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John Woodward Lacrosse Memorial Fund


John Woodward shared his passion, time and energy for Lacrosse with so many of us in the Woodbury community. In memory of John, we want to keep his legacy alive by providing financial assistance for NEW lacrosse players, who may not otherwise be able to afford the expense of the sport. Keeping lacrosse thriving in the Woodbury community is our legacy to him, and we know he's smiling from above continuing to watch the game.
Woodbury United Lacrosse (WULAX) is the starting point for most lacrosse players in the community. John was one of the founders of WULAX and it is the program where his children got their start in lacrosse. John's friends have worked with WULAX to create a scholarship fund that will help with the cost of lacrosse equipment for kids just starting out in the sport in order to continue to help grow the game in our community.
Thank you in advance for your contribution to this cause as we say a final farewell to John!! The plan is for this fund to continue throughout the years, not just once. #laxforlife
More details for how to apply for assistance to come.


2023 Tentative Season Calendar (updated as more info becomes available)

Registration for Summer 2023: NOW OPEN

Try Lacrosse for Free: February 25 and March 18; 2pm-3pm

Tune-up Clinics: March 19 (2-4pm) and March 25 (3-5 pm).  Note Tune-up clinics are free to all players registered for the 2023 summer season [MUST BE REGISTERED].  They are held at the M Health Fairview Sports Center Fieldhouse.  U8/U10 will be the first hour, U12/U14 will be the second hour.

Tryouts and Evaluations

March 26:

  • U8 Girls Evaluation: 1pm-2pm;
  • U12/U14 Girls Clinic: 1pm-2pm
  • U10 Girls Evaluation: 2pm-3pm
  • U8/U10 Boys Player Evaluations: 2pm-3pm
  • U12 Boys Tryouts: 3pm-4pm
  • U14 Boys Team Evaluation: 4pm-5pm

April 2:

  • U12/U14 Girls: 12pm-1pm (Tentative)
  • U8/U10 Girls Evaluation: 1pm-2pm (Tentative)
  • U8/U10 Boys Evaluation: 1pm-2pm
  • U14 Boys Evaluations: 2pm-3pm
  • U12 Boys Tryouts: 3pm-4pm

Preseason Camp (additional fee): 4/18, 4/19, 4/20, 4/25, 4/26 and 4/27

Outdoor Practices: Begin once the city opens the fields, typically late April and early May (also depends on coach availability).  Practice days/times for U12/U14 are not set until late April or early May once coaches are assigned to teams (although practices will be at least 2 days a week, typically Mon-Thurs; the older age groups may practice 3 days week).  We tentatively plan to have U8 Girls and U10 Boys practice on Mon/Wed, and U8 Boys and U10 Girls practice on Tues/Thurs.  Practice days may change based on Coach availability and game schedules.  Practice days are subject to change once the regular season game schedules are released at the end of May.

Games:  Begin the first or second week of June.

Team Pictures: First or second week of June.

Tournaments (TBD):

  • Girls and Boys U10 will have 1 tournament in June.
  • Girls and Boys U12/U14 will have 1 in June (in addition to the below).
  • Black and Blue Tournament (Location: HealthEast Sports Center): July 14-16; Boys and Girls U8-U14 (DIBs hours must be fulfilled this weekend).
  • Girls U10-U14 MSLax State Tournament: likely July 28-30
  • Boys U8/U10 YLM Jamborees: likely July 22-23
  • Boys U12/U14 YLM State Tournament: likely July 29-30

WULAX Summer Season Overview

Woodbury United Lacrosse Overview 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. Registration opens in early January and closes in March.

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 lacrosse leagues Woodbury participates in are administered by Youth Lacrosse Minnesota (boys) and Minnesota School Girls Lacrosse Association (girls).  Here is a tentative timeline for the upcoming season:

Late February - Early April:

  • Try Lacrosse for Free events
  • Pre-tryout/preseason clinic will be offered for interested players in March (this is now stand-alone clinic offered for an additional fee, registration to open for clinic in January).
  • Tryouts for U12 and U14 "A” teams.
  • U8 and U10 will have evaluations to divide team evenly.

Late April - May:

  • With City permission to utilize fields, U12/14 start the last week of April and U8/10 start the 2nd week of May.
  • We tentatively plan to have U8 Girls and U10 Boys practice on Mon/Wed, and U8 Boys and U10 Girls practice on Tues/Thurs.  Practice days may change based on Coach availability and game schedules.
  • Outdoor practices & focus on fundamentals
  • Practices are typically 1 to 3 times per week depending on the age level and are held on Monday through Thursday.

June - July: 

  • League play begins the first week of June
  • MsLax is the girls league:
    • For U10-U14 = 8 regular season games. Typically 2 practices per week. Teams participate in 2 to 3 weekend tournaments .
    • For U8 = 2-3 weekend jamborees, one of which Woodbury may host. Usually the first and third Saturday of June. 
  • YLM is the boys league:
    • U12-U14 = 10 regular season games. Typically 2 practices a week. Teams participate in 2 to 3 weekend tournaments, plus state tournament, typically the last weekend of July and/or first weekend in August.
    • U10 = 8 regular season games. 1 to 2 practices a week. Teams participate in 1 to 2 weekend tournaments. End of season jamboree on a weekend at the end of July.
    • U8 = 6 regular season games. 1-2 practices a week. 1 weekend tournament. End of season jamboree on a weekend at the end of July.
  • U6 = 8-10 clinics typically one evening a week during the Summer
  • Equipment
    • Girls = stick, goggles, mouthguard, cleats
    • Boys = stick, helmet, shoulder pads, elbow pads, gloves, athletic supporter/cup, mouthguard, cleats,
    • U6 = Stick

Summer registration fees pay for non-parent coaches, YLM/MsLax team registration fees, fields/facilities rentals, official, tournaments entry fees, background checks, insurance, preseason scrimmages, medical field coverage, equipment and uniforms.

Woodbury hosts the Black & Blue summer lacrosse tournament. One of the largest association only lacrosse tournaments in the Midwest. The tournament is slated to be held typically on the second weekend of July, but will depend on when July 4th falls. This is currently the only fundraiser we run as an association and we rely on parents to fulfill their required Dibs volunteer hours during this tournament.  There are generally few or no other volunteer opportunities (except for team manager and coaching), so plan to volunteer this weekend or arrange to have someone pick up your volunteer hours for you to avoid the additional fee.

More information can be found on Like us on Facebook, twitter and Instagram.

Any questions, feel free to contact Sam Stalsberg, President at

COVID 19 and WULAX Activities

WULAX programming is underway again. Our COVID 19 safety policies mirror Governor Walz’s recommendations as well as the CDC's and Minnesota Department of Health's (MDH) youth sports guidelines (see links below).  Please see our COVID preparedness plan for more details.

We ask that those of you involved in any WULAX activities to be conscientious of these guidelines and considerate of others. Please also be mindful of facility rules for players, coaches and spectators. Individuals will differ in their assessment of situations and the adherence to guidelines.

The following are links to other helpful resources:

Minnesota COVID 19 Response

Stay Safe MN


US Lacrosse Membership Website

All players need to be a member of US Lacrosse to register for the upcoming summer season. Here is a link to the website to get a new or renew the registration. (Membership is not required for any of the Try Lacrosse for Free events).

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Woodbury United Lax Facebook Page

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Woodbury United Lax Twitter Page

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