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

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  • Scroll down for more info about Intro to Lacrosse Clinics in Feb and League registration for girls & boys teams this spring

Welcome to Hopkins Youth Lacrosse


Hopkins Community Ed will be running a spring 2017 Intro To Lacrosse series of 2 sessions for K-6th grade boys & girls on Sun, Feb 19 & 26 from 12:30-2 pm at Eisenhower Elem school N Gym.  For more details visit:

Registration will soon be open for the spring 2017 Girls 1st-8th Grade Player Development Program for beginners (April-May outdoors on Sundays @ Central Park in Hopkins) All equipment is provided. Click on the "REGISTER HERE" button on this website in Jan of 2017.

Registration will soon be open for the spring 2017 Boys 8U, 10U, 12U and 14U Player Development Program for beginners (Tues evenings indoors @ Hopkins Pavilion, March 8-April 19). Sticks will be provided. Players will need to provide their own hockey or lacrosse helmet and gloves.Click on the "REGISTER HERE" button on this website in Jan of 2017.

Registration will soon be open for the spring 2017 Boys 10U, 12U, and 14U spring Box (indoor) and 8U, 10U, 12U & 14U field (outdoor) lacrosse teams. Box practices are at the Hopkins Pavilion Arena and practices are one night a week on Tuesdays with games on weekends March-April. Field lacrosse practices will be on a local field on Mon & Wed evenings with games on weekends in May and weekdays in June. For details. Click on the "REGISTER HERE" button on this website in Jan of 2017.

Registration will soon be open is open for the spring 2017 Girls 2-4th, 5-6th and Prep 7-9th grade spring field (outdoor) lacrosse teams. Our 3-6th grade Hopkins student athletes play for the St Louis Park Lacrosse Association teams. Both associations combine  back in 2014. 3-6th grade Practices are two nights a week at SLP Middle School while 7-9th graders practice and play at Hopksin HS.  Games are on weekdays and weekends April-May. For details. Click on the "REGISTER HERE" button on this website in Jan of 2017.

QUESTIONS: call HYLA President, Mark Hellenack at 952-938-2723 or email




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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2017 Hopkins Coed "Try Lacrosse" Clinic...
Registration for spring lacrosse now open
Try Lacrosse Clinic

2017 Hopkins Coed "Try Lacrosse" Clinic for beginners is set for Sun, Feb 19 & 26 @ Eisenhower Community Center gym

Try Lax Clinic - The Hopkins Try Lax Coed (Boys & Girls) Clinic will consist of two sessions on Sunday, February 19 & 26. Both sessions are from 12:30pm - 2pm in the main gym at the Eisenhower Community Center on Hwy 7 in Minnetonka.

The fee is $19 per player and all loaner equipment is included. This is a skill development clinic for beginner boys and girls in grades 2-7th and is sponsored by Hopkins Community Ed and staffed by Hopkins youth and HS coaches and girls and boys high school players.
TO REGISTER: visit the registration page for Hopkins Community Ed by usng this link:
QUESTIONS: Contact Mike Bowman at 952-988-4078 or   


by posted 01/15/2017
Registration for spring lacrosse now open


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by Hopkins Lax20112 posted 01/03/2017
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