Tomorrow MLAX will hold our first General Meeting for the 2015 Season. 7-8pm at Fair Oaks School. Come find out what is being planned for this season, provide feedback tot he board on your experience last season, ask questions, or get involved. There are numerous open positions to be filled. Hope to see you there!!!
We have arranged to hold relaxed lacrosse clinics (and possibly scrimmages) on Sunday afternoons at the Mystic Education Center (the "Oral School") on the following dates, in conjunction with other NECLAX (New England Coastal Lacrosse) organizations :
September 21 and 28
October 5, 19, and 26
Boys (all ages): 12:00 noon - 2:00 pm
Girls (all ages): 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Please keep in mind that this is an experiment and we arranged it because people expressed an interest. It is intended to be a relaxed way to practice lacrosse if you have the time and the interest.
Please respond to let us know you are interested and will attend, so we can track the interest from our MLAX family. You can then register so the organizers know how many players to expect, at the NECLAX website www.neclax.org . We would also be interested to know if you are interested, but cannot make it on Sunday afternoons due to conflicts with other activities.
Since this is new, we are interested in learning what day and time works best for the majority of people.
Players must wear all required safety equipment and be current members of US Lacrosse. Even though all ages will be on the field at the same time, players will be separated by age groups and only participate in age appropriate activities.
If you missed playing Lacrosse all summer long and are ready to get back on the field, or just want to get a stick in hand with some organized instruction to keep your skills sharp for the spring season, NOW is the time to act. Fall Clinics are starting NOW, as well as Clubs holding tryouts for both their Fall Tournament teams and their Summer Tournament teams.
Clinics are typically a few hours long on a weekday and run for 4-6 weeks. They are designed not to interfere with other fall sports.
Tournament teams are competitive teams, requiring tryouts and initiation to join, and play in tournaments all over the North East. Fall tournaments are typically a one day (no stay over) event, while Summer tournaments may require travel and hotel stays.
Though time is QUICKLY running out, it is not to late to sign up for these opportunities. MLAX provides the links below in an effort to promote the sport, but does not endorse any one program over another. You decide which is the best fit for you. We will however be happy to answer any questions you may have.
Practice STARTS immediately at practice time. Show up early to get equipment on so that you are on the field at START time.
Gametime: 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. (Parents: note that the schedule is a little flexible. The game could start later if the games throughout the day run over time).
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: Games run all week. And on the weekends, games will typically run all day. 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!