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Summer 2024

Saginaw Valley 989 Travel Lacrosse is a low-cost (non-profit) and local option for boys lacrosse players of all levels of skill and experience in Midland, Bay City, Saginaw, and neighboring locales.

Registration links are at the bottom of this page.

Events

We will attend 3 events during the summer of 2024. Those events are listed below along with the dates and per-player cost.

  • Great Lax Bay (June 15-16, 2024, Saginaw, MI, $125/player for HS and youth or $75/player for men, teams for Men and HS grad years 2025-2031 and Men) 
  • Mitten State Summer Invitational (July 13, 2024, Midland, MI, $125/player, teams for HS grad years 2024-2031)
  • Summer Finale (July 27-28, 2024, Washington, MI, $125/player for HS and youth or $100/player for men, teams HS grad years 2025-2031 and Men)

We're offering each event a la carte to make it easier for families to avoid conflicts with family vacations, other lacrosse events, etc. so you don't have to pay for an event that you can't attend. Even if you're playing for another team, you're welcome to join us for any of the events that fit your schedule.

We also offer a discounted registration fee if you register for all three events and register early ($275 if registered before Mar 1, $300 before Apr 1, or $325 after).

Registration

All players and coaches are required to have valid USA Lacrosse memberships before registering (join USA Lacrosse here: LINK). There are various benefits that come with US Lacrosse membership, but in this context the most important is that the liability insurance that we receive via US Lacrosse is contingent upon all players and coaches having valid US Lacrosse memberships.

Practices and Coaching

All players who are registered for at least one event are welcome to participate in any and all practices we have during the summer. Practices will be on Tuesday and Thursday evenings (6-7:30 PM) in Midland (probably at Northeast Middle School) from June 11 to July 25 (no practice the week of July 4).

  • Tue June 11
  • Thu June 13
  • Tue June 18
  • Thu June 20
  • Tue June 25
  • Thu June 27
  • Tue July 09
  • Thu July 11
  • Tue July 16
  • Thu July 18
  • Tue July 23
  • Thu July 25

The coaching staffs are not yet finalized (the summer plans of college kids often change on short notice), but we anticipate a coaching staff made up of current and former college players and coaches and local high school and college coaches.

Summer 2024 Coaches

  • Zach Cameron (Alma College head coach)
  • Jack Jesko (Alma College assistant coach)
  • Joe Stadelmaier (former MI high school Coach of the Year and member of the MHSLCA Hall of Fame)
  • Tyler Lapak (Western HS)
  • Harrison Jesko (Heritage HS)
  • Dawson Richard (John Glenn HS)
  • Sam "Ferda" Poupard (Calvin College)
  • Phil Jones (Dow HS)

Tryouts and Teams

Part of our philosophy is that we'll find a place for everyone. In general, if we have enough players at a particular age group to field more than one team, we'll divide players into teams according to skill level based on tryouts and player evaluations (Elite and House teams). Our typical teams are 12U, 14U, JV, Varsity, and Men (for the Saginaw and Summer Finale tourneys).

Uniforms

Every player must have a uniform set of matching blue and white reversible jersey and shorts to wear during the events. We'll use the same uniform design in future years, so it's an investment of sorts...you'll be able to wear it for future years as long as it still fits. The cost is $30 for the jersey and $25 for the shorts.

  • If you have a 989 uniform from a previous year that fits, you may use it again this year and pay no uniform fees when you register .
  • If you do not have a uniform from a previous year or need a different size, you will need to order a uniform.
  • A shooter shirt is also available for sale but is not required.
  • If you purchase a 3-piece kit (jersey, shorts, and shooter), you will receive them at a discounted price.

Fees and Payments

The team registration fees for summer tournaments are significantly higher than similar spring tourneys, so our fees for summer lax are necessarily higher to allow us to break even. However, we are committed to keeping fees as low as possible to make summer lacrosse accessible to as many as we can. For-profit club teams charge $600, $1200, even $2000 for a summer season. We view our offering as an excellent value relative to other summer options. 

If you have any questions not addressed by this document, please send email to 989lacrosse@gmail.com

==> CLICK HERE FOR 12U, 14U, AND HIGH SCHOOL REGISTRATION <==

==> CLICK HERE FOR MEN'S REGISTRATION <==

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