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Indigenous Lax

Learn. Play. Fun!

Indigenous Lax is a weekly introductory clinic through the Circle of Generations project of the Minneapolis American Indian Center. It is focused on boys and girls (3rd - 8th grade) looking to learn about the game of lacrosse and cultural significance tied to it. The long-term vision is to develop an Indigenous lacrosse team that represents the Twin Cities community in local and statewide leagues and tournaments. We are hoping to generate enought interest to create this team by the upcoming spring season. This team will be able to compete competively against many other associations around the metro. Homegrown's Indigenous Lax offers beginner players with the fundamental skills of throwing, catching, scooping, cradling, and other basic skills. The goal of every clinic is to allow every player to learn in a fun and productive environment. After player completes this clinic they will have the knowledge and skill to be able to compete against other teams in the state. 

All Indigenous Lax sessions are directed by Homegrown Senior Staff and Indigenous Lax runs in conjunction with Homegrown's Leadership Program. Beginners work through skills in small groups with current High School juniors and seniors who are long-time Homegrown campers and leaders throughout their respective lacrosse communities throughout Minnesota.

Program Details

Where: Minneapolis American Indian Center, 1530 E. Franklin Ave. Minneapolis, MN 55407

When: Saturdays, February 15 - March 15, 2014. 11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. 

Who: Open to boys and girls currently in grades 3 through 8. Players will be split by grade with participants in grades 3 - 5 and 6 - 8 playing together. Space is limited to the first 15 registrants in each division. 

Cost: Particiation is free. Pre-registration is required. 

Program Structure

11:15 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. : 90-minute clinic session

12:45 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. : Lunch and small group enrichment sessions

A Typical Spring Season

The u13 and u11 spring season for lacrosse runs from April 12 to May 17. All games are double headers that are played on the weekends. These will be 12 minute running time quarter games and end within a hour. A team will hold practices twice a week during the weeknights for about a hour long. There are also options to play in tournaments throughout the season as well. 


Free transportation can be provided for pre-registered participants upon request. Participants residing within Minneapolis or St. Paul city limits are eligible for transportation. Transportation pick-up and drop-off times for every clinic are as follows:

Pick-up: 10:00 a.m.- 11:00 a.m.

Drop-off: 1:30 p.m.- 2:30 p.m.


Participants are welcome to bring their own sticks, but Homegrown will provide a stick for players to use if needed.  *Please indicate this need during registration to ensure we bring enough!

Comfortable sneakers are recommended.  

The clinic will be run using only sticks and soft lacrosse balls, so no other lacrosse equipment is necessary. 

Clinic Director

Shane Thompson
p: 612.708.0699



Participation Fee: Free

Iriquois National Team Member, Jeremy Thompson, making a surprise appearance at our kick-off clinic.

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