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Stillwater Area Lacrosse Association

2016 Stillwater Boys and Girls Holiday Lacrosse Clinic

Stillwater Lacrosse Holiday Lacrosse Clinic and Small-area games

Join your friends for a 3-day lacrosse clinic at the Stillwater dome over your holiday break!  

For boys and girls in grades 2-8.  New players encouraged to come out for an introduction to the fastest growing sport in the US!

Have a blast with your friends as you learn from Stillwater Ponies now playing college lacrosse around the country!

You will have an opportunity to work on many aspects of the game, including power shooting, trick shots, dodges, crease rolls, interceptions, stick checking and center draw techniques, along with the fundamentals of passing, catching, cradling and scooping.  

Girls Clinic Information:

Cost: $30


Wednesday, 12/28 3-4pm

Thursday, 12/29 1-2pm

Friday, 12/30pm 3-4pm


St. Croix Valley Recreation Center - Dome

Register at Tab Below

Equipment: Girls lacrosse stick, goggles, mouthguard, water bottle and athletic shoes (sneakers or cleats)

Your Stillwater Pony Coaches Include:

Dana Almquist, SAHS class of 2013.  State Tournament attacker and co-captain of the 2013 high school team.  Dana is in her 2nd year at Hamline University in St. Paul and is a starting attacker for the DIII HU Pipers.  She transferred to Hamline from the Univesity of Louisville, where she played 2 years on attack for the DI University of Louisville Cardinals. 

Ashlyn Jelenik, SAHS class of 2015.  State tournament defender.  Ashlyn is in her 2nd year at Wartburg College in Waverly, IA and is a starting Midfield/Defender for the DIII Wartburg Knights. 

Sara Stickler, SAHS class of 2016.  State Tournament defender and co-captain of the 2016 high school team.  Sara is in her first year at Concordia-University St. Paul and will be competing in her first season for the DII CSP Golden Bears.

Carter Sanderson, SAHS class of 2015.  State tournament attacker and co-captain of the 2015 high school team.  Carter is in her 2nd year at the United States Coast Guard Academy and is a starting Attacker/Mid for the DIII CGA Bears.

Tori Dahl, SAHS class of 2015.  State Tournament attacker. Tori is in her 2nd year at Concordia-University Wisconsin and is a starting attacker for the DIII CUW Falcons.

Emily Weigand, SAHS class of 2015 - State Tournament defender for the Ponies, Emily played at DII Alabama-Huntsville before returning home to be close to family. Emily was the Clinic/League director for the inaugural SALA 4v4 fall league and is currently the head coach for the U15B SAHA girls hockey team.

Sam Houle, SAHS class of 2016 - State Tournament defender and co-captain of the 2016 high school team. Sam is a freshman at the University of MN and is playing lacrosse for their WCLA DI Club team.

Katie Lottsfeldt, SAHS class of 2016 - State Tournament and All-State Goalie and co-captain of the 2016 high school team. Katie is in her first year at Concordia-St. Paul and will be competing this spring for the DII Golden Bears.

Boys Clinic Information:

Cost: $30


Wednesday, 12/28 4-5pm

Thursday, 12/29 2-3pm

Friday, 12/30 4-5pm


St. Croix Valley Recreation Center – Dome

Register at Tab Below

Equipment: Boy’s lacrosse stick, helmet, mouthguard, elbow and shoulder pads, water bottle and cleats or shoes

Your Stillwater Pony Coaches Include:

Colin Corcoran, SAHS class of 2016.  All Conference midfielder and captain of the 2016 High School team.  Colin currently plays lacrosse at John Carroll University in Ohio.

Luke Bromback, SAHS class of 2012.  Luke is a defensive player for the University of Minnesota where he studies Mechanical Engineering and Product Design.  Luke is also an active member of the SALA youth coaching team.

Harrison Yaste. Harrison played varsity lacrosse for the Stillwater Area High School during his 8th to 10th grade years. He transferred to play lacrosse at Berkshire School in MA during his junior and senior years.  Harrison currently attends Lehigh University and played for the 2016 Team MN summer team.

Trieste (Tree) Reisdorf.  SAHS class of 2016.  Tree played varsity lacrosse for the Stillwater Area High School girls lacrosse team and is an active coach in our youth boys program.  Tree was an all-conference defensive starter for the Ponies and currently attends Colorado State University. 


2017 Girls Spring/Summer Lacrosse Registration


US Lacrosse New Age Segmentation

US Lacrosse has recommended the adoption of "Age-based segmentation" for associations instead of "Grade-based segmentation" starting in 2017. In the past, MSLax has not been a proponent of changing to the "U" based system because it did not have a clear delineation between youth and high school.  There was always confusion about what to do with girls in ninth grade.  The new program is now a clear-cut division with 14U designated as youth and anything over 14U is high school.  Since we do not have enough girls for single-based levels (ie 10U, 11U, 12U, 13U, etc.) we are following the recommendation of using even-year grouping (i.e. 10U, 12U, 14U, etc.) that US Lacrosse recommended.  

