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SYLA and COVID-19 UPDATES

Before we update you all on our season, we wanted to take a moment to thank our teachers, healthcare workers, retail staff and all those battling the COVID-19 pandemic. Our entire lacrosse community thanks you for everything you are doing and will continue to do for us.

Shakopee Youth Lacrosse Association continues to monitor and react to updates pertaining to COVID-19. Yesterday, Governor Walz spoke about a detailed plan to help decrease the impact on our state. We are following the same timeline as the school closures, which means the earliest we will potentially start lacrosse activities is 5/4/2020. We’ve included a timeline to help everyone understand the events being cancelled or postponed. 

  • Boys Try Lax Free Event 3/26 (Cancelled)
  • All Spring Box Lacrosse games (Cancelled-awaiting official communication from the league)
  • Parent Meeting 4/7 (Postponed)
  • Boys Evaluations 4/20-4/25 (Postponed)

The Board will continue to meet and communicate future delays and cancellations based on recommendations and mandates.

Again, with all of the uncertainty, YLM and MSLAX are still planning on having the summer lacrosse season.  If events continue to be postponed, there is a chance that we will have a condensed season, which would require everyone’s patience and flexibility.  As a Board, we must continue to plan and prepare as if the season will happen. With that being said, some of you have not registered yet, which is understandable. However, for planning purposes, we still need to know if your child(ren) are planning on participating this year. We’ve created a 4-question-survey to capture this information.  If everyone could please have this completed by 3/29, it would help us greatly.  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WX6NYVF.  

We are also looking at extending our registration deadlines and will communicate those dates shortly.  As a reminder, if the season were to be cancelled, your registration dues will be refunded.*

In the meantime, please encourage your sons and daughters to get a stick in their hands. Not only will they continue to build upon their skills, but they will be in the backyard, getting physical activity during their school day. Suggested skill work could include:

  • Passing to a rebounder, sibling, or parent. (If you only have one stick, use a baseball glove)
  • Ground Ball work
  • Stick Tricks (search YouTube for various ideas)
  • Find an ice rink nearby that has tall boards. Practice on passing and catching
  • Encourage conditioning. Set up a course in the backyard that promotes quick bursts and change of direction. You could also suggest short distance running (jog around the block)

 

*Full refund minus transaction fees.


2020 BOYS AND GIRLS SUMMER REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!

You do not have to purchase new uniforms this season. We will be using the same uniforms from last year.
If your child needs a new size or you would like to purchase a new uniform please visit the team store

If you have questions, please reach out to Jen Ruud for girls lacrosse or Ron Toward for boys lacrosse.


2020 Boys Summer Team Tryouts - POSTPONED

Mark you calendars for the 2020 boys tryouts!

  • Monday 4/20, 6:00PM-10:00PM (10U, 12U & 14U)
  • Wednesday 4/22, 6:00PM-10:00PM (10U, 12U & 14U)
  • Saturday 4/25, 12:00PM-3:00PM (12U & 14U)

2020 Parent Meeting - POSTPONED

Please join SYLA for the Parent Meeting to kick off the 2020 season.  

We will talk about the season ahead, DIBS/Volunteering, Fundraising, required equipment, and more. 

Please bring your DIBS check to this meeting. 

We look forward to seeing you all there!


The Premier Lacrosse League is coming to Minnesota

Click on link below to purchase Shakopee Lacrosse Association Group Tickets to the PLL Games. 

 


Preseason Practices

Please see the calendar tab for scheduled preseason practices.