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OUR MISSION

Established in 2004 to serve the

Western Maryland Lacrosse communities of

Allegany, Carroll, Garrett, Frederick, and Washington Counties.

Through responsive and effective leadership, the Western Maryland Chapter of US Lacrosse strives to provide programs and services in our geographic territory that inspire participation, enhance & retain membership, and build lacrosse awareness while protecting the integrity of the game.

We envision a future which offers people everywhere the opportunity to discover, learn, participate in, enjoy, and ultimately embrace the shared passion of the lacrosse experience.

*WMDUSLAX posts all lacrosse related information happening in our area for informational purposes only.

The Western MD Chapter of US Lacrosse does not endorse ANY club team or organization over another and believes that each family can and should make their own decision regarding the programs available in our area.

TEAM USA PLAYER TO VISIT FALLBALL

WMDUSLAX 2015 National Team Clinic Coaches Selfie

 

USL National Team Visitor:

Girls mark your calender for a visit from Taylor Cummings!   

She will be at FallBall from 11:00 AM-NOON on Sunday, October 27th.

"TAYLOR CUMMINGS IS A PROFESSIONAL LACROSSE PLAYER AND CURRENT MEMBER OF TEAM USA, CUMMINGS HAS BEEN FORTUNATE TO COMPETE AT THE HIGHEST LEVELS OF HIGH SCHOOL, COLLEGE, INTERNATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL LACROSSE.  AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND, TAYLOR PLAYED FOR LEGENDARY COACH CATHY REESE, WINNING THREE CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS, PLAYING IN FOUR CONSECUTIVE NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES AND WINNING TWO NCAA NATIONAL TITLES WITH THE TERPS. 

TAYLOR WAS A FOUR-TIME FIRST TEAM ALL-AMERICAN AND THE YOUNGEST WOMAN EVER TO WIN THE TEWAARATON AWARD (AN HONOR GIVEN TO THE BEST PLAYER IN COLLEGE LACROSSE), AND THE ONLY THREE-TIME TEWAARATON AWARD WINNER (MEN’S OR WOMEN’S). 

IN THE SUMMER OF 2017, TAYLOR PLAYED FOR TEAM USA, WINNING GOLD MEDALS IN BOTH THE FIL WORLD CUP AND WORLD GAMES AND WAS NAMED TO THE ALL-WORLD TEAM. TAYLOR MOST RECENTLY COMPETED IN THE WOMEN’S PROFESSIONAL LACROSSE LEAGUE (WPLL) IN 2019."   https://taylorcummingslacrosse.com/

Come on out to meet Taylor, get an autograph and a cool picture for your Mom's Face-Snap page!  

 

 


by posted 10/11/2019
THE IMPACT OF US LACROSSE MEMBERSHIP

 

US Lacrosse Membership:  What’s In It For You?

  • Best-in-class insurance coverage
  • Subscription to US Lacrosse Magazine
  • How-to videos, articles, clinics and more for players, coaches and officials
  • Access to first-class playing opportunities
  • Special member pricing for LaxCon ($40 savings vs. non-members)
  • Discounts on tickets to selected college and pro games
  • Eligibility for grants and free resources to help you grow the game locally
  • Members-only emails with special offers on gear, apparel and more

VIEW ALL BENEFITS


by posted 10/09/2019
FallBall - Game Day Notes

WMDUSLAX FallBall Field Map

 

All Schedules and Rosters Are Posted on the Website!!!

What Team am I On??

All Players & Coaches who were registered as of September 1st have been placed on teams.

To find your team, sign into the website, Select the Teams pull-down tab, then your gender & age group.  Select each team one at a time, then click rosters.  You will only be able to view the roster for your team.

Contact information for your coach is also listed on the roster.  If it's blank, you have a coach, and we are still pestering them to complete their registration!!!

Where do we Play?  Where is my field at?

All games will be played on Sunday Afternoons at Crestwood Middle School - 7100 Foxcroft Dr; Frederick, MD 21703.   It is just a few miles south of the Frederick Keys Stadium on New Design Road by the Rte 270/70 interchange.

From the home page, Click on the "Field Locations" Tab.  Click on a field name and a map will pop up.  Click on "Field Layout" in the text box below to find the field map.

Parking:

Please follow the traffic flow directions highlighted on the field map.  There is plenty of parking here, the most paved lined spots we've ever had, but some of us will need to park on the east side of the school.  Please also park smart if you park in the "bus parking" areas.  Follow the lines as a guide, but note that busses are bigger than minivans, so park a little closer together to fit more of us in.

If we use parking attendants, please follow their directions.  DO NOT PARK ON THE GRASS!!!  

What do I wear?

All players must pick up a USL FallBall reversible pinnie at the main tent when you arrive.  Please arrive 45-60 min before your game this week so you have time to pick up a pinnie, find your field, find your team, get a good stretch in and warm up before your game! 

6U Scoopers will pick up tee shirts, then head back to Field 1!

What are the Rules this year?

We play by US Lacrosse Rules for the appropriate age group.  The right game for the right age!!!  Modifications have been made for the small field format we use at FallBall and to adjust for the experience level of the game in our region.  The Self Start Rule has been added for Girls Age 10U & Up this Fall. 

General Rules and a rules matrix sorted by gender and age group are posted on the website here: 

WMDUSLAX FallBall Rules

The USL Youth Rules and Interpretation videos are available here:

USL Girls Youth Rules

Girls Self Start Rules FAQ

USL Boys Youth Rules

Please note USL age designations have changed.  WMDUSLAX U15 = "Under 15" = USL 14U = "14 and Under" ; U13 = 12U; U11 = 10U ; U9 = 8U ; U7 = 6U

Little People Notes (Scoopers & 8U)

Please review the new rules.  Scoopers will play 4v4 and 8U Boys and Girls Division will play a 5v5 format this year with the option to add goalies.  

