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ARAA Lacrosse Offerings

Anoka Ramsey Lacrosse Offerings

ARLC offers Lacrosse season's for both boys and girls that have regularly scheduled and coached practices, games with other lacrosse programs, and end of season tournaments.  More information on ARLC Girls Lacrosse can be found here, and more information on ARLC Boys Lacrosse is below

If you have a girl that would prefer Girls Lacrosse with all girl players and girls rules and equipment, ARAA is partnering with both Andover and Coon Rapids Lacrosse Clubs to jointly provide Girls Lacrosse teams.  Through this partnership, Girls Lacrosse is offered to all Anoka-Ramsey girls for U10, U12, U14, U19 via the Andover Lacrosse website. 

Please note that ARAA girls are welcome to join any of the ARAA Boys Lacrosse teams but will play by the boys rules for practice and games.  There are notable differences between the rules and some equipment differences as well to consider.  If you have a girl that would prefer to Girls Lacrosse with all girls and girls rules and equipment see the link above for options.

ARLC Programs

ARLC offers the following programs through out the lacrosse season:

  • Box Lacrosse
    • Runs Late February – April
    • Played indoors in hockey rink
    • Open to U10 - U14
    • Excellent for working on stick work
  • Spring Lacrosse
    • Runs April — June
    • Boys lacrosse open to U10 – U14
  • Instructional Lacrosse is a program offered free of charge for first year players that want to try and learn lacrosse before signing up for a full season.  It is open to boys and girls of any ages we provide lacrosse seasons for (6u-14u). Depending on enrollment we may have equipment to borrow as well.  This is a great way to give lacrosse a try if your young athlete is not sure if he/she wants to join. 
    • Kids learn basic lacrosse skills and knowledge of the game
    • Scrimmages held
    • Helmets and equipment provided based on availability
    • Open to ALL first year kids U6 thru  U14
  • Summer Lacrosse - dependent on participation numbers
    • Runs July – August
    • Open to players U10 – U14
  • Fall Lacrosse (Boys) - dependent on participation numbers
    • Season runs September – October
    • Games played Sunday
    • Open to players U10 – U14

New players are welcome at every level!

Boys Box Lacrosse

Box lacrosse is a fast paced, exciting game that improves your stick skills dramatically. You will enhance your footwork, shot and passing in traffic. Because nets are smaller and goalies are bigger, you have to get creative to score. Defense builds your physical play.

Dates: Late February – April
Location: Various arenas around the metro
Practice: Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Anoka Ice Arena.
Games: Games will be held Saturdays and Sundays, between 8:00am and 6:00pm

10 Reasons to Play Box Lacrosse

  1. FASTER PLAY | The speed is way faster than anything you would see   outdoors.  It makes playing outside seem like going in slow motion
  2. STICK HANDLING | Playing in closer spaces means your stick skills have to be tighter and quicker.  Your stick handling improves because there is no room for error, quite literally.
  3. TRANSITION | Ball moves from defense to offense with increased speed.  Players learn quickly to breakout and move the ball up the field.
  4. DEFENSIVE BODY POSITION | No D-Poles means that defensive players have to use good body position to be successful.
  5. OFF-BALL MOVEMENT | Playing in such a tight area means it is that much harder to get open.  Running through people to go to goal just doesn't work.  Players learn to cut, pick and keep in constant motion.
  6. GOALIES SEE MORE RUBBER | Shots come hard and fast.  Goalies see more shots in a shorter period of time.  There hands and reaction time become much quicker.
  7. SHOOTING ACCURACY | Gary Gait is among many who have gone on record about the shooting accuracy that comes from playing box lacrosse.
  8. REACTION TIME | Almost every point made deals with faster speeds.  A byproduct of playing faster is you have to react faster.  That means faster to a ground ball, faster in transition, faster to play the ball, faster to shoot the ball.  You name it, your reaction to it get faster.
  9. PLAYER SAFETY | When it comes to pre-season training, the goal is to get better for the Spring season, not get hurt.  Many indoor facilities boast full fields, which ultimately are surrounded by some sort of netting.  As one of the area's top orthopedic doctors pointed out, the box is a safer playing surface.  There is nothing to get tripped up on and in to.
  10. PROVEN SUCCESS | You can list as many of the benefits as you want, but the proof is in the success that box players have.  Look at the most successful players over the last decade.  The majority play box in the off season.  Paul Rabil, Casey Powell, the Gait brothers.  No matter who you identify with, the common thread is that they have or still do play box lacrosse.

Boys Spring Lacrosse Season

PRACTICE: 10U, 12U and 14U will practice Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at Gray Ghost each week. If there is a change in schedule, your coach will contact you directly.

WEATHER CANCELLATIONS: If there is inclement weather in the forecast, check our Facebook page for practice/game cancellations. That is the fastest (and first) place we’ll post.

Instructional LAX (Boys and Girls - 6u-14u first year players): Focused on providing new players (both boys and gilrs) a focus on basic skills and introduction to lacrosse rules and play.  Practices will be Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6–7pm at Gray Ghost Fields near the Anoka High School (by the windmill).  Note: First year players only, athlete can transition from Instructional to Summer Season by registering for it at any point.

Season Begins: May 2018 (Subject to change)
Regular Season Ends: End of June 2018
Post Season Tournament: Option to participate

Instructional Lacrosse

Instructional Lacrosse: FREE!!            U6 - U14

  • Instructional Lacrosse is a program offered free of charge for first year players that want to try and learn lacrosse before signing up for a full season.  It is open to boys and girls of any ages we provide lacrosse seasons for (6u-14u). Depending on enrollment we may have equipment to borrow as well.  This is a great way to give lacrosse a try if your young athlete is not sure if he/she wants to join. 
    • Kids learn basic lacrosse skills and knowledge of the game
    • Scrimmages held
    • Helmets and equipment provided based on availability
    • Open to ALL first year kids U6 thru  U14

 Dates: June – July

Participation fee: FREE (for first year players only)

Location: Anoka High School

Player Eligibility: Open to boys and girls of any age

2018 Fall Season - 14U

Practice: 14U will practice will be Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6–7:30pm at Gray Ghost. If there is a change in schedule, your coach will contact you directly.

Games: Game days are Sundays and will be played at Irondale High School (North Location).

Weather Cancellations: If there is inclement weather in the forecast, check our Facebook page for practice/game cancellations. This is the fasters (and first) place we'll post.

Season Begins: September, 2018

Regular Season Ends: October, 2018

Post-Season Tournament: Option to participate in the Great Pumpkin Shootout

Anoka Ramsey Lacrosse Club (ARLC)

Anoka Ramsey Lacrosse Club (ARLC)