Dana Toton and JR Pappas
The Kindergarten program is an in-house league that will practice at Corridor Park on Saturday mornings. Practices will begin the first week in April and will run through the end of May. The clinics are solely intended to teach the basic fundamentals of the girls’ lacrosse game with a HUGE emphasis on FUN! Skills taught will include how to hold a stick, cradling, passing, catching and ground balls. T-shirts will be provided for this league.
Sticklettes – First & Second Graders
The Sticklette program will play county games. They will that will practice at Generals Highway Corridor at a date determined by the coach. Practices will begin the first week in April and will run through the end of May. Game format will be 6v6 with no goalie on a field approximately 50 yards in length. The focal points of this league will be skill-building and sportsmanship, with some emphasis on the basics of positioning, rules and field play.
Pee Wees – Third & Fourth Graders
County play and all girls must be 8 years old by April 1st to play Pee Wee. The games are 8v8, with no checking at this level, and scores are not recorded. There are 10 scheduled games that begin the first week in April. Expect two practices a week, with Saturday, Sunday and some weeknight games. The focal points of this league will be skill-building and sportsmanship, with more emphasis on the basics of positioning, rules and field play.
Middies – Fifth & Sixth Graders
The games are 12v12 with modified checking and scores are recorded. Fields will have hard boundaries. Expect two practices a week, with Saturday, Sunday and some weeknight games. There are 10 scheduled games that begin the first week in April. The focal points of this league will be skill-building and sportsmanship, teamwork and positioning, an introduction to strategy and plays. GHAA expects any player participating on a team to have a commitment to their coach and teammates to make all practices and games a priority.
Juniors – Seventh & Eighth Graders
The games are 12v12 with checking at this level and scores are recorded. Fields will have hard boundaries. Expect two to three practices a week, with Saturday, Sunday and some weeknight games. There are 10 scheduled games, plus playoffs. GHAA expects any player participating on a team to have a commitment to their coach and teammates to make all practices and games a priority.
Our fee structure for Lacrosse is listed below. When you use our on-line registration system these fees will be automatically calculated based on your selections.
A late fee maybe incurred if you register late. Click the link below to find out more information.
All girls, regardless of age group, will require the following:
Colored mouth guard
Cleats are highly recommended
Here is a picture of the net end of a GIRLS stick. Note how the net is constructed as this is quite different from a BOYS stick. A stick is typically about three feet long and will probably need to be cut to size using a hacksaw. One of our coaches can do this for you or we can explain to you how to do it yourself. Sticks are available at LAX World and Modells as well as other places. A good beginner stick should cost about $40.00.
Here is a picture of the Brine Concept goggles. Other types of goggles are available including a type that uses protective lenses. We recommend the open goggles. Also, most glasses can fit under most of the open frame goggles. The Brine unit above can accommodate most glasses. Please check with a sports store or your eye doctor for more specifics on glasses under the goggles.
All uniforms will be provided. They will be distributed in February. Date to be determined.
Sticklette, Pee Wee, Middie and Junior levels will be provided with a jersey and a kilt – A $75 refundable deposit will be collected by your coach before you can receive the uniform.
About Girls Clinic Lacrosse
Girls Clinic Lacrosse is for preparing young girls (Kindergarten to 1st or 2nd grade) to eventually play competitive lacrosse while also having fun and learning to enjoy the game. It also functions as a way to release lots of energy.
The objective is to teach the girls basic skills such as scooping the ball from the ground, shooting at the net, moving/holding with the ball in the crosse (cradling), passing the ball and catching the ball while learning the basic rules. The girls may not learn all of these skills well by the end of their time in Clinic but they will definitely have fun and retain quite a bit of the skills they do pick up.
The girls will practice for about an hour 3 times a week (Tuesdays/Thursdays in the late afternoon and Saturday in the morning) from mid-March until the beginning of May. At the beginning of May they will begin to participate in scrimmages with other girls of their age from various other organizations. These scrimmages are built around 6 on 6 play with target nets instead of goaltenders and coaches as referees. The scrimmages, managed by Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation and Parks, take place on Tuesday and Thursday early evenings and replaces the practices for those days. The Saturday practice will continue. Scrimmages are played at local fields with Generals Highway Corridor Park being our home field. The season runs until the end of May at which time there are trophies and a party.
Girls Clinic Lacrosse Eligibility
All girls from the age of 5, who are mature, through the age of 7 where they do not turn 8 prior to April 1st or are in the 2nd grade or lower are eligible to play in our county-sponsored Clinic Girls Lacrosse program. If your child is age 8 or older by March 31st, then they check out our Girls Lacrosse page. No special skills, experience or prior training is required to play. What is required is the desire to learn, to achieve and to have fun
About Girls Lacrosse
Girls Lacrosse is for teaching young women and girls the competitive game of Girls Lacrosse. Girls Lacrosse is significantly different than Boys Lacrosse with the primary difference being the lack of body checking. In fact, contact is not allowed except for very specific cases so this explains why the girls do not suit up in pads and helmets, except for the goaltender.
The game is structured into four age divisions where each adds another layer of complexity to the game. The first level is called PeeWee and is basically for girls from age 8 through 4th grade. Here the girls play 8 on 8 with a goaltender and referees but on a half size field. No score or standings are kept as the objective is to teach the girls the game at full speed.
The second level is Middies and is basically for girls in 5th and 6th grades. Here the girls play 12 on 12 with a goaltender and referees but on a full-size field with slight modifications to the rules particularly in the area of stick checking in order to prevent problems. At this level, the girls are exposed to the full flow of the game but are still learning.
The third level is Juniors and is for girls in 7th through 8th grades. This level is similar to Middies except there are no rule modifications from what you see in High School. The objective here is to hone the young ladies skills.
The last level is Seniors and this is for young women who do not wish to participate in High School ball but still want to play. This is open to all High School students in grades 9 through 12. To register to play at this level visit the Girls Lacrosse Association of Anne Arundel County (GLAAAC). All teams are locally setup and run by GLAAAC from players across the County.
Girls Lacrosse Eligibility
All girls from the age of 8, as of March 31, 2014, through 12th grade are eligible to play in Anne Arundel County ( AACo) Girls Lacrosse. If your child is age 4 (and mature), but younger than age 8 as explained above then they will play Clinic Lacrosse. For players who are in the 8th grade or below you will register to play for General’s Highway Athletic Association here.
For players in high school, you will register to play for the Girls Lacrosse Association of Anne Arundel County (GLAAAC) of which we are a member. GLAAAC sponsors a county-wide Senior league. Click here to visit their website. Team assignments will be based on grade and not on age. A waiver can be requested which has to be approved by the County Lacrosse leadership
GHAA Boys LAX
To the 2019 GHAA scoopers boys lacrosse program. Founded in 2018 by the Vetter Brothers, our philosophy is simple, do what you love and love what you do. We will teach your son the foundation of the game and the tools to be successful. This years program will include boys 1st grade and under or 7 years old and under.