To support the sport of Girls and Boys lacrosse in the Hopkins School district.
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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
HEADLINES  Subscribe to Hopkins Youth Lacrosse Association
Hop/SLP Youth Summer League
Registration to open in May for the Hop/SLP Youth a.k.a. HOLLYWOOD Boys...
Hopkins Lax Apparel for the family
Show your Hopkins Lacrosse Pride Apparel Orders are now being...
Lacrosse Rental Gear Now Available
You Can Now Rent Lacrosse Gear in the Twin Cities Eastside...
Hop/SLP Youth Summer League

Registration to open in May for the Hop/SLP Youth


Boys & Girls In-House (no travel) Summer Leagues

 Boys U9-U11 & U13-U15 Age Level League teams.

Girls 2-5th & 6-8th Grade Level League Teams 

WHO IS HOLLYWOOD: Kevin "Hollywood" Reed is the founder of the the St Louis Park Youth Association & long time head coach of the SLP High School program. He is a very funny and colorful character who was the President of the MN Boys Scholastic Lacrosse Association (MBSLA) for many years and he played lacrosse and coached at both Hopkins HS and the University of St. Thomas.  We honor him and all his efforts to grow the game by naming the summer league after him.
Registration Deadline: June 1st

To Register go to

NOTE: Registration will be open in May, 2015
Boys Age Levels:
Division 1 U15 and U13 age levels play together (basically 6-8th grade).
Division 2 U11 and U9 age levels play together (basically 2rd-5th grade).


Girls Grade Levels:

Division 1 (6-8th Graders play together).

Division 2 (2-5th graders play together).
Cost:  Division 1 = $200/ Division 2 = $180
The Summer League is a small field skills focused in-house lacrosse league.  The goal of the League is to identify individual strengths and weaknesses and focus on developing the players individually skills rather than the team as a whole (the traditional approach). Two games will be played one day a week (Double headers) on a Tuesday or Thursday. There will also be a team practice once a week on a Tuesday or Thursday. For example you might have practice on Tues, 2 games on Thurs.
There will also be five Mini (Individual Skill training) Clinics open to all Players on an optional basis. These will be scheduled on a Monday or Wednesday evening so they don’t interfere with the games or practices.


Here is an example of the 2014 Calendar

(NOTE: the 2015 Schedule of events is not available yet):
Tues, June 11 – Player Evaluations @ SLP HS turf
Thurs, June 13 – Player Evaluations @ SLP HS tuft
Mon, June 17 - Coach drafted teams released @ TBA
Tues, June 18 to – Fri, August 9 Games and 9 Practices @ TBA
*** Week of 4th of July off ***
August 13 HLL Championship @ SLP HS turf
Game Play Details:
*Small field (60’ x 40’) format with short sided (7 v7).including a goalie Each team will have 2 att, 2 mid, 2 def an 1 goalie on the field at one time. 

*Modified Field Lacrosse Rules will be used with no body checking and an emphasis on fun and skill development.

* Minimum pass (1-2) rules may be enforced early on in the season and dropped as the season rolls on and skills improve. 

* Team rosters will be limited to 10 players for a 1-10 coach to player ratio.

* To keep teams balanced Coaches have GM rights like in pro sports…. So, players may be traded between teams Mid-season to keep things balanced and competitive. 
Player Receives:
·       Team Penny (reversible)
·       Access to all Mini-Clinics
·       Coaching in a small group setting
·       Instruction from an experienced adult Coach and Current SLP/Hop lax Varsity Player
·       Each player receives a confidential evaluation
Mini Clinics (Individual Skill Training):
- Sharp Shooting
- Crease Monkey
- Playing Defense Like a Pirate
- Face off Fever
- Dodging Downtown
All games, clinics and practices are at St. Louis Park High School Stadium (Turf), St. Louis Park Junior High (Texas Rd) or at a field in Hopkins TBA.  

US Lacrosse membership Is Required:
A current US Lacrosse membership is also required ($25).  If your son doesn't have a valid US Lacrosse membership, please register online at prior to registering for Summer Lacrosse as you will need your US Lacrosse membership number to complete the registration.

BOYS EQUIPMENT REQUIRED:  Lacrosse Helmet, Boy’s Lacrosse Stick, Gloves, Arm Guards, Shoulder Pads, Mouth Guard and Athletic Cup with Supporter.


GIRLS EQUIPMENT REQUIRED:  Girl’s Lacrosse Stick, Eye Protective Goggles, and Mouth Guard.


QUESTIONS: contact Boys Summer League Director: Jared Mickeson at , 952-220-9038 or Girls summer League Director: Arianna Gavzy at 952-994-6786 or

HYLA President Mark Hellenack at 952-938-2723 or


by posted 03/16/2015
Hopkins Lax Apparel for the family

Show your Hopkins Lacrosse Pride

Apparel Orders are now being taken through March 22

Attached is the Hopkins Boys Lacrosse Boosters Club Apparel Order Form. You can order Hopkins lacrosse hoodies, t-shirts, pull over jackets, sweat shirts, sweat pants and 1/4 zip mock tees for the whole family.

Orders must be placed by March 22

Here is the link the website for online ordering

Jackie Culp of the Hopkins Lacrosse Boosters Club is getting the order placed and communicating when and where to pick up. She is having everything shipped to her house and then distributing it from there (saves on shipping). She can be reached at and 612 910 1435 c.

by posted 03/15/2015
Lacrosse Rental Gear Now Available

You Can Now Rent Lacrosse

Gear in the Twin Cities

Eastside Lacrosse in Woodbury offers inexpensive lacrosse gear rental for boys and girls youth and high school level players new to the sport. They even offer goalie and box gear.

Click this link for more details:

Equipment Details

Helmet: Only NOCSAE approved helmets in sizes Youth XS to Adult XL.

Shoulder Pads: Sizes Youth S to Adult L.  Limited shoulder liners are available in adult sizes only.

Arm Pads: Sizes Youth S to Adult L.  Arm guards and elbow guards are available in adult sizes only.

Gloves: Sizes Youth 6” to Adult 13”.

Rib Pad: Rib pads for field/outdoor lacrosse.  Sizes Adult XS to L. 

Boy's Stick: Lacrosse sticks are available in Attack/Midfield or Defense lengths in aluminum only.

Goalie Stick: Goalie sticks have a handle option of 30” or 40” in length.

Chest Protector: Sizes Adult XS to L.

Throat Guard: Custom and generic (tie on) throat protectors are available.

Box Kidney Pad: Sizes Adult S to L.

Box Bicep Pads: Sizes Adult S to L.

Girl’s Stick: Standard 42” length only.

Goggle: Adjustable Adult S to L.

Eastside Lacrosse Address & Contact info

783 Radio Dr. Suite 102

Woodbury, MN 55125



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