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Registration is now open for the 2017 Grand Cities Lacrosse season!

Grand Cities Lacrosse Association is looking to defend their Varsity and U13 championships and improve the second place U11 and third place U15 finishes.

This year we will have different age segments.  This is part of the new US Lacrosse guideline.  US Lacrosse describes the change: “The nomenclature for age groupings was changed to have the age listed first for clarity and to allow for a clear break between youth (14U and younger) and scholastic (15U to 18U) lacrosse. Previously, the U15 level was considered youth, but often included age-eligible high school players. Those situations will be limited in the new structure.”  The full media release can be read here:  US Lacrosse Player Segmentation Policy Release

2017 Grand Cities Lacrosse/Dakota Premier Lacrosse League Player Segments


Date of Birth                                         Age Group              Grade Affiliation

Born 9/1/2008 through 8/31/2010             8U                          1st & 2nd

Born 9/1/2006 through 8/31/2008             10U                        3rd & 4th

Born 9/1/2004 through 8/31/2006             12U                        5th & 6th

Born 9/1/2002 through 8/31/2004             14U                        7th & 8th



Date of Birth                                         Age Group              Grade Affiliation               HS Graduation Year

Born 9/1/2000 through 8/31/2002             16U                        9th &10th                            2020 & 2019

Born 9/1/1998 through 8/31/2000             18U                        11th & 12th                         2018 & 2017

What does all this mean for Grand Cities this year?  It means we learn new age group names and need more coaches.  When you decipher everything down, our players are in the same groups as last year just with a different name.  The 2017 14U will be the same players that were on the 2016 U13 and that is the case across the board.  What was our U9 group last year will be split between 8U and 10U.  As of right now the 12U, 14U, 16U, and 18U will be league traveling teams.  10U and 8U will be in-house with limited travel opportunities like it was this past season.  We are also offering an optional 10U Travel Team to go to the Grand Rapids Shootout

Also, as mentioned above, we will be needing more coaches for 2017 at all levels.  Please consider registering as a coach and helping grow the games.  There are league requirements to be able to coach so please think about it and make the decision early so you do not miss out on training opportunities coming up in the spring.

We also need officials for the upcoming year.  As with the coaches, please think about it now and register to be an official so we can keep you up to date with training opportunities that will be coming up over the winter and early spring.  We can have the best players, the best coaches, the best equipment and facilities, but without officials, we cannot play games.  We need you.

Register today at:  Grand Cities Lacrosse Association Registration Page

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On 4 March, Aberdeen Lacrosse Club is hosting a 4 game college event with SDSU, UND, St Olaf, and University of Iowa on March 4th with a youth clinic. The college players will be helping out with the clinic. This is a good opportunity for your players to get some close up exposure to the next level in lacrosse. We are offering a $5 discount on admission to any club that wants to bring players to this event. Please contact me with numbers so we can be prepared.

Aberdeen Lacrosse Club


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