To support the sport of Girls and Boys lacrosse in the Hopkins School district.

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Welcome to Hopkins Youth Lacrosse


 Registration will soon be open for the "FREE" Hopkins Boys Youth Lacrosse Camp in May (date, time, location TBA) in Hopkins. The camp is open to any U9, U11 or U13 box or field player and is run by the Hopkins HS boys varsity and JV coaching staff. Click on the "REGISTER HERE" button on this website for more details.

Registration is now open for the Hollywood Youth Summer League for youth boys & girls. Visit the website for more details.

Registration is open for the Boys U9, U11, U13 spring Field lacrosse teams Wed Practices weekend game in May and weekday games in June. For details. click on the "REGISTER HERE" button on this website.

Hopkins Community Ed will be running a summer Camp Royal mini k-2nd Grade co-ed Lacrosse Camp July 20-23 at Eisenhower Elementary School. For more details visit:​.

Hopkins Community Ed will also be running a fall Intro To Lacrosse series of 8 sessions for k-6th grade boys & girls on Mon & Thurs nights from 6:30-7:30 pm, Sept 19-Oct 17 at Meadowbrook Elem School gym & Lions Park in Golden Valley. For more details visit:​.

Registration is now closed for the Girls K-2nd, 3-5th and 6-8th Grade Player Development Program for beginners (April-May outdoors on Sundays @ Central Park in Hopkins)

Registration is now closed for the Boys K-2nd, 3-5th and 6-8th Grade Player Development Program for beginners (Tues evenings indoors @ Hopkins Pavilion, March 8-April 19) 




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  x

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Local Summer Lacrosse camps

Summer Lacrosse Camps

Homegrown Lacrosse Camp

Location: University of St. Thomas, 2115 Summit Avenue, St. Paul, MN

2016 Summer Camp Calendar

June 27 - 30: Boys u13 Middle School Overnight, Grades 7 - 8

July 11 - 14:  Boys u9 Youth Day Camp, Grades 3 - 4 

July 11 - 14: Boys u11 Youth Day Camp, Grades 5 - 6 

July 25 - July 28: Boys u15 H.S. Prep Overnight, Grade 9

July 29 - Aug 1: Boy's u17 Tommie Lax College Prep Overnight, Grades 10 - 12

*Grades based on 2016-17 school year

Registration: Overnight Campers: $545                     Day Campers: $385

Registrations are accepted on first-come first-serve basis. Programs do fill to capacity. Register before February 1, 2016 to receive a $50 early registration discount. Deadline to register is May 25, 2016. A late fee of $20 applied to all registrations received thereafter. Need-based scholarships are available by request. Click here for more information

Click Here To Register

For more details visit:

Northstar Lacrosse Camp


June 20,21 and 22


9:00am -- 3:00pm (June 20,21,22)




2 to 12 (7 to 18 years)


$298.00 per participant

For more details and to register visit:


More camps to come

by posted 05/23/2016
Hollywood Boys Summer League in July


What is the Hollywood Summer Lax League?

The Hollywood Lax League is a small field - pass and skill development league held two days a week for the month of July.

Registration will dictate league format and structure.  I would assume that we will have the following:

Youth Division - No checking 

Junior Division - Light checking

What to expect:

Players are evaluated and then placed on teams.  Teams are small 7 players a side.  Playing 4 on 4 lacrosse.  The reason for the small roster is to make sure that each player is actively involved and developing.   

The time commitment is 2 days a week.  Tuesday and Thursday, Players will have practice dates and game dates with double-headers.  

There are 5 Optional Clinics on Mondays

LOCATION - St. Louis Park Middle School and St. Louis Park HS Stadium

Times - Practice times are 6pm to 7pm and 7pm to 8pm, Game times are 6pm-9pm

Season Ends Last week in July!

Summer Player Fees

U15 $200
U13 $200
U11 $120
U9 $120

TO REGISTER use this link to be taken to the website registration page:

Contact Us
For more information, contact us:

Web site:
President:  Joan Monicatti 952-380-8276
Boys Youth Coordinator: Jared Mickelson 952-220-9038
Boys Youth Coordinator: Kyle Fearing 763-234-2989

HLL - Rules

  • Games are played on a half field
  • Format will be Face Off with players on each side (like box)
  • No offsides
  • 3 pass rule is in effect
  • 5 goal limit, then a player must have 3 assists to have his goals count, then goal assist, goal assit format (assists can't be all to one other player)
  • 3 penalities and your fowled out
  • Running time 10min Quarters
  • 4 goal mercy rule

Hollywood Lax League Schedule 2015

Hollywood Lacrosse League 2015
Start: June 9th (Tuesday) 
End: July 30th (Thursday)
Tuesdays & Thursdays @ SLP Middle School
Youth (U9/U11): 6-7pm
Juniors (U13/U15): 7-8pm
Mondays @ SLP Middle School
Starting Monday June 15th
Youth: 6-7pm
Juniors: 7-8pm
Tuesday June 9th - Evaluations
Wednesday June 10th - Evaluations
Youth are at 6 pm, Juniors at 7 at the Middle School
Monday, June 15th - Clinic
Tuesday June 16th - Practice
Thursday June 18th- Practice
Monday, June 22nd - Clinic
Tuesday June 23rd - Practice
Thursday June 25th - Games
Week of June 30th-July 4th --OFF--
Monday, July 6th - Clinic
Tuesday July 7th - Practice
Thursday July 9th - Games
Monday, July 13th - Clinic
Tuesday July 14th - Practice
Thursday July 16th - Games
Monday, July 20th - Clinic
Tuesday July 21st - Practice
Thursday July 23rd - Games
Tuesday July 28th - Tournament - Site is TBD
Thursday July 30th - Tournament - Site is TBD (LAST DAY OF HLL)

by posted 05/05/2016

Between the 2008-09 and 2012-13 school years, participation in high-school lacrosse grew 19 percent among girls (to more than 77,000 players) and 15 percent among boys (to nearly 102,000 players), according to data from the National Federation of State High School Associations analyzed by BuzzFeed. Over the past decade, the trend is even stronger, with participation more than doubling over that time.

Among sports with at least 10,000 high schoolers, lacrosse has had the highest growth rate since 2009. Other growth sports include 8-player football (up 12 percent), cross country (up 8 percent for both boys and girls), soccer (up 8 percent for girls, up 7 percent for boys), and girls bowling (up 7 percent).

“There are two main reasons for the trend,” said Rick Burton, the Falk Professor of Sport Management at Syracuse University, about the rise in popularity of lacrosse. “One is that lacrosse is being developed as a gender neutral sport. It’s a virtually identical game between men and women. Two, it’s an active, contemporary game. It’s not based on set plays with limitations of where people can play.”

Despite lacrosse’s reputation as a preppy, Northeast-centric sport, the sport grew the most in the Midwest and South. Between 2009 and 2013, Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, Michigan, Minnesota, and Ohio saw the largest percentage increases in participation. And there’s an opportunity for much more growth: In 32 states, fewer than 1,000 students played high-school lacrosse during the 2012-13 school year, according to the NFHS data.


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