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.
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FallBall Update - 13 Sept 2019
Schedules, rosters rules & fieldmaps are all online!
We recommend you sync the schedule to your calender, so any changes to the schedule or weather cancelations would be reflected in your Outlook or Google calender automatically.
Check out the additional features to help your team stay organized like the RSVPs.
Pinnies ran a little small this year and as a result we ran out of the larger sizes. This was also a result of a larger then anticipated number of Late-Late registrations.
We have ordered additional pinnies in Adult sizes. Unfortunatly they will not be recieved in time for this Sunday's games. If you did not recieve a pinnie last week, please bring a dark & light color jersey or pinnie with you this week. 2018 Black & Gold Pinnies can also be worn.
We still have 2019 Blue & Gold pinnies in youth small sizes at the main tent.
New pinnies should be here before Sunday, Sept 22nd.
A signifigant number of players needed to be told to remove earings, bracelets, watches etc during the play of games last week. Coaches, please ensure all such items are removed before your players take the field.
Note: Players may only wear securely taped Medic-alert jewelry with information visible and close-fitting cloth sweatbands. Any other adornment, including gauges, will be considered jewelry and may not be worn.
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.
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.
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:
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 SCHOOL - 7100 Foxcroft Dr, Frederick, MD 21703
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.
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.
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
Coaches & Officials registration is free, butUS 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.
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