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Welcome to Hopkins Youth Lacrosse

Our mission is to promote and teach boys and girls the fundamental skills and team concepts needed to play the sport. We are dedicated to instilling the importance of good sportsmanship, a strong work ethic, and teamwork with the help of positive, encouraging coaches.   

North America's first sport, lacrosse is a Native American game played by almost all the tribes in North America. The game was given the name LaCrosse (bent stick) by the French missionaries who first saw it played by the Huron and Iroquois out east. The native names for the game include Stickball, the ball game,  the Creator's Game, the Bumping Hips Game and Little Brother of War.

Adapted by the Canadians in the early 1900's and given the rules we use today, lacrosse is now Canada's national summer sport. The modern game has protective gear and the benefit of new technology (plastic, aluminum), but it still requires the same skills used by the Native players, quickness, speed, agility, cradling, dodging, catching, throwing, scooping and shooting.

In the USA lacrosse is a varsity high school, college and professional sport and it will soon be an Olympic sport.  It is one of the fastest growing sports and combines the skills you already have in basketball, soccer and hockey. Plus, anyone can play lacrosse, big or small. The game rewards coordination, speed and stick skills.

We invite you to come join the Fun!

if you are interested in getting your son or daughter involved in lacrosse here in the Hopkins School District click on the "Join Our Email List" button on bottom left of this website. For more immediate questions contact HYLA President,  Mark Hellenack at  952-938-2723  or
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InCrease Goalie Clinics & Coaches Seminar
InCrease Goalie Fall Skills Clinic & Goalie Coaching Seminar......
Girls Fall 2014 Lax Playing Opportunities
Our girls summer lax season may be almost over but that doesn't...
InCrease Goalie Clinics & Coaches Seminar

InCrease Goalie Fall Skills Clinic & Goalie Coaching Seminar...

Dates & Locations:

Sat, October 4th @ Woodbury HS

Sun, October 5th @ Maetzold Field (1st St & 14th Ave No in Hopkins)

Cost: $199

Time: 8am-6pm

Website & Registration:


Clinic Contact: Mike King, (c) 816-560-3912,

We had a great time in the Twin Cities this June while coaching hundreds of goalies nationwide this summer, and I would love to talk with goalies and their parents about what we have to offer. I hope to hear from you and have the opportunity to work with your goalies. Please don't hesitate to contact me by phone or email, our feedback has been nothing but wildly positive, so I'd love to clarify details and introduce our program to ensure we get the opportunity to work with your goalies


Goalie Coaching Seminar: We will be offering a goalie coaching seminar on Friday ,night October 3rd in the Maple Grove area.  The seminar is for coaches or parents interested in learning to coach goalies and productively occupy them at every practice. Information for that is here:






by posted 08/08/2014
Girls Fall 2014 Lax Playing Opportunities

Our girls summer lax season may be almost over but that doesn't mean the lacrosse playing has to stop! See below for fall clinic and league opportunity:

Coed HATCH Lacrosse Clinic Series (for beginners in grades K-8th)

We encourage all our experienced players and their families to invite a friend or two to participate in these beginner Clinics jointly run by the Hopkins ad St Louis Park Lacrosse Associations. You can plan to attend one or both. Experienced High school and youth coaches and players will staff each clinic and teach the basic skills and concepts of the sport and play a game at the end of each clinic.

Dates: Sat Sept 13th and Sat Sept 27th.

Times: K-3rd Grade from 10 -11am. 4-6th Grade from 11-12:30 pm, and 7-8th Grade from 12:30-2 pm

Location: SLP Middle School fields (Texas Ave, SLP)

Cost: $10 for one clinic or $15 to attend both.

Who: The clinics are open to any child (girl or boys) interested regardless of where they go to school or live.

NOTE: No equipment is needed (a loaner lacrosse stick will be supplied)

To Register: Registration is available on the website. Here is the link:

Questions: Contact SLP Lax President,  Joan Monicotti  Phone: 952-380-8276 or Mark Hellenack HYLA President at 952-938-2723 or email 

2014 Lax Connections Girls 7-12th Grade Fall Ball League @ Hopkins HS...
Register today for this competitive lax league one hour a week.  This league has been held at Hopkins HS for over 12 years!  Register individually but know that we will make every attempt to put players from the same school (who play together in HS) on the same fall ball team.  We have room in this league for 8 teams to compete! If you wish to reserve a spot for your team, please contact us via email !

When: Sundays Sept 7, 14, 21, 28, Oct 5 and 12.
Time: 10:30am – 4:00pm
Who:   Girls in grades 7th-12th
Where:  Hopkins HS Practice Turf Field, Minnetonka
Cost:     $95 (includes t-shirt)

*Please note that each team will have one game per week for each of the 6 weeks.  Rosters and schedules will go out prior to the start of the league

Click Here To Register:


Eagles Girls Youth Fall Ball @ EPHS HS Turf

Eagles Fall Ball is for Youth Lacrosse Players from all over the metro area, both novice and experienced, seeking to work on their game.

Where: EPHS Turf Fields

When: Sundays starting September 13th from 12:00-3:00pm. Session runs 5-weeks until October 11th.

Required: All players Grades 3rd and up require a US Lacrosse Membership (


For the K-4th graders, the session will run from 12-1PM we offer instruction on the fundamental skills and the basics of 'how to play lacrosse', and by the end of the sessions they will play small games to exercise their skills.  Participants will receive detailed instruction targeted at improving their basic passing/catching, ground balls, footwork, and basic understanding of offensive and defensive play. Players may be divided into groups based on age and experience level for some sessions. Cost is $65


5/6th grade (U-11) will play 1.25 hrs from 12:45-2PM with focus on development of fundmentals lacrosse stick skills, ground ball tactics, draw control, and footwork; however, significant attention will be given to offensive, defensive, and midfield tactics to raise the players overall lacrosse IQ.  The sessions will be split into two sections with the first 45min focused on training and the remainder focused on small or large game play.  Cost is $75  (There will be opportunity for Goalie specific training)


The 7/8 (U-13) they play 1.25hrs from 12-1:15pm (optional clinic from 1:15-2PM). These sessions will have an 'instructional' scrimmage focus.  Warm ups will focus on fundamentals and specific disciplines each session with approximately 30-40 minutes of game time (2-3 games each session depending on team count).  ADDITIONALLY the 7/8 players have option to stay for Weekly Special Skill Clinic for 7-12th grade from 1:15-2PM    Cost for Individual (placed on House Team) is $85 and Team Sign Up is $550

(Minimum 7 and maximum is 11 with goalie)  Please enter Team names during Registration!

Coaches will include EPHS Varsity Staff and Players, as well as EPLA staff and guest coaches!

To Register:



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