It is the mission of C3 Hawks Youth Lacrosse Association to teach and develop lacrosse skills and strategies, along with the important principles of good sportsmanship and character, to area kids in grades 3 through 8.

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New US Lacrosse Age groups

 

US Lacrosse New Age Segmentation

US Lacrosse has recommended the adoption of "Age-based segmentation" for associations instead of "Grade-based segmentation" starting in 2017.  In the past, MSLax has not been a proponent of changing to the "U" based system because it did not have a clear delineation between youth and high school.  There was always confusion about what to do with girls in ninth grade.  The new program is now a clear-cut division with 14U designated as youth and anything over 14U is high school.  Since we do not have enough girls for single-based levels (ie 10U, 11U, 12U, 13U, etc.) MSLax will follow the recommendation of using even-year grouping (i.e. 10U, 12U, 14U, etc.) that US Lacrosse recommends.

 

C3 Lacrosse Girls Age Levels for 2017 are as follows:

10U – Girls born between 9/1/2006 – 8/31/2008 (formerly 3rd-4th grade)

12U – Girls born between 9/1/2004 – 8/31/2006 (formerly 5th-6th grade)

14U – Girls born between 9/1/2002 – 8/31/2004 (formerly 7th-8th grade)

** 8th Graders born between June 1, 2002 and September 1, 2002 will be allowed to play U14.

 

US Lacrosse Age Verification

Similar to previous seasons, each player must be a registered member of US Lacrosse.  US Lacrosse membership information can be found on their website (uslacrosse.org). 

 

2017 C3 Lacrosse Boys Summer Program - Important Information

There are some significant changes coming in 2017 for our boys program. We felt it would be helpful to cover some of the changes, along with touching on guidelines used for creating teams, prior to registration. 

We are planning to open summer registration around January 31st. 

Age Segmentation
YLM has made the decision to adopt the recommended age segmentation guidelines set forth by US Lacrosse. This means C3 Lacrosse will offer teams for the following age groups: U8, U10, U12 and U14. Below is a table showing the birthdate range for each level.

     Date of Birth              Age Group

  9/1/2008 – 8/31/2010           U8

  9/1/2006 – 8/31/2008           U10

  9/1/2004 – 8/31/2006           U12

  9/1/2002 – 8/31/2004           U14

8th graders born between June 1, 2002 and September 1, 2002 will be allowed to play U14.


U8 will play 5v5 with no goalies, and U10 will follow rules similar to the U9 program in previous season which is 7v7 with a goalie. Again, we will provide the updated rules for each age group once published by YLM.
 

Team Formation
The intent of C3 will be to offer an “A” team at the U12 and U14 age groups. If there’s more than one (1) team at the U8 and U10 age groups, even teams will be created. The same goes for multiple “B” teams at the U12 and U14 age groups. C3 will hold player evaluations in March/April. 


US Lacrosse Age Verification
Similar to previous seasons, each player must be a registered member of US Lacrosse. US Lacrosse membership information can be found on their website (uslacrosse.org).


US Lacrosse has implemented changes to their age verification process for 2017.


Per US Lacrosse, “The US Lacrosse Age verification system supports the organization’s player segmentation policy, passed by its Board of Directors in January 2016. Player segmentation helps to ensure player safety, competitive fairness and a consistent experience for youth lacrosse.
 

Steps to Verify the Age of Your Child

  1. Scan or take a photo of your son or daughter’s birth certificate or state issues ID.
  2. Click the button below and log into your USLacrosse.org account, not your child’s.
  3. Upload your scan or photo to USLacrosse’s online system.
  4. USLacrosse will review your documentation, record the birthdate in their system and then permanently delete your uploaded document.
  5. You’ll receive a confirmation e-mail, and you’re done.  This is a one-time process that is good for the lifetime of your child’s membership.

 

 


by posted 12/29/2016
Heat Index

Teams with practices should take extra and longer water breaks.
 

Heat Index Recommendations
Up to 89° Normal Play, but coaches should watch for signs of heat reactions and substitute accordingly. Players should be encouraged to remove helmets and drink extra water.
90° - 99° Mandatory one-minute water breaks per quarter. Each quarter should be shortened by one minute. Game clock and any penalty clocks should be stopped during water breaks. Officials should remind teams there should be no coaching during water breaks. Players should take off their helmets and pour water on their heads in addition to drinking it.
100° - 105° Mandatory two-minute water breaks per quarter. Each quarter should be shortened by two minutes. Game clock and any penalty clocks should be stopped during water breaks. Officials should remind teams there should be no coaching during water breaks. Players should remove their helmets and pour water on their heads in addition to drinking extra. Players should be encouraged to drink extra water throughout the day before the game and when they return home after the game.
105°+ The YLM will suspend all games and practices
 

by posted 07/20/2014
Contact us
Contact us by email or by mail:

Email-- just hit the Contacts button at the left and select whom you want to send the email to

By mail--

C3 Hawks Youth Lacrosse Association
PO Box 253
Chaska, MN  55318

Storage location 1252 Park Dr Chanhassen http://mapq.st/Nmqsf0

by posted 12/12/2006
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