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2018 Fall // 2019 Summer MN SELECT Evaluation Sessions

Minnesota Loons Lacrosse is excited to announce our 2018 Fall and 2019 Summer Tryout Sessions. As the longest running club program in the state, we offer seasonal/year round opportunities for student athletes to train with our coaching staff and compete against some of the best players in North America. Our fall tournament team, box lacrosse, and winter training sessions serve as our year round training platform, but we also encourage our players to participate in other sports and focus on academics. 

Please take the time to research and read the details below

Evaluation Session Details

Dates:

September 8th, 9th, and 15th.

Friday September 7th Loons Training Center Open House: 6:30-8:00pm We welcome you to come in to the Loons Training Center for a tour. Feel free to tour the facility, meet some of our staff, and ask questions! A great opportunity to see the best lacrosse specific training center in the midwest!  

Times: 

ALL TRYING OUT FOR FACE OFF: Those serious about trying out for FO positions will have a mandatory session added this Saturday at 4:30-5:30pm. Players will be run through drills as well as competition. Beyond that all players will still need to attend your age group sessions to be evaluated as a lacrosse player. We have the opportunity for more reps, better evaluations, so we are taking it!

2019-2021 Sessions:

Saturday 8th: 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Sunday 9th: 8:00am - 10:00am

Saturday 15th: 9:30am - 11:30am

2022-2024 Sessions:

Saturday 8th: 2:30pm - 4:30pm 

Sunday 9th: 11:00am - 1:00pm

Saturday 15th: 12:30pm - 2:30pm

2025-2027 Sessions:

Saturday 8th: 2:30pm - 4:30pm 

Sunday 9th: 11:00am - 1:00pm

Saturday 15th: 12:30pm - 2:30pm

Location: University of Northwestern, Roseville MN, 3003 Snelling Ave N, Roseville, MN 55113

We understand there are other things that come up in life. If you are not able to attend one of the sessions please contact our staff and we could allow an alternative option. For example,  an athlete to attend the other time session.

Student athletes are encouraged to participate in every posted tryout session possible for thorough evalautuon over the 3 dates.

Age Groups

Boy`s Fall Program-  2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024, 2025

Boy`s Summer Program-  2020, 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027

Programming Options

Grad Year Teams: 2020, 2021, 2022, U17 - 3 Events

These teams will attend national recruitment events and team camps. Through our experience we have selected these events based on recruitment exposure, diverse regional selection, competition, time spread through the summer and overall experience players receive on the trip. The teams are all inclusive travel, food, lodging. 

"U" Teams:  U16, U15, U14, U12, - 3 Events U10 - 2 Events

  • New in 2019- Youth practice options for the A.M. eliminating conflict with community team evenings!

We focus on development, affordable regional travel, and competition with a "Team Travel" aspect built in. The younger U teams have team hotel for parents to book for stay, and teams will have events on site. In conclusion, we don't feel its appropriate for our players and families to travel to the east coast 2 times in the summer to incur higher travel costs.

 

Seasonal Overview

Loons Training Center- LTC year round access under M.O.S.T. (Members Only Session Times) for field use, media room, and team room.

2018 Fall Team:  September to October

  • 3 Practices a week, (2 optional weeknight training) and 1 local tournament - Boundary Water Classic

2018/2019 Winter Programing:  November to January

  • Elite Training Sessions- LTC Training option (Nov-March)
  • Loons Box Lacrosse program
  • Team Member: Practices and Adrenaline Challenge, San Diego 

2019 Summer:  January-March, June-Aug

  • Winter practices weekly Jan-March (HS), March-Aug (youth)
  • Team Member: Mini Camp, 3 Practices weekly (youth a.m.) 3 Tournaments

TEAM GEAR Included: Helmet, Jersey, Shorts, Shooter Shirts (x2) plus extras

Comparison, what separates us...

The Loons have ALWAYS been an ALL INCLUSIVE TEAM PROGRAM for our high school aged teams Our TEAM and staff travel together to all events. Athletes have fun with teammates and staff on private campus tours, white water rafting, team building events, and alumni games. We provide lodging, transportation, snacks and nourishments during travel and on the field. We provide meals for athletes on the field and buffet at hotels. Athletes are supported with water, iced towels, tents, and managers on all trips. We take the stress away from the athlete and don't cut corners! With safety and athlete support in mind we are proud to provide a support structure that is unmatched within the state and has proven to be amongst the most elite programs in the country.

  • Support structure that separates us from anyone else!
  • Equal Playing time playing and competing in a progressive style of lacrosse the encourages creativity and confidence.
  • Option to train and play Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer.
  • FREE Member access to the unparalleled "Loons Training Center" 12,000 ft field, turf, weight room, Team lounge, computer/editing room. 
  • Our staff dedicates time to continue our professional education and create crucial networking connections. Over 100 NCAA schools visited over the years.
  • 70+ page Athlete/Parent Handbook
  • Full time staff for support consultation, and continued development
  • Longest running club program in the state. Student Athletes have gone on to to play and receive an education from  NCAA, NAIA, MCLA schools across the country

The events we attend provide an opportunity for our student athletes to compete in front of an extensive amount NCAA DIV I, II, & III programs. Our younger age group programs focus on development while keeping costs low, having fun, without having to take on larger travel costs. 

  Our staff is extremely knowledgeable, featuring high school head coaches, collegiate coaches, and top current and former NCAA players taught by the best minds in the game. Our staff has had the experience both in being recruited themselves and playing on the game’s biggest stage winning National Championships, and State Championships. Our program is sets itself apart by creating a unique chemistry with our players. As a team we spend time with our players on the field, off of the field in our office, in the mountains on our Colorado trip, and on campus tours.  With the Loons, student-athletes are empowered by being supported off of the field with decision making in the college and recruitment process, develop leadership and responsibility, and have the time of their lives along the way!

What do we teach, how do we play.

How we play. Fueling players to compete with confidence. With a backbone of disciple, we motivate our players to play creative, loose, and a fun energetic brand of lacrosse!

Our progressive dynamic on field play

Preparation with collegiate influences in our training and mass repetitions.

This style has produced All-State, All-Americans and multiple Mr. Lacrosse players through the years.