Levels for 2017 are as follows:

10U – Girls born between 9/1/2006 – 8/31/2008 (formerly 3rd-4th grade)

12U – Girls born between 9/1/2004 – 8/31/2006 (formerly 5th-6th grade)

14U – Girls born between 9/1/2002 – 8/31/2004 (formerly 7th-8th grade)

18U – Girls born between 9/1/1998 – 8/31/2002 (formerly U19)

Parents will also be required to do a one-time download of a players birth certificate when renewing or signing up for a US Lacrosse membership.  This will also ensure that players are at the correct level. 


SPRING: Febraury 25th , 2017 - May , 2017

Spring or Summer Only Leagues :
U10  $150/player
U12  $200/player
U14  $200/player

Both Spring and Summer Leagues:

U10 $275/player
U12 $375/player
U14 $375/player

For Spring and Both (Spring and Summer) Registration:
Regular Registration will close January 31st.  Registrations between February 1st and February 10th will be assessed a $35 late fee.  No Registrations will be accepted after Febraury 10th.

For Summer Only Registration:
Regular Registration will close May 10th.  Registration between May 11th and May 18th will be assessed a  $35 late fee.  No Registrations will be accepted after May 18th.

 There will be a $25 discount for anyone signing up for both spring and summer together.

Spring and Summer Payment is divided into 2 equal installments.  First installment is paid upon registration completion and 2nd installment is automatically taken out of your account on June 1, 2017.


Spring Practice will begin in the Rec. Dome on February 25th.

Spring Practice dates in the Rec. Dome in Stillwater are:

Feb. 25th, March 4th, 11th, April 1st and 8th.

Season Games begin on April 1st and end May 31st.  Spring tournament will be June 3rd-4th.  MSLax plans to hold a game scheduling meeting in March and we'll distribute and post all game calendars as soon as we receive confirmation that they're final.  U10 typically play 6 games each season, U12 and U14 typically play 8.

There be tryouts for the U14 League.  We will have one U14A team and one U14B Team in the spring and summer.

Practice Times: (subject to change based on coaches availability)
U10 – Tuesday and Thursdays at 6 PM Lake Elmo

U12 – Monday, Tuesday, and Thursdays 5:30-6:30 PM

U14 – Monday, Tuesday and Thursdays 6:30-7:30 PM

Generally, U10 will practice 2 times per week; U12 and U14 will each practice 3 times per week .

In preparation for league games which begin April, and in anticipation of needing to avoid spring snow and mud, all teams may practice at one of the schools.  Time  and dates for each league will be posted soon.


The summer lacrosse season begins Monday, June 5th (practice begins Tuesday, June 6th) and continues through July 13th.  The U10 and U12 leagues will play in the Woodbury Black and Blue Tournament. The Woodbury Black & Blue tournament is scheduled for July 14-16th, 2017.   We will determine at a later date which tournament the U14 League will participate in.  

Games for all teams will be posted on our SALA website as soon as the league makes them available.  We schedule games during the week leaving weekends free for family time (with the exception of tournaments).

Summer Practice Times:


U10 teams practice-See Above

U12 teams practice-See Above

U14 teams practice -See Above

Team practices are coached by excellent college/high school lacrosse players supervised by Maureen Sanderson. Some evening practices  will be coached by parent and/or college/high school coaches.

**The MSLax 3-pass rule will be in effect again this year for both our U10 and U12 levels to encourage team skill development.

PLEASE NOTE:  Your daughter's team will benefit from her participation and and we look forward to working with her.  It's also important to recognize that each of the girls on your daughter's team, and the team as a whole, will suffer if she cannot commit to attending all practices and scheduled games, making lacrosse her priority sport.  As parents of busy athletes, we fully recognize that life happens and conflicts are sometimes inevitable.  However, lacrosse emphasizes teamwork and if players do not regularly attend practices they cannot learn the concepts necessary to work with their teammates during games.  If players do not regularly attend games, they put their team at risk of forfeiting, thereby frustrating all of her teammates and their families, and everyone then loses out on the fun and excitement of their sport.  We thank you for taking this into consideration as you make the decision to register your player and we look forward to a great season of lacrosse with your athlete!

Helmet Offer from Dave's Sports Shop in Stillwater

If you need a new helmet for the upcoming season, Dave's Sports Shop in Stillwater is offering a special deal on the following Cascade Helmets:

Cascade R $229.99
Cascade CPX-R $179.99
Cascade CPV-R $119.99
CS-R (youth only) $119.99
CPV (white) $99.99
CS (under 12) $89.99


All helmets will have a BLACK facemask for the above pricing.  If you want a silver facemask there will be an upcharge of $10.00.

Also, Dave's Sports Shop in Stillwater has graciously offered parents a 15% discount on all other lacrosse gear (helmets excluded from this offer)

So, stop in and see them today !

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