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Information for 7th & 8th Grade Teams - 2017/18 Year

7th & 8th Grade Teams

Our 7th & 8th Grade program is for players who are looking to take their lacrosse game to the next level. Our goal is to help prepare players at this age for their high school varsity lacrosse programs and high school tournament competition. This is an excellent time for focused player development including stick work, positioning, and game decision-making. Our experienced coaches provide challenging training as an introduction to Elite high school training and competition.

Skills assessment/tryouts are held for placement on one of the following teams:

  • MN Elite 2022 (fall, winter, summer commitment) - tryouts in September 2017
  • MN Elite 2023 (fall, winter, summer commitment) - tryouts in September 2017
  • MN Elite 14U Fall Tournament Team (Sept - Oct commitment) - tryouts in September 2017
  • MN Elite 14U Summer Tournament Team (June - July commitment) - tryouts in Feb/March, 2018

Tryout Information

Click here for tryout information for all MN Elite teams.

14U Team

MN Elite 14U teams are a combined age team and will practice together for tournament competition. There will be a 14U Fall tournament team and a 14U Summer tournament team. Skills assessments will be done twice - once in the fall for the Fall team, and once in the spring for the Summer team. This is an ideal option for players who may not be able to commit to a year-round program yet have an advanced lacrosse skill and the desire to continue developing to compete in tournaments. 
 

14U Fall Team  $450 + uniform kit

  • Tryouts - September 16th & 17th 
  • Practices are 2 hours - Sundays: 9/24, 10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/29
  • 1 tournament (all-inclusive, included in Fall team fee)
  • Optional tournaments/events available at additional cost - 
    • Other options include tournaments and off-season 7v7, 5v5 type events sponsored by college lacrosse programs (e.g. Northwestern, Marquette, Duke, Denver...)

14U Summer Team  $750 + uniform kit (if needed)

  • Tryouts for placement on this team will take place Feb/March, 2018
  • Practices: Each team will practice twice a week from June through mid-July (approximately 10 practices & scrimmages) 
  • 1 tournament (all-inclusive, included in Summer team fee); optional tournaments available for extra cost - see tournament table

7th & 8th Grade WINTER TRAINING $400 - OPEN TO ALL PLAYERS

No tryouts are required to attend Winter Training. This block of training is open to all 7th & 8th grade girls lacrosse players (except MN Elite grad year teams) and you do not have to be on a Minnesota Elite team to participate. Players will be grouped by ability/skill to ensure appropriate instruction, development opportunities, and success for all players. This is an excellent opportunity to develop in the off-season, with skills development, stick work, and game strength. Each session will include challenging skills training and small-sided/full-field games. 

  • 8 indoor turf practice sessions that include training and small-sided games, each session is 2 hours – Sundays Dec - early Mar (specific dates TBD)

2022 & 2023 Teams

These teams consist of players in grad year only and require the greatest level of commitment, with the team training together fall, winter, summer and traveling to tournaments as a team in fall and summer. See tournament table below.
 
Team Fee - includes Fall, Winter, Summer: $1,700 + uniform kit
Fall Schedule
  • Practices are 2 hours - Sundays: 9/24, 10/1, 10/8, 10/22, 10/29
  • 1 Fall tournament (included in team fee: hotel, travel, meals, snacks, chaperones, coaches, entrance fee)
    • Other options include tournaments and off-season 7v7, 5v5 type events sponsored by college lacrosse programs (e.g. Northwestern, Marquette, Duke, Denver...)

Winter Schedule

  • 8 practice sessions that include training and small-sided games, each session is 2 hours – Sundays Dec - early Mar (exact dates TBD)
  • Optional tournaments/events available at additional cost - 
    • Other options include off-season 7v7, 5v5 type events sponsored by college lacrosse programs (e.g. Northwestern, Marquette, Duke, Denver...)

Summer Schedule

  • Practices: Each team will practice twice a week from June through mid-July (approximately 10 practices & scrimmages) 
  • 1 Summer tournament (included in team fee: hotel, travel, meals, snacks, chaperones, coaches, entrance fee)
  • optional tournaments available at an additional cost

7th & 8th Grade Teams - Tournaments

2022 2023 14U Fall 14U Summer
Boundary Waters Classic (Blaine MN) Oct 14-15 * optional * optional * optional
Top Cheddar (Milwaukee) Oct 22 * optional * optional X
Midwest Showcase (Chicago) Nov 4-5 X X * optional
Sandstorm (Palm Springs) January 13-15 * optional * optional * optional
Futures Champions (NCAA championship weekend at Stony Brook U/Long Island NY) * optional * optional * optional
Prior Lake Invitational (Prior Lake) June 29-Jul 1 * optional * optional * optional
Junior Cup (Rockford, IL) July 7-8 X X X
Local or Midwest Tournament - TBD July 16-17 * optional * optional * optional
Indian Prairie Showdown (Naperville, IL) July 27-29 * optional * optional * optional

X indicates a required tournament that your team is playing in and the cost is included in your Team Fee

* optional indicates this tournament is an optional event a player may participate in and the cost is an additional charge NOT included in your Team Fee. Players will indicate their optional tournament selections at time of roster placement