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2019 Fall // 2020 Summer MN SELECT Evaluation Sessions Boys` and Girls`

Minnesota Loons Lacrosse is excited to announce our 2019 Fall and 2020 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. Student athletes have the opportunity to participate in the programming that best fits their schedule each season. 

Please take the time to research and read the details below

NEW this year! Girls Lacrosse

Its been years in the waiting! We are thrilled to announce our Minnesota Loons Girls Lacrosse Program. By popular demand over a number of years from parents, players, and girls that we have trained we are excited to add girls lacrosse. Girls will be trained by our position specific experienced staff, and have year round access to our training center. We will provide game film from some of the top national and regional events. Programing will be seasonal to be fit the schedule of the student athlete. 

Training Based and event program. Read below about the opportunities!

Girls will also have the opportunity to be selected as an alternate to train with us and receive the same internal support benefits. *More details coming soon!

We encourage you to join us, see how we are different, and learn about the things you did know you wanted in a program! New structure- Same Loons!

Evaluation Session Details

Dates:

Boys: August 8th, 12th, September 8th

Girls: August 7th, September 8th

Times: All returning players are require to wear summer 2019 Jersey. New prospects will be issued a pinnie to wear for the evaluation.

August 7th Girls: All ages check in 6:30-6:55pm.  7:00-8:30pm Session. 

OPEN HOUSE- Just added. We would like to invite all of you immediately following the tryout to come to the Loons Training Center for an open house! This will start at 8:45pm directly following the event. Located just two blocks south of the UNW main entrance. Directions: Leaving the main entrance of UNW heading south continue on Lincoln drive 2 blocks. At the second stop sign Terrace take a right. Travel about 200 yards and we are the first unit on the right!

Loons Training Center  (LTC) 1633 Terrace, Roseville MN 55113

August 8th & 12th Boys: 2024-2028 4:45-5:25pm Checkin in. 5:30-7pm Session

2023-2020 7:00-7:25pm Check in. 7:30-9:30pm Session

September: 8th: TBD posted soon

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

Boys` Program-  2020, 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028

Girls` Program- 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027

Programming Options

Boys-

Grad Year Teams: 2021, 2022, 2023 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. 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.

Girls-

Training based programming. Girls will train seasonally with our staff and have the option to participate in Fall, Winter, or the Summer season. Each training season will culminate with 1 event (festival event for youth-Recruitment Event for HS). This space will give the opportunity for more individual showcase lacrosse events outside of our training, and provide for building options for year round training!

Seasonal Overview and our Programming

Below is a list of the seasonal training that Minnesota Loons Lacrosse will offer. Each season and program is optional so that student athletes can contour their schedule for the best fit for their needs and time management.

Loons Training Center- Team members will receive discounted programming costs. (Boys and Girls)

  • LTC year round access under M.O.S.T. (Members Only Session Times) for field use, media room, and team room.
  •  "Elite Training Sessions"- In house fast paced skill training.
  • "LTC Strength"- Fitness based training program

2019 Fall Team:  September to November (Boys and Girls)

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

2019/2020 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 (Boys)
  • Girls winter event TBD

2020 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 (Boys)
  • 1 Girls event (TBD)

TEAM GEAR Included:

Boys: Helmet, Jersey, Shorts, Shooter Shirts (x2) plus extras.

Girls: Jerseys, Shirt, Bag

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.

 

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!
  • Expertise in Film/Media Production 
  • 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!