, gloves and stick.  Must Provide: protective cup, mouth guard, reversible practice pinnie (available for purchase if you do not have one from last year). Cleats are optional but highly recommended.  Game shorts are optional and available for purchase if interested.

Girls: Goggles, stick, mouth guard, uniform, and reversible practice pinnie (available to purchase if you do not have one from last year). Cleats are optional but highly recommended

Equipment Rental will be an option again this year.  Please watch for the registration link.

 

Use the following form if you have contacted a Director to confirm a space is open at the grade level and forward to the P.L.A.Y. Admin. Director.

Further questions?

Please make sure to read the FAQ's first, but if those do not answer your question please reach out to the appropriate level director:

Jim Collins, Director Girls Lacrosse

Rob Bloomer, Director Boys Lacrosse

Stephanie Herrmann-Stevenson, Director In-House Lacrosse

For other questions please reach out to the appropriate contact from our Administration page.