Your activities will be on Field 1 - The most convenient parking for U6's & 8Us will be near the tennis courts - back and to the right of the school. 

We have not adopted Self Start for the 8U Girls.  We perfer to have an "Instructional Pause" for the officials to explain the penalties at this young age.

 

Weather:

We will play in a wide range of temperatures over the Fall season.  Please remember to stay hydrated and dress both players and spectators appropriately.

We play in a light rain, but we will cancel in case of standing water on the field to protect both the players and the fields.  

Weather updates will be posted on Facebook and the website and we do not reschedule games at FallBall.

More Questions?

Most of the questions we are receiving can be answered by clicking around the website.  Please click around first!!

Boys Team Inquiries - Email Tom Powell quikstix22@comcast.net

Girls Team Inquiries - Email Doug Agnes doug.agnes@wmduslax.org


by posted 09/02/2019
FALL BALL 2019 - Registration is open June 15th - Aug 15th

THE WESTERN MARYLAND CHAPTER OF US LACROSSE PRESENTS FALL BALL 2019

Registration is Open for Players, Coaches & Officials

Avoid the Late Fee for Players if you Register by August 15 at 23:59!!!

 

Game Days:  Sundays Afternoons; SEPTEMBER  8, 2019 - OCTOBER 27, 2019

Format:  Most games are played with US Lacrosse Rules in a 7v7 format with rule modifications for the short field format.  The small field format results in fast paced play with a higher game intensity index.  

Venue: We are at the same location again this year, CRESTWOOD MIDDLE SCHOOL7100 Foxcroft Dr, Frederick, MD 21703

Age Groups:

Scoopers Program - CoEd 6U Clinic for Players in Kindergarden or 1st Grade.  Four Clinic Session building to four games.  Sticks & Goggles only.  Loaner goggles availible.  No Pads & Helmets for the boys in this division.

Boys Divisions:

Four age brackets for boys: 8U, 10U, 12U and 14U teams based on the age/grade of the player, with Aug. 31 the cutoff date.

  • 8U Boys Clinic has kids in Grades 1-2-3. They will have clinic & game format  Focus is on new player skill development.
  • 10U Boys has kids in Grades 4-5.  They will play 8 games on Sunday Afternoons.
  • 12U Boys has kids in Grade 6-7.  They will play 8 games on Sunday Afternoons.
  • 14U Boys has kids in Grade 7-9.  They will play 8 games on Sunday Afternoons. 

Girls Youth Division: 

Three age brackets for girls: 8U, 10U, and a 14U Middle school division based on the age/grade of the player, with Aug. 31 the cutoff date.

  • 8U Girls has kids in Grades 1,2&3.  They will play 8 games on Sunday Afternoons. 
  • 10U Girls has kids Grades 4&5. They will play 8 games on Sunday Afternoons. 
  • Middle School Girls Division   In 2017, we created a Girls Middle School Division.   Girls must be in Middle School to play in this division.  5th graders may not register requesting to play up unless they are 11 as of Aug 31, 2019.  They will play 8 games on Sunday Afternoons with USL 14U Rules. 
  • High School Girls Division:  In 2016, we added a Girls High School Division, and it is now our largest division!   Girls must be in High School to play in this division.  Middle School players may not register requesting to play up unless they are 15 as of Aug 31, 2019.  They will play 8 games on Sunday Afternoons with USL High School Rules, modified for the 8v8 format with 60 yards between goals. 

**All age exception requests must be made prior to Registration. Please see note below and contact, Tom Powell -  .

 
COST:    $99.00 + US Lacrosse Membership valid through 10/27 (last game day)
                Early Bird Special - Save $10 if you register before August 1st!
  Late Fee = $10 after August 15th   Registration will close on Aug 22nd so that teams can be formed. 
  If we reopen a "Late-Late" registration after Aug 22nd, players will only be accepted on a space available basis.
 
For insurance purposes, US Lacrosse membership is required for all players, coaches, officials, or anyone on the coach/ player sidelines. Obtain or renew your US Lacrosse Membership HERE.
 
REFUND POLICY:
5 business day refund (processing fee applies) for registration before August 1. After August 1, 2019, we are unable to approve refunds except for a medical emergency where the athlete will miss 3 or more games.  A  Doctor’s note on physician’s letterhead stating the reason for the athletes inability to participate for 3 games will be required and verified.  All Medical refunds will be prorated.
All refunds are subject to a processing fee of $10.00. No refunds will be issued to athletes who are "no shows". 
WMDUSLAX will not be responsible to make up games due to weather cancelations

Questions or need more information please Email:
 
Doug Agnes (GIRLS) - doug.agnes@wmduslax.org
Tom Powell (Boys) -   
 
Coaches & Officials registration is free, but US Lacrosse Membership is Required for all ages except 6U Scoopers
 

*All Players are strongly encouraged to play at their natural age level.  To request to play up a level, please submit a written request BEFORE YOU REGISTER YOUR PLAYER to Tom Powell via Email at   .  The approval Email will be needed as input  during registration**. The Western MD chapter of US Lacrosse BOD will vote on each individual request. NO player is ever allowed to play down an age level.

All athletes playing up one level must obtain a written approval via Email from Tom Powell BEFORE registering. Sorry, No verbal agreements will be honored when forming teams.

**Please register at your appropriate age level. If playing up a level is approved, you will have the opportunity to enter this information during registration.

CAUTION: If you opt out of email during registration your coach will not be able to email you.


by posted 06/04/2019
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