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Minnesota Stars Lacrosse Club

Aime  Caines

Aime Caines


Phone: 952-258-9264

Program History


We are moving into our 3rd year playing under the USBOXLA model and have had great success in our short existence. 


Pee-wee's back to back National champions and winners of the Good land Invitational. 

Bantam's National champions and winners of the Good Land Invitational. 

Midgets National Champions and winners of the Good land Invitational. 

HS Elite Winners of the Good land Invitational and Bronze medal winners at Nationals. 


(The US Box Lacrosse Association mission is to develop and promote youth box lacrosse in the USA) 


2017 Nationals

Age Breakdown

(New this year) Novice (09/08)

Pee Wee (07/06)
Bantam (05/04)
Midget (03/02)
HS Elite (01/00)

(New this year) Girls U12-U14-U16 


 6X NCAA Championship Coach Bill Tierney, University of Denver:

“If I had my choice, I would have every player under the age of 12 play box lacrosse exclusively or at least a majority of the time.  The number of touches of the ball and the ability to develop better stick skills in a game of box lacrosse far surpasses what happens on a field.  Learning how to pass and catch in traffic, understanding how to shoot, and developing a sense of physicality are all positive traits developed by the box game.”

Meet the Director

Aime Caines

  • 6 seasons in the NLL with the Columbus Landsharks, Montreal Express and Buffalo Bandits
  • 4 seasons in the Western Lacrosse Association (WLA) with the New Westminster Salmonbellies
  • 8 seasons in the Major Series Lacrosse (MSL) for the Brampton Excelsiors, Akwesasne Indians and Barrie Lakeshores
  • Assistant Coach at the University of Minnesota 
  • Head coach at East Ridge High School
  • Head coach of the Jr. Swarm for 2 seasons
  • Head coach of Jr. Gophers last season
  • Assistant Coach for Minnesota Swarm for 6 seasons