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WMYLC Spring 2014 Lacrosse Beginner's Clinic

01/14/2014, 11:45am EST
By Mark Tognetti

Interested in LAX? Try out Lacrosse before signing up for the Spring 2014 season!

On MLK Day, Western Maryland Youth Lacrosse Conference (WMYLC) is hosting a FREE 2-hour introductory lacrosse clinic for elementary / middle school boys and girls that have never played lacrosse.

The clinic will cover the basics of the game with a focus on introductory skills. The kids will learn to throw, catch, cradle and scoop. Everyone will be given the opportunity to shoot on goal.

Equipment is not required, but feel free to bring a stick if you'd like. Pre-registration is required.  You can sign up here.  The kids are off school so why not bring them out to try America's fastest growing sport?

The clinic will be held... Monday, January 20th at the Frederick Indoor Sports Center from 1:30pm until 3:30pm.

Lacrosse is America's fastest growing sport... CMLAX grew from 10 to over 240 players between Spring 2009 and Spring 2013! Registration for the Spring 2014 is open.

A great way for a player to continue to develop their lacrosse skills during the off season is to participate in summer camps and/or play club lacrosse.  Listed below are a number of camps and club programs.  There are literally hundreds of camps and clubs to choose from, but we've limited the list local programs.  Please note this list is provided for your convenience and CMLAX does not specifically endorse any of the camps or clubs below.

Lacrosse Camps

Lax Factory Camps

Run by Josh Funk, former D1 lacrosse player and Founder of Lax Factory. A number of CMLAX players have attended and learned a lot from Coach Josh's Winter, Spring and Summer camps.

The Elite 150 Lacrosse Camps

A camp run by Tom Gravante, Men's Head Coach at Mount St Marys. Over dozen CMLAX players attended last season and really enjoyed it.

RadLax Girls Lacrosse Camps

Radical Lacrosse was founded with the desire to positively impact young girls through the sport of lacrosse and to build awareness and growth in the Western MD area. Radlax, for short, is an all inclusive organization designed to teach beginners and intermediate players the fundamentals while challenging the girls to advance their skills. Concepts are taught progressively and in a repetitive fashion that helps the athlete retain their skills.

FCPRD Boys Lacrosse

Run by Frederick County Parks and Recreation Department. These reasonably priced local day camps ($69/week) are great opportunities for players to expand their lax skills this summer. Camps emphasize ball touches and proper techniques. Coaches are current or former collegiate players.

Johns Hopkins Boys Lacrosse Camp

Both day and overnight camps offered by the coaching staff of Johns Hopkins University

Oakdale Youth Lacrosse Camp

Run by the Oakdale High lacrosse coaches

Taylor Valencia Lacrosse Clinic

Below is information on a clinic being held in Adamstown run by Taylor Valencia.  Taylor will be assisted by Walt Bartman, CMLAX U9 Boys Coach.

Taylor Valencia’s


July 26-30

My name is Taylor Valencia. I am a 2013 Landon School graduate, a top 20 nationally ranked lacrosse program for the past 20 years. As a starting attack-man for the Bears I received top-notch coaching and played against some of the best high school teams in the country. I was recruited in the summer of my 10th grade year and verbally committed to play Division I lacrosse at the University Of Delaware.

A combination of a strong work ethic, good habits, and top-notch coaching helped me reach my dream of playing college lacrosse.

The game of lacrosse is spreading like wildfire and I want to be there in the middle of it. My goal is to pass on what I have learned by developing good habits and igniting a passion within so that young boys can strive to reach their athletic potential.

On July 26-30, I will be working with boys from ages 6-13. My focus will be to teach fundamental lacrosse skills. This includes offensive/defensive strategy, dodging, shooting, stick work, ground balls, field vision, speed/agility, sliding, scrimmaging, and lacrosse IQ.

When: July 26-30; 6:30pm until dark

Where: 5603 Mountville Rd.

Adamstown, MD 21710 (across from the church building)

Cost: $120/person

RSVP at Tcvalencia@myactv.net


Additional camps will be listed here as the information comes in.  We expect to hear from Middletown, St Johns, and FASTLax to name a few...

Club Teams

Club team tryouts are typically scheduled for the late Summer / early Fall.  Most teams hold two tryouts and your player is encouraged to attend both.  Listed below are several clubs that Carroll Manor Lacrosse has worked with in the past...

Frederick Stars Lacrosse Club (Girls)

Tryouts on Nov 2nd and 3rd at Frederick Indoor Sports Center

Rebels North (Girls)

Oct 26th at Royal Oak Athletic Fields in New Market, MD

Lax Factory (Boys)

Tryouts - Aug. 25th and Sept. 8th - completed

Maryland Elite Lacrosse Club (Boys)

Tryouts - Sept. 8th and 15th - completed

Team Maryland

Tryouts - Aug. 11, 2013 - completed

Rough Riders Lacrosse Club (Boys)

Tryouts - Sept 8th and 15th - completed

FuZe Lacrosse (Boys)

Tryouts - Sept 7th and Sept 15th - completed

Although the club programs potentially offer a great experience for the player, they are also highly competitive (requiring tryouts and not guaranteeing playing time) and expensive (typically $500-800 for the Spring / Summer) plus travel expenses to tournaments.  You should consider talking to your player's coach in advance of attending a tryout.

Private Lessons

Information pending...