Allegany, Carroll, Garrett, Frederick, and Washington Counties.
Through responsive and effective leadership, the Western Maryland Chapter of USA 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 USA 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.
WMDUSLAX Weather Center
Saturday 9/23/23 17:30 Weather Update
The Sun Will Not Shine, It Will Be Too Wet To Play ...
All FallBall Games Are Canceled This SunDay...
All WMDUSALAX Games All Ages are Canceled for Sunday 9/24/2023
Early Bird Special: Save if you Register by August 1st at 23:59!!!
Avoid the Late Fee for Players if you Register by August 15 at 23:59!!!
Game Days:Sundays SEPTEMBER 10, 2023 - OCTOBER 29, 2023
Format: Most games are played with USA 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.
HS FORMAT: High School Varsity will play full field Girls (12 v 12) Boys (10v10).
If we include a HS JV Division, JV will play in an 8v8 format.
CoEd 6U Clinic for Players in Kindergarden or 1st Grade.
Four clinic sessions building to four games.
Sticks & Goggles only. Loaner goggles availible.
No Pads & Helmets for the boys in this division.
Membership is optional for our Scoopers, but a discounted U6 Membership is available for $15 at: https://www.usalacrosse.com/membership
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 3-4-5. They will play 8 games on Sunday Afternoons.
Middle School Boys Division In 2021, we created a Boys Middle School Division. Boys 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, 2023. They will play 8 games on Sunday Afternoons with USL 14U Rules.
High School Boys Division: *** New in 2022 *** we are added a Boys High School Division. Boys 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, 2023. They will play 8 games on Sundays with USL High School Rules and will play in a 10v10 full field format.
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 have a clinic + game format with a focus on new player skills development.
10U Girls has kids in Grades 3-4-5. 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, 2023. They will play 8 games on Sunday Afternoons with USL 14U Rules.
High School JV Girls Division: In the Spring of 2021, we added a Girls High School JV Division. Girls must be in Grade 9 or 10 and must not have played in a regular season HS Varsity Game. Experienced 8th graders may also registar for the JV division. They will play 8 games on Sunday Mornings with High School Rules in an 8 v 8 format. If we do not have enough players to form 4 teams in the JV division, 8th Graders will be moved to the Middle School Division and the remaining players will be distributed onto the HS division teams based on their region.
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, 2023. They will play 8 games on Sundays with USL High School Rules and will play in a 12v12 full field format.
**All age or grade exception requests must be made prior to Registration. Please see note below and contact, Joe Amick - firstname.lastname@example.org
Youth COST:$ 130 + USA Lacrosse Membership valid through 10/29/23 (last game day)
Early Bird Special - Save $15 if you register before August 1st!
Late Fee = $20 after Aug 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.
HS League COST: $ 140 + USA Lacrosse Membership valid through 10/29/23 (last game day)
For insurance purposes, USA Lacrosse membership is required for all players, coaches, officials, or anyone on the coach/ player sidelines. Obtain or renew your USA Lacrosse Membership HERE. Coaches must pass a background check and pass an online SafeSport Training class to maintain a USA Lacrosse Coaches Membership.
5 business day refund (processing fee applies) for registration before August 1. After August 1, 2023, 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". USA Lacrosse Membership fees are not collected nor managed by the Chapter.
COVID Refund Policy: If more than 2 games are canceled due to Maryland State or Frederick County restrictions related to COVID19, The Chapter will issue prorated refunds after accounting for season related expences, credit card transaction fees etc.
Weather Policy: We play when it is safe to do so and when field conditions allow. WMDUSALAX will not make up games due to weather cancelations.
Coach and Team Manager Registration Links - Now Open!!!
Officials Registration Link -Now Open!!! - You must also register w/ FLOA (Girls) or WMLOA (Boys)
Coaches & Officials registration is free, butUSA 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 Joe Amick via Email at email@example.com The approval Email will be needed as input during registration**. The Western MD chapter of USA 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 Joe Amick 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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