Join the fastest growing youth sport in America... Lacrosse! Carroll Manor Lacrosse started with a single U9 Boys Lacrosse team in the Spring of 2009. This season CMLAX will have BOYS teams at U9, U11, U13 and U15; GIRLS teams at U9, U11, U13 and U15; and a U7 Coed and All Girls teams for younger kids.
What are the age groups?
How many players on a team?
It depends based on the gender and age of the team...
Please sign up ASAP as players will be placed on the team in order of registration. We will limit team sizes to ensure that everyone gets a lot of playing time.
What are the details on the U7 program?
Our U7 Coed Program is for kindergarten and 1st graders - boys and girls - and is low-key, fun-oriented introduction to the sport. The focus will be on the basic skills on throwing, catching, scooping, cradling and shooting. The program will meet once a week for an hour starting in late March / early April - depending on the weather. The clinic will run for 8-10 weeks with a few weekend games later in the season. The only equipment required is a stick, mouthguard and goggles.
Later in the season, our U7 teams will play coach directed, no score kept games against U7 teams from other clubs. These games will be held on 3-4 consecutive Saturdays. They are intended to be a low-key, fun introduction to game situations for our youngest players.
U7 Girls teams play other "All Girls U7 Teams" in the WMYLC League. They also play a short season since they need a few more weeks of practice to be prepared for their first game. They play U9 Girls Rules with Coaches from both teams on the field.
U7 teams are also invited to participate in the end of season WMYLC tournaments.
Where do Carroll Manor Lacrosse players come from?
We welcome kids from any school - public, private and homeschooled. As the feeder program for Tuscarora High School, we draw players from Ballenger Creek Middle, Crestwood Middle, Ballenger Creek Elementary, Carroll Manor Elementary, Orchard Grove Elementary, Tuscarora Elementary, and Lincoln Elementary.
We accept players from outside the Tuscarora feeder system area if the Rec program in their area does not have a team in their age group.
What league will the teams play in?
Carroll Manor Lax is a member of the Western Maryland Youth Lacrosse Conference (WMYLC) and we play our Spring Games in this league. You can read about the conference at www.wmylc.com.
If the Fall, CMLAX Teams participate in the WMDUSLAX Fall Ball league. www.wmduslax.org
When does the season start?
Practices will start late February / early March depending on the weather. The team will play 8 games starting mid-to-late March playing every weekend except Easter and the occasional weeknight game. The WMYLC tournament is planned for the weekend before or after Memorial Day. We often send teams to an extra regional tournament in early June.
When and where are practices and games?
Practice times are locations are available on this website under Schedule in the Lacrosse area. In general, the U7 team practices will be held once a week and the older teams will practice twice a week. It is highly likely that practices will be held at Tuscarora Elementary School, Ballenger Creek Elementary School, Ballenger Creek Park and Tuscarora High School. Boys games are usually Saturdays and girls games are usually on Sunday afternoon.
What equipment do the players need?
Each player will need to provide their own equipment although Carroll Manor Lax can recommend a vendor who provides rental equipment.
How much are the registration fees?
Total fees for U9, U11, U13 and U15 are $140 for registration and $70 uniform cost (if necessary). The CMLAX fee covers WMYLC fees, referee fees, insurance, etc. These fees are in line with what other local lacrosse organizations charge. The total fee for the K-1 clinic is $65 with a CMLAX t-shirt provided.
Does CMLAX require US Lacrosse membership?
No, but we strongly encourage parents to register with US Lacrosse. The kids get the USL magazine and great playing tips via email plus you will be supporting the growth of a great sport! More information is available at www.uslacrosse.org.
Why did we start a new program in 2009?
Carroll Manor had been approached several times about starting a lax program, but the catalyst was a handful of boys that really wanted to play and few volunteers willing to launch the program. U7 Coed Scoopers were added in 2010, and we fielded our first Girls teams in 2011. Tuscarora HS didn't really have a feeder program for lacrosse so we've expanded to fill that need with the goal (no pun intended) of having programs at all levels within 2 more years. A goal that was achieved for both the boys and girls programs in 2013.
One last question... Is lacrosse really the fastest growing youth sport in America?
Yup. Over the last 10 years, lacrosse has grown faster than any other sport played at the high school and college levels. In 2008, more people attended the NCAA Div I Men's Lacrosse Championship than the NCAA Div I Men's Basketball Championship!
If you're interested and would like more information, please email our lacrosse commissioners at cmrc.lax.commissioner@@gmail.com or call us at 240.397.9542.