The WBL Area YMCA (and surrounding YMCAs) offers youth lacrosse programs. Click here to find a program.
St. John's University holds a boys overnight lacrosse camp July 27-30 in Collegeville, MN. Click here to learn more.
Is an elite travel team right for your player?
Elite travel teams have grown in popularity over the last several years. Minnesota is known for sending competitive teams of boys/girls of all ages to tournaments around the country to compete and play in front of college coaches and recruiters. Whether your player intends to play lacrosse in college or not, these teams can be a good supplement to our local White Bear Lacrosse association team experience. The cost and commitment level varies by elite team. Participation on these teams is NOT a sure-fire way to be recruited--nor is participation required to play at the college level. WBL players have gone on to play at the college level with and without this experience. Many elite team alums, however, will tell you the experiences they have had and the relationships they build with these players, coaches, and families on and off the field are invaluable.
If you're interested in learning more, visit the websites of these teams below, or check with your player's coach. They will likely have some great recommendations based on their own personal experience w/ an elite team, or based on your player's needs. Most of these teams hold tryouts in the fall for the following summer's travel teams.
WBLAX will never pressure our families to take part in these elite teams. We believe that decision is best left to you and your player.