Yes, we know we have 20 degree temps and snow and ice storms battering us, but it is time to start thinking spring!!! The temps are going to be warmer the next week, so let teh spring fever start to set in! Did you know that College lacrosse has begun already and you can find games every weekend on ESPN family of channels?
Here are some important topics for everyone to be aware of as we prepare for our upcoming season.
Team Formation: We continue to take late registrations and form our teams. All of our teams are rounding out nicely with numbers, but they all could use a few more players to have a good healthy substitution base. So get out there and recruit your friends!!! Your Head Coach will be reaching out to you very soon with team specific information.
First Practices: We will start off our Indoor Practices in March. Indoor practices will be occurring on Thursday or Friday nights, depending on your team, and will be held at Tyl Middle School Gym. We are finalizing the schedule and will be communicating the practice times for each team very soon. These will also be posted on each teams schedule on the website. (www.montvillelacrosse.org). No CLEATS as we will be in the gym.
Uniforms: If you are receiving this email, it means you have registered for the season. However, it does not mean you have ordered a uniform!! ALL NEW players (or players moving up from Instructional last year) are required to purchase a uniform for the season. You can do this directly on the website, under the REGISTRATION page. Scroll down to the Uniform Ordering Form. If you are not sure if you ordered a Uniform, or want to confirm you have, you can log into your account on the site and check your dashboard. You'll see the 2018 Uniform Order listed and if you have paid or not. IF YOU DO NOT SEE THIS ON YOUR ACCOUNT, it means YOU DID NOT order a uniform yet. Please do so. If you feel this is in error, please contact us
Returning players can also order new uniforms if the old one is to small, lost, or eaten by the dog!!!
We will also be holding a Uniform Ordering table at each teams FIRST indoor practice in March. This will be the last time to "size" your player and order your uniform before the order is placed with our vendor.
Parent / Player Meeting: There will be a mandatory Parent / Player meeting held on March 1st at Tyl Middle school Gym. All Parents and Players are requested to attend. There will be a Q&A session at the end to answer all of your questions. More details to come.
ADM Practices: This year we are implementing the US Lacrosse Athlete Development Model. ADM incorporates a lot of small sided games and drills, with high energy and a lot of touches for each player. It is designed to keep the players engaged and having fun!! Lots of info on the US Lacrosse website if you would like to learn more. We will be running one ADM practice a week on Mondays. In order for this to be a success, we need your help!! We need parent volunteers to run stations/drills on the field. You don't need any lacrosse experience. Coaches will be on the field to show you the drill and how to run it. With out additional parent volunteers to help execute, we will not get the benefit out of ADM. So please, please, please, help us out. Just one night a week for an hour, and the players, coaches, you and your player will reap the benefits!!!
Mix of the Sticks - Our annual Mix of the Sticks Lacrosse day will be held April 29th this year. For those new to the league, this is a full day of lacrosse, with a round robin format. We invite 2 or 3 other towns to participate, It is great fun, with food trucks, photo booth, t-shirts, raffles, etc. Mark your calendars, and if you would like to volunteer to help our MLAX DAY director plan and run the event, please reach out to Donna Swinburne at
MHS Girls Lacrosse Backpack Sale.
The MHS Girls Lacrosse team will be accepting orders for the Montville Lacrosse Backpack until March 3rd. Each under Armour Backpack cost $65 dollars and will have name embroidered on them. If interested please contact Coach Kristin at
That's it for now. Get stick in hand as much as you can and see you all very soon!!!!
REGISTRATION INFORMATION FOR THE 2018 MLAX SEASON!
Montville Lacrosse is a Spring sport that begins with indoor practices once per week in March and then moves outdoors in April. Practices and games are typically 4-days a week from April to mid-June. Younger players in K-2nd grade participate in an instructional program that meets 1-day per week, typically on Saturday.
Online Registration is OPEN. Click on REGISTER ONLINE on the main menu to the left.
The following levels are available for registration:
Instructional Players are in grades K through 2 ($25)
Youth Players are in grades 3 through 8 ($55)
We are also happy to announce that registering or renewing your US Lacrosse Membership (required), is a seamless process with the online registration:
US Lacrosse membership must be current through June 2018
Membership will be validated as part of the registration process
New or required renewals will automatically be sent to US Lacrosse website and paid online ($30)
Uniform ordering is also available online via the Registration Link:
Uniforms are only required for new players, or players who have outgrown their's.
Contact any board member for sizing information.
Uniform cost is $55
5th or 6th Grade Girls – WE NEED YOU – Any 5th or 6th grade girl who registers will receive a FREE MLAX t-shirt (while supplies last).
**COACHES APPLICATION OPEN**
Any person wishing to be considered for a Head Coach or an Assistant Coach position for the Spring 2018 Lacrosse season, must complete the online registration. Join the fun and give back - it's a win-win!
MLAX would like to provide guidelines on what is needed for Lacrosse Equipment
For more information, contact the MLAX Equipment Manager, Todd Frechette at email@example.com.
Safety: All participants 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.
Uniforms (Grades 3-8): Game uniforms are required for all players and can be purchased from the Montville Lacrosse Association.
All new players, or returning players needing a new uniform, can order online under the Uniform Purchase Registration, on the Registration page.
If you need to be sized to ensure proper ordering size, you must come to an in-person registration session where sizing, ordering and payment will be conducted.
*Returning players who already have a uniform do not need to order a new one. Uniforms can be worn for multiple seasons.
Helmet (available for loan from MLAX for 10U and 12U)
Arm pads / Elbow pads
Athletic supporter cup
Boys Optional Equipment - Equipment bag
MLAX Equipment Loaner Program:
Through the generosity of USLacrosse 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 to girls lacrosse players to use for the season on a first come first served bases. We also have goggles available for loan to our Instructional players.
MLAX received Cascade CS helmets to offer our younger boys players from instructional through 12U 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.
Retailers: 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.
2018 New England Blackwolves-Montville Lacrosse Offer
GOOD NEWS MLAX FAMILIES!
Once again, Montville Lacrosse has teamed up with the New England Balckwolves to offer discounted tickets to their 2018 home games! $5.00 of every ticket purchased will come back to Montville Lacrosse, all you have to do is click the link below, it's that simple!
Enjoy a GREAT game all while giving back to our youth lacrosse players, it doesn't get any better than that! SEE YOU THERE!
MLAX held our General Meeting Thursday night where our annual elections took place. We would like to thank all the previous board members for their volunteerism and the work they put into the league to continue to help us grow, and wish good luck to our new board members in their new positions.