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Badgerland Lacrosse Co-Op Teams

The following high school cooperative teams for the 2016 high school lacrosse season were approved by the MALA Board of Directors at its January 20, 2016 meeting.  These are subject to final approval by the Wisconsin Lacrosse Federation.

Approved Boys Coops:
Baraboo: Baraboo, Portage, Reedsburg & Wisconsin Dells

Janesville: Janesville Craig, Janesville Parker, Milton, Edgerton

La Crosse: Holmen, Onalaska, La Crosse Central, La Crosse Logan, West Salem, La Crosse Aquinas, Galesville-Ettrick-Trempealeau, Prairie du Chien (2016 and 2017)

LaFollette Lancers: Madison LaFollette, Madison East, Monona Grove

Oregon: Oregon & McFarland (2016 and 2017)

Sauk Prairie: Sauk Prairie, Wisconsin Heights

Sun Prairie: Sun Prairie, Waterloo

Verona: Verona, Mt. Horeb

Westside: Edgewood, Madison West, St. Ambrose, Madison Country Day School (2016 and 2017)

Approved Girls Coops:
Oregon: Oregon, Stoughton, McFarland (2016 and 2017)

Verona: Verona, Mt. Horeb

Westside: Edgewood, Madison West, Madison Memorial, Madison Country Day School (2016 and 2017)

The WLF Rule on high school coops (as of 9/22/13) from the WLF Supplemental Rules and Regulations:

6.2  Co-op Teams
6.2.1  A co-op team is a team with a roster that includes players from more than one high school. 
6.2.2  The organization or reorganization of any co-op team must be approved by a league.  A co-op team that has not been approved by a league is not eligible for state playoffs. 
6.2.3  A conforming co-op team meets all of the following requirements.  May include only adjoining high school districts (plus any participating private high schools).  May include no more than three high schools (public or private).  Total enrollment of the high schools included in the co-op may not exceed 4,500.
6.2.4  Any other co-op team is a non-conforming co-op team.  A non-conforming co-op team that was in existence during the 2013 season is approved.
6.2.5  Each co-op team must file with a league an application for approval every January 1st.  The application shall identify the high schools that are proposed to participate in the co-op and whether the co-op would be conforming of non-conforming.  If the co-op would be non-conforming, the application shall explain all of the reasons why it would be non-conforming and shall include a plan for the co-op to become conforming.   All applications shall include a plan for the co-op to be broken up into individual school teams and eliminated.
6.2.6  Co-op teams shall be created and maintained solely for the purpose of providing opportunities for youth to play lacrosse when they otherwise would lack such opportunities.  Such teams may not be created or maintained for the purpose of enhancing a team’s competitiveness.  The WLF may remove a high school from a co-op team if the WLF concludes that the high school is able to maintain its own team.  The WLF may also create or reorganize co-op teams if doing so will improve the opportunities for youth to play lacrosse.
6.3  New Teams.  At its option, a new high school team or co-op team may play at the junior varsity level for up to two years, provided that the team has only enough players to field one team.  If the team has enough players to field two teams, one must play at the varsity level and one at the junior varsity level.
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