Practices begin this week 3/3/15. All teams will have indoor practice at the Oakdale School Gym during the month of March before moving outside in April (hopefully). Please bring all equipment except cleats. Only sneakers may be worn in the gym.
To access the gym: Drive to the far end of the school near the pre-school wing. Walk around the back of the school to the rear entrance. Change into equipment in the hallway outside the gym, and leave your bags in the hallway, as well. Bring all equipment and water bottle into the gym.
Parents are asked to remain outside the gym in the hallway. This is due to the concern of so many flying balls in the gym and risk of injury.
Practice STARTS immediately at practice time. Show up early to get equipment on so that you are ready at START time.
Gametime: When games begin at the end of April, scheduling is based on the game start time. Warm ups start 30 minutes before your game time. The whistle will blow to start the game at its scheduled time. We need to be ready.
Spectators: Spectators MUST sit on the opposite side line from the team bench, and NO SITTING on the end lines. Refs and coaches will ask you to move if you sit there. This is for safety reasons when balls start flying.
MLAX Schedule: MLAX games run all during the week. And on the weekends, there will be MLAX games most of Saturday and some on Sunday. Check the master schedule and come cheer on all MLAX teams when you can!
Importance of committing to games: Please remember that lacrosse is "The Fastest Game On Two Feet". And that means the players get TIRED! We can't stress enough how important it is for our entire team to commit to games to ensure we have enough substitutions to keep ourselves fresh throughout the game and remain competitive!
Play your hearts out and have fun doing it! Respect, respect, respect: Respect the GAME, the Officials, the Coaches, the other Team, and your Teammates. And most importantly...have fun. This is about learning a new sport and playing so hard your lungs hurt! Leave it all on the field. You are part of something special...enjoy it!
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.
For the New players 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 a soon-to-be-announced sponsor, 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 is anticipating an award of 30+ helmets to offer our younger boys players from instructional through U11. This will be on a first-come first-served basis.
If you would like to use loaner equipment, please email our Equipment Manager, Todd Frechette at email@example.com if you would like to use MLAX equipment.
All participants at the U9 – U15 level are responsible for supplying equipment and uniforms. All participants without exception must wear all of the mandated equipment listed below.
Girls Mandatory Equipment (Instructional-U15):
Cleats (not required for instructional)
Girls Optional Equipment - Gloves and Stick Bag
Boys Mandatory Equipment (Instructional):
Boys Mandatory Equipment (U9-U15):
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 2015 is $55.
Any player NOT having the appropriate equipment will not be allowed to participate due to safety reasons.
Our current fundraiser is still ongoing through May. Support MLAX by attending your local NLL Lacrosse team, the New England Black Wolves home games. Get Discounted tickets for $15 and for every ticket sold $6 comes back to MLAX. You can get tickets for any of the upcoming home games at Mohegan Sun Arena NLL games are fast paced, exciting, and high scoring lacrosse action, with the best in the world playing in our own backyard! Catch a game and support MLAX at the same time!!!