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Spring Gertens Fundraiser

Help out your Wolfpack Youth Lacrosse by ordering your spring flowers through our Gertens store! Orders need to be placed by April 8th and delivery will be April 30th. Delivery details to follow. 

CGAA LAX Gertens Store 

Store code 183

 

Welcome to Cottage Grove Area Lacrosse

The mission of Cottage Grove Area Lacrosse is to grow the great sport of Lacrosse in Cottage Grove, St. Paul Park, and surrounding areas at both youth and varsity levels. To learn more about youth and varsity lacrosse, please select from the links above.

 

Open Gym and Try Lacrosse for Free Nights Scheduled!

Save the date and tell your friends about the following Open Gym and Try Lacrosse for Free Nights in March conveniently located at the Cottage Grove Armory. 

Boys - Thursday March 11th and Sunday March 14th from 6 to 8PM

Girls-  Tuesday March 16th and Sunday March 21st from 6 to 8PM

There is no cost to attend and equipment is provided! 

Would you like to Join our Board?

We are always looking for Amazing people to join our Board of Directors.  Think you need to know everything about Lacrosse?  You do NOT, we have parents on the board with all different levels of knowledge, we work together, ask questions, bounce things off each other and enjoy making this sport the best that it can be for our kiddos.

Positions currently include:

  • ​​​​​​​Secretary
  • Fundraising Director
  • Boys Coach/Player Development Director
  • Girls Coach/Player Development Director
  • Members at Large

Important information when thinking about serving on the Board:
Officer Positions

Officers make up the executive board of CGAA Lacrosse, are expected to attend all CGAA Lacrosse Monthly Board Meetings and are voting members of the board. 

  • President - Elected - 2 year term
  • Vice President – Term not up until 2022
  • Treasurer - Appointed by President - 1 year term to fill vacancy
  • Secretary - Appointed by President - 2 year term

Benefits of serving in officer position 

  • As defined by annual budget, full reimbursement of player registration fee (or equivalent stipend if no child in program)

How to apply/run

  • Submit online application via google form (or email to cottagegrovelacrosse@gmail.com) a minimum of 7 days prior to the annual meeting on Tuesday, November 10th.
  • Attend the annual meeting in person 
  • CGAA Affiliation Agreement must be completed prior to voting. This agreement can be found on page 9 of the  CGAA Administration Handbook   
  • Must complete CGAA Conflict of Interest Agreement upon election or appointment
  • Must complete CGAA Background Check (if you have not had one within two years) upon election or appointment

Director Positions

All Director Level Positions are appointed by majority vote of the officers.  There is no need to be at the annual meeting if applying for a Director Level Position.  All director level positions are expected to attend monthly CGAA Lacrosse Board member meetings and are voting members. 

  • Boys Coach/Player Development Director
  • Girls Coach/Player Development Director
  • Communications / Marketing Director
  • Equipment Director
  • Field and Scheduling Director
  • Fundraising Director
  • Registration Director
  • Uniform & Apparel Director

Benefits of serving in Director Level Position 

  • As defined by annual budget, 50% reimbursement of player registration fee (or equivalent stipend if no child in program)

How to apply

  • Submit online application via google form (or email interest to cottagegrovelacrosse@gmail.com
  • Note that the CGAA Affiliation Agreement must be completed prior to appointment. This agreement can be found on page 9 of the  CGAA Administration Handbook   
  • Must complete CGAA Conflict of Interest Agreement upon appointment
  • Must complete CGAA Background Check (if you have not had one within two years) upon appointment

Other Board Positions

Positions listed below serve the purpose of informing the board and connecting them to the larger lacrosse community.  These are non-voting positions and will be solicited by the board closer to the start of the 2021 season.

  • Member at Large Boys
  • Member at Large Girls
  • High School Lacrosse Coach Liaison Boys
  • High School Lacrosse Coach Liaison Girls

More Information About All Positions Can Be Found Here

Goalkeepers Chest Protection

Hello and Happy Holidays Lacrosse Players and Families!

We hope that everyone is staying healthy and safe this holiday season.

We wanted to share a reminder with our players and their families regarding the upcoming change in the Standards for Goalkeepers Chest Protection. 

All Goalkeeper Chest Protection worn on our after January 1, 2021 must be designed for Lacrosse and must meet the NOCSAE  ND200 standards.

YLM also wants to make sure that we know that improperly equipped goalkeepers will be ineligible to play unless their chest protection meets the new standards as outlined. For additional information please visit:
https://www.uslacrosse.org/safety/equipment/chest-protector-faq

Our association has purchased goalkeeper chest protection that meets or exceeds the NOCSAE ND200 standard.

**Please also note that there is a similar standard change that will take affect January 1, 2022 for player Shoulder Pads.**

2021 Indoor Practice Dates Set

We are still a ways out from opening registration, but we've booked indoor practice dates on the turf at the Cottage Grove Ice Arena.   At this time boys and girls will split the turf.

Mondays* and Thursdays starting April 5th through April 29th from 5 to 6PM

*The Monday April 26th Practice has been moved to Tuesday April 27th.

 

 

Coaches Wanted!

We are currently seeking youth lacrosse coaches for each level.  Our aim is to have head coach, assistant coach, and parent volunteer coach for each team.   This is a great way support youth lacrosse in Cottage Grove.  Stipends are available for head and assistant coaches and training is available.  If interested, please click the link below and complete the form:

Click Here for More Information

Boys Information and Registration

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Girls Information and Registration

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