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SALA Level Up and Down Policy

The SALA Board of Directors members have received numerous questions and comments over the years regarding the possibility of exceptionally-skilled players "moving" up to play with teams above their designated age brackets.  In years past, this may or may not have been allowed due to circumstance.  However, in the interest of fairness and transparency for all players in the SALA program, the Board has decided to implement a policy regarding this practice so that the expectations are clear for all involved.

We would like to hear from our families regarding the proposed policy, which is included below for your reference; whether you agree with the policy or oppose the policy as written, please respond to the Board of Directors with your comments.  Detailed feedback is critical on both sides, whether you agree or disagree with the policy, explain why you feel that way and propose alternatives.  

With evaluations coming up this weekend, we will look to finalize the policy by the end of the week, so please respond as soon as possible.  If we don't hear from you, we won't be able to make an informed decision that benefits all of SALA, so let us know what you think.  Please forward your thoughts and comments to Adam Hennen at ahennen@otcpas.com.  Thank you for your feedback and continued partnership.

As you review the policy draft below, I encourage you to keep our mission statement in mind, which is as follows:

 

MISSION STATEMENT

Stillwater Area Lacrosse Association encourages, cultivates, and develops the interest in and appreciation of the sport of lacrosse in the Stillwater school district boundary (district 834) area.  We strive to advance the growth of both boys and girls youth lacrosse by providing quality instruction and coaching of lacrosse fundamentals, skills, techniques, and strategies.  We afford a safe and fun environment and emphasize the development of self-esteem, good sportsmanship, fitness, achievement, and affirmative values that team sports provide.  Through this positive and fun experience, we hope to participate in, cooperate with, and expose Stillwater youth to other competitive organizations throughout Minnesota.


Stillwater Area Lacrosse 2022 Registration

Registration is now open for the 2022 Stillwater Area Lacrosse Season!  Please register at the link below.  Registration is now closed but late registrations are still being accepted for select age groups.  Please contact Dan Duffee at 651-226-8907 or duffeedan@gmail.com with questions.


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