The fall sports season is well into full swing which means the spring season is fast approaching and preparation for the next Lacrosse season has begun!!!
The board has met and we have great plans for this coming year. A few events are happening this month and we want to give you this information as early as possible so you can plan and hopefully help the league out by volunteering a little of your time!
Registration starts Nov 1st!!!!
Online registration will begin November 1st, with a $10 early bird discount available through end of November. Register at www.montvillelacrosse.org. Late fee will be incurred for registrations submitted after Jan 31st.
Registration fee increase
We will be introducing a registration fee increase of $5, the first registration fee increase since the inception of the league! Registration for players will be $55 this year. US Lacrosse membership remains $25 and is required to be up to date through the end of the season.
The increase is to help offset costs for the end of season NECLAX tournament that we participate in at the end of season in June. This tournament has been funded by the league each year through registration fees and fundraising, and we want to continue to offer this as part of your league participation.
The league is looking for coaches at all levels!!! No experience necessary!!! If you have ever wanted to help coach your child's team NOW IS THE TIME!!! Now is when we have experienced coaches to help you learn the game. In a year or two, our experienced coaches will graduate out of the league with their children and we will be left training inexperienced coaches with inexperienced coaches! We need your help to keep the league running, and offer this great athletic option to the youth of Montville. Please consider volunteering!! If you have questions, please contact the league at
Coaches Application is available on the website under the registration tab. Please submit by Nov 30th, as coaches will be identified and notified as early as possible. This is critical so we can be sure we have coaches for all the teams we plan to field, as well as providing those coaches enough time to complete any outstanding training. Please consider helping out MLAX by volunteering to coach today!!!
Level I Coaches Clinic
Waterford is hosting a level I coaches clinic for both Boys and Girls on Oct 30th. This is a great opportunity to get training from US lacrosse certified trainers. If you’re new to the sport and looking to get involved as a volunteer coach, a parent wanting to learn the game your child is playing, or just want to refresh on best coaching practices, this is a great opportunity. MLAX will reimburse anyone who completes the class and coaches in the spring for us!!
Level I Class is required!!
All returning coaches, it is required that ALL Head Coaches have completed the Level I certification from US Lacrosse. The above class is part of that certification, so don’t miss out on this opportunity to go to the class locally. There may not be another local one later on! See registration info at bottom of this email.
Asst. Coaches are required to complete all the Level I online training courses. All training MUST be completed prior to the season start. If you have questions, please contact the league at
Trick or Trunk!!!
Trick or Trunk is on October 29 at Tyl Middle School. We will have our trailer there like in previous years. We need some volunteers to help setup the trailer and run the booth during the event. Please help out for a few minutes or all night.
We will be there from 4-8pm. This is an excellent opportunity for any players needing community service hours for scouts, church, or school. Contact Todd Frechette to volunteer at 860-625-9199 or
Note: We are requesting adults and responsible players to help, no little ones please as we won't be able to watch them.
It is unfortunate that we have to announce that MLAX will not be holding a winter clinic session this year at WWIS. As successful as last year’s session was, we were unable to secure enough coaching coverage to fill the contract period required by WWIS. We are working with WWIS to try and secure space in order to host a ½ dozen or so sessions over the winter instead. Stay tuned in November for info.
There are other options for winter clinics outside of MLAX, a few to check out are listed below.
Atlantic Elite Lacrosse by Connecticut College – check out www.aelacrosse.com. These sessions are on Sundays at WWIS and have started THIS WEEKEND
We have many families asking about the availability of equipment for their children due to financial hardship or because they are first year players and want to be sure that their child likes the sport before making more of an investment.
Please go onto the Equipment Exchange and post any equipment that you have available for sale, to borrow, or to give away. To ensure the safety of the players, please ensure that any equipment has not been damaged or involved in a significant collision (specifically helmets). When posting, please change the expiration date of your posting to June 15, 2014. And if your equipment gets spoken for, please take your posting down from the Exchange.
Thank you for helping us bring lacrosse to a broader group of players by helping those who are trying it for the first time, or who might not otherwise be able to afford the cost of equipment!
DISCLAIMER: All equipment and other goods listed on the MLAX Equipment Exchange are offered by third parties and not MLAX and are offered “as is.” MLAX accepts no liability in connection with the sale or purchase of these items and disclaims any and all warranties express or implied.
MLAX would like to provide guidelines on what is needed for Lacrosse Equipment
All Instructional players are encouraged to provide their own stick and helmet & gloves (boys) or goggles (girls).
Through the generosity of US Lacrosse and The Acme Wire Company of Mystic, CT (makers of the wire facemasks on Cascade helmets), MLAX is able to offer the following loaner equipment to players:
MLAX received a US Lacrosse "First Stick" grant for girls lacrosse. We can offer sticks and goggles for girls lacrosse players to use for the season.
MLAX received 32 Cascade CS helmets to offer our younger boys players from instructional through U11 that can be loaned for a season on a first-come first-served basis.
Please email our Equipment Manager, Todd Frechette at
if you would like to use MLAX equipment. A $50 deposit check and loan waiver is required. The loan waiver form can be found in "Documents" in the main menu.
All participants at the U9 – U15 level are responsible for supplying equipment and uniforms, and for ensuring that all safety equipment fits appropriately. All participants without exception must wear all of the mandated equipment listed below.
Girls Mandatory Equipment (Instructional-U15):
Cleats (not required for instructional)
Sticks and Goggles are available for loan from MLAX
Girls Optional Equipment - Gloves and Stick Bag
Boys Mandatory Equipment (Instructional):
Helmet (available for loan from MLAX)
Boys Mandatory Equipment (U9-U15):
Helmet (available for loan from MLAX for U9 and U11)
Arm pads / Elbow pads
Athletic supporter cup
Boys Optional Equipment - Equipment bag
Starter kits that contain a variety of the above items are available via the vendors listed below. Please be sure you carefully review what equipment is in each kit as it varies from one package to another.
Uniforms (U9-U15): Game uniforms are required by all players and can be purchased from the Montville Lacrosse Association. Cost for 2016 is $57.
Any player NOT having the appropriate equipment will not be allowed to participate due to safety reasons.