YLM has provided a tentative plan for the Boys' 2020 Summer Season. Please keep in mind this is a fluid situation with many unknowns (e.g. Woodbury making fields available for use). The WULAX Board will be discussing how to proceed under this proposed plan. That being said, in an effort to keep our membership as informed as possible, excerpts from YLM's tentative plan are as follows:
"Basic summary is: A shortened season for all age groups, 7v7 style/rules, and observing social-distancing guidelines.
5/29 Registrations from Associations due
6/15 Go / No Go*
7/1 Season Start
8/14 Season End
5/29 Registrations due – despite the events surrounding this season, registration numbers have been strong and growing. More associations have shown interest in the YLM and developing their athletes. We encourage you to think about how many teams you would like given the 7v7 play, team balancing is encouraged, rosters will be fluid through the season and development should be top of mind. (More info will be sent out requesting registrations)
6/15 - Go/No Go Date. Based on the environment at the time, the YLM will make a determination if the 2020 Season will proceed or be cancelled.
The season start of 7/1 will allow us to get started prior to the 4th of July, break for a few days and get started back up on the 6th.
Teams would be encouraged to practice/get outside, if they choose, between 6/15-7/1 while observing guidelines set forth at that time.
7/1 – 8/14 Season, previously we asked if there would be support to extend past the normal season end date. There was a lot of support for this and it makes sense if we can have a season. We realize other (Fall) sports get started and have decided not to extend through August, but extend through 8/14.
In summary, our attempt to hold a season is to give the kids an opportunity to play, get outside and see their friends. We can only do this with your support and understanding that this situation is fluid and may change rapidly based on the Mn State direction and the environment at the time."
As a reminder, the refund policy remains as follows:
1) If season is canceled - Woodbury United will provide families 100% refunds, except for the SportsEngine registration fee.
2) If part of the season is canceled (which is at least now the case) - Woodbury United will provide families with a partial refund at the end of the Summer. We will be analyzing costs associated with the partial season, as well cancellations of indoor clinics, tournaments, and uniforms, in determining the amount to be refunded.
Things are changing regularly and we will continue to communicate updates as we learn of them. If you have any specific questions related to the boys program, please contact Pat Donaghy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MSLax voted to cancel the girls' 2020 summer season due to COVID-19 safety issues in Minnesota. Woodbury United Lacrosse therefore is in the process of providing full refunds (except for the SportsEngine registration fee) to the families of registered girls. The following is MSLax formal announcement:
"It is with great sadness that the MSLax board has voted to cancel the 2020 summer league & tournament given the current state of COVID19 safety issues in MN & surrounding areas.
In making this decision, we considered the following items:
MSLax did send an email to the State of MN offering alternative to play lacrosse on behalf of some major MN lacrosse associations, & the response received was that the State was concentrating on more testing results & taking care of the severely ill. We sent another email requesting the State to outline a plan of future tasks, timelines, & dependencies needed to open up non-essential businesses & youth sports, but no response yet. Needless to say, this is going to be a long process since the governor is overwhelmed with more pressing items than youth sports.
As alternative, MSLax will help organize regional play days for interested teams if/when Gov Walz allows this summer or fall...
This was a very tough decision. More communication will be sent out as we get more information on opening up safely. Until then, enjoy your summer as best you can & stay safe."
The HealthEast Fieldhouse is closed until at least June 1. Try Lacrosse for Free, preseason clinics, and tryouts are therefore all caneled.
Mouthguard clinics and uniform fittings are cancelled.
We will keep everyone informed as we learn more about outdoor field availability and adjust the schedule accordingly.
At present, both YLM (boys) plans to administer a partial summer season.
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March 24 6:30pm U10s boys and girls
March 24 7:15pm U14 boys and girls
March 31 6:30pm U8s boys and girls
March 31 7:15pm U12 boys and girls
ES Lacrosse, 783 Radio Drive, Woodbury
Please try to make every effort to attend in your specific time block. ES Lacrosse is going out of their way to offer this to our families. If families absolutely cannot attend the above dates, they can stop into the store during normal business hours between March 25th and April 2nd to get sized.
**April 2nd is the absolute last day to get sized.
Complimentary Custom Fit Mouth Guards for registered WULAX players sponsored by Dunn Orthodontics.
Saturday March 28 [POSTPONED]
Ages 7-9: 9am-10am
Ages 10-12: 10am-11am
Ages 13-14: 11am-12pm
No appointment is necessary - please come during the assigned time. Parent must be present to sign consent form. A scheduled day will be assigned to come back to pick up the mouth guard.
650 Commerce Drive, Suite 170, Woodbury, Minnesota
Clinics, Tryouts, and the PCA event are POSTPONED until further information on Fieldhouse availability is known
Saturday March 21 : 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM [postponed]
Sunday March 22: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM [postponed]
Wednesday March 25: 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM [postponed]
Saturday March 28: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM [postponed]
Sunday March 29: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (Positive Coaching Alliance Presentation from 2:00-3:00*) [postponed]
Wednesday April 1: 5:30 - 7:30 PM [postponed]
Saturday April 4: 2:00 - 5:00 PM [postponed]
Sunday April 5: 1:00 - 4:00 PM [postponed]
Specific Age Groups times and Tryout dates TBD.
* Attendance for the PCA Presentation is required for parents of players new to WULaX; all parents are welcome and encouraged to attend as well. Held in the upstairs meeting rooms at HESC.
Try Lacrosse for Free is CANCELED
A great event for those looking to try lacrosse for the first time!
Choose one Date:
Sunday March 1 10 AM - 11 AM
Saturday March 21 2 PM - 3 PM [SESSION POSTPONED]
HealthEast Sports Center
No equipment necessary, lacrosse sticks will be provided.
Woodbury United youth lacrosse board members will be on site to help answer questions.
ES Lacrosse store will be on hand to answer questions on equipment.
Players from East Ridge HS and Woodbury HS will run drills.
Did you know?!?!
Minnesota is the fastest growing lacrosse state in the country.
Minnesota loves lacrosse: In 2017, there were 3,761 boys and 3,986 girls playing high school lacrosse.
There are 6 East Ridge and Woodbury boys and girls currently on NCAA Division 1 rosters.
Nationally, lacrosse ranks #1 for boys (12.7%) and #2 for girls (12.6%) for sports that have the highest percentage of HS players that go on to play in college.
Woodbury United Lacrosse Calendar & Information
Woodbury United Lacrosse is a 501(c)3 non-profit community organization that supports lacrosse in the City of Woodbury. All players who wish to play lacrosse are welcome at all ages. There are no cuts. Registration ends April 1.
All board members and parent coaches are volunteers. As a growing sport, we rely on dedicated parents to support the program in a variety of roles.
The main lacrosse leagues are YLM and MsLax. Our summer season season runs from late March – July. Here is the timeline:
Summer registration fees pay for non-parent coaches, YLM/MSLax fees, fields/facilities, referees, tournaments, background checks, insurance, preseason scrimmages, medical field coverage, equipment and uniforms.
Woodbury hosts the Black & Blue summer lacrosse tournament. It is the largest lacrosse tournament in the Midwest. Last year there were over 140 teams. For the 2020 season, the tournament will be held the weekend of July 10-12. We rely heavily on parents to fulfill their required Dibs volunteer hours during this tournament.